Nope, They Still Haven’t Learned a Bit

…but watching the ProgNazis wallowing in their panic, hysteria and bottomless ignorance is still ever so entertaining. Such as Paul Cluckhead of the NYT.

So what do we do now? By “we” I mean all those left, center and even right who saw Donald Trump as the worst man ever to run for president and assumed that a strong majority of our fellow citizens would agree.

You know what it is they say about assumptions and assuming, don’t you, Paulie?

I’m not talking about rethinking political strategy. There will be a time for that —

And if you’re a leftist swine, that time is right after the heat death of the universe.

God knows it’s clear that almost everyone on the center-left, myself included,

If, that is, you define the “center” as Stalin. Then your “center-left” label might fit.

was clueless about what actually works in persuading voters.

Free Clue™: If you want somebody to do something for you, be it wash your car, pick up your cat from the vet or, say, vote for you, it helps if you don’t start by calling them “racist”, “homophobes”, “misogynists”, “rapists”, “cousin-humping, inbred hillbillies” and immediately throw them into a basket of deplorables.

No, seriously. It’s true. That sort of thing really doesn’t endear you to the people you’re insulting. I know. You did admit to being clueless, Paulie, so for once in your life you were actually right about something.

For now, however, I’m talking about personal attitude and behavior in the face of this terrible shock.

First of all, remember that elections determine who gets the power, not who offers the truth. The Trump campaign was unprecedented in its dishonesty; the fact that the lies didn’t exact a political price, that they even resonated with a large bloc of voters, doesn’t make them any less false.

As a matter of fact, nothing will make anything that the self-proclaimed geniuses of the fascist left declares “false” any less “false.” That’s why they’re G-d, and you’re not. In their sad, confused, mentally stunted little heads.

No, our inner cities aren’t war zones with record crime.

The “great” city of Chicago with a death count higher than any of our theatres of war in the Middle East would beg to differ. Of course, that city is also run by self-proclaimed geniuses of the fascist left, so that explains a lot.

No, we aren’t the highest-taxed nation in the world. No, climate change isn’t a hoax promoted by the Chinese.

Where did the Chinese get into it? To be sure, they’re the ones most likely to benefit from it as they’re always magically exempt from the restrictions of the GoreCult “agreements”, but we don’t recall anybody ever blaming them for having thought this particular epidemic of fascist left mental illness up.

So if you’re tempted to concede that the alt-right’s vision of the world might have some truth to it, don’t. Lies are lies, no matter how much power backs them up.

And facts. Those don’t matter either. To a ProgNazi. Get with the program, comrade!

And once we’re talking about intellectual honesty, everyone needs to face up to the unpleasant reality that a Trump administration will do immense damage to America and the world.

The Oracle of Dimwit hath spoken. Of course, given the track record of Paul Chowderhead the Clueless’ predictions, we probably shouldn’t pay too much attention to that. His latest was that the DOW was not only going to crash, it was never, ever going to recover. Until now, when it’s the highest in 11 years. “Never” sure came early this eternity, Paulie.

The only predictive value of Paul Chucklefart’s predictions is that what actually happens will always be the exact opposite of what he predicted. Which is, we must admit, impressive in some sort of perverted way.

Of course I could be wrong; maybe the man in office will be completely different from the man we’ve seen so far. But it’s unlikely.

A sentence ago it was impossible. The expiration dates on your predictions get ever shorter, don’t they?

Unfortunately, we’re not just talking about four bad years. Tuesday’s fallout will last for decades, maybe generations.

Or until the end of Paulie’s next paragraph. Whichever comes first.

I particularly worry about climate change. We were at a crucial point, having just reached a global agreement on emissions and having a clear policy path toward moving America to a much greater reliance on renewable energy. Now it will probably fall apart, and the damage may well be irreversible.

Meanwhile, in the real world, in the twenty years you deranged cultists have been failing to come to an “agreement”, the average temperature of the planet has stubbornly kept falling.

It’s like corporate America: It’s all about process, not results. Only, in this case, it seems to have worked. All of your jaw-flapping might just have stopped Glowbull Wormening! Or not. Most likely not.

The political damage will extend far into the future, too. The odds are that some terrible people will become Supreme Court justices. States will feel empowered to engage in even more voter suppression than they did this year. At worst, we could see a slightly covert form of Jim Crow become the norm all across America.

You are aware of this thing called “federalism”, aren’t you? We know you don’t like it, but it’s still a thing that exists.

And you have to wonder about civil liberties, too. The White House will soon be occupied by a man with obvious authoritarian instincts, and Congress controlled by a party that has shown no inclination to stand up against him. How bad will it get? Nobody knows.

“Congress controlled by a party that has shown no inclination to stand up against him”????

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You really have to stop sniffing your own farts, Cluckster. The methane is doing your last two crippled synapses no good at all.

The only thing the ReCucklican Party hasn’t done this election cycle to stand up to him is donate the entirety of the RNC war chest to the Clinton campaign. At least not openly. We’re still not entirely sure about that one.

And yet he won. We don’t know, maybe he really is undefeatable.

What about the short term? My own first instinct was to say that Trumponomics would quickly provoke an immediate economic crisis, but after a few hours’ reflection I decided that this was probably wrong.

Yet you said it anyway. And were then almost immediately proven wrong. Again.

I’ll write more about this in the coming weeks, but a best guess is that there will be no immediate comeuppance.

Trumpist policies won’t help the people who voted for Donald Trump — in fact, his supporters will end up much worse off. But this story will probably unfold gradually. Political opponents of the new regime certainly shouldn’t count on any near-term moment of obvious vindication.

So where does this leave us? What, as concerned and horrified citizens, should we do?

One natural response would be quietism, turning one’s back on politics.

If only. But then we’d have to turn to other targets for our mockery, and those might not be as laughably easy to ridicule and prove wrong as you are. We can’t actually imagine anybody being as reliably and hilariously wrong as you, Cluckhead.

It’s definitely tempting to conclude that the world is going to hell, but that there’s nothing you can do about it, so why not just make your own garden grow? I myself spent a large part of the Day After avoiding the news, doing personal things, basically taking a vacation in my own head.

It is a nice, roomy place with a lot of vacant, unused real estate, we’ll give you that.

But that is, in the end, no way for citizens of a democracy — which we still are, one hopes — to live. I’m not saying that we should all volunteer to die on the barricades; I don’t think it’s going to come to that, although I wish I was sure.

One thing of which we can be sure is that, if it comes to you bringing up dying on the barricades, you won’t be among those that you call upon to die on them.

But I don’t see how you can hang on to your own self-respect unless you’re willing to stand up for the truth and fundamental American values.

Will that stand eventually succeed? No guarantees. Americans, no matter how secular, tend to think of themselves as citizens of a nation with a special divine providence, one that may take wrong turns but always finds its way back, one in which justice always prevails in the end.

Americans think that, yes. Your kind, not so much.

Yet it doesn’t have to be true. Maybe the historic channels of reform — speech and writing that changes minds, political activism that eventually changes who has power — are no longer effective. Maybe America isn’t special, it’s just another republic that had its day, but is in the process of devolving into a corrupt nation ruled by strongmen.

But I’m not ready to accept that this is inevitable — because accepting it as inevitable would become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The road back to what America should be is going to be longer and harder than any of us expected, and we might not make it. But we have to try.

The road is easy: Through the door, line on the left, one cross each.

Thatisall.

6 comments

  1. 1
    Ironbear growls and barks:

    *snicker* Bravo, Emperor!

    I just don’t have the patience for a painstaking and ruthless fisking the way I used to, back when we got started in Blogdom. I tend to do it with images these days.

    Hey, it’s more fun, and based on the IQ I’ve seen in your typical millenial Progtard, they can’t read anything that doesn’t come with a picture book and crayons anyway.
    Ironbear recently posted..When The Insiders Begin to Discover They’re On the Wrong Side of the What’s In/What’s Out EquationMy Profile

  2. 2
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    The rains have come and the drought has ended. The dam has broken.the block has been lifted. The Emperor? He’s Baack!!
    :em01:
    angrywebmaster recently posted..Harry Reid, classy as everMy Profile

  3. 3
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Misha, Emperor of the Clue®
    Apropos, I think, when dealing with the forever misguided, is to look into historical political observation.

    Look at the tyranny of party — at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty — a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes — and which turns voters into chattles, slaves, rabbits, and all the while their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing their doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible texts and billies, and pocketing the insults and licking the shoes of his Southern master.
    - “The Character of Man,” inserted in autobiographical dictation 23 January 1906. Published in Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (University of California Press, 2010)

    We do know to what particular party that Mr. Clemens refers…yes?

  4. 4
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Der Krug, natürlich, ist noch gebrochen.

  5. 5
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    0bummer isn’t done with us just yet, but we have ‘em all on the run.
    An optimist would say, “It’s FUBAR but it will be exciting.”
    LC Xystus says:

    Der Krug, natürlich, ist noch gebrochen

    I say we repair as transcribed in the Constitution and not throw the vessel away in it’s entirety.

  6. 6
    irish19 growls and barks:

    That was just beautiful .
    :em05: :em07: :em01: