War. Class. Honor. Respect. [Re: The 2016 Al Smith Dinner]

Whenever you hear of Barbarians, they aren’t inside the castle…. They’re at the gates.

I just watched Trump bomb at The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

By “bomb”, I mean Trump got booed for quite a while, several times during his speech.

Because of his performance tonight, I’m now positive that Trump will *never* be the President of the United States of America.

Time will tell whether I’m correct or not. I think he’s going to get completely wiped out by Hillary in an embarrassing fashion on November 8th.

Here’s why my belief increased from being 80% sure to being 99% sure:

Honor

If you know people who go to war with each other.. Any kind of war.. Actual, verbal, any kind of serious situation where you root for and strive towards bringing about the destruction of your adversary… You know that there are levels.. divisions.. classes of warriors.

The top division, in my estimation, knows when the enemy is defeated, and accepts their capitulation if it’s deemed to be honest, heartfelt, & trustworthy.

Lesser warriors, not meaning they aren’t stronger or better combatants, but meaning mentally inferior human beings, keep kicking when the opponent is down.

It’s completely dishonorable. A warrior without honor is a grunt. They tell on themselves about how they feel about themselves as people by how they can’t stop trying to make themselves feel better by attempting to belittle other people.

There’s no honor in somebody bigger and stronger beating up somebody smaller. You’re supposed to win that fight. How can you feel good about yourself for doing that unless you mentally consider yourself to be a lesser human being than the smaller person.

There’s no honor in verbally beating up on someone that you know is stupid compared to you.. or if they aren’t stupid, they’re willfully uninformed about the topic they attempt to debate you about.

Why would a college graduate feel proud about proving that they’re smarter than a kindergarten kid?

War

I don’t know anything about being in an actual war, thank God.

I’ve never been in the Armed Forces.

I’ve beaten people up with my hands. I know how that feels. ๐Ÿ™‚ .. If they deserve it, it feels excellent. ๐Ÿ˜€ .. If they don’t deserve it, it feels horrible.

I learned this as a teenager before I graduated high school. Some people you let slide, not because they don’t deserve a critical beatdown but because they’re not on your level for YOU to be the one to administer it. They can provoke you and attempt to get you to beat them up, but if you take the bait, you’re not going to feel proud of yourself at the end of the day, *AND* you’ll detest the feeling / understanding that you were manipulated into doing what someone else wanted you to do to them instead of adhering to your own principles about how you live your life.

Verbally, I’m a terror. ๐Ÿ˜€ I will talk about you until you’re tired of hearing yourself being talked about, if that’s what you need to figure out to leave me the **** alone and bother somebody else.

Similar to what I said earlier, if I recognize that someone’s just not on my mental level, I’m not going to bother dismantling them unless it’s necessary for them to learn a lesson so they stop messing with people who don’t have the skills to tell them off. I might do it for the people! ๐Ÿ˜€ haha But I wouldn’t bother for myself because I recognize that we inhabit parallel yet separate mental dimensions, and there’s neither recreation nor entertainment for me in handing out those particular verbal beatdowns.

I’m not talking about friendly competition, here. I’m talking about people attempting to physically or emotionally hurt someone else so they get the picture like the kid that touches the hot pot handle after their parents told them not to. They had already received the word from the bosses (their parents) not to touch it, but they didn’t figure out WHY until they felt that pain.

The thing is that there’s a crossover where your opponent actually becomes entirely harmless.

You have to watch for that crossover because it means your war is over. You’re now attacking a non-combatant. The goal is to get the other person to change their opinion about attacking you. It doesn’t matter why they stop. They just have to stop.

If they stop because they no longer feel like attempting to antagonize you, that’s fine.

If they stop because they’ve suffered too much pain and they don’t want to cause themselves to feel any more of it, that’s fine.

Once they make that decision and you feel like you can trust their word that they’ve quit and have no intention of bothering you anymore, the honorable thing to do is to call an end to the war and go about your business.

If they pick it up again after you cease aggression towards them, that’s a completely different story… ๐Ÿ˜€

Rules

The reason I wanted to describe unfriendly competition to you is that a lot of people have never experienced it. A lot of you have never physically beaten anybody up. A lot of you have never made people feel mentally horrible about themselves to the point that they decide they never want to show up as a combatant on your personal radar ever again in life.

There are rules and protocols to honorable combat.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Geneva_Convention#Part_I._General_Provisions

Article 3 states that even where there is not a conflict of international character, the parties must as a minimum adhere to minimal protections described as: non-combatants, members of armed forces who have laid down their arms, and combatants who are hors de combat (out of the fight) due to wounds, detention, or any other cause shall in all circumstances be treated humanely, with the following prohibitions:

(a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture;
(b) taking of hostages;
(c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular humiliating and degrading treatment
(d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples.

These are the rules agreed upon by people who are actively trying to kill each other.

Surely, people involved in non-lethal combat must adhere to similar standards if they’re to be considered honorable men and women.

These standards include, as Kenny Rogers says, knowing when to hold ’em and knowing when to fold ’em.

This brings us to Trump’s behavior at The Al Smith Dinner.

Class

Trump exposed himself as not knowing when to stop.

Couth:
noun
2) good manners; refinement:
to be lacking in couth.

Besides the fact that Trump wasn’t able to read more than 5 words off of his paper at a time without pausing, he was doing decently for someone who isn’t a comedian at first, but then he decided to start saying things to a civilized audience that he should have kept to himself.

If you don’t understand how to conduct yourself at a religious charity dinner to help needy children, you were obviously raised by wolves.

Nobody raised by wolves will ever be the President of the United States of America.

Trump politlcally killed himself tonight.

It’s clear that Trump isn’t mentally able to comprehend where he is and to whom he’s speaking.

I had a fight one time that was broken up by cops because it was occurring on a busy NYC street in broad daylight. ๐Ÿ˜€ hahaha

When they started asking questions, my opponent stayed quiet.

Taking his lead, I stayed quiet as well, even though the good odds were that he would have won the fight, being that he was heavier and stronger than I was at that time.

I followed his lead because we were fighting because we had a problem with each other. That didn’t mean I wanted to see him get arrested. I knew the guy. We just had a problem that needed to be solved physically. I didn’t wish him any actual ill will. He just needed to get damaged, and he felt the same way about me.

Our issues got mediated due to mutual respect for a friend of mine that I didn’t know I shared with the guy I had that problem with.

Had I known that he was affiliated with my friend, I would never have agreed to fight him in the first place.

The point, again, is that there are rules to unfriendly competition.

If you aren’t aware that there are rules to this, you aren’t a warrior. You’re a savage.

Savages get to rule whatever’s left over for them by civilized rulers.

Savages aren’t taken seriously by educated tacticians.

If you don’t know when to shut the **** up about your personal issues and provide palatable entertainment for people in the name of helping needy children, you’ve been neither properly educated nor properly socialized to qualify for the top ranks of leadership of a civilized country.

Self-Identification

The credit I’ll give Trump is that he actually delivered that speech as it was written on the paper.

That was not only political suicide, but the NYC Elites aren’t going to forget this ever in life.

The reason why you elect someone President is so that they can represent YOU better than you can represent yourself.

You don’t elect someone that’s going to embarrass you. You don’t elect someone that knows less than you do about pertinent domestic and foreign issues and situations. You don’t elect someone that you think is going to make a stupid decision like saying what Trump said tonight just because they feel like it, or perhaps because they have no mental compass to inform them “This isn’t going to go over well at all”.

I give Trump credit because you can see that he just plain doesn’t care. He doesn’t care when people are booing and heckling him. It’s like he’s numb to everything so he can say anything he wants.

That isn’t a good quality for a President, but it’s a great quality for a ruthless businessperson.

Either way, Trump is now finished because he has exposed himself.

I’ll be extremely surprised if Hillary doesn’t beat Trump by a humiliating landslide.

If he would have given a decent performance all the way through his speech, he would have scored major points for himself, but he not only fumbled, he actually spiked the ball when he didn’t have to.

There are three weeks left until the election on November 08, 2016. There is no way for Trump to dig himself out of the massive hole he’s buried himself in. All he can do is dig farther down with the time he has left.

There will be no apologies. There will be no “mea culpa”s. Nothing will be walked back.

Trump is the kamikaze pilot on his final descent towards the aircraft carrier.

Depending on how you perceive his character, you can guess that he’s done this to himself on purpose as an affront to The Elites or that he’s too undersocialized to understand that he’s self-identifying as a lowlife.

Either way, Trump isn’t gaining any new voters. He’s only convincing undecided voters not to vote for him.

This dinner would have been an excellent way for Trump to show people that he was only acting this entire time and that he’s actually a civilized human being.

Instead, Trump buried himself by telling Catholic people at a Catholic charity event that Hillary was sitting there pretending not to hate Catholics:

I think that line illustrated one of Trump’s worst personality flaws, which is that he thinks he can speak things into existence.

In fact, Trump has surrounded himself with Yes Men who agree with anything he says.

That game doesn’t work on educated freethinkers.

You can’t run the nonsense that works on crowds of people who specifically came to hear you talk trash about people on a group of people who came together for an evening of celebration, entertainment, charity, and memory of the person whose name is on the foundation and tarnish this event with vitriol.

As much as Trump strives to be accepted, his nature causes him to self-identify as “other” and “less-than”.

If you can’t put your venom away FOR. ONE. *******. NIGHT. for the sake of doing the right thing by needy children, you will not be handed the keys to the kingdom.

Whenever you hear of Barbarians, they aren’t inside the castle…. They’re at the gates.

5 thoughts on “War. Class. Honor. Respect. [Re: The 2016 Al Smith Dinner]”

  1. Hi Bill,

    remember me?
    So what now?
    From next year on, the USA will be governed by a “savage” raised by wolves”, as you said it.
    Have you read J.D. Vance’s book?

      1. I have not read the book either, but a very interesting interview with Vance. He says since Trump will not be able to give his angry and frustrated supporters what they want (because globalism), he will have to re-direct their anger towards others. Muslims, immigrants, etc…..
        Poland, Hungary, Turkey, now the US, all falling for right-wing populism. It’s depressing.
        But it is interesting how the talk about Trump supporters changed in the media here in my country once it was clear that he would be the next president. Before, it was mainly “wow, how can any sane person vote for a crazy narcissist like him?”. And now, there is a lot more in-depth analysis of and compassion with all those who did not benefit from the economic growth of the past 36 years…

        1. It was always obvious to me, Fishingrod. ๐Ÿ™‚

          The way the media works here, there’s an entire segment of society that’s swept under the rug, the underperforming, undereducated, broke people that they wanted to act like didn’t even exist until they just voted for Trump right now.

          The issue here is actually Classism and it goes back past American Eugenics:

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics_in_the_United_States

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          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_v._Bell

          Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927), is a decision of the United States Supreme Court, written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in which the Court ruled that a state statute permitting compulsory sterilization of the unfit, including the intellectually disabled, “for the protection and health of the state” did not violate the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The decision was largely seen as an endorsement of negative eugenicsโ€”the attempt to improve the human race by eliminating “defectives” from the gene pool. The Supreme Court has never expressly overturned Buck v. Bell.

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          American Eugenics predates racism because it was aimed at getting rid of unwanted Europeans in American society. When they weren’t eradicated, they were swept under the rug and left to eke out an invisible existence in the flyover states (Areas of the USA that nobody ever goes to, but the planes fly OVER them on your way from NYC to Los Angeles or wherever).

          Trump offered to be the advocate for those people and they stood up and voted for him. If you look at the election map by counties, you can see that the Democrat wins were in the major cities and the Republican wins were in the mainly undeveloped areas of the country and the deep South, which always votes Republican across the board. Democrats usually hold all of the coastal regions (West Coast and NorthEast), but that didn’t happen this time.

          So yes.. Now we’ll see what Trump’s actually going to do, compared to what he said he was going to do.

          1. Wow.
            I knew that many other European countries (not only Germany) had a eugenic movement in the first half of the 20th century, but I had no idea it was such a big thing in the USA, too. Especially this part surprised me:

            “By 1933, California had subjected more people to forceful sterilization than all other U.S. states combined. The forced sterilization program engineered by the Nazis was partly inspired by California’s.”

            What didn’t surprise me is the fact that the majority of sterilized people were women, even though the surgery for men is so much easier, less risky and mostlikely also cheaper. Same old story….

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