Noted plagiarist and possible Ferengi interloper Fareed Zakaria feints to “reflection” in his little watched CNN show this Sunday morning.
The Hate America Leftist attempts to elite-splain how he could have been so wrong about the election results. His preconceived notions are predictably as patronizing as they are elitist:
But first here’s my check for those of us who oppose Donald Trump the response Tuesday’s vote could be anger or honest reflection.
Spoiler alert: That’s the feint.
And I am not by Nature an angry person so I’ll try the latter. Donald Trump remade the political map with a huge surge of support from working class whites particularly in rural communities. Let me be honest.
This is a world that I don’t know and many people probably don’t know very well and that’s part of the problem.
That would be “many people” with the minor exception of the people who won the election last week. Simultaneously he runs a scroll at the bottom that says Fareed’s Take: instead of anger over Trump Victory I will try reflection.
We have all managed to ignore Rural America and the pain of economic hardship and social dislocation it has faced over the last few decades.
Of course when Fareed says “we”, he means our betters. The Coastal elitists, such as himself, who thanks to their Advanced intellect have risen to cities like New York and Los Angeles in a meritocracy and that anyone who does not live in those cities is an inbred, uneducated hillbilly who we should not mock but rather explain to them how the world works through a sophisticated system of grunts and groans and possibly coloring books.
The big divide in America today is urban vs rural. There is an essay on the satirical website Cracked.com by David Wong who grew up in a small town in Illinois and it gives voice to the rage of rural Americans (titled “How Half of America lost its Fucking Mind“.
The whole goddamned world revolves around America’s cities.
Most new movies, songs, games are about NY, LA, or Chicago or some fantasy version of them. All the hot, new indistries are in hip cities.
If you live in rural America, that fucking sucks.
To those who ignored suffering people (flashes image on screen of homes destroyed by hurricane or tornado), Donald Trump is a brick chucked through the window of the elites.
Are you assholes listening now?
To which Zakaria hilariously responds, “We are”. This was the closest Zakaria came to introspection in his little soliloquy.
Now comes the condescending, patronizing rationale where, “let’s not judge” but rather elitist-splain how we got to this point.
Over the last three or four decades, America has sorted itself into a highly effecient meritocracy.
What lurks behind his dead, black eyes is unadulterated evil and he would easily support someone else to ethnically cleanse you if he could.
Where people from all walks of life can move up the ladder of achievement and income – usually ending up in cities.
It’s a better way than using race or gender or bloodlines as a path to wealth and power but it does create it’s own problems.
Such as smelling your own farts, hypnotizing navels of unfathomable depths, and Costs of Living that make what you could live on like a King in rural America will only rent you an 800 square foot crackerbox in some shit ass borough on top of several million other of your highy enlightened fellow meritocrats.
*CNN scroll: We’re listening now, Rural America!*
You say you’re listening but I have my suspicions that you’re still not.
As with any system, there will be people who don’t ascend to the top.
And because it’s a meritocracy, it’s easy to believe this is justified.
That they deserve it.
A meritocracy can be blind to the fact that some people don’t make it because they were unlucky or up against tough odds.
So, you see, because we’re better than you (/Because Merit) I hope you understand why we feel this smug sense of superiority over you. Somewhat coincidentally, the word “meritocracy” was thrown around a lot by David Brooks on Meet the Depressed this morning as well.
From the streetsweeper, to the plumber, to some office drone, the cabbie, or the guy who cooks food on the street. Better than you cousin fucking rubes in every way.
Because Ascendancy of Merit!
More profoundly, it can be morally blind.
Even those who score poorly on tests, or have bad work habits are human beings.
Unpack that one for a second. Assuming you scored high enough on a test to read and aren’t so lazy that you’d bother.
People in rural America just don’t work as hard as that straphanger riding a filthy, crime ridden subway to their cubicle.
You’re a human being too! Thanks for the reminder. And you’re welcome.
Deserving of attention and respect.
Same as any institutionalized mental invalid I suppose.
The Republicans great success in Rural communities has been that even though they often advocate economic policies that would not help these people, indeed, policies that often hurt them, they demonstrate respect by identifying with them culturally, religiously, emotionally.
Fools! They are just using you. As opposed to Democrats who revel in optimistic statistics that your kind will become a minority and die off soon. So you bitterly cling and they don’t need your vote.
So, the Great Sin of the Modern Left is elitism.
There is also another sin that was also highlighted this election: Racism.
I know this makes many uncomfortable but hear me out.
As if you haven’t heard the Modern Left’s talking points before.
Noncollege grad whites voted Trump. We’re smarter than you bigots
What percent of noncollege grad blacks or immigrants for third world socialist shitholes vote Democrat? Not worth mentioning.
CNN Scroll: How the election shined a light on American racism.
He wraps it all up with a tire necklace of bigotry around the necks of anyone who didn’t support the raw corruption of the Clinton Crime Family.
Frankly, I’m surprised if Zakaria can even see his reflection in a mirror.
This entire segment was utterly without merit save an interview with James Woolsey where he spanked Zakaria’s ass blood red over his views on the Iran deal.