Our elites are not elite, they are not actually especially smart or well-educated or competent.
Democrats believe America is a dystopian landscape full of hatred, racism, economic disparity, homophobia – you name it. If it is awful, that is what they see, a disaster of biblical proportions, real wrath-of-God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling, forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…the dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together – MASS HYSTERIA!
I said a while back that when they look out the window, they see a hellscape comparable to the ones in the Keanu Reeves movie “Constantine”.
Even with the mean tweets and the Democrats and media attacking President Trump every second of every day, America never looked or felt like it does today. Our enemies knew better than to try to push our buttons because they believed Trump might just be as crazy enough son of a bitch to whack them hard. They have no such fear of the doddering, frail, cognitively challenged geezer in the White House or the postmodernist, fantasy prone team that surrounds him.
Even with the prosperity and positivity of the Trump years, the left saw those times as torture, some engaging in comedically ridiculous rituals (wearing pussy hats, screaming while naked, witches casting spells, etc.) to publicly announce their pain, trying to spread it to those of us who were happy with the progress of our nation.
The irony is this – it is the implementation of their policies that create the very dystopian hellscapes they believe exist. It is so frustrating that they cannot (or simply will not) see that they are creating the very things they claim to want to eliminate – and it becomes a perfect example of a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more afraid they are the harder they work to implement the very actions that create the situations they fear. It starts and ends as a death spiral.
Even though this administration has the reverse Midas touch – everything this administration gets their hands on turns to manure – and that is not an overstatement, they will never accept responsibility for the damage they do, because that is your fault, not theirs.
There is a condition, a mental illness, called catoptrophobia – the fear of mirrors. This phobia might be conceived due to the person not agreeing with the image they see in the mirror. In other words, they do not believe the image they see represents them. People with this illness exhibit several symptoms, including trembling/shaking, thoughts of death or dying, screaming, crying, trying to flee, rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, dilated pupils, sweating excessively, full blown anxiety or panic attacks.
Catoptrophobia combines with the Dunning-Kruger Effect to create a perfect storm of arrogant incompetence. Dunning–Kruger is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence is of such as scale that it eliminates the ability for them to realize their own mistakes.
Back in 2011, Glenn Reynolds, the Blogfather of Instapundit dot com fame and a law professor at the University of Tennessee, captured this combination by positing that our intelligentsia is, while credentialed, not particularly educated. He stated:
“The problem we have is that our “elites” — a reader keeps telling me that “gentry” is a better term, and he’s right — aren’t really elite. That is, they’re not actually especially smart or well-educated or competent. They’re just credentialed. That’s not the sort of elitism that commands respect, which is why it’s not getting so much anymore, as people catch on.”
I used levity to illustrate a point, but sadly, this levity is forced because this is a deadly serious time in our national history. We live in perhaps the most dangerous times in the history of the world due to the reach of those willing to do us harm. Even with all our sophisticated weaponry and the excellence of our fighting men and women, the current leaders of America just walked away from moral commitments to people who were loyal to us – and we left our enemies in that country richer, smarter, and better armed than any terrorist state but Iran.
We should demand better. The past seven months should be the beginning of the end of the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer/Squad Democrat Party and their enablers in the United States.
The end. Fini.
I will close this way:
May God bless the souls of the troops unnecessarily killed in Kabul today and may He give comfort to their families. May He also punish those whose incompetence put them in harm’s way.