Monday, 21 November 2016

THE BUBBLE: "IF YOU ARE AN OPEN MINDED PERSON, COME HERE AND CLOSE YOURSELF IN"


A lot of Leftist institutions are going through an "existential crisis" right now thanks to the victory of Donald Trump. Although technically extremely narrow—Hillary won the popular vote—this was actually an incredibly wide-margin victory given the fact that the entire establishment was piling on Trump. Now that he is in power, that brutal and unjustifiable bias will inevitably be rectified to some extent.

This new Trumpian America is therefore a rather scary place for the Left, so institutions like the New York Times and Saturday Night Live are having to re-think who and what they are, not only in terms of relevance but survival.

Some of these stirrings can be divined in this skit from SNL, which channels Liberal angst in a surprisingly funny and profound direction; surprising because it's true, profound because the thing it critiques has gone unchallenged for so long. The real point of the skit is that far from being tolerant, open-minded, and diverse—like we are in the Alt-Right—the liberal left are cosseted, closeted, bigotted, and small-minded, and, apart from the one token "Oreo" in the video, "hideously White," in the sense for which that term was truly invented.

 

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