Thanks for writing this: You have clearly described the problem with the democrats in America today, and indeed with Left-Wing politics around the world.
“Not my President” is not the answer, but it is the only answer they have left. The following paragraph explains where the Left lost any moral authority and why they lost the election. “Ignoring cultural differences, the prevailing narratives of these opposition groups pit politics against culture, creating a scenario where only absolute adherence to the agenda is accepted. Furthermore, the principles being promoted are presented as universally valid and valued and, by extension, that other principles are invalid and not worthy of value. These absolutist narratives do not suppose that all are treated equal, but rather separates people into unequal categories of winners and losers — those on the right side and wrong side of history.” The Democrats against democracy: now that’s ironic.
The Working Class were told by their own party that they were racists, islamophobics, misogynists, fascists and a “basket of deplorables” if they didn’t fully agree with every word that fell from Clinton’s mouth. You don’t carry people with you by insulting them, so they lost those votes where it mattered.
If anyone treated someone else the way the Left treats their opponents, because of their race, religion or gender, they would be rightly vilified as racists, islamophobics and misogynists. What makes it OK to revile other people because of their politics? It is just another Hate Crime. Maybe we need a derogatory label for these people too, but what? Extremist, Leftist, Hate-ist maybe?
How about Dissent phobic? A new word to describe a category of hater who cannot tolerate people of a different persuasion, hated for the crime of having a different opinion.
I can’t wait to see the first urban liberal halted in rid-rant by “Oh, you’ve got Dissentaphobia: You should see a shrink!” I imagine being called a Dissentaphobic would take all the fun out of being a closed-mind leftist fanatic, and that has to be a good thing for civil society.