Peter Spiliakos marvels at the self-entitlement of our liberal friends.
The response of these white liberals is not to blame themselves. If they lost a presidential election, then it is the fault of the illegitimate Electoral College. If Kavanaugh is confirmed and Mitch McConnell remains majority leader, the Senate is illegitimate. If there is a fifth conservative justice, then the Supreme Court is illegitimate. Obama told liberals that â€œgiven population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere.â€ Instead, liberals chose to compete in ever fewer places, and then cry twice as hard when they lost.
The experience of white liberals with corrupt and partisan authority influences how they deal with their disappointments and defeats. They are used to authority stepping in to change the rules in their favor. They donâ€™t want constitutional change, because if they lost under new rules, those rules would then become just as illegitimate.
They want â€” they expect â€” a Jimmy Fallon or a George Bridges or a Jeffrey Goldberg to step in make everything better. Attendees of Trump rallies might chant â€œLock her up.â€ Black Lives Matters protestors might chant â€œNo justice, no peace.â€ But if you hear a protester issue a long, piercing screech, it is probably a college-educated white liberal. There is a reason for that. The theorists of intersectionality teach us that for the privileged, equality can feel like oppression.
In The Atlantic, Adam Cohen brilliantly captured the entitlement and power hunger of elite white liberalism. Cohen writes of how Brett Kavanaugh can â€œminimizeâ€ the damage his presence does on the Supreme Court by recusing himself from a large number of cases (and thereby giving the four liberal justices an effective veto over any rulings) and otherwise voting with liberals Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.