One thing many of the left lobe of the political class has done is now objectively evident. They accuse others of the biases, bigotry and prejudices they themselves fear is present their hearts. But their bigotry is towards those who do not or, worst of all, cannot by conscience hew the line of the progressive ‘good for the many’.
Here we have Steve Bannon, a VERY ROUGH proponent of the idea that the left and it’s nannying (and now scolding) disdainful, and condescending mind thinks IT should think for the rest of us because, darn it, they’ve studied and studied, and look, THEY THINK, and so they must know best.
And now this hate filled demagogue, fear mongering, racist, homophobic, misogynist, islamophobe of a president (it must be so, because so many of the fellow travelers who have studied so long and so hard SAY SO) has appointed a less reserved kindred soul as an adviser.
His ex wife, in a fun filled divorce, said Bannon said he didn’t want his little girls going to school with so many whiny jews (you know, the ones who will soon need to get their noses fixed and complain about not getting a breast enhancement for their 16th, I mean that MUST be what such a man as Bannon thinks like, right?), and a Breibart Headline calling Bill Kristol a renegade Jew. Oh, and worst of all, KKK/Aryan Nation types (all, what 3000 of them?) having nothing better to do in their dirty wife beaters stained with last week’s Bud Light and Domino’s (sorry guys) IMAGINE that Trump is ‘dog whistling’ them the secret code of Nathan Bedford Forrest PROVING that this means Bannon and Trump are racists.
No need to look for real evidence.
Of course no less than Alan Dershowitz, and others have debunked this entire line of thought
And BTW, he SENT his girls to the school in question.
No matter, this must be true because it has been repeated over and over, right?
What matters is not that this is true or not, it is the PURPOSEFUL self hype to hysterical response that R’s or Trump voters are inherently more dangerous than foreign enemies who actually meant to harm the people which is dangerous.
Here is an example from real life … a tenured political science professor whom I respect and is truly a nice lady, recently shared the response of one of the OFFICIAL hyped up and convinced Jewish groups, actually the OFFICIAL voice of the Reformed Jews to Bannon/Hitler/Duke/Stalin. This was done as a member of our temple board (I share this responsibility). I responded.
I received emails congratulating me for the response, but each and every one was to ME, and not REPLY ALL.
No one wants to ADMIT they support ideas counter to the prevailing progressive hype because in it’s excess all who do so must defend themselves from the charge of EVIL inherent in the defense. Instead the resistance to these ideas becomes invisible, progressives never hear of it, and are then shocked beyond belief to find they do not find full agreement to the accusations, or even that FACTS PLACED IN EVIDENCE matter. After all, these are good people making these accusations (and they are)
But it is all projection. While they are actually ENGAGING in censorship by the nature of the accusations and the effort required to engage/disprove they see in their accusations the actions the other side will take which will by some extra legal action mimic what they are actually doing.
Both sides engage in this.
We cannot see the other side as representing the forces of evil.
Worry about a career, job, and OBSERVING the facts of the economy becoming the priority in casting a vote is NOT anything-ist.
Worry that a woman will be forced to bear a child, or that gay people are deprived of the right to a partner LEGALLY is not murder or opposition to God.
The difference today is that the former is attacked every single day, by hyperbolic reports of opinion as if they are real facts, in the mass of the media, and by means which engender growing anger.
Thus a democratic party which is increasingly one of elite, upper middle income or rich, economically secure, academic, professionals and large businesses worried about the loss of the low labor cost profit margins, combine with minorities of the lowest income levels who think they depend on the former classes for their lives to go on without being trampled by the racists, demagogues, and Brownshirts who are not in these groupings.
Now, look at that list and tell me WHO IS NOT IN THAT GROUPING?
That’s your America right now.