Trump, women, and fascism: You must remember this.

There is pretty much a consensus among the American public in that the Donald, that mafioso occupying our White House, is a sexist misogynist…um, that he really really hates women.

Many of us see him not simply as your regular every-day misogynist, but as one who is intent on bringing women back to the kitchen, as the saying goes. His misogyny is not only a feeling in him, it is an active hatred of women seen, not only in his verbal output but, worse, in his political actions.

While until November 8 2016 he was your regular sexist Joe, making  millions of dollars from objectifying young women in his ‘beauty contests’,  while until that fateful date his misogynist comments were ignored or even taken humorously, after he was appointed to the presidency of the USA, he finds himself with the power of government as a weapon in his tiny creepy hands to act on his hatred of women, to actually hurt women.

Take as example the power of the Presidential Executive Action. The very first one he signed, he signed two weeks after the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as punishment for women world-wide for their support to women marching here : He ordered that any nation who wants to receive financial aid from the US for humanitarian purposes must stop supporting or using said money for abortions, or for educating women to prevent pregnancies.

The fascist in me

There is no public consensus, though, in that the misogynist-in-chief is a fascist, although people may be coming to the realization that, if he isn’t a fascist, he is coming close to be one; as close as he is to Steve Bannon.

One of the salient, if not the principal, characteristic of all fascists of all times and in all places around this gorgeous blue planet is their intense hatred of women. Personally, I don’t accept any questions or doubts about that statement. Is not that I may be close-minded; it is simply that I know their history. Theirs is an open male-supremacy ideology.

And that is what you must remember.

There may be doubts about whether the Donald is a full-fledged fascists, but there can be no doubts in that he has brought to our government his ideology of male-supremacy, which is the same fascist ideology. The public may not be acquainted with the cultural ‘revolution’ of fascists worldwide since the late 1800s all the way up in history through the defeat of Hitler; but that history of misogyny and male-supremacy is in the history books and old newspapers clips for you to inspect.

Women must remember this. The time has come for women to learn and remember that male-supremacy is fascism. The time has come for them to create their own political organizations to protect themselves and our children. Many men joined women in that march, these men need to join women in any organization they create.

What you saw this past month, powerful men and ‘celebrities’ been called to task for their past sexual attacks on women and children (girls and boys, they don’t discriminate)…I saw in it the media using the victimization of women as a political weapon to unseat politicians or to prevent some from running for office.While it was successful for progressives (except for the unfortunate case of Al Franken), there is no change in the status of women from these events. Not a single bill was proposed to correct the problem of sexual abuse.

Once the media stops focusing on the issue of sexual harassment, the topic disappears from the public conversation. It’s been a week now that we don’t see any articles about the issue. The public discusses what the owners of the media decide is the topic of the day.

Women can’t wait for the media to decide when we talk about the oppression of women.

This is the most important time to unite and create some organization.

Don’t waste this moment. You will have to wait another 20 years for another opportunity like this.

 

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Trump’s ‘press conference chaos’, or The Media distracting from GOP coup in Congress

That’s right, folks. All the headlines today (Wednesday Jan 11) were about Trump’s press conference: him ‘admitting’ that Putin hacked the DNC, that he insulted reporters, the BuzzFeed “dossier” on Trump by Putin…and the media is actually protecting Trump from BuzzFeed.

The REAL news were going on in Congress. But ALL the MSM pushed that information  down in small letters on their front pages.

There’s only ONE article in the NYT about the confirmation hearings, one about Exxon’s Tillerson being “grilled” in Congress, all the way down that page.

The WaPo showed a shred of more decency than the NYT by inserting those three articles down there. But they are not the main focus.

Why are they focusing on the press conference?

The media has the power to move public opinion against the coup d’etat that is the confirmation hearings. The GOP is pushing many hearings at the same time to make the confirmations easy by chaos. The media should be covering that. Once those people get confirmed, there’s nothing we can do to stop them.

Ask yourselves: why would the media want to call your attention away from what is going on in Congress? Is BuzzFeed, an “unverified” report, worth much more attention than what’s going on in Congress? Trump is a showman, and this is a show for you, with the media willingly participating in distracting you from the coup in Congress.

We know how the media propaganda works. They decide what is being publicly discussed. They even admit they had the “dossier” during the elections but refused to publish it then. It is Bezos and Murdoch et al media owners who decide whether the information is worth publishing. They decided to publish the hacking of Clinton’s email 24/7, but refused to publish something that would have probably hurt Trump too.

Don’t buy it was because the “dossier” was “unverified”. The hacking of Clinton was illegal, but they didn’t care. No one is asking for Assange to be prosecuted for it. But the media is suggesting that BuzzFeed’s journalist be investigated for “leaking” “false information”. No one knows yet whether it is false, though.

This is the same thing the media moguls did when they had their secret meetings with Trump a few weeks ago. To cover up the secrecy of the media discussing with Trump how they are going to cover him, they gave you a litany of headlines about Trump ‘punishing” the media, a picture of him as powerful and causing them to feel “threatened” by him. But no words about the secret discussions.

Well, I invite you to consider these observations and see if there is something there. The media, in my view, is focusing on creating an environment of public confusion and an anxiety about Trump’s relation with the media, not focusing on his appointment of globalists to directly run our government.

THAT’S WHAT REALLY MATTERS.  But they are waving their hands, calling you to pay attention to the Donald’s first press conference and his ‘battle’ to protect Putin, while the confirmation hearings are going on.

Trump is a showman. And the media loves him. This press conference was a show for you. This is the result of the media’ secret meeting with Trump: laying out how to distract the public from the real issues. It’s perfect. This game can go on for the next four years: ‘Trump hates the media’ forever FAKE news.

Trump’s Camp on How They Got ‘Bernie or Bust’ Votes- Sad

“Donald Trump is post-ideological. His movement transcends ideology…the reason so many Trump supporters and so many [Bernie] Sanders supporters agreed on so many things.”

That quote is not the enthusiastic expression of some new philosophy, but of almost two millennia old Machiavellian political opportunism and dishonesty, stated in modern terms. It is propaganda of the type successfully used by Hitler and tyrants past-and-present in times of political turmoil: claiming to be the leader of a new form of consensus based on appealing, not to the finest ideals or to the best in the human heart, but on the most base instincts.

This post is a reaction to the WaPo’s article Trump’s pollster says he ran a ‘post-ideological’ campaign.

Trump’s pollster says he ran a ‘post-ideological’ campaign.” WaPo

After reading it, one’s reaction is either of profound depression or out-right cynicism, or both. I beg your pardon for the contemptuous tone of this post, it’s only a momentary human reaction to appalling news. And, please, check those two badges at the top of the right-side bar.

After briefly discussing how it started and how Bernies were had, see the Quotes from the horses’ (that’s what they are) mouth below.

It all started here

By now it is an accepted fact that many Bernies voted for Trump; Jill Stein’s numbers confirm they didn’t go to her. Since early in the primaries, they and the intellectually spent American Left were expressing their liking of Trump. After Sanders’ defeat by over 2 million votes in the primaries, the Bernies and the Left morphed into the white ‘Bernie or Bust’-creature–of–the- swamp political movement. That it was a white movement explains in part their sharing with Trump’s racist followers an admiration for that openly racist man. White people don’t feel personally threatened by Trump’s racism, and Sanders tells us now that focusing on (non-white) race was a mistake. Only white collar workers’ race should have mattered. But I’m digressing.

Bernies were all over the map threatening to rather vote for Trump than for that ‘nasty woman, the devil-incarnate ‘Killary Clinton’. And so they did, they voted for their alpha-male hero-of-the-working class billionaire, just to show ’em feminists who’s the man here.

Shock-and-awe redux and How they were had

Fine, but now we know how the Bernies and the living-dead leftists were totally had by Trump, their second-place hero. And yet, I was describing it, on this very inartful blog, live throughout the primaries and while I was about to jump off my balcony in shock-and-awe by the stupidity of these people. They drove many of us to momentary insanity. It was ugly!

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Why do you this to your bernies, WHY?!

And here now is Trump’s own campaign staff confirming my observations. All of the elements on this list were mentioned or implied in the discussion about how they got ideologically disparate people to vote for Trump:

  • manipulation of emotions
  • lack of ideological convictions –his followers’.
  • appeal to the stomach
  • manipulation of voters anger
  • flat-out use of psychology propaganda
  • lying
  • male chauvinism –
  • false promises
  • exploiting the subconscious need for paternal image
  • fear

That article is astonishing in that no one, not its writer, not the people interviewed, certainly not the WaPo’s editorial board, no one at all pointed to the flagrant shamelessness of all involved in admitting to devising such a superbly dishonest  and immoral campaign. On the contrary, these people spoke with the absolute conceit and pride success gives the victor.

Except that Trump didn’t win because people liked him or because the dishonest campaign worked; he lost the popular vote by a historical margin. The consensus was that the sane voters didn’t want him as president.

But don’t expect the media to highlight that inconvenient fact or that they used propaganda to move voters into action and alter the outcome of the elections. They have convinced most people that the elections happened the way they are describing it.

The WaPo and the lying media,  after momentarily (one day) admitting to contributing to Trump’s ‘victory’ with their ‘imbalanced’ journalism, are back in form with their dishonest ‘reports’. In this article, as in all analyzing Trump’s surprise win, Jeff Bezos, WaPo’s CEO, publishes praises of Trump and his team for having “defeat” that woman. It was a ‘coup‘ to intentionally appeal to fear and hunger, to exploit voters sense of political powerlessness manifested in the lack of beliefs in any ideals for a better organized society.

From the horses’ (that’s what they are) mouth

Heck, they pride in promoting anarchism, in removing any hints of channeling the voters’ anger through organized efforts outside the two-party system Trump and these voters were denouncing. They pride in offering no solutions, in moving the angry voters into action like a wrecking ball:

“His best group of voters were those who said they were ‘angry…So he had a rich pool to tap into.”

They wanted to burn it to the ground and then figure out what to do with the ashes afterwards.

Policy didn’t matter…nobody cared about solutions

Trump’s success was always more about strength than ideology. Trump kept winning by playing checkers. [Appeal to masculinity and low IQ]

No one mentioned in the article that the angry voters may have felt that no solutions were offered, but Hillary Clinton did offer solutions. Thus, the media doesn’t offer the reader the opportunity to challenge that false discourse of an election cycle void of solutions and decided by angry voters. Who benefits from that distorted picture?

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…but…but, “I’m A Bernie Sanders Voter.. Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump” ZeroHedge. The reasons will make your head spin uncontrollably.

Follow your instincts. If you are sensing that Trump is ushering a reign of fear and manipulation of the most emotionally and intellectually impaired elements in our society for his own benefit and that of the most right-wing elements in the oligarchy, you are into something. That ‘thinking’ comes from collective experience, from knowing some history.

No one believed Hitler could win. When he won, no one believed he could be so cruel.

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Fake news, and Sanders’ Electoral College War of the Votes

Two pieces of news need follow-up in the next weeks: fake news and the Electoral College ‘revolution’ against the TWO former presidential candidates, Clinton and Trump, i.e.

Topic of this post: That Sanders and the Democrats are preparing to give the last back stabbing to ‘we the people’ by forcing the Electoral College voters to refuse to vote for the people’s choice, Hillary Clinton, and to vote instead for a REPUBLICAN, Kasich; and to not vote for Trump either. These were the only two candidates the people were deciding on, but now, Sanders and his ‘political revolutionaries’ want to upset the elections to their benefit. How is it that a so-called socialist is betraying the people’s choice and is working to install a Republican in the presidency, that I leave for you to explain to yourselves.

Finally, the MSM will revive the emails fake news to facilitate the final shot at Clinton in that ‘room’ called the Electoral College.

I propose that Trump will ‘review’, with the help of the media, his decision to not prosecute Hillary as justification to bring the emails back. The Electoral College will not vote against Trump, he is already too entrenched in diplomatic mess for the benefit of the US arm dealers and Wall Street; they will defeat Sanders’ silly effort. But it doesn’t hurt to have the Electoral College give the picture that Hillary was defeated by Trump by ‘majority of votes’.

I will discuss first how MSM fake news determined the elections’  outcome.

Fake news

By now must of us are familiar with that term. Our dishonest media (you can continue calling them that given that over half US voters agreed with Trump on that) is drilling the message in the public’s mind that it was Putin who saturated our means of communications with negative fake news about Hillary and positive ones about Trump.

Of course, the dandy job  performed by the MSM of disinformation by fake news and character assassination during the elections is now forgotten; there’s no need now to look at them and demand accountability for their own fake news. Hey, look, it was Putin all along.

Our own MSM showed the public during these elections cycle its power to influence political outcomes; whether that public was paying attention or not, and why, is another topic of discussion.

The fact remains that Hillary Clinton lost the elections on account of the MSM’s 24/7 coverage of the ‘emails scandal‘. The purpose of that persistent coverage for over 14 months was to create a mass emotional feeling of antipathy and repulsion against her. They presented a picture of her as corrupt and dishonest by choice, as part of her personality.

The name of that picture is character assassination, an effective tool of propaganda to immobilize the ‘enemy’ because there’s no way a person can defend him or herself from claims that they are intentionally immoral.

The job was so sublimely executed that the word ’email’ in itself became synonym with ‘Hillary corruption’. They gave Assange the public space to dump incomplete emails, admitting them as ‘conclusive’ without a professional analysis of the material. The FBI provided the last salvo a couple of days before the elections with its dump of emails that had absolutely nothing to incriminate Clinton, but the mere flashing of the word ’emails’ was enough to topple Hillary: email fatigue had set in. By November 8, a significant number of people didn’t want to know about emails nor about Hillary. Some didn’t vote, some voted for Trump or Jill Stein. The rest is history.

When the media or businesses use the psychology of advertisement to move segments or sectors of the population into acting in a particular way, actively by performing the desired behavior, or passively when the desired behavior is not to act, that, my friends, is propaganda. You can act by going and staying in line for a day to buy the new iPhone, or act passively by staying at home and not voting, or actively by changing your vote for the one person you sworn you wouldn’t vote for.

As for Trump, the media gave a picture of him as a lewd clown, but more trustworthy than Hillary. The NYT and the WaPo paid companies  to ‘poll’ voters beliefs. All those polls came with the ‘result’ that Hillary was less trusted, but the conclusions were drawn by the owners of those papers: that the voters must be correct if so many of them had the same opinion. Never was there a questioning of the results, never was there in the polls questions about ‘why do you think so’, or ‘do you think the media influences your feelings?’

That is manipulation of public opinion in action.

There are university courses teaching business and political ‘advertisement’ for professionals; it’s not conspiracy theory. We know the CIA uses these techniques in other nations. But our citizens trust their politicians and corporate elites don’t use these tools at home.

I understand that ‘propaganda’ is here to stay, but we can demand it be less dishonest. Propaganda, for buying products or for political purposes, is based on natural human needs: hunger, fear, need for love and acceptance, for security and safety, for protection against the elements…These needs make propaganda a perennial effective tool to work the masses into submission by manipulating their emotional and physical needs.

The problem with fake news is that its purpose is dishonest, that it works stealthily and the Murdoch’s of our media deny they are using these techniques  themselves for the benefit of a few.

And because propaganda is here to stay, so are our MSM’s fake news. Let’s link that with the Electoral College.

Electoral College War of the Votes

So the media manipulated the voters, Hillary lost, everybody is up in arms against Trump. The only hope to right this wrong is in the Electoral College. Don’t count on that either.

The Democrats, with ‘independent’ Sander at the helm, want to give ‘we the people’ another backstabbing, as if the first was not enough to kill them.

They now pretend to force the Electoral College voters to vote for a REPUBLICAN, Kasich. Sanders’ hatred of Clinton is oozing through the Electoral College. Instead of demanding that the will of the people expressed with over 2 million votes for Clinton, be respected, they want Democrats to vote for a Republican instead of just electing the people’s candidate.

Back to propaganda: expect the MSM to revive the emails scandal in the coming days. Trump will want to revive it, and will claim, with the dishonest media’s nod, that he promised to his deplorables he would prosecute her if he wins. The NYT has hammered on him to do it.

Now is the time to do it. Take her out of the picture, free the Electoral College of their responsibility to uphold the people’s choice. Sanders, a traitor of the ‘working class’, will join Trump openly this time.

The next few days will show how far from the target I am relating to these two topics.

Why are Bernie Sanders And Dems Willing To Work With Trump?

Why are they leisurely willing to see if he is a Nazi or not?

They should block his administration.This is an all white, all male administration, with the support of Wall Street and the globalists. When have you seen the oligarchy siding with the working class and women? WHEN?

These politicians have made their living for years in Congress, all they care is about themselves and white voters.

They will support Trump in giving the jobs to white male workers who voted for him. That’s what the Dems and Sanders are saying, that Hillary lost because she was a “shitty candidate” (Sanders tender words about her) and because the party didn’t cater to white racist Americans.

She didn’t lose! Why are they or anyone maintaining that lie? It was an anti-democratic election, period.

The people are at the mercy of anarchists and opportunists. We have no political power nor organization.

Nothing good is coming from this debacle.

People of color, women and immigrants will be violently pushed to the sides.

 

The White Misogynists in the Media and in Sanders’ Political Revolutionaries Win (Men’s Power is Safe with Trump Again)

 

Congratulations to Bernie Sanders and his followers, and to the living-dead American Left, oh, and to the millennials who voted for Trump or for the other supreme loser leftist organization or for Johnson, because in their sweet youthful ignorance, they confuse ‘liberalism’ with ‘libertarianism’ and ‘socialism’. They can’t tell the difference, the poor things. Their ignorance will cost them this time.

But hey! With Trump they have achieved their ‘political revolution’ because he was talking about anti-globalism, (and is a masculine man a la Benito Mussolini to boot) wasn’t he? Cheers to you!

You showed us that you know how to destroy, but don’t know yet how to rebuild. The ‘minorities’ didn’t show up because they bought the Left’s and Sanders’ “crooked Hillary” and the mainstream media’s (MSM)  “dishonest” Hillary propaganda. And Black men? Chances are they didn’t show up to vote because they were at the bar with their white bros (who voted for Trump) ’cause they are not gonna vote for no bitch to be their boss.

It don’t matter to them that Black women’s interests were at stake (for them, as for Trump, women interest them only as steak).

No, the interests of the mothers of the BLM movement are not a priority for men in the next 500 years. Women are good only for crying for black men (they don’t care about black women assassinated by the cops) killed by the same cops that Trump is going to further militarize against them. No, ‘identity politics‘ (discussed below) has no place in the economic revolution.

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Identity Politics. No need to worry about it.

Men Win, Women Lose

So, the result of the elections showed how effective you all were at making people believe that Hillary is the enenmy. Congrats again! Men win, women lose. That was the hidden battle in this election: the battle of the sexes. The rejection of Hillary was the rejection of feminism and  the empowerment of women.

The Disorganized Progressives Feel The Hope, Again

Some zombie Left groups are celebrating Trump’s triumph, BAR (Black Agenda Report) so far, let’s wait to the morning after. They are so delusional as to think that they, who can’t organize a baptism, who can not recognize their political weakness as shown by their inability to form coalitions with the Dem party for the benefit of working class and ‘identity groups’, they think they can get organized to battle Trump. Well, they are not even thinking about ‘battles’ with him because they believe in his promises to ‘attack globalism’.

How are they going to face a fascist racist billionaire with the surveillance police state in his hand? With anarchic groups like OWS and BLM? It’s too late for that. The oligarchs have militarized the police, you are not going to get crap.

If you think that scamming-Trump, who has done nothing for anybody but for himself and his family, will suddenly become less racist and more humane, you deserve the shit you are about to get from him. See Social Security privatized soon. But hey! Trump is less dangerous than Hillary. Good for you!

OK, enough celebrations. I want to talk about how Hillary Clinton lost.

Who Is Killary?

Hillary Clinton didn’t lose because she is ‘crooked’, or ‘more dishonest than Trump’; she didn’t lose because she ‘killed  babies in Iraq’ nor because she is ‘sold to WS’ or a ‘liar’. She didn’t lose because of the policies she was advocating or because she is so evil that she wanted to win the presidency with the sole purpose of bringing WW3 to the planet.

No, she didn’t lose because she is those things because those things are lies about her. She lost because of lies about her, the lies you spread about her in your glorious and revolutionary ‘social media’ and Leftist online propaganda magazines, complementing the lies in the mainstream media (MSM).

Had you attack her for her policies without misogyny, I wouldn’t be writing this. But you used misogyny, the hatred of women, to portray her as ‘flawed’ and ‘evil’; as if all the male presidents you have voted for are ‘less evil’ than what you put on her. But you don’t hate them as men, do you?

Hillary lost the election because of misogyny.

A Turn to the Right

But there are other reasons, as discussed below, that explain why  the angry American voters, including many of you, rejected her and took a right turn, giving Trump the presidency, and Congress to boot. Ah, the emails, yes. They are a big part of this story. Let me start with the Left and then the MSM.

Sanders and ‘crooked Hillary’

Part of the blame for America’s turn to the right is owned by a wide segment of the white American Left, the white and angry millennial ignoramuses, and the aging  blue-eyed  ‘progressives’ who hide behind those eyes their true contempt for minorities and people of color. (This will be explained below.)

They carry part of the guilt for throwing the US and the working class they claim to love to the abyss with an elitist misogynist racist scamming billionaire who dreams to be a mini Hitler.

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Thelma and Lady Liberty – Sussy Sarandon, who infamously said that Hillary Clinton is “more dangerous than Trump”, and “there’s no need to fear Trump”, jumping off a cliff with a terrified Lady Liberty in the car with her. I’m sure Sarandon will be employed by Trump as, probably, cultural attaché.

Identity politics” is anathema for the living-dead American Left, that’s why they hated Hillary’s focus on ‘identity issues’, and loved Trump because he talked only about ‘the economy’, ‘class identity’ issues.

“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

First, notice that the vast majority of those who are against ‘identity politics’ are men of all races and ethnicity, but mostly white. Of course, identity politics was fine with men in the 1900-1930s, the ‘proletarian movement’ had the interests of women and oppressed blacks in their agenda. But not today.

Second, The assumption by the Left is that when Trump talks about the economy, he is doing it from a conscious understanding of  the supreme “class identity” issue. That is what I call being a Trump Apologist: the pseudo-intellectual living-dead Left explains to the ‘ignorant’ working class what Trump means, when he actually doesn’t mean it.

You have to be a zombie Leftist to believe and trust that Trump, the capitalist, knows what he is saying and will do what he is promising; that he has the interests of the working class in mind. He, who makes money from evicting poor people to open a casino..he is a friend of the (white) working class. Maybe, but not of Blacks and women and immigrants…

‘Identity Politics’ and Fascism

This is what those who rail against ‘identity politics’ forget: That Hitler’s triumph, as Donald’s, was based on “identity politics”. It was Hitler’s hatred of every group who was not white that united the beloved white working class around him. The rest is history, isn’t it?

You can use identity politics for good or for bad. Hillary Clinton was using it for good. She understood that economy is part of the problem, but we also live with race and gender issues that determine who gets the biggest slice of the economic pie. For example, White workers don’t have the same economic problems as women, especially Black women. That’s why we talk about equal pay…an economical issue dismissed by the Left because, well, it is a an ‘identity issue’ for women and they don’t care about ‘identity issues’, do they?

Only white people don’t care about ‘identity politics’. That’s what I meant about the blue-eyes ‘progressives’. You have the luxury to ‘postpone’ issues of race and gender and ethnicity because you don’t suffer them. You don’t see the connections of ‘class’ issues and identity issues. But rest assured, Hitler and Trump care about them.

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I will continue this discussion later today. I’m totally…depressed by the Left giving a hand to raise fascist Trump. This much I can guarantee you: I’m done with sticking my neck out for men of any color and ethnicity. My support will be saved only for the men who stood with women during this presidential cycle. Leftist men…you know what you can do with yourselves.

 

The American Trump-Apologist Left: Traitors of the American People (II)

‘Pleas’, take note of the two big badges to the right of this post, especially the second one.

Introduction

In my previous post I started discussing the death of the American Left as shown by them becoming Trump Apologists. The process of dying of the American Left (AL), as with all processes, has been going on for quite some time as evidenced by these problems: working class losing workers’ rights, increase in levels of poverty, women losing their reproductive rights…It’s not a newly diagnosed illness what is killing it.

Yes, they don’t control the economy, but they are ‘supposed’ to help the working class organize to protect their rights. When workers lose their rights, it means they are politically weaker, and the Left is toothless.

The Left is simply unaware that the illness eating them is there, and can’t recognize the most recent symptom of their terminal disease: their sympathies towards Donald Trump.

One reason the Left is oblivious to its slow death is its persistent inability to practice self-examination, self-criticism. The AL has traditionally looked outside itself to explain its own failures: it’s always the oligarchy class, the media, the FBI, the CIA, its evil-Hillary stealing Sanders’ thunder with trickery and dishonesty…it’s never they themselves.

As evidence, take a quick look at the analysis of some of the Left’s online think-tanks articles about why Bernie Sanders’ movement failed (as I predicted on this blog, they are already blaming him and not themselves). CounterPunch magazine is a  notorious example of ‘I didn’t do that‘ analysis , but there are others. Here are some articles as example of this attitude:

The Split
Bernie Sanders: the Candidate Who Came in From the Cold
The Revolution Betrayed: Why Sandernistas Have a Right to be Angry,
Bernie’s Failed Revolution: How Sanders fell short of changing the Democratic Party.

I will submit and develop for your consideration some of the factors in the present political culture that show why the AL has stopped being an alternative to the American non-oligarchical classes and groups: Their failures, how intellectually spent they are, and how they have morphed into traitors of the American people. On the next post I would like to discuss how the AL, in yet another sign of treason,  has purposely ignored the political problem globalists and globalism. At the end of this post I introduce that discussion.

Epic Fail, Intellectually Spent, and Traitors of the 99%

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
― Vladimir Lenin

I guess no one gave Lenin one generation of youth. The point being, as the millennials have proven, you have to earn them. And the American Left is not even near getting their attention.

The  professional AL and their think-tanks (the leaders of aging socialists/communist organizations, the political analysts and political magazines and books writers) are part of the American upper middle class, its leftist intellectual elite, materially better off than most workers here and globally. They sit comfortably in front of their PC to draw for us non-intellectuals a floor-map of what we must do to achieve the revolution.

For example, on how to engage and bring to the Left the ‘angry working class element’ supporting Trump:

There are those among Trump supporters who socialists can and should relate to. We do so by ruthlessly exposing Trump’s bigotry and the hollowness of the solutions he offers…include[ing] mobilizing the greatest number possible of radicalizing people of color, youth, Bernie Sanders supporters and others to confront and shut down his campaign events at every opportunity possible.[highlights by me.]

WOW! I guess that by now, after the many ‘occupy Trump’ events, that segment of Trump supporters are totally on the Left’ side, ‘feeling the Bern’, sharing a sense of mutual relatedness with the “radicalizing” socialists who confront them “at every opportunity possible“. By “radicalizing people” the author means thugs without a party.

Interestingly enough, the AL has not being “ruthlessly” denouncing Trump; Hillary Clinton, the MSM and the GOP are the ones denouncing him. Meanwhile, the AL, Sanders and his supporters have been busy spewing their hatred of… Hillary, and “ruthlessly” denouncing… the DNC!

They can’t be “ruthlessly” denouncing Trump because they see him as an alternative to Clinton. This is the mark of the American Left’s intellectual dishonesty: they don’t hate Trump but hate Hillary; they know he is a racist and misogynist, but, for them, race and women take a back seat behind the financial needs of the generic workers, but especially white male workers. They think he is an alternative for the working class and dedicate a lot of digital ink to explain to the voters why he is better than Hillary, as discussed in the first part of this ‘series’. They contribute, with their dishonesty, to keep the American voters blind to Trump’s elitist and, yes, fascist platform.

Allow me to call them, the American Left, traitors of the working class, women, minorities, etc, etc, etc.

As intellectuals, most of the American Leftists are imbued with the typical attitude of elitists: conceit. Nothing repels the sweaty hard working class more than know-it-all socialist intellectuals. But the intellectual AL doesn’t talk to the workers, it talks among themselves. The proof is in the pudding:

After 30+ years of being the ‘conscience’ of the working class, of ‘educating’ them with leftists’ publications, do you see the masses following the Socialist Party or the Green Party today? How effective has the AL been at calling the attention of the downtrodden and the millennials and then convincing them to follow the left’s theory of how to do the revolution?

It could even be correctly argued that today’s millennials, despite the abundance of leftist’ educational material,  have the lowest understanding of basic Leftists’ political concepts like ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ – and certainly no familiarity with the concept of ‘class identity’ – as compared with, let’s say, the 60s Left – despite their frequent use of these concepts. That explains, in part, why most millennials feel attracted to Trump’s pseudo-anti-establishment rants. Epic fail.

there is no revolution without the masses

Bernie Sanders has the support of about 10 million active members of the non-oligarchy classes, mostly millennials, and the AL has…what was that, how many? Trump too has millions of supporters following his pseudo-anti-establishment message. An aging ‘independent’ and an elitist billionaire carrying the masses with messages similar to those which the AL has been arguing for over 30 years. That oughta hurt.

So what does the AL do? The same thing they did in the 2008 primaries: they surrendered their intellectual abilities for the joy of been with the masses that have eluded them for so long and were following Obama’s Hope and Change utopia. Basically, to avoid being left behind in touch with their irrelevancy, they became  intellectually dishonest and self-deluded; they drank the Obama Kool-Aide:

Frank Chapman, CPUSA, hailing BO’s victory in the Iowa caucuses:

“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary “mole”, not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”

Because they are incapable of self-examination, they seldom talk about how wrong they were in supporting Obama. As if their 2008 mistake never happened, today they delude themselves into believing that they are still a political force capable of ‘educating’ the millennials who, before Sanders came into the picture, had an anti-establishment unaffiliated movement of their own. The aging AL have had various joyous conferences to discuss their participation in “Sanders’ movement”, for example, one to discuss:

Should socialists work inside the Democratic Party, with the hope of transforming it into a party that genuinely represents workers’ interests?

That’s the same question they asked themselves in 2008 and many joined the party. They have learned nothing since then. The AL believes that it was Sanders who created ‘his’ movement, and not the other way around. It was the angry millennials who uplifted him and turned his initially lame primary campaign (one for the ‘issues’, taking for granted that Clinton would be the nominee) into a challenging movement… wasted by Sanders’ focus on reforming the DNC.

Sanders achievement was to walk the angry millennials into the Democratic party to ‘burn’ their angry energy and be pacified there. There was no down ballot votes supporting other progressives during this elections cycle.  it was all about Sanders, as it was all about Obama in 2008.

In both cases, then as today, a nascent fresh anti-oligarchy movement has been neutered, thanks to the American Left who helped corral the angry youth into the Democratic party.

From 2008 to today, they have had enough time to build a third-party to challenge the oligarchs’ duopoly, or any other form of ORGANIZED protests. Have them?

As I asked in a previous post:

What is the trick? What is it that Obama and Sanders, and even Trump have that you, socialists and communists, don’t have? Have you asked yourselves that question? But seriously asked yourselves that question?

This I say to the American Left: Don’t bother registering as a Democrat just because you are daydreaming that you can be a ‘subversive’ force in the Democratic party. You have demonstrated all these years that you, socialists and communists, are as painfully unappealing to the working class as a mole in the middle of your interlocutor’s nose, and that you are intellectually spent and traitors of the American people you claim to support, therefore, the American Left as Trump Apologists.

ABOUT GLOBALISM

I am baffled, but REALLY baffled…actually I am horrified at how the AL neglects to read directly from the horse’s mouth what the oligarchs are saying about this presidential elections cycle. Even a cursory look at their think-tanks and most vocal oligarchs will show you what they are up to globally and in the USA. One little example would be enough for understanding what is at stake in this presidential election cycle, one  I have frequently discussed on this blog trying  to call the attention of those professional American leftists: Larry Summers statement about the “danger” that a Trump presidency poses to, let alone the USA, but to GLOBALISM.

Oh, then, it is true that Trump is anti-globalist? asks you. Of course not! But the AL think he is. The problem he presents to the oligarchs is his insistence on talking about the problems created by the globalists. 

You see, the globalists acknowledge that the power is not in Trump hands, but in the angry voters. “Globalism created the angry voters” they say. And they have a plan to make you less angry.

To be continued.