Case in Point, William McGurn on Why Elites Hate
Hillary Clinton unwisely labeled some of the Trump supporters as ‘Deplorables’. The fact that some of them were deplorable did not obscure the fact that this was just not a wise thing to do. Had Ms. Clinton wanted to find deplorable people on the right she could have done no better than cite the opinion section of the Wall Street Journal.
Recently a columnist named William McGurn despaired on hatred by the so-called ‘elite’ although what he really meant was the Democratic party.
Why Elites Hate
The liberal contempt for
America is baked into the idea of identity politics.
Now hatred in
America is a real problem, so let’s
take a look at who the haters are. The
easiest way to do this is to look at the objects of hate.
The gay and lesbian community is certainly hated by many Americans. In fact this hatred has gone so far in the past as to kill them. Who is doing the hating? Well it is certainly not the so-called elites. Hatred resides in some fundamentalist religious leaders and their congregations, it resides in conservatives who refuse to provide protections for the gay communities, and it resides in lower income non-urban communities, none of whom can be mistaken for being ‘elite’. The ‘elites’ do not hate the LGBT community, they are fighting for LGBT rights.
Of course the big target of hate is and has always been African Americans. Who are the haters? Historically it has been the non-elites, again the conservatives. Who has led the fight to equality? It’s been those people McGurn would call the ‘elites’.
Anyone go to a Trump political rally or watch part of one on TV? Any question of who the haters were? And what about this conservative Republican congressman speaking on terrorist suspects, note ‘suspects’. Any hatred here?
"The free world ... all of Christendom ... is at war with Islamic horror," Higgins wrote. "Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals. Not a single radicalized Islamic suspect should be granted any measure of quarter. Their intended entry to the American homeland should be summarily denied. Every conceivable measure should be engaged to hunt them down. Hunt them, identify them, and kill them. Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all."
Finally, we do have organizations in this nation who are label ‘hate groups’. Who are they? Conservatives. Who do they support? Trump. Why won’t people like McGurn acknowledge the truth? It’s inconvenient and would get them fired from the WSJ.