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March 6th

The Best People, Continued

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Memo to Donald Trump Jr., Roy Moore, and Some Guy: YOU ARE DUMB.

Ultimately, one of two quotes will ultimately define the Trump presidency. If they find collusion, it will, of course, be “NO COLLUSION!” If that doesn’t happen, then it’ll be “the best people”, because the level to which every single person in all his circles turns out to be complete fucking trash exceeds our wildest hopes and/or fears. They are truly IDIOTS who SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS!

“I think there is something about the spirit of the Indian people that is unique here to other parts of the emerging world. You go through a town, and I don't mean to be glib about it, but you can see the poorest of the poor and there is still a smile on a face. It is a different spirit than that which you see in other parts of the world where people walk around to solemn, and I think there is something unique about that. It doesn’t exist elsewhere.” - Donald Trump Jr., being glib as fuck.

Most rich people are kinda gross. But few rich people are as gross as the scions who’ve never known anything but excess and privilege their entire lives. And, if they aren’t taught any kind of morals or ethics along with that, like Don Junior, well, they go on to believe obscene shit like what he spouted in India while he was there leveraging the power of his dad’s presidency for personal gain. Which, by the way, wasn’t even in the top twenty worst things Trump and company did during February.

The myth of the “noble, happy poor” is a lie people like Don Junior tell themselves for two reasons: to find the desperate way out of the truth they can’t really ignore - that everything they have is built on the suffering of thousands, if not millions - and to justify their hatred and abuse towards the ungrateful, unhappy, and usually brown poor who dare to not smile at their masters. It’s fucking vile.

”My resources have been depleted and I have struggled to make ends meet, but I have not lost my faith in our God, who is our true source of strength and will never leave or forsake us.” - Roy Moore, begging for money on Facebook like some poor sucker with a huge cancer bill.

Roy Moore is not, as you might think, a hypocrite. Neither are any of the other right-wing assholes who preach about personal responsibility and bootstraps and then turn around and beg their supporters at the slightest hint of adversity. To be hypocrites, they’d have to be acting contrary to their beliefs. These assholes are just scam artists.

The whole “pull yourself up, I worked hard and earned everything I have, if you need help you must have done something bad so you don’t deserve help” thing isn’t an ideology, it’s snake oil. And just like actual snake oil, it exists to separate suckers from their money. It’s usually a less direct scheme, in which you vote for someone who enriches themselves while making you poorer without directly taking your money, but in a pinch, when someone like Roy Moore is denied access to the necessary infrastructure for the more subtle scheme, he can adapt and revert to just openly taking some of the limited funds of exploitable rubes.

”Also, Obama's IQ is estimated at 140 and Trump's at an exact 150! and i'd like to point out that people don't like Trump because he's a bad president, they don't like him because THE PEOPLE ARE SPOILED, CODDLED & SENSITIVE! think about it,” - “AlphaK9Gamer”, on Twitter, responding to - it doesn’t matter at all what he’s responding to.

With everything that’s going on, it’s important to check in, every once in a while, with the forgotten men. You know, the humble, salt-of-the-earth folk, so full of economic anxiety that they can’t even count their negatives properly so their sentences work out the way they intend. And thinks IQ tests are real scores that matter. But it gets better than that.

Because this dude is even wrong about his own right-wing myths. The myth going around is that Trump’s IQ is 156, which is an estimate, not exact, and 156, not 150, and based on SAT admission standards for Wharton that didn’t apply to Trump because he was a transfer. Meanwhile, the prevailing right-wing meme about Obama is that his IQ is 102, not the nigh-genius 140, which is way more in line with all the racism directed at Obama since forever. In other words, not only a failure at reality, a failure at his own alternate version of reality. The perfect Trump supporter. Truly, the best people.