Today, the United States of America turns 241 years old, and according to the press, its new President has spoiled the party mood. He has done this by way of his general vulgarity, and his attacks on the free press.
Of course by ‘the free press,’ I refer to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN, and it is publications such as these which have advanced the charge, echoed by those with leftist political, social and economic persuasions.
This latest round of pants wetting was induced by a Trump Twitter double salvo: the first aimed at MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough:
I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
…to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
(Tweets: I heard poorly rated Morning Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!)
And the second aimed at CNN:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
In truth, both of these episodes are examples of shitposting par excellence. Joe and Mika had, after giving reasonable, balanced coverage of the President during his run through the primaries, turned on a dime after receiving massive criticism from fellow leftists and decided to become Trump Derangement Syndrome: The TV Show.
The real point of Trump’s tweet was to highlight the duplicity of Morning Joe’s constant over the top Trump-bashing on air, while off air quietly trying to curry favor with him, hence the divulgence of their New Year’s Eve jaunt to Mar-a-Lago. The facelift detail was an unnecessary, even mean detail in isolation, but less so in the context of Morning Joe’s backstabbing.
The CNN tweet, was an edited GIF of a Trump appearance at a Wrestlemania event in which he tackled and pretended to punch WWE head Vince McMahon. The GIF was edited with the CNN logo on McMahon’s head, so that Trump was tackling and pretending to beat up ‘CNN.’
These tweets have created a burst of feigned outrage, with the networks leading off their evening news broadcasts with coverage of the tweets, endless segments on cable news in which panelists and politicians from all stripes came on to condemn the President and his vulgarity.
The media reaction looks ridiculous to anyone with even the slightest sense of humor or understanding of internet meme culture. I saw the CNN gif, chuckled, and about 5 seconds later moved back to whatever I was doing before, just as I had done with the countless other memes, reaction gifs, shitposts, trolls, funny jpegs and videos that are a hallmark of the social media infused internet experience of the current day.
It was only later did I see the somber discussions held by Martha Raddatz of ABC or Brian Stelter on CNN about the gravity on the tweet. And then I happened to catch Tom Llamas of ABC leading off the evening news by playing the GIF over and over, as he sat silently so as to allow its ‘weight’ to make its mark upon the viewer. Such venerated news organizations displaying how out of touch they are with internet troll culture, while a 71 year old Boomer was mastering it made the GIF itself that much funnier.
Yet even more so because the internet is supposed to be the province of The Dweeb. It was supposed to be that kingdom in which he ruled supreme over the cool popular guy which was the subject of his nightmares during adolescence. Make no mistake – this dynamic is right at the core of the Trump vs Media feud. Trump is the star Quarterback, the leather jacket wearing, cigarette smoking ruffian; the boisterous kid with boyish good looks and the big mouth – pick your stereotype. He always got the girl, did and said as he pleased, and had the whole school, from the student body to the principal, under his spell.
The stereotypical Dweeb, which were most of the other students, hated the Cool Kid. The Dweeb wondered what the girls saw in a brute like the Cool Kid and wondered why no one else would put him in his place, all the while avoiding making eye contact when passing by him in the hall so as to avoid becoming the subject of his next public ridicule.
For the shitlibs who pack the offices of America’s mainstream media outlets, this dynamic that they thought had been extinguished by the sound of Pomp and Circumstance is rearing its head again as Trump metaphorically gives them wedgies before stuffing them into their lockers on a regular basis.
See, this wasn’t supposed to happen. The saving grace for The Dweeb in high school was always that his intellectual superiority would render him the winner at life when it was all said and done. The Cool Kid maybe had a ceiling of ending up as the manager of the local auto parts store. The Cool Kid’s ultimate relationship to The Dweeb was destined to be the guy who gave some middling advice as to which snow tires The Dweeb should put on his Mercedes, which he had earned through his lawyering, banking, computering, or doctoring, and would cost three times as much as The Cool Kid earned in one year.
In the case of Trump, not only did The Cool Kid end up on top of the totem pole in terms of The Girl, The Money and The Career, he did so from within the very institutions which were meant to catapult The Dweeb into that position of superiority, such as the Ivy League. In his latest performance, he went from a real estate billionaire to the President of the United States with no political experience, again thwarting the rule-playing, convention-adhering Dweeb.
The constant media lash-out against Trump is thus on one level indicative of a deeper existential crisis. The Cool Kid, armed with little more than a Dweeb-created Twitter account, is winning again, and this time there is no positive future scenario in which The Dweeb will win to look forward to.
And so the Dweeb Media and its adherents must come and fight and is doing so with gusto. The line of attack, as I mentioned at the start, is the vulgarity of the President and his attacks on a free press. Consider this from NYT columnist Charles Blow:
There is something insidious and corrosive about trying to evaluate the severity of every offense, trying to give each an individual grade on the scale of absurdity. Trump himself is the offense. Everything that springs from him, every person who supports him, every staffer who shields him, every legislator who defends him, is an offense. Every partisan who uses him — against all he or she has ever claimed to champion — to advance a political agenda and, in so doing, places party over country, is an offense.
We must remind ourselves that Trump’s very presence in the White House defiles it and the institution of the presidency. Rather than rising to the honor of the office, Trump has lowered the office with his whiny, fragile, vindictive pettiness.
The presidency has been hijacked.
And this from NYT columnist Jim Rutenberg:
Happy Birthday, America, I guess.
You’re old enough to know that you can’t always have a feel-good birthday. And let’s face it: This Fourth of July just isn’t going to be one of them.
How could it be when one of the pillars of our 241-year-old republic — the First Amendment — is under near-daily assault from the highest levels of the government?
Despite framing their gripes as concern over the Dignity of The Office and The Freedom of The Press, Blow and Rutenberg, and by extension the leftists they represent, are merely airing their political gripes. Indeed, if Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton had posted a similar gif to the CNN one, they’d have been lauded for being hip and in tune with the internet. In fact, Clinton was lauded when she tweeted ‘Delete your account,’ an internet catchphrase, at Trump during the campaign.
Trump doing it, however, is indicative of the downfall of our 241 year old republic. On that score, a common Twitter response to Trump’s CNN gif was to highlight the momentous occasions in the history of the United States which had taken place on the same date in prior years, so as to expose the comparative ‘absurdity’ of the political situation we have now. One such example is Chelsea Clinton’s tweet:
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) July 2, 2017
(Tweet: July 2, 1776: Continental Congress votes for independence July 2, 2017: Trump auditions for
Stuff like this has been a feature of Trump’s presidency, with shitlibs, and weak ‘conservatives’ constantly droning on about how this past President or politician would never have said this, and that This is Not Who We Are. The conversation then typically descends into a woe-is-me reflection on how things got to this point.
I propose that those leveling aspersions at Trump for the current state of affairs are looking in the wrong place. They should start here:
That the dancer could indulge himself so publically alone is a scourge, exacerbated by the absence of the little girls’ parents, the perverse glee of the cameramen, and the dozens of passer-bys implicitly approving of the scenario by doing nothing. One even walks past the little girl en route to sticking money in the panties of the male dancer.
Scenes such as this, from a pride march in San Francisco last weekend undoubtedly took place in every major city across the United States. And according to the likes of Blow, Rutenberg and Clinton, it is just as well. Their ideology of Postmodernism requires that they hold nothing but contempt for the men who attended the Constitution Convention which Clinton refers to, who set up the now 241 year old republic Rutenberg claims to fear for.
That contempt is a prerequisite to the advancement of Vulgarity, such as seen in the video and pictures. Postmodernist icon Herbert Marcuse said the following about tolerance and intolerance:
Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left. As to the scope of this tolerance and intolerance: it would extend to the stage of action as well as of discussion and propaganda, of deed as well as of word.
For decades, leftists have attacked the Founding Fathers, sought to erode the pillars which they erected, going so far as to call the American Revolution a mistake, all because it stood in the way of the world they wanted to create. Thus the sudden appeal to the Founding Fathers on this Independence Day by those individuals renders their point hypocritical.
In truth, the likes of Blow, Rutenberg and Clinton do not have an issue with Trump’s crassness or vulgarity for its sake alone. They have an issue with it because Trump is using it to advance ends they do not like. The postmodernists not only have no issue with this hypocrisy, it is written right into their ethos as the Marcuse quote reveals.
This is how Rutenberg can brazenly appeal to the forbearers of the nation at the end of his piece, listing quote after quote about the importance of the press, in an attempt to declare the media a victim. The first quote he uses reveals the absurdity of his position.
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” — Benjamin Franklin, 1722
The correctness of this quote would be proven by the Postmodernists, who via the arena of ‘discussion and propaganda,’ employing ‘deed as well as of word’ as per Marcuse, constructed a Politically Correct playpen in which every facet of life, from the political to the social to the economic was nudged towards the leftist, postmodern view of the world.
In this way the liberty of Heritage America was destroyed and replaced with Progressive America. Rubes like Rutenberg see in Trump the vehicle for the dismantling of Progressive America, using the same vulgarity that was ushered in by that Progressive America, in a reversal of the phenomenon that saw postmondernists use Heritage America concepts to dismantle Heritage America.
Trump seems to understand this exactly, which is why he remarked that his social media use wasn’t Presidential, but ‘Modern Day Presidential’:
My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
(Tweet: My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!)
His incessant, unapologetic, stolid trolling and mockery is apropos for a society for which Hypocrisy is a core tenet. And the go to response of the media and other assorted leftists, to recoil in faux outrage and moral indignation, looks utterly absurd in comparison. At this rate, leftists are going to lose the young demographic completely, having transformed into the very Puritanical stuffy squares they rebelled against as they came of age.
All of this is rather fascinating, but the postmodernists will not go quietly into the night. They will still be there, in the columns of mainstream newspapers and on mainstream media airwaves, lamenting the fact that the level of political discourse is not on par with the Lincoln-Douglass debates, while simultaneously promoting a culture which is not capable of digesting such debates.
Thankfully, in President Trump we seemingly have the antidote. During the campaign Jeb Bush chided Trump, claiming that he couldn’t insult his way to the White House. Not only did he do that, it seems as though Trump is potentially insulting America out of its multi-decade, Progressive slumber. And just in time, for it was looking as though another 240 years may not have been on the cards. Happy Birthday, America.