March 10, 2016

If Trump wasn’t a white capitalist, the Left “would treat him the way they treat Kanye West”

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger
 

All right, I've complained enough about the cuckiness of the right. Time for the left to take their lumps.

Where to begin?

How about with the realization that "Wealthy populist entertainer/capitalist becomes President and imposes fascism" has been a staple of leftist anxiety for at least a century and has shown up in innumerable bits of propaganda, everything from Citizen Kane to Infinite Jest, and when the real thing showed up, all of the art house's warnings proved utterly useless?

Or perhaps we could mock them for having had the perfect counterpart to Trump right in front of their faces, the “Henry Drummond” to Trump's “Matthew Harrison Brady,” and when push came to shove, they went with the living embodiment of slimy Beltway politics over the earnest outsider Bernie Sanders.

I respect my pal Dave's analysis of the situation, but I can't see a way Trump loses under the existing dynamic. Trump's supporters and whichever establishment Republicans decide to get over themselves and back him are motivated to destroy Clinton, whereas Democrats find her loathsome at worst and tolerable at best. Even if they view Trump as the living embodiment of evil, Clinton isn't the dragon slayer they want or need.  

But the biggest reason to laugh at the left is that this isn't just an existential crisis for the Republicans -- it's a do or die moment for them, too.

If Trump wins this thing, he will have demonstrated to every conservative on the planet that progress really is a lie.

Never again will they be stopped by accusations of sexism, racism, transphobia, and the like.

Never again will they confine themselves to complaining on social media about the dark powers of "political correctness."

Winning is a simple matter of refusing to be shamed. Refusing to compromise. Imposing your will. Dealing from strength. So-called progress is no protection against demagoguery. That's what a Trump victory means.

And the most ironic thing is:

If the left really believed in helping those in need, this would never have happened.

For -- and this is the most mindblowing thing for me, at least -- the left knows that Trump is wounded and insecure. He is the product of a loveless environment where showing weakness meant being punished and where losing meant you were inadequate as a human being.

And if Trump were not a wealthy white capitalist, they would be falling over themselves to care for him, to diagnose him, to blame root causes and to blame systemic this or internalized that for what he does. They would be treating him the way they treat Kanye West.

So why don’t they give Trump the hug he needs? Because their ideology is ultimately based on HATE. Hate for the so-called “privileged.”

Can it be called a privileged existence to want to stamp your name on everything above street level?

Would a privileged man constantly demean others to make himself seem bigger? Would he take insults about the length of his fingers personally?

It's patently obvious to me that Donald Trump is living in a comfortable hell and that his run for Presidency is based on a desire to get back at everyone who has hurt him.

Destroying his perceived enemies won't make him happy or give him back what he's lost. The left -- who claim to be all about love and social justice -- appear to have collectively missed that. 

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commented 2016-03-11 02:40:35 -0500
Joshua,

Were you high when you wrote this? People don’t have a problem with Trump, because he’s privileged – they have a problem with Trump, because he is a racist, bigoted douchebag. If he was poor and saying the same things – people would still write him off as a fucking douche. Like they do Kanye.

Lefties would have no problem voting for someone “privileged”, who isn’t a douche. If George Clooney ran for President, he would win. Bill Gates would have a good shot if he was interested in being President. Privileged people – who liberals would support for President.
commented 2016-03-10 21:37:59 -0500
The “vast majority of Americans” have been driven to Trump because of THEIR rage and hatred towards a politically correct and corrupt system which has also indoctrinated the Republican Party. Because Trump has as much teflon as Clinton, he’s the only one with big enough balls to refuse to cow to the PC crap and get away with it and that is because the average thinking American is sick of it as well.
commented 2016-03-10 20:13:39 -0500
Trump is driving droves of voters to Hilary Clinton. Mainstream Republicans & Democrats don’t want Trump’s rage and hatred. The vast majority of Americans are too smart for the bigotry he represents
commented 2016-03-10 14:59:23 -0500
How does “the left” treat Kanye West? I do not know much about him except that he is a U.S. singer/entertainer. The dialectic that sees things in terms of “left” and “right” may be useful in certain circumstances but I am not sure it makes much sense to me as a Canadian.
In fact, the presumption that Donald Trump is opposed to “left” does not really make sense either in terms of his views on social issues or economics. It would make more sense just to call him an odd-ball entertainer who can spend lots of money but cannot sing.
commented 2016-03-10 14:19:44 -0500
Re: Bill Wittle’s speculation on Clinton’s indictment – Bill youdo not live in a Repulic, you live in a political aristocracy where the power elite escape constraints of the law – If Hillary was going to be indicted for the cries she has committed, The Dems would already be parachuting a “savior” candidate into the race before the convention – this tells us the “fix” is in an party backroom politics triumph over party members, popular will, the constitution and the law.

Trump is correct – if the people are screwed by insiders in the 2 party control system, there will be hell to pay – the very least that will result is the party system will be held in the same wide disrepute as congress – loss of public faith in a system of preordained political outcomes which they can no longer effect.
commented 2016-03-10 14:05:07 -0500
Kayne who? Does he play a guitar, or right wing, or pro ball?

Never heard of him. Must be from some subculture that celebrates mediocrity.
commented 2016-03-10 14:03:55 -0500
Trump is the last hope for Western Civilization.

No, Trump is not God.

Unless you compare him with the alternatives.
commented 2016-03-10 13:11:55 -0500
kanye, you killed your mother for the sake of vanity, your ‘ho’ is a hobbit, and your music sucks.
go ask whitey for another handout.
kanye west-mouth open and hand out.
sure you aren’t Ethiopian?
commented 2016-03-10 11:56:12 -0500
Who cares. Whining about what the left does is useless.

What Independents and Conservatives should do and actually do is what counts.

Kanye West is an artist with a rube pedigree (background). Putting this turd in the same sentence as Trump is not journalism – you’ve taken hollywood’s bait that this Kanye turd is credible.
commented 2016-03-10 11:52:10 -0500
Hic Svnt Dracones be my motto.
word.