By ann summers
Apparently the revolution will be televised, but the counter-revolution comes from a “series of tubes”. And it will be led by a pernicious Political Correctness (PC) that can only be eradicated by a strong, fearless, leader for the genuinely uninformed.
Tony (Art of the Deal) Schwartz’s ghost-writing successor is apparently the official éminence grise for Melania’s RNC speech text, other than Donald Trump’s third wife who said: “I read it once over, and that’s all because I wrote it with as little help as possible.”
Unfortunately “All press is good press” is not the same as “There is no such thing as bad press”. But ignorance is now a PC virtue.
In working with Melania Trump on her recent First Lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people. A person she has always liked is Michelle Obama. Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech.
I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant.
Donald Trump books ghost written by Meredith McIver
- Trump: Think Like a Billionaire
- A Pocket Guide to Trump: How to Get Rich
- Trump: How to Get Rich
- Trump Never Give Up
Melania may be not only a Slovenian insurgent, laying the groundwork for a purge of the Trump household and the federal government, but perhaps the vanguard for an entire decentralized Balkanization of politics itself. Cultural Marxism from that region is the greatest danger to average Americans. This totalized anti-Communist discourse is the widely believed RWNJ theory of one American who is a “monarchist, paleoconservative, columnist, Christian, and light rail enthusiast”:
The next conservatism should unmask multiculturalism and Political Correctness and tell the American people what they really are: cultural Marxism. Its goal remains what Lukacs and Gramsci set in 1919: destroying Western culture and the Christian religion. It has already made vast strides toward that goal. But if the average American found out that Political Correctness is a form of Marxism, different from the Marxism of the Soviet Union but Marxism nonetheless, it would be in trouble. The next conservatism needs to reveal the man behind the curtain – – old Karl Marx himself. Link
Politically Correct’s actual denotative meaning:
According to one version, political correctness actually began as an in-joke on the left: radical students on American campuses acting out an ironic replay of the Bad Old Days BS (Before the Sixties) when every revolutionary groupuscule had a party line about everything. They would address some glaring examples of sexist or racist behaviour by their fellow students in imitation of the tone of voice of the Red Guards or Cultural Revolution Commissar: “Not very ‘politically correct’, Comrade!”
Hall, Stuart (1994). “Some ‘Politically Incorrect’ Pathways Through PC” (PDf). S. Dunant (ed.) The War of the Words: The Political Correctness Debate. pp. 164–184.
And PC now has acquired this current connotative meaning:
…For people who have never actually set foot in a college classroom, this can all feel like a bad dream where you’re handed the final exam for a class you never attended.
Meanwhile, Trump plays the troll. He has seized on the insecurity of people who are being called out by cultural elites for racism and insensitivity when what they may really be is genuinely uninformed. He makes a virtue of that ignorance — and transforms it into a legitimate identity. “I love the poorly educated,” he said at a February rally…
The white nationalist Richard Spencer recently told The Times: “The discussion that white Americans never want to have is this question of identity — who are we?” Donald Trump offers his followers the comfort of an easy answer, one that avoids even reckoning with words like “privilege,” let alone their meaning. His call to “make America great again” also signals a personal regression — a return to childhood, when the outside world stretched only as far as your own backyard, and you were allowed to scream nonsense with no consequences. Greatness, according to Trump, is the freedom to say whatever the hell you want.
But the new anti-P.C. isn’t so gloriously liberating as it purports to be. The right-wing verve for pointing out political correctness has emerged as its own form of speech policing. When President Obama addressed the nation after Orlando, he “disgracefully refused to even say the words ‘Radical Islam,’ ” Trump said. “For that reason alone, he should step down.” Words matter, this approach seems to say. Sometimes, they can hurt people.