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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What They Said: Alfieri

He dies in her arms, and Beatrice covers him with her body.

Alfieri, who is in the crowd, turns out to the audience. The lights have gone down, leaving him in a glow, while behind him the dull prayers of the people and the keening of the women continue.

 

Alfieri: Most of the time now we settle for half and I like it better. But the truth is holy, and even as I know how wrong he was, and his death useless, I tremble, for I confess that something perversely pure calls to me from his memory – not purely good, but himself purely, for he allowed himself to be wholly known and for that I think I will love him more than all my sensible clients. And yet, it is better to settle for half, it must be! And so I mourn him – I admit it – with a certain . . . alarm.

 

Curtain.

 [A View From The Bridge: Arthur Miller]

Priestess Of Hate: Who Is Linda Sarsour?

Here’s a little background on Linda Sarsour, who now has an unexpected new opponent–rock musician Courtney Love.

This clip zooms past the most infamous Sarsour tweet, which I find more breathtaking every time I read it. Pause and dwell on the words:

“I wish I could take their vaginas away–they don’t deserve to be women.”

That is such a deeply disturbing sentiment–nobody alive could call it anything but pure psychopathy.

(I said “alive.”)

The present day “women’s movement,” and “women’s marches,” have been hijacked by a totalitarian, intolerant, pro-Sharia, woman hating cult leader: Linda Sarsour.

But that is not my only reason for avoiding those marches like the black plague. Seeing liberal men in those absurd knitted pink cat-ear hats, knowing all that I know about them, from direct experience–that would be the end of me. I could not continue.

Has there ever been a more grotesque perversion of a liberty movement that this? Contemporary mass-feminism…punishes and attacks as “Islamophobic” any and all who would seek to address the murder of women in the name of Sharia law, all over the world.

I suppose it is on par with a proletarian worker’s revolution that mass murdered farmers and peasants.

I would live my life over as a brain scientist if I could have access to Radical Leftists Brains, and see what they contain. Is there a little blocked brain passage where perception and emotion make a U-turn and go the wrong way all of a sudden, in this brain? Is there a way to quantify empathy? A way to diminish psychopathic narcissism, or block the dopamine rushes of attacking people declared as morally unfit? Racist, Islamophobic, etc?

Everybody is getting high on this garbage. We should approach hate as an addiction. A cheap crack pipe. These frauds are drug dealers and cult leaders, offering nothing but a dead end life of Godforsaken hatred of our fellow man, while the real killers are aided and abetted.