Masculinity, Donald Trump, Cultural Cachet, Cultural Biology, Freedom of Speech, Vigorous Political Debate, Automaton Feminized Political Candidates, the Feminization & Neutering of the American Male, the Proposed Iran Nuclear Deal and Why Trump is Winning- by Gary S. Smolker
The Great King David was an extraordinary warrior, an accomplished musician, a skilled author, a man of great wisdom, and a dutiful Sheppard over his father’s flocks.
He was also courageous, passionate and flawed.
Few men in the Bible are as recognized for their manly qualities as he.
As he lay dying, he called his son Solomon to his bedside and gave him final instructions: “I am about to go the way of all the earth. So be strong and show yourself a man.”
Feminized American Male Political Candidates and Politicians vs. The Pistol Packing Face Slapping Tough Guy From An Old Movie Political Candidate
The United States is at a decisive moment.
The American public is fed up listening to male political candidates who come across as feminized politically correct whimps and robots.
The majority of the American public is fed up with American political candidates who appear to be professional handholders and toadies.
The majority of the American public is fed up with politicians who act like, speak like and walk like a sheep.
The majority of the American public is fed up with politicians who project “a member of the flock” personality .
When robot politicians speak, the public readily feels their lack of authenticity and their smugness and shallowness.
Donald Trump is not one of the unmanly men seeking to become president of the United Sates.
Donald Trump is given to bold talk, bolder strategies, and has an authentic confrontational style.
His confrontational style ranges from brusque to insulting.
On top of that:
- Donald Trump is disdainful and hostile towards the status quo.
- His “in-your-face” style, take-no-prisoner-tactics and reputation engender strong feelings.
- He loves to come on as gangbusters.
- People get the feeling that Donald Trump is cut from a different cloth than other politicians; they get the feeling he is cut from the same plain course, ordinary cloth that they are cut from.
- “Hostile” people see themselves when they listen to him speak out against the status quo.
- Donald Trump is very effective and very successful in relating to people fed up with the status quo.
- Other people don’t like anything about Donald Trump but enjoy listening to him and like what he is saying.
- Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoners tactics are very appealing to many people.
- Many people believe rules and regulations promulgated by the government and the government’s management of many aspects of everyone’s lives has gone too far – the government and its rules regulations and policies desperately need to be cleaned up and cleared out and that Donald Trump is just the bulldozer for the job.
Americans, and people all over the world, are raised on a cultural diet of movies portraying manly heroes, i.e. Selma, Mandela – the Long Walk to Freedom, and American Sniper.
The men in those movies were not whimps.
The heroes in Selma and Mandela- the Long Walk to Freedom were hostile and outspoken against the status quo.
The Rebel Instinct
We all have a rebel instinct that makes us instinctively resent being subordinated.
Why Trump Is Winning [updated on August 30, 2015]
Donald Trump has made himself impossible to look away from; everyone wants to know what Donald Trump will say next and Donald Trump’s fans are legion.
GOP Aristocrats have made it clear that Donald Trump is too hot for them (leaders of the Republican Party) and for the Republican party itself, to handle.
That thrills the rebel instinct in everyone who is not a GOP Aristocrat.
Donald Trump talks about things that are on everybody’s mind either before he talking about such things or after he starts talking.
Donald Trump promotes himself and has cleverly undermined his competition, i.e.
- by saying Jeb Bush is low energy;
- by saying all the other candidates are puppets controlled by major donors to their campaigns;
- by saying he is not beholden to anybody because he is not accepting major donations from major contributors;
- by saying he is against political correctness;
- by saying Washington doesn’t work because politicians are (incompetent) don’t know how to get anything of consequence in the real world done.
Donald Trump is in touch with the populist economic and political logic deeply ingrained in the American people and the everyday frustrations of average Americans and the hidden currents of American culture.
People understand what Donald Trump says and care about the things he talks about.
Donald Trump knows what people want.
People want what Donald Trump says he will deliver, “Make America Great Again.”
It is obvious that Donald Trump is a high energy person.
During his campaign Donald Trump has struck a posture of being uncompromising fuck-the-world of business as usual in politics who gets things done in the real world.
Donald Trump has completely out-maneuvered his competition.
Compared to his competition, Donald Trump is always thinking three steps ahead.
This is very appealing to many people.
The Liminal Contours of Human Perception
The human ear does not act as a microphone.
Instead it is an adaptive organ which natural selection has determined should (1) hear and interpret language and (2) provide an early warning system against enormous carnivorous cats. It is only as good as it needs to be to achieve those goals and no better.
The strongest human instinct is to survive.
Americans do have brains and use their brains.
Their brains have neurons.
Neurons are the basic building blocks of the brain.
Mirror neurons cause humans to “experience” what they are seeing.
For example, if someone who agrees with what Donald Trump is saying or admires Donald Trump for speaking out in plain English in a “manly fashion” when watching/hearing Donald Trump “slay holy cows” right and left that person will likely (if their mirror neurons are activated and firing) imagine themselves saying it.
Donald Trump appears to have no “off-switch.”
Donald Trump appears to be having a great time, doing “battle” with anyone who gets in his way.
Unlike other candidates Donald Trump does not a “flip-flop” and doesn’t seem to mind insulting other people.
He appears to relish his pugnacious take no prisoners reputation.
People imagine they are like Donald Trump when Donald Trump talks straight and acts tough.
Think of what you experience when you look at a person eating an apple – if you are like many other people you will be able to taste a little bit of that apple in your own mouth.
Mirror neurons cause most people watching other people having sexual intercourse to experience the same pleasure.
That is why Donald Trump is currently leading the polls of Republican candidates for President.
Donald Trump Gives People Pleasure
Watching other people have sexual intercourse on film (pornography) gives many people pleasure.
So much so that pornography is responsible for about thirty percent of the content on the Internet.
In the United States, pornography is about a $15 billion a year business.
I assume Donald Trump’s popularity as a political candidate is the result of the same mirror neuron effect that directly causes so many people to enjoy watching pornography.
Watching Donald Trump campaign for the Republican Party candidate to be the next president of the United States is the best entertainment on TV.
Donald Trump is giving all of us a masterful class in effective communications.
Anger in the United States
Lots of people in the United States, not only Republicans, are angry about many things.
They feel helpless.
They are hostile to the status quo.
For example, many parents, grandparents (including myself) and teachers are mad that standardized testing and rote memory have taken over our public schools.
Below is a copy of part of a note I sent my eldest daughter several minutes ago:
The world of standardized testing and rote memorization has taken over our schools. Teachers are hamstrung by the battery of No. 2 pencil test and the requirement that they have every student “pass” forced on them.
As a result students are no longer “taught” how to write cursive. Instead, they are forced to memorize facts.
The most intelligent kids are bored to death.
Smart kids spend their time in the typical public school being prepared to be drone workers.
The smart kids are not being engaged in learning, they are not having their curiosity stimulated, they are not being exposed to things that will make them “wonder.”
They are being turned off by school instead of having their enormous founts of intellectual energy unlocked.
Smart kids are not being taught to take the risk of being alive.
Only people who take the risks of being alive – who take the risk of failing – cause great things to happen.
The idea that everyone is a winner is ridiculous.
There is such a thing as post trauma success syndrome:
- People who fail learn from their mistakes which makes them a better person.
- People who fail increase their tolerance for failure which enables them to take the risks that make new and better things happen.
If everyone is tricked into thinking they are a winner they will never have their tolerance for failure increased.
The idea that it is more important to “help” the special needs child than the gifted child is also ridiculous.
Our public school systems
- Are destructive of our kid’s curiosity;
- Do not support opportunity for our children to wonder;
- Do not introduce kids to things to wonder about, or increase our kids capacity to wonder.
By destroying our kids innate capacity for wonder our school systems are destroying the possibility for bright future; “wonder” is the most pregnant human facility for in it are born our art, our science and our religion.
I agree with Neil Armstrong’s statement: “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong.
Unless our schools make our kids think, make our kids “wonder”, and introduce our kids to “mysteries” that make our kids think up questions they want to find answers to we are in big trouble.
Donald Trump definitely makes people wonder.
Additionally, Donald Trump makes people feel they are speaking out when he speaks out.
While Donald Trump is addressing facts and issues and things which some people agree with that piss other people off the people who agree with Donald Trump vicariously feel like they are doing that too.
The more some people criticize Donald Trump for being “a bad boy,” the more other people like him and the more “free publicity” he gets.
Donald Trump’s Well Deserved Notoriety and the Early Rolling Stones’ Publicity Campaigns
Many people think Donald Trump is a moron. He is not a moron.
Donald Trump’s current “thumb in your eye bad boy campaign” to be the Republican candidate for president of the United States mirrors the early (1963) public relations campaigns and crusade to obtain publicity followed by the Rolling Stones before they were well known.
To many, Donald Trump is as mesmerizing as Mick Jagger.
By the way, Mick Jagger and Donald Trump are both a genius, both are a quick study who has successfully climbed a steep learning curve.
GETTING BACK TO WHAT CAUSES PLEASURE: Neuroscientists have determined that it is not merely the suggestion of sex shown in movies/pictures/images that arouses people.
A section of a person’s brain that provides the intense pleasure associated with having sex is “tricked” into believing he or she is having sex in the moment they watch other people having sexual intercourse.
Our mirror neurons fire [are activated] just as easily when we see an action on a screen as when we see it in real life.
We most positively react [via the firing of our mirror neurons] to people doing what we would like to be doing.
We positively react to people who are acting the way we think people should act.
We relate most positively to people we sense would understand and relate to us, to people we think will protect us.
That is the reason Donald Trump is surging ahead in the polls.
Both Mick Jagger and Donald Trump have unflagging energy.
They are extraordinarily mesmerizing and aggressive.
They both have high energy and real world understanding of people.
They take everything to the next level.
They don’t play nice mannered music.
They are slyly subversive and massively appealing.
They have turned the “fame equation” on its head by becoming famous by not sitting up straight, by not behaving themselves and by not being nice.
They know exactly the impact they will have on other people.
In Donald Trump’s case he may be more famous for being infamous – his thumb in the eye political campaign – than for anything else.
They know exactly what they are doing – creating a buzz around them.
They both purposefully became famous by intentionally making you feel like they were putting their “thumbs in your eyes.”
They are a testament to the power of male self-confidence.
Donald the Bulldozer Trump stands out in the politically correct feminized world those of us living in the United States are currently living in.
Feminism and political correctness have emasculated (neutered) men.
Manhood is suffering today.
To be a man you have to do man things.
Many people are asking these days, “Where are all the real men?”
Call to Action
This Is A Wake Up Call: America needs more real men because nothing great will ever be achieved without great men.
“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive…and it is confirmed only by other men.” – Camile Paglia
“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.” – Norman Mailer
“Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is and what kind of man you long to be.” – Thomas Carlyle
“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles de Gaulle
Thought for the Day
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain
When U.S. President Obama and U.S. Presidential Political Candidate Hilary Clinton and the establishment of Republican political candidates criticize Hucklebee (spelling ?) for saying the proposed Iran Nuclear Deal is leading Israel to the oven — by saying ‘there is no place for rhetoric like that in politics’ — and no one stands up to defend Hucklebe’s right and ‘duty’ and ‘responsibility’ as a responsible citizen and political candidate to say that — its time for the rest of us to PUKE and to kiss our asses good bye.
You either believe in “free speech” or you don’t.
You either believe in vigorous political debate or your don’t.
If Hucklebe’s critics are the people who are going to lead the United States in the future we are in big trouble.
Hilary and Obama, wake up, context is everything, there is a time and a place for everything. You don’t pass the “smell test.”
There are many reasons to vote for Trump and many reasons not to vote for Trump.
There are many reasons to vote for Hilary and many reasons not to vote for Hilary.
In the last analysis who you vote for depends entirely upon your imagination.
- Neither Hillary Clinton, nor Barack Obama, nor the Republican establishment will be able to neuter former Arkansas governor Huckabee or Donald Trump.
- Hopefully the former Arkansas governor will never be incorporated into a New York Times crossword puzzle, because if he were 50 thousand man hours will be lost to employers the following morning due to the tremendous amount of time crossword puzzle solvers will spend trying to figure out how to spell Huckabee’s (spelling?) name .
Gary S. Smolker
Copyright © 2015 Gary S. Smolker
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