The Peasants are Revolting
But not as revolting as the Democratic response to the Massachusetts election laden with enough liberal ideology so as to reveal in stunning clarity the putrefaction of the neural matter between their ears. Charles Krauthammer gave us a good summary commentary with an analysis of why these kinds of responses have been forthcoming (emphasis added):
Well, they understand it [Massachusetts election results] through a prism of two cherished axioms: (1) The people are stupid and (2) Republicans are bad. Result? The dim, led by the malicious, vote incorrectly.
[Editorial note: the definition of axiom: an accepted statement or proposition regarded as being self-evidently true; in other words, these liberals start with a priori assumptions held by faith and not based on fact or reality. Reality has a way of breaking such ill conceived bubbles.]
Liberal expressions of disdain for the intelligence and emotional maturity of the electorate have been, post-Massachusetts, remarkably unguarded. New York Times columnist Charles Blow chided Obama for not understanding the necessity of speaking “in the plain words of plain folks,” because the people are “suspicious of complexity.” Counseled Blow: “The next time he gives a speech, someone should tap him on the ankle and say, ‘Mr. President, we’re down here.'”
A Time magazine blogger was even more blunt about the ankle-dwelling mob, explaining that we are “a nation of dodos” that is “too dumb to thrive.”
What it boils down to is a colossal superiority complex on the part of the current crop of Democrats in power. As Mr. Krauthammer explains (emphasis added):
Today, dissent from the governing orthodoxy is nihilistic malice. “They made a decision,” explained David Axelrod, “they were going to sit it out and hope that we failed, that the country failed” — a perfect expression of liberals’ conviction that their aspirations are necessarily the country’s, that their idea of the public good is the public’s, that their failure is therefore the nation’s.
This is the essence of the liberal leftist ideology. While Marxist theory says it wants to create a society in which everyone is equal, the fact of the matter is that this system still maintains a distinction between “the masses” and “the ruling class.” It’s just that, under this theory, the ruling class, the elite, are the Marxists rather than the evil capitalists because, in their minds, they are the only ones capable of leading.
Or as George Orwell so aptly put it on the final page of Animal Farm:
All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.
Put simply, the majority of the masses are, in fact, not so brain-dead as to continue to accept this drivel despite the indoctrination of the liberal education currently stock-in-trade in the public school system and the institutes of so-called higher education. As Victor Davis Hanson asks,
What’s behind the Tea Party protests, low approval ratings for Congress, distrust of the media and unease with experts in the Obama administration?
In short, a growing anger at the sermonizing and condescension by many of America’s elites.
And after providing several recent concrete examples where liberal policy has crashed headlong into reality, he tells us clearly why (emphasis added):
There is an unfocused but growing anger in the country — and it should come as no surprise. Nobody likes to be lectured by those claiming superior wisdom but often lacking common sense about everything from out-of-control spending and predicting the weather to dealing with enemies who are trying to kill us all.
Yeah, no kiddin’! When your theory gets destroyed by the facts, it’s time for a different theory, like maybe one that has worked in the past but was discarded as not being “progressive” enough?