Category Archives: Donald Trump

Trump as the first post-modern president?

From David Ernst at the  Federalist:

If politics flows downwards from culture, then it was only a matter of time before a politician mastered the role. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump cracked that code.

Tony Soprano, Walter White, and Frank Underwood: The fascinating antihero who has no illusions about the elite virtue signallers who deplore him:

At least I don’t pretend to be decent; you people, on the other hand, have the gall to pretend that you’re any better than I am. Let’s dispense with the fiction that you would have treated me with any less contempt if I had bothered to live up to any of your standards of decency in the first place, and acknowledge that they have nothing to do with decency per se, and everything to do with power. Your presumption of any moral superiority is a willful, bald-faced lie, and I’m going to keep calling you on that crap until it puts me in the White House.

Post-modernist ethics is merely consumer choice on steroids:

Provided that the postmodern man believes in nothing and values nothing, one wouldn’t be unreasonable in concluding that he cares about nothing. But anyone who knows postmodern man also knows that nothing could be farther from the truth.

The striking contrast of Melissa Harris Perry and other commentators mocking Mitt Romney’s family for adopting a black baby, then tearfully apologizing for it shortly thereafter, smacks of a person who isn’t so much contrite as she is ashamed: she and her colleagues weren’t really thinking when they made fun of the Romneys, and let their true sentiments show. How else could someone who unmasks the implicit racism in something so trivial as Darth Vader’s character make a mistake like that? It shows that all the righteous fury that these folks direct at other people for doing things just like this is an affectation: a contrived performance put on for other purposes.

And those purposes are?

The answer is that the postmodern man ultimately finds satisfaction in the only thing that is left for him: power. Moral superiority is an undeniable source of power over other people, and postmodernism’s moral imperative offers it cheaply to anyone who accepts its premises. The power to shut others up by merely insinuating that they are a bigot is subtle, but its potency is difficult to overstate.

But that potency is difficult to overstate only if, like the RINO squishes, one agrees to be the sucker.

Most importantly of all, Trump understood that postmodern America loathes nothing more than a self-righteous fraud. Hence his reputation for “counterpunching” when confronted with breathless expressions of “offense.” Such was evident in his response to Clinton’s “penchant for sexism” remark by bringing up her husband’s history of sexual assault. Rather than doing what was expected and taking the high road, apologizing, and moving on, Trump opted to call his accusers out for the most certain fact that their professions of moral outrage are cynical power grab and nothing more. More.

Reality check: This sounds about right. It helps explain Trump derangement syndrome. The derangees thought they owned the antihero brand but it is Public Domain. More troublingly, Ernst’s analysis shows that their fanaticism can only grow and seek new targets until their reign of terror is halted. It will not stop by itself. It can’t.

See also: Is Trump derangement syndrome about something bigger?

Fishy, fishy, fishy! PBS relates tall tales from US to Canada border-crossers!

You’ve heard the news, we’ve reported it for months, that fearing the Trumpster, migrants are flooding to the Canadian border into Prime Minister Trudeau’s waiting and welcoming arms.

Here we have PBS interviewing a couple of Africans who feared if they stayed in the US, Trump would be rounding them up to return them to Africa. Their tales of woe are transparently and obviously fishy!

Mexico City burns effigy of Donald Trump as Judas Iscariot to celebrate Easter

The ancient Holy Week tradition, in which the sins and evils of the previous year are ritually cleansed, features figures of devils, politicians, and cartoon characters.

“In spite of all the problems in our country, we Mexicans try to find the humour in our traditions,” a bystander told Reuters.

You just earned snipers on the wall, which you are paying for one way or another.

Entire Western World Helped Obama Wiretap Trump

If you are wondering why our national media has pretty much dropped the whole Trump-Is-A-Russian-Manchurian-Candidate thing, it is because the naked truth about the Obama administration’s chilling spying — something the media has covered up for months — is finally coming to light. Last week, both The Washington Post and The New York Times quietly reported that the Obama administration had “wiretapped” (their word, not mine) a Trump staffer.

The Trump-hating Guardian then dropped another bombshell, the news that pretty much every Western intelligence agency in the world was aiding and abetting the Obama administration’s unbelievable and unprecedented (Nixon only wanted to do this) abuse of power against a political opponent.

Obit: Man died peacefully after falsely told Trump was impeached

“Mike ran out of family long ago and is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliott,” the obituary read. “Though their marriage ran aground, their friendship only grew stronger and hers was the last voice Mike heard. And the last thing she said to him was ‘Donald Trump has been impeached.’ Upon hearing that he took his final, gentle breath, his earthly work concluded.”

h/t Todd

Media Spreads Misleading Video of Trump Supposedly Tossing Away Kid’s Hat

Politico’s Twitter account spread a misleading video Monday that supposedly showed President Donald Trump tossing a teenager’s hat away after he had signed it.

“A kid asks Trump to sign his hat at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president signs … and then tosses the hat into the crowd,” Politico tweeted.

Russia, Iran Warn U.S. They Will “Respond With Force” If Syria “Red Lines” Crossed Again

A statement issued on Sunday by a joint command centre consisting of forces of Russian, Iran and allied militia alliance supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad said that Friday’s US strike on the Syrian air base crossed “red lines” and it would “respond with force” to any new aggression while increasing their level of support to their ally.

Airbnb host cancels Asian woman’s reservation at the last minute, telling her: ‘It’s why we have Trump’

Airbnb has banned a woman in California for listing her home on their site after she cancelled an Asian student’s booking, telling her: “This is why we have Trump.”

In the video, accompanied by text messages showing their conversation, she explains that she asked why their booking had been cancelled.

“And she said: ‘One word says it all: Asian. It’s why we have Trump.’ ”

Miss Suh, choking back tears, said she told the host that she would report her to Airbnb.

“We can’t have foreigners telling us what to do,” the host responded, according to Miss Suh.

Miss Suh, who emigrated from South Korea when she was three, said it shows the depth of racism in the US.

Writing on Facebook after the February incident, she pointed out it was far worse for people with darker skin or Muslims.

MSNBC Wonders If Putin Told Assad To Gas Children In Order To Make Trump Look Good

I’ve heard quite a few nutty conspiracy theories from random Twitter trolls, but this one comes from no ordinary troll. This comes straight from Lawrence O’Donnell– as in THE DUDE EMPLOYED BY MSNBC.

He’s so convinced that Putin and Trump are lovers that he floated the deranged idea that Putin told Assad to gas his own people in order to make Trump look good.

‘Assad is trying to kill everyone that survived the chemical attack,’ says resident of Syrian town being bombed once again

Residents of the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, which on Tuesday suffered one of the deadliest chemical attacks of the war, thought their nightmare was over.

But they discovered yesterday that President Bashar al-Assad was not finished with them yet.

On Friday night and into Saturday morning, the northern rebel-held town was pummelled once again by Syrian warplanes.

Donald Trump ‘considering sacking Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus’ as simmering West Wing feud engulfs White House

The US president is said to be determined to end the simmering feud within the West Wing that pits Mr Bannon and his allies against Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump.

The two clashed over the decision of whether or not to launch Friday’s early morning air strikes against the Syrian regime, with Mr Bannon firmly stating intervention did not advance Mr Trump’s ” America First” doctrine, it is claimed.

Nigel Farage and other Right-wing populists turn on Donald Trump after missile strikes

Many former Donald Trump supporters have turned on the president after his decision to retaliate against the Assad regime for its chemical weapons attack.

Nigel Farage, Milo Yiannopoulos, Katie Hopkins, Right-wing vlogger Paul Joseph Watson, Ukip leader Paul Nuttall and Ukip donor Arron Banks are among the Trump supporters who have been disappointed by their hero.

Mr Farage said: “I am very surprised by this. I think a lot of Trump voters will be waking up this morning and scratching their heads and saying ‘where will it all end?’