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According to the mainstream media, in a recent speech in West Palm Beach, Donald Trump finally completely lost it. Sawing the air with his tiny hands in a unmistakeably Hitlerian manner, he spat out a series of undeniably hateful anti-Semitic code words … like “political establishment,” “global elites” and, yes, “international banks.” He even went so far as to claim that “corporations” and their (ahem) “lobbyists” have millions of dollars at stake in this election, and are trying to pass the TTP, not to benefit the American people, but simply to enrich themselves. He then went on to accuse the media of collaborating with “the Clinton machine,” presumably to benefit these “global elites” and “international banks” and “lobbyists.”

Now, a lot of folks didn’t immediately recognize the secret meanings of these fascistic code words, and so mistakenly assumed that “global elites” referred to the transnational capitalist ruling classes, and that “lobbyists” referred to actual lobbyists, and that “banks” meant … well … you know, banks. As it turned out, this was completely wrong. None of these words actually meant what they meant, not in anti-Semitic CodeSpeak. So the mainstream media translated for us. “Political establishment” meant “the Jews.” “Global elites” also meant “the Jews.” “Banks” meant “Jews.” “Lobbyists” meant “Jews.” Even “corporate media,” meant “Jews.” Apparently, Trump’s entire speech was a series of secret dog-whistle signals to his legions of neo-Nazi goons, who, immediately following Clinton’s victory, are going to storm out of their hidey holes, frontally attack the US military, overthrow the US government, and, yes, you guessed it … “kill the Jews.”

OK, maybe I’m exaggerating the mainstream media’s reaction just a little bit. Or maybe Trump’s speech really was that fascistic. Judge for yourself. Read the transcript. (NPR offers a complete version of it here.) Then compare the reactions of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Inquirer, The Guardian, and other leading broadsheets, and magazines and blogs like Mother Jones, Forward, Slate, Salon, Vox, Alternet, and a host of others, most of which rely on Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League and former Special Assistant to the President, as their authoritative source on Trumpian cryptology. (Mr. Greenblatt, incidentally, should know better, given the treatment he has received from hard-line Zionist publications for refusing to demonize Black Lives Matter, and for “taking sides against” the State of Israel.)

Look, I’m not defending Donald Trump, who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order, and whose supporters include a lot of real anti-Semites, and racists, and misogynists, and other such creeps. I’m simply trying to point out how the corporate media have, for months, been playing the same hysterical tune like an enormous Goebbelsian keyboard instrument, and how millions of Americans are singing along (as they were before the invasion of Iraq, which posed no threat to the USA , but which according to the media had WMDs), and how terribly fucking disturbing that is. In case you didn’t instantly recognize it, the name of the tune is “This guy is Hitler!” and it isn’t the short vulgarian fingers of Donald Trump that are tickling the ivories. And no, it isn’t “the Jews” either. It’s the corporate media, and the corporations that own them, and the rest of the global capitalist ruling classes … in other words, those “global elites.”

The thing I find particularly disturbing is how these rather mundane observations — i.e., (a) that a global ruling class exists, (b) that it’s primarily corporate in character, (c) that this class is pursuing itsinterests and not the interests of sovereign states — how such observations are being stigmatized as the ravings of unhinged anti-Semites. This stigmatization is not limited to Trumpists. Anyone to the left of Clinton is now, apparently, an anti-Semite. For example, Roger Cohen, in The New York Times, riding the tsunami of condemnation of the insidious verbiage of Trump’s West Palm speech,executed an extended smear-job on Jeremy Corbyn and his “Corbynistas” (they’re fond of coining these epithets, the media), denouncing their virulent “anti-Americanism,” “anti-Capitalism,” “anti-globalism,” and “anti-Semitic anti-Zionism.”

Which, let me hasten to add, and stress, and underscore, and repeatedly emphasize, is not to imply that the Labour Party, or the British Left, or the American Left, or any other Left, is anti-Semitism-free. Of course not. There are anti-Semites everywhere. That isn’t the point. Or it isn’t my point.

My point is that this stigmatization campaign is part of a much larger ideological project, one that has little to do with Trump, or Jeremy Corbyn, or their respective parties. Smearing one’s political opponents is nothing new, of course, it’s as old as the hills. But what we’re witnessing is more than smears. As I proposed in these pages back in July, political dissent is being gradually pathologized (i.e., stigmatized as aberrant or “abnormal” behavior, as opposed to a position meriting discussion). Consider the abnormalization of Sanders, back when he was talking about “banks,” “global elites,” and other things that matter, or the media’s portrayal of British voters as racists in the wake of the Brexit referendum. And, yes, the charges being leveled against Trump, much as we might despise the man. Anti-Semitism, inciting violence, paranoid conspiracy theorizing, insurrection, treason, et cetera — these are not legitimate arguments one needs to counter with superior arguments; they are symptoms of deviations from a norm, signs of criminality or pathology, which is increasingly how the corporate ruling classes are dismissing anyone who attempts to challenge them.

A line is being drawn in the ideological sand. On one side of it are the decent people, the normal people, in their business wear, with their university degrees, and prescriptions, and debts. On the other side are … well, the deplorables, the ignorant, racist, anti-Semitic, neo-nationalist, populist extremists. This line cuts through both the Left and the Right … supersedes both Left and Right, making bedfellows of supposed adversaries like Obama, Clinton, Kagan, Wolfowitz, Scowcroft, and their ilk on the Normal team, and a motley crew of Trumpists, Putinists, European populists, Corbynistas, Sandernistas, socialists, anarchists, Wikileakers, anti-Zionists, anti-capitalists, neo-Nazis, Black Lives Matterers, angry Greek pensioners, environmental activists, religious zealots, the Klu Klux Klan, David Graeber, most of the contributors to CounterPunch, and various other “extremist” types, many of whom detest each other, in the Deplorables’ current starting line-up.

The corporate media is sending a message … a message aimed at a much broader audience than undecided American voters (assuming such creatures really exist). The message is, “get with the fucking program, or get stigmatized as an anti-Semite, or a racist, or a Russian spy, or whatever.” The message is, “drop the populist rhetoric, shut the hell up about the Wall Street banks, and the corporations, and the ‘one percent,’ and … actually … forget about politics completely, except for identity politics, of course. Go ahead and knock yourself out with that.” The message is, “you’re either with us or against us … and it doesn’t matter why you’re against us, or what it is you think you’re for. Right, Left … who gives a shit? It’s one big Basket of Deplorables to us.”

This message, of course, displays many of the hallmarks of the classic authoritarian mentality, the need for nearly total conformity, mindless allegiance to one’s so-called superiors, delegitimization of all opposing viewpoints, and the infantile type of hero-worship figures like Obama and Clinton inspire … not the old-fashioned authoritarianism that would-be despots like Trump represent, but, rather, a more attractive version, a hopey, changey, lovey version, where there are no frightening Hitlerian leaders barking out anti-Semitic code words, and no one is exterminating thousands of people in faraway countries they want to destabilize in order to entirely dominate the region. No, this is the version where Obama sells the TPP on the Jimmy Fallon show, and wars of aggression are not wars of aggression, but “humanitarian interventions.” It’s also the version where universal healthcare is, regrettably, “unrealistic,” but $38 billion for the State of Israel so it can operate its Apartheid State, and weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, so they can bomb the shit out of farmers in Yemen, and cut off people’s heads for blasphemy, is somehow in “America’s vital interests.”

But what do I know? I’m just a satirist. I should probably leave all this complex stuff, like what is and isn’t in my interest, and what words really mean and all that, to the experts in the mainstream media. Since they did so well decoding Trump’s speech, maybe they could translate some of these other code words I’ve been having trouble with, like the ones I put in scare quotes above, or other such code words, like “enemy combatant,” “free trade agreement,” “security barrier,” “indefinite detention,” “targeted killing,” or “troubled asset relief program.”

I could go on, but I probably shouldn’t. Odds are, I’m already on the list of Putin-worshiping, anti-Semitic, racist, misogynist, neo-nationalist, non-standing up for the National Anthem, conspiracy theorizing America-haters. The last thing I need to do at this point is start jabbering about how the United States is an authoritarian corporatist dystopia ruled by a global capitalist elite that couldn’t give less of a shit about Americans (or any other actual people living in any other actual countries), where the corporate media can whip up mass fanatical support for wars of aggression, or corporate puppets, by pointing their fingers at yet another bogeyman and shouting “Hitler” at the top of their lungs. Next thing you know I’d be writing about “banks,” and “global corporations,” and “national sovereignty,” and we all know what that’s about, don’t we?

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (US). He can reached at his website, cjhopkins.com, or at consentfactory.org.

(Republished from Counterpunch by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: 2016 Election, American Media, Donald Trump 
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  1. fnn says:

    The Hillary program is continued Wall Street looting (intensified through TPP) and war with Russia. Everything else she brings up with is cant, window-dressing or outright deception.

  2. john cronk says: • Website

    It’s too bad that you, like a lot of people, feel the need to temper otherwise good writing with defamation of Trump. Being wise about defending good judgement doesn’t go well with being nasty and unfair about Trump

  3. Jason Liu says:

    America’s media climate feels a lot like a gaggle of teenage girls, with all the paranoid pressure for social validation, consensus, and “correct” speech.

    You freedom-minded westerners might balk at this, but right now, the only solution may be a right wing equivalent of this repressive system.

  4. @john cronk

    I concur with the view of Mr. Cronk above. I further state that the Trump disclaimers reveal the extent to which the “inverted” or “soft” fascism have infected even serious critiques of the imperium.

  5. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “kill the Jew”?!

    That would be crazy nazy, I mean crazy Nazi. And sterlingly vile.

    I stick to the “disobey the Jew” motto, though, judging by their reactions and how most of them have been upset, I have been led to doubt it may be much anti-Semitic as well.

  6. A vote for HRC=missiles

  7. @john cronk

    I agree. At first I was wondering if Trump was somehow part of the grand scheme, being deployed as a red herring to distract voters or even steer them toward Hillary, but there’s simply no way this can be the case. Nobody would ever take as much abuse as he and his associates have over the last year to be a pawn….its not like he needs the money. He’s obviously not going to quit now, or any time.

    I don’t care at all about Trump’s Dubya-esque vocabulary or his lewd comments or even his seemingly “reactionary” nature. He’s not going to solve all or even most of the problems he has said he will address, but that’s fine because Hillary will make every aspect of 99.5% of the population’s lives worse. My sole reservation is the fact that Mike Pence said Dick Cheney was his role model. That is scary and disturbing as hell. I don’t know what to make of it.

    • Replies: @dahoit
  8. woodNfish says:

    I’m not defending Donald Trump, who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order, and whose supporters include a lot of real anti-Semites, and racists, and misogynists, and other such creeps.

    What, no description of Trump’s lying, brain-dead, assinine, unintelligent, swill gobbling, hillary clinton dicksucking detractors like C. J. Hopkins, the author? The lying lame-stream media is so unfair.

  9. aaaa says:

    Who cares – nobody can see your vote. Vote for unknown Trump, or vote for Hillary the mainstream LGBT-friendly conqueror

  10. jtgw says:

    The guy here is defending Trump and his supporters against the smears of the corporatists and all some people can focus on is the fact that he doesn’t think Trump walks on water and may have faults of his own. Sheesh.

    • Replies: @GW
  11. […] “The Pathologization of Dissent”.  “Trump booster Alex Jones: I’m not anti-Semitic, but Jews run an evil conspiracy”.  “Draft of Clinton letter called BDS ‘odious,’ ‘unconscionable’ attack on ‘legitimacy of Zionism’”. […]

  12. KenH says:

    Look, I’m not defending Donald Trump, who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order, and whose supporters include a lot of real anti-Semites, and racists, and misogynists, and other such creeps

    This is where your article goes off the rails and you lose credibility. Hillary’s base is a potpourri of black and brown race chauvinists, self hating, anti-racist whites and bigoted Jews, both rich and poor, who harbor animosity towards the gentiles in general and white gentiles in particular. Hildabeast has more than her share of deplorables yet I see no mention of it in this article which is revealing of the author’s biases.

    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty
  13. ADL and Greenblatt lost all credibility with me when they published a report condeming Amnesty International.

  14. eah says:
    @Jason Liu

    Another solution for people of such unlike minds is political separation — separate countries.

    Great article title btw — but that’s about all that’s good about it.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  15. Indeed, stigmatization of dissent is in vogue. Whether it is the denunciation of those who draw attention to the holes in the official 9/11 narrative or condemning those who object to our invasion of foreign countries who are unable to stand up to our bullying, or those who complain about our pandering to Israel to the detriment of the well-being of our own citizens.

    As someone said, if you don’t want trouble on your borders (illegals, etc.), stay the hell out of the borders of other countries. It is amazing that after all these years, the concept of blowback is still so foreign. More likely, the global elites who order these wars couldn’t care less about blowbacks, as they are shielded from them.

  16. Wally says: • Website

    ‘Antisemitism’ is simply a logical reaction to the lies, thievery, violence, destruction, and hate that is perpetrated and advocated by Jewish supremacists.

    Destructive and hateful supremacist Jews state that “By way of deception thou shalt do war”.

    Israeli / Zionist / supremacist Jew power is enabled by the fraudulent & laughable story line of ’6,000,000 Jews & gas chambers’.

    “Alone the fact that one may not question the Jewish “holocaust” and that Jewish pressure has inflicted laws on democratic societies to prevent questions—while incessant promotion and indoctrination of the same averredly incontestable ‘holocaust’ occur—gives the game away. It proves that it must be a lie. Why else would one not be allowed to question it? Because it might offend the “survivors”? Because it “dishonors the dead”? Hardly sufficient reason to outlaw discussion. No, because the exposure of this leading lie might precipitate questions about so many other lies and cause the whole ramshackle fabrication to crumble.”

    – Gerard Menuhin / righteous Revisionist Jew, son of famous violinist

    http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:
    http://forum.codoh.com

  17. Alden says:

    Disgusting liberal anti Trump liberal screed that is totally ignorant of Trump. Author is a typical empty vessel into which liberal idiocy has been poured since kindergarten.

    Q. What is an anti Semite?
    A. Anything or anyone any Jew doesn’t like.

    Idiots don’t graduate from Wharton. Hucksters don’t produce hundreds of 30+ story buildings. Hucksters don’t spend 50 years employing construction companies and well paid highly skilled AMERICAN union workers instead of illegal Hispanic Indians off the 7-11 parking lot.

    This deplorable White trash ignorant neo Nazi anti Semite hillbilly proletarian loser Stanford University summa cum laude will join the rest of her deplorable White trash ignorant neo Nazi anti Semite hillbilly proletarian loser people and vote for Trump.

  18. I think your satire is deeply ironic and therefore shines a light on the truth in ways straightforward argument cannot. Too bad it is so many-sided, complex, layered and different that it is hard to appreciate as fully as it deserves. I cannot tell what you really think of Trump but you do paint him as different from the others whose cockeyed way of explainig things deserves the extreme satirical irony you so effectively employ.

  19. DanFromCT says:
    @Jason Liu

    Great comment! Your fist paragraph explains a lot.

    • Replies: @Inque Yutani
  20. Randal says:

    Excellent stuff, right on target for the most part.

    whose supporters include a lot of real anti-Semites, and racists, and misogynists, and other such creeps

    Perhaps you need to think a little more carefully about your underlying assumptions here, because these words have very flexible definitions and by implicitly assuming that people in these categories can be classed as “creeps” you reinforce the very delegitimisation of dissent that you are criticising here.

    The simple fact is that many views that are nowadays routinely described as “antisemitic”, “racist”, “homophobic” (to add the obvious one you left out) or “sexist”, and commonly censored as such in mainstream outlets (even those claiming to offer meaningful political discussion) are in fact perfectly reasonable views or statements held or made by perfectly reasonable people.

    You yourself categorised yourself as belonging to one of those groups you denigrated as “creeps”, in the eyes of many, by your comment later in the piece: “$38 billion for the State of Israel so it can operate its Apartheid State”. This kind of criticism of Israel is now defined as antisemitic discourse, and Israel/jewish identitiy lobbyists are pushing in my country (UK) for it to be made outright illegal to express such opinions of Israel, as “hate speech”.

    Observing the recent witch-hunt against those on the political left opposing Israel and its policies, and the way they are being demonised as “anti-Semites” and implicitly lumped with outright Nazi death camp advocates, I’m personally torn as to how to react. On the one hand, it’s another ratcheting up of the use of such smear terms to demonise and delegitimise dissent. On the other, many of the victims are people I have watched using exactly those methods for decades now, to demonise and smear people on the traditionalist right. They smeared people as “racists” on a par with the KKK if they opposed mass immigration and preferred not to see their community and country demographically changed beyond recognition. They smeared people as “homophobes” on a par with gay-bashing street thugs if they held to the traditional view of homosexual activity as a lifestyle choice that is inherently morally wrong. Etc, etc.

    It’s a further push down the slippery slope for our societies, yes, but on the other hand it’s a hilarious bit of poetic justice.

    • Replies: @Alden
  21. JackOH says:

    “The corporate media is sending a message … a message aimed at a much broader audience than undecided American voters (assuming such creatures really exist). The message is, “get with the fucking program, or get stigmatized as an anti-Semite, or a racist, or a Russian spy, or whatever.””

    True, C. J. When I was on the public stump, nobody seemed to give enough of a damn about what I was saying to offer any counter-arguments. Or anything at all. Audiences of stuffed shirts, empty suits, vacant minds. I’m talking about mostly well-educated folks, civic leaders who could be thought of as hip to ideas about policy and governance. These were people, by gosh, who wanted to stay with “the program” and weren’t interested in hearing anything that would suggest “the program” was deeply flawed.

    I did get threats, though, and a very minor rough-up by a crooked local cop, who, I think, was trying to ingratiate himself with a local Mr. Big.

    I’d hate to believe my fellow citizens are okay with the puppetization or infantilization of their onetime citizen-sovereignty, but I don’t know what else to think. I’ll admit the conscious decision to fight, flee, collaborate, or surrender to an odious political equilibrium is tough, but I don’t think many folks even get to the point of consciousness. Thanks again.

    • Agree: edNels
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  22. Randal says:

    I’m not defending Donald Trump, who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order

    This is a matter of opinion, and I can certainly sympathise with it. I’m politically a Trump supporter because I see him as the only alternative to a Clinton presidency that would be disastrous on numerous levels, and also because a Trump victory would be a heavy blow against precisely the demonization of dissent towards which your piece is directed, but I have no illusions about Trump’s shortcomings as a politician and as a person.

    However:

    would-be despots like Trump

    is a more specific criticism, and I’m interested in how you justify it to yourself. What definition of “despot” leads you to regard Trump as wanting to be one? Are you implying there would somehow be a danger of his overturning the US separation of powers and federal constitution to actually make himself a despot, if he were to be elected president, or is this just an irrelevant observation about what he might like to achieve for himself if given three wishes?

    Fwiw, I can’t see any honest way that Trump could be described as a “would-be despot” that would not require it also to be applied to every other candidate for high political office, and I don’t really see would-be despotism as particularly a part of Trump’s character or political stance.

    Just curious, as I suspect it’s just a lazy partisan political slur on your part.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  23. @Jason Liu

    Sadly, you may be right about this.

  24. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Agreed. Discrediting Mr. Trump left me feeling uneasy, given that his flaws are insignificant compared to those of HRC. It is impossible to deny his true patriotism and love for his countrymen. A misogynist versus a war criminal responsible for the deaths of millions.

  25. Rehmat says:

    Mr. Hopkins – either you’re born yesterday or receives your pay-slip from AIPAC. All the things you BLAMED JEWS for true. ADL World Survey conducted among 10,000 people out of 6 billion people around the world couldn’t be wrong – right!

    Personally, I agree with Allan C. Brownfeld, editor Journal of the “American Council for Judaism”, who claimed on July 23, 2016: Clinton and Trump are both EVILS.

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/10/31/irans-president-hillary-and-trump-are-both-evil/

  26. Renoman says:

    Well it’s all true, very sad but true. Trump will be cut down for speaking it, no good deed going unpunished, no one likes to hear it. How the American people can be so successful and yet so dumb is an amazing feat.

  27. Randal says:

    As for the pathologisation of dissent, some are more concerned about the ongoing outright criminalisation of dissent. Take this current example from one of the member countries of the US sphere, that is often described (by its advocates) as “the free world”:

    Geert Wilders trial throws Netherlands’ divisions in sharp relief

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  28. Look, I’m not defending Donald Trump, who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order, and whose supporters include a lot of real anti-Semites, and racists, and misogynists, and other such creeps.

    No need to read the rest of it.

  29. @DanFromCT

    Will all you pious wonders on your mighty high horses just reduce it to “HARM” (homophobic antisemetic racist misogynistic) so we don’t have to sit through the damn mantra every time? There. Free acronym. Don’t say we deplorables never gave you anything.

    You can go all Apple and use iHARM when you need to add islamophobic.

  30. “…who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order…”

    Hyperbole much? Once you stoop to these kinds of epithets, you lose all your credibility. Self-aggrandizing idiots do not create multi-billion-dollar real estate empires.

  31. Miro23 says:

    The message is, “get with the fucking program, or get stigmatized as an anti-Semite, or a racist, or a Russian spy, or whatever.” The message is, “drop the populist rhetoric, shut the hell up about the Wall Street banks, and the corporations, and the ‘one percent,’ and … actually … forget about politics completely, except for identity politics, of course. Go ahead and knock yourself out with that.”

    I agree with that, it’s a fight for the “Respectable Common Ground”, what educated, decent and nice people hold dear; tolerance, multiculturalism, educational opportunity, internationalism, social caring and welfare.

    The problem is, that it has morphed into elitism, special interests, BLM, anti-whiteism, open borders, bubble finance, ethnic patronage and permanent war (for our freedoms?). Plus tossing out the Constitution, the Flag, patriotism and anything to do with Anglo-America.

  32. I may be somewhat dense, and my powers of observation limited, but I have never detected anti-Semitism in Trunp’s speeches.

    • Replies: @Alden
  33. Rehmat says:
    @Randal

    I’m shocked Dutch would dare to drag Israeli AZZ Geert Wilders to court. What’s happening to good-old Jew-loving Dutch colonialists, eh!!

    Last week, Dutch Jewish groups condemned a flyer distributed in Amsterdam which condemned homosexuality by claiming that the practice is banned in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

    Local police detained three antisemite men, aged 29 to 39 after the Central Jewish Board of the Netherlands (CJO) lodged a complaint. The police has refused to identify the religious background of the three men, but the country’s Jewish-controlled media claimed they’re Muslims even though the flyer doesn’t quote a passage from Holy Qur’an.

    The text of the flier quotes a passage from the Christian Bible and another from the Torah condemning homosexuality. The latter, from Leviticus, reads: Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.

    According to the flier, children raised by homosexuals are likelier to be sexually abused and homosexuals are likelier to commit suicide. They feature a picture of a rabbi, a priest, and Muslim leader of daily prayers…..

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/10/30/dutch-jews-torah-is-not-anti-gay/

  34. Che Guava says:
    @eah

    Bah. The article’s title is so derivative of so many other titles, and without any wit in its difference.

    This Hopkins is a fool at best.

    Was going to hitting the ‘Agree’ button, but annoyed by ads from another site, had cleared cookies. Must be careful to only use this browser for Unz posts and mail. Takes days to become normal again!

  35. dahoit says:
    @Alfred1860

    The Pence pick just showed that DT is the only politician outside zionist parameters,and the rest of the rethugs are in,so he had to pick the most beneficial vote magnet,the conservative anti abortion guy.
    Who else could he have picked?Gingrich?Giuliani?Christie?All rethugs worse than Pence,or with political baggage.

  36. joe webb says:

    my 1960 or so edition Websters International Dictionary defines ‘bigot’ as someone who refuses new information, is intolerant of dissenting opinion, and is passionately attached to his point of view, etc.

    Google ‘bigot’ now and it informs that a bigot is a racist.

    the obvious comment is Orwell and double think, etc. But it is worse than that. Liberal are sissies, children of paradise, think all they need to know is what they learned in kindergarten, which includes No Free Speech for Racists.

    And , children as they are, they are good at throwing tantrums, only they got killing on their minds. Liberals are the pimping little sisters of communism, per The Dispossessed Majority author, Wilmot Robertson (?). About 1972.

    civil war grins at us.

    Joe Webb

  37. nsa says:

    Why the constant Hitler bashing? Anyone who murders jooies, commies, and homos can’t be all bad………

  38. So the mainstream media translated for us. “Political establishment” meant “the Jews.” “Global elites” also meant “the Jews.” “Banks” meant “Jews.” “Lobbyists” meant “Jews.” Even “corporate media,” meant “Jews.”

    Wow. For once I actually agree with the Jews–uh, mainstream media, I mean.

  39. DaveE says:

    I’m loving the constant Trump -bashing in the Jewish media. And the comparisons to Hitler are even better.

    It was gonna take something pretty significant to awaken the average slumbering Goy into realizing what a great man Hitler was, how he DID NOT start WWII and how a couple of Jewish scumbags named Churchill and Joe “The Little Jew” Stalin were the real problem.

    Anyway, the constant, deafening 130+ dB screeching by The Tribe just confirms how utterly desperate they are.

    So please, just stay in Hymietown / Berlin and keep your thinly-veiled pity-party there, too. We Americans know who our REAL enemy is. Maybe Trump does, too, like Hitler before him.

  40. edNels says:
    @JackOH

    Real good article. Which shows what is really going on with the manipulations by media and political circus. The one thing that comes across really good is that no dissent is permitted. Whether for either of the candidates, nobody is supposed to criticize from within. If you’re for Clinton, you don’t say one thing against or have any reservation, and same with trump, who has said some good common sense things, but falls far short being a hot head and having baggage of his own, but no, can’t tell his followers anything about that, they are totally myopic, seeing only what they want.

    ”your either with us or you’re against us!” That’s what corporation run America is trying to say loud, that is the Message! So a lot of vociferous true believers dutifully jump in line to prove that, by their tin ears attuned to the slightest variance from total allegiance! Same old same old, True believers vs everybody else, where they can dig in they always try to frame the debate, silence others.

    There are a lot of useful idiots lining up on both sides. Miopic twits can’t fathom how there’s flaws in their chosen prospective leader. Big flaws.

    I like some of Trumps outsider comments/positions in general, but I don’t buy the overgrown gaddamned adolescent mentality worth a f’k. My hope was, that after he won the nomination he might have had sense enough to do a transformation into an authentic,measured, mature, fit countenance, just drop that kid stuff. I sure think that would get pretty old as the president.
    Otohand, Hitlery will give it off to mr. Mashpotatoe/weasel kean… what a snore that’ll be.

  41. anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Randal

    Thoughtful challenges to specific assertions that merit a substantial response from the author.

    Mr. Hopkins, what do you have to say?

  42. GW says:
    @jtgw

    Trump’s foibles are minor in the grand scheme of things, and he is neither an idiot nor a huckster as Mr. Hopkins proposes. He has paid a tremendous price in running openly and directly in defiance of the corporate, liberal, elite power structure–a system mind you that he has been quite profitable in. Nothing is more disgusting than a sanctimonious and ungrateful attitude against someone who is fighting for you.

    • Replies: @nsa
  43. norm741 says:

    The MSM and THE FED are controlled by WHO?

  44. gwynedd1 says:
    @john cronk

    Threading the needle on cool is to be anti- establishment without siding with Trump “the idiot” billionaire , who somehow managed to destroy all his political opponents, by causing a media auto-immune reaction to destroy itself after being a billionaire once , then twice.

    This Trump is an “idiot” rhetoric…. That’s the “smart move” of Salvatore Tessio, the received wisdom.

    The guy taking all the chips isn’t the patsy. He’s got moderately intelligent people thinking he is a moron while being in the billionaire class and taking down both sides of the political elite. He was even knocked down once and got up again.

    He plays to the base of ordinary people, with humor, and then can transform himself for an intellectual conversation. A 3 people walking into a bar joke does not go over well with toddlers. Trump knows how to play pee-ka-boo.

    I don’t think Hopkins is an idiot, but Trump has a way of turning people into one.

  45. nsa says:
    @GW

    Der Trumpster has promised to jail the white trash clinton grifters…..that alone makes him worth voting for. He has also promised to bust up the KMMs (Kosher Media Monopolies). And don’t forget the big beautiful border wall……

  46. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    “Vote for unknown Trump, or vote for Hillary the mainstream LGBT-friendly conqueror”

    Guess you didn’t bother to listen to his convention speech.

  47. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Jason Liu

    You freedom-minded westerners might balk at this, but right now, the only solution may be a right wing equivalent of this repressive system.

    Unfortunately you’re probably correct.

  48. Alden says:

    I just saw the front page of the local Jewish Journal. In letters 5 feet high the cover proclaims

    “Internet hate is the real winner in this election.”

    That’s us folks, people who never believed the newspapers in the first place and embraced the free and truthful internet as soon as it arrived. What’s really interesting is that the Jew NYTimes etc just worshiped Russia 70 years of communism. But now they claim Trump is some kind of Russian sleeper agent. And they expect us to believe it because they say so.

  49. Alden says:

    Check out this article about the rise of horror of horrors “internet hate.” That’s people like us who, thanks be to God were freed from the shackles of print media by the internet.

    jewishhournal.com/feature/article/digital_hate_after_the_election_will_
    this_be_our_new_normal _
    There is also an article by a guy named Kaplan claiming that the FBI director Comey has been a Trump agent, maybe Russian agent all along.

    What is most interesting about all the “quality” press like NYSlimes, Atlantic, New Republic, The Nation etc is that since 1918 they praised Russia to the skies and covered up the gulags, the government engineered famines, the slaughter of Russian POWs after WW2, smeared any and all efforts to investigate Russian spies in our and other governments, went orgamistic when China and Cuba became communist and smeared and denigrated any and all attempts to investigate and expose Soviet Russian spies in the USA and other western governments have totally turned against Russia.

    I mean really, it’s like when American communists were ordered by Stalin to support his non aggression pact with Hitler and turned on a dime to support Hitler.
    Back in the olden days when I was in college, many liberal arts professors spent the days ranting about the wonders of Russia under communism and the evils of any and all America officials who sought to get rid of communist spies.

    Nothing changes. Now the ethnic religious group that were the most fervent supporters of Russia when it was communist have once again turned on a dime and will blame Russia if Trump gets elected.

  50. According to the mainstream media, in a recent speech in West Palm Beach, Donald Trump finally completely lost it. Sawing the air with his tiny hands in a (sic) unmistakeably Hitlerian …

    Sorry, I didn’t make it past “Hitlerian.”

    #1. What the flip is mainstream media anyway? Last time I checked, (about 3o years ago), big money media was calling itself “mainstream” but sniff as I could, I couldn’t detect the slightest scent of anything mainstream about it. In fact it smelt like sewage ta me.

    #2. “…a unmistakeably…”

    #3. Hitlerian? WTF is that supposed to mean? FYI, Stalin and his pals were much worse. That includes his enablers, FDR and Churchill.

    “You protest, and with justice, each time Hitler jails an opponent; but you forget that Stalin and company have jailed and murdered a thousand times as many. It seems to me, and indeed the evidence is plain, that compared to the Moscow brigands and assassins, Hitler is hardly more than a common Ku Kluxer and Mussolini almost a philanthropist.”

    – H. L. Mencken, in an open letter to Upton Sinclair, printed in The American Mercury, June 1936

    I couldn’t stand the torture of the first couple of sentences, so I quit.

  51. Alden says:
    @Randal

    In America anyone who did not actively campaign to legalize homosexual marriage is considered homophobic Its also considered homophobic to point out that phobic means an unreasonable fear not based in reality, not hatred or even a mild dislike.

    • Replies: @Randal
  52. Alden says:
    @Rhett Hardwick

    Some Jews don’t like him. Therefore he is an anti Semite.

  53. “who I consider a self-aggrandizing idiot and a soulless huckster of the lowest order”

    Hmm, he seems okay to me, actually; a nice fella. The adjective “soulless” seems especially outta place, as compared to, you know, a typical scripted and focus-group-tested American politician…

  54. Randal says:
    @Alden

    Same over here.

    Well, if we are either with them or against them, it’s an even easier choice to make….

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