@Covel on ‘PC World’ or the enemy is the ‘Left’ & our Hero Trump. A comment by Almost Marx

In a polemical style reminiscent of Ayn Rand ranting about ‘Altruism’, as the poison that ales humanity, Mr. Covel mimics the literary style adapted from Robert Evans, in ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’: full of bravado, but punctuated here by short exclamatory interjections, some  in italics, as he rages on about a ‘PC World’ in the clutches of the Neo-Liberal Cardinal Sin of Entitlement! The vehicle for his rage is the careful and consistent use of cliches. He bests, by quite a distance,one of the New York Times’ resident dunderheads, Thomas Friedman. That takes the concentrated effort, of a pontiff used to an eager audience of acolytes, who paid dearly to hear the ex cathedra pronouncements from his excellency.

Hidden among the dross of Mr. Covel’s rant, against the ‘Left’, in all its amorphous yet menacing iterations, is this paragraph that celebrates another Entrepreneur, President Trump:

Consider President Donald Trump’s non-PC perspective. His rise has nothing to do with his political positions. It’s all about a guy bringing a certain confidence, linguistic persuasion, and personal success. Of course, he will always be controversial, but he speaks the truth as he sees it. And that fascinates millions because it’s so damn unexpected. We aren’t use to seeing that. Too much of modern day is versed, rehearsed, and you are guilty if you don’t want to join the Kumbaya group hug.

Mr. Covel feels a sense of kinship with Trump, if feeling is the right word, in the rarefied air of the Mt. Pelerin Olympus? The kinship of two grifters running their con on the suckers, an homage to P.T. Barnum!

Almost Marx

PC Culture Has Created an Epidemic of Entitlement and It Needs to End


About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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