JON STEWART: "I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege. That's all I want I want to do—"
Jon Stewart was interviewing Bill O'Reilly when he revealed his ulterior motives; he wasn't interested in what O'Reilly thinks or how he has become so successful or how he viewed the election or anything other than advancing his self-absorbed, Marxist/Progressive template that America is a racist nation and that all minorities are victims of an indigenous form of white racism by virtue of historic 'privilege'.
This mental fixation on dividing Americans into racial and intellectual tribes, of asserting broad excuses for those who have been unable to gain economical and social assimilation, of culturally realigning our diversity into a monolithic baseline of mediocrity, and of stereotyping 'white' as some sort of evil institutional force, is illustrative of why fly-over voters rejected Obama, Clinton, Kaine, Colbert, Stewart, O'Donnell, SNL and the entire leftist media and political propaganda-machine that inundates us daily.
Stewart, like most 'Progressives', is suffering from the Cuba Syndrome.
The Cuba Syndrome mimics Down's Syndrome: sad, frightening, unexplainable and difficult to manage. Unlike the ravages of Down's, Progressive's Cuba Syndrome symptoms are self imposed. They display unapproachable smugness, misinformed certitude, self absorption and irrational reasoning that can only be 'explained' by other victims of the disease, who speak in prescribed dogma, in an Orwellian language customized to fit their political template. Where most of us see oppression, they see liberty, where we see totalitarianism, they see revolutionary nobility. They live in a collective ideological bubble.
There is a fine line between insanity and arrogance:
The sad part is that people like Stewart will never have the honesty or humility to look in the mirror and ask themselves, is it possible I am wrong? Is it possible that the lessons taught by Saul Alinsky, Noam Chomsky, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Fidel Castro were wrong? Or will they, like so many of the die-hard believers in a Communist Cuba nirvana, continue to cling to the irrational, elitist view that a Castro-style Communism is the best organizational scheme for managing people who are, in their condescension, too dumb to manage themselves?