The Establishment Meltdown regarding Trump is quite amazing. Instances of Godwin’s Law Hitler comparisons went from being noteworthy to being so ubiquitous as to not even merit commentary.
CNN has become a veritable 24/7 “Is Trump a Racist?” channel.
In what I thought at first was a parody, but is not, HuffPo has an op-ed actually titled “My Daughter Is Afraid of Donald Trump” and which actually begins like this:
Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, “Mommy, I don’t want Trump to be president.”
“Why is that, baby?”
“Because half of my friends would disappear from school!”
She buried her head into my lap and sobbed. I quietly stroked her hair as I searched for an appropriate response.
How do I respond?…
This unhinged SJW is completely oblivious to the ways in which liberal adults displaying Trump Anxiety™ in front of 8 year olds might be a better explanation of her 8 year old’s question than the alternative thesis that 8 year olds keep up with the news of presidential politics.
Toure, one of the many Angry Black Men cable news channels now court, discusses “Donald Trump’s White Lives Matter Movement”:
We should just call it what it is: Donald Trump is the leader of the White Lives Matter movement. Someone had to start it — they were gettin’ out of control. First, one of them became president and now they’re in the streets protesting every time a Black thug gets shot. They’re gettin’ a little too free.
Then Trump arrived like white supremacy’s version of Santa Claus with a bag full of gifts. He gave them swagger. He gave them unadulterated machismo — Trump is the most macho presidential contender ever. And Trumpy KKKlaus reminded them that a white man who employs good ol’ fashioned white toughness is unstoppable. And everywhere he looks there’s someone to fight. In Trump’s mind, everything in society is aligned against white men — Washington, Mexico, China, Democrats, Black Lives Matter, everything; it’s a total disaster. So little time, so many asses to kick. Entitlement is a powerful drug and Trump’s a big-time dealer.
After this predictable and unoriginal tripe, Toure does seem to anticipate where this is ultimately leading, hopefully well past Trump’s political career: no, not to the Holocaust 2.0 but to… a healthy sense of white racial consciousness:
I could see myself one day supporting a White Lives Matter movement. I believe white men should be proud of who they are and where they’ve come from. The concept of white pride has been ruined by white supremacists because they’ve made it something that’s necessarily hierarchical — white pride as part of asserting racial superiority.
But the racial pride I’ve been taught by my community does not include devaluing whiteness. My Black pride isn’t about superiority, it’s about self-love. My Black pride is intramural: it’s about spreading self-worth in a society that undervalues Blackness and seems to be conducting an all-out attack on Black self-esteem. We say Black is beautiful and Black lives matter because society is constantly telling us the opposite. I would love to see a white pride that’s not a sneering retort. I want to see a white pride that celebrates heritage and foments self-love and rejects racial superiority and dismisses the absurd delusions of white marginalization. Steal “white pride” from the Klan and rechristen it as a new white pride that has no time for hate.
That Toure puts this seemingly incongruous thread in his Trump column is telling. It appears to have provided Toure with an opportunity to air a realization he has probably been secretly harboring for too long, the realization that whites are entitled to racial pride in the same way that every other ethnic group is actively encouraged to do.
As the prospects of a Trump nomination increase, as well as the prospects that Trump could go all the way to the WH, we are only now seeing libs start to peel back layers of the Trump Onion and actually display an interest, however cursory, in the empirical and sociological underpinnings.
Thomas “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” Frank, for instance, attempts to understand Trump’s appeal to working class whites and lands on one of The Donald’s two main political themes:
When members of the professional class wish to understand the working-class Other, they traditionally consult experts on the subject. And when these authorities are asked to explain the Trump movement, they always seem to zero in on one main accusation: bigotry. Only racism, they tell us, is capable of powering a movement like Trump’s, which is blowing through the inherited structure of the Republican party like a tornado through a cluster of McMansions..
All this surprised me because, for all the articles about Trump I had read in recent months, I didn’t recall trade coming up very often. Trump is supposed to be on a one-note crusade for whiteness. Could it be that all this trade stuff is a key to understanding the Trump phenomenon?…
Frank, himself an insane leftie, scolds his fellow travelers for simplifying Trump’s appeal to the left’s favorite causal explanation for everything – racism:
Trump appears to be a racist, so racism must be what motivates his armies of followers. And so, on Saturday, New York Times columnist Timothy Egan blamed none other than “the people” for Trump’s racism: “Donald Trump’s supporters know exactly what he stands for: hatred of immigrants, racial superiority, a sneering disregard of the basic civility that binds a society.”
Stories marveling at the stupidity of Trump voters are published nearly every day. Articles that accuse Trump’s followers of being bigots have appeared by the hundreds, if not the thousands. Conservatives have written them; liberals have written them; impartial professionals have written them. The headline of a recent Huffington Post column announced, bluntly, that “Trump Won Super Tuesday Because America is Racist.” A New York Times reporter proved that Trump’s followers were bigots by coordinating a map of Trump support with a map of racist Google searches. Everyone knows it: Trump’s followers’ passions are nothing more than the ignorant blurtings of the white American id, driven to madness by the presence of a black man in the White House. The Trump movement is a one-note phenomenon, a vast surge of race-hate. Its partisans are not only incomprehensible, they are not really worth comprehending.
So, while the pundit class chalks his appeal up to the bogeyman of ‘racism’, Frank studied hours of Trump rally speeches, and acknowledges that Trump’s trade talk is a galvanizing element:
Yes, Donald Trump talked about trade. In fact, to judge by how much time he spent talking about it, trade may be his single biggest concern – not white supremacy…
Here is the most salient supporting fact: when people talk to white, working-class Trump supporters, instead of simply imagining what they might say, they find that what most concerns these people is the economy and their place in it. I am referring to a study just published by Working America, a political-action auxiliary of the AFL-CIO, which interviewed some 1,600 white working-class voters in the suburbs of Cleveland and Pittsburgh in December and January.
Support for Donald Trump, the group found, ran strong among these people, even among self-identified Democrats, but not because they are all pining for a racist in the White House. Their favorite aspect of Trump was his “attitude”, the blunt and forthright way he talks. As far as issues are concerned, “immigration” placed third among the matters such voters care about, far behind their number one concern: “good jobs / the economy”.
While Libs appear to be starting to slowly churn out sober analysis of the Trump Phenomenon, even if lackluster, GOP Inc is doing the opposite: getting more hysterical.
For example, in “No, Not Trump, Not Ever” stuffy and effeminate David Brooks releases his id on the Candidate of Id, but first offers contrition and promises, going forward, to leave his Beltway Bubble. LOL!
Trump voters are a coalition of the dispossessed. They have suffered lost jobs, lost wages, lost dreams. The American system is not working for them, so naturally they are looking for something else.
Moreover, many in the media, especially me, did not understand how they would express their alienation. We expected Trump to fizzle because we were not socially intermingled with his supporters and did not listen carefully enough. For me, it’s a lesson that I have to change the way I do my job if I’m going to report accurately on this country.
Then, Mr. Brooks throws down the gauntlet, vomiting out his Id:
Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa.
Trump is perhaps the most dishonest person to run for high office in our lifetimes. All politicians stretch the truth, but Trump has a steady obliviousness to accuracy…
He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12…
In some rare cases, political victors do not deserve our respect. George Wallace won elections, but to endorse those outcomes would be a moral failure.
And so it is with Trump.
Tell us what you really think, Brooks!
It doesn’t stop there.
Donald Trump is an affront to basic standards of honesty, virtue and citizenship. He pollutes the atmosphere in which our children are raised. He has already shredded the unspoken rules of political civility that make conversation possible. In his savage regime, public life is just a dog-eat-dog war of all against all.
Strong letter to follow!
I’m sure Trump is shaking in his shoes: “Oh no! When I’ve lost David Brooks… I’ve lost the nation!”