U Mad?

Some people have said that 2016 was the Year of the Angry White Male. This is supposed to explain how Trump won. There is a grain of truth to that idea. Disgruntled middle and lower-class whites were the key to Trump’s victory, and a lot of those people were men. Victor Davis Hanson wonders what people are so pissed about.

Why Are the Western Middle Classes So Angry?

What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives?

Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites. The latter group includes professional politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, condescending academics, corporate phonies and propagandistic journalists.

I’m gonna skip down to the end:

In matters of immigration, the story was much the same. Western elites encouraged the migration of indigent, unskilled and often poorly educated foreign nationals who would ensure that government social programs — and the power of the elites themselves — grew. The champions of open borders made sure that such influxes did not materially affect their own neighborhoods, schools and privileged way of life.

Elites masked their hypocrisy by virtue-signaling their disdain for the supposedly xenophobic, racist or nativist middle classes. Yet the non-elite have experienced firsthand the impact on social programs, schools and safety from sudden, massive and often illegal immigration from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia into their communities.

As for trade, few still believe in “free” trade when it remains so unfair. Why didn’t elites extend to China their same tough-love lectures about global warming, or about breaking the rules of trade, copyrights and patents?

The middle classes became nauseated by the constant elite trashing of their culture, history and traditions, including the tearing down of statues, the Trotskyizing of past heroes, the renaming of public buildings and streets, and, for some, the tired and empty whining about “white privilege.”

If Western nations were really so bad, and so flawed at their founding, why were millions of non-Westerners risking their lives to reach Western soil?

How was it that elites themselves had made so much money, had gained so much influence, and had enjoyed such material bounty and leisure from such a supposedly toxic system — benefits that they were unwilling to give up despite their tired moralizing about selfishness and privilege?

In the next few years, expect more grassroots demands for the restoration of the value of citizenship. There will be fewer middle-class apologies for patriotism and nationalism. The non-elite will become angrier about illegal immigration, demanding a return to the idea of measured, meritocratic, diverse and legal immigration.

VDH is obviously a conservative Republican. If he was a liberal Democrat he would say we were pissed about black people getting ahead. Or women. Or gays. Or gay black women.

Speaking just for myself, I don’t give a flying fickle finger of fate whether people who aren’t like me (white, male, straight) do better than me. I wish them all the success in the world. I just don’t want their success to come at my expense. I want a level playing field. I don’t want the government to give anyone an advantage.

I do resent the attacks on my culture and heritage. I believe it was Reagan who said liberals always blame America first. That’s true. But they also blame white people second, and men third. They hate Christians and straight people too.

I’m also sick and tired of being force-fed Leftist morality and ideology. And the manipulation that leaves us with no options. Take immigration for example.

According to the Left, immigration is an unqualified good. “Diversity is our strength” is what they say. Well, who decided that diversity was more important than unity? Did we hold a nationwide vote? As far as refugees and asylum seekers, is the only way we can help them to admit them to our country and give them American citizenship? Should assimilation be the goal for all new immigrants?

I want a government that takes a knee to the will of the people, not a government that demands that we take a knee to it.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

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118 Responses to U Mad?

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Steele is a Brit. His sources were Russian.

  2. lyn says:

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

  4. SHV says:

    U Mad.??…The Oberlin trial jury sure was…they hit Oberlin with $33 million in punitive damages and attorney fees. (The $33 million likely to be reduced by the court to the State max of 2 X compensatory $22 million)

  5. elliesmom says:

    The jury in the Gibsons v. Oberlin trial has awarded the Gibsons more than what is allowed by law plus attorneys’ fees. So at least $33.4 million if the judge imposes the cap.

    • SHV says:

      Allowed by law….according to LI, it’s not a hard cap but this judge seems to make tight rulings, perhaps to limit grounds for appeals. The jury did send a message with the $33. (BTW, I hope this sends a message to the Covington Attis……don’t settle, go for the kill)

    • SHV says:

      Interesting comment at LI….the possible exception to the punitive damages cap is if the conduct was intentional and Oberlin was found guilty of “intentional interference” along with other charges.

  6. taw46 says:

  7. Dora says:

    Albuquerque, NM – The State of New Mexico and the sanctuary city of Albuquerque have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for releasing too many immigrants into the state’s border cities.

    https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/sanctuary-city-sues-trump-administration-over-arrival-of-too-many-immigrants-rdhSFCvg9U6ftDR6fqRjvw/

    • helenk3 says:

      what is their problem? they wanted them, they got them. Damn you give dems what they want and they still complain

    • Constance says:

      But hey! It’s not an emergency or anything. Democrats said so themselves.

  8. Dora says:

    She will be missed!

  9. Dora says:

    Serbs Mercilessly Mock Madeleine ‘Worth It’ Albright’s New Kosovo Statute

    This week marked the 20th anniversary of the deployment of NATO troops into the Serbian province of Kosovo following a 78-day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia which left over 5,000 civilians dead and facilitated the breakaway region’s eventual declaration of independence from Belgrade.

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former President Bill Clinton joined Kosovo officials in Pristina on Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of NATO’s deployment in the province in June 1999.

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/201906131075842989-serbs-mercilessly-mock-madeleine-worth-it-albrights-new-kosovo-statute/

  10. helenk3 says:

    https://washingtonpress.com/2019/06/13/kellyanne-conway-just-responded-to-watchdog-agency-demands-for-her-firing/

    these guys really hate trump. they did not have the balls to go against backtrack

  11. DeniseVB says:

    I Mad. I have another reason to punch my screen. I don’t care if they win or lose now, they don’t represent my country 😦

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Taterhead is triggered.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    😀 Oldie, but a goodie, bad lip reading ….

  14. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      My son and dil are federal employees and couldn’t wait to get out of DC. Loving their lives in the Denver area !

    • elliesmom says:

      If ever there was proof needed of how the elite feel about the folks in the interior of the country, this is it. We were living in the inner suburbs of Boston when Elliesdad was transferred to Chicago, I remember the reaction of some of our friends because we’d be living in the Midwest. I had to remind them Chicago is a much larger metropolitan area than Boston, and I was sure they had running water and indoor plumbing.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Which town did you live in ? I have a great memory of the Congressman I worked for who rep’d the 14th District (Joliet, Aurora?). It was during LBJ, so probably well ahead of your time there. 🙂 I worked in his DC office.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    This is sweet, Terrence’s first video since the accident and surgery. He keeps tearing up when he tries to thank everyone for their love and generosity.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    😀

  17. John Denney says:

    “Put simply, the middle classes are revolting against Western managerial elites.”

    Been binge watching “24”, and there are scenes of imminent terrorist gas attacks on L.A., but the “elites” say they can’t tell The People because there would be chaos. I was shouting at the TV, “just tell them there’s an imminent gas attack, so don’t go where there’s lots of people!”

    There were also scenes where, because law enforcement was stretched too thin, there was rioting and looting. Again I’m yelling at the tv, “those are criminals and domestic enemies! That’s where Americans should exercise the 2nd Amendment!”

    Americans don’t need law enforcement to keep them from assaulting and looting their neighbors.

    Criminals and domestic enemies would be a small percentage of the population, were it not for leftist policies.

  18. Dora says:

    It’s true.

    ===

    A Grotesque Political Party

    The Democrat Party has descended into weirdness, emptiness, and obsession.

    https://spectator.org/a-grotesque-political-party/

    • DeniseVB says:

      Most of us who are former Dems and activists have noticed how much worse the party has gotten since Obama took over. There’s definitely a stench of the most UnAmerican behavior I’ve ever seen. Sadly, the media seems complicit Even sadder, the conservative voices are being silenced everywhere.

  19. Dora says:

    Can’t these goons find anything else to say about their opponents? This comparison is getting tiresome.

  20. Cisco says:

    Another riot 😡
    You know, the racist po-leec shot a innocent yute’ .

  21. Cisco says:

    Things not going well in Hong Kong either.
    Real protesters attacked by Hong Kong police.
    ‘Record 3,000’ Hong Kong lawyers in silent march against controversial extradition bill
    Sector speaks out for the first time against a government proposal not directly involving judicial proceedings or a Beijing interpretation
    Four Nordic chambers of commerce join chorus of opposition against law amendment
    SCMP
    Alvin Lum
    Sum Lok-kei
    Published: 7:34pm, 6 Jun, 2019

  22. Dora says:

    Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, is moving some of his offices from D.C. to the heartland of our country. I think it’s a great idea! 🙂

  23. Cisco says:

    Can’t make the link with the pictures and audio cuz’ I’m not on Twitter.
    It’s on Vatican News.
    Protesters demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong Protesters demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong
    CHURCH
    HONG KONG
    CHINA
    CARDINALS
    PROTESTS
    VIOLENCE
    INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
    Hong Kong Cardinal asks for prayers, condemns violence

    With tensions running high in Hong Kong, Cardinal John Tong asks Catholics to pray for the situation in the city, and calls for mutual respect and dialogue between the government and protesters.
    By Devin Watkins
    Massive protests turned violent in Hong Kong this week, when demonstrators tried to storm government buildings to block debate on a controversial law that would allow extradition to mainland China.
    Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters on Wednesday. Seventy-two people were injured, including 21 police officers.
    Cardinal John Tong Hon, Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong, told Vatican Radio on Thursday that acts of violence should not be part of civil action.
    “If the people are using violence,” he noted, these acts “should be condemned.”
    Listen to the interview

    The Cardinal is in Rome this week accompanying an interreligious group on a visit to the Vatican.
    He said the leaders of 6 religions had discussed the situation and agreed on a three-pronged appeal.
    Appeal for mutual respect
    First, they call for respect for individual freedoms. “If [protesters] go out to express their opinions, they should be respected,” said Cardinal Tong.
    Second, Hong Kong’s religious leaders distance themselves from the violence that has erupted in the city.
    Cardinal Tong said it was his personal opinion that violence should be condemned. But the interreligious group, he said, agreed on the need to oppose violent attitudes, including “hurting other people, the use of violence, and throwing stones against the police.”
    The Cardinal asked the people of Hong Kong “to try to maintain stability and the order of society”.
    Third, the interreligious group – representing Catholic, Protestant Christian, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Islam – ask Hong Kong’s government and the protesters to sit down together to talk about the issue “so that through the dialogue we try to reach a consensus”.
    Stability and peace
    The goal, said Cardinal Tong, is to help Hong Kong “to be stable” and for the people “to enjoy peace and tranquility.”
    Cardinal Tong ended with a plea for all Catholics to pray for the situation in Hong Kong.
    Topics
    HONG KONG
    CHINA
    CARDINALS
    PROTESTS
    VIOLENCE
    INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

  24. Cisco says:

    Forgot the h/t to Dora over at CTH.
    👍👏👍

  25. Cisco says:

    Really hope this shows.
    President Trump on oppo information.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/GStephanopoulos

  26. Cisco says:

    Chicago, that toddling town🎼🎤🎼
    From SCC.
    Gory Lori
    An interesting stat from one of our friendly neighborhood bloggers:
    In the first 20 days since Lori took office, there has only been ONE DAY was homicide-free.
    It’s true. Here’s the breakdown:
    Date (Killed) Wounded
    20 May (2) and 5
    21 May (1) and 6
    22 May (2) and 7
    23 May (2) and 10
    24 May (1) and 7
    25 May (2) and 10
    26 May (3) and 14
    27 May (2) and 2
    28 May (3) and 6
    29 May (5) and 5
    30 May (2) and 10
    31 May (4) and 11
    01 Jun (3) and 24
    02 Jun (3) and 8
    03 Jun (1) and 7
    04 Jun (1) and 8
    05 Jun (3) and 5
    06 Jun (2) and 13
    07 Jun (0) and 10
    08 Jun (2) and 25
    So the 20 Day Running Totals work out to be:
    44 dead and 193 wounded
    Lori’s Daily Average of Carnage works out to be :::::drumroll sound effect:::::
    2.2 Homicides and 9.65 Maimed PER DAY!
    That’s a pretty piss poor showing by the new mayor and Special Ed. We aren’t sure what Rahm averaged, but we know the totals were in the thousands. Perhaps our friends at HeyJackass can come up with something close? Or at least over the past couple of years of Rahm’s term since they didn’t exist that far back.

  27. Cisco says:

    A snip Comrade Sanders and Kamala….
    Estimations for “free” tuition run as high as $75 billion in taxpayer cash. Sanders also supports a 90% tax bracket and redistribution of wealth.

    Other Democratic candidates are also promising a lot of “free” stuff. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) wants to just give away cash. Harris in October 2018 unveiled a plan in which families making less than $100,000 a year could receive up to $500 a month, or $6,000 a year, and individuals making less than $50,000 could get $250 a month — all from taxpayers.

  28. Dora says:

  29. threewickets says:

    SJW Obama fluffers went too far in 2016. That was the point. Pressurized Sister Souljah moments to get Trump in the White House. I think Mike Bloomberg played it well. Does anyone really believe “58 gender options” was real?

  30. Cisco says:

    Five day raid across the Midwest yields 140 illegal aliens.
    Felony records and previous deportations?
    Of course. Breitbart article.
    But this is what’s startling.
    “The illegal aliens arrested in the raid are from a variety of countries, including Benin, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jordan, Micronesia, Moldova, Nicaragua, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. The bulk of the illegal aliens arrested, though, came from Guatemala and Mexico.”

  31. Dora says:

  32. DandyTIger says:

    Flying low and slow. Just because.

  33. helenk3 says:

    June 14th
    Flag Day
    Birthday of the US Army
    Birthday of President Trump

    Great Day for America

  34. helenk3 says:

    https://canadafreepress.com/article/just-try-calling-the-fbi-with-foreign-dirt-dug-up-on-democrats

    the line would most likely be busy with dems calling with made up BS on republicans.

  35. helenk3 says:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/13/vermont-taxpayer-funded-transgender-sex-reassignment-surgeries-children/

    what the hell are we doing to our kids????????? If we don’t kill them at birth, we confuse them until they kill themselves.

  36. Dora says:

  37. DeniseVB says:

    Incoming ! “Splodey heads” on Twitter ! Trending now MelaniaT ! JackieO !

  38. Dora says:

  39. helenk3 says:

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/06/13/a-conservative-resistance/

    this fits in with this post after reading it my first thought was “UP THE REBELS”

  40. Myiq2xu™ says:

  41. Myiq2xu™ says:

    To do list:

    mow the lawn
    write a post.

    I’ma gonna mow first. I want to finish before it gets so hot that I melt into a puddle of goo.

  42. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Oh, Niles. You keep teasin’ that dog you gonna git bit.

  43. DeniseVB says:

    New thread up 🙂

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