You look at the destructive policies that are being put in place and wonder what on earth the left is up to. Places that have the most "progressive" governments are instituting profoundly anti-progressive policies, like eliminating advanced math courses in public schools, or eliminating charter schools. Both of these benefit middle class or working class students - the elites, of course, send their kids to private schools. You could as easily use the example of unions losing good paying jobs when pipelines and oil drilling permits are canceled.
So what gives? I mean, it's obvious that these policies are destructive to income equality. J.Kb has a very interesting angle on what is driving the insanity:
The elites love, above all else, having things and access to things that regular people don’t ...
The point of buying shit like that is the knowledge that people who didn’t go to the right finishing schools and then to Harvard and then do a brokerage firm on Wall Street can’t buy that stuff.
Moreover, what the elite hate more than anything else is that so much of what they had we can have too.
Cellphones and laptops used to be status symbols of the elite. Think about Gordon Gekko in Wall Street talking on his cellphone in 1987. By 1997, every middle-class businessman in Miami had a cellphone. By 2007, cellphones were so ubiquitous that high school kids had cell phones, new homebuyers had given up landlines, and payphones were removed from public places.
Technology had democratized luxury and the elite couldn’t stand it.
Since then, the desire has been not just to own more but to make the rest of us own less ...
That doesn’t apply to the elite, just to us.
The real reason the elite hated Donald Trump was not that he was an ideological conservative (he only sort of was) or that he tweeted mean things (they like mean tweets, just not ones directed at them). It was that Trump identified the failures of “the best and the brightest” and called them out. There is nothing these experts hate more than challenges to the authority they think they deserve.
He drew back the curtain so that everyone could see that the "elites" were anything but elite. They cannot ever forgive him for that, and thus the rage.
Putting these together, we can see that the elites are furious at the idea that someone could challenge their authority, and determined that this will never happen again. This is why these anti-progressive policies are being implemented everywhere: it's to tell the "non-elites" that they need to keep their place, or else. Every Trump voter will be punished, to make sure a Trumpist rebellion never occurs again. The punishments will be crude, and the cruder the better - to drive home the point of who's on top and who isn't (and won't ever be).
Back in November, I posted about the surprising crudeness of the election fraud:
What is striking about the fraud is the blatant clumsiness on display: the Democrats aren't even trying to hide the fact that they are manufacturing ballots in industrial quantities. This is really, really interesting, and suggests that their motive is not simply to install their preferred candidate in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It suggests that the motivation is deeper, and darker.
Theodore Dalrymple studied Soviet era propaganda - the propaganda targeting not a western audience, but instead the populations of the Warsaw Pact. He was struck by how crude it was:
In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.
I think that this is what they're after - showing the country that they can steal an election and there's nothing that we can do about it. It comes from the same source that causes cities to remove statues of George Washington. It's showing who's up and who's down.
The crudeness of it all isn't a bug - it's the primary point to these people, who believe that they have a fundamental right to rule.
The elites are determined that their opponents will be humiliated and impoverished forever. Never again will they be laughed at by the unwashed masses. Never again will the masses aspire to the elite's station. The elites don't mind the masses hating them so long as they fear them.
That's why there will never be a free and fair election in the country again, at least if the elites get their way.