The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won

The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won, by Brendan O’Neill.

[T]hose who do politics these days — the political establishment, the media, the academy, the celeb set — are so contemptuous of ordinary people, so hateful of the herd, so convinced that the mass of society cannot be trusted to make political decisions, and now those ordinary people have given their response to such top-down sneering and prejudice. Oh, the irony of observers denouncing Middle America as a seething hotbed of hatred even as they hatefully libel it a dumb and ugly mob. …

This is why we have democracy. An election is a mock civil war, just counting the numbers to show who would win if there was an actual war.