They say there are always two ways of looking at things, and the victory of Donald J. Trump in the US presidential election is no exception. He is the living proof that the political, economic and intellectual élite was swept away because they had completely lost touch with reality.
Basing government decisions on “alternative” facts is of course bound to give rise to doubts and misgivings. Despite the absence of constraints marking the actual boundaries beyond which lies meta-reality, these facts do raise hopes and expectancies which, whether we like it or not, are vested with a measure of democratic legitimacy. As Clemens Vedder so apply put it “while reality used to be taken at face value, it has now become the raw material to be skewed, shaped stretched and shrunk from which to prepare the big picture.”