Thursday, May 5, 2016
(Pictured: Christopher Hayes of MSNBC)
AN EXCERPT FROM TRUMP AND THE POPULIST REVOLT
The success of Donald Trump signifies an American public able to see past the puppet show. They see through commentators telling them what they should think and how they should feel about the candidates.
Trump's appeal remains a mystery to the talking head elites. Because millions of voters like Trump, while they see him as an outsized monster, they assume those millions must not be very intelligent-- and they believe they themselves are. Forget that the millions, by voting for Trump, are acting in their own interest, and so are behaving quite intelligently.
East coast media people are almost entirely the creation of elite universities. Their "intelligence"/schooling exists within narrow lines. Their experience of the world is limited. They know what they've been taught. They've made their way through their competitive schools by always giving the "right" answer. Regurgitating back to the professor the professor's own beliefs. It's a complete form of indoctrination. The higher up the educational ladder the individuals progress, the more the completeness.
These individuals see the world through the prism of set talking points.
For instance: Most of them are confirmed atheists. To them, all religions are interchangeable. Especially the three monotheistic religions: Judaism; Christianity; Islam. Because they've never studied one of them in depth-- or made an honest attempt to understand the religion via its own viewpoint-- they know only the talking point.
To them, these religions are permeated by extreme "fundamentalists" who all behave in the same way. That the fundamental root of Christianity is Jesus, a man of peace, and of Islam, Mohammed, a conquering warrior, never occurs to media people. That philosophies of these religions are very different never enters the heads of media people. They see religionists of all stripes as equally dangerous. They see stereotypes.
This applies on every issue. They don't question their beliefs-- they don't see the other side-- because that would mean questioning the professor, the person who gave them their belief-- and that would mean for their trained brain not receiving an "A."
Once in the work world, the Manhattan or D.C. office, the professor has been replaced by the herd: the approval of their colleagues and peers, but it's the same thing.
The media deals in labels. It's how they enforce their ideals and ideas on gullible listeners and readers. It's how they continually self-indoctrinate.
Once Trump was labeled as "racist" by one of their number, the rest of them had to fall into line, or be suspected of being closet populists or unintelligent boobs or something. The label becomes permanently fixed in their brains. When they see the word "Trump" on a page, or hear the word on radio or TV, they see the word "racist" at the same time.
As I said, it's a complete and continuing indoctrination into the media herd mentality.
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