George W. Bush, after the attacks of Sept. 11 made a point of visiting mosques and calling Islam a religion of peace.
Undoubtedly, he then feared that many Americans would attack and assault Muslims, actual or perceived, and a very few such attacks occurred. But government statistics count far fewer “hate crimes” against Muslims than against Jews.
Nonetheless Obama still behaves as if any suggestion that terrorists shouting “Allahu akbar!” has something to do with Islam will spark massacres and persecution across the country. The American people are seen as a great beast, incapable of reason or cool judgment. Stupid and vicious.
The Rebellion against Political Correctness…. which Donald Trump has successfully tapped into… is in part a rebellion against the Ruling Classes condescending to us; which is a passive aggressive way of expressing their contempt for us.
Back when I lived in Maryland, I knew more than a few people who thought that everything west of the DC suburbs and east of I-5 was a savage wasteland filled with dangerous inbred hicks. When we decided to move to the Midwest, a lot of people expressed what they thought was genuine concern for our safety. It’s incredibly how provincial the coastal elites are. And, yes, the contempt of the coastal elites for ‘Flyover Country’ is deep and sincere.