TRUMP VS POSTMODERNISM

President Donald Trump is Ending the empire of Lies

So on Saturday November 7, 2020, all the colluding factions of the entrenched establishment unleashed The Big Lie #6,675,309. Based on unverified votes from four infamously corrupt, fraud-ridden cities, the fake news media now gets to certify the election, and declare Chinese takeout-brained child groper Joe Biden as President, at least until Komrade Kamala gets the nod to basement him permanently.

To borrow a phrase, that’s not how any of this works. But people too dumb to know better took to the streets to rejoice, forgetting all about the phony plague which enabled the mail in vote hoax in the first place. What we are seeing in this immense disconnect between belief and reality is the result of the cultural coup known as Postmodernism. Postmodernists believe they can rule merely through the manipulation of language and will power. It is the governing philosophy of globalism.

This blog is usually about art, though the various outrages of 2020 have been pulling me outside the normal scope of that topic. My perspectives on the dysfunctions of the contemporary art world have informed my insights of the great assaults occurring against Western culture. The weaponizing of our institutions against us has been a long term Marxist project. Extrapolations of the absurdities and abuses I first encountered in 1980s art school education are now informing our politics on a vast scale. And because the Left insists on trying to cram its preferences down everyone’s throats, now everything is supposed to be political.

Undermining and toxic ideas have been strategically fed to us for decades. And now the elites are trying to reap the harvest they have sown: a substantial percentage of the populace incapable of accurately understanding events happening right before their eyes. The preprogramed will reflexively follow the orders disseminated from on high. As I wrote in my 2018 book, Remodern America: How the Renewal of the Arts Will Change the Course of Western Civilzation:

“Postmodernists are parasitic. They are so other-directed, they can’t
lead an independent existence.


“Postmodernists rely on a mob mentality to support and reinforce
their irrational ideas and behaviors. As their intellects cling to group
identification instead of independent thought, and their stunted emotions merely mirror groupthink expectations, Postmodernists are
primed to sell their souls to fit in. They deny there is any such thing as
a soul anyway, so it’s easy to give it up.


“The price doesn’t even need to be high. Postmodernism is a poverty-stricken ideology, so its practitioners have meager expectations.


“Most will never live the jet-setting lifestyle of their globalist masters.
These influencers don’t have to operate within the perimeters they
inflict on others. Postmodernists strive for the opportunity to bask in
the reflected glory of their controllers.

“As Postmodernists are in thrall to the limiting collectivist fantasies
of Marxism, it makes them anxious followers. They want to be in with
the in-crowd, part of what they are assured is the inevitable winning
side of history. It is the dream of every progressive to join the most
favored status clique, where their ilk gets to call the shots.


“This conceit plays into the leftist assumption that in the utopia to
come, some animals will be more equal than others, as Orwell predicted. They acknowledge no God that created all men equal.


“Leftwing rhetoric of fairness for all is just hype designed to deceive. Once triumphant, the radicals will punish their enemies and
reward their friends, just like Postmodernist President Barack Obama
urged them to do. Postmodern minions want to make sure they are in
good with these brutal inquisitors. Postmodernists will commit acts of senselessness and violence when top-down social pressure is applied.


“The Postmodernists have stolen the forms of religion to serve their
aims. Original sin is now race, or carbon footprints. Indulgences can
be purchased by reciting the catechisms of social justice. To prove
loyalty to the cause, the SJWs eagerly throw blasphemers into the fire.
Since they don’t know history, Postmodernists don’t see the predictable Marxist pattern that today’s obedient flock will be tomorrow’s
barbeque.


“The spiritual life of Postmodernism has been misdirected from
transcendental and enduring values to ponderous politics. Nothing is
sacred. There is no sense of continuity; only the needs of the moment
matter. Where there should be a human spirit engaged with the eternal choice between good and evil, Postmodernists substitute slavish
devotion to those who reduce morality to dominance.”

This is what we Americans are facing off with today: lying bullies who plan to extinguish our way of life, and to also extinguish as many of us as it takes to make that possible.

If you think this country’s bad off now, Just wait ’till I get through with it.

Another famous Marx is credited as saying: “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?”* Our Postmodern-indoctrinated brothers and sisters will accept the assertions of supreme leader Rufus T. Firefly over evidence and facts every time. It’s what they’ve been trained to do.

*(I know that’s a misquote of a line actually said by Chico. Forget it, I’m rolling. )

But despite the fast moving events unfolding, I actually feel very positive about the ultimate outcome. Because something happened that was not according to the Postmodern plot, and it ruined their timetable. The enemies of liberty had their hand forced. They’ve been exposed, and had to strike too soon. This is a miracle. If we’d have another decade of Postmodern manipulation, the American experiment would have been lost forever.

So what happened? Postmodernists did what they do best: they were so busy preening and gloating over their assumed superiority and omnipotence, they missed the reality taking form right before their eyes.

When Washington Democrats (and Republicans too) conspired to the crush the grassroots Tea Party which broke out to resist their excesses, they assumed that was the end of that. Their arrogance led them to overlook how the Tea Party energy crackling through the country found a champion: the skilled builder, executive, and class traitor Donald J. Trump. He left behind the luxurious lifestyle of a celebrity billionaire to confront and reverse the slow poisoning of our society.

I think it’s no accident he comes from a construction background. He understands having to confront and overcome tangible, complicated challenges, with the final results clear for all to see. This is an entirely different skillset from the Postmodern establishment, which specializes in word games, sycophancy, perversions, and criminal behaviors.

Because President Donald Trump does not conform to the poses and assumptions of the Postmodern elite, they didn’t take him seriously. They still continually underestimate him. This fraud-ridden election is coup #3 attempt against this man who pledged his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor to rescuing the United States from destruction. He’s seemed to thrive while doing it.

President Trump knows, better than any of us do, this is it. It’s crash or crash through. There will not be another chance if we fail at this key moment. American rule of law advises us that we follow a process to address this outrage of a stolen election. We will follow that process until it is exhausted before we take whatever next steps are needed to save the Republic. But we will give proof through this night that once again, our flag is still here.

It would be unimaginable that this world changing individual walked blindly into an office-ending ambush of voter fraud. President Trump has literally been describing and warning us about it for months. I don’t know what measures he organized to counter it; I expect we’ll find out soon enough.

If you are silly enough to think Trump was unprepared for this latest challenge, you haven’t been paying attention. Or maybe you are a Postmodernist.

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2 thoughts on “TRUMP VS POSTMODERNISM

  1. This is the banal creed of the fundamentalist faith known as postmodernism; not only is acceptance of it an imperative for membership in their Church of Woke, its banality has enabled it to become the default instruction set in the lives of millions who would not consider themselves members of that sect.

    I refer to it as the Seven Assumptions of the Comfortably Numb:

    ASSUMPTION ONE: also known as The Biggest Lie of All: All you need to do is show up for work or go to school; we have experts who have the answers to your housing needs, your health care needs, your financial needs … no need to plan for your future or actively manage your career, since we can do a better job than you can; just trust us to solve those problems FOR you.

    ASSUMPTION TWO: “Experts” and “leaders” are assumed to be functionally omniscient, to the degree that they can be trusted to make decisions for us at an individual level, better than we can ourselves.

    ASSUMPTION THREE: Credentials, position, popularity, and presentation skills are reliable indicators of the intellect necessary to be an “expert” or “leader”. Conversely, the lack of such indicators is prima facie evidence of inferior intellect, and such a person and their ideas should be summarily dismissed as irrelevant to any discussion.

    ASSUMPTION FOUR: The “Non-profit” are inherently virtuous, while the for-profit can NEVER be trusted and must be highly restrained to protect the rest of us.

    ASSUMPTION FIVE: The opportunity for human error in decision-making can be diminished to practically zero, if enough rules are applied to “guide” that decision-making.

    ASSUMPTION SIX: Ordinary people neither have the resources, nor the intellect, nor the virtue, to help themselves – or each other – in the “right” ways. Only “experts” and “leaders” can provide such help, and should be empowered with the resources and monopoly on coercive force held by the government to do so.

    ASSUMPTION SEVEN: Establishing the “common good”, as defined at the current moment by our “experts” and “leaders”, is the primary mission of public institutions, particularly our government.

    This set of assumptions has led millions upon millions away from respect for and reliance upon individual insight, diligence, compassion, and initiative – IMO the secret sauce of all human advancement, short of Divine intervention – in favor of outsourcing the exercise of those attributes to an elite few whose credentials, positions, popularity, and/or presentation skills give them the appearance of being smarter and wiser than the rest of us.

    Under these assumptions, ordinary people are expected to simply live out our lives, going to school or work day after day, expecting that elite to solve our problems – at all levels, ranging from the national right down to the individual – FOR us, as though our common sense and the insights derived from being close to the problem and directly facing the consequences count for nothing.

    Just like another evil in our past, the evil of self-righteous postmodernism is enabled by banality … a banality of passive acceptance; acceptance that these Seven Assumptions are simply The Way Things Are and beyond the need to question.

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