Peggy Noonan wrote a great article for the Wall Street Journal op-ed piece wherein she attempted to explain the rise of Donald Trump. I’m no fan of Trump, but I do think I understand his sycophants, indeed I feel their pain just as much as they do. I think Noonan hit the nail on the head with her assessment:
There are the protected and the unprotected. The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully.
The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful—those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point, they are protected from the world they have created. Again, they make public policy and have for some time.
I want to call them the elite to load the rhetorical dice, but let’s stick with the protected.
They are figures in government, politics and media. They live in nice neighborhoods, safe ones. Their families function, their kids go to good schools, they’ve got some money. All of these things tend to isolate them, or provide buffers. Some of them—in Washington it is important officials in the executive branch or on the Hill; in Brussels, significant figures in the European Union—literally have their own security details.
Because they are protected they feel they can do pretty much anything, impose any reality. They’re insulated from many of the effects of their own decisions.
One issue obviously roiling the U.S. and Western Europe is immigration. It is the issue of the moment, a real and concrete one but also a symbolic one: It stands for all the distance between governments and their citizens.
It is of course the issue that made Donald Trump.
Rich elitists, like the muli-millionaire and billionaires of Holywood, can afford to pay fifteen dollars a gallon for fuel. They can afford to pay the cost of their climate change non-sense. They are protected in their isolated neighborhoods filled with private schools that answer to a different authority than does the administrations of the schoolhouses down the street from your house. There are the rules for them. And then there are the rules you’re supposed to live by that are meant to make them feel better about their abundance.
So we have this article sent to me by a friend.
From the article:
The national media [read “protected class”] often portray growing immigration rates in positive terms, presenting immigration as exactly what’s needed to give the United States an economic and demographic boost. A series that ran in USA Today in 2014 is one such example. Rosy predictions in such stories are rarely seriously challenged on any front, including in relation to education. Scant attention is paid to the enormity of the day-to-day challenges in schools with high immigrant populations.
The bottom line is this. You live in a culture that has been convinced that cultural suicide is the greatest thing ever and that you ought to climb onboard with the whole thing and throw your children into it as well. In the final analysis, America just ain’t worth saving.
Well, whether or not America is worth saving or not I’ll let the elites argue about that. But I insist that your children ARE worth saving, and a legacy of freedom is also worth handing off to them, lest they end up slaves. And the only hope you have for that is to bring them home, teach them a common language, and teach them about the glories of freedom. Once the culture is destroyed, you can bet the masters will demand one language, but for now, they are content to embrace the foolishness of so-called “multi-culturalism”. But you don’t have to embrace suicidal foolishness. You can depart from the masses headed for destruction. You can set your children on a different course.