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Fascist American Shoes

November 16th, 2016 by John Mansfield

For the last eight years, any disagreement with policies of the current administration were viewed as signs of racism by those inclined to view matters that way. Had the other major presidential candidate prevailed earlier this month, there would have been more of the same, with sexism taking the place of racism as the secret sin motivating any disagreement with the next president. However, with the president-elect we have the script has a little tweak: any agreement with any policy of the next president will be because he is a fascist, and those agreeing with him (about anything) are OK with that. For example (link):

“The Obama administration turned a deaf ear to us and frankly, with President-elect Trump, we feel things are going to move in the right direction,” Matthew LeBretton, New Balance’s vice president of public affairs, told the Wall Street Journal.

The answer was in response to a question about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, an initiative led by President Obama and staunchly opposed by Trump. Boston-based New Balance, the only major company that still makes athletic shoes in the United States, has said the trade policy would hinder its business and help competitors who operate overseas.

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont also opposed the deal.

But that didn’t stop opponents of Trump from turning on New Balance altogether and accusing the company of formally endorsing not just his stance on TPP, but entire platform.

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November 16th, 2016 08:13:38

November 16, 2016

From Hugo Boss to New Balance. Fascism has come down a bit in the world.

November 16, 2016

You’ve nicely put your finger on a major problem with American politics right now, which is that any disagreement with a policy, however minor, is interpreted as a wickedly motivated rejection of the entire platform of whoever is promulgating that policy.

November 16, 2016

My impression is the whole “accuse your opponents of being Hitler” thing is losing a bit of its power.

It seems a pretty effective tool when scape-goating and destroying the life of individuals one-at-a-time, but when applied to 50% of the populating it appears to have a “herd immunity” effect, which is good.

The media/left narrative seems to be shaping its own enemy though. It is rather natural to hate those who call for your death. I imagine that the “BLM” movement and murder of police officers must actually be creating racism where there previously was none. Calling the general population racist fascists and burning things down surely creates the attitude it fears? I’m not sure if this is part of the plan, or just a short-sighted stupidity and pride?

November 16, 2016

It’s all fun and games until your opponent actually is Hitler.

Bruce Charlton
November 16, 2016

@Nathan – I think mutual fear, hatred and resentment is The Plan, and not just part of it.

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