I Don’t Know What They See In Him
But I do know what I see in them — this loyalty and adoration for Trump is pathetic
Your president is now seen as a U.S. national security threat and there you are smirking it off as some deep state conspiracy trolling. That sort of rationale is imbecilic. Senator Rand Paul, a Kentucky physician, has suggested that anyone critical of Trump — based on his misguided, misinformed and and utterly unpresidential performance — must be morally afflicted during an astounding week of treachery by our president.
“They’re making a big mistake,” Paul told The Associated Press on Monday, dismissing critics as those who hate the president. “It’s Trump derangement syndrome.”
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Many republicans, it seems, may have been fully cured of the same syndrome diagnosed by this opthamolgist with a slightly different moniker that had them calling for the impeachment of President Obama throughout it seems his entire presidency. The alleged affliction seemed more contained and restricted back then than it is now however.
Representative Darrell Issa floated the possibility in 2010. Representative Michael Burgess told a Tea Party group in 2011 that impeaching Obama “needs to happen.” Asked in 2013 why Republicans weren’t impeaching Obama, Senator Ted Cruz answered, “good question,” and said the main reason was they lacked the votes in the U.S. Senate. Representative Blake Farenthold cited Obama’s birth certificate as a reason to impeach. Senator James Inhofe and Representative Jason Chaffetz said Obama could be impeached over Benghazi. — theAtlantic
But then again maybe they have not been fully cured because their hero Donald Trump still claims to be saving them from all kinds of pseudo evil Obama policies.
Trump is their charismatically flawed hero. While the hamartia¹ in this American tragedy is still being told and written, I wouldn’t hold my breath for a moment of catharsis ever materializing. That sense of guilt, shame and regret doesn’t appear remotely possible coming out from the vanity and insanity of whiteness.
Trump’s supporters love Trump through thick and thin for one main reason — that he doesn’t take any bull.
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Certainly most Trump supporters like the bull he is dumping onto the Oval Office. Sarah Hucakabee Sanders shovels this pile of manure every time she takes to the podium or holds a briefing.
In this tragic dialectic telling we can observingly see this codependency. There are too many Trump supporters who profit from this ordeal, or stand to profit in term of the volatility it creates. For Wall Street this is like crack cocaine. I have discussed ad nauseam the gaslighting techniques that Trump utilizes, essentially building a political moat around the White House. Don’t get it twisted for it is not by design, but rather by haphazard display of ignorance. And lastly this stunt could never have been pulled off without the underestimation of widespread idiocies in our midst.
This loyalty to a person whose only competencies are limited to a display of utter disdain for others — of whom range from people of color to women, and from experienced people with an inability to intellectually see eye to eye with him, to those who dare challenge or oppose his self-importance. The Helsinki summit was a display of putting his persona before and above American interests. These loyalists have fallen for his self ingratiating pomposity and in it I see the vanity and insanity of whiteness. Trump has captured their faith with his psychopathic charm.
At least for one republican this spell seems to have broken this week.
“The president’s failure to defend the United States intelligence community’s unanimous conclusions of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and condemn Russian covert counterinfluence campaigns and his standing idle on the world stage while a Russian dictator spouted lies confused many but should concern all Americans. By playing into Vladimir Putin’s hands, the leader of the free world actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes abroad.” Senator William Hurd (R)
Trumpʼs judgment, insofar as his pseudo policy making surrounding national security, the economy, and immigration is sufficiently lacking, and observingly, should unequivocally be a principal concern for us all. The judgement we see thus far is a manifestation of Trumpʼs overcompensating for the legitimacy he craves on winning the electoral college vote for president of the United States.
Of course, the president’s legion of idiots still clamor around him because they are easily distracted and turnt up by hearing Hillary Clinton or President Obama’s name coming out of Trump’s mouth. That he has the ability to stoke and inflame such hatred is his only pointless proficiency.
President Trump is still considerably better than a President Clinton 2.0. But the Donald is pushing it.
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Hillary Clinton is only on the feeble minds of Trump loyalists and their puerile attempts of scapegoating the ineptness of an ignorantly racist president is blatant. Apparently you all think this is a game. Every misstep being called out, and every disreputable moment by Trump representing the United States in foreign policy has thus far been inane. Furthermore the ongoing counterintuitive and impudent display of making fallacious counteraccusations of Barack Obama’s presidential character is just another symptom of the idiocy behind Trump loyalty and its burgeoning totalitarianism.
When i hear the obsessive and repeated calls “to get over it” by Trump loyalists to the concerned or disenfranchised citizens of our insufferable state, I reckon that it is an asinine attempt to change the subject or falsely equivocate that we must all be still sore over Hillary Clinton losing the election. No, this is not the case at all. Clinton has nothing to do with the anxiety felt across the nation. Moment to moment we bear witness to the unsung leader of the free world who appears unimaginably beholden to Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
Newsflash: The state of Texas has a bigger economy than Russia
Trump’s ineptitude and unpresidential behavior is the reason for the angst. None of us are putting words in Donald Trump’s mouth on a weekly basis. This ranges from the persistent lying and walk backs to his absurd and illogical remarks. This malignant narcissist — observingly, chosen by a resentful vanity and insanity of whiteness is in over his head and doesn’t even know it.
I am well aware of the persistent threat of whiteness prior to and continuing through the age of Trumpism. It is an imagined ahistorical yearning for some semblance of an imperialistic and slaveholding past. A past conjured up as a misapprehension of what is seen as traditional of a return to this perfect white rule — where there is alleged to be world order and security. This is the vanity and insanity of whiteness. President Trump would like to indulge them with this fantasy. It is a distorted reality and a sincere fiction under the right set of conditions.
In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and nothing was true… The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness. -Hannah Arendt
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Make America Great Again charade is a perfect white rule concept
Three instances of this politically conservative stance should stand out to those enamored by Trump’s swagger of whiteness in the most paradoxical of ways. It is imagined much like the rationale that is the Lost Cause of the Confederacy. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain is a revival of this valiant display of restoring racial order by rationalizing reprehensibly emotive actions, the practicality of which is never deliberated, it is rather oppressed upon nonbelievers. In order to feel superior you must incorporate the inferior. In other words they must coexist. The incorporation process will always be met with resistance and violence — losses to both sides in perpetuity. This is something that has been underreported during Colonial America’s enslavement of Africans and the destruction of Native Americans. The economic toll of the loss of life on both sides of this conflict is ongoing and staggering.
The possibility of a perfect white rule could never and has never come to fruition. It is ahistorical nostalgia. The only sound strategy to combat the these tactics by white supremacists and alt right groups is to tell the truth. They always retreat when the truth is told. The truth is that a perfect past is a lie in and of itself. White supremacy is a lie. Racial science is a lie. But if you keep hearing it over and over again the lie begins to sound true. It is an illusion of truth to repeat falsehoods and the outcome is downright delusional.
“People who reject notions of a perfect past face the recourse of building a better future.” — Lewis Gordon
Now that’s a strategy
The privilege that whites enjoy today is not just offensive it is fraudulent, very challenged, and ridiculous because it lacks all kinds of credibility. If the likes of Richard Spencer, Stephen Bannon, Stephen Miller, Jeanine Pirro, Wolfie James, Lana Lokteff, Anne Coulter and and the like have their feelings hurt over this then they should stop living and breathing the lies they spew.
A few woke white women seem quite aware that the privilege that men — especially white men — employ is not only incredulous it is interpersonally dangerous to your own wellbeing. I have read through the personal cognitive dissonance with this behavior. The idiocy with their patriarchal deployments are remarkably inane when you are the ones who ensure that future generations of such whiteness are to persist (think Kavanaugh and Roe vs Wade). The religiosity that is used to perpetuate that control and abuse is too constructed. A construct quite similar to what many acknowledge about race. We see this in many religions and ironically call them out when the religion is predominantly constituting people of color such as the Muslim faiths, but ignore them when it is white, like evangelicals.
The inconsistency and contradictions embedded within whiteness as a supreme race is untenable to the intersectional aspects of humanity.
There is no reason to feel good or prideful about the fraud being committed. I am quite sure that Trump would like to negotiate this perfect white rule with Putin and reorder Europe. Trump has obfuscated this adversarial relationship with racial undertones and socioeconomic overtones in an effort to staunch the globalization effects of equality and its threat to the status quo.
The concept on its face depresses white capital which has a material affect on whites. Meanwhile that sort of capital does not materially transform the lives of Blacks or people of color in the same regard, when it is individually gained it only has symbolic value. It is a sunken place to be in. I am not sure why whites are having difficulty with ascertaining that this divide and conquer scheme for it is just as deleterious to them as it is to people of color.
Now this strategy to reject this perfect past and tell the truth could have been put in motion but there is the issue that equality is a zero sum game. This is also a lie. Just like the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency, we are being given to account for an alternate reality.
And the vanity and insanity you see in this existence does not bode well for the future.