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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cultural Marxism vs Trump

I lifted some of this from the traditional right blog and CW's Daily Timewaster. The crux of the article by the traditional right blog is that America is facing a 4th Generation War and the only politicians who are either wise enough or brave enough to take on jihad are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. You can read the article for yourself and make of it what you will. I'm going to take this blog post in a slightly different direction.

The radical left has enshrined itself in institutions of higher learning and had been preaching cultural Marxism as a polemic for a long time. It's become more strident in recent years - to the point of being absurd and making "higher education" in any but the hard sciences, irrelevant. 
Cultural Marxism forbids us to acknowlege any of these realities, which is why culturally Marxist politicians (Democrats actually believe the stuff; Republicans are too cowardly to challenge it) and institutions such as the New York Times editorial page have frothed at the mouth over Mr. Trump’s entirely reasonable proposals. Cultural Marxism says all cultures are wonderful, peaceful, “vibrant” sources of enlightenment, except our own culture, Western culture, which is evil and oppressive...
Meanwhile, the more Trump insists on confronting cultural Marxism, a.k.a. political correctness, and urges us to face reality, the more his poll numbers go up. The public, it seems, both here and in Europe, want leaders whose feet are planted in the real world. No wonder the shrieks and cries of the cultural Marxists sound ever more shrill. Ideology has no deadlier enemy than reality.
As I have firmly asserted in other blog posts, political parties are nothing more than a form of labor union for politicians. The goal of the parties is to deliver reliable power (favorable results) to people who pay for that power and those results. It is all about pay-to-play. To that end, there is little difference between the Republicans and the Democrats (or other political parties in other countries). It's been that way since the Roman Senate squared off against Julius Caesar.

In America, rampant greed, corruption and vote-buying has reached a point where voters are ...voting. Or are threatening to vote anyway, for outsiders who are not part of the principle political infrastructure. The move toward voting the bums out was dismissed earlier in the year by party mandarins, but the anger in America has reached a fever pitch. The Republican Party offered Jeb! Bush and the voters selected Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and to a lesser degree, Marco Rubio. Trump is not a politician and has taken a page from the Barack Obama political play book, offering hope and change. 
Dr. Ben Carson is in the mix, but his numbers fade primarily because while Carson is a very good man, he's not ready to be the President.
The Party insiders are trying to reconcile that even though it's not Cruz's or Rubio's turn to be king, their membership hates the 'reliable' bought men that they put forward (Jeb!, Lindsay Graham, etc).

You see, the mainstream Republican Party are cultural Marxists too, in their own way. They went to the same schools as the mainstream Democrats. And that helps explain their absolute fear of a Trump candidacy. Who would Trump appoint to key positions? Clearly, his decision making would be a product of his own reasoning and not that of Party Handlers. How can such a man be trusted? The answer is that he can't be, and it's why many in the GOP have threatened to defect to the Democratic Party and support Hillary (The Bitch of Benghazi) Clinton (if she's not indicted first). If Hillary is indicted, they have Bernie Sanders (not even a Democrat - an Independent from Vermont) to support. Sanders is not a "reliable insider" for the Democratic Party. If Hillary meets justice, there is talk of Joe Biden or Al Gore - both reliable to deliver pay-to-play.

Some Republicans are openly considering forming a third party - Culturally Marxist - and running former New York Mayor (and a billionaire like Trump) Michael Bloomberg. In a choice between Cultural Marxists Hillary Clinton and Michael Bloomberg, they'd hope that Trump would be marginalized and that power would be maintained - and reliable - based solely on money.

Donald Trump, a (former) member of the donor class was accustomed to buying politicians in that endless pay-to-play game. He knows how it works. The political unions/parties are upset because he didn't know his place and has decided to become one of THEM. And the outcome of that action is unpredictable. Unpredictable is dangerous in the world where cash is king and Cultural Marxism translates into an Orwellian comfort for leadership.

Is it too late for our political masters to apologize?



19 comments:

  1. It does paint a gloomy picture. I want to believe Trump. But I keep seeing him in the same way I see Obama. An egotist who only wants to win and will say anything to achieve success. But how long will he stay out of politics and run the country. How will Congress react to him. I do like Cruz. But I see him as a politician. Trump has gone to the top because he SAYS the things people want to hear come out of the mouth of politicians. We are fed up with the Trey Gowdy "say it but do nothing about it" talk. I want to believe...

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  2. It's been that way since the Roman Senate squared off against Julius Caesar. And that's all you need to remember.

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  3. No apologies .... no prisoners either.

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    1. There has to be a balance restored to things. As I pointed out, we all expect the politicians to steal a bit. But when they want it all, they go too far. And the first step is disarming the public, because there is not THAT much that can be done in a country where statistically every man, woman and child owns 1.7 firearms.

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  4. I like this post, not least because Ben Franklin plays a Tele.

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    1. Ben Franklin thought that black guns mattered.

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    2. Most definitely. Women loved him for that in Paris, curiously.

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    3. Franklin did more personally to win the war than any other America, with the possible exception of George Washington. Which is why his face is on the $100 bill.

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  5. I suspect that the passage of the budget deal will be enough to slide us over the knife's edge. It's always the little things. Conservatives like me well and truly done with the "establishment". That leaves Trump and Cruz. Trump is attractive for many because is seemingly from "outside the beltway". But he is much more like Obama in that he will "lead" by executive order - not a good trend IMHO. Cruz is "edgy" - not sure his personality will mellow in time for next year's election. And the ignorant will be all in for Hillary . . . and we have a crap load of ignorant folks in our country. Gotta say next year's prospects depress me . . . and my incoming shipments of ammunition continue apace . . . heavy sigh.

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  6. We're in for a wild ride the next ten months.

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    1. Cruz is in a good spot. Trump has hinted at a joint run with Cruz as VP. I think that Fiorina is ticked that nobody has said much to her about wanting her on their ballot.

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  7. I am personally enjoying immensely the bellows of outrage from the smug inhabitants of the left, right, and center that Trump is causing. Distracting them from their game plans can only be good for the country.

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    1. I'm with you on that. The apple cart needs to be upended from time to time. Even Thomas Jefferson said that.

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  8. The radical left has enshrined itself in institutions of higher learning and had been preaching cultural Marxism as a polemic for a long time. It's become more strident in recent years - to the point of being absurd and making "higher education" in any but the hard sciences, irrelevant.


    Sounds like educational inbreeding.

    As you say about the hard sciences, leaving the rest to become relativism. Everyone gets an A because their feelings would be hurt.

    When the generations of professors inbred with this mentality generate the next, it becomes further ingrained.

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