The theme of today's collection of articles could be taken from one of the articles below: "The Ruling Class Is The Liberal Resistance":
TISA’s Worse Than TPP—Kiss Internet privacy and national sovereignty goodbye – National Economics
I look for the financial fireworks to start around March – April, as the irresolvable debt ceiling debate in congress grinds into a bitter stalemate, and it becomes obvious that there will be no voucher for the great infrastructure spending orgy that Trump’s MAGA is based on. Elections in France and the Netherlands have the potential to shake apart the European Union, and with that the footing of European banks. Pretty soon, everybody in all parties and factions will be asking: “Where did the glittering promises of Modernity go…?” As we slip-side into the first stages of a world made by hand.
It's unfortunate that this has to be a discussion about hate – unfortunate because hatred is divisive, destructive, and at the very least unpleasant. It has never been totally gone from us, and now it is in the process of overwhelming an entire side in our political debate.
During times of war between countries, hatred has always had its way to one degree or another. Many people from the U.S. and other allied countries hated Germany and Japan during WWII. The converse was true as well. During the current war against radical Islam, it is clear we are hated, and many of us return that toward the ideas of jihad. That's not surprising.
Our universities have been filled with professors for decades that have exhibited hatred toward traditional Christianity. Constant references to how uptight, hypocritical, stupid, and just plain wrong Christians can be have been a staple in their classes for years. It's been a mark of TV sitcoms, as well as movies, for the same amount of time. The crowning achievement of this campaign is the new discovery that 65% of Democrats believe, against all evidence, that Christianity is more violent and filled with hate than Islam.
Class warfare has been used by the left for generations. Dislike of the wealthy has been a norm. A couple of years ago, a particularly odious form of class warfare took place called the Occupy movement. Its rallies were filled with hatred and violence, often destroying the property of private individuals and even the public parks the rallies were staged in. The hatred had been ratcheted up. To add insult to injury, at least a few rapes occurred during these demonstrations.
The liberal push-back through the judiciary against the controversial Trump immigration executive order tells us a lot about our liberal friends.
For instance, the Seattle liberal judge who stopped the E.O.'s implementation was concerned about the impact on "businesses, universities, and citizens."
And why not? Today's world is good to liberals. They get to monopolize all the comfortable sinecures at the nation's universities and NGOs. They get to flit from one international metroplex to another for sabbaticals and visiting professorships. Their women get to slough off the dirty work of life, from cleaning to child-raising, onto the lower orders, as women of the first rank have always done.
It's a great life, and worth defending. If you are a liberal.
The problem for liberals is that, while they have been living off the fat of the land, as ruling classes always do, things have not been going so well down on the farm.
And the beauty of democracy and universal suffrage is that it permits the peasants to peaceably assemble at the voting booth and advertise their grievances without resorting to the extreme measures of rebellion and civil war. There is no need for "resistance."
Instead, the "resistance" turns out to be the ruling class and its supporters: liberal rich kids at Berkeley, the black liberal rich kids of Black Lives Matter, and the liberal judges in Seattle and San Francisco, vigorously asserting their droit de seigneur over the peasants. These privileged scions of the ruling class, who have spent the last ten years clutching their pearls at every rumor of right-wing extremism, are loudly calling for violence and "resistance" against a routinely elected president of the United States.
A ruling class is sending its supporters into the street to bully and intimidate. What else is new?
Ever since the election, I have tended to wake up in the night with anxiety about where our nation is headed. It seemed that life was easier in the old days before Trump, when conservatives didn't challenge our liberal masters and did not dare to provoke "resistance" from the ruling class.