Camille Paglia, In Searing Interview, Eviscerates Elite Democrats, Praises Trump As A “Builder,” Says Sex Change is ‘Impossible’ and Calls Global Warming “A Sentimental Myth Unsupported By Evidence.”

And–she is a lifelong registered Democrat. I interviewed Paglia in 1990, in a two part interview in SPIN Magazine, and remain an admirer of her wild, caustic mind, passion for history, and serious sense of humor.

To wit:

“Of course this rousing speech (with its can-do World War Two spirit) got scant coverage in the mainstream media. Drunk with words, spin, and snark, middle-class journalists can’t be bothered to notice the complex physical constructions that make modern civilization possible. The laborers who build and maintain these marvels are recognized only if they can be shoehorned into victim status. But if they dare to think for themselves and vote differently from their liberal overlords, they are branded as rubes and pariahs.

In summary: to have any hope of retaking the White House, Democrats must get off their high horse, lose the rabid rhetoric, and reorient themselves toward practical reality and the free country they are damned lucky to live in.”

 

“There seems to be a huge conceptual gap between Trump and his most implacable critics on the left. Many highly educated, upper-middle-class Democrats regard themselves as exemplars of “compassion” (which they have elevated into a supreme political principle) and yet they routinely assail Trump voters as ignorant, callous hate-mongers. These elite Democrats occupy an amorphous meta-realm of subjective emotion, theoretical abstractions, and refined language. But Trump is by trade a builder who deals in the tangible, obdurate, objective world of physical materials, geometry, and construction projects, where communication often reverts to the brusque, coarse, high-impact level of pre-modern working-class life, whose daily locus was the barnyard. It’s no accident that bourgeois Victorians of the industrial era tried to purge “barnyard language” out of English.”

 

–Camille Paglia, full interview here.

 

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Comments

  1. Fred Slater says:

    I can never get enough of Camille Paglia.

    She’s Immense, a goldmine, and she hits the spot with such acuteness and humour, it’s exhilirating to witness. It’s inspiring to see someone who is aging to shine more brilliantly than ever, although she can be scathing and ‘caustic’ she is never cynical, and appears to laugh off with great ease the many attacks on her.

    Even as a ‘soft’ atheist her defense and appraisal of religion and it’s indelible imprints on our psyche is riveting and sets her apart from the academic herd who appear so lame,tired and weary, in comparison to her restless fervour and craving for knowledge that reveals as opposed to knowledge that stagnates.

    She is more ‘rock n roll’ than any of the glorious fools i have loved and admired.
    She has rode those wild horse waves of culture since the psyche jailbreak of 50’s
    Rock n Roll and her gender and sexuality have always been secondary to her brilliiant
    mind and SPIRIT.

  2. Gary Ogden says:

    She’s good, very, very good. Always a pleasure to hear a thinking brain in action. Stephen Ericson, you’ve also spoken truth.

  3. Stephen Ericson says:

    In summary: to have any hope of retaking the White House, Democrats must get off their high horse, lose the rabid rhetoric, and reorient themselves toward practical reality and the free country they are damned lucky to live in”

    I agree, save for the fact that the horse is in no way high. They may think it is, but the democrats circa 2017 have lost any and every possible claim to the moral high ground. The policies that they riot on behalf of have been shown to be a failure. They’re globalists and yet they can’t articulate the end game of that pursuit; will countries like China become more like the United States (free) or will the United States become more like China (not so free)? Every indication points to the later. The democrats want to control what you say, what you can buy, what you HAVE to buy…

    How is becoming more like China uplifting? They seem to be rioting for global slavery.

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