American Liberal’s are still in a state of shock.
‘How could Trump have won’, they scream to themselves on their social media echo chambers, and before even attempting to answer that question, they are raging off to start another confrontation.
I loath Trump, he is a fascist, an orange Nazi who has manipulated people’s loss of economic power. He will only make this world far worse.
For those desperately clinging to the notion that just because the neoliberal war machine wanted Hillary for President then somehow Trump is a saviour, they need to wake up.
The dark spiders hiding within the Deep State will be eyeing up Trump’s Presidency as the perfect time to roll out authoritarian ideas that will take America in a very different direction.
In short, Trump is no hero.
I can’t wait to see the back of this cretin, but I fear that in their rage, all American Liberals have done is strengthen Trump’s chances at a second term.
Look at the assault on alt-Right poster boy Richard Spencer and how the liberal social media machine rejoiced in the violence meted out to him…
…the moment you are celebrating political violence means you’ve lost the war. Forget the bullshit liberal sophistry trying to defend punching Nazi’s in the face and the gleeful schadenfreude by many on social media who remixed this and made it into entertaining songs – what have we just said to our political opponents?
We have said we believe physical violence is acceptable and that it’s a valid part of the political process.
How are the well armed Trump supporters who see an elite corporate media who lies about their choice of President and a culture they are disconnected from continuing to mock them going to see the assault on Richard Spencer?
Richard Spencer has said vile things about black people, they can be no denying that, but by beating him and revelling in the violence, all Liberals are doing is legitimising the backlash that will come from Trump supporters.
The fact that liberals in America have not even paused to understand how it was that Trump became elected is of itself deeply concerning.
Trump won 43% of Union homes in last years election – 43%! Work out why 43% of Union homes voted Trump and you can beat Trump in 2020.
Those workers have seen their jobs taken offshore and their factories shut down and have seen their children forced to enrol in America’s latest corporate war to make ends meet. Screaming racist, sexist haters at them while Trump gives them a job is no way to win their vote over.
The irony in all of this is that it was these Liberals with their insistence of identity politics over placing the best candidate tp beat Trump that ultimately allowed Trump to win.
The elites within the Democratic Party wanted Hillary despite her being a neoliberal war hawk who was wedded to the very free market globalisation that was crucifying Union workers.
If all those women who marched last weekend had voted for Bernie they wouldn’t be protesting Trump!
Rather than examine their own short comings as a political movement and how their own neoliberal worship helped create Trump, American Liberals have descended into a shouting competition amongst themselves to see who can scream their anger the loudest.
Part of that competition is the glee with which many have taken to Richard Spencer’s assault without any appreciation of how that can and will be interpreted by Trump supporters.
NZ politics is not without these tensions, the Union movement is currently being directed by middle class Wellington identity politics liberals whose social media feeds are amongst the most alienating in NZ. This disconnect between the ideas and values they espouse and the alienation of the very people they proclaim to stand for is as vast as it is in the American Liberal political landscape.
Identity politics is simply an extension of the hyper individualistic narcissism that neoliberalism celebrates and while it ignores class for another selfie, those it promises liberation to stop being the working poor.
The Left need to re-establish the debate back to class and solidarity over division because it will take all the 99% to beat the 1%.