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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Media's dystopian portrait of Trump

Donald Trump gave the best political speech this year as he accepted the Republican nomination on Thursday.

The media meme from the DNC was clear: His speech was dystopian.
Obama pushes back against Trump’s dystopian vision.
If all you knew about the United States was what you heard from Donald Trump’s convention speech, you’d think all 319 million Americans were living in constant sorrow, stuck in a nightmare of our own making. Our miserable country is careening into chaos, with existential threats lurking behind every corner. 
Really, it’s amazing we get out of bed in the morning. 
It’s unlikely President Obama watched Trump’s remarks, but as Bloomberg Politics reported this morning, he nevertheless took a little time this morning to stick up for the country the Republican nominee is eager to run down.
Dark. Dystopian. Dangerous. 
Email recaps, cable chatter and social media channels are filled this morning with lurid descriptions decrying GOP Nominee Donald Trump’s acceptance speech last night. 
No, it wasn’t puppies, flowers and purple unicorns. It was a dark speech. But sadly, it met the moment. Americans believe our country is in a dark place.
Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination was easily the most overt display of authoritarian fear-mongering I can remember seeing in American politics. The entire speech was dark and dystopian, painting America as a dismal, dangerous place beset by violent outsiders. In response to the nation's problems, Trump had only one solution: Donald Trump, the strongman who would take America back, by force if necessary.
Mr Trump is not offering an optimistic message, as candidates as different as Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan always did. No city on a hill for him. No morning in America. Instead, his speech was “all doom, all the time” as the ghost-writer of Mr Trump’s best-selling memoir tweeted. It offered paragraph after paragraph of Hillary Clinton hatred at the climax of a convention in which the main chant has been “lock her up!” and during which Mr Trump’s adviser on veterans, Al Baldasaro, said Mrs Clinton should be shot for treason. His Democratic rival had committed “terrible, terrible crimes”, said Mr Trump. No she hasn’t. She was the cause of “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness”. No she isn’t. Mr Trump is running against a dystopian caricature of his own devising. Mrs Clinton must prove him wrong in Philadelphia next week.
Dystoipian is not a word we often see in print. It refers to a dark image of society. Where did this sudden urge top scribble dystopian come from.

Clinton's staff.

From the New York Times:
ORLANDO, Fla. — Dystopic. Hard to watch. Terrifying.
Hillary Clinton’s advisers didn’t mince words as her campaign watched Donald J. Trump accept the Republican Party’s nomination in Cleveland on Thursday night and his promise to end the “crime and violence that afflicts our nation.”
There you have it. A few clicks here, a few clicks there, and you find the source.

Now for the irony: The media has for the last year portrayed a dystopian world if we elect Trump president. It is a world of concentration camps, goose-stepping soldiers, shock troops in brownshirts, the mass slaughter of Jews, and the expansion of our borders through a world war.

That is what calling a politician Hitler means.

When you do that, you cede any right to dare criticize his rhetoric.

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  1. First time I heard the truth called a dystopian vision.

  2. Demsrealdystopians.
    How about all media outlets taking their marching orders from a central political committee? How long until I go to reeducation camp for saying this, and never come home again?

  3. "It’s unlikely President Obama watched Trump’s remarks, but as Bloomberg Politics reported this morning, he nevertheless took a little time this morning to stick up for the country the Republican nominee is eager to run down."

    Of course he didn't read it before criticizing! He KNOWS everything. And as has been said (I forget by whom), It ain't what you don't know that hurts you, it's what you know that ain't so.

  4. Hail, Hail, Dystopia!
    Land of the braaaave and freeeee!

  5. I just loved watching the meltdown of all the Demorat operatives, oh sorry I meant "journalists" who just couldn't believe what they were hearing at Donald Trump's marvellous speech! Some were literall tongue-tied, others stammered, lots turned red as beets, oh it was wonderful to watch!

    Still can't believe some reckoned the speech was too long- for me it wasn't long enough, I loved every minute of it and wanted MORE!

    And what a lovely vision, when that whole beautiful family was gathered together on stage! Strong, confident, capable, intelligent men and women (and how lovely and poised the women are!)

    THAT'S WHAT I WANT THE WORLD TO SEE, when they look at the United States of America!

  6. What about Arthur Guiterman's portrayal of Hillary Clinton?

    "The tusks which clashed in mighty brawls
    Of mastodons, are billiard balls.
    The sword of Charlemagne the Just
    Is Ferric Oxide, known as rust.
    The grizzly bear, whose potent hug,
    Was feared by all, is now a rug.
    Great Caesar's bust is on the shelf,
    And I don't feel so well myself."

  7. Is it any wonder that I call the members of the LSM stenographers? The Dimocrats dictate, they write it down, and they publish it. Many of them don't even bother to change it to make it look different from the others. Clearly the LSM is the propaganda arm of the Dimocrat Party. You would think that some of them would feel some shame about that.

    Mike Cernovich has some examples of Chuck Todd getting marching orders from Debbie Whatshername Slutz from the Wikileaks dump.

  8. What the Democrats don't seem to want anyone to figure out is that THEY are the reason for this dystopia that Trump wants to fix. - Elric