The liberal elite were happy in their little worlds, the London metropolitan crowd and the Washington Beltway crowd.
They peered out of their ivory tower from time to time and monitored the headline statistics, everything was fine.
The liberal elite were unaware of the working poor. The Washington Ivy League graduates and the London privately educated just don’t mix with these sort of people.
They want an inclusive society, but don’t really want to include themselves in it, they are the liberal elite; sure of their values and relevance; dismissive of those without their degrees and high-flying jobs.
The working poor don’t even show up in the unemployment statistics. The other statistics show all the rewards going to the 1%, and rising exponentially within the 1%.
Suddenly they ask, “BrExit and Trump, how did that happen?” It was out of the blue.
The liberal elite were unaware of the problems that were developing outside their ivory towers.
While the working poor don’t show up in the statistics, but, surprise, surprise, they do vote.
The Conservatives found the working poor after BrExit, together with a new truly conservative leader, who wants the country to work for everyone.
Trump has appealed to those abandoned by the liberal elite. Surprise, surprise, he now runs the country.
He even fights back against selective reporting in the press that is designed to bring him down. The press say, “Surely he can’t now be punching back – it’s our place to punch him. The rules say that he should only defend himself from our blows!”
The liberal elite now peer out of their ivory tower, and feel the pain of their new irrelevance.
Still unaware of the working poor, they say, “BrExit and Trump, how did that happen?”
The liberal elite are not happy in their little worlds, the London metropolitan crowd and the Washington Beltway crowd.
Adapted from Sound of Suburbs