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Rick Wilson @TheRickWilson
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1/ In the midst of something close to 2000 emails along the lines of "Suck it, looser" and "I'm going to kill you" there have been a few heartfelt messages expressing hurt over my "ten tooth" line.

Allow me to make a few observations about this current moment.
2/ Obviously, not all Trump supporters are ten-toothed rubes, but I'd bet you a hundred quatloos research would prove all ten-toothed rubes are Trump supporters.

But that's not really the point, is it? The point is that Trump's base proudly endorses the most lavish cruelty.
3/ They adopt this language and attitude of unearned swagger and strength, of "fuck your feelings" and imitation of Trump's own cruelty, vulgarity, unjustified chest-thumping.

Trumpism isn't, for the 1000th time, conservatism. It's a parasitic infection feeding on hatred.
4/ The reaction to my throwaway line was a sign of 2 things; the unbelievable political and status insecurity of the Trump voter. They were offended by the dental comment, but they should have been offended by the "rube" comment.

Because *I* didn't make them rubes.

Trump did.
5/ Do you want a participation trophy and a pat on the head from me for your utterly credulous dumbassery over Trump's endless list of lies, deceptions, scams, venality, and corruption?

I thought unearned merit was what you hated about the *left*.
6/ The story of the reaction is also a window into the dumbfuckery of the Trump-right outrage machine. It's is the perfect mirror image of the dumb language-and-tone policing of the worst cliches of the social justice crowd.

It's failbot Alinsky for dumbasses.
7/ I'm not going to coddle and cosset people who are proud of being conned, or who embrace cruelty as governance.

I was told the new order was all about "fuck your feelings" but apparently MAGA feefees are so delicate a bald dude with big ears and glasses can trigger you.
8/ Social and status insecurity is the key underpinning of racially inflected nationalism that Trump and Russia (but I repeat myself) weaponized.

You don't like someone who pokes it? You don't like someone who calls your shit? I am not your safe space.
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