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Filler/Open Thread [CBD] | Main | Overnight Open Thread (27 May 2016)
May 27, 2016

Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside


For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.*

I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.**

Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity with that progressive/archliberal cadre.

I'm sorry to say this, but most of the right's "leadership" -- media, think tank (academic), political -- is drawn from the upper middle/parents were college educated class.

It takes very little to pose a challenge to their class membership -- a questioning of whether or not they're firmly enough committed to liberal social values, to get them to back down and begin making apologies.

When you look at people like Paul Ryan, the whole point of their "conservative agenda" seems to be to accomplish every single Action Item on the liberal checklist, but through, allegedly, more conservative means (such as "market-based mechanisms" -- this is how Romney, obviously a High Avatar of this class, wound up passing the "conservative version of universal health care," RomneyCare, which ultimately gave us ObamaCare).

And this is why I keep saying, over and over, that Rubio People Are Silly. Marco Rubio never talked about any real conservative principle. He never attempted to upset any political applecarts or further any conservative ends.

He was always the conservagtive candidate you could show off to your Liberal Friends -- and your friends are your culture-makers and class-mores enforcers -- to prove you were "one of the good ones" and "not like those other unsophisticated, racist conservatives."

And that was it. That was what he brought to the table.

That was his selling point.


His big claim to political fame -- where he actually exerted himself to accomplish something -- was being the Salesman for the ultimate progressive agenda item, free and unopposed migration into America by whoever managed to get across the border.

And his job was to sell that as a "deeply conservative" proposition.

Obviously, Ted Cruz was not a good replacement for Rubio in this respect; Cruz was "one of the crazy ones," and thus marked his supporters as "one of the bad conservatives," one of the people who love Jesus and crazy shit like that.

And for a lot of us, this sort of candidate-most-acceptable-to-the-establishment's-liberal-pals model isn't cutting it any longer.

As I've grown older, I've found myself giving fewer and fewer fucks about what my social cohort might think about this or that. I am willing to make fewer and fewer accommodations to get along. I am willing to do less and less just to fit in with the liberal crowed, and keep on the "good conservative" list.

There are simply too many people in the commanding positions of conservative leadership who are very concerned about keeping on the Liberal Friend White List.

Trump won because when a Native American activist (posing as a journalist) declared that "Pocahantas" was "very offensive" as used in regard to Elizabeth Warren -- dishonestly, I might add, as everyone knows the term is used to deny she's an Indian, not to denigrate her as an Indian, and everyone knows this, and only a liar pretends otherwise -- Trump did not begin falling over himself to make apologies and keep the well-wishes of the increasingly unreasonable left-wing hegemony.

He just began making fun of the stupid silly bitch for being a stupid silly bitch.

People are fucking tired of walking around on eggshells and being made to apologize for every fucking goddamn thing in the world.

And what we increasingly want is a political leadership that tells the Grievance Mongers and Offense Farmers to shut the fuck up and get bent rather than explaining to them how a Conservative Version of Political Correctness Can Achieve All the Good Things That Liberal Political Correctness Can Achieve, But Using Market-Based Mechanisms.

It's time to stop fucking about it.

I'm tired of it, and I know millions of other people are tired of it too.

So I don't give a fuck anymore if some dishonest bitch dishonestly feigns offense over the term "Pocahantas."

It's time to start treating them as what they are -- dishonest liars trying to control you.

And it's time to start treating them as straight up internal enemies.

We tried it polite. We've been falling all ourselves for 30 years to try to convince the increasingly extremist left wing assholes that we're not all the foul things they call us.

It's impossible -- their jobs, their income, and their government subsidies depend on us being treated as second-class citizens and beasts for taxation.

It's about time we woke and realized they cannot be convinced, because they never really believed their bullshit anyway, it was always for the purposes of exacting rents out of people and making them knuckle under.

And I'm afraid our current leadership just can never get that -- they find themselves too afraid to go against their class, they fear too much the idea of being outcasts from their castes.

Trump is immune to such Mean Girl persuasions not because he's an especially courageous or wise man, but because he's a narcissist and a bully himself. Not because he's a good man, but because he's a fairly bad one.

But it doesn't matter how he came to be immune to their power -- all that matters is that he is immune to it.

And the people that want to continue to fall all over themselves to appease the unappeasable liberals are no longer needed in the positions of high responsibility in the movement.

Our political leaders -- whether in actual political positions or in communications and ideation -- are here to defend us and keep the increasingly unreasonable and aggressive left off our fucking backs, not to curry favor with these nasty animals, and not to keep in their good graces.

And if they seem more concerned with the latter than the former-- they they have to go.

One cannot act freely until one can think freely first.

They should spend every waking moment fighting the hegemony of Social Justice Warrior thought, not trying to explain how conservatism can accomplish many of the same goals by alternate means.

I imagine in a short period of time we will see a partial political realignment as most of this class I'm talking about -- which is naturally liberal -- self re-sorts itself into the liberal camp, where they really ought to have been all along.

Long Story Short: In social struggles -- not military ones, not political ones -- a concession may be demanded or a privilege asserted, but it cannot actually come into being until/unless the target concedes it.

We have been doing far too much concession in the social struggle. We have granted them too many indulgences, in the obviously-lunatic belief that if we just grant them this next indulgence, they'll be appeased and won't come back in two days demanding another one.

It's time to stop being reasonable. It's time to start being every bit as unreasonable as they are.

* Actually let me take that back and say maybe I'm talking about a much smaller caste -- the politico-media class. You have to concede a lot of the Left's agenda items to remain clubbable in the media.

** By the way, as I've said before, I completely get this, and have felt that pressure myself. I'm not actually saying this makes you a bad person.

However, anyone who is compromised by the left -- including especially by its assertion of authority as arbiter of what is socially acceptable -- is not a very good fighter against the left.

It does occur to me that my complaint here must be overstated -- after all, I don't just want scumbags representing the movement just because scumbags have accepted they are scumbags and thus feel little social pressure to conform to the social mores (which are, largely, created and propagated by the left).

I suppose the optimal sort of person for this job is -- was -- Andrew Breitbart. A perfectly reputable person, who was perfectly willing to act "disreputably" in the service of rejecting social pressure of the left.

I don't know if we'll be able to find many respectable people who can act disrespectfully as the situation demands. Someone's respectable/disrespectable tendencies are pretty much inborn and cannot simply be switched on or off.

But I sure would like to see a whole lot less respectable behavior in the face of increasingly outrageous demands.

Sometimes -- and more so now that at most points in history -- the correct response is simply "Go to hell" or "fuck yourself."

This reminds me of a great essay I read on GamerGate, long ago. Can't remember who wrote it. The central thesis, however, was that the core of GamerGate were very socially marginalized people, who could not be whipsawed into compliance by social pressure because they had been socially excluded already and you cannot threaten to take away from someone that which you had previously denied them. You can't threaten to reduce someone's social status if you've already degraded him in social status.

Thus, when the Social Justice Wariors went after the more socially-excluded gamers, they found stiff resistance by an enemy they could not understand -- people who didn't give a shit about the SJW's heaping of social scorn on them because they were already used to it.

That drove the SJWs crazy.

So I don't really know the answer here, but I'm pretty sure it begins with caring an awful lot less what any prog troll might happen to think.

I would also note that stripping the "Cool Kids" of power beings with denying they're the cool kids in the first place.

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