Michael Hudson on Identity Politics: to strengthen the working class, dump women and ‘colored’ people

Identity politics strips away thinking of one’s interest in having to work for a living.
Michael Hudson

Only racist people can shame you for fighting racism, misogyny and xenophobia.
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The specter of stealthy racism and misogyny rises again in the progressive movement, this time from the pen of famous leftist economist Michael Hudson (is he leftist?) in his recent article Trump is Obama’s Legacy: Will this Break up the Democratic Party? at Counter Punch magazine. I have to ask “is he leftist?” because Counter Punch is the preferred site of alt-right third-way conservatives who speak, without an accent, the leftist lingo to better contaminate with their racism and misogyny the minds of unsuspecting progressives. Paul Craig Robertson is one of those alt-right and openly conservatives whose right-wing ideology is often published there under the guise of ‘leftist’ opinion; that good they are at impersonating leftist’s ‘thinking’.

But that’s a different story. I’m here to talk about Mr. Hudson’s, and the alt-right’s,  anti-women and racist ideology passed on in his article as criticism of “identity politics” (IdPol)

The enemy within: Identity Politics as anti-labor politics

Mr. Hudson opens the discussion of Identity Politics defining in  the heading IdPol as “anti-labor”. It’s the only definition  he offers of it to the reader, passing then to wrongly describe what IdPol does. By defining it as “anti” labor, he clears up the battlefield for the confrontation between the two enemies: the ‘labor movement’  vs everybody else.

You see, if you happen to believe that there are other forms of institutionalized oppression, in addition to labor, with roots both in culture and economic politics, then Mr. Hudson will cast you on the side of the enemy of the white male “working class”: you are “everybody else”; and if you ARE a unionized working person, then you must be the enemy within.  Let’s be honest, today, the intellectual leftists are more preoccupied with the suffering of the white male working class “abandoned and insulted by Clinton and the democratic party” than with that of  women and children,  be it as workers (child labor) or sex-slaves; not even interested with the economical well-being of ‘colored’ laborers. So when the intellectual leftists, Mr. Hudson and the alt-right use the term “working class”, white male working class is what they mean. And they mean race and gender are the enemies of that particular segment of the working class.

The article does not  mention the  unemployed women and ‘colored people’ demands for jobs, whether historically or in the present. The non-whites’ struggle for jobs is not part of the author’s idea of ‘working class’.   That’s why Mr. Hudson implies that the reason these people ‘practice’ IdPol is because they don’t want to work for a living, as he says in the article:

Identity politics strips away thinking of one’s interest in terms of having to work for a living.”

Mind you, not even the ‘labor movement’ itself adopts Mr. Hudson’s extreme stereotyping definition of IdPol, for they continue to support  with actions the demands of so-called ‘identity’ groups: women, immigrants, people of color, LGBT. But with his anti-IdPol, Mr. Hudson and the extreme GOP alt-right can light up in what remains of the labor movement the fire of hatred of women, with the leftist intellectuals fanning that fire in their leftist media.

Answer this quickly: When have you seen a racist/white supremacist/GOP/conservative calling for an end to  racism and misogyny? That’s why only “labor politics” matters to Mr. Hudson and the leftists intellectuals.

The Black Panthers: enemies of labor?

He starts the discussion of Idpol by saying that the term ‘identity politics’ is a “new term introduced to the English language“; that’s it, period. He forgets to state ‘when’ or ‘who’ “introduced” it. It matters, ‘who’.

According to some writers (e.g., Howard J. Wiarda in “Political Culture, Political Science, and Identity Politics: An Uneasy Alliance”), the term has been in use since at least the 1960-70s; that doesn’t make it “new”, or does it? The revolutionary movement of that time used the term to inform the public about oppression by capitalism in all spheres of human relations, including the personal. Groups like Black Panthers and feminists used it, you know, the people who, according to Mr. Hudson’s definition of IdPol,  you should condemn today  for using ‘identity politics’. But we don’t want to condemn them, do we?, at least not consciously.

That’s why Mr. Hudson’s assertion about the origin of the term IdPol  is purposely superficial, because it surreptitiously leads to the condemnation of the recent history of the people’ struggles against all forms of capitalist/conservative oppression. And what is good for the goose is good for the gander: if we accept that it was necessary for those people in the 60s and 70s to fight against the racism and misogyny that comes intertwined with economic oppression, so it is today.

Culture and the culture of oppression

Mr. Hudson’s and the alt-right’s racist ideology stands on the believe that the oligarchy, globalists, and conservative elites of all flavors don’t use culture to oppress the rest of humanity; that only our 9 to 5 work-life interest them, but not controlling what happens in our ‘cultural space’ after hours. Believe that ideology on your own peril.

Were concentration camp ‘Jews’ anti-labor?

But IdPol have been in use since MANY years before the 7os. Mr.Hudson  forgets to mention that the legs on which Hitler’s Nazism stood was precisely identity politics: German ‘racial superiority’, the ‘inferiority’ of Jews, Blacks, women, homosexuals, the mentally ill; and of non-German ‘ethnic nationals’…all of whom were so ‘inferior’ as to deserve been incinerated in concentration camps. Consider this: If you were a non-mentally ill/not physically disabled white ‘Aryan’ male in Nazi Germany, would you have feared Hitler’s RACIAL policies? What if you were a ‘Jew’, would you have feared his racial policies? Would you have said, in those days, ‘let’s not talk about Hitler’s identity politics of persecuting me because of my Jewishness/Blackness; let’s concentrate on Hitler’s union-busting practices?’

Yep, identity politics never existed before until Hillary introduced it.

Only RACIST people don’t fear racist policies and politics. Only racist people can shame you for fighting against racism, misogyny and xenophobia. Only racists can tell you that you should worry ONLY about wages, that you should NOT support anyone who stands to defend you against racism…Only Mr. Hudson, a white male who has done nothing for “the working class”  can define for you your priorities: racism and misogyny are NOT the priorities of the white male labor ‘movement’, so they can’t be yours either.

Yep, healthy-looking, happy nothing-to-fear white boy. I should trust you when you tell me not to fight against racism and misogyny because?

Woman, where were you on Trump’s inauguration day?
(The “52% of white women who voted for Trump”)

Mr. Hudson wouldn’t be worthy of being called a white elitist man if he didn’t attack women in his piece. He blamed. literally, the women’s march on D.C. for the absence of the left and unions on Trump’s inauguration day. Was he there that day? I didn’t see him.

I went to the inauguration, and my first observation was ‘Where are the unions, where are the leftists, where is everybody?’ There were less than 3K people where I was. Mr. Hudson answered the question for me: it was the women, stupid! Somehow those evil pro-Clinton women bewitched the leftists, the anti-war ‘movement’ and the unions members on January 20 to stay at home that day. Sounds to me like Mr. Hudson suffers from typical men’s primordial fear of women.

Maybe he should talk to Paul Craig Robertson who wrote an article about the demise of the American left. Paul is right, the American left is dead, and the alt-right has taken its place, that’s why they didn’t show up. But also because they are supporting Trump dreaming that he is the new revolutionary of peace because of his love for Putin. Everybody knows that the union movement have been decimated too, but not by the women’s movement. There were no leftists, unions or anti-war marchers in the millions at Trump’s inauguration because those movements have been destroyed: by the conservatives, GOP, globalists, and SOME in the Democratic party.

Also, Mr. Hudson states that “52% of white women voted for Trump”. I tell him  98% of BLACK women voted for Hillary Clinton. These are women who, with good reasons, are afraid of Trump’s racism; white women are not afraid of his racism. I congratulate Black women for being the ONLY group on which the media propaganda (left and right) failed completely to manipulate voters into voting for Trump.  They may not all be feminists (must of them aren’t) but they sure knew that, in terms of national policies, Trump is the enemy. They know that the killing of their Black children will continue under Trump, but their boys bought the misogynistic fear of a woman running the nation and decided to stay home; they voted in that way against their own interests and their mothers.

Mr. Hudson says that the media “informed” us that white women didn’t feel welcome at the march. The media has ignored women’s activities, and when they mention them, it is ALWAYS to denigrate the women or to create division. The march in D.C. was very white indeed. Propaganda, what do you expect from  our mainstream media?

The question is Where were those people who Saturday? Did they come to show support to working women, to victims of violence, to children, to disabled people; to stand against Trump’s upcoming wars, which we knew were around the corner? So much for ‘anti-war movement’.

The women’s march was open for everybody who knew that the struggle continues with Trump. But our intellectual leftists have filled the minds of some men and women with the idea that we must wait and give Trump a chance to prove that he is the “revolutionary” they have made him to be in their puny imaginations. These ‘leftists’ would rather stick a fork in their eyes than get caught marching with women!

Mr. Hudson didn’t show up there, actually, he doesn’t show up ANYWHERE, because he is a conservative. He considers women’s issues to be “non-issues, non-threatening to the donor class”; in other words, women are ‘wimps’. He and the intellectual leftists lament that women were marching against Trump. I’m sure that after Trump’s bombing of Syria, they will not recognize that women were correct in marching against him. As long as women don’t do as men tell them, men will be angry at them.

Women’s Strike for Peace-And Equality, Women’s Strike for Equality, Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, August 26, 1970. (Photo by Eugene Gordon/The New York Historical Society/Getty Images)

Mr. Hudson misses ‘the simplicity of the past’
(typical of conservatives)

According to the author, identity pol.

used to be about three major categories: workers and unionization, anti-war protests and civil rights marches against racist Jim Crow laws. That ended when these movements got co-opted into the Democratic Party.”

When you put it like that, the people’ struggle against all kind of oppression seem less cumbersome, for we can now see what it is NOT about. The following is an incomplete list of non-issues derived from Mr. Hudson’ statement above:

  • The fight against capitalism and for control of the means of production (only union-issues matter)
  • Fight against institutionalized racism
  • Fight for climate and environmental issues (poisoning of water resources…)
  • Fight against institutionalized misogyny and oppression of women (gender pay gap, sexual harassment everywhere and in the job (not a problem of male workers),  physical violence against women on a daily basis…)
  • Globalists exploiting child-labor is a non-issue
  • Keeping an army of unemployed humanity to serve as regulator of the cost of labor (if you are not working, you are a non-issue and Mr. Hudson will put you in the ‘enemy of the working class’ side)

Interestingly enough, these are all economic issues that affect the elite conservative businesses and the globalists, which is why they oppose the people fighting to achieve them. Fighting “Jim Crow” was OK, but not fighting against the institutionalized racism that Mr. King fought, the one from which white conservatives profited; and Black women are not in the image we get in our minds when we talk about racism. By mentioning only Jim Crow, Mr. Hudson shows us his true colors.

If we had focused only on those three issues, the following would have never  happened, but they did:

  • there would have been no disability movement to stop the atrocities committed in psychiatric hospitals,
  • no removal of environmental barriers to help people with physical disabilities navigate the outdoors,
  • no child protections laws, against child labor and child abuse in general,
  • no attention to the problem of sex-slavery of women and children,
  • no changes to the justice system that oppresses Blacks and minorities…

We take for granted many of the rights we ‘enjoy’ today, but they were all won with blood. Only conservatives and globalists want us to ignore those issues, mainly because they created and benefit from them.

Put the blame on Mame boys

That ended when these movements got co-opted into the Democratic Party.

Not only Mr. Hudson and the alt-right don’t blame the GOP for the ending of “these movements”,  you will NOT find the leftist intellectuals blaming them either. All the blame for the loss of workers rights goes to the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton, as if the persistent attacks on labor didn’t start in the 1900s with the advent of the new capitalism. Don’t socialists agree in that capitalism can’t exist without the proletarians and is perpetually fighting against them? Is it possible that the GOP is not the representative of  capitalists? Why attack the party with the most working class in it and leave the white supremacists’ party untouched?

You must ask yourselves why these people deflect attention from the GOP, who benefits from it and from destroying the democratic party; who benefits from leaving the GOP as the only party in the nation?

Propaganda is a fun when you know how to do it

In describing how IdPols ‘works’, Mr. Hudson says:

“Its aim is for voters to think of themselves as separatist minorities – women, LGBTQ, Blacks and Hispanics. The Democrats thought they could beat Trump by organizing Women for Wall Street (and a New Cold War), LGBTQ for Wall Street (and a New Cold War), and Blacks and Hispanics for Wall Street (and a New Cold War). Each identity cohort was headed by a billionaire or hedge fund donor.

Well…that quote is so offensive I don’t even know where to start. OK. I will start with the propaganda in it.

Many people accept that there is such a thing as “propaganda”, but most refuse to accept the examples of how it manifests, so you may not see propaganda in that quote. The phrase “and New Cold War”, in caps and all, is an emotionally negative message repeated over and over, and associated with the names of each group representing a political issue. This IS one technique of propaganda. “New Cold War”, that was the bogeyman used against the democratic party, not against the GOP.

Mr. Hudson expertly associates the fights against misogyny, racism and other forms of oppression by conservatives and globalists, with the hatred inculcated in some progressives against the democratic party. We LGBT, women, Blacks…we are all for “the Cold War” the dems are planning, according to Mr. Hudson. Hate them! (“1984”)

Of course, typical of a smear campaign, Mr. Hudson provides no evidence that there were “groups of women for Wall Street…” nor that there is a “billionaire” behind “each identity cohort”. Mr. Hudson, you are a liar, and your opinion drips with disdain for anyone who is not a white male like you.

But that doesn’t matter for those who believe in the “evil witch”; the attacks don’t have to be proven. The accusations themselves have become the ‘evidence’: just say it, it will become true by the magic of pronunciation.

Conclusion: Divide and conquer

Mr. Hudson’s article is an effort at dividing the progressive movement, just as the conservative white racists divided the labor movement by pitting Blacks and whites against each other. Here they are doing it again.

I know it’s too late to bring attention to how the alt-right has invaded  the progressives’ consciousness with their racism and misogyny via the ‘leftists’ media: it’s fait-accompli (we saw it in the results of the elections). I lack the skills to make a sound argument, let alone writing skills. But this I can tell you: The alt-right wants us to forget history, ours and theirs. They shame us for fighting against the many forms in which we are oppressed daily. They portray us  in the same way Nazis portrayed everyone who was not a white Aryan man: corrupt, lazy and ignorant. If they are planning concentration camps with ‘the wall’, we all are going to be shoved there.

For you out there who see what I see (am not alone), please, don’t stay quiet. Denounce these people, denounce Counter Punch magazine for passing alt-right propaganda as ‘leftist’ to progressives.

Anti-feminism: the place where Infowars and Counter Punch go to shake hands

“their protest…perfectly aligned with the aims of the global neoliberal establishment…relentlessly delegitimizing Trump” CJ Hopkins at Counter Punch

“What where we going to protest? That Donald Trump won the election? That Hillary lost?”  Ann Garrison at Black Agenda Report (BAR)

“The “Women’s March on Washington” is actually an anti-Trump march” Alex Jones at Inforwars

It is a scary day when, in the beginning of a historical political crisis in the US, the white supremacists’ anti-women and pro-Trump sentiments, expressed in alt-right websites like Alex Jones’ Inforwar and WND, are shared and echoed in so-called leftists sites like Counter Punch, Black Agenda Report (BAR), World Socialist Website (WSWS) and Information Clearing House, and OpedNews, to mention just a few.

Perhaps you didn’t notice in the scant articles the leftists dedicated  on their websites to the Women’s March on D.C. (most of which have been deleted!) and passing as ‘correct’ Marxist analysis, that  they could find NOTHING positive about that historic event. When Marxists and the racist ultra-right conservatives converge to  characterize about six million people marching in the US and worldwide  as mere anti-Trump and ‘neoliberal’ Democrats, the march as ‘identity politics’ (a ‘bad’ thing  that ‘Hillary’s fans’ do); and when both of them ridicule the female marchers (reason for articles being deleted?), it’s time progressives start asking themselves  ‘WTF is going on here?

Below is a sample of other opinions shared and published by America’s extreme right (in leftist jargon) and ‘left’ wings on their respective websites (as always, grammar police need a warrant to enter this blog):

  • We are hypocritical if we accuse Trump’s anti-Muslim ban and immigration policies  as racism because we never complained about Obama’s racist anti-Muslim and Mexican immigration policies. So shut up now, I guess.
  • The democratic party must be destroyed because it represents Hillary Clinton’s and Wall Street’s interests. That leaves Trump with a one-party (GOP) nation because no one, not even the leftists, is demanding the destruction of the GOP. But the leftists are OK with handing the nation to the white supremacists, I guess.
  • It is a false analogy to compare Trump to Hitler. Trump is anti-globalism, i.e., a revolutionary. The WaPo reported about Jeff Session, Trump’s candidate to AG: “Sessions’s ideology is driven by a visceral aversion to what he calls “soulless globalism,” a term used on the extreme right to convey a perceived threat to the United States from free trade, international alliances and the immigration of nonwhites.” So, according to our leftists, Sessions must also be a revolutionary. Interesting, isn’t it?
  • We should give Trump a chance to go after the criminal globalist class. The leftists believe he is about to do that. The poor things haven’t heard what he said the other day about his promise to “punish” Carrier.
  • Trump will unite with Putin to avoid the world war Hillary Clinton and the pro-war neoliberal democrats want to start. Don’t wait standing for that one. President Bannon, I mean, Trump said there will be a war with China or Korea “soon”.

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  • Identity politics (issues related to gender, race, nationality, etc.) is a distraction created by Hillary Clinton and the neoliberal Democrats to attack Trump’s anti-globalism message. That’s why we got distracted with the ‘non-identity issue’ of Trump’s refusal to name the Jewish people as victims of Hitler’s war on women and gays (not an identity issue either, I guess) and ethnic nationals. If you don’t have a salary (economic issue), you are not important. OK?

Glen Ford and BAR are against identity politics, except when they are for it.

This unanimity in pro-Trump and anti-feminist sentiments between the opposing extreme right and the left-wings is no coincidence, unless our Marxists are comfortable openly aligning with white supremacists without qualifying the alliance. Marxists are aware of their meeting of the hearts with right wingers; they can’t claim ignorance of it. They (Counter Punch in particular) constantly invite people, like Paul Craig Robertson, for example, without telling their readers the “guests” are white supremacists. They allow these people to taint their website with their veiled racism and anti-feminism, all in leftist jargon to better cover their right-wing propaganda.

And finally, Trump and white supremacists blabber against ‘political correctness’, but, ask yourselves, how many times have you seen them inviting leftists to their websites to share with their readers Marxist ideology, just to prove that they too are anti-political correctness?

So, if it isn’t coincidence, then what is this meeting of the hearts between white supremacists and Marxists? Could it be:

  • the result of a stealthy alt-right/Marxists alliance against globalists? That would be utterly  dishonest, wouldn’t it?
  • the alt/right and third-way conservatives infiltrating the leftist space? That would make the Marxists look like zombies, braindead, i.e.
  • CIA/FBI psy ops a la COINTELPRO? Haven’t  the Marxists learned their lesson yet?
  • mere ignorance on the part of old-fashioned Marxists? This is the ONE reason we can’t accept at all. That leaves the others to be considered, or this last one:
  • there is no meaningful leftists movement in the USA, only third-way conservatism passing as leftists.

There is a reason for everything, and I intend to discuss on my next post some of the reasons behind the meeting of the hearts between white supremacists and the disappearing American leftist movement. For the moment, I will close this post by clarifying who I define as the pseudo-leftists and who are the Third-way alt-right passing as leftists. My conclusion next time will be whether there is a leftist movement at all in our nation if it is anti-feminist and anti-identity politics.

From Left to Right

Who is “the pseudo-left”?

I define ‘the American pseudo-leftists’ as the owners of most of the so-called leftists websites, Counter Punch, BAR, OpEd News, Information Clearing House, and World Socialist Website among others (am excepting The Nation because during the elections they showed balance of ideas); and the various socialists/communist parties and intellectuals (of leftist think-tanks) supporting anti-feminist positions, and labeling identity politics as ‘reactionary’.  Andrew Levine and most of the Counter Punch intellectual elite are included in this group, people who give us Marxist gems like this:

“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 at Counter Punch. [Typo in source, highlights by me.]

Maybe these old-fashion leftists forgot the early 20th century international socialist movement: women, people of color and ethnic nationals were part of the movement, and their needs were  integral part of  progressive demands they made. In the new millennium, the American leftists have closed its decaying doors to that same group of humans as not-welcomed, their needs relegated to the kitchen, not worthy of fighting for.

Who is the “alt-right”?

I define them as the white supremacists and ‘third-way’ conservatives, whether members of the GOP or not; people of the like of Bannon, Paul Craig Roberts, Glen Beck.  Third-way and paleoconservatives are mostly the same people. What follows is a useful description of this third-way ‘movement‘:

Craving the legitimacy that an alliance with progressive forces can provide, reactionaries seize on ostensibly shared positions, chief amongst them opposition to corrupt élites, to create the impression that progressives could benefit from making common cause with them.

Today’s (crypto)-fascist and other hard-right suitors, for example, focus on the commonplace left themes of opposition to war and corporate globalisation, the depredations of the ‚banksters‘, civil liberties, and Palestinian solidarity. Because the problems described by Querfront propaganda overlap so well with left-progressive causes, it may even superficially appear to be standard left-progressive discourse.

If – as is the case with many of today’s (especially US) left-progressives – one lacks the historical knowledge and analytical tools to recognise this propaganda for what it is, it is quite easy to be sucked in. [All typos in source.]

Next: Can a movement be called ‘leftist and progressive’ if it is anti-feminist and anti-identity politics, and pro-Trump’s policies?

 

 

 

 

 

Sanders’ Leftists Embrace Trump and white supremacists: A love-affair made in hell

like it or not, Donald Trump is the democratically elected President” Leftists Renee Parsons at CounterPunch mag

“The destruction of the Democratic Party and creation of a truly progressive political movement is the only hope for black America.” Black Agenda Report

Trump is open about it. He loves money and power. He loves violence. He expresses strong-man charisma. That is why we on the left need to embrace him. Yes, I mailed in a vote for Trump and I stand by that. Go Trump!” Anarchist for Trump by Christopher Ketcham

There is an arrogance in that last quote, an attitude that drips with lack of shame and remorse in expressing what that guy knows we know is morally wrong. The reasons that explain that behavior and attitude are simple, not simplistic, but simple.

The American Leftists (AL), with their online magazines and blogs, allying with the most racist elements of the conservative right-wing movement is the symptom, not the problem.

The problem is that the AL lost, long, long ago, any meaningful connections with the non-white working class and women whose interests they claim to advocate. When they join Trump and establish links with the white supremacists (publishing right-wingers’ opinions), they show it is easier for them to connect with the extreme right, and that they have more in common with the intellectual elements in the racist right-wing than with the ‘proletariat’.

This problem is not without dire consequences for the rest of us. In their frustration and anger, they do what is typical of the powerless masses: they lash out at their own people, resort to anarchism, attack their own institutions, and always come to the party without a plan to restore order.

This is a politics of arson. I’d rather see the empire burn to the ground under Trump,…What’s needed now in American politics is consternation, confusion, dissension, disorder, chaos — and crisis,…
C. Ketcham

Somebody else always has to do the cleaning up after the party for them; usually is the service.

After observing the problem unfold, one ends up with seeds of conspiracy theories in the hands. Conspiracies, they always start with a grain of truth, don’t they?

Bernie Sanders and the leftist’s media continued attacks on the Democratic Party, seeking to demolish it, with nothing to replace it, is the climax of that frustration and anger. Sanders has gone as far as inciting the voters at the Electoral College to vote, not to restore the people’s’ wishes expressed on November 8, but to, instead, appoint Kasich,  a racist, right-wing member of the party of the enemies of the people, the GOP, i.e.

Instead of seeking alliance with the more progressive elements in the DNC, they offer something to the GOP. Yes, they offered them something because alliances imply the trading political goods. It looks as if Sanders and the intellectually-spent leftists want a one-party nation; the GOP as it. Think about the consequences; think about which nations have and had a one-party system.

But we will have to wait 20 years to find out what the deal was. Remember the Pentagon Papers, Agent Orange reports and COINTELPRO? They confirmed so many conspiracy theories. The enemy was within.

There is yet another queer thing going on; it relates to how the right-wing media portrays the leftists as anti-Trump when it is abundantly clear that the left has joined Trump’s harem. Even more; many writers published by leftists’ magazines like Counter Punch, filled with praises for Trump, are themselves conservatives and racists (e.g.,Paul Craig Roberts). They know for which magazine they are writing, they can’t claim not knowing the left is pro-Trump.

These attacks on the leftists and the leftists on the DNC can’t be haphazard in nature; they are repeated constantly and are similar in content.

The leftists contributed to the defeat of the people’s wishes by joining the MSM and the right-wingers in their attacks on Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Sanders never apologized for arming Trump against Hillary with his name-calling and effective character assassination campaign.

The next phase for Sanders and the leftists is to destroy the DNC, and the right-wingers’ is to destroy the progressive movement. That’s division of labor right there. With their movement divided and demoralized, where do progressives go to fight the good fight?

 

Counter Punch Mag Almost Says ‘mea culpa’

Andrew Levine (of Counter Punch magazine), one of many zombie Leftists Hillary-haters, apparently looked at himself in the mirror and saw a zombie looking back at him. Or maybe he saw what a yuuge ass he is. Must We Now Rethink the Hillary Question? Absolutely, Not

(Andrew Levine couldn’t apologize for willingly helping Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, so, I’m not apologizing for insulting him here. This is an angry post; check the badge on the right-side bar. There’s no need to be Pollyanna with people who brought fascism to this nation. These creatures  are unapologetic for having elected fascist Trump and for the havoc he is about to unleash on the rest of us. Levin will not suffer anything, he is white and has the financial means to weather the storm. Not me. So there.)

I give him credit for at least assessing his contribution to Hillary Clinton’s defeat. That’s more than what I expected from the zombie Left, and I haven’t read any other zombie Leftists self-assessment of their contribution to the debacle that is awaiting us the next four years.

Typical of the zombie Left, though, Mr. Levine says ‘I didn’t do that’. He can’t see, because zombies don’t have real eyes to see, where his huge mistakes are. His hatred of Hillary clouds his judgement and intellect, it lowered it to ‘deplorable’ level. As you will see below, his ‘logic’ for voting for Trump (he said he voted for Jill, but the numbers for her tell a different story, and, of course, no one can prove he voted for her) is the same as the deplorables; I’m not kidding. The Marxists have become Trumpists. Pathetic, but I told you so since February here, didn’t I?

The biggest and most offensive of his mistake, which he committed again in his pseudo-apology, is that he and the zombie Left keep talking as if they own some magic ball to see the future: they KNOW what Hillary Clinton would have done. They couldn’t see in that ball what Trump is going to do, but they could see Hillary’s machinations.

And Andrew can’t see that his ‘analysis’ are nothing but innuendo and character assassination. I thought he understood the propaganda technique of ‘character assassination’, how it works, but clearly he doesn’t understand that either.

Along with nearly everyone else, I thought that Hillary would win.

That’s great thinking, man. You thought she would win, so let’s tear her down, what the heck, she can’t lose. Brilliant! That’s Marxist thinking at its highest. Wait. Let me subscribe to Counter Punch right now!

I didn’t think she was going to win for sure. I was reading the propaganda against her coming from right to left. You, Mr. Levine, you read the WaPo and the NYT and couldn’t see the propaganda against her there. Your hatred of her is so profound that it blinds your intellect. Hillary lost votes because the hatred you dumped on her. It was hatred and anti-feminism.

The MSM let you do the dirtier attacks on her, they simply paid for ‘polls’ that ‘show’ that the “people found her to be less trustworthy than Trump”. You can believe that she is that, but that’s because you are an intellectually dishonest Leftist. Or simply as dumb and malleable as the ‘deplorables’.

The pollsters said so, and they seemed to know what they were talking about; they certainly had enough data.

Well, if the ‘pollsters’ said so, it must be true ’cause they NEVER lie. They have no reason to lie, don’t they? You, Mr. Levine, trusted the pollsters paid by the MSM and the oligarchs. Most of those polls said that she will win “despite people not liking her”. There was not one poll where Hillary was not depicted as the most evil of the candidates, even more evil than the GOP 16 candidates.

how could someone backed by the entire power structure lose?

Had you been paying attention, you would have notice that she was not “backed” by the “structure”. Little me, myself, i.e.,wrote about that on my inartful blog. But you, big intellectual man, could not see that, in every news paper “endorsing” her, there were 24/7 email gossips and character assassination. It worked. It’s called propaganda because it’s stealthy and constant. The elite NEVER wanted a woman identified as a feminist as their boss, but they can’t come out and say it, can they? You don’t want a feminist running your government either, do you?

So while they portrayed Trump as a clown, they portrayed her as a dishonest, deeply corrupted woman. The masses are brainless, they went for the clown (as you are still doing), the least ‘threatening’.

I knew that just the opposite was the case: that she had made a mess of nearly every project she has undertaken.

That woman can’t cook, that’s the problem. No man has ever botched anything in politics. She has to be PERFECT if she wants to be president. Of course, you never looked at the things SHE DIDN’T BOTCHED. Also, you could see Trump ‘botching” his campaigns, but that didn’t stop you from accusing her of “incompetency” but not him.

after Bernie Sanders betrayed the movement his campaign got going.

Bernie didn’t betray you; you betrayed yourself. As I predicted here, once he lost, the Left would blame him for their own stupidity. You praised Sanders without looking at this voting record, and you still think he is a ‘revolutionary’; you only hate him now because he stayed in the Dem party, not because he is a  FAKE leader. You also thought Trump is a revolutionary because he spoke his pseudo-anti-globalism. You bought that too. And you, together with Susan Sarandon and the rest of the zombie Leftist, told voters that Hillary Clinton is more dangerous than Trump, that Trump is no-fascist. She is the fascist, you all said, without evidence. Even though Hillary accepted and included some of  Sanders ‘policies’, you still hated her.

Trump is hardly a pacifist or an anti-imperialist, but while running for office, he did, for the most part, advance anti-interventionist positions. Who knows if he meant any of it –

Who knows if he meant any of it“? Is that your best Marxist analysis? He ran on a “pacifist” agenda (I didn’t see it, but if you say he did, it must be true), and you trusted him because…he is no politician.There is no difference between you and the deplorables; you have the same arguments they used. Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?

Actually, I bet you DID vote for Trump.

But Hillary is a Russophobe

That’s a good reason to not vote for a person who HAS done something for the less privileged here. If she hates Putin, there’s  NO WAY we should vote for her; defending him is more important than the problems we have here. You set our priorities straight: if you hate Putin and you are not in the extreme left, you are a no-no.

Your pseudo-apology is not accepted. You own Trump and the disaster he will unleashed on this planet. You are intellectually spent. No one should listen to you. You can’t even conceive of making coalitions with the enemy, Hillary in your case. You are close-minded, which is a typical characteristic of zombie Leftists.

You are not Marxists, you are idiots, and a threat to the working class, to women, to people of colors, to foreigners. You will find your way to support Trump because you agree with his racists rants. You think that the only important thing is economic class struggle. Women have been oppressed looong before capitalism, in case you haven’t notice. It has nothing to do with economics but a lot with male primitive psychology.

Anyway, you doubled down on your stupid ‘analysis’ of why Hillary is the more evil of them all. So, too bad. No pity for remorseless zombie Leftists. You secured your place in history: the American Left supported fascist Trump.

Disgusting CounterPunch and zombie Leftists.

Did Hillary Clinton Force Trump On The GOP?

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.

The “Putrid” American Zombie Left: Wishing For Trump to ‘kill’ Clinton

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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!
Why Hillary?

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”
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/30/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.

Why Hillary?

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.

How Donald ‘Zoolander’ Trump Killed The American Left, or How The Left Became Trump Apologists

I hope you will agree by the end of this post, not only that the American Left (AL) has reached its expiration date early in the new millennium, but also that it was Trump who, unbeknownst to himself,  delivered to the Left its coup de gráce. Let’s  declare the American Left to be D.O.T.A: Dead on Trump’s Arrival.

Let me show you, before its burial, two pieces of the AL’ sad corpus mortuum in the form of two excerpts from two articles representing the new American Left’s mantra: that fraudster-Trump is not to be feared because he is an innocent well-intentioned schmuck who deserves our vote over conniving Hillary Clinton:

4 Reasons Not to Fear Donald Trump
by David Macaray June 3, 2016 at CounterPunch

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People are actually afraid that this narcissistic, non-religious, uber-pragmatic Manhattan real estate tycoon would launch a thermonuclear war? That is even more absurd than the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) inviting Hillary Clinton to speak to their group, given that this woman was on the board of directors of Wal-Mart, the most breathtakingly anti-union corporation in America.

Trump may be a pompous, clownish ass, but Hillary Clinton is a world-class dissembler whose most prominent personality trait happens to be pure, old-fashioned, unbridled Ambition. While Trump’s reason for wanting to be president remains a friggin’ mystery, Hillary’s reason for wanting the job can be expressed in four words: It’s my turn, goddamnit.

Susan Sarandon: Hillary Clinton “more dangerous” than Donald Trump

“But this is what we’re fed. ‘He’s so dangerous. He’s so dangerous,’” Sarandon said, shrugging off Trump’s most controversial rhetoric as too implausible to be considered a serious threat.

“Seriously I am not worried about a wall being built, he is not going to get rid of every Muslim in this country… but seriously, I don’t know what his policy is. I do know what her policies are, I do know who she is taking money from, and I do know that she is no transparent, and I do know that nobody calls her on it”

It brings tears to my eyes, that dead body; seriously. The AL calls Trump an “uber-pragmatic real estate tycoon”, not a racist corrupt fraudster elitist aspiring to be an oligarch/dictator of the USA. You will hear less and less the decrepit AL calling Trump a corrupt elitist or anything worse.

Trump Apologists

The AL’s death is coming in the form of painful political and emotional identification with this hate-spewing enemy of the working class and of humanity, with this unconditionally and merciless elitist, racist, misogynistic and homelessness- producing real-estate/casino mogul fraudster . They have become, on their death-bed,  Trump’s Apologists. They defend and explain him to the working class so that they (the workers) don’t have to “fear Donald Trump” and vote for him instead of for ‘evil she-devil’ Hillary Clinton

The aristocratic Leftist ‘Marxist’ intelligentsia sees itself as the intellectuals of the working class. Their self-assigned job is to ‘educate’ the ‘intellectually deficient’ working class on how to do the ‘revolution’. But the following quote by Mr. Macalay tells us either that they are intellectually/politically confused and, consequently, incapable of ‘educating’ the working class, or that they have turned against the working class and embraced the elite they claim to hate:

“Trump’s reason for wanting to be president remains a friggin’ mystery”

How can the reasons this elitist have for wanting to be a president be a “friggin’ mystery”  to any professional Leftists in professional Leftist’s magazines, whom one has to assume are well versed on Marxist theory? How can they unashamedly express that statement, with sympathetic under  tone and all, and pass it as a ‘politically intelligent Marxist’ opinion? I’m just shocked and horrified by it.

That comment published by CounterPunch not only shows frustration by the author at not understanding Trump’s intentions, it and the whole article is written in an attitude of sympathy for the man.

According to Mr. Macaray, Trump is a buffoon, not an elitist, not a member of the class that enriches itself by scamming the poor, the working and middle classes. Not ONCE in the article is the word ‘elitist’ used to refer to fraudster-Trump.

First, it can’t be a surprise to any Marxists that elitist Trump is running FOR PERSONAL POWER. But the AL thinks he is running because he is an ‘anti-globalism revolutionary’. More on that later. Second, his ‘reasons’ must be denounced, not confused or denied, precisely because he is running on a racist/misogynistic/fascist platform.

Instead, the AL has renounced its duty to enlighten the people, and instead are brainwashing them by portraying elitist Trump as a magnanimous fool whom we should support when Sanders is officially defeated.

 

A the end of the article Macalay  implies that trickster-Trump is a victim of the establishment (oh, like Sanders, let’s feel his pain) and that, if he becomes president…poor him:

A “liberal” Trump is boxed in by a conservative Congress, and a weird, “impulsive” Trump is de-fanged by the Democrats.

(highlight by me.) Macalay probably meant neutered, not ‘de-fanged’. From dismissing Trump’ statements about his ‘readiness’ to use nuclear force against anyone who gets under his skin and  his racist/misogynistic rants, to admiring his virile impulsiveness, Trump Apologists have his back covered, explaining and justifying his attacks on anyone who is not male and white and millionaire. They admire his impulsiveness! Since when that is a personality trait to be admired in a president?!

As for Susy Sarandon:

“But this is what we’re fed. ‘He’s so dangerous. He’s so dangerous,’” Sarandon said, shrugging off Trump’s most controversial rhetoric as too implausible to be considered a serious threat.

Someone ought to remind her that Adolf Hitler was dismissed as a crazy angry German before he was elected; no one believed he could take control of the nation.

By stripping the class element from their opinions, that Trump is NOT an anti-working class member of the elite, the AL  exonerates tax-evading-Trump of the same ‘crimes’ they comfortably attach to Clinton:

whose most prominent personality trait happens to be pure, old-fashioned, unbridled Ambition

Trump, even though a member of the elite,  a callous profit seeking  elitist whose idea of education policy is creating a Trump University to scam the ignorant  elements in the middle class,  is free of ambition, his personality traits are, according to the American Left, innocence mixed with childish ‘buffoonery’: he is a well-intentioned fool. Hillary Clinton, well, she is the boggy woman of the  American Left: they are literally TERRIFIED of her, she causes them to have nightmares and to go unhinged making conspiracy theories about her.

Some of the SCARY things Hillary says that terrifies the decrepit American Left

The American Left has been dying a slow death since the 1980s, in my view, becoming less relevant and more insignificant with the passing of each political crisis. But their death was made official when they decided to embrace elitist/racist/misogynist Donald Trump and package him for the working class.

It was maybe an act of self-delivered euthanasia to spare themselves of the pain of irrelevancy and to expedite their death. Had Trump not show up in the primaries, the AL would still be zombieying around. When Trump said “to make America great again”, the AL drank the Kool Aid…died and morphed into this:

morphoed

But what is the source of both the admiration for Trump and the intense hatred of Hillary Clinton?

That’s the topic of my next post.