Unintended Consequences are the People's real-world reactions to the political acts of a ruling class. A ruling class whose sources of credibility are based on the fantasy-world thinking of ivory-tower intellectuals and policy elites.
In other words, the Marketplace of Ideas has a reality component attached, whether acknowledged or ignored. Rational Self-interest trumps Theoretical indulgence every time.
And, when elections are stolen, I still get to vote...