I staggered back to the underground
And the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwin' punches around
And preachin' from my chair
Column compares behavior of the left post Brexit/Trump to that of a tantrum-throwing child. It is hard not to. Arm flailing meltdowns that lay off blame to others is what children do before they learn how to reason and control their emotions.
Russia interfered, Trump is Hitler, they're all racists..., populist rubes shouldn't be allowed to vote, Trump is a madman who must be thrown from office. The litany of excuses continue.
Coping with their cognitive dissonance in this case has found many progressives banding together and returning to the playpen.