All of the leftists, haughty intellectuals, and elitists who loathe the Common American would do well to close SplinterNews.com and head on over to the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, where populism lives.
His goals are to do the task before him, not be pushed around, and otherwise to enjoy life. In short, he is a typical American—except exaggerated, because he has no constraints to cramp his style except the ones he himself invents.
The difference between citizens who hate Mr. Trump and those who can live with him—whether they love or merely tolerate him—comes down to their views of the typical American: the farmer, factory hand, auto mechanic, machinist, teamster, shop owner, clerk, software engineer, infantryman, truck driver, housewife. The leftist intellectuals I know say they dislike such people insofar as they tend to be conservative Republicans.
Mr. Trump reminds us who the average American really is. Not the average male American, or the average white American. We know for sure that, come 2020, intellectuals will be dumbfounded at the number of women and blacks who will vote for Mr. Trump. He might be realigning the political map: plain average Americans of every type vs. fancy ones.
I simply loathe fancy Americans.
And it does mean, I believe, that the Trump-hater truly does hate the average American—male or female, black or white. Often he hates America, too.
Thank you, Wall Street Journal, for giving a voice to average, non-fancy Americans like David Gelertner.
Mr. Gelernter is computer science professor at Yale and chief scientist at Dittach LLC.