Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America’s first punk rock president

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Anarchy in the USA: Trump, America's first punk rock president

By John Ruberry

1977 was the year that music came out of the con­cert halls and into the streets; when inde­pen­dent labels sprang out of the wood­work to feed new tastes; when rock music once again became about energy and fun; when the majors’ board­rooms lost con­trol. Sud­denly we could do any­thing. —Liner notes to Streets, a col­lec­tion of punk sin­gles, 1977.

That snip­pet comes from Greil Mar­cus’ “Anar­chy in the UK” chap­ter in The Rolling Stone Illus­trated His­tory of Rock & Roll. Such as it was nearly forty years ago in Great Britain with punk rock as it is with Don­ald Trump and the Repub­li­can Party.

Do you want proof? Just nine days ago the ulti­mate GOP insider, Karl Rove, hosted a meet­ing of Repub­li­can gov­er­nors at the ulti­mate insider’s hotel, the Willard in Wash­ing­ton, where, the New York Times reported, George W. Bush’s Darth Vader, sit­ting at the end of a board­room table, said it was not too late to stop Don­ald Trump.

Well if it isn’t too late now it will very likely be so by Tues­day night when the Super Tues­day results come in.

Repub­li­can pol­i­tics has escaped the board­room and it’s not just on the streets, it’s at the home com­puter key­board, it’s in the employee cafe­te­ria, and at the check-​out line at the local Walmart.

Like the music indus­try “experts” in the late 1970s, the Repub­li­can Party has ignored what its bases really wants. And the base opposes amnesty for ille­gal immi­grants, Oba­maCare, and crony cap­i­tal­ism. Despite promises of elim­i­nat­ing the first two, the Repub­li­can Party has at best only offered shadow box­ing attacks on them. The last one, crony cap­i­tal­ism, is seem­ingly eso­teric, but it’s a cousin of ille­gal immi­gra­tion. I mean, why are we bring­ing in com­puter and soft­ware devel­op­ers from Asia on H1-​B visas? Are there no com­puter sci­ence pro­grams in the United States? Of course there are. But the US Cham­ber of Com­merce and its mem­bers, or as Mark Levin calls the group, the US Cham­ber of Crony Cap­i­tal­ism, is behind this impor­ta­tion of high-​paid work­ers because it knows big cor­po­ra­tions will pay these inden­tured for­eign­ers a lot less than qual­i­fied Amer­i­cans, who often have to train their cheaper replacements.

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And it’s not just Amer­i­can tech work­ers suf­fer­ing. It’s hap­pen­ing at Dis­ney World too.

And the US Cham­ber of Crony Cap­i­tal­ism is in bed with Repub­li­can Party. How many votes on Elec­tion Day come out of it? Maybe a few dozen.

While there are mil­lions of Trump supporters.

And sud­denly they can do any­thing because there is Anar­chy in the USA.

John Ruberry reg­u­larly blogs at Marathon Pun­dit.

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By John Ruberry

1977 was the year that music came out of the concert halls and into the streets; when independent labels sprang out of the woodwork to feed new tastes; when rock music once again became about energy and fun; when the majors’ boardrooms lost control. Suddenly we could do anything. —Liner notes to Streets, a collection of punk singles, 1977.

That snippet comes from Greil Marcus’ “Anarchy in the UK” chapter in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll. Such as it was nearly forty years ago in Great Britain with punk rock as it is with Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

Do you want proof? Just nine days ago the ultimate GOP insider, Karl Rove, hosted a meeting of Republican governors at the ultimate insider’s hotel, the Willard in Washington, where, the New York Times reported, George W. Bush’s Darth Vader, sitting at the end of a boardroom table, said it was not too late to stop Donald Trump.

Well if it isn’t too late now it will very likely be so by Tuesday night when the Super Tuesday results come in.

Republican politics has escaped the boardroom and it’s not just on the streets, it’s at the home computer keyboard, it’s in the employee cafeteria, and at the check-out line at the local Walmart.

Like the music industry “experts” in the late 1970s, the Republican Party has ignored what its bases really wants. And the base opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, ObamaCare, and crony capitalism. Despite promises of eliminating the first two, the Republican Party has at best only offered shadow boxing attacks on them. The last one, crony capitalism, is seemingly esoteric, but it’s a cousin of illegal immigration. I mean, why are we bringing in computer and software developers from Asia on H1-B visas? Are there no computer science programs in the United States? Of course there are. But the US Chamber of Commerce and its members, or as Mark Levin calls the group, the US Chamber of Crony Capitalism, is behind this importation of high-paid workers because it knows big corporations will pay these indentured foreigners a lot less than qualified Americans, who often have to train their cheaper replacements.

John "Lee" Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

And it’s not just American tech workers suffering. It’s happening at Disney World too.

And the US Chamber of Crony Capitalism is in bed with Republican Party. How many votes on Election Day come out of it? Maybe a few dozen.

While there are millions of Trump supporters.

And suddenly they can do anything because there is Anarchy in the USA.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

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For the first times since I lost my job an Stacy McCain lost his Twitter right we’ve had a setback in our quest for $61 to make a living back here at the blog. Yesterday DaTipJar was completely and utterly silent.

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If less than 1% of yesterday’s readers kicked in $10 our goal for the day would be made with ease and to those who already have thank you so much. For those who can’t afford it, don’t worry about it but I do ask you to promote the site.

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