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There are those on the liberal left that are now writing articles admitting their errors, admitting they were wrong all along, and hope to learn from this. And there are others still, doomed to repeat the same mistakes which cost them this election, railing in fury against the supposed ‘racism and sexism’ which ‘stole’ this election from.
Half of the nation is mourning, crying, triggered, and the other half is laughing at them in glee.
These are the two lessons the liberal left absolutely must learned from this election. Personally I have been a Trump supporter from the start, albeit with plenty of doubts about him winning. I do not write this in accusation nor anger nor spite. I write this because I am seeing a bulk of the nation have a panic attack, go deeper into denial, and it is simply embarassing and sad to see. An American who cares wants both parties to be at their best, for both parties to be for the people they represent, for both parties to be healthy, despite the ideological differences at the end of the day.
Lesson #1: The liberal left, or regressive left as it has been dubbed, simply cannot persist with its absolute obsession with fragmenting identity politics. I have stated this before, and I will state it again, identity politics is fair game for every demographic. Identity politics advocates that each group of like-minded and similar (ethnically, religious, racial, sexual, gender, and so forth) fight to maintain what influence and power it has, as well as aspire to more influence. This is not incorrect nor morally wrong. This is to be expected. This is quite natural, and for an identity group to want to concede power or influence would be a strange thing indeed. This election cycle they played identity politics to the tee, and they have been bested at it for something they did not see at all. White identity is a factor. This is not racism anymore than black identity is racism. Again, this is simply a said group of like individuals fighting out of self-interest.
Identity politics is double-edged sword. Do not use it and not expect others to use it as well. Furthermore, and most importantly, in the past few years the regressive left has built a rhetoric that is based on shaming and demonizing. You cannot simply call other groups who disagree with you ‘racists’ or ‘privileged’, mock their hardships simply because they are white or male or Christian, dismiss them as if their life is a cakewalk, and demonize them as the root of every vile problem in this nation, and not expect that group to retaliate. It is a bear and the regressive left has poked it until it has awoken.
The ‘smug liberal’ cliche has only increased in popularity, from comedians to news articles to music celebrities. Those who mock the working class as being ignorant, stupid, backwards, redneck, blue collar hicks simply because they disagree with your political positions or ideology. They mock these people because they do not adopt the latest feminist trend or academic terminology. They mock these people because they did not attend college, do not completely buy into ‘privilege theory’, and don’t watch Bill Maher or John Oliver as if they are harbingers of pure reason.
In response you invoke the most asinine academic terminology cooked up on college campuses, from trigger warnings to microaggressions to safe space to new pronouns, and respond viciously to anyone who dare question this trend. And yet you wonder, here with an election lost, with Trump who appealed to the resentment, you wonder ‘how could we have lost?’
You need only look in the mirror.
The liberal left no longer represents the working class nor class politics. It represents smugness, sarcasm, false superiority, and looking down on those different in ideology or who disagree. The liberal left no longer represents free thought, healthy discourse, and a plurality of ideological differences. It has abandoned this and has become what it originally hated, the stuck-up bourgeois.
That should frighten you. Not send you spiraling once again into denial, screaming ‘RACIST! SEXIST!’ at everyone, everything, and even their shadows.
No doubt racism and sexism exists, as it always has, but in your puritanical zealotry you have done nothing but fuel it with gasoline by being such self-righteous pricks about it all.
Learn this well; if you continue with this regressive left rhetoric and smugness, it will only get far worse from here. This is cause and effect, plain and simple.
The nation is sick of this, fix it.
Lesson #2: It was revealed through wikileaks that the DNC is corrupt beyond what we ever thought it was. It skewered Bernie Sanders, it showed Clinton was completely in-bed with big money, and it showed they have played you like a fiddle.
What did you do in response? You shrugged. You laughed at the people who said this was a big deal. Many told Sanders supporters to suck it up, fold and support Clinton. The one candidate with a virgin clean reconrd in this whole race was thrown to the trashbin in favor of a candidate with a corrupt history longer than some of us have even been alive!
Where is your hatred and anger for the DNC for playing you all like fools? It’s Chairmen revealed to be corrupt as well. The primary element of this election was the working class, the sole ‘bread and butter’ of Bernie Sanders, and the Democrats chose the establishment supported Clinton instead.
Clinton is a masterful politician and highly intelligent. She pandered to the identity politics, to each minority, like a puppeteer pulling strings. She failed to capture the working class because it is identity politics that the progressives have been obsessed with for years.
Identity politics, another word for fragmentation.
I have stated this before also, go away from identity politics and return to class politics. That is the root of leftism. That is the heart of leftism. This election was populus driven, and instead identity politics was played, and thus the election was lost.
Whatever happened to class solidarity? Is that done for? A relic from the past as you string together a thousand identity factions and shout ‘INTERSECTIONALITY!’ ? This feeds directly into the first lesson. Identity politics forms together ‘we the righteous’ and points its finger at others declaring them’they the deplorable!’
You have achieved slave morality without even intentionally trying, a reactive morality, and it has cost you.
I beg you to get rid of the corrupt elitist neoliberals which infest your party and play you so easily. Return to populism, to a party of the people, and be done with this commercial commodification of ‘progressivism’ which is little more than a facade for corporate neoliberal interest.
Be done with this puritanical zealotry that has divided the nation into ‘we the righteous’ and ‘you the deplorable’.
Conclusion: I am certainly not the only one saying these things. The mainstream media has suddently had an epiphany and realized their errors all too late. The writing has been on the bathroom wall for years now, but many were too pompous to read it.
Maybe changes will come, or maybe people will bury their head in the sand (or their safe space echo chamber), as they scream “RACIST! SEXIST! EVIL WHITE PEOPLE!” and learn absolutely nothing from this whole election.
The right will be fine with this of course. It only makes the regressive left look like childish fools. And it only makes it that much easier for the right.
‘What we are seeing tonight is that the hyper-spamming of the media in their bullshit moral crusade, months of spamming how evil he is, how this will be a wash…was just that, spam.
The POTUS shilling for her as hard as he can. Doing everything in the world to convince the public that the establishment knows best, being absolutely full of themselves in their prediction.
We see tonight, no matter who wins, the people aren’t buying the bullshit. No matter how much the media and social media tries to say otherwise, it isn’t working.
They aren’t coaxed, they aren’t gaslighted.
And I hope the left learns, you kick the working class in the ribs long enough and call them deplorable…they eventually get angry and give a major ‘fuck you’ and fuck your condescending Jay Z Hollywood PC culture bullshit.’
This is what has occurred on election night of 2016, where after being told for months that Trump was severely behind in polls and had little chance of winning, he now outperforms beyond even what his own supporters expected.
For months the people have been gaslighted into thinking the masses were against this disruptor, this individual that does not conform to the status quo and establishment. Celebrities, polls, and articles have spammed our newsfeed for months, all for the sole intention of convincing us of the evil of supporting these populus notions. All for the sole intention of convincing the public that ‘the establishment knows best’. If one went by media and social media alone, one would have thought the election was already over, that the powers that be have already won. It is a wash, and you are an outsider if you feel otherwise. The people have shown that they cannot be so easily bought; not with gimmicky music videos, not with campy celebrity performances, not with air headed comedians, not with bleeding heart messages, and not with the shallow appeal of being the first woman.
For the past months to years, the regressive left has spammed discourse that demonizes the white working class, that demonizes any who dare go against the puritanical regressive liberal discourse, that eventual true color was shown when she uttered the word ‘deplorable’. That is how they have felt about the working class, the general public, those who do not conform. Eventually a people getting kicked in the ribs gets sick of it, says enough is enough, I will not allow you to demonize me any longer. The condescension and mocking that the liberals tout on a daily basis, in comedy and social media, that is exactly why Trump has risen to this point.
For months we have read the wikileaks which have revealed the absolutely corrupt and reckless inner working of the so called ‘elites’. We have read the speeches of which one goes to bed with big banks and big businesses, all the while pretending to care about the people. A person who declares that she has a private position and a public position. The people see the elite get away with corruption and crime, go unpunished, and then they are gaslighted into thinking they are ‘too cynical, too irrational, too paranoid’. The apathy is like a disease of which many shrugged at the corruption and smugly declare ‘oh its nothing really’. When the people overseas die for a purpose, and the elites respond with a shrug. When corruption and crime is committed, and they are let off without a single punishment, and then the general everyday man is told hes delusional for wanting justice to be served, for the powerful to be held accountable for their actions.
People are sick of the Republican Neocons that favor big money and interventionism, rather than actually care about the people and put the people first. People are sick of the liberal left that, rather than listen to the voices of the downtrodden and working class, they superficially pander to minorities and further corporate interest under the facade of saccharine ‘social progressivism’ that cares more about agenda than the everyday man.
The people are sick of all this, sick of being demonized by the regressive left, and sick of the GOP establishment for neglecting them entirely, and thus they vote for the one disruptor. Not a perfect medium, not a perfect representation, but a representation of populism that is utterly sick of the establishment in all its smugness, that is sick of its defenders who condescendingly speak down in glorified self-righteousness. That is sick of sacrificing national identity on the altar of globalism and pseudo-humanitarianism. A theme that is expressed not only in the US, but echoes across Europe as the EU crumbles and European nations reclaim their sovereign individual identities.
A battle won is not a war won. The status quo, the establishment, have taken a major blow this election. The voice of the people, wikileaks revealing the scum behind the scenes, a backlash against the arrogance of the media, it is a major blow but it is only one blow. The Overton Window has shifted. There is plenty more to come. It could lead to change, or the same as we have had for decades, or an insightful conflicting in-between. It is a comfort for me personally, after months of heated debate, after losing supposed friends, that I remained true to my authentic self and positions, win or lose. It is satisfying to see this passionate pursuit completed. It is only speculation what direction things will go now. It feels as if an intense narrative has come to an end, and a new one begins.
“We see, then, that the disappearance of the conscious personality, the predominance of the unconscious personality, the turning by means of suggestion and contagion of feelings and ideas in an identical direction, the tendency to immediately transform the suggested ideas into acts; these, we see, are the principal characteristics of the individual forming part of a crowd. He is no longer himself, but has become an automaton who has ceased to be guided by his will.”
-Gustave Le Bon