Summary: Here anthropologist Maximilian Forte announces the death of liberalism. Hillary's defeat, despite its massive financing and support by America's major institutions, was a sign. The ineffective street festivals of Occupy Wall Street and the Women's March are signs. The lack of meaningful response to the revelations about NSA surveillance is a sign, as was … Continue reading An anthropologist announces the death of liberalism
Summary: Sometime in 2015 the Left caught fire. This fire still burns hot, with a flame pleasing to the Right. It shows that the Left is lost in their delusions, and will offer only loud but ineffective resistance to Trump. Good liberals look at the American people and see themselves (i.e., the good and the … Continue reading The Left sees President Trump and goes mad
Summary: Why did Hillary flop in the Electoral College? Liberals search frantically for explanations. A previous post discussed the failure of Clinton's fear campaign and the public's dislike of her social justice warriors. Here we look at another cause: her advertising. Liberals continue to ask themselves who is responsible for Clinton's defeat. Most reply "not … Continue reading Clinton’s ads show her weak strategy: purely tribal, no content
Summary: Political gurus gush forth with explanations for Trump's victory in the Electoral College (although more Americans voted for Clinton). They discuss arcane strategy, the effect of the media, personalities, and scores of other things (mostly trivial). But there are two elephants in the room. First, Clinton relied on the politics of fear, which surprisingly … Continue reading Clinton lost because fear failed, and voters disliked her Social Justice Warriors
Summary: You have read criticism of both Trump and Clinton here, showing aspects of both that the media have undercovered in their excitement with soundbites and other trivia. For the last round I turn the page over to Maximilian Forte, who has assembled a video festival about Hillary Clinton. Don't have any illusions about what … Continue reading An anthropologist screens six documentaries about Hillary Clinton
Summary: The last debate was mostly chaff, like the campaign mostly entertaining demonstrations of the obvious. But there were moments revealing deep truths about our government and us. They were, of course, ignored. Here is the story of one such moment, a statement by Hillary Clinton that is rich with useful insights -- if we … Continue reading Hidden but important truths from the presidential debate
Summary: Here is another chapter exploring the oddity of our Anything But Issues presidential campaign. The re-release of Trump's lewd remarks from 2005 ignited a moral panic (a too common event in modern America). This episode is rich with sad lessons for us. Here are a few of them. Things that don't matter in Campaign … Continue reading The moral panic over Trump’s lewd remarks reveals much about us.