Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States of America. The constant media ridicule, which continues as the newspaper of record in its post-mortem tries to explain it in social justice terms, reveals only the failure of its own vision.
There has been a growing disconnect over the past decade between the elites and the people. The people want jobs. The elites want genderless bathrooms. The people want security. The elites want rights. The elites thought that electing a woman, any woman, president was more important than retaining the traditions they were raised on. The people have spoken. As Mike Cernovich twitted,
Power to the people.
This wasn’t an embrace of Trump policies so much as a rejection of Hillary’s, of the new Utopia, of our political establishment. This was your mother and father giving you a smack and telling you to snap out of it. They’ve worked too hard to have you huddled up in your safe space with a puppy, whining about how everything is horrific and exhausting. They’re exhausted too, but they still go to work every day in their unpleasant jobs because that’s how they earn the money to pay for you to eat every day.
You’ve been told that it’s evil to be a male, or to be white, or to be straight. It’s not that it’s evil to be female, black or trans, but the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. You can have equality. You cannot have control to the exclusion of the majority. You cannot create a nation that exalts the tail at the expense of the dog. The dog doesn’t like that, and will only take so much before it will bite.
Contrary to the cries of racism, sexism, deplorable, this is a return to neutral. The elites went too far, way too far, from the norms of American tradition. America doesn’t want to be your progressive Utopia. It doesn’t want to be controlled by the demands of every identity group, recreating itself, its rules, its norms, all so that you aren’t sad. It wants to be America.
Trump didn’t win so much as Hillary lost. The elites lost. You had the power and blew it. Your parents took back control when they came to the realization that you weren’t ready, you weren’t mature enough to know when to stop. You were so caught up in your ideals that you lost sight of why traditions became traditions, why the norms of American life made this the home for so many. The people love America, the nation they were born to, came to, suffered to become a part of, and you wanted to change it and told them they were all horrible people for not giving up everything they believed in to be just like you. America said no.
What will happen under a Trump administration? Who knows. It’s never been clear how he would accomplish any of his simplistic policies, conclusory goals. The closest he came to explaining anything was “believe me,” an unfulfilling answer. Most of it is subject to the checks and balances that were meant to constrain a runaway executive branch. The same constraints that you hated when it blocked the goals you wanted. For those of us who persisted in arguing that no branch of government should be free from checks and balances, maybe now you understand why. Or maybe it’s too soon, and it’s hard to understand anything while you’re still “literally shaking.”
Grow up. Toughen up. Open your eyes and see reality. Living in your fantasy world didn’t work, so now is the time to put your feelz aside and start coming to grips with a future that will require you to come to grips with the fact that America would rather have as its president a man with no qualifications or working knowledge of government than the future of your feelings. That’s how much America rejected your world of emotion.
This morning, your parents will wake up, put on their work shoes and do the heavy lifting that makes a nation happen, while you will hug each other, quiver and cry. That’s why American elected Donald Trump.