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Trumpism,the Hells Angels and Hunter

Post by phuketrichard » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:08 pm

Interesting read; :beer3:

In late March, Donald Trump opened a rally in Wisconsin by mocking the state’s governor, Scott Walker, who had just endorsed his Republican opponent, Ted Cruz. “He came in on his Harley,” Trump said of Walker, “but he doesn’t look like a motorcycle guy.”
“The motorcycle guys,” he added, “like Trump.”

Most people read Hell’s Angels for the lurid stories of sex and drugs. But that misses the point entirely. What’s truly shocking about reading the book today is how well Thompson foresaw the retaliatory, right-wing politics that now goes by the name of Trumpism. After following the motorcycle guys around for months, Thompson concluded that the most striking thing about them was not their hedonism but their “ethic of total retaliation” against a technologically advanced and economically changing America in which they felt they’d been counted out and left behind. Thompson saw the appeal of that retaliatory ethic. He claimed that a small part of every human being longs to burn it all down, especially when faced with great and impersonal powers that seem hostile to your very existence. In the United States, a place of ever greater and more impersonal powers, the ethic of total retaliation was likely to catch on. :thumb:

https://www.thenation.com/article/this- ... -thompson/
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: Trumpism,the Hells Angels and Hunter

Post by Luigi » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:26 pm

Tripe! Susan McWilliams knows nothing about the Hell's Angels or HST
What a lousy, horribly written article. So much BS cramed in a few paragraphs.

I'm disenfranchised, ugly & stupid. Ergo I will become a meth head, bad ass, dirty fukwit biker.

One area of Susan's self proclaimed expertise is in political theory. She needs to go outside. :popcorn:
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