The Willing Destruction of Self Belief

The musings of an immortal college professor and janitor

The Willing Destruction of Self Belief in Bonapartism II

I’ve been asked a few times how I was able to predict a Trump victory.  First and foremost, I did not.  I merely mapped out the conditions in the United States and how they were similar to when a similar demagogue was able to pull out unexpected electoral victories. Second, I am not the first to say that Trump is…

Trump’s Administration Picks

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Previous Job: Chairman of the Republican National Party Cons: This mother-fucker was about to be railroaded out of office like the charlatan he is.  He more or less ran the party into the ground, then eagerly licked Trump’s hands in desperation, even going so far as to back Trump up when it came to…

Round Table: Pick Your Seven

V-Day: You’re being banished to an island with no means of communication. You’re allowed to bring 7 movies, songs and books each. What will be your choices? We’re assuming that there’s a Lost style bunker where you have everything you need for basic survival and can watch movies. DP: I was just falling asleep in my office. Finally something interesting to do!…

2016: A Terrible Beauty is Bored (Debate 2)

DP: What a complete circus the GOP has become… Process: I love how Cruz rode in on the Tea Party wave, taking an anti establishment stance but   was then devoured by the same sentiment he had stoked for appeal.  Like some unholy/unwilling John the Baptist for Trump-Christ. I also love how the Republican party is reaping what it sowed.  Trump is…

2016: A Terrible Beauty is Bored (VP Debate)

TIG: So do you think the debate will be half as exciting as this ad implies? DP: Oh, I’m in.  That ad is the best- “Men suspected of crimes DO NOT DESERVE DEFENSE!” TIG: Also, I also learned that Pence is both Catholic and Evangelical Protestant DP: Like peanut butter and jelly…   This pre-game debate commission update is possibly the most boring thing I’ve…

2016: A Terrible Beauty is Bored (Debate 1)

DP: They were trying to bait Bernie into trashing Hillary.  Bernie didn’t have any of that shit. TIG: Let’s be honest, it’s probably not a coincidence that we stopped doing these and then Trump’s numbers surged without our calm hand there DP: It’s true.  Our coverage was uniquely Fair and Balanced. Jeffery Lord: Things to look for tonight, The Phantom of The Source,…

The Willing Destruction of Self Belief in Brexit

While tempting, it is still to early to say what exactly is going to happen in regard to Brexit.  This being said, we can look at what did happen. Brexit has, for the most part, been framed as a kind of anti-globalist revolt that mirrors the Trump candidacy in the United States.  The dominant narrative seems to be that after World…