Just a short one, I'm rather preoccupied.
A glance at the Graun's comment pieces, or a rummage among the twitter of the smarter 'real lefties', is enough to show that the Left - both 'liberal' and 'socialist' - is still in the state of demoralised shock they have been for quite a while now. How does Trump get so many votes, (and increase his % of black support, both men and women)? etc etc etc. By way of a telling symptom, the Graun has almost completely suspended facilitating BTL comments on CiF: amusing to speculate precisely why.
The impression is of stark terror. That educated lefties feel they've completely lost their grip, their ability to rely upon, the uneducated masses. They never even gave that a thought. The "working class" was theirs, the Unions (or someone) would always deliver - wouldn't they?
Of course, I can't remotely claim originality for this idea: because it's been out there since the twin eruptions of 2016. Remember Grayson Perry after the Referendum, who ruefully bemoaned that all his life he felt he was securely on the side of the angels, sticking it to The Man - only to realise that now, he probably was The Man ... He'd turned around, looked behind him, and noticed there was nobody there.
Nobody, it seems, to cover their backs as they pursue their woke-fantasy agenda, horribly exposed. That's a naked position, alright. The sheer terror that's out there. Remember also the UK Left in 1980-81-82-83 ... don't worry lads, sooner or later the Miners will strike, and that'll be the end of her. And they did; and it wasn't. Oh, horror.
Don't worry, people. Sooner or later ... But no.