| Hugh Fitzgerald: I’m With the “Ignorant Masses” – What About You?
| Saturday, July 02, 2016
|In the pages of Foreign Policy (a publication as “elite’ as all get-out), James Traub argues,
with a stab at comic cliché reversal, that in the Western world “it’s
time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses.”
For it is
those “ignorant masses” that voted for Brexit against the advice of
their economic betters, and it is those “masses” who have been blindly,
even viciously, “nationalistic.” In Traub’s lexicon, this signifies that
those masses want to limit the migrant invasions, which means not just
Polish plumbers taking jobs away from the English in Upper Chippenham or
hawthorn-hedged Little Gribbling.
As some news accounts would have you
believe, but also, and much more worrisome, the influx of Muslims who
have been arriving, without so much as a by-your-leave, all over the
E.U., causing distress and mounting fear that is bound to grow as Muslim
If the Polish plumbers are resented because they take jobs away from
the natives, part of the resentment of Muslims is because so many don’t
take any jobs at all, preferring to batten on the West’s generous
benefits. And the “ignorant masses” are the people who actually have to
live with these new arrivals, bear the brunt of the Muslim presence in
their schools and hospitals, on their subways and buses, at community
pools and playgrounds.
While the “elites,” cushioned by money, and their
own smug complacency, not only refuse to recognize the effect of this
Muslim invasion, but mock their fellow countrymen for worrying so much
Read it all here...................
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:54 AM