Mirror Mirror

I can barely be bothered to read infantile posts that people who consider themselves adults have been posting on my Facebook feed for the past 24 hours, but I’ve seen enough to detect a common theme.

When you read the opinions of “liberals” as to what America has become following Trump’s election, one would be forgiven for thinking they are describing what America has become under Obama.

Take this, for example:

We’re angry because our candidate’s losing means this country will be less safe, less kind, and less available to a huge segment of its population, and that’s just the truth.

If a McCain supporter had said that in 2008 he would have been proven absolutely correct.

Those who have always felt vulnerable are now left more so. Those whose voices have been silenced will be further quieted. Those who always felt marginalized will be pushed further to the periphery. Those who feared they were seen as inferior now have confirmation in actual percentages.

Again, this is what Trump’s supporters must have felt in 2008 and 2012.

It’s about overt racism and hostility toward minorities.

Black lives matter?  Christian bakers?

It’s about religion being weaponized.

A weaponized religion.  Think about that for a second.

It’s about crassness and vulgarity and disregard for women.

Yes, Obama and Hillary supporters are unfailingly polite.  That’s why Twitter is such a pleasure to read.  And I wonder what Sarah Palin thinks about how they view women?

It’s about a barricaded, militarized, bully nation.

None of which could apply to Obama’s years in office, of course.  No, America has only become like this in the past 24 hours.

It’s about an unapologetic, open-faced ugliness.

That ship sailed a long time ago, I’m afraid.

And it is not only that these things have been ratified by our nation that grieve us; all this hatred, fear, racism, bigotry, and intolerance—it’s knowing that these things have been amen-ed by our neighbors, our families, our friends, those we work with and worship alongside.

Indeed.  This is precisely what prompted many reasonable people to vote for Trump, in a desperate attempt to turn the ship around before it’s too late.

We wake up today in a home we no longer recognize.  We are grieving the loss of a place we used to love but no longer do. This may be America today but it is not the America we believe in or recognize or want.

Was that taken from a Trump campaign speech?

This is not about a difference of political opinion, as that’s far too small to mourn over. It’s about a fundamental difference in how we view the worth of all people—not just those who look or talk or think or vote the way we do.

Liberals are saying they value those with different opinions?!  Seriously?

If only these people were capable of looking in the mirror they might begin to understand why they lost.  Instead we get this:

And this is why we grieve.

You may be at it a while.


6 thoughts on “Mirror Mirror

  1. “And this is why we grieve.”

    And that line sums up the entire piece. For them, its personal theatre, their own on-stage tragedy in front of the World, with them in the leading role.

    You cannot truly understand these people unless you realise that their life is one long performance.

  2. Last night’s “candlelit vigil” in Bristol was a classic example. Who but complete narcissists hold a “candlelit vigil” to ‘grieve’ about an election held 3,000 miles away? And on a day when seven actual people died in a tram disaster considerably closer than that?

  3. @Rob: candlelit virtue-signalling is what they were really doing.

    And did anyone else notice Nicola Sturgeon’s statement: “It’s not the result I had hoped for, but it’s the American people’s democratic choice and we must respect that choice”. Wow. How’s that for a complete lack of self-awareness?

  4. I was going to describe what the left and its unthinking androids do as being just Kabuki theatre, but that would be an insult to the Japanese. But what these leftoids dwell on is the theatre of exaggereated public gestures devoid of real meaning, performed behind approved masks that can only echo their hurt feelings. Maybe Ka-Butthurt-i would sum it up better.

    So these ‘droids take to their social media, hugging their precious Faceberg like a comfort blanket, broadcasting to equally mindless drones the size of their tears — but in oh such expressive language as if they should be poets of the revolution — and sobbing about all they have had ripped from their caring, sharing grasp without actually pausing to understand what they have in abundance in a world they couldn’t have begun to build but can only leech off. It would be truly pitiful if it wasn’t so unthinkingly selfish.

    I closed my Fecesbook account (as has my wife) some time ago and I would love to cancel my Twatter account but until i can figure out how to join Gab I have to put up with seeing the left drivel. Still, I have at least been able, thanks to Brexit and then Trump’s win, been able to recognise the real dross out there among Twits and stop following the brainless. Actually, the left aren’t Kabuki-type players; they are the zombies the ‘Walking Dead’ warns us about, lurching round and devouring without any coherent thought or regard for civilised behaviour.

    Social media offers many gifts, but bringing the zombies into one’s home isn’t one of them.

  5. Look, these are people who can simultaneously believe that Trump will launch a nuclear strike on Russia, and that he’s Putin’s poodle.

  6. My generation, or at least a large vocal part of it, are an embarrassing bunch of whiny brats. Clint Eastwood had it right – we’re the “pussy generation”.
    On a related note, does anybody remember the anti-Obama riots following his election in 2008?

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