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Victor Hansen, on why he and they, voted for Trump

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The intellect of Victor Hanson. I have always cringed listening to every wrong anecdotal piece he labeled as truth. I sort of feel as though he is trying to be a far right answer to Noam Chomsky,

but, only for racist folks. He is someone who they listen to only not understanding what he says, because they feel his intellect is above them, but he's the same, so to them that's okay, since he's on the right track so to speak. 

 

But that is free speech and he is free to speak. I watched this interview, and he's toned down on his bellicose. Some people think he is smart. But I think he is unethical, the opposite of Aristotle. 

He mislabels Obama, and calls people elitist, wrongfully. But I understand his handle, the way he operates, but not why he thinks the way he does. 

But still he make some points about why people voted for Trump. I sat down and listened to this. 

 

Hanson skips over Trumps life. Hanson has been around for a long time and has made many outlandish claims about history. He's the elite sort of David Brooks. But you have to observe what he talks about, even thought it makes me cringe. 

 

 

 

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So anyway, he says Trump got it 80% right, regarding all the restrictive policy that regulates the environment and human rights. 

Basically he skips over climate change. He skips over corporate greed. And yet, it's true, he tells us how people who voted for Trump actually misread people on what he categorizes the far left.

 

Folks thought Hillary was fake, he says. They didn't buy into Kerry's attempt to appeal to the NRA by pretending to hunt in fine hunting clothes.

 

He's right about that. Damn correct about that much. 

We know that. 

 

Or I knew that. He has the audacity to equate that with Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter, two guys who would puke their guts out at the election of Trump. 

He does not mention how Trump would have lost if it were not for Russian meddling. 

 

He doesn't mention all the horrible things that Trump has done, the list is long Victor. 

But oh no, Victor is only talking about ambiance, the right-wing character of the less educated, those who lost their jobs after they left our shores, those who are white and poor, and are beset now with all the wrongs of slavery. Ronald Reagan, now he was transformational leader. 

He cut taxes and reformed regulation, limiting government, the vital cornerstone  - those in Bakersfield always wished for, knowing  what was truly wrong.

 

Half my life is over, and I have 
nothing to show for it. I'm a 
thumbprint on the window of a 
skyscraper. I'm a smudge of excrement 
on a tissue surging out to sea with 
a million tons of raw sewage.

Charles Bukowski

 

Peace!

 

 

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The kind of guy\ that kind of guy I always wished to becomehe kind of guy\that kind of guy I always wished I'd become

 

"Half my life is over, and I have 
nothing to show for it. I/'/m a 
thumbprint on the window of a 
skyscraper. I/'/m a smudge of excrement 
on a tissue surging out to sea with 
a million tons of raw sewage."

Charles Bukowski

I did not wish to write like that
but I read stuff like that, when I 
was a kid.

I was amazed at the creative style
the stories parlayed, oft in high art,
the poet, the reality, some distant
life, the beatnik, the hobo, the hapless
migrant worker, with no home

and everything that captivated me
like almost a real cartoon hero,
through and true, happened long
before me. 

love your nation, no matter how much
it screws the world, and never cares
too much about you, nor your job.

shy away from any regulation, it is unholy
and by the way, it is destructive to 
progress. 
there is nothing ever wrong with 
some people getting sick by 
a petroleum refinery, there just
could not be jobs and a solid
economy without them,
read the neon lit sign, 
on the corner bar.

I never could stay sober, 
I never could hold down a
real job, and most women
would look down on me
because I stunk, because
I was a raw piece of garbage
worse than newspaper
trash that whalers wives 
once used to wall paper
their tiny homes.

Why would a bum like
me write, he would write.
He went to Los Angeles 
City College for 2 years
before WWII.

"Half my life is over, and I have 
nothing to show for it. I/'/m a 
thumbprint on the window of a 
skyscraper. I/'/m a smudge of excrement 
on a tissue surging out to sea with 
a million tons of raw sewage."

Charles Bukowski

I did not wish to write like that
but I read stuff like that, when I 
was a kid.

I was amazed at the creative style
the stories parlayed, oft in high art,
the poet, the reality, some distant
life, the beatnik, the hobo, the hapless
migrant worker, with no home

and everything that captivated me
like almost a real cartoon hero,
through and true, happened long
before me. 

love your nation, no matter how much
it screws the world, and never cares
too much about you, nor your job.

shy away from any regulation, it is unholy
and by the way, it is destructive to 
progress. 
there is nothing ever wrong with 
some people getting sick by 
a petroleum refinery, there just
could not be jobs and a solid
economy without them,
read the neon lit sign, 
on the corner bar.

I never could stay sober, 
I never could hold down a
real job, and most women
would look down on me
because I stunk, because
I was a raw piece of garbage
worse than newspaper
trash that whalers wives 
once used to wall paper
their tiny homes.

Why would a bum like
me write, he would write.
He went to Los Angeles 
City College for 2 years
before WWII.

 

The Laughing Heart
 

peace!

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I found that I was mildly depressed by all the people that I had met
the signature truth 
and all one could ever look 
up to

I found real people who 
were suffering from depression
and I found so many things
earnestly that could make some
feel as though they were
who also did not feel not so much so

I found it was never by any grand
design to give up, and to quit
no matter how hard their life
had become


I found some would stay struggling
as long as their bodies would or could
give, sometimes almost to impossible
extremes, and their minds would
stay intact, and they would suffer
emotional highs and lows, and 
mellow, with vision, almost become
visionary, with such wisdom
regarding time

I wanted to know once about
being authentic, but eventually,
that is more than apparent 
to anyone, 
plural, or individually,
the featureless spectacle
inside who is who,
sewing things, a vision,
educated, or uneducated,
some comparisons, 
to feel empathy, or some
excuses to commiserate
in agony

I sit in traffic thinking thoughts
unrehearsed,
that reoccur 

It is not bad
It is easy to sit
even though the thought
comes to me
that it is a waste of energy

And hopefully we will
all find a better way 
collectively

someday
we will
most of us
already do

and the Stones/ emotional rescue

Peace!

 

 

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