The Politics of Personality

The election of Donald Trump planted a loud and divisive lightning rod into the middle of our political discourse. Everything in American politics now is channeled through this billionaire/reality TV star, and how one feels about him. It is not about issues now, not even the limited issues Americans are allowed to discuss.

The social justice warriors have won; all politics in this country are emotion driven now. There is no reasoning, no flexing of the intellect. It is all about how you feel,  and the larger, timeless principles America was founded upon have become irrelevant to a public that is basically ignorant of them anyway.

The laughable establishment “left” has collectively lost their minds. Just this week, they trotted out the trillionth or so example of “racism,” when they complained that weddings are “too white.” Can snow be next? The fact that these unbalanced, childish complaints are taken seriously tells us all we need to know about America today, and the disgraceful leaders we’ve allowed to destroy it.

Donald Trump takes to Twitter as naturally as any fifteen year old girl, and is just as concerned with what others think of him. All that’s missing are the continuous selfies. His misspellings and grammatical errors are fitting for a populace that is already historically illiterate, and is monstrously uninformed about everything outside of our ridiculous Kardashian/transgender culture.

Social media provides the best barometer in regards to the collective American mindset. It doesn’t give one much cause for optimism. People react constantly, with great passion, to all the hot button cultural issues that have always been relentlessly promoted in order to divide the masses. Thus, most women now are on the verge of revolting because of Alabama’s anti-abortion law. Many urge a boycott of sex.

The opposition to Trump has consisted of angry, often violent diatribes about him “destroying the country,” and demands that he be impeached for….well, just about anything will do. Videos exist of these eligible voters screeching like banshees, with inhuman expressions on their faces. They want Trump to simply go away. They hate him, and that’s all that matters. He makes them feel bad. This is the absolute essence of identity politics.

And Trump’s mindless cult reacts only marginally less emotionally to his constant tweets, and honestly seem satisfied with this trolling behavior in lieu of actual policy proposals. Just last week, Trump tweeted out his typical tough talk on immigration, at the same time his ICE was instituting a truly insane new policy of flying over 200,000 migrants all over the country, to shelters, instead of ushering them back to their own countries.

Also this week, the most preposterous of all our preposterous presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg, joined the campaign to erase Thomas Jefferson, the most enlightened leader America has ever had, from our civilization by changing all the schools, roads, etc. named after him. This is our dying country in a nutshell; an obscure mayor, promoted for the highest office in the land exclusively because he’s married to another man, criticizing one of the greatest men in history.

American politics has become impossible to satirize. If one of my favorite shows, SCTV, was on the air now, they would have a very hard time coming up with material. How do you spoof a Donald Trump? How do you spoof his politically correct enemies? Our cultural reality is now more absurd than anything the greatest imaginations could ever invent.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the cartoon series Family Guy would be curtailing their frequent gay jokes. The only reason for that show to exist is to skewer sensibilities, and like all of our modern fart-fueled comedy, gay references are an essential part of their arsenal. Identity politics requires this. A particular group complains, and no matter how powerful the institution in question is, they summarily submit to their demands.

That assumes, however, that the group or individual in question comes from one of the acceptable demographic groups. In the world of political correctness, this means black people, first and foremost, but gays, feminists, Hispanics and other nonwhites can also successfully apply pressure. White males need not apply here. The fact that they may be “offended” doesn’t matter; in the world of virtue signaling politics, not everyone has a right to be equally offended. Suck it up buttercup and all that.

This new, touchy-feely kind of politics should logically result in some good. This passionate “caring” should mean a decrease in homelessness, an increase in wages, a more equitable distribution of wealth, an end to wars, and a decrease in the prison population. Unfortunately, the social justice warriors care nothing about any of these issues. They are content with the shameful disparity of wealth, our nonstop wars, and huge numbers of poor immigrants driving down wages.

No, these virtue signalers are all about “racism,” and ending “white privilege.” The fact that they are white themselves doesn’t make them hesitate for even a second. They have endured years of brainwashing via Hollywood and our educational institutions, without having the slightest inkling they have been brainwashed.

It was hard, in the past, to try and reason with an ideologue who was misinformed by typically dishonest mainstream sources. But it is impossible to reason with a fired up social justice warrior, who has been drinking the kool-aid served up by corrupt screenwriters, television programmers, and arrogant tenured professors.

Donald Trump has killed any potential independent political movement, because a large chunk of his base continues to support him regardless of how many promises he breaks, and how closely he resembles any other neocon Republican president. The opposition to Trump hates his personality so much that they are willing to accept the most thoroughly distasteful, pro-war, pro-bank candidates imaginable, in an effort to remove him from the White House.

Bill Clinton started all this with his “I feel your pain” nonsense. The leaders we’ve allowed to misrule us aren’t feeling any of the real pain out there in the heartland. They are, however, inflicting it regularly upon the clueless American population.

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About donaldjeffries

Author of the critically acclaimed "Survival of the Richest: How the Corruption of the Marketplace and the Disparity of Wealth Created the Greatest Conspiracy of All." Author of the best seller "Hidden History: An Expose of Modern Crimes, Conspiracies, and Cover-Ups in American Politics," published in November 2014 by Skyhorse Publishing. Author of the 2007 sci-fi/fantasy novel "The Unreals," which has been described as a cross between The Wizard of Oz and The Twilight Zone, and compared to A Confederacy of Dunces and classic Russian literature. A second edition of "The Unreals" was published in February 2015 by Pocol Press. Long time JFK assassination researcher. Marketing more fiction and nonfiction, including a book about bullying and the social hierarchy, and a book about the Natalee Holloway case.

Posted on May 20, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Another terrific piece, Mr. Jeffries. (And I cannot wait for your new book.)

    One thing I would love for you to take on is this celebratory pigfest over the ending (hooray) of “Game of Fascists.” This complete turd of a show (certainly one of of dumbest and most self-satisfied monstrosities in the history of television — it makes “Lost” seem like Proust) is truly an embodiment of everything we know about Yuppie poseurs and hipster poseurs: hatred of others, the love of war and aggression, the celebration of kissing the ass of those above you and kicking those beneath you, the love of mere externals, backstabbing and dumb luck presented as “brilliant strategy,” the sense of entitlement by the completely ordinary and mediocre, poor sportsmanship and craft (have there ever been worse battle scenes this side of Ed Wood?). And speaking of Ed Wood, why do nearly all the fans of this conniving horseshit seem to think that movies and music and TV were all invented sometime during the Clinton Administration?

    “Mad Men” was bad enough. (A show that had as much to do with the actual 1960s as does the Barista down the street.) “Games of Trash” exposes just how further deranged and tasteless the Sophistocados have become over the last 5 or 6 years. No wonder it’s Rachel Madcow’s favorite.

    And now HBO/CIA is doing “Chernobyl”. . . .

    • Thanks. I’ve never seen one minute of this celebrated show, which is the case with most television programs. That’s a pretty insightful critique. I doubt that I could improve upon it.

  2. Hi Mr. Jeffries. Thanks for another insightful blogpost. What, if any, decent Thomas Jefferson bios would you recommend for us history buffs? Also, have you ever posted/written who your top 5 best U.S. Presidents and your top 5 worst U.S. Presidents are? I’m fairly sure that Abe Lincoln would probably be your worst President and Jefferson would be your favorite, but one shouldn’t assume? If possible, can you share your “list”, please? Thanks in advance. And I’m definitely looking forward to your new book coming out in June 2019.

    • Thank you for the kind words. I think the best biography of Jefferson was “Jefferson: Magnificent Populist,” written by Martin A. Larson. It came out in 1985 or so, but you should be able to find a used copy. It’s hard to rank presidents, because I think almost all of them since Lincoln have been pretty bad. My worst would be: 1. Lincoln, 2. FDR, 3. LBJ, 4. Clinton, 5. Dubya. Obama’s right there as well. My top 5 is more difficult. Basically, I think all 15 presidents before Lincoln (with the exception of Polk, who waged our first senseless war, with Mexico) were pretty good. None of them exceeded their constitutional powers. Lincoln shattered all that, set the template for the Imperial Presidency, and forever altered the balance of powers between the three branches of government. My top 5 would be: 1. JFK, 2. Jefferson, 3. Washington, 4. Madison/Monroe, 5. Jackson. JFK is number one because of what an outlier he was- he came along basically a century after Lincoln changed the presidency for good. He stands in stark contrast to all the other twentieth century presidents.

  3. Thanks for the reply! A follow-up question – what’s your take on John Quincy Adams as President and his long government/diplomatic service? He seems to be an outlier too in regards to anti-slavery (especially since 98% of white Americans thought Africans were inferior), anti-secret society/Mason, and against war for wars’ sake (his opposition to the Mexican-American War, if I’m not mistaken). History/the “court historians” (a term that you use that I think is great!) regards him as an “average President” but a great statesman/diplomat and probably had the highest I.Q. of any President. Thoughts?

  4. You will be happy to learn that I include quite a bit about John Quincy Adams, who was indeed brilliant (he spoke seven languages) in my new book “Crimes and Cover Ups in American Politics: 1776-1963.” I quote extensively from his writings on Freemasonry. He gave us the timeless quote: “America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.”

  5. Excellent! Very interested in JQA. Still on the President track – outside of one JFK book that you recommended awhile ago (entitled “Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye” or something to that effect), are there any good JFK books that focus on his presidency that you can recommend?

    Secondly, what’s your take on Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover? Are they two Presidents that followed the Constitution as you feel the first 15 Presidents did (with the exception of Polk)?

    Lastly, do you have a schedule of upcoming interviews that you are doing to promote your book such as back on Coast to Coast, Caravan to Midnight w/John B. Wells and the like? Thanks in advance.

  6. Don Lindgren.

    I heard you live in Fairfax County in Virginia. No wonder you’re so bitter. I spent some time in that area and I gotta tell you, I’ve never met so many douchebags and tight asses in all my life. I’ll never go back. I feel sorry for you.

  7. It’s good to know that politics can be channeled through how one feels about a particular politician instead of through the specific issues at hand. My daughter is interested in politics, and she wants to know more about how specific topics relate to one another. I’ll pass this information along to her so that she can look further into her options for monitoring politics.

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