Comrade Trump’s Trolls Want Your Soul

One of the clues that fascists are taking over is that when they win they get even more angrily violent. Digby wrote an excellent essay examining this phenomenon and her explanation is chillingly accurate; her quotation of Abraham Lincoln is particularly relevant and I include here in full:

This, and this only: cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly — done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated — we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Senator Douglas’ new sedition law must be enacted and enforced, suppressing all declarations that slavery is wrong, whether made in politics, in presses, in pulpits, or in private. We must arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our Free State constitutions. The whole atmosphere must be disinfected from all taint of opposition to slavery, before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us.

Until we agree with the goblins in their heads they will not be satisfied.

Huck, there is no end to the perfidy and deceit in our politics but I will not be part of any charade where we pretend there is some kind of equanimity between the two parties at this moment. Ignoring the influence of white nationalists in the White House and the role that racism is playing in our politics is something I am simply incapable of in the same way that I would have difficulty ignoring rats eating my face.

And if you want to call that “child abuse” let’s talk about Mike Huckabee and that sister diddling Duggar creep. And the loss of integrity by our media only serves Trump and his ilk.
Comrade Trump is preparing for a “victory tour” which is totally a normal thing that Presidents do, right?

Digby left us with a little bit more of what Lincoln had to say in the face of the implacable madness of his day;

Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

Amen, Abe.

WD

5 Responses to “Comrade Trump’s Trolls Want Your Soul”

  1. 1) Mental abuse doesn’t qualify as child abuse now?

    2) Nice deflection on Huckabee: there’s a reason he didn’t win the presidency. What kind of mental gymnastics does it take to defend a child molester? I guess I could ask fans of Lena Dunham but I’d rather leave them and the Huck (no it’s not me) to their own devices.

    3) There’s a reason Hillary didn’t become president as well: liberals lost the election because of the constant, smug, claims that ordinary working class conservatives are ‘racist’ ‘homophobic’ ‘xenophobic’ (add as many phobics as you want). In the wake of this loss you make a blog post: Trump supporters are ‘homophobic’ ‘xenophobic’ and ‘racist’.

    The media narrative failed just as hard on election day as it’s failing here.

  2. Hillary lost because not enough rational educated people got out and voted. The smugness was in the assumption that she had it in the bag. The other assumption was that no one in their right mind could ignore his cognitive deficits, lack of impulse control, blatant denial of facts, inability to process complex problems, pathological lying, and purposeful ignorance.

    If Trumpeters really wanted “an outsider” or “someone to shake things up” without the attached malignant narcissism, serial predatory behavior, xenophobia, racism, etc. Johnson would have seen more votes. But no, this was a big f#$% you to America from a group of (mostly) white (mostly) under-educated people who are resentful they are no longer the majority or have privilege. These are also (mostly) the same people who ignore that they shop at corporations that pay less than working wages, believe the hype that jobs are being “taken by illegals” instead of big business, believe that unions are the problem, believe that healthcare is ok as a profit-based capitalist system, worry more about the 2nd amendment than the 1st, and take a punitive view of social problems, unless of course it happens to them personally.

    To ignore the fact that your vote will hurt people in marginalized groups is indeed xenophobic, homophobic, and racist. (I do not want to leave out SEXIST as well!)

    • Here comes more of the cloud of smug that was so inebriating to liberals that they literally handed over what should have been an easy election.

      Example #1) This article is filed under ‘arguing with lunatics’ because anyone that debates against liberalism is obviously crazy, right? Smug.

      Example #2) “Not enough rational educated people got out and voted”. So more parroting of the “We are more educated than you” narrative the news (and therefore many liberals) love to spout. Do you think maybe Hillary being a flawed candidate had anything to do with it? “Naw, the dumb people just won this one”. Smug.

      It’s just ugly and people got fed up with it.

      Sorry Winston, you know I love to stir things up from time to time and I’ll take my foot off the gas from here on out. I’m not saying Trump’s a perfect person (far, far, far from it) but two things have shone a light on him stepping out of campaign mode and being reasonable: choosing not to prosecute Clinton and disavowing the alt-right. The media is still bending over backwards to trash on him but there’s a whole list of things that are worthy of everyone’s attention that aren’t being talked about
      (Media collusion, DNC primary rigging, Podesta emails, FBI corruption, DOJ corruption, potential links to serial pedophiles for both Trump AND (Bill) Clinton, George Soros election involvement, Russian election involvement).

      The old media is fighting for the legitimacy it knows (!) it no longer has and they are starting fires wherever they can. If you do join the DNC I wish you the best and hope you can do better than the corrupt lot that just blundered elections from the presidency on down. Yes, I’m fully aware that in 4-6 years the cycle will have turned and the Republicans will have their dirty laundry and corruption on parade.

      Much love,

      Huck

  3. Winston, great quotes from Lincoln. Chilling how history repeats itself. We’re not the brightest as a species, sigh.

  4. […] Huck, I’m watching you call auntiestevi and myself “smug”. I get your point but there’s nothing auntiestevi is saying that is smug unless you count her tone of “I am informed and confident based on my rational assessment of objective fact” as being smug. Donald Trump was elected by the uneducated voters that he said he loved. What auntiestevi said was not a smug assertion of superiority but rather an accurate description of what happened. Telling someone they are being conned is not an act of smugness; there is certainly no gloating here by other of us. I was surprised that “smug” was not one of Gingrich’s contrasting words; it would be a fine addition to that list. […]

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