I’m not active on social media and, as an outside observer, probably not smart enough to participate. My little mind can’t conjure up any reason whatsoever to tell the world what I’m having for lunch, much less snap a picture of it.
I don’t Twitter, chat or message. Had Descartes been alive today, he would’ve no doubt written, “I tweet, therefore I am.”
But I’m not a total tech Neanderthal because I do text on occasion. Many clients choose to communicate through that medium so I reciprocate. And truth be told, texting is professionally beneficial by immortalizing conversations should I want to preserve them.
I am a Facebook member and lately that window into the cyber world has been amazingly entertaining. I’m still basking in the glow of election aftershocks, which history will probably end up tagging “The Obamalypse.”
Trump created a hemorrhaging video tsunami of liberals exploding and imploding — often concurrently. And all that “ploding” is producing a steady stream of the smug idiocy of ersatz intelligence on the left.
Lately some wonderful YouTube videos have been posted on Facebook. Many show “savvy” media folks and world-famous stars telling me what was and wasn’t going to happen in the election.
They’re absolutely hilarious but also sobering as they reveal the colossal smugness exuding from elites lecturing us cretins on the reality of the world. It’s abundantly clear they’ve lived inside a bubble of alternate reality for so long they’ve apparently lost the gift of objective thought.
But my condemnation of singular individuals should be tempered by the fact the entire Democratic Party and its president have wedged themselves nicely within that same bubble. We shouldn’t totally blame sheep for following a flawed shepherd.
It’s poetic justice the most important component of Obama’s “legacy” will turn out to be that his ridiculous administration awakened the silent majority with a roar heard coast to coast. This election is a gift that will keep on giving.
The very best videos are compilations distilled from an array of news anchors, morning show hosts, movie stars, TV personalities, famous people and Joy Behar, whatever she is. It’s educational watching them so forcibly proclaim their superiority and our stupidity.
Entire news organizations rose in righteous indignation to ridicule and minimize all with differing opinions. I saw a panel discussion among these “smart” people where Laura Ingram was asked which Republican candidate she thought would end up prevailing as the nominee.
She said with the choices at hand, her prediction was Donald Trump. The other panel members looked at her as if she was a total idiot. They smirked and ridiculed and laughed and made jokes. They’re not laughing now.
Weirdly, after this Electoral cataclysm the Democratic Party appears committed to continue digging its own grave. Two years from now there’ll likely be another seminal continuance of this year’s shift, so what did that party decide to do to help stop its bleeding? They re-elected Nancy Pelosi in the House.
My first thought was, “Holy Zombie!” But after reflection it made perfect sense for them not to alter course. Why would they change? Liberals already know everything so by logical extension there’s nothing to learn.
I wonder how it feels to be that smart?
Otis Gardner’s column appears here weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.