You hate us. You on the Left, really, really, hate us. And you don’t even try to mask it. I no longer puzzle over it. I merely accept it. You take your racism, your hate, and your immense self-regard, and you project it onto me.
It comes so naturally to you, as naturally as breathing. You no more notice it than you take note of the line workers from the back seat of your Bentley as they string cable in the dead of winter.
…surely it’s not our message…
Of course, it’s not your message. It’s not your elitism, your relentless condescension, or the failure to internalize simple cause and effect. You can’t be wrong. I’ve accepted this aspect of your character as well, because if the pitiless slaughter of 110,000,000 souls in the 20th century could not convince you that you’re wrong, then what chance do I have?
You say that using one’s public platform negatively “kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing.” I’ll take you at your word. The animals who kidnapped that poor mentally disabled young man in Chicago and gleefully tortured him for two days certainly felt they had permission. Of course, the permission came from your side of the political aisle, not mine. And you were deafeningly silent when you had a chance to publicly condemn it.
Not everyone can afford $800 tickets to La Boheme. Can I keep some of what I earn?
Your snide dismissal of what we may choose for entertainment was not lost on us.
Further, you, the Left, condemn me for wanting to benefit from my own labor. Because I object to paying for the extortionate policies from which you are insulated.
Suddenly, you want the “principled press” to hold the powerful accountable. Where were you during the last 8 years is anyone’s guess.
So please spare us your ridiculous condescension, and your incredulity. You’re not bent out of shape for any reasons of principle or morality. The Left has always been more pragmatic that, just incredibly short sighted on sustaining a society.
Why don’t you worship me?
You just can’t get over that no one’s sitting at your feet for you lectures. Finally someone’s taking it you, and you’re just going to have to get used to it. For decades you were able to pontificate from your bubble, surrounded by sycophants. You could go years without hearing a contrary opinion.
This is why you hate Twitter so much. Because it by-passes you, and your filter. For years, you acted as referee and partisan. While the other side restricted itself to The Marquess of Queensberry rules, you engaged in street-fighting. Not so much anymore. And you don’t like it.
What’s next? You still have a lock on 90% of the culture. Television, Hollywood, Madison Avenue, Print and Broadcast News, K-12, plus Higher Ed. All held firmly in your grip. It doesn’t matter who is in the White House, who holds the House and the Senate.
The incoming president can appoint half a dozen originalists to the Supreme Court, yet for the time being, you retain the culture. And we both know it will take decades to make significant headway. The endgame is anyone’s guess.