21 January 2017

Vulgar thought.

I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim "America First."
~ Bill Kristol.[1]

America First. What a ridiculous idea.

A moment of surprising candor from a cuckservative. Just what we Tea Partiers and Trumpeteers gradually began to suspect.

The American elite, whether "right" or left care nothing for the interests of this nation and have been happy to have our economy trashed and culture destroyed in the name of a fatuous "globalism" and open borders. They were willing to lie and dissemble until Trump tossed his hat in the ring.

Now it's right out there for all to see.

Modernity and prosperity have been the spawning ground for profound stupidity in every aspect of public and private life.

Notes
[1] Tweet reported at "On Entering the Trump Era." By Diana West, 1/21/17.

2 comments:

Malcolm Pollack said...

That Mr. Kristol thinks his remark is "old-fashioned" is the most damning thing of all. It is of course exactly the opposite.

Col. B. Bunny said...

Quite so. It's hard to penetrate the mindset of someone who thinks that the interests of his own country should not come first. Whose interests should prevail over ours? I'm betting it's not a discrete group but something vague like the UN or the world community. Hold me back!

Whole books are written about psychological boundaries and the suffering that results from not maintaining proper ones.