For years, the two-party system has been failing the American electorate. On one side, we have the Democratic Party who’s packaged itself as the party of the people. They claim to be for higher taxes on rich people and greater benefits and services for everyone else. They’ve been the natural home for progressives, socialists, communists, and leftists of every stripe. They call for greater government powers, more regulation, and bigger budgets.
Universities throughout the country are erupting in various forms of protest, all fueled by a culture of glorified victimhood. At Yale, we’ve seen students in an uproar over a professor speaking out for freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas. The students interpreted this as a form of oppression and white privilege. (That professor subsequently debased himself with an apology to the mob.) At the University of Missouri, we’ve watched a movement sparked by racist incidents turn into outright intimidation by attempting to stifle opposing views, and drive student journalists away from recording their campus insurrection. The campus police have announced that they want students to report incidents of “hateful or hurtful speech” to them. They do admit that so-called offensive language isn’t illegal, but that the school may choose to take action anyway. Now the student body president is admitting that he lied when he reported that the KKK was roaming the campus. Things are getting out of hand very quickly.
The media and the professional political class are dumbfounded at the rise of Donald Trump. First they said that he was only pretending to run for President for the free publicity. Then they said that he’d never publicly release his financial information. Then NBC, Univision, and Macy’s severed business ties with him. That was probably a mistake if the idea was to stop his White House run, as he now has nothing to lose.