They are the smart ones.
CNN employee Fareed Zakaria: “The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things.”
“educated” – I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, completed 27 hours of graduate school and taught freshman history at a Texas university for two years. My wife has a BA in journalism, completed several graduate courses in government and non-profit management.
“professionals” – My wife was CEO of a multi-million-dollar non-profit and senior vice president of another multi-million-dollar non-profit.
“who live in cities” – We did. Now we do not.
“who have a cosmopolitan view of things” – Well, now, there you might have us, Mr. Zakaria. We have a commonsense, experienced-based view, not one in which everybody toes the line.
All those, and yet we voted for Trump. How gauche of us.
The Zakarias of the world are too educated and too cosmopolitan to realize their day is gone. They no longer matter. Except in speaking the same words over and over to each other. No one else is listening.