Skip to comments.Trump and the Culture of Political Correctness
Posted on 02/10/2016 7:15:02 PM PST by Aria
A ruling class that loses its grip on reality is going to have problems, and so is the society it governs. So the people have an obvious interest in restraining rulers who start acting destructivelyâ¦that function now seems out of reach. Public life has largely been nationalized and internationalized, and discussion hasâin spite of sniping and occasional guerilla attacksâbeen captured and pacified by mainstream scholars, pundits, and journalists. In a mass society with ever weaker family, religious, and communal ties, the educated and ambitious care only for career, so they get along by going along. To do so they have developed the habit of ignoring or denying inconvenient aspects of reality, and they have made that habit a marker of social class and political and moral decency: If you lack it, youâre not the sort of person who should be listened to.
Domination of public life by p.c. elites has thus made it impossible for ordinary people to assert their complaints publicly in an acceptable way, so their objections can easily be shrugged off as the outbursts of ignorant bigots who will, in any event, soon become demographically irrelevantâ¦.
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Wish Trump could negotiate something in the Oregon standoff!
Thank you for posting. Excellent article.
I like Donald. He talks and thinks like us.
Thanks, James Kalb nails it.
I was a hard nosed sailor, trump is a punk
I would shoot him out of torpedo tube rather than trust him.
But heck who did I EVER trust?
So you’ll be voting for him then? :-)
So many times I’ve heard him say what I’ve been thinking.
Thank God we have a man who speaks his mind without first poll testing every word, every tie he wears, every second of every day.
Gonna have to sail with him for a while but it aint likely
You sound rather interesting...
What I found on boats is respect works.
100 of us and 14 of you.
And all my officers were very cool
Are you talking about the Navy?
Yes, respect works in any arena I think.
In a society where you’re supposed to study the ethnicity, gender and background of the person you are talking to and NEVER say anything they find offensive or you are bad ... it is a censorship based on a privilege totem pole, in addition to the legal and social one.
And if you break the every changing language and activity taboos, your job is in jeopardy, your social media account is flooded and searchers about you from potential dates to future recruiters see the “OMG, you are a racist/sexist/insert-phobic” about you.
Trump cuts to the chase, giving voice to what so many aren’t allowed to say. Especially when conservative views are labelled hate speech and essentially banned.
I do not like Trumps bravado.
it gets men killed
Do you care to explain.
The [PC] approach has worked, but it exacerbates people's sense that something is being put over on them, that they are being deprived of the world that was theirs by those who hold them in contempt and wish them no good.
Everybody knows this is happening. Once that contempt was veiled, but now it is open, defiant, and incredibly aggressive, and with the power of the state behind it, very difficult to oppose. The problem is that the power of the state can still, even after all the institutional corruption and relentless takeover, be torn away. The fear we're smelling from the Left at the moment is precisely that fear.
Trump's been called a clown by those who guard the purity of our political culture. The name-calling is silly in a country in which respectable opinion insists that two grooms make a wedding, and an organization that tears living babies apart and sells the pieces is a model of honor and public spirit.
The greatest fear of the people holding those "respectable" opinions is that they've been found out and that they might no longer be able to enforce their exclusivity. Theirs is not simply an alternate way of looking at society, it is active and unapologetic evil. It will shriek as it is disempowered.
Yes, bravado has done that for centuries.
But to me he does seem somewhat measured and the other thing is part of it is negotiating technique. He also said that Russia ought to deal with Syria since they’re in the neighborhood, we aren’t. He said we should take ISIS oil to destroy their wealth, which cuts to the core of their power. Doing that would be a lot less costy than some of the alternatives from what I can tell - but I could be wrong.
He talked about the smell after 9/11 and I had heard about it. I think he wants to try to make sure that doesn’t happen again.
syria has always been russian port
A submarine. The toughest of the tough I think.
My sister’s father in law was a cook on a sub. I went on the one that was used for The Hunt for Red October. How anyone does that is something I don’t understand.
I also went into a B-17 and was overwhelmed thinking about the courage it took to do what they did.
You spoke of respect and I’d say you deserve it yourself.
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