CNN broadcast a grotesque “Town Hall” spectacle last night wherein Trump blithely lied about the most basic and well-established facts of the E Jean Carroll case and much more. Former Daily Caller employee, host Caitlin Collins was underprepared or uninterested in countering each point in the tsunami of lies. And… the presidential race feels like it is underway, launched. We are now in for one and a half years of a familiar and degrading routine:
1) Trump and his mouthpieces will appear incessantly across major media, saying things that are wildly false and, crucially, cruel & emotionally sadistic.
2) 50% of America will find this spectacle gratifying. This 50% of people is overwhelmingly white and they are emotionally and intellectually severely under-developed.
3) Trump will be emboldened. Media companies will expand the coverage because the spectacle generates a lot of money.
4) For the next 18 months to 6 1/2 years, we will be subjected to a man in a prolonged state of malignant narcissistic rage as he sprays psychic venom onto the entire country.
“Well, what about the shitty corporate Democrats?” you may say. “What is their role in all of this?” The Clinton Biden Schumer Pelosi Obama Democrats’ 1) decision to abandon the working class after Jimmy Carter’s loss and pivot toward full-on support of the corporate class 2) refusal to do anything to mitigate climate change and the extinction-level ecological catastrophe we are experiencing and 3) decision not to pursue national healthcare for all with conviction, force and determination have made many people, myself included, hate them.
Some of those (again, overwhelmingly white) people delusionally see the emotionally sadistic and spiritually demented Trump as an antidote to the visionless corporate Democrats. This is idiotic because, in addition to doing nothing about the three points I mentioned above, Donald Trump is also an enthusiastic racist and vile misogynist, a fascist seeking authoritarian control of the country, as demonstrated by his refusal to recognize the results of the last election.