Wednesday, June 08, 2016

What's Good About Trump?

   There must be something about him that is actually good/appealing.
   JQ says that it's his unwillingness to engage in the kabuki of American politics. Full of shit though he is in many respects, he's also unwilling to play a game that many people recognize as repulsive.
   My own view is that it's largely his calling bullshit on PC / liberalism. (SURPRISE MOTHER****ERS!!!111) The bizarre, groupthinky, brainless, dogmatic commitment to insisting that everyone right of the left is racist, sexist, "homophobic" (a terminological abomination)...and now "transphobic" (another one)...  The minute, obsessive...and yet moronic, biased, politically-motivated...analysis of everything that's said...the constant search for anything that can be spun into some semblance of bigotry...  Where this free-associative "analysis" is guided by no genuine intellectual standards, but only by political ones that have presupposed from the get-go that there will be racism...  This nauseates normal people, many of whom are conservative, and most of whom are not racist. Hell, the very obsession with language is enough to put off people who do more than just talk for a living.
   (Funny that the people who are so obsessed with nuance and barely-detectable distinctions when it comes to a few categories (race, sex, "gender"...not even class anymore!), and who think of themselves as intellectuals, are so incapable of thinking and speaking with actual precision, and in actual pursuit of the truth... They're pretty good at oppression fundamentalists are adept at beating each other at Jesus chess...but, then, oppression chess has no actual rules... At least Jesus chess is largely beholden to the Bible...)
   Too bad Trump is such an asshat...  Because it's genuinely good to reject those things. Part of what's off-putting about HRC is that she so often seems to live and breathe the kabuki.


Blogger Aa said...

I look at Hillary and I see someone who has to put through the thrasher so many times it's incredible. for the past 25 years the media and public have put her through the grinder in everything so she's developed a thick skin, distrusts the media and is careful about what she says. If she does the Kabuki it might simply be a reflection of taking the safest route that gets her slammed the least. FWIW

7:52 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, I think that's plausible. I think Kevin Drum said something similar not too long ago.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

I probably read it there first and it stuck in my mind. Shoulda referenced Drum but I read so much it's sometimes hard to remember where I first read an idea.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Well, I don't think it's an uncommon thought. It might have occurred to people simultaneously on account of its plausibility, or it might have already been in the air from elsewhere... Anyway, didn't mean to, like, suggest comment plagiarism or anything...

8:06 AM  
Blogger Dark Avenger said...

Yes, saying that the judge in the Trump U case is Mexican(despite being born in Indiana) and has it in for Trump is just a fair pushback against political correctness.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

You don't even try to make sense anymore, TVDA

8:53 AM  
Blogger Aa said...

WS, I didn't take it as an just suddenly struck me that's probably where I'd read it also, and I like to give credit where it's due.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

No, didn't think you did take it that could go on and on..

1:30 PM  
Blogger Dark Avenger said...

Labeling Trump's blatant racism as a pushback against political correctness is madness, pure and simple, Winston.

8:34 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

You really need to work on that reading comprehension, DA.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Dark Avenger said...

Nope, you need to quit making excuses for a walking piece of excrement. He does what he does because he's a narcissist who believes he is never wrong and that he never makes mistakes.

Kinda like the way someone I know whose writings have lately demonstrated the same tendencies...............

9:07 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

You really need to work on that reading comprehension, DA

9:43 AM  

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