Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Leftist Gloom And CDS Are Still With Us

Donald Trump, domestic terrorist: The man who tried to kill democracy — and why we had it coming - Salon.com:

...Calling Donald Trump a domestic terrorist isn’t even a metaphor. A terrorist seeks to provoke a society’s worst impulses and expose its hidden weaknesses, and Trump’s terrorist assault on our so-called democracy has done that brilliantly. He’s like a funhouse-mirror reflection of America’s overweening pride and vanity, deadly sins for which we are now being punished. He is the ugliest possible American caricature, made flesh. We told the world we were a free-enterprise meritocracy where talent rose to the top, and that guy became rich and famous. We told the world we were the exemplar of democracy, a light to all the nations, and that guy almost became president. We deserve Donald Trump, and we have an opportunity to learn from him. But if we believe that stopping him just short of the White House can make the problem he so vividly embodies go away, we will deserve whatever comes next.


anonymous said...

Your title said it all

Leftist CDS - but also leftist sexism - brought the U.S. to the brink that hand-wringing author so decries.

Bob Harrison said...

Amen. Genderism is the overarching problem for everyone. It infects and affects everything. I remember voting for Shirley Chisholm way back when and one of the things she said really stuck with me. It was along of the lines of "I've faced more discrimination as a woman than I have as a black woman." I'm hopeful Clinton can quell a good bit of it but woman, as a gender, must also take charge. When someone grabs a woman, she should, excuse my language, but slap the shit out of him. If someone catcalls her, she should turn around and get in his face. Of course, you should only do that when it is safe, but women do need to keep sending the message about what is acceptable behavior, since so many men were apparently raised by wolves. byw, anon, if you want to make a post on this blog, please feel free to email. You have so many good comments, I think you have something to say!