I hate giving the pseudo-leftist online magazine Counter Punch free advertisement, but knowing that many progressives read it, I feel compelled to try to show ‘em the hidden pro-Trump propaganda they dish week in and out, at least as I see it.
Take for example their article by Nick Pemberton, Donald The Victim: A Product of Post-9/11 America.
It starts like this:,
“If Donald Trump is anything, he is a victim.”,
and ends like this,
“If his narcissism wasn’t killing us all we could take some satisfaction in how sad the man really is.”
The headline is not sarcasm, it is an extended Trump-apology based, not on Marxist analysis, but on cheap (that bad it is) pop psychology analysis of Trump’s personality, Counter Punch is insinuating that Trump IS a victim because he is mentally ill. The article intention is to make you feel, not class-related disgust at this corrupt and hateful elitist, but some sort of compassion for him because he is a VICTIM of an illness. These Marxists are telling you that Trump’s actions are not class-related, his policies are not the actions of a corrupt elitist; it’s just an illness. Feel sorry for him, please; have a heart for the man.
At a time when Marxists and the leftists should be encouraging the working class’ disgust at this man and use it to organize against his policies, they try to make you feel sorry for him. I guess that’s Marxism 101: The working class’ compassion for the oppressor will make him grow a heart and put an end to class struggles.
Mind you, throughout the primaries and elections the ‘leftists’ were nothing but apologists for Trump, especially the ‘leftist’ men. From Susan Sarandon to almost every Counter Punch writer, they all reached out to progressives, women, workers and people of color, trying to convince them that Donald Trump (and, consequently, the GOP) was a saner and better political alternative to “that nasty woman” Hillary Clinton. Explaining how can so-called Marxists arrive at that illogical and suicidal conclusion for the working class is easy: They are NOT Marxists.
Now that Trump’s incompetence, hatred and corruption can’t be hidden behind their hatred of Hillary Clinton, the pseudo-Marxists won’t admit their mistake. Instead, they double down on the ‘man’. They continue to work for him, now with pop-psychology to ‘hypnotize’ you into making you feel sorry for him.
The pseudo-leftists never showed a sliver of compassion or empathy for Hillary Clinton despite the support that the working class and just about every oppressed group gave her against Trump. In their eyes, she is a total unredeemable human being, she is an evil witch: a powerful Woman, i.e. Trump, however, is NOT evil:
“I was thinking about Trump and if “evil” was the correct word to describe him. It certainly is a good word for Trump, but maybe not the best one. It is hard to imagine Trump cackling behind the scenes, twiddling his fingers. Trump is more driven by a self-obsessed paranoia than anything else.”
He is not “evil”, the “best” word to describe him is ‘mentally ill’, says Counter Punch and Pemberton. (But they can imagine Hillary Clinton “cackling behind the scenes…”)
Again, is that a Marxist class analysis or pop psychology?
It is clear that the ‘Marxists’ and some black men have a place for Trump in their hearts. Why? I will give you three reasons, among many others.
First, because of male solidarity. It is no secret that many men, leftists included, admire Trump’s machismo and the way he treats women. You can see it when they express their hatred of the women movement’s attacks on Trump’s misogyny. For the ‘Marxists’, during the elections, Trump was never portrayed as ‘evil’, despite his explicit hatred of the working class, women and people of color. Many black men like him precisely because of his misogyny. And don’t tell me there is no evidence of that.
The ‘Marxists’ don’t see misogyny as a problem to be included in their agenda. I refer you to that quote above again and to my recent post “OFFICIAL: Pseudo-Marxist left organizing against women and supporting Trump”.
Only misogynist and racists can be openly against fighting those problems. ‘Marxists’ claim that those are ‘identity issues’, not important, i.e. Of course, they are male and white and elitists, they don’t suffer any of those problems personally. They are part of the problem, though, for trying to brainwash the working class into letting the oligarchy oppress them with impunity.
The second reason is Trump’s love of oligarch Putin. They love him because they too love Putin, a misogynist. The idea that Trump’s love for Putin is a sign that he is pro-peace is another ‘Marxist’ 101 teaching. You know Putin’s interests are not aligned with those of the working class when our own GOP oligarchs and corrupt Trump support him. It’s just common sense: The GOP pro-‘socialists’? Putin is not a socialist.
Counter Punch’s goal here: is Shampooing your mind to wash out any support you may have for impeaching Trump. Putin nor the leftists want this ‘pro-peace’ man impeached. They will do anything to keep him in the White House, including attacking Muller when his report comes out, and inciting the white supremacists to revolt against any impeachment procedures.
And finally, because these people are not Marxists. They are part of the alt-right who have joined forces with the zombie leftists (the living dead remnants of past true leftists) to destroy the Democratic party and leave the GOP as the one party-rule in the USA. I’m not a defender of the Dem party, but THAT is all we have, until the ‘glorious Marxists’ lead us to create the ‘working class party’. But they are visiting Trump at the psych ward, don’t wait for them to do their job just yet.
I have many posts here about the ‘leftists’ new war on women. I invite you to read some. Look in the tags. The ‘leftists’ will never recognize their blame in us having this man destroying our lives because they supported and continue to support him.
That’s enough to prove that Counter Punch’ support is for Trump, not for progressives or the working class. They are a tool of Putin.