|Chickens on their way home to their roost.|
We Canadians should really take a lesson from our courageous southern cousins, currently refusing to accept the election results. It is time, and long past time, that we poured into the streets to demand an end to winter. While we are at it, we should also insist on an end to all taxation, and an immediate increase in all government services.
They must appease and satisfy us.
These are non-negotiable demands.
I suspect that some on the left in the US are already waking now with something like a hangover. They are beginning, some of them, to suspect to the fact that they have made themselves figures of fun, with their protests against the popular vote, their crayons and safe spaces.
This will bother them a lot, because their self-image is wrapped up in the idea that they are members of the educated and enlightened elite, far smarter than the unwashed ordinary masses. Looking foolish, once they see that they have been looking foolish, is going to sting.
What is likely to happen next?
They are going to turn on the folks who sold them a bill of goods—or is that a Hillary of goods--who told them that Trump and Republicans and conservatives were Nazi monsters. Especially when, in power, things turn out to be pretty much business as usual. They will, the brighter among them, see and understand that they were played here for suckers. They are not going to like that.
These people now marching in the streets will become the fiercest opponents, soon, of the Democratic party as we now know it, of the leftist media, and the leftist academia. For a generation, admitting that you were a Democrat at this time will be like admitting you bought in to McCarthy’s “Red Menace” was in the Sixties or Seventies. The right seems to have won the political contest. Now it may also win the culture war.
Except this will be more dramatic. McCarthy had a better case for his concern, and he had less of the establishment backing him.