Writing in National Review Peter Kirsanow offers a sobering look at our new reality. It’s not the reality you used to know and perhaps even like, but it’s a new fictional world that fulfills a certain number of ideological preconceptions.
Strangely enough, no one seems to care any more that its unreal.
Kirsanow sums it up:
Exchanges established by the federal government are exchanges established by the state. Rachel Dolezal is black. Iran will honor an agreement not to develop nuclear weapons. ISIS is a JV team. There’s an epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses. Michael Brown had his hands up and pleaded “don’t shoot.” Caitlyn Jenner is a woman. Obamacare is working. 2+2 doesn’t necessarily equal 4. The polar ice caps are disappearing. The IRS is doing a decent job. The border is secure.We’ve ended two wars responsibly. Hillary Clinton turned over all work-related e-mails. An $18,200,000,000,000 debt can grow without mention. People who burn down buildings and overturn cars aren’t thugs. The OPM hack is manageable. We’ve reset relations with Russia. Entitlement reform can be kicked down the road. We’re more respected around the world.
One might call it a mass delusion, as Kirsanow does, but, whatever one calls it, he is right to say that it is not going to end well.