Blacks For Trump?!🤨
Or for that matter, any minority or non-minority who claims to be a decent human being for Trump — what is that about!?
In earnest, I will attempt to refrain from scornfully disparaging Blacks or people of color, and women, who irrationally support a president whose inane policies of governance and attitudes are not in their best interest. Although the (Trump’s) chicanery or pimp hand is influentially strong, it ain’t that strong, and it is certainly not impressive. Donald Trump has always been disingenuous.
And besides, I’d rather not racialize the issue either when it is apparent that racialization in and of itself is dimensionally problematic on so many levels. But seeing that my exceptionally permanent tan has me falling under this ill-fated category within a fraudulent social construct, I can demonstrate some of the paradoxical instances that seem to come with ambiguous opportunism.
Oh the irony indeed.
But is there more to this irony? By appearing to stand with or find common ground with the oppression of whiteness, you become a witness to their defense serving up a false justification for the unjustifiable. There is no doubt that contributing to the vanity and insanity of whiteness is in the hopes that their inordinate privilege and influence provides some absolution for the resentment they feel.
🤔So what is that about?🤷🏾♂️
Black pastors see Trump bringing 'new hope' -- but still need to convince their flocks
Two black Christian pastors who were among a group of religious leaders meeting with President Trump at the White House…
Is that so FoxNews?
Now don’t get it twisted, I would love to be invited to the White House and meet with President Trump, but I assure you it will not result in a photo op and the administration would either deny or dismiss the fact that I was there after I was done. But if I came up in there all obsequious and fulsome like Pastor Darrell Scott, then I guess it would turn out to be some Cabinet room event that instructively displays the sycophantic behavior that is expected from us by this president. As Pastor Scott fawningly stated…
But, to be honest, this is probably going to be the — and I’m going to say this at this table — the most pro-black President that we’ve had in our lifetime because — and I try to, you know, analyze the people that I encounter. This President actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community.
The last President didn’t feel like he had to. He felt like he didn’t have to prove it. He got a pass. This President is — this administration is probably going to be more proactive regarding urban revitalization and prison reform than any President in your lifetime.¹
Considering how some of us are drawn to certain conclusions that are bereft of plausible rationale, but brimming with pseudo profound bull$hit, I consider the seriousness of this motive and reasoning as merely following an intuition. This sick sense — or my apologies — this sixth sense is independent of experience — obviously. Pastor Scott’s a priori anecdotal statement that Trump is the most pro-black president in our lifetime is based on the fact that Pastor Scott is with Trump as president, at said table.
Simply following your gut or your intuition is generally and socially accepted as a positive and indeed there are instances where your intuition does serve you well. However, understanding that your intuition is merely an opinion in such pivotal situations may escape your logic, it will tend to encourage an over reliance and an overestimation of its usefulness. This requires an acute awareness of self especially if you are successful or unsuccessful with your intuition in those instances.
Successful and consistent deployment of intuition, however, requires more than just domain knowledge. It also requires deep introspection, “an intense journey into yourself.” If you are going to understand the biases, emotions, and offsets of your decision-making compass which may effectually trump your domain knowledge and result in poor judgments, you must learn to “observe all men, but yourself most.”
For Trump to have become president, a phenomena occurred within the collective stream of consciousness during the national election that based a majorly consequential decision on an intuition that enabled this wave of dysrationalia to take hold.
Dysrationalia is “the failure of people with average or above-average intelligence (as measured by IQ) to apply their intelligence adequately in addressing real-world problems.”
Dysrationalia is found in those who overly emphasize the results of IQ tests or SAT scores as well, because those tests can never be sufficient enough to measure every important mental faculty possessed.
No one is immune to this, however, as glaring as this miscalculation is, to continue to not be accountable for this mistake and thus feign ignorance is unacceptable. Pastor Scott and the rest of Trump’s Black supporters are weakly correlating Trump’s malignant and sophistic narcissism with his delusional nationalism. When he stretches or extends that nationalism to African Americans by default, he ingratiates them with a photo op. They fail to recognize that they are merely his narcissistic supply and they confound and conflate these perceptions with Horatio Alger myths and bootstrapping appeal.
Republicans still struggle with the perception that their party is indifferent to the particular experience of blacks in America. There’s nothing exotic about black people who believe in free markets and small government, who oppose abortion, same-sex marriage, or affirmative action, whose views on immigration and foreign policy are imbued with a strong security-first mindset, or who ascribe to respectability politics and the concept of rugged individualism. They are black conservatives, and they are in ample supply.
The Partisan Paradox of Black Republicans
Conservatives can find themselves alienated from the broader African American community, yet not wholly embraced by…
All of the conservatism proselytized here is contradicted by the same unfettered free markets that have ravished the economy on more than one occassion. The idea that small government should handout $12 Billion in emergency relief aid to farmers during a trade war that Trump himself started, is ludicrously inconsistent with those faux conservative values. Opposing abortion, and same-sex marriage are based on religiosity and patriarchy — if conservatives believe the government shouldn’t be telling people what to do with their lives well why is it okay for government to tell them what not to do in these instances? Let’s face it opposition to affirmative action and immigration is simply white fragility posing as reverse racism and national security of our borders, respectively.
In other words these are all lies covering up an absurd and deleterious opportunism. I can say the same about faux liberalism also, but let’s focus on one thing at a time. The demands of disjunctive reasoning doesn’t make for short and concise opinion pieces.
This is what happens when there is this overselling of free market ideas transformed by this invisible hand prophesy — it ignores the extent of the transactional costs involved.
In the long run, the invisible hand deletes actors whose behaviors are habitually opportunistic. — Charles W. L. Hill
If in fact inequality to Black Trump supporters is a real world problem, then there is no sound reason to vote and support a man who not only has a history of racial animus towards people of color, but a profound persistence with it in his attendance.
The specific dissonance of Trumpism — advocacy for discriminatory, even cruel, policies combined with vehement denials that such policies are racially motivated — provides the emotional core of its appeal. It is the most recent manifestation of a contradiction as old as the United States, a society founded by slaveholders on the principle that all men are created equal.³
Here is the betrayal of that intuition.
The white-supremacist journal American Renaissance applauded Trump’s message. “Each political party proposes an implicit racial vision,” wrote one contributor. “A Trump Administration is a return to the America that won the West, landed on the moon, and built an economy and military that stunned the world. Non-whites can participate in this, but only if they accept the traditional (which is to say, white) norms of American culture.”
It is quite evident that instincts are easy to manipulate. The circumstantial evidence that Trump touts of Blacks having record low unemployment during his year brief tenure to date is not conclusive since foundationally the unemployment rate in general has been trending lower since President Obama’s administration sowed the policies that bear such fruit.
Snap judgement ignores systematic and judicious analysis. Snap judgment is also the leadership style and vision of Mr. Trump. This is the only thing Trump gives that is up for the taking.
As Black Trump supporters in their bewitchment, casually project — psychologically — the inequality, the hatred, the disharmony, and the resentment felt, or the prejudice received unto Trump resistors, it becomes increasingly clear where that intuition comes from.
¹ Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Inner City Pastors
Cabinet Room 1:55 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. It's my great honor to be here today with some of…
² Cooperation, Opportunism, and the Invisible Hand: Implications for Transaction Cost Theory on JSTOR
Transaction cost theorists have generally neglected to consider the implications that the invisible hand of the market…