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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

On Being Aloof and Democratic

By Gilad Atzmon
In recent weeks, the Democratic Party campaign went out of its way in its attempt to implicate the Republican candidate with misogyny and sexism. This agenda backfired completely.
We have been learning from recent polls that white women are now returning to Trump and they are not alone. It is possible that the attempt to present Trump as a sexual predator, practically, led the attention to Bill Clinton, his problematic sexual history and his gruesome affairs with the likes of arch paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.  Needless to mention, Hillary Clinton’s connection with Anthony Weiner hasn’t helped either. Hillary Clinton and her campaign leaders have somehow managed to forget that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
The question that arises here is, why has the Democratic Party fallen into such obvious traps? Why would they, themselves, sabotage their own project?
Hubris is the answer. The Democratic Party, in its current state is aloof. It is totally detached from the American social collective. It has invested in sectarianism, identitarian, and tribal politics.  It has become a mirror image of the Jewish political symptom. This is hardly surprising considering recent Jewish media  admissions that Clinton’s top five donors are Jewish billionaires.
Unfortunately, it is hubris that has brought disasters on Jews along their history. It is hubris that plagues progressives with detachment, presenting others as ‘reactionaries’.  It is hubris that threatens the Democratic party’s future. The Jews always seem so surprised by the sudden rise of anti-Semitism. I bet the leaders of the Democratic campaign were also in a state of a shock by the sudden boost of Trump in the polls last week.
Fixing the democratic party may be more demanding than one may be willing to admit. For this party to mend itself it needs to contemplate the prospect of a metaphysical shift. It must defy the illusionary Judeo-centric, tribal mind-set and reorient its path towards truly universal ethics.

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