President Trump is a unique Political Phenomenon otherwise he would
not have parlayed his way to the White House. Trump has already
established his credentials as a linguistic warfare specialist. Look
at the names he gave his opponents: Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Ted, Little
Marco, ‘Low-energy’ Jeb — which were devastating and terminal. His
Linguistics actually derive from the World of Wrestling and Between
1988 and 2013, he ran wrestling events, appeared ringside (notably in
the Battle of the Billionaires), and was even inducted into the World
Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame. Despite being presented as a
competitive sport, professional wrestling is scripted. The
competitors, results, pre-match and post-match interviews — all of it
is make-believe. The broadcasters give their audience all the things
you’d expect in a work of fiction: backstory, suspense, symbolism and
so forth. [Financial Times' Stephen Grosz]
In wrestling, as in literature, names are never neutral. Naming a
character is an essential part of creating them. There’s always a
“face” (short for babyface, or hero) and a “heel” (villain). Hulk
Hogan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are faces. Jake “The Snake”
Roberts and Rick Rude are heels. Wrestling pits good against bad, a
genuine he-man against a phoney rascal. To emasculate his opponents,
Trump uses this trope: “Low Energy Jeb”, “Mr Magoo” (Jeff Sessions)
“Lyin’ James” (Comey), “Rat” (Michael Cohen), “Highly Conflicted Bob
Mueller”. As part of his two-fisted swagger, Trump tweets in
wrestling-speak: “Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night.
The problem is, he is a choker, and once a choker, always a choker!
The President last week expanded his linguistic warfare repertoire
last week to embrace a [prima facie] racist trope, he said;
In America, if you hate our Country, you are free to leave. The simple
fact of the matter is, the four Congresswomen think that America is
wicked in its origins, they think that America is even more wicked
now, that we are all racist and evil.
He picked on 4 Ladies of colour AOC, Tlaib, Omar & Pressley. His use
of the word ''wicked'' was a ''Blinder'' because who can forget the
Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch of the West. Paul Virilio said
''Images contaminate us like a virus.''
What is clear is that he has characterised the 4 Ladies as 4 Wicked
Witches of the West.
The Ladies turned apoplectic.
Set aside the Right and wrong because what is right and what is wrong
is no longer moving the political Needle. The Linguistic warfare
specialist has laid a Trap & Team @AOC and @IlhanMN et al are exactly
where he wants them Rabbits caught in the headlights and not
sufficiently situationally aware. He has made them the Face of the
Democratic Party. And they are so ''drunk'' they don't even understand
what he has done. He has relegated Speaker Pelosi to a mere Footnote
and he is going to fight his re-election against them.
"What the president has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was
trying to marginalize these folks and the president has now identified
the entire party with them." @jaketapper
Sure its open racism but if he gets 2/3 of the white vote he gets
There is a reason Trump twits:it gives him Pavlovian control over the
narrative. And now he is trying to release A$AP Rocky
President Trump: "I personally don’t know A$AP Rocky but I can tell
you he has tremendous support from the African American community in
this country. When I say African American, I think I can really say
from everybody in this country n/c we’re all one."
The President is a political Genius and the 4 Wicked Witches see their
role as wearing their moral compass on their sleeve. Its Game Over.