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An Unhappy Nation – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by M. C. on November 16, 2022

But the country worked. Yes, there was Jim Crow, and some country clubs kept out Jews, but a Christian USA was a happy country; at least it was seen by many as the happiest nation ever. There were 150 million Americans, most of them happy as hell.

Seventy years or so later, things ain’t what they used to be.


NEW YORK—An American hack who used to write okay stuff until his left-wing employer signaled to him that activism is more important than journalism recently revealed that Americans are unhappier now than they’ve ever been before. Especially in places that voted for the Donald. According to the hack, Trump got the most votes in places where people felt the unhappiest. But that makes sense, doesn’t it? Don’t people vote against the status quo when misery levels are rising? Mind you, it could also be that those who ask the questions (the hack did not specify who posed them) have a vested interest in the answers they get. Invent a misery level where voters are for Trump, then pour it on and predict strikes, crime, and anti-government demonstrations.

By the time you read this, American midterm results will be in, and boring pundits will be telling us why people voted the way they did. What they will not be doing is telling us why they mostly got it wrong, because sitting and talking with think-alikes does not a Delphic Oracle make. I am no longer for the Donald because I do not wish to see ratings and subscription numbers of left-wing rags like the Bagel Times improve, nor do I wish to see a media backlash to the Donald obscure stories that actually matter. Trump hogs the headlines and dominates all news, and knowing what lefty hacks are like, if a fully dressed Trump fell into the White House swimming pool, it would lead the news even if Russia unleashed a nuclear bomb that same evening. The trouble is there are more than 70 million voters who love the Donald, the so-called “Deplorables” by the poet Hillary Clinton. Last but not least, Trump is to presidential dignity what Harpo Marx was to speech. But the fact that the Justice Department may appoint a prosecutor to go after Trump makes his supporters not best pleased.

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