My opinion: A Case of mistaken Identification (An analysis of where the left-wingers voiced hatred against Donald Trump’s victory should really be directed).
“They proclaim that there is no law of identity, that nothing exists but change,
and blank out the fact that change presupposes the concepts of what changes,
from what and to what, that without the law of identity no such concepts as “change” is possible.”
(From “Galt’s Speech”, Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand”
When the Clinton, during her recent electoral campaign, said that Ayn Rand wrote books only suitable for children, Donald Trump countered by starting that he presented Rand’s books as gifts to his associates, customers, etc., which granted him a cheering applause from his adherents, and proved that Rand’s ideas attract a far greater acclaim than Hillary would like.
I mention this “unimportant” bit, since it was one of these small but significant cobblestones that made Clinton trip to disaster. There were others, the main one being the theme of this analysis, the proof that committing mistaken identifications produces consequences that definitively close the door to any possible backtrack.
Times are a-changing, as they say, a result of pounding home the right premises for decades-on-end, concepts now advancing on the right lane towards ever higher aims.
Both left- as well as right-wingers – among these last ones those adhering to religious assertions such as the Sermon of the Mountain that Marx later on merely secularized – are now facing the result of what happens when the correct premises finally find as small as available a loophole through which they can advance their own particular purposes. The left-wingers themselves are facing now the major mistaken identification of the many they have made in their existence. Blinded by the belief of thinking that people would permanently act as left-wingers wish them to do, they missed recognizing that the man-on-the-street has his own aims and only follows a certain party as long as he considers that it best accomplishes his own purposes. Fabians, who thought that they had found a way to deceive the general public, are learning since long, by the hard way, that it never works thus. Life has its hidden tricks. Experts on evolution can tell whole stories about it.
By the time the recent American election process was over, and it had been firmly established that the Republicans, through Trump, had won in a landslide sweep, all left-wingers and their media (practically all the mayor TV, broadcast, newspapers, magazines, etc. as well as the modern so-called social-network conglomerate) were appalled by Trump’s triumph, a victory the main forecasters foresaw as being absolutely impossible. It reminded me of a certain European politician who, a few months before it happened, told his fellow citizen that they should forget for all times to come, that the Berlin Wall would ever crumble to smithereens. But it did happen, mind you.
Immediately a campaign of hatred against Trump began, a campaign that were doubly amazing since it had always been the left-wingers who claimed that, well, things being as they are, defeat must be humbly and silently accepted, a position that, as history confirms, those opposing the leftwing position always followed when they were beaten by the victorious leftist majority. Not so on the leftwing side now, as facts have shown. As a matter of fact, the movement of hatred increased in vigor to the point of lamentations and tears and will continue to increase even more since it has been known that a majority of Trump’s set of Secretaries of State and further officials have read Ayn Rand and, not just that, but , Heavens!, heartily agree with the main part of her ideas.
Some reporters took the time to visit areas of the United States known to be major mainstays of the Democratic Party, whose faithful left-wing adherents voted the Democrats for decades on end. Asking randomly selected inhabitants, known as faithful Democrat’s adherents, for the reason of what moved them to a the sudden change of mind that favoured Trump, they steadily received the answer that it lay on the fact that the party no longer defended neither their convictions nor did the Democrat’s program uphold the voters personal rights to a decent living, personal independency and principles.
While Objectivists have a clear view of the fact that leftwing premises side with rubbish, these statements should have been for the leftwing newsmen and politicians a real eye-opener. However, it seems that the conditions under which their brain operates doesn’t allow them to reach the right conclusion, namely that Trump did not win the elections through any dark maneuverings – as left-wingers now internationally and widely hold – but that the Democrats lost because an appreciable amount of their adherents considered that the party’s premises no longer attach to their voters understanding of rights and purpose of life. This paints a bleak prospect for the Democratic Party, the point of no-return for those that took the main decision of crossing the dividing line, a determination identical to the deconversion of former believers turning into atheists. So-to-speak: Caesar crossing the Rubicon.
Thus, the left-wingers now strident opposition to Trump’s victory – there have been even voices calling for a martial law to impede Trump to become president – is really a case of mistaken identification, since the error was made by the Democrat’s program, candidate and politicians and what they meant for those that now changed their vote purpose. Of course, the left-wingers aristocracy now cringes in its own mud, of which they accuse Trump instead of looking at themselves for the errors committed, since they now fear to lose their fortunes, fame and high positions under the now fading old conditions. This, of course, is another error of analysis, for, as an example, a good movie actor will continue to be a good movie actor in his own right.
Bur left-wingers and all their associates and sympathizers were unable to ascertain the change of mind of many voters. Lack of perception and a rejection of the evidence also revealed the forecasters own lack of sensing what lay ahead, a failure for which their business will have to pay dearly.
The new situation of the left-wingers utter defeat, specifically in the nation where it took place, is the expected after-play of the demolition of the Marxian empire in the 90’s of last century. It will have tremendous effects on a worldwide scale. In addition, though Trump is far from being a reflection of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, this is the beginning of the correct turn toward Objectivism’s future advance and establishment.
Which should be a lesson in itself.