I know that even in the United States
when you have someone like Donald Trump, I know
that there is a lot of elitist liberal reaction.
Like here we see the limit of democracy but in the wrong sense, in the sense that you
see stupid ordinary people are seduced and so on and so on.
Well, although Noam Chomsky doesn’t like me very much,
I admire him sincerely and I must
admit that I like his term.
I think it’s not just a journalistic term,
it’s a concept, which he took over from American
tradition even mainstream right wing liberal of manufacturing consent.
You know, democracy is not only formal rules of elections.
Democracy is an entire thick network of how political consensus is built;
a lot of unwritten rules.
And now I think the United States are at a very important moment, at the moment when
this machine to build consensus has broken down.
Now these are moments which can be catastrophic.
In such moments direct fascism can take over,
but this can be also moments when the left,
or whatever would be the new left, provides a new answer.
So my first reaction to those
elitists liberals who claim you see the stupid rednecks, white
白人垃圾等等 我的第一反应就是: 说得对! 但都是你们造成的!
trash or whatever are voting for Trump, yes but it’s your responsibility.
One moment of truth in all those enraged people
who vote for Trump is that they nonetheless so clearly (know) that
this traditional machine of manufacturing consent no longer works.
To put it in this slightly bombastic and exaggerated Marxist term,
the ruling ideology uses, mobilizes certain machinery
to keep people in check, to control the excesses and so on.
That machinery no longer works.
在此 跟那些视特朗普为超级恶魔与噩梦的自由主义者相比 我不仅仅是悲观主义者
And here I’m not just a pessimistic, in contrast to liberals for whom Trump is the ultimate
devil, it’s a nightmare and so on, I claim it’s much more complex.
Of course Trump is almost but not quite proto fascist phenomenon,
but it’s because they,
the liberal centrist mainstream because they failed.
And that’s why, not that I like in anyway Trump,
他就是人渣 垃圾 但是
Trump is scum, trash and so on, but
my but is this one,
first Trump nonetheless if you are a leftists you should admire him sincerely.
He did something wonderfully.
He almost single-handedly destroyed the Republican Party.
What I mean you have two main vaguely orientations,
党内的基督原教旨主义者 奉行强硬路线者 遭遇到了
the Christian fundamentalists in the party, hardliners and this
Republican liberal enlightened big business elite.
Both of them are more or less horrified of Trump.
And Trump is vulgar, but
in his very vulgarity you can see a common human baseness, opportunism,
now I will say something horrible, but for me
像Ted Crews一类人 或是你还记得八年前的Rick Santorum
people like Ted Crews or you remember eight years ago Rick Santorum,
there’s something much worse.
Trump is a dirty disgusting human being,
do you really think that Rick Santorum is a human being?
I think that they are aliens.
There’s something so monstrous about them.
That’s my first one.
My second point is that I never trusted this absolute obsession with Trump.
Oh now we should be all together just to stop Trump,
for this we sacrificed Bernie Sanders.
This is how Hillary got us.
希拉里不只是拥护LBGT群体的权利 更进步一点的是 希拉里是今天
Hillary is not just LBGT rights, a little bit more progressive, Hillary is today the
vote of the establishment even of the Cold War establishment.
Do you know that most of the big names of……
come from the area of George Bush, Paul and so on?
They moved to Hillary now.
Hillary is not only the voice of the liberal establishment,
she’s also the voice of–let’s call it Cold War establishment.
Now in the last days there was some propaganda against Trump
saying oh but can we trust this guy? He will bring us into a new world war.
No, I’m much more afraid that Hillary will do this.
所以 再次声明 我绝不支持特朗普
So again, in no way I am for Trump.
He personifies what I was talking about
this disintegration of public values, of public manners
this obscene situation where you can talk about whatever you want.
Again, things which years ago were unthinkable as part of a public debate
现在都变得正常化了 比如公开的种族主义 诸如此类不一而足
are now normalized, open racism and so on.
And here I think political correctness doesn’t work.
Because political correctness is a desperate attempt
when public mores all these unwritten rules which tell you what is this and what is not, break down,
Political correctness tries directly to legislate.
This expression is to be used, that expression is to be used and so on and so on.
What makes me afraid of these this procedure is the following:
do you remember how to years ago or even three or four when all this debate about torture began,
waterboarding and so on?
美军干了件非常漂亮的事 他们不再说”逼供” 但
The U.S. Army did something very nice, they no longer talked about torture but about–
I think the term was enhanced interrogation technique.
And this is for me establishment version of political correctness.
You put a nice her name like I can well imagine that ten years from now, and it’s not a joke I claim,
rape will be called well why not enhanced seduction technique.
Like this basic politically correct idea that you use words which will not hurt the others,
I totally subscribe to this when we are dealing
with all this marginal sexual identities which can traumatize you and so on.
But I absolutely don’t think that this is any kind of universal right,
not to be called in a way which hurts you.
Let’s take a big criminal corporation boss
who maybe also wants to see him as a humanitarian.
No! He should be publicly called with words which will hurt him and that’s the whole point
that he should be hurt and so on and so on.
So again, I don’t like this narcissistic idea of…
you know, the ultimate horizon do you feel hurt,
are you wounded or not and so on and so on.
I mean this is a very ambiguous topic.
当然你可以以这种方式维护同性恋权利 或排挤LGBT人群 等等
Of course you can in this way defend gay rights, the exclusion of LGBT people and so on,
but then what would prevent white Arians or whatever, white power people to say
抱歉啊同志们 如果你们那样攻击我们 我们真的很受伤 云云
sorry guys but we are hurt if you attack us like that and so on.
No, in politics we have authentic enemies.
Everyone should not be respected in politics and so on.
Politics is a real struggle of life and death.