Most of my online friends and acquaintances who aren’t liberals have spent the last few days having what one called a “schadenboner”.

[Aside: following cogent criticism at Samizadata I realize that the word needs umlauts and a proper font for full appreciation

The mass freak out by the “liberal”/”progressive” part of the (social) media world has been hilarious to watch for the most part.


But then there’s the less salubrious part of that reaction. There are the ones who show their tolerance by hoping that random strangers are burned to death, as in the images on this post, or who actually riot, attack pets or deface property. And there are numerous threats to kill President Elect Trump or suggesting violent revolution.

This and the fear-mongering about Trump’s intentions towards various potentially oppressed minorities is in strong contrast to the behavior of McCain and Romney supporters in the last two elections. It is also highly reminiscent of the fear-mongering about racist attacks in the UK after the Brexit vote. In that case any spike in hate-crimes seems to be in very large part because the police were more incented to ask whether some perfectly normal mugging or similar was potentially motivated by hate. Likewise the endless mass cry-ins on college campuses and the overwrought blamestorming like this outburst:

“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

In other words the evidence seems pretty strong that the liberals are projecting their own fears, hate and intolerance onto their opponents rather than basing it on actual facts. For a group who often claim to be evidence and science based, even if they mostly didn’t actually study in a STEM field, this is pretty pathetic.

One suspects their great fear is that, in fact, they are wrong and in that they are probably correct