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Meet the New Anarchists: Us!
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-4-2015 | MOTUS

Posted on 09/04/2015 6:35:21 AM PDT by NOBO2012

2037_22_falconerfalcon_xlargeDon’t you just hate it when the falcon can’t hear the falconer?

So Trump signs the RNC pledge not to run as a spoiler. You would think today’s headline would be “Trump pledges not to facilitate a Hillary win.” Instead we get “Trump stumbles on foreign affairs.”

Clearly the GOPe and MSM don’t get it yet: America doesn’t want another politician studied in the memes the media finds indicative of leadership qualities – such as a sharp creased trouser leg.


The enduring popularity of The Donald continues to hijack media types like Peggy Noonan. In last week’s column, “America Is So In Play,”  she displayed yet another in her long line of Pauline Kael moments when she was stunned, stunned I tell you, to discover that the natives are restless. Poor old Peggy, we can always rely on her to jump aboard after the train has left the station:

“More than half of the American people believe 'something has changed, our democracy is not like it used to be, people feel they no longer have a voice'.”

Whereby she “discovers” three reasons for The Donald’s popularity:

One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America. This is the area in which Trumpism flourishes.

Second, Mr. Trump’s support is not limited to Republicans, not by any means.

Third, the traditional mediating or guiding institutions within the Republican universe—its establishment, respected voices in conservative media, sober-minded state party officials—have little to no impact on Mr. Trump’s rise.

And then, when she runs out for a bit of foie gras and chevre, she is again mugged by her “friend” Cesar who “works the deli counter at her neighborhood grocery store.” Cesar confirms the riff:

I said: Cesar, you’re supposed to be offended by Trump, he said Mexico is sending over criminals, he has been unfriendly, you’re an immigrant. Cesar shook his head: No, you have it wrong. Immigrants, he said, don’t like illegal immigration, and they’re with Mr. Trump on anchor babies. “They are coming in from other countries to give birth to take advantage of the system…When you come to this country, you pledge loyalty to the country that opened the doors to help you.”

Yikes, not all immigrants hate The Donald’s guts!? Where did that come from?  Unless you’re a member of the elites you’d likely conclude it came from the immigrants who came here to pursue the old fashioned American Dream, not to “level the playing field” of life.

Turns out those immigrants, just like other members of the non-elite class, the people they really hate are the elites: political elites, media elites, business elites and all the other special interest elites who consider themselves our betters (I’m talking to you, Peggy). Wowzer! Talk about being mugged by the truth.

On the subject of elites, I spoke to Scott Miller, co-founder of the Sawyer Miller political-consulting firm…He views the key political fact of our time as this: “Over 80% of the American people, across the board, believe an elite group of political incumbents, plus big business, big media, big banks, big unions and big special interests—the whole Washington political class—have rigged the system for the wealthy and connected.” It is “a remarkable moment,” he said. More than half of the American people believe “something has changed, our democracy is not like it used to be, people feel they no longer have a voice.”

As I mentioned before Peggy is never one to fail jumping aboard just as the train is leaving the platform.  She wraps it with this pithy thought:

I end with this. An odd thing, in my observation, is that deep down the elite themselves also think the game is rigged. They don’t disagree, and they don’t like what they see—corruption, shallowness and selfishness in the systems all around them. Their odd anguish is that they have no faith the American people can—or will—do anything to turn it around. They see the American voter as distracted, poorly educated, subject to emotional and personality-driven political adventures.[ed.How else do you explain Obama’s two terms?]

Both sides, the elites and the non-elites, sense that things are stuck.

The people hate the elites, which is not new, and very American. The elites have no faith in the people, which, actually, is new. Everything is stasis. Then Donald Trump comes, like a rock thrown through a showroom window, and the molecules start to move.

What more can I say, other than “thank you, Peggy, for providing yet another opportunity to quote from Yeat’s The Second Coming”:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre  

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere  

The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

The best lack all conviction, while the worst  

Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand. 


And speaking of anarchy, the Instapundit suggests you re-read this article from 2010: The Coming Middle Class Anarchy.

“What’s really important is that law-abiding middle-class citizens are deciding that playing by the rules is nothing but a sucker’s game. . . . When the backbone of a country starts thinking that laws and rules are not worth following, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to anarchy. TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry — the upright citizenry — throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.”

anarchy15Anarchists: doing it our way, finally.

Happy labor day weekend infidels! Slouch on.

Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror

TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; gop; obama; rnc

1 posted on 09/04/2015 6:35:21 AM PDT by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012
Go TRUMP all the way to the White House (after it's been fumigated, carpets have been replaced, mattestes have been burned, drapes have been replaced, bathrooms have been re-done) 2016!!!!!!
2 posted on 09/04/2015 6:38:35 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 ("It's the hard working, tax paying citizens of the United States that are suffering...")
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To: NOBO2012

We are the anarchists... but...

Illegals can live in a lawless state inside our own country...

Demon-Rat Mayors eschew the rule of law in their sanctuary cities...

The many government agencies that make “regulations” ie. LAW without the express consent of the governed.....

Yeah, we Tea party folks are such “Anarchists”.....

3 posted on 09/04/2015 6:42:12 AM PDT by GraceG (Protect the Border from Illegal Aliens, Don't Protect Illegal Alien Boarders...)
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To: NOBO2012

The other side of that “Pledge” coin is that other candidates currently vying for the GOP nomination will support Trump should he prevail.

Somehow, though, I don’t think the RINO squishes will hold up their end of the bargain.

4 posted on 09/04/2015 6:45:17 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Biology is biology. Everything else is imagination.)
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To: NOBO2012

The only resistance to Trump among the Hispanics are those who have been told, pressured and Pavloved, to speak resistance to Trump.

Microphones are being thrust into the mouths of not citizens, but illegals. That’s how the false meme is tossed out there to get the Jorge Ramos ball rolling. (What a jerk, there.)

5 posted on 09/04/2015 6:51:32 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming)
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To: NOBO2012

The problem with the ‘elites’ is that they are not a tiny group. If you take everyone with a household income over $125K, that is 10% of the population. They have tremendous political power and a lot of money, and know well how to defend their interests.

6 posted on 09/04/2015 7:00:06 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: GraceG

>>Yeah, we Tea party folks are such “Anarchists

Everything in this country is now packaged, labelled, sanitized, categorized, planned, prepared, and/or programmed. We are told that there are two parties. One supports “us” (regardless of who “us” is). The other supports “them”.

So, we better become the new anarchists, the people who say “no” to the falsely labelled politics and the programmed narrative. We need to say “no” and refuse to play their game anymore. If we don’t throw off the chains of the well-planned political campaign that promises “us” everything we want and then delivers nothing but calls for our support in the next election, then we deserve what we get.

7 posted on 09/04/2015 7:00:59 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: NOBO2012
VERY, VERY CLEVER! Especially since it's 180 degrees away from obozo's leftist logo. I'm praying that Donald Trump is sincere. If he turns into just another Judas goat, given the amount of anger and frustration out here, "they" (and we all know who "they" are) WILL NOT be able to contain what happens next. There will be BIG TROUBLE!!

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8 posted on 09/04/2015 7:03:37 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (This entire "administration" has been a series of Reischstag Fires. We know how that turned out!)
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To: NOBO2012

Trump bows to the establishment ring today on Km Davis

9 posted on 09/04/2015 7:08:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Cruz is for real, 100%)
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To: RitaOK

“”The only resistance to Trump among the Hispanics””

Trump is a 100% fraud

10 posted on 09/04/2015 7:08:41 AM PDT by GeronL (Cruz is for real, 100%)
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To: GeronL

Trump is a 100% fraud.” -————

So say the girly men, trolls and cowering conservatives. How much fun is that cowering business, trolling and diluted testosterone, anyway? LOL! The rest of us have ditched the sweaty palms.

11 posted on 09/04/2015 7:14:40 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming)
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To: RitaOK

What a joke.

That’s all you have, name calling. Trump is a piece of trash and you won;t even bother to defend him.

You just said 100% of his detractors were hispanic. I just proved that to be an idiotic lie.

Liar! Liar! <— That is proven fact on this thread, but all you do is throw out name calling.

12 posted on 09/04/2015 7:17:39 AM PDT by GeronL (Cruz is for real, 100%)
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To: GeronL

tsk. tsk. Freak out much?

13 posted on 09/04/2015 7:29:46 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming)
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To: NOBO2012
Peggy Noonan has mostly been right. Peggy Noonan has class.

What's wrong with conservatives that are human and make mistakes?

What's wrong with conservatives that have class?

We don't all have to be knuckle-dragging anti-intellectual troglodytes.

14 posted on 09/04/2015 8:11:53 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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