Victor Davis Hanson:

All these depressing examples have one common denominator: Elite experts and degreed professionals massaged and warped their knowledge to serve ideological masters, rather than the truth.

In the process, they caused untold damage to their country and fellow citizens. They disgraced their profession. They tarnished the scientific community. And sold their souls to ideologues.

Is it any wonder why the Western public has lost confidence in their degreed and credentialed elites?

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Following such people has always been suicidal. Increasingly, we see average Americans recognizing this, and acting accordingly, which in turn leads us to the remarkable rejection of the elites. The election of and continued support for non- establishment types like Donald Trump is certainly part of that rejection.

What we are witness to, today, is those same elites using every power at their disposal to maintain their grip on power over us… Power they apparently feel is their right. Such power lust is behind the actions of those elite against the choices of the people.

Those forces are nigh on intractable, with the US Federal government which at the moment is at the disposal of that group of elites, being the largest employer in my the entire world.

We fought against the elite in another century, to gain our freedoms as a nation, a culture, a people. What form the continued rejection of these self-appointed elite will take now, I shudder to think.