Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Ratchet

It's almost like a ballet, the way the left and the "right" work together. Of course, if you weren't aware, the so-called right, personified by the Republican Party and the "mainstream conservatives," such as McCain, George Will, Romney, etc., has become, over the years, just a sidekick for the left, usually advocating the same things, sometimes advocating the same things in a more moderate way, and sometimes advocating different things but putting absolutely no energy into promoting them.

This, of course, results in a steady march to the left, which we've been experiencing since the Great Society, with minor slowdowns here and there, as we had under Reagan.

And straight out of nowhere comes Trump, totally unexpected, who leaps on the stage and spoils the nice ballet by initiating a line dance of sorts and inviting the dancers and the audience to participate.

The idea was, of course, to nominate a nice domesticated cuckservative like Jeb Bush, who would join the ballet and either lose gracefully to the crook or somehow win and carry out most of the crooks agenda for her.

And if that didn't work, they had Cruz in reserve, who would placate most of us on the real right with his rhetoric. He'd carry out the same Clinton-Bush foreign war policy, only explicitly for religious reasons rather than political ones. And he'd proclaim a much more conservative domestic policy, which would, of course, never be implemented.

So sit back and enjoy the line dance, folks. Yee-HAW!

And here's Thrasymachus' take, from
Deconstructing Leftism [link]:

Booooorrrrriiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggggg, Again

Commentary has gotten so, I hate to say it, boring.
All the usual idiots talk about what’s going on, and offer their sage opinions and wise moral judgments, but they don’t really know anything, and they don’t understand what’s going on.
Trump is evil. And his followers are evil, or maybe they are just poor deluded hicks, in the most charitable reading. All the nice people agree on this. Hillary Clinton is the last hope of civilization, but don’t worry, she will crush Donald Drumpf with her historic accomplishment. All the nice people agree on this too.
The progressive left and the mainstream right work pretty well together. The progressive left makes progress; then the mainstream right “conserves”, which is to say doesn’t do anything to move things back. Nothing new happens under conservative rule- nothing progressive or regressive. And so the cucks and the progressives just trade places, and the ratchet ratchets.
So all these losers can agree on Trump. They don’t understand anything, but they don’t have to understand anything, and they don’t want to understand anything.
They assume resistance will be crushed, as it always is, and things will go back to normal. And it may be, or it may not. I think being willfully stupid is supposed to be a status marker- only worker bees need to be actually able to do things, and predict if their work will be successful.
Quibcag: The illustration is a version of Tweedledum and Tweedledee from

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