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Of Crudeness and Truth - Thoughts on President Trumpís latest verbal tempest
City Journal ^ | January 12, 2018 | Andrew Klavan

Posted on 01/15/2018 9:01:10 PM PST by FreedomPoster

Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth. Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack. This is racism! This is sexism! This is some sort of phobia! I’m shocked, shocked to find facts being spoken in polite company!

No one is really shocked, of course. This is simply a form of bullying. The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will in order to silence our opposition to their bad policies. The idea is to make it seem impolite and immoral to mention the obvious.

The bullying is highly effective and very dangerous. In England, in the city of Rotherham, at least 1,400 non-Muslim girls, some as young as 11, were brutally raped by Muslim immigrants over a period of years in the 2000s. Police and other officials worked to keep the facts hidden because, according to multiple reports, they were afraid of being called racist. Think about that: police officers did not want to seem racist, so they stood by and let their city’s children be raped. The same thing goes on in other cities in England and throughout Europe. And in fact, some who have spoken out have had their careers curtailed by manufactured scandal. The message is clear: it’s just not nice to tell the truth. It’s just not done. Don’t do it.

Here in the states, the First Amendment has so far allowed old-fashioned American loudmouths to fight the system whenever they could find ways around our monolithic corporate media. But the Empire of Lies is quick to strike back. Google/YouTube now stands charged by multiple accusers of singling out conservative voices for censorship, “fact-checking,” and demonetization. Hidden-camera videos released by Project Veritas this week show Twitter employees conspiring to “shadow ban” conservatives on their system. On campus, intelligent conservative speakers of good will like Ben Shapiro, Charles Murray, and Cristina Hoff-Somers have faced violent protests meant to shut them up.

No person of importance on the right seeks to silence anyone on the left. The Left, on the other hand, is broadly committed to ostracizing, blacklisting, and even criminalizing right-wing speech.

Enter President Donald Trump. He is a rude and crude person. He speaks like a Queens real estate guy on a construction site. And because he does not have good manners, he thoughtlessly breaks the rules with which the Left has sought to muzzle those who disagree with them. In this regard, I frequently compare Trump to Randle Patrick McMurphy, the loudmouthed, ill-mannered roustabout from Ken Kesey’s brilliant novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. McMurphy comes into an insane asylum controlled by a pleasant, smiling nightmare of a head nurse named Ratched. Nurse Ratched, while pretending to be the soul of motherly care, is actually a castrating, silencing tyrant. Her rules of good manners, supposedly fashioned for the benefit of all, are really a system of mental slavery. All of McMurphy’s salient character flaws suddenly become heroic in the context of her oppression. Only his belligerent ignorance of what constitutes good behavior can overturn the velvet strangulation of her rule.

For Nurse Ratched, read Hillary Clinton, CNN, the New York Times, Yale University, Twitter, and Google/YouTube—all the tender ministers of polite silence and enforced dishonesty. If Donald Trump’s boorishness crashes like a bull through the crystal madhouse of their leftism—well, good. It’s about time.

I don’t know exactly what Trump said in a closed-door meeting with senators at the White House this week. Unnamed sources say that he referred to some African countries and Haiti as “shitholes.” Maybe so; sounds like him. In any case, when it comes to a chance to attack Trump, our journalists don’t waste time with fact-gathering or source-identifying. Like Madonna, they just strike a pose. Various media knuckleheads have reacted to the alleged comment by calling Trump “racist,” “Nazi,” “Evil,” and a “terrorist sympathizer.”

(Personally, my first thought on hearing about the remark was: “What squirrely little tattle-tale of a weasel went running to the press with that?” But never mind. That’s just me.)

Let’s state the obvious. Some countries are shitholes. To claim that this is racist is racist. They are not shitholes because of the color of the populace but because of bad ideas, corrupt governance, false religion, and broken culture. Further, most of the problems in these countries are generated at the top. Plenty of rank-and-file immigrants from such ruined venues ultimately make good Americans—witness those who came from 1840s potato-famine Ireland, a shithole if ever there was one! It takes caution and skill to separate the good from the bad.

For these very reasons, absurd immigration procedures like chain migration, lotteries, and unvetted entries are deeply destructive. They can lead to the sort of poor choices that create a Rotherham. Trump’s suggestions—to vet immigrants for pro-American ideas and skills that will help our country—are smart and reasonable and would clearly make the system better if implemented.

So, when it comes to the Great Shithole Controversy of 2018, my feeling is: I do not care, not even a little. I’m sorry that it takes someone like Trump to break the spell of silence the Left is forever weaving around us. I wish a man like Ronald Reagan would come along and accomplish the same thing with more wit and grace. But that was another culture. History deals the cards it deals; we just play them. Trump is what we’ve got.

For all the bad language, for all the loose talk, I would rather hear a man speak as a man without fear of the Nurse Ratcheds in the press and the academy than have him neutered and gagged by a system of good manners that has been misused as a form of oppression. Better impoliteness than silence. Better crudeness than lies.

We have seen the effect of uncontrolled immigration on Europe. It is very, very bad. The fact is: some countries are shitholes. I don’t want this to become one of them.

Andrew Klavan is a novelist and City Journal contributing editor. His podcast is featured Monday through Thursday at the DailyWire.com.


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To: jazzlite

             

21 posted on 01/16/2018 7:43:18 AM PST by tomkat (PC attacks Truth as the Left attacks Freedom)
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To: FreedomPoster
There is SO MUCH to LOVE in Klavan's editorial!!! He puts to words what I and so many others have thought for the past 18 months or so (since Candidate Trump) and have failed to state so clearly, concisely and eloquently.

This is perhaps my favorite part:

So, when it comes to the Great Shithole Controversy of 2018, my feeling is: I do not care, not even a little. I’m sorry that it takes someone like Trump to break the spell of silence the Left is forever weaving around us. I wish a man like Ronald Reagan would come along and accomplish the same thing with more wit and grace. But that was another culture. History deals the cards it deals; we just play them. Trump is what we’ve got.

Every time I find myself wishing for a modern day Ronald Reagan who had the ability to disarm the lying liberal media of the 1980's I have to remind myself that a man like Reagan just wouldn't get elected in the unfortunate culture we live in.

Even though PDJT's tweets make me cringe at times and I think he picks fights where he doesn't need to, the truth is we do need a fighter. Fight he does, and he fights for us.

Proud to have voted for PDJT.

22 posted on 01/16/2018 7:58:09 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FreedomPoster
This is simply a form of bullying. The Left has co-opted our good manners and our good will in order to silence our opposition to their bad policies. The idea is to make it seem impolite and immoral to mention the obvious.

One more comment: Every time the left tries shutting us down, we ought to scream STOP BULLYING ME! at them. Leftist bullies ought to be labeled / branded just like the #MeToo movement. Let's start naming the marxist bullies, publicly shaming them.

This needs a coordinated media campaign to do so. I'm confident PDJT knows he's exposing the media and political bullies on a daily basis -- what he's not doing so far is BRANDING them as bullies.

He branded Hillary Clinton "Crooked Hillary" and Jeb "Low Energy Jeb" and recently "Little Dickie Durbin" for his lies about "shithole" ... it's time we also branded them as BULLIES.

The left after all, started the anti-bullying campaign so it's time to turn the tables on them isn't it? They are after all what they themselves claim to be against.

23 posted on 01/16/2018 8:04:20 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Gene Eric
The U.K. is a sh!thole. Canada is turning into a sh!thole. Major media corporations in the U.S. are leading the Country into a sh!thole. And needless to say, Islam is a war plan.

Standing Applause!!!

24 posted on 01/16/2018 8:09:42 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: FreedomPoster; All

“The quote I keep going back to is “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Regarding bullying, I don’t know if he originated the term “crybully”, but he certainly embraced it early, and nailed it:

Crymobs, Crybullying, and the Left’s Whiny War on Speech
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2015/11/crymobs-crybullying-and-lefts-whiny-war.html


Or simply put... The Tyranny of the weak... which, in essence is a psych disorder. Thus the saying ‘Liberalism is a mental illness.’


25 posted on 01/16/2018 8:11:00 AM PST by Texaspeptoman (Even cannibals... get feed up with people sometimes.)
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To: usconservative

You may like this from last Summer:

He Fights
https://townhall.com/columnists/evansayet/2017/07/13/he-fights-n2354580


26 posted on 01/16/2018 8:44:39 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

BS...Trump is not “rude and crude”! He is very polite to everyone, esp. the people in the military and factory workers who Obama told to go pound sand. That is a lie that the left is perpetuating!


27 posted on 01/16/2018 10:16:36 AM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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To: proud American in Canada

All Labs get aggressive if someone goes near their food.

Knew of one that took the eye out of a King Charles spaniel when it’s owner foolishly fed them both in the same room and the spaniel went for the Labs bowl...Lab was owned by best friend....never anymore trouble afterwards.

Doubt v much it needs special training...just never put yr hand near it’s food, when it has started eating....

Lovely dogs, but very greedy.


28 posted on 01/16/2018 11:02:33 AM PST by crazycat
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To: FreedomPoster

I knew I read that quote “he fights” from somewhere else, thanks! I did see that last summer and loved it.


29 posted on 01/16/2018 11:16:39 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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