How Trump Turned Liberal Comedians Conservative
By JOANNA WEISS – June 15, 2019
I find this writing an example of “liberal irony”. It’s OK to be liberal or conservative, but there are extremes. What I have witnessed since Donald Trump took office, the nature of criticism and outright hatred against him, has been magnified to a level well beyond any previous administration.
The expression, “Trump Derangement Syndrome” seems like an accurate label, as people have become unhinged, to the point that anything can be justified because of Trump.
This article in Politico, which I’m referencing is an example of the irony, and the mislabeling of characteristics which are the domain of the modern liberal. The author is suggesting that vile comments, the hatred, are the domain of conservatism. It’s as though one can say, I’m a liberal, hatred spews from my mouth, but that’s a conservative trait. Folks, this is the epitome of a lack of self-awareness.
A week after the 2016 elections, many left wing activists took to the streets to express their angst with some causing riots all across the nation.
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“There’s no greater threat to the liberal establishment than Donald Trump.”
“If Trump has changed the tone of the presidency, he’s done the same for TV humor, creating a kind of insult comedy for the Resistance: less subtle, less civil—and, strangely, more conservative.”
… “liberals and conservatives are (on average) wired differently, with social and cultural conservatives personally more attuned to danger, worried about intruders, primed to protect an establishment under threat.”
*NOTE* see first sentence of the quotes from the article. This is irony or self-deception.
“As outrage, however, it does contain something that satire lacks, University of Delaware communications professor Dannagal Young says: a consistent call to action. That feels like the purpose of this brand of late night comedy—not to wryly observe the world and encourage us all to do better, but to harness people’s anger, make them ready to revolt.”
*NOTE 2: Harness anger? Ready to revolt? Not to encourage people to do better? Where’s all this angst & hatred coming from?
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There is a growing, war being waged against the Trump administration and conservatives in general. Most of that war is being orchestrated and funded by the massively-financed elite who want to change the system in order to benefit themselves. Although they’ve prospered enormously through capitalism, they see socialism as a vehicle to further their collective agenda. Socialism, or as it’s often relabeled, “democratic socialism”, is a shift in power for those elites to hold all the power.
Whenever you read or hear the claims for a new world order, improved society, basic human rights, the role of government is to provide __X__, then look further into those promises, they come at a horrific cost.
Someone, some government agency, must decide what’s fair, divides who gets what in this social order, and has the power to enforce. What do you think happens to any human contrived organization with this kind of power? Power corrupts – absolute power corrupts absolutely. It’s been repeated throughout history, from monarchs, oligarchs, patriarchs, national committees, or single national party’s.
Capitalism and freedom are under constant attack.
“Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that’s a good thing.”” ~ Bernie Sanders
“Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.” ~ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Death to freedom, liberty, the needs of state over the individual, evolve through promises and platitudes. The false promise of everyone benefits, and no one is left without, is a lie. History points to the corrupt and diseased status of the state which operates under the thumb of socialism. We can already see the paucity of their claims in cities under decades of “Democrat” control. Flint Michigan, Chicago Illinois, San Francisco California, Los Angeles California, Seattle Washington, and so forth.
When the state or committee take over, nothing opposing their rules, all real prosperity, advancement & hope are lost. Capitalism may have it’s faults, however Socialism is controlled by the elite few along with their cronies. Their goal is to have total control over assets, medical care, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, agriculture and even public speech.
“Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.” ~ Ben Shapiro