The Democrat candidates are an unserious bunch avatars of an unserious elite spewing unserious nonsense
By Kurt Schlichter
Its a crisis of rampant bigotry. Its a crisis of foreigners whove somehow snuck into our country not being subsidized by Americans. Its a crisis of the weather maybe being a little bit different in a new century. I used to write speculative thriller novels but this all just seems like fiction.
And surprisingly these crises of the Democrat-Socialist Left all share one thing in common: We can only only be saved from them by the Liberal Elite.
Well there is a crisis but not the one they are pushing. Rather its a crises of the left not being able to handle reality.
They got handed a world of peace and prosperity unparalleled in human history and instead of appreciating and protecting it they want to toss it all away. Why? Precisely because they got handed it.
The dummies who make up our elite dont value the society they inherited because think this is the natural state of man that all this just sort of happened and that it will go on just sort of happening forever no matter how much they undermine its foundations.
But it wont.
Lets start with the most basic problem which is that the undistinguished members of our ruling caste hate the people they presume to rule over. Its hate bitter clingy hate. And our elite feels no obligation to the people who make their cushy lives possible.
A functioning ruling class at least tries to rule; Ours finds that to be too much work and instead focuses on Chardonnay and condescension.
You look back in history and the upper class at least showed up for the hard stuff. The elite used to at least acknowledge obligations to their lessers and when they stopped doing that things went sideways.
Todays American ruling class is garbage and it appears most Americans have actually caught on to this fact too.
They look at the Democratic debaters today and you despair. Its a hackneyed collection of motley mediocrities that includes among other things an unrepentant crusty commie named Bernie an ersatz squaw named Elizabeth a gold-digging narc named Beto a handsy grandpa named Joe not to mention a furry and a New Age weirdo who unironically channels Oddball from Kellys Heroes.
Did any of those 67 (sic) Democrats up on the Democrat Debate Stages ever seem to side with their own society? Nope. Donald Trump utters the phrase America First" and that whooshing noise you hear is the sound of millions of our betters collectively wetting themselves.
And were supposed to ignore their undeniable lousiness because were in a crisis. The crisis appears to be that our elite has been denied total power via the defeat of Hillary Rodham Clinton but thats not how they sell it.
They dont value what they didnt earn and they didnt earn their exalted position within our society. It was here already a Ferrari was parked in the driveway. Mom and Dad were retirees who tossed them the keys and surprise they wrapped it around a tree.
Our elite is made up of kids in-breed mediocrities of more accomplished sires easing their pain with the dope of politically correct ideology and often overdosing.
Thats what all this PC nonsense is an analgesic to dull the throbbing ache of their own manifest unworthiness.
When they detect and call out alleged racism or sexism or transphobia or fatphobia or whatever they become the heroes of their own story. They arent fighting off the Germanic hordes on the Rhine or contending with Zulus at Roarkes Drift. But darn it they are still brave warriors slaying those dragons.
Except instead of swords they wield whining. We should give them a parade They vanquished manspreading!
They cant be real victors because theyre not fighting a real battle. They cant achieve anything because all they do is try to tear our society down. And now theyre manufacturing crises so they can pretend to conquer something and feel the giddy thrill of pretend heroism.
But of course the strenuous avoidance of strenuous challenges in favor of imaginary struggles does not dispel those actual challenges. It just compounds them letting them grow and grow.
Someday when our society is forced to abandon its fixation upon embarrassing mock conflicts because the real ones have shown up on our doorstep we may find we cant resist that our muscles have atrophied from decades of boxing shadows.
Our enemies have two things our elite lacks seriousness of purpose and confidence in their own dogma. And of course someday the bill is going to come due for all the free stuff that we only recently discovered was a human right. Little did we know that some dudette from Oaxaca is owed a tummy tuck paid for by a West Virginia auto mechanic.
The Democrat candidates are an unserious bunch avatars of an unserious elite spewing unserious nonsense. The problem is that the world is a deadly serious place.
Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) is a Los Angeles attorney and a retired Army Infantry colonel with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.