I’ve said before that I don’t think an idea is stupid just because it comes from a person I don’t like. Recently, Bernie Sanders did something that I found really toothless and pathetic – apologized to Joe Biden for calling him corrupt. Biden is corrupt. He absolutely is. Nobody with any perspective on the Democratic Party and how deep in the DNC’s pockets he is can say otherwise. It frustrates me how Bernie never attacks any of the people who viciously go after him. But then you realize why he did it – because Biden being corrupt is a Trump talking point. And if Trump says something, that automatically makes it untrue. No matter how true the point actually is.
The coworker I’ve talked about before and I got into this big argument the other day where he said that he doesn’t care that Warren shit on Bernie. All he cares about is that the Democrats win and Trump is out of office. He’s planning on voting for Warren in the primaries because Bernie is “too liberal.” Yeah, my respect for this dude dropped a few notches. But listening to him talk, and the points I see mainstream Democrats taking made me realize something – Trump Derangement Syndrome is real.
What is Trump Derangement Syndrome? It’s the belief that absolutely everything that Trump says is wrong, no matter what. He is always in the wrong, no matter what he does. Pulling out of the Middle East – a talking point that Democrats had been championing for years before Trump got elected? Now all the sudden it is wrong and we need to stay. Getting back into space – a point that every person who has any love of progressing humanity forward? Now it’s stupid because Trump wants to do it. I swear, Trump could come out saying that oxygen is great and they would find a way to spin it against him. Listen to Bill Maher and his deep-pockets Democrat opinion and you can hear it every week.
It blows my mind how many people I know who are smart individuals have this massive blind spot based on their own bias against someone that they have an issue with. I think that Trump is an orange-faced retard who can’t string a coherent sentence together, but I don’t think something is stupid just because he says it. I swear, how many “woke” progressives who rail against corruption would run into the arms of the DNC just because he says they are corrupt? How may Kopmala supporters were there just because Trump said she’s a crooked politician? How many Biden supporters are there because of that? I mean, Biden is worse than Trump when it comes to not being able to make a cogent thought. You hear that thing where he blew up on a reporter asking “why?” over and over again? That was pretty fun to watch.
Part of me really wishes Bernie would stop taking the high ground with his enemies. Here’s the thing – we need some kind of proof that he’s willing to actually stand up and fight the corruption if he is elected President. And that means that he needs to show he’s willing to pick a fight. We have gotten to see him do some trash-talking on Twitter, but now we need to see him show the backbone to stand tall to his detractors and be like, “yeah, I called Biden corrupt. Because he is! Look at his record of being pro-war and has had no problem taking big corporate money, and it’s clear what a corrupt scumbag he is. He said that he would gut all major social programs, but hasn’t done jack-diddle to end the wars in the Middle East. So you bet your ass that I think he’s corrupt!” It’s getting to the point that we are wondering if Bernie has fight in him.
Now I do get that some of the appeal he has with people is staying on message and not getting into the trench fights, but at the same time, we need a warrior, Bernie! You talk a great talk, but eventually you are gonna have to fight for what you believe in. When is that gonna be? Like when CNN pulled that bullshit during the debate of asking if you said a woman can’t be President, and then turning to Warren and asking how she felt when you said that, after you said you didn’t. That would have been a great point to interrupt and go, “excuse me, are we just going to make it seem like I just lied when I answered your question?” Oh wait, that’s something Trump might do. And if Trump does it, that means it’s automatically wrong. Never mind that tactics like that are what got him elected when he was reaming his primary candidates left and right. You made the point that you think a lot of Trump supporters are dejected voters who see the establishment as corrupt. Taking a cue from how Trump won the primary might not be a bad idea. You got the momentum. It’s time to show us what you can do.
All of that digression aside, it’s long since time that we stop pretending like Trump is wrong by virtue of him saying something. He’s wrong about all kinds of shit, and I got no problem calling it out. But not everything he says is drop-dead stupid. There is the occasional gold in the pile of shit.
Until next time, a quote,
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’Connor