Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Roosting Chickens Make It Easy For Trump

Obviously, immigrants running amok are the rather obvious one, but even federal agencies seem hell bent on proving his words to be true:

But now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to buy 300,000 acre-feet of water this summer to flush down rivers to the ocean to protect the threatened Delta Smelt fish — the minnow-like fish referred to by Trump.


There's something I honestly don't understand because I am me, and not them. If I were one of them, I would be contrite. It doesn't really matter which them- them cuckservatives, them commies, Jon Stewart- any of the anti-Trump brigade. Why? Because people are more important than fish. Or, perhaps more importantly, especially if you are really cynical, people vote and fish don't. Additionally, actual citizens vote. It takes a little while for new immigrants to get to the point where they can vote, and many of them, having just left a really crappy place, don't want to import the problem they left.

I was raised to the egalitarian myth, so when I see these guys I have the feeling they ought to be able to see Trump's popularity, and even the rise of the Alt-right and see where they've gone wrong. They've been in charge of the schools, so despite being surprised (as I was) by a sudden outbreak of identity politics among young whites, they should have been able to analyze this and realize where they went wrong. They've been shoving this pattern of political behavior down everyone's throats, but then just telling white males they can't do it. Meanwhile, we have a historical record showing this discrimination against white males in favor of everyone else hasn't done anyone any favors. As more of us have been pushed out of the 'professional' classes, mysteriously, more states, cities, businesses, etc... have ballooning debt and run out of money.

This was one of the most annoying things about Black Lives Matter after Eric Garner died. Garner died because the police were reduced to a revenue generating agency for the state. They aren't protecting and serving anymore; they have to generate cases via which the courts and the city government can extract money from the people.

So, I am amazed at the lack of contrition. I could even see a true believer becoming contrite, assuming a true believe could become aware of certain facts, and understand how these facts mean they aren't really achieving what they thought they were achieving. But perhaps this isn't true- perhaps progressives are in fact transpolitical: they, like transgendered people, find people to lie to them and turn them into a simulacrum of what they want.

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