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Memsaab And The Maid

If the poor, the und­erprivileged and the jobless have abandoned the liberals then it is not bec­ause the poor have become conservative but it is because the libe­rals have become something else.

Memsaab And The Maid
Memsaab And The Maid
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2016-11-14T11:23:30+05:30

Liberals all over the world seem to be aghast. They don’t know what has hit them, in New Delhi, in London and now in Washington. They still have not understood the Brexit results, and now refuse to accept Donald Trump’s victory. So, they will go on attacking the people’s mandate till the time they hope the people would change their opinion and vote in a liberal politician. But one startling new thing about the liberals is that they have begun classifying the voters who refuse to listen to their high priests as poor, illiterate, less educated and often jobless.

But, hey, wasn’t this the original Left liberal constituency? If the poor, the und­erprivileged and the jobless have abandoned the liberals then it is not bec­ause the poor have become conservative or rightwing, but it is because the libe­rals have become something else. The cigar-chomping, single malt-guzzling, wine-tasting, Marx-spewing elite are actually that. Elite. They have a great education, probably in an Ivy League university in the US or a more ancient one in the UK, a great lib­rary, a great job and a great amount of money—black or white. They are obviously liberal and, hence, not colour-conscious.

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