The noblest American of them all

The American left is actually insane. Their hatreds are only matched by their ignorance and lack of civic culture. They are the totalitarian enemy they accuse others of being. The notes to the video:

The audience reaction has been mixed for New York City’s latest ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ production, which shows a character that resembles President Trump being brutally stabbed to death. William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ which opened May 23 and will be performed throughout this month in Central Park, is causing a stir among audiences due to its apparent inspiration from the Trump administration. The play’s climax comes with Caesar’s stabbing death at the hands of his best friend, Brutus.

The only true-to-life part is that Caesar was assassinated by those he considered his friends. Et tu, Ryan etc. I might mention that I do not blog on this Comey business though it may yet lead anywhere, because you really have to be a lefist dolt to accept there is anything worth pursuing. It is merely a device to hamper Trump from fulfilling his policy aims. Trump may yet be taken down, but he has turned out to be far far more resilient than any of his enemies, which include many, many Republicans, could have imagined.

AN ADDITIONAL LINK TO VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: VDH has written an article he titles: The Endless Ironies of Donald J. Trump. The ironies are that all sides of the political debate have had to backtrack from what they expected before the election was held. Not me. He is everything I could have hoped and more. So I would add this to the article which you will need to read to see my point:

5) Trump, Better than You Political Fools have Any Right to have Expected

He correctly identified the problems confronting America and the West, and made promises about what he would do to fix those problems. Since his election he has done everything that was in his power to fix these problems, but has been met by opposition at every turn from supposed friends and his many foes. And even better than his ability to understand the problems we face, and devise policies that will deal with these problems, has been his ability to operate in a political environment with greater assurance and focus than his enemies had ever imagined, both in politics and across the media.

And if you don’t think that is just what I said before he was elected, you should read my Art of the Impossible. This is our last chance, but there is the possibility he is up to the challenge. There is no one else who could even come close.

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45 Responses to The noblest American of them all

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Leftism is a mental illness.

  2. Entropy

    You would have to feel a bit unclean after attending such a play wouldn’t you?

    These hands will never be clean!

  3. stackja

    Threatening the President of the United States – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threatening_the_President_of_the_United_States
    Threatening the President of the United States is a class E felony under United States Code … the government’s interest in protecting the President with free speech rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. …. The maximum penalty for threatening a United States judge or a Federal law …

  4. Fat Tony

    Out damned spot – out I say!

  5. Sarah Palin was accused of promoting violence because of a drawing of a target mark.

  6. Motelier

    Wouldn’t happen in the mid-west.

  7. herodotus

    True to form. We’ve seen this sort of thing before. Appalling that they still try to cast themselves as compassionate. Fake.

  8. Wal of Ipswich

    Talent challenged theatre folk get their rocks off moving Shakespeare’s plays to controversial settings. Boring. But the quoted critic is a bit wobbly, Caesar is murdered early on, with much of the drama being the aftermath.

  9. Roberto

    Delta and Bank of America have pulled their sponsorship. Even big, liberal corporates sense that this production has crossed the line.

  10. struth

    In Australia they “FUCK TONY ABBOTT” and call for his death.
    Burn effigies.
    Never use the term Prime Minister when talking about a conservative PM.

  11. Zatara

    ‘Theater in the Park’, the producers of this abomination, receives $30 million funding annually from the National Endowment for the Arts i.e. grants from the federal government program already threatened with defunding.

    They will have nobody to blame but themselves when the axe falls.

  12. struth

    The only way to stop leftism is to defund it.

    Arguing is pointless.
    Give them work in the private sector.

  13. Bruce of Newcastle

    The American left is actually insane. Their hatreds are only matched by their ignorance and lack of civic culture.

    They’ve certainly gone completely bonkers since Trump was elected. I’ve never seen anything like this collective madness before.

    Julius Caesar may’ve suffered from the same thing. The plotters who offed him were a similar bunch of utopian loonies. Pompey was a realist by comparison.

    Trump should drop all pretences and go full hard ball, across the Rubicon. He has zero chance of getting anything sane out of the American left, so he should completely sideline them and ram as much through as he can. Use the nuclear option for everything. Let the Dem senators read out the phone book as much as they like, but ram it all through. May as well as there will be not an iota of compromise from any of them (except maybe Manchin).

    Well, after Julius got himself stabbed his (adoptive) son hunted down and erased all the plotters one by one. Maybe Barron can do the same to the Democrats. Legally of course. It’d be fun to see how many he could jail for treasonous malfeasance.

  14. zyconoclast

    They’ve certainly gone completely bonkers since Trump was elected. I’ve never seen anything like this collective madness before.

    They always were bonkers, it is now more obvious.

  15. OldOzzie

    Then we have the Leftie Cowards who attacked Andrew Bolt 2 on 1 with their mate cameraman

    Should be easy for the Victorian police to identify the Attacker in the Blue Beanie from the photo in this article

    Andrew Bolt attack: Police release image of man over alleged assault in Melbourne

    and from this photo

    One of the men, wearing a blue and white beanie, police want to speak to after the attack.

  16. Dr Fred Lenin

    Struth,my constant saying is so true ,defunding woukd sort out a lot i]of this nonsense it is the true way to destroy socialism and u.n.communism . Can you imagine the lefty middle class funding socialism out of their own money ,remember when that liar bone man flannery formed a pt]rivate climate lie gang when Abbott took taxpayers money awayb,they scrstched along for a year before they folded flannery wasnt going to put the money he had ripped off , the taxpayers . Can you imagine the leftists funding the alpbc and sbs out of their government salaries ? The comrades employed there would be hanging around the Sally soup kitchens for a feed DEFUND THE LEFT ,watch it Die .

  17. Awake

    What can I say except, history has proven leftists are thugs.

    The so-called “progressives” are people who, ironically, have no new ideas.

  18. iampeter

    When you say “the American left is actually insane” why does this not include Trump who has just called for more gov healthcare? This is on top of failing to repeal Obamacare as promised during the election and trying to sell “Obamacare-lite” as a repeal? Does this not make him a left wing?

    Or the Conservatives who control every branch of government in America and their only legislative agenda so far has essentially being the biggest spending bill in human history, putting all Socialists to shame? Why do you not include these people with the left wing?

    You understand that “left wing” means more than “Democrats” right?

    And I do wish you’d blog about Comey – what a fiasco!

    Conservatives have been played into investigating themselves over nothing while real felons like Hillary and those who have engaged in actual obstruction of justice like Lynch and Comey go free and even get book deals.

    There. is. no. making. this. up.

    Not only are Conservatives just as left wing, if not more so than Democrats, but they are unbelievably incompetent at politics.

    The only impossible art here Steve, is continuing to blindly support Trump and his non-existent agenda amidst all this.

    Can’t wait to see what news tomorrow brings lol! Maybe Jeff Sessions will have himself arrested because CNN runs some story. Conservatives in office – it’s like the dog that caught the car – no idea what to do next

  19. duncanm

    Should be easy for the Victorian police to identify the Attacker in the Blue Beanie from the photo in this article

    what happened to Mr Cameraman ? He identified himself FFS.

    Phone books and rubber hoses should find out who blue beanie is quick smart. With these wimps, you wouldn’t even need to use them.

    As the bestest-comment-evah-on-the-webs said — this is why they ask to use girls bathrooms.

  20. Robber Baron

    Do my eyes deceive me, but do I see a lot of “African-Americans” as they prefer to be addressed, stabbing a white guy? The left are a funny lot.

  21. Crossie

    Never have so many bright people proved so dense. Never have polls and politics proved so unreliable or partisan. Never have unintended consequences so replaced predictable results.

    I would like to take issue with VDH, it should be “allegedly bright people”. If they were bright they would have figured out what was going on. They would have had more compassion for those who were not as fortunate to work in an industry not endangered by illegal workers.

    These allegedly bright people are just sarcastic arseholes. Speaking of which, Waleed is taking down Channel 10. What a hoot, a Gold Logie winner who is destroying the channel that nurtured him.

  22. Awake

    If you think Trump is a conservative, you must be hiding in your basement. Trump is Trump.

    He won because there are issues like, national security, quashing Muslim terrorists, border wall, jobs for Americans, that are the most important issues for his base. All other issues are negotiable.

    I don’t know about Trump’s healthcare policy but trimming off Obamacare is a good start.

  23. Jo Smyth

    From the day Trump was elected not a day has gone by without him or his family or his Cabinet, being accused of something. All have so far been bull dust. On the other hand the Obama/Clinton wrongdoings have not even been discussed. Why is there no pushback? Is Trump going to suddenly explode and start fighting? He and his Administration seem to be whimpering in the corner and taking all the punches thrown at them. Why is he letting this happen? Does he have a plan? If he doesn’t come out fighting soon, his supporters are going to start wondering why.

  24. Token

    Do they get many see a major point of the play is the assassination leads to the end of freedom & destruction of the perpetrators?

    Their hate inspired murder porn really exposes they abject ignorance.

  25. Indolent

    Trump should drop all pretences and go full hard ball, across the Rubicon. He has zero chance of getting anything sane out of the American left, so he should completely sideline them and ram as much through as he can. Use the nuclear option for everything. Let the Dem senators read out the phone book as much as they like, but ram it all through. May as well as there will be not an iota of compromise from any of them (except maybe Manchin).

    The problem is that he has to fight both sides of the aisle. I guarantee Paul Ryan, for one, would much rather have worked with Hillary Clinton. He never misses a chance to undermine Trump. And then, of course, there’s crazy old McCain, going round the world telling any who will listen that Obama was a better President. How many fronts can he fight on? I’m astonished at how much he has actually accomplished.

  26. C.L.

    The … left is actually insane. Their hatreds are only matched by their ignorance and lack of civic culture. They are the totalitarian enemy they accuse others of being.

    Pinochet had the best attitude towards the left. Take them at their word regarding what they intend to do. Then wipe them out.

  27. GerardO

    u mad bro?

    Also, social media is saying that a number of US Presidents have been portrayed as Julius Caesar, including Obama.

  28. Given the implosion of the Dem party, which is both leaderless as well as rudder less, the only political opposition Trump has is his fellow GOPs in congress and outside. He’s seen off the ones who’d stab him in the front, so it’s only those dinosaurs hankering after the good old days pre-Trump he has to keep an eye on.

    Pointman

  29. areff

    The “climax” of the play, eh?

    Have they chopped off the post-assassination civil war? Perhaps that is what the producers yearn to see, Americans at each other’s throats, as Antony foresaw Romans before getting into the pointed irony business at his cobber’s funeral. His initial reaction above the wounds that ‘ope their ruby lips’:

    Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
    Shall cumber all the parts of Italy.
    Blood and destruction shall be so in use,
    And dreadful objects so familiar,
    That mothers shall but smile when they behold
    Their infants quartered by the hand of war,
    All pity choked with custom of fell deeds,
    And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
    With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
    Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
    Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war,
    That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
    With carrion men, groaning for burial.

    Mind you, if they did end the show with Donald J. Caesar stabbed and dead, it would be something of a mercy, given how badly Americans generally handle the Bard’s verse.

    Brando as Antony scores a high passing grade in the film and Welles wasn’t too bad.

    And the Americans in McKellen’s Richard III, too. But that was type casting as they play the nouveau riche Woodvilles. Compare any of their performances with Geilgud’s Clarence and, suddenly, the merely acceptable is fourth-rte.

    We are now three generations into the officially endorsed and publicly funded elevation of ignorance in education. Killer refrigerators and Shakespeare for mental spastics are the consequence.

  30. struth

    Pointman, he’s got the whole fucking entrenched public service out to get him and the entire MSM.
    Half or more of the GOP , every other country in the world controlled by the UN, all of their MSM and the wankers in those countries that still believe their TV.

    He’s got Soros funded NGO’S and dead set insane mobs like antifa produced by the marxists entrenched in the education system and the left wing judiciary fighting him every step of the way.

    Don’t fall in the trap that Iampeter has fallen in.

  31. areff

    Iampeter

    “Peter” is an American term for prick.

  32. @Struth, he has a long history of people writing him off and saying he’ll never make it, with his battles in office being no exception.

    Trump is strolling it against that list of forces which you quite rightly say oppose him tooth and nail, but when you go through the state of play with each, they’re all on the back foot.

    Taking them in your order, the entrenched public services (in the widest sense) are getting new managers and prison sentences. They’ll buckle under especially after they see what happens to Comey.
    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2017/06/02/leaks/

    The MSM? Nobody believes them in America, and what the MSM outside the USA thinks is irrelevant to him. He’s been feeding them one after another bits of fake news he can disprove easily, but only when they’ve really gone out on a limb over the. eg the Reds under the beds scares.
    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2016/12/08/the-spoilt-brat-complex/

    The GOP found they couldn’t touch him by the end of the primaries. If they’d tried to sabotage him, the party would have exploded. That’s why, apart from the loonies like Sen. McCain from Arizona, everyone is very quiet around him. Not supportive, just quiet.

    Every other country? When you’re the one remaining superpower, what do you care? At the recent G7 meeting, Merkel tried to resist with a united front which turned out to be just her and Trudeau, who quickly dropped supporting her when he’d hit the headlines and got home where reality struck.
    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/listen-up-world-theres-a-new-sheriff-in-town/

    Soros is fighting for his life outside his hidey hole in America, with covered and uncovered warrants for his arrest in countries like Russia. All his indirectly funded front organisations are being pulled apart in various countries who won’t have foreign influence pulling strings.

    Thug movements like antifa go down very badly in the US because it is still a profoundly conservative country, which is why what’s left of the Dems is staying well clear of them.

    At end of day, 65M Americans voted for him and all the vitriol directed at him by media and small unrepresentative groups is getting a lot of pushback, though you don’t hear much about it.
    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/silence-doesnt-mean-approval-nor-does-it-mean-acceptance/

    It’s all a matter of opinion and therefore debatable, but all I can see when I look at it is him grinding them down on all fronts.

    Pointman

  33. jupes

    Then we have the Leftie Cowards who attacked Andrew Bolt 2 on 1 with their mate cameraman

    Hey Steve do you know why Bolta doesn’t mention you when he mentions his blue?

    Tonight he referred to you as ‘an academic’ without using your name.

  34. AlanR

    Upon reading the comments here it becomes bleedingly obvious that you right wing zealots are just as crazy as the left wing loonies you abhor.

  35. Mr Black

    I appreciate the social justice aspects of this scene in that it is women and blacks who team up to defeat the white man. Even their theatrical murders have to be PC approved.

  36. So, OK, let’s leave aside HL Mencken’s famous quotation about the ultimate occupant of the Oval Office, and the crawl-away-and-die-in-a-ditch-if-you-can’t-make-it policies of rampant capitalism. (Hello, Steve, remember me? Your one-time rational liberal interlocutor from long ago?)

    I agree that Trump should not be unduly pilloried for bad behaviour, private or public, and that much of the “leftist” response to his elevation is hysterical. I don’t think we should make too much of the fact that in his contest with Hillary Clinton he lost the popular vote by a Trump Tower or two: that’s not the way presidents are elected in the land of the would-be-free.

    But I do have a problem with the neocon American belief, epitomised by Trump, that the rest of the world does it wrong and only America gets it right, that in recent decades American greatness has been shat upon by foreigners who unaccountably have lots of money and assume therefrom that they also possess political power, and that they really should stop doing this or the Americans will get really, really angry with them. That’s the real political vacuity, not the distressed left.

    The American Dream has never been about giving robber barons free rein. It’s been about social justice, inclusion and necessary support of minorities and the poor. It’s been about due process, and about acceptance that power is limited, even (in fact especially) at the highest level.

    These are the things that worry people in America, and outside its borders, in the lost world that’s not America. I agree with Alan R (above) who commented: “Upon reading the comments here it becomes bleedingly obvious that you right wing zealots are just as crazy as the left wing loonies you abhor.”

  37. cohenite

    GerardO

    #2412700, posted on June 14, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    u mad bro?

    Also, social media is saying that a number of US Presidents have been portrayed as Julius Caesar, including Obama.

    Fuck social media, do you have some evidence?

  38. OldOzzie

    The Lunacy of the Left in America

    Huffington Post

    Jason Fuller, Contributor
    Working to bring about the best in America, both on-line and off.
    Impeachment Is No Longer Enough; Donald Trump Must Face Justice

    06/11/2017 10:39 pm ET

    Impeachment and removal from office are only the first steps; for America to be redeemed, Donald Trump must be prosecuted for treason and — if convicted in a court of law — executed.

  39. OldOzzie

    More Lunacy of the Left

    College professor: House Republicans should face firing squad over Obamacare replacement

    A college professor has apologized after saying House Republicans should face a firing squad for voting last week on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

    Professor John Griffin, who works in the Media Arts and Animation Department at the Art Institute of Washington outside Washington, D.C., shared a Washington Post opinion editorial to his personal Facebook page Thursday, the same day House Republicans passed the controversial American Health Care Act, Campus Reform reported.

    The headline of the Post piece said, “Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable.”

    In his Facebook post, Griffin said Republicans “should be lined up and shot” for their votes.

    “That’s not hyperbole; blood is on their hand,” the professor added.

    In a separate Facebook post moments later, Griffin used an expletive to refer to the GOP.

    “Republicans are a f***ing joke and their voting block runs the gamit [sic] from monstrous to ignorant,” Griffin wrote.

    Campus Reform said it reached out to Griffin regarding the post. Griffin didn’t offer a statement to the conservative website but later edited his original post to include an apology.

    “It’s been pointed out to me that language I had used in reference to the House of Representatives was inappropriate, especially from someone of my profession. This is true. It is inappropriate. And I apologize for using them,” Griffin said.

    The professor explained that he has a pre-existing condition and that caused him to “lash out” on social media.

    After the House passage of the AHCA, liberals claimed the legislation would prevent individuals with pre-existing conditions from purchasing health insurance. The AHCA legislation would not prevent patients with pre-existing conditions from buying health insurance coverage. It would, however, remove the Obamacare-imposed cap on how much insurance companies can charge those consumers.

    “I have a pre-existing condition,” Griffin explained. “One that, without the proper treatment, will eventually kill me.”

    Griffin then expressed “regret” for his previous post, and called it “rash, untoward, and anathema to the way I wish I wish to conduct myself.”

    “I regret my words. I regret the fear that stoked them,” Griffin wrote. He concluded the edited post by saying, “I ask for your forgiveness.”

  40. OldOzzie

    Hateful Actress and Singer Patti LuPone: I Won’t Perform for Trump, “I Hate That Mother F*cker”

    Jim Hoft Jun 14th, 2017 11:06 pm 320 Comments

    Singer and actress Patti LuPone stunned a reporter this week with her unfiltered remarks on US President Donald Trump.

    Lupone told a reporter she won’t perform for President Trump.

    She didn’t stop there.

    Reporter: Tell me why President Trump could come and see your show.

    Patti Luone: Well I hope he doesn’t because I won’t perform if he does.

    Reporter: Really, tell me why?

    Patti LuPone: Because I hate the mother f*cker.

  41. OldOzzie

    Flashback: Loretta Lynch Calls For ‘Blood and Death’ in the Streets (VIDEO)

    As TGP reported back in March, former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a disturbing video calling for marching, blood and even death.

    Lynch worked for President Obama and is most known for not investigating the Clinton Foundation and for meeting former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in June 2016 while his wife, Hillary Clinton, was being investigated for illegal email abuses while she was Obama’s Secretary of State.

    Earlier today, Congressman Scalise was shot by an ultra left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter. Is this what Loretta Lynch was talking about when she said brought up the hard work that had to be done even if it requires bloodshed and death to achieve the left’s ideals?

    Loretta Lynch: “We have always had to work to move this country forward to achieve the great ideals of our Founding Fathers. They’ve marched, they’ve bled, yes some of them have died. This is hard. Every good thing is. We have done this before; we can do this again.”

    Did the Congressional baseball game shooter heed to AG Loretta Lynch’s call for more ‘marching, blood, death on streets’?

    Words matter. pic.twitter.com/aIbHPtmCRa

    — Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 14, 2017

  42. Mark A

    Richard Laidlaw
    #2413368, posted on June 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    The American Dream has never been about giving robber barons free rein. It’s been about social justice, inclusion and necessary support of minorities and the poor. It’s been about due process, and about acceptance that power is limited, even (in fact especially) at the highest level.

    Just tell me one thing, What is it, in your opinion that DT has done so far, that is so outrageous and dangerous to the world and the US, that he must be impeached immediately, even worse, die for?

    I follow politics as much as any cat here, but I simply cannot put my finger on anything he has done, warranting the hysterical response to his election.

  43. .

    Hang Trump?

    Fucking delusional. I am pretty sure the same loony shit was said about Clinton too.

  44. .

    “Power is limited”

    “Social justice, inclusion”

    Not really reconcilable.

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