Many on political left in the UK and the US are immune to self analysis.
They say they love their country, but would rather salute the idea that the majority are racist idiots rather than entertain the idea that they, on the left, have too often shown open contempt for the majority of the people in their own country.
The political left loves to say the poor, ignorant, "low-information voters" are "voting against their own economic interests".
And in that oft-repeated statement they display complete oblivion to the notion that they just insulted the very people whose support they need in order to actually govern.
Who are you calling poor and ignorant? Oh, we are knuckle draggers are we? You laugh at our track suits and sneer at our education do you? You talk a good game about tolerance and multiculturalism, but isn't it just a nice gambit to get cheap waiters and low-cost construction labor?
And around it goes.
The left says everyone who voted for Brexit is a xenophobe, even as they themselves reject tradition for the trendy, and elevate the exotic and foreign over the endemic and native.
And of course it must be "the multi-nationals" that pushed Brexit and "manipulated the ignorant poors" and never mind that it is actually the multinational corporations that love international banking and open border immigration. It is the multinationals that love the free trade laws that allow them to send good jobs oversees where people are willing to work for a bucket of fish heads.
The idea that the people of Britain are voting against "arrogance, ignorance and greed" of the sniffing snobs on the political left, every bit as much as they are voting against the rapacious predator corporations such as AIG, is an idea that so many on the political left cannot tolerate, or even pause to consider.
"I tell you these Brexit people are so backwards and ignorant that they still have dogs without papers and hunt things in forest, field and fen. Stupid racist fuckers. How come they will not let us lead them?"