For the Zombie American Left, Sanders and Trump are Morally Equals
Who is the Zombie AL?
Zombies are blind
Zombies blame the living
Zombies’ Musical Theme: Macho Macho Man, I want to be a Macho Man!
It would have been more satisfying had Sanders gone, Trump-style, for Hillary’s jugular,
…but some of his ideas [Trump’s] are more progressive than Hillary’s.
…anti-Trump hysteria is and always has been irrational;
ANDREW LEVINE “A Putrid Election: the Horserace as Farce”
In this blog I have given many examples, from articles in the American Left’s (AL) online ‘think-tanks’, of their pitiful defense of candidate Trump that shows that the AL is dead.
Today I give you the DEFINITE evidence in the form of Counter Punch’s call for Trump to (not-so-figuratively) ‘kill’ Hillary, for him to finish his campaign using (more!) “dirty” tactics against her, and for you, the voters, to ignore his racist attacks on anyone who is not a white male.
As you will see, “dirty” means misogynistic attacks, and the call to ignore his racists attacks come (in my opinion) from the fact that most of the AL themselves are whites. They have the luxury of ignoring the offensive racists attacks. Compassion is not in their hearts.
And only mindless people (zombies) would call denunciations of Trump’s bigotry and his absence of rational policy proposals “anti-Trump hysteria”.
I have argued (inartfully) in this blog that the American Left (AL) is a zombie Left, dead, but still roaming around among the living millennials, and that it died when they became Trump Apologists in February, more or less.
Those quotes up there are the latest examples of the AL explaining, defending and justifying what no leftist should do: ask the working class to ignore the RACIST rants of the clearly unstable mind of a representative of the racist “billionaire class”, Donald Trump, i.e.
Much that comes out of Trump’s mouth truly is horrendous, but some of his ideas are more progressive than Hillary’s.
This man has done NOTHING to deserve the support of the left or of the working class, or of women….
From where do the zombie AL gets the idea that this man incarnate political and moral values of interest to the American working/middle class? Oh, I know the answer to that question: From the same place they got the idea of supporting Sanders, i.e., from their puny political minds. They didn’t vet Sanders, and you can bet your home they didn’t ‘vet’ Trump.
Hell, is there any need to ‘vet’ Trump to know who he represents? He represents himself! But don’t tell that to the zombie leftist ‘intellectuals’; they need time to figure it out by themselves, as they needed time to figure out that Sanders was not there for them.
You see, for the zombie AL, Sanders and Trump are politically and morally similar. Either of them is a good choice for the zombie AL; just don’t choose ‘that woman’, she is total ‘she-devil’. Yes, they have called her ‘she-devil’.
Who is the Zombie AL? Are they the ‘conscience’ of the working class?
The American Leftists, for me, are most of the members of the old leftist organizations, Marxists, socialists and communist, and their online ‘think-tanks’. They are the ‘leftist intellectuals’ who think they can teach the working class how to do the revolution, seeing themselves as the “conscience” of the working class.
Take Mr. Levine, who wrote that article. He “is a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies,”, and yet he is telling the voters that Trump has ‘more progressive ideas than Hillary’. How many more?, please tell us. He shows his lack of political acumen, his confusion about the old (but still relevant) leftist concept of class identity when he said this about Sanders in the article:
Perhaps he was with them all along; perhaps he turned cowardly in the end.
The zombie left can’t distinguish one ‘leftist’ elitist from a billionaire elitist. For them, Trump is as good as Sanders. And no one in the zombie left seems to mind the equality.
FYI:What they express in that article are the same feelings across the American Left. The only exception I have found is with the people of The Nation, who are supporting Clinton (but not excusing her ‘imperfections’) and denouncing Trump for what he is.
The uncool Zombie AL
The American Left (AL) has been so ineffective at mobilizing the working and middle classes in the last, let’s say, 25 years, and intellectually bankrupt, that they chose to join the presidential race in the primaries to lay all of their few political chips on one unvetted man: Bernie Sanders.
They run to the ‘cool group’, wherever there is a group of people doing something cool, they run to join them; they don’t want to be left out (no pun intended, but, yeah.)
They knew, and know, that they, by themselves, couldn’t pull a demonstration of the people’s political power like Sanders’ followers did, so they jumped to his coattails to ride the ‘bern movement’, as if they had anything to contribute to it; worse, as if the millennials were interested on their ‘contribution’.
As I predicted, they lost their bet and blamed Sanders (and Hillary’s “trickery”) for losing to Clinton. They will NEVER dare criticize themselves for, once again, falling for false leftists prophets; they did it first with Obama.
And now, they are doubling down on another loser bet, backing Trump and hoping that he ‘kills’ the object that reflects their futility: a woman called Hillary Clinton.
It would have been more satisfying had Sanders gone, Trump-style, for Hillary’s jugular,…
Zombies are blind
What I kept saying all along during the primaries was not difficult to see for any leftists worth calling himself/herself leftists.
I said that Sanders participation in the primaries was the typical strategy of the oligarchs of neutralizing what the media (correctly) called ‘voters anger’; that Sanders was the bait to bring those young angry people to the party so they would stop expressing their anger in ‘occupy movements’ and denouncing Wall Street and marching in front of their CEOs homes. I also argued, with evidence, that Sanders was and is a willing tool of the oligarchs.
The AL should ask themselves why did they refuse, and continue to refuse to see it, because now they claim they see it, but they still don’t.
This is the old AL, people; they should have the benefit of ‘living experience’ on their side to help them ‘see’ what was going on in the primaries. Zombie Left.
Zombies don’t know what they are doing
And through the primaries I denounced the AL for blindly and fanatically joining Sanders. The AL can’t claim they were deceived by Sanders. They deceived themselves out of intellectual bankruptcy and frustration for their inability to organize the American working, middle and poor classes and other groups in a time of global people’s anger about their oppression by the globalists. It should be easy to catch some of those ‘angry fish’, but not for the AL.
And now, here they are, the AL, ‘suspecting’ about Sanders the same things I had already denounced. They are so intellectually bankrupt and incapable of self-analysis, that they can’t even make a DEFINITE statement about the meaning of Sanders participation in the primaries and in the current race; they have DOUBTS, i.e., they are CONFUSED about Sanders’ ‘revolutionary purity’.
But when the spirit of rebellion threatened to slip out of their control, the grandees, with Sanders’ cooperation, pulled the plug. Perhaps he was with them all along; perhaps he turned cowardly in the end. Either way, he who made millions of people “feel the Bern” forfeited an opportunity to make history.
Zombies blame the living
And in there lies Sanders’ crime: he didn’t deliver the revolution, he didn’t make “history”. He was the ‘traitor’, not them; they were his followers, he was the undisputed pure messianic leader. Just as they thought Obama was a messianic leader, Sanders was bound to do to them the same thing Obama did: He let them down. So, now, they all go home disappointed at him, and praying that Trump ‘kills’ Hillary with…misogyny, lies and character assassination.
Why, then, waste a moment’s thought on that horse race? The only reason I can think of is the hope that, playing to his strength, Trump, an inveterate entertainer, will make the spectacle interesting by going dirty.
He could have done that in the first debate, had he followed through with his threat to seat Gennifer Flowers in the front row. Monica Lewinsky would be better, but Gennifer will do. [Misogyny]
The duopoly’s stranglehold over peoples’ minds is still too strong; and Trump still scares too many liberals. [Trump Apology and defense, because, really, there’s NOTHING to fear about a Trump presidency.]
Because she is a Cold Warrior at heart, who seems undaunted by the prospect of hostilities with Russia, Hillary Clinton is a very dangerous woman. [Woman-hating and fearing.]
Much that comes out of Trump’s mouth truly is horrendous, but some of his ideas are more progressive than Hillary’s. [Ignore his racist remarks and woman-shaming; he has bigly ideas for the nation.]
His more progressive ideas have mainly to do with matters of war and peace, trade policy, jobs creation, and infrastructure development. [They believe him when he says “trust me, I will bring peace as you have never seen before.You can trust Trump’s promises better than Hillary’s.]
These are matters that voters care about; it would hardly do therefore to dwell on them insofar as Trump, not Clinton, occupies the high ground. [Voters don’t care about racism, therefore, don’t mind his racists rhetoric.]
All of those nonsensical quotes represent the mental attitude of the zombie AL: desperate and angry, powerless and without intelligent ideas to communicate to the voters. (They are not interested in communicating with women). They want no other than crazy Trump to “go dirty” on her. That’s all the zombie AL has today.
Zombies’ Musical Theme: Macho Macho Man, I want to be a Macho Man!
Just as the AL went all goo goo gaga over Sanders without vetting him, now they are dancing to disco Macho Macho Man Trump. They love that manly stamina he has, they love his theatrical buffoonery. They accept him as he is, they want you to vote for him, and not for ‘that woman’. They think he is not dangerous, but she is.
How the American Left ended up in this political miasma supporting a conceited, racist, misogynistic, homelessness-producing megalomaniac and mentally unstable elitist is beyond me. All I know is that they have done a great disservice to the people of this nation, to the possibility of them trusting any one propounding serious ‘leftist’ ideology.
As I have said all along, there is no working class party. Until one is organized, we are stuck with the duopoly. I have always voted democratic unenthusiastically This time…I’m with her. Because I did my research, because I researched Sanders and the other ‘leftists’ groups, and none of them is worth risking a Trump presidency.
Hillary, with all her imperfections, is the best option. I’m tired of voting for imperfect men. The zombie AL wants me to vote for a mentally unstable racist billionaire who has done nothing for us, over a rational human being, just because that being is a woman.For the zombie left, any man is better than Hillary; that’s why they voted for Obama. It was not because he was vetted and had better ideas. It was because the zombies don’t like women.
It’s time to give a chance to an imperfect woman. Sanders was almost a saint, but I don’t like saints too much.
I will be updating this post. There’s more I want to say. Please, leave a respectful comment; it can be angry, but not offensive, please.