Kids blame anything that goes wrong on a sibling or imaginary friend. For liberals, everything is President Trump’s fault.
A pseudo-intellectual article published by The New Yorker is receiving widespread ridicule for the odd claim that Sen. Rand Paul’s recent assault at the hands of a neighbor was somehow caused by President Trump.
The article, titled “Rand Paul, Kafka, and Unneighborly Times,” argues that the spat which gave Paul six broken ribs and a pleural effusion was the result of the “sinister banality” of American life.
Even cartoonist Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, noted the pretentiousness of the phrase.
Sinister banality? That’s reaching deep.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 20, 2017
By that, the writer meant we need to channel our inner aggression. The article even cited novelist Thomas Berger’s take on Franz Kafka: “[A]t any moment banality might turn sinister, for existence was not meant to be unfailingly genial.”
It’s an interesting enough theory, assuming the neighbor was telling the truth about the dispute having nothing to do with politics–which is unlikely now that local residents have said the man is well-known for his socialist views.
But being The New Yorker, the writer just couldn’t help making the situation all about President Trump.
“The sinister banality of American life periodically moves into view, with a lot of it these days emanating from Donald J. Trump, the person who was elected President, a year ago. Since that time, there have been many reminders that there are indeed things worth fighting for: that, in this most fortunate of nations, re-learning, and believing in, the virtues of coöperation across borders, and ideologies, is among them.”
The article even took a quick swipe at Fox News host Sean Hannity for his fans’ smashing of Keurig coffee makers after the company pulled its ads from his show.
“The attack on Rand Paul, whether over lawn trimmings, compost, the noise of a riding mower, or something still concealed, is a reminder of how easy it is to get worked up, even crazily so, over all sorts of questions—such as Keurig’s reluctance to sponsor Sean Hannity—that, in the end, mostly manage to break a lot of coffee makers while dividing Americans.”
Donald Trump is apparently now the leftist boogeyman on whom liberals blame everything from hurricanes and earthquakes to missing homework.
Sane Americans are giving The New Yorker’s staff the courtesy of pointing out their delusions for them.
One of my Basset hounds has glaucoma . Thanks, Donald Trump .
— Muzz (@Nursemamacita) November 20, 2017
Holy crap! Was that Trump who sent raccoons to “hate” on my garbage cans?
— Moms6 (@Momsweet6) November 20, 2017
A Democrat attacked a Republican senator, and it’s… Trump’s fault. Okey-doke!
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) November 20, 2017
For mental gymnastics the judges score: pic.twitter.com/ardppCzGWA
— Deana (@Rogue_40) November 20, 2017
Sounds like a new spin to the devil made me do it.
— Orcatra (@orcatra) November 20, 2017
I think I finally understand the media…let’s simplify…if it’s bad in the world…it’s Trump’s fault…if its good in the world it’s despite Trump…got it? pic.twitter.com/uFmkGIVNNo
— hockey hound83 (@roxyhound) November 20, 2017
Wait- you’re victim blaming? How progressive of you.
— karen k (@kbk3n3) November 20, 2017
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