America stood up – we got guts. The American People said to its Big Brother – the Political Class (and their enforcers, the pundits):
“Ya sold us a one-way ticket to palooka-ville!
“you was our brother, you politicians,
You shoulda looked out for us a little bit.
You shoulda taken care of us just a little bit
So we wouldn’t have to lose them jobs to “free trade”
for your short-end walmart ‘n welfare money.
“You don’t understand. We coulda had class.
We coulda been a contender. We coulda been somebody,
instead of a bum, which is what you made us.
Let’s face it, it was you, charley.”
Everyone knows the Tale of the Elephant and the Blind Men. The truly remarkable thing– is that NOBODY EVEN BOTHERED TO ASK THE ELEPHANT – THE AMERICAN PEOPLE !
What we had going on here is a failure to hear. It is a failure by America’s very own First Estate, the Political Class, to see themselves as the blind men; much less to understand this Elephant, the American People.
And in the aftermath, all the Political Class’s enforcers can only spew bile about “disaffected” white folk. FYI: The American People are not disaffected. We are believers in the Declaration of Independence. To paraphrase: ‘politicians are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — but whenever it becomes a Political Class it becomes destructive of the consent of the governed.’
The American People are a people of the middle. WE MEET IN THE MIDDLE – WE ALL GIVE UP SOME OF WHERE WE CAME FROM TO BECOME AMERICAN, A PRIDE OF PLACE; AND WE ALL RETAIN SOME OF WHERE WE CAME FROM, A PRIDE OF HERITAGE. This American Elephant ain’t disaffected, etc., etc., etc. This Elephant is One; Whole. End of story.
But for the damned politicians, united we would always stand.
The American People is saying to the political class – see us for what we actually are: one people. The American People is saying to the political class – you are the ancien regime and have to be swept away again – in order for us to continue the greatest and most successful experiment in creating a society of one estate: of the people, by the people and for the people.
E PLURIBUS UNUM.