I have a difficult time accepting the pseudo-intellectual elite’s (let us call them PIEs) rants against the President. They, as all American citizens, have the right to speak out in protest against his policies. They are as affected by decisions made in Washington, DC as the ninety-nine percent of Americans not making millions of dollars every year to act, sing and dance, track your online movements, put small business out of business, tell you what to think, and otherwise pat you on your poor, uninformed little head.
However, this small percentage of Americans, who wield an inordinately powerful influence over America’s future and its culture, is isolated from the everyday lives of people like you and me who slog it out at our jobs and commutes, and look with dread at the rapid approach of April 15th every year. Tech giants, actors and entertainers, and television talking heads are catered to, adored, and worshiped; their merchandise is sought and bought; and their rings and derrières kissed by consumers and producers alike. They live among their kind, party among their kind, and whine among their kind. Many of them come to believe their own press and favor those who call them righteous.
PIEs don’t understand why America turned against their industries’ commandeering of society, and their moralizing pronouncements. PIEs don’t understand why everyday Americans told them thanks-but-no-thanks and took back control of America’s future. PIEs don’t understand why commoners like you and me no longer want to kiss the ring. PIEs are aghast that the unwashed masses don’t trust the words that spring from their talking mouths and vacuous intellects. They wonder what we don’t like about the brave new world they offer us.
Americans decided at the last election that they didn’t like the direction the country was headed. They decided that all Americans are equal and none above the law; they decided they love America’s culture, and that those coming from other countries should respect America’s culture and assimilate, rather than demand America change its culture to accommodate the one they fled; the uninformed American said I want my job back, not given to someone who doesn’t have the courtesy to enter America legally, or the moral courage to stay and fight for their own country.
Flyover country decided it didn’t appreciate PIEs flicking their noses at them and flipping them the bird. Flyover country – the breadbasket of America – told PIEs they are tired of feeding their causes and crusades, having their pockets picked to support those who choose not to work, and profiting those whose morals stand in direct opposition to their own. The America PIEs hold in such contempt told PIEs they are held in greater contempt and no longer trusted. Flyover America told PIEs they love the America their ancestors fought and died for and will not allow PIEs to turn it into another failed Utopian dream where all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. Flyover America said we don’t believe, trust, or want your global Utopia dream.
Flyover America said we have the right to choose our leaders and we exercised that right. Flyover America is telling its would-be masters that if they can’t accept the will of the people and wish the President success in guiding the nation to peace and prosperity, at least do this much: shut your PIE-holes.