Guest Editorial by TMC
Trust me, Trump supporters: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.
Over the next few weeks (and possibly even months or years) you can expect to see a total liberal meltdown and a veritable tsunami of salt. Accompanying this outrage (and encouraging it of course) will be yet another slew of articles from the progressive media complaining how the electors got it wrong, and what needs to be done to prevent this kind of travesty happening ever again.
To a Brit who voted to leave the European Union, this is pure deja vu.
In the wake of the UK Brexit referendum, excuses and accusations came thick and fast from the likes of the BBC and the Guardian. Hasty assumptions were made about the people that had just defiantly voted to leave the European Union; we were either racist bigots, misled or lied to, uneducated or just too OLD (and sometimes for good measure in my case at least, all of the above).
These accusations came overwhelmingly from journalists and op-ed writers working and living in London. How had this been allowed to happen? London voted to Remain in the EU after all, and the elites who write our newspapers and appear on our television screens just couldn’t come to terms with the fact that they had lost.
You see, London is used to getting her own way, and something had just gone horribly, horribly wrong. Politicians and pundits on the Remain side glowered and muttered at the far-flung, grey towns of the Midlands and the North, those poor areas affected the most by open-door immigration.
Large cities like London couldn’t exist without people willing to do low-paid, low-skilled work. City bankers, hedge-fund managers, TV personalities and the like need people to serve their brunch, to clean their houses. Politicians need a steady influx of foreigners, sympathetic to the great governmental machine that had taken them in. Immigration means cheap workers and fresh voters. How DARE the disaffected English natives who had seen themselves pushed out of the labour market put their utopia at risk?
Something simply had to be done.
A second referendum was called for. Goal-posts were shifted. They claimed that the referendum was purely “advisory” (despite our government stating in the leaflet delivered to every home before the vote that it was binding). There was even a suggestion of London somehow seceding from the UK and becoming her own city-state.
Does this all sound familiar? It should.
It’s been six months since the Leave campaign won, and the media hasn’t let up on the stories of doom and gloom. At this point, they don’t seem to want any good news. They’re just determined to find every single bit of bad news and run with it under the headline “We Told You So”.
Reports of job gains and falls in unemployment figures are immediately disregarded in astounding displays of whataboutery. It’s almost as if there was never any bad news before the referendum.
Trump supporters. If you thought the media was terrible during the election, take it from this Brit. You ain’t seen nothing yet.