“F*** Donald Trump”. Yes, that was the intellectual depth of the thousands that took to the streets to protest our President-elect. Boy, those people sure were educated well. And I do mean that.
By “educated well”, I refer to the two glaringly obvious attributes of their protest. Their “protest” was essentially a tantrum, and as such, it was a tantrum over what?
What happens when the generation that grew up knowing everyone gets a trophy doesn’t get their way on election night? They throw a tantrum. The same way two-year-olds pitch a fit when they don’t get theirs.
Only, two-year-olds – most two-year-olds – don’t talk selfies while they engage in tantrums with a couple thousand of like-minded whiners. Take a look at the protests. Not only are they pitching a fit because their candidate lost on election night. They are anxiously, desperately, trying to chronicle every f-bomb they uttered so that it can make the social media rounds thus making their feelings the central theme around which social media will revolve.
Yes, that’s what happens when a generation is taught that their narcissism is an acceptable lifestyle choice and who has the right to judge the 472 selfies posted on-line and designed to make their ordinary lives appear as anything but. Because after all, those pantheons of trophies earned over a life that began in the 1990s can only belong to the most hottest, smartest, partyingest, workingoutednest yoo-hoo look-at -me kid on-line.
It may be that election night 2016 was the first time in their lives they experienced not getting what they wanted – and how else but to convey such blunt-force oppression but via social media?
A Tantrum Over What?
Had the protesters had a real intellectual argument to make, maybe they wouldn’t have come across as a mere collective whine-a-palooza. The fact that their argument was intellectually empty – as indicated by their f-bomb sloganeering – was the other attribute of their education. The protesters weren’t just engaging in a tantrum. They revealed their own ignorance of the very country that gives them the very right to protest.
Keep in mind that these are the same people – many attending or who have graduated from name-brand colleges and universities – that don’t know Thomas Jefferson was a President, that believe slavery was a uniquely American creation and phenomenon, and who can’t identify pivotal dates in our history or the documents upon which the United States was founded. These are the same people that believe things like, “Donald Trump only won four states” – yes, I’ve heard that stated in person since election night.
To protest election results is essentially to protest the entire, lawful electoral process that produced those results.
No doubt there are some in the ranks of the protesters that would love nothing more than to overthrow the American government in order to usher in some Frankenocracy of their own hard left design. The vast majority though have been rendered woefully ignorant of America.
That’s why they don’t understand the Electoral College and that it is an essential part of our republican – sorry, we are not a democracy – form of government. Nor do they realize how dangerous democracies are, and that our founders knew this and that’s why they gave us a republic.
A democracy is five wolves and two hens voting on dinner. It’s a lone black man and a lynch mob of twenty dudes in white hoods chasing him through the woods.
By contrast, a republic realizes that a nation’s power is the sum of all its assets. So it preserves the inherent worth of the majority and the minority – of the vast areas rich in natural resources and our urban corridors on either coast. The Electoral College serves to preserve these qualities so that our country remains strong in this world.
A democracy on the other hand would produce a fractured nation of haves and have nots, arbitrary governance, and a population existing in an uneasy peace and prone to periodic periods of instability. Just ask this planet’s largest democracy India how that form of government has turned out for them.
Those shouting “f*** Trump” in the streets haven’t been educated to understand things like this. Sure, they can find racism even when none exists. Ask them to churn out a fifty-page essay on white privilege and they’ll whip one right up if a trigger hasn’t micro-aggressed them into hiding under their beds. Or rushing out into the streets to whine some more and burn a few police cars.