I am taking bets from hapless fools who think Trump is going to lose the next election. I wish I had known a Labourite or a Remainer from whom I could have won a $100 on the defeat of BoJo. Keep calling everyone whose views you don’t like science deniers, racists, homophobes, bigots, and this is what you will get. People who do not normally bother to vote will line up around the block – in the cold – to vote you out of office.
Populism? Just a word for the political preferences of people you have declared to be unfit to vote. Populism! This is a nonsense word. It designates a time when elite opinion is severely out of tune with what most people want out of politics.
It is important to look at what the media hold up as reality to be a form of puppet theatre. They will try to make you believe that the left is all triumphant force for good over evil; that Greta Thunberg matters; that Trudeau is a genius, and Trump a monster. They will try to tell you that there is a serious case for a Democrat to replace Trump, and that the 2020 US Presidential election is not already decided.
Speaking of Trudeau, he had a very good day yesterday. The decent but dull leader of the Opposition, Andrew Scheer, resigned, and his principal nemesis, the former Minister of Justice, Miss Indian Entitled herself, Jody Wilson Raybould, refuses to quit her ministerial offices on Parliament Hill, despite no longer being a member of cabinet or of the government. Hey! When you are entitled to your entitlements, who cares how entitled your behaviour looks to others?