Obviously, that’s going to be the theme for the next four years. Every time some self-righteous leftist gets on their soapbox and tried to proclaim how wonderful they are and how racist rural America is, just copy/paste “That’s Why Trump Was Elected.” Sure, it’s going to get old and cliche after a while, but when we have so many progressive boneheads who Just Don’t Get It, we’re going to have to be a bit repetitive until they get it through their thick, elitist skulls.
See, Melinda is doing what she thinks is progressive outreach to middle America, telling us all the reasons that city-dwelling leftists like herself hate us, don’t want anything to do with us, and telling us how to fix that. Like we think it’s SO TERRIBLE that elitist whack-jobs like Melinda refuse to move to cookie-crumb towns in Flyover America
Oh, glorious angel fresh from liberal civilization! Please, educate us poor, ignorant savages on the joys of living in leftists enclaves on the coasts, where religion is mocked, no one can get through the day without a $10 latte, and you have to share subway space with people who haven’t bathed in weeks. We’re just simple backwoods folks who grow your food and harvest resources that you buy at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Please, follow in the footsteps of white colonialists who also worked to civilize the barbaric natives living in the woods and on the prairies and in the desert. How ever can we cope without your benevolence and wisdom??
Well, we’ve been coping quite well without it for over a century and a half – I think we will continue to do so.
Of course, people have been hammering Melinda on her ignorance, which apparently she’s taking as a badge of honor (it’s sad what counts for honor among the left)
Oh, and she dealt with GamerGate and all those EEEEEEEEVIL gamers who threw snarky hashtags at her! She is not afraid. She is WOMAAAAAAAAAAAN! HEAR HER ROAR!
Bless her heart.
Also – intellectuals are the untouchables of society. So become super-smart and no one can criticize you. EVER.
Why is it that the people who say they’re the smartest in the room are actually the most ignorant?
If you care to check out Melinda’s snooty tweet storm, you are welcome to do so. It’s actually quite the riot. I always thought such arrogance could only ever be exaggerated as a joke. But apparently there are people out there who truly think like that.
And not to be outdone – one other leftist dip decided to wade into the waters of lecturing rural America. It didn’t end well –
Hollywood isn't a bubble. It's a nexus of people from all over the world coming together to make art. White rural America is a bubble.
— Patrick Nathan (@patricknathan) January 9, 2017
.@patricknathan Rural America is a nexus of people from all over the world coming together to make your food.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 9, 2017
Here’s the dumb thing about all this – if for some reason, all of the elitist city dwellers disappeared tomorrow, rural America would do just fine without them. We can grow food, build homes and equipment, defend ourselves, repair pretty much anything we need – and, yes, even create art (that’s certainly not limit to snobbish progs with graduate art history degrees from UC-Berkeley). If rural America disappeared, city folks would fall apart within days, if only because there was no one to ship food to their hippie-dippie supermarkets. It may seem like a simple thing, but look at any natural disaster and how quick people freak out when the shelves at the local grocery store are picked clean.
Look, I don’t even like Donald Trump all that much, but these emotional toddlers have made it perfectly clear why so many Americans voted for him. And as someone who is 100% DONE with all of this leftist lecturing and the holier-than-thou attitudes from progressives (especially toward rural America), that is enough to actually make me like Trump more than I did. Not necessarily because of anything Trump has done (though, on the whole, his actions since becoming President-Elect have been praiseworthy), but the left’s reaction to him and his supporters makes me think that there’s something to all of this.
So, if the left’s aim is to make Trump and his supporters look bad, then they are failing miserably. The only thing they’re doing is proving WHY they lost and will continue to lose. Keep calling us racist and ignorant and treating us like crap. ‘Cause our votes matter just as much as yours do.
Don’t tick off the people growing your food and building your cars. That’s the moral of the story.
UPDATE: Melinda has offered an apology –