By Clarice Feldman
Like baboons showing their rears to zoogoers, the election of President Trump caused the rotting institutions of America to reveal their least attractive features. The press has engaged in nonstop lying without remorse. The premier educational institutions have revealed their Marxist colors and disdain for the sifting and winnowing of ideas that once were their reason to be. The FBI, Department of Justice, and the courts have tipped their partisanship, and to their dishonor, the ethical grounding that once made them worthy of respect.
Not for the first time Conrad Black has accurately summarized the “nightmare campaign of outright idiocy” we’ve faced since Trump’s election.
It’s nice to know that he believes I am not the only one considering the country has gone mad. He says “a very large number of us” share that view. And he goes on to show us why.
Among his targets are the lying press and the violent crime rate in New York City and Chicago as the mayors of those cities reduce police budgets and attack law enforcement. The absurdity of #NeverTrumper Mitt Romney marching with BLM, whose leader threatens to burn down the country if it doesn’t get its way. Black tags Joe Biden “a waxwork dummy hiding in this basement” who considers BLM, which has revealed itself “as a white-hating Marxist urban terrorist organization,” as a “valuable political ally.” The left’s continued effort to prolong the economic shutdown of the country as the fatalities from the Wuhan virus have declined “by nearly 90 percent” and increased testing shows large numbers of those who contracted it had none or minimal symptoms. (A wag online notes it is such a frightful malady most of us never knew we had it until tests showed we did.)