The American Left (AL) accuses Hillary Clinton of having CONSPIRED to “lower the level of the political conversation by making the GOP recruit Trump”, knowing in advance (but not the GOP) that he would be making an ass of himself and of our presidential election process.
Of course, they don’t explain how she managed to control the minds of the men in the GOP, nor do they present Wikileaks emails as evidence that she personally ‘made them’ recruit him. Evidence is not needed. The ‘conventional’ knowledge is that Hillary is ‘crooked’, so there’s no need for evidence of how that evil feminist woman controls men’s minds. She just does, doesn’t she?
And how exactly did the AL raised the level of that conversation, despite Hillary’s plan and Trump’s potty mouth? Basically, they clean after him, they clean his racist and fascist remarks and give to them ‘leftist’ meaning: he is ‘anti-globalist!
The AL has given his words a meaning and intention that they, as ‘socialist and Marxists’, should know is not there. There is no excuse for that because, even if they forgot their Marxism, there was this to remind them that Trump is no ‘leftist’:
Do you remember when Trump said early in the primaries that he could kill a man on 5Th ave in broad day light and no one would accuse him of a crime? You remember that comment, don’t you? It was not idle talking, he knew what he was saying: That he was aware that normal and reasonable people, let alone socialists and Marxists, would be CORRECT in being appalled by his racist and misogynistic comments and would normally make him pay for it one way or another.
By comparing his campaign ‘conversation’ to a crime, he was admitting knowledge of the meaning of his words.
The unstated conclusion of his comment was “given that no one seems to care, heck, I’ll go all the way”.
In other words, YOU, the AL, heard that and did exactly what he described, you didn’t care, and you joined his DEPLORABLES in ignoring his ‘criminal’ behavior.
Actually, you have done worse: you EXPLAIN to the American working/middle class (thank god they don’t read your magazine), what Trump REALLY means – more correctly – what you wish he means.
The AL’s Crime
Many of you consider yourselves within some shades of Marxism, and most surely socialists. Where is the discussion about class identity, consciousness? Do you remember ‘class identity’?
Why have you been EXPLAINING to the middle class that Trump, a self-proclaimed billionaire, with a history of helping no one but himself, no history of putting his money where his potty mouth is to help the middle class or the left, who has done nothing for America, why do you explain to them that he represents the interests of middle class, AND that he is a better alternative than Hillary? (I can hear that voice in your mind saying ‘but Hillary…’ Focus on what I’m saying, I will talk about her later.)
He is proud of evading taxes and of being an ‘excellent’ realtor, because evicting poor people is part of being an ‘intelligent’ businessman. “Hey, is necessary to take advantage of the loopholes”.
Is it ignorance, or willful desire to deceive our people; or are you truly that callous as to disregard the American non-elitist classes and women to pursue some ineffective intellectual Bolshevist ideal? Yes, Bolshevist:
“In my opinion, it turns bolshevism on its head by using race or ethnic identity instead of class identity as the supreme, mobilizing force in national life.” Peter Lee Trump: We Wish the Problem Was Fascism at Counter Punch
The reason the AL ignores, as the Deplorables, his racist and misogynist remarks is because they don’t care about that, they care only about ‘Bolshevist” ideas, the same ones that have kept them ignored by the American working class.
Yes, you are disregarding the poor, women and the ‘colored’ people for your pseudo Bolshevist agenda. Evidence:
“A President Hillary will kick up anger already on the boil in the Trump camp. The Bernie camp will match that anger if she lays aside his revolutionary call and settles on “children and the family,” issues at most peripheral to the battle against plutocracy Bernie took on.”
That was an expression dismissive of “children and the family” issues. The ONLY thing that matters to the pseudo-intellectual AL are the “issues” that Sanders “took on”. We know for a fact that he didn’t “took on” the issue of women right to abortion, for he DISMISSED Trump’s suggestion of prison for women who have abortions. “No need to react to that”, he said.
The AL’s online ‘think-tanks’, and Counter Punch more consistently and explicitly than others, are nothing but Trump Apologists. This is what an ‘apology’ looks like:
“There’s a difference, though. A relatively isolated figure in New York, imprisoned like some Gothic maiden in the gilded aerie of Trump Tower, Melania likely felt compelled to defend her philandering husband in order to preserve her stake in the untaxed Trump fortune. And who could blame her? We know how ruthlessly Donald “schlonged” Marla Maples in their divorce settlement… By contrast, Hillary leapt eagerly to Bill’s defense, desperate to safeguard her shot at power. “ Roaming Charges: Trump’s Naked and Hillary’s Dead
The Counter Punch writer explains to us, interpret for us Melania’s thinking, and concludes, without saying it openly, that neither Trump nor Melania have interests in “power”, only ‘evil Hillary’ does. Interestingly enough, most articles portraying Hillary as a “power thirsty bitch” are written by men.
But, the crown jewel of Counter Punch Trump Apologist is in the article where they explain to us that Trump is no fascist, with the unstated (in this one, but stated in many others) message that you should not be afraid of Trump, instead be afraid of “that woman”, the feminist bitch.
“Second thing is, Trump isn’t fascist. In my opinion, Trump’s an old-fashioned white American nativist,
Peter Lee Trump: We Wish the Problem Was Fascism
That’s all there is to him, he is “old fashion” racist, not a billionaire with elitist class consciousness, interests and behaviors. No need to fear him.
Apology in action:
“Tagging him as “fascist” allows his critics to put an alien, non-American gloss on a set of attitudes and policies that have been mainstreamed in American politics for at least 150 years…”
Don’t call him fascist, is truly unfair to that poor misunderstood man. ‘Here, let me explain to you why he is OK.’
“In my opinion, it turns bolshevism on its head by using race or ethnic identity instead of class identity as the supreme, mobilizing force in national life.”
There, in a nutshell, why the AL finds Trump worth defending and voting for him: because he attacks colored people BUT has (gulp!) working class identity and goals: attacking the globalists. Trump is following “the SUPREME” leftists’ god: the Bolshevist class/money issue, the other human issues are immaterial. Racism and rape of women, nah, not worth a Bolshevist’s attention.
They LAMENT that Trump is losing on account that “…Trump ain’t no fascist.”
He’s a nativist running a rather incompetent campaign.”
In my inartful blog I have christen the AL as ‘the zombie AL’, the ‘living-dead AL’. We all know what a zombie is. That piece up there is one evidence of how dead the AL is.
I have stated that the AL state of decay started to show when they drank Obama’s Kool-Aid. In “Why I’m Not Voting” Lara Gardner described (Counter Punch) pretty well how she saw that Obama was, in my words, a fake in terms of his ‘leftist’ promises. I too saw it back there in the primaries and tried to join the conversation to call the attention to what I had found about him.
Then, the AL became zombies when they decided to TRUST the Donald. They are so dead that they can’t feel the shame that any living human being calling him/herself ‘Marxist’ or ‘leftist’ would feel if they saw another one of their group supporting Trump.
The point is that the zombie Left joined Obama, attacked Hillary, got used to hating Hillary and are now continuing the job of killing her with ‘conventional truths’ propaganda. They will NEVER look at themselves and admit their errors. Intellectuals don’t make mistakes, it seems. Is us, the politically ignorant minions who can’t understand them.
If they drank the Kool-Aid, why should we trust them now and vote for Trump, as they are asking us to do?
I will address the Hillary-hating misogyny in my next post.