They don’t just hate America, they hate Americans. They totally, really, seriously hate us. They don’t just look down on us, they aren’t just snobs: they hate us. They want us gone.
The first time this really became clear to me was during a discussion on L1 several years ago, before Trump entered the scene, I am pretty sure. One of the militant libertarians on that site stated that Americans who could not find jobs should move to China, where, he said, the jobs were. He wasn’t joking. At least several people came forward to defend him. I was the only one arguing against his position.
It is important to point out here, that the people on L1 who wanted to send millions of Americans into exile were and still are enthusiastic supporters of open borders. Most or all of them wrote under pseudonyms, but Claire Berlinski defended the “send them to China!” position in her own name.
When it comes to open borders, destroying economic opportunities for low income Americans is a feature not a bug. American citizenship means less than nothing to these people. Americans mean less than nothing to them.
L1 has always been, in my opinion, controlled opposition. It is not a reflection of what most conservative Americans are like, but it definitely is a reflection of what the ruling class is like. When someone tells you who they are, believe them.