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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PERFORMANCE: Elites Exploit Shakespeare with an Orwellian Distortion

Great Caesar’s Ghost!

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“…I have heard
That guilty creatures sitting at a play
Have, by the very cunning of the scene,
Been struck so to the soul that presently
They have proclaimed their malefactions.
For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak
With most miraculous organ…

The play’s the thing

Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king.”
-William Shakespeare
Part of the miraculous achievement of playwright William Shakespeare is his depiction of universal principles through the actions of his particular characters. These enduring insights make it possible to set his plays in practically any time, and any place, despite the specifics of their plots.
We’ve seen the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet performed as song and dance in a New York City ghetto. King Lear enacted as a feudal Japanese epic. Young Orson Welles was hailed as a genius for re-imagining  The Scottish Play as a tale of Caribbean Voodoo. One of my favorite movies frees the gruesome soap opera Titus Andronicus from any particular time at all: the Roman Legions ride motorcycles, the emperor gives speeches on radio, an imperial orgy takes place at a rave. All of these approaches work, because despite the creative interpretations,  the productions retain the integrity of the plays.
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Shakespeare can go almost anywhere
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But what if the staging of the story seems to miss the point of original story altogether? Then it’s valid to question the judgement of the company and its directors. Even more troubling is when there is evidence that they are failing not as the result of muddled thinking, but because they are acting with actual malice.
Which brings us to the Public Theater’s reprehensible production of Julius Caesar, featuring an obvious stand-in for President Donald Trump as the titular character. It’s a transparent pandering to the sensibilities of the coastal elitists who were so roundly defeated in the last election. This version is a revelation of their impotent rage and desire for revenge.
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A Yuge Controversy
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The problem is, the way the play Julius Caesar unfolds totally contradicts their agenda. Are they really this stupid, or just blind with partisanship?
The whole point of this controversial retelling is to allow a bunch of progressive wankers to indulge in a little piece of assassination porn. And after that bloody money shot, the play still has two acts to go, with no pleasant afterglow for the murderous conspirators. They end up crushed, defeated, and dead; all they accomplished was to usher in the autocratic rule they claimed to be preventing.
This Central Park show would save a lot of time for everyone if they just jumped right to the murder and left off the ending. It would be much more satisfying to the virtue signalling cosmopolitan herd that is their target audience.
Did the Public Theater not actually read the whole play? Do they not know history? Being Leftists, probably they don’t. I don’t remember who said it, but it reminds me of a quote I heard that progressives are the only people you can convince to touch a hot stove twice. They have great faith in their pseudo-religion of politics to sever the connections between cause and effect. Ever since the election various forces on the Left seem to be trying to psyche themselves up for some kind of terrible action. The rhetoric and the violence are both escalating. Their extremism will not get them the results they desire, and will destroy them as well. That is what Shakespeare unequivocally shows us.
I do find it interesting they selected dead white cis-gendered male Shakespeare as the vessel for their fury. What, weren’t there any plays available by a woke, gender fluid writer from an oppressed group?
And yet, despite the fundamental betrayal of Shakespeare’s conclusions, and the horrible hatred on display towards Trump and his voters, the establishment remains largely supportive of the production. Global corporations like Time Warner stand by their funding choices, despite the public outcries and controversy. What gives?
To understand why the elites are being so rigid and unresponsive to such obvious provocations, it’s important to look at the works of another insightful English writer. George Orwell pegged the motivation here, in his frighteningly accurate book 1984. Orwell noted:
“The essence of oligarchical rule is not father-to-son inheritance, but the persistence of a certain world view and a certain way of life, imposed by the dead upon the living. A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors…all the beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present day society from being perceived.”
The election of 2016 was a direct assault by the people on the entrenched forces of the establishment. It’s probably the first time in a very long time in America where the elites were not able to manipulate the outcome within the parameters of their carefully managed illusions of choice. Like Orwell described, they’ve been able to stick to their Narrative script for decades now, and channel all planning and development through their agenda. They have been the gatekeepers, and for any advancement you must play by their rules.
When the first real challenger to this dominance arises, note their ultimate reaction: calls to murder anyone who will not submit to their status quo. To get the message out, they are twisting art into a blatant threat. However, such is the competence of our would-be rulers they overlook the clear conclusions of the work they are tainting with their hyper-partisan antics. We really need a better word than “elites” to describe these self-serving buffoons.
Such over the top histrionics enacted by our educated classes can be seen as a dangerous omen. Just like ancient Rome, the decadence and corruption of our ruling classes could lead to national disaster. One of the mightiest civilizations ever known was overrun by primitive invading hordes.
Will that be our fate, ruin due to governing class misrule? Perhaps. However, I see a different dynamic opening up.
On June 16, 2017, the Public Theater performance of Julius Caesar was interrupted. Two brave citizens struck right at this presumptive heart of cosmopolitan superiority, calling it and its patrons out as the fascists they are. Expect more like this, as the tactics of Alinsky are turned against the minions of the budding totalitarian state (EDIT June 19: as predicted, there were further disruptions. Two of them).
I always say in America, we are our own barbarians. Our culture is collapsing, but really, it’s not our culture. For decades we have been living in a Matrix-like alternative reality, the insidious slow boil of Cultural Marxism. That is what is showing its exhaustion and strain, and resorting to intimidation to try to artificially extend its existence: the long march Leftism that has infiltrated and denigrated our institutions.
The conspiracy of Postmodernism is dead. The Deplorables are coming to overthrow this failed system with the values that made the United States great in the first place.
Change starts in the arts. Watch this blog for more developments of this joyous insurgency.
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Richard Bledsoe “Globe of the Apes” acrylic on canvas 20″ x 16″
(My tongue-in-cheek take on the infinite monkey theorem
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