Archive for the ‘Proles’ Category
Until recently, I thought ketchup was useless except as something to dip French fries into. But when faced with a rather unpleasant turkey meatloaf, I remembered that Donald Trump likes to put ketchup on his food, so I thought I would give it a try. And amazingly, the ketchup turned the unpleasant turkey meatloaf into something enjoyable!
Thus did I discover the reason for ketchup. As a condiment that overpowers the flavors of food, it will absolutely ruin high quality Manhattan food. (And that even applies to Manhattan-quality hamburgers, you don’t want to ruin them with ketchup.) But when faced with crappy prole food, which is what the majority of America eats, ketchup works wonders.
The brouhaha over President Trump eating his steak well done with ketchup reminds me once again of an important benefit of being prole, which is that you can eat whatever you want anyway you want to.
If I went to a steak restaurant, I would have to order the steak medium rare, even if that’s not the way I wanted to eat it.
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Possibly, the reason why President Trump likes well done steaks is related to his fear of germs.
One day admission for a family of four: $484. And that doesn’t include parking. Or food. Or whatever else you have to pay extra for.
Santa Monica, the most famous beach in Los Angeles County, is also one of the most desirable places to live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Coney Island, the most famous beach in New York City, is prole. No one rich or famous would be caught dead living there.
Why did these two beach areas have such different outcomes? That’s the question to answer this Christmas.
Matthew Yglesias hates Trump, but nevertheless there’s some interesting stuff here.
As comedian John Mulaney put it, “Donald Trump is like what a hobo imagines a rich man to be.” Actual social and economic elites in the contemporary United States regard ostentatious displays of wealth as vulgar and low-class. What you’re supposed to do is be subtly snobbish about various things — from locally sourced produce at the lower end to unique experiential vacations at the high end — not just slap gold on everything.
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When Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dreams of life as a rich man, he says he’ll have “one long staircase just going up / and one even longer going down / and one more leading nowhere just for show.” Like most working-class people, in other words, he would like to have more money, but he doesn’t especially want to become a cosmopolitan urbanite with hipster tastes. He wants to be Donald Trump.
I’ve been telling you for a long time that the real reason the elites hate Trump is because he’s LOW CLASS. Finally, someone admits it, using those exact words. At the same time, this is why the proles connect with him and love him. The proles don’t understand Romney’s slightly-embarrassed approach to being rich. What seemed very proper to me struck the proles as being sinister.
Deep antipathy to Hillary Clinton exists within the FBI, multiple bureau sources have told the Guardian, spurring a rapid series of leaks damaging to her campaign just days before the election.
Current and former FBI officials, none of whom were willing or cleared to speak on the record, have described a chaotic internal climate that resulted from outrage over director James Comey’s July decision not to recommend an indictment over Clinton’s maintenance of a private email server on which classified information transited.
“The FBI is Trumpland,” said one current agent.
This make sense. Even though the FBI is more prestigious than state and local law enforcement agencies, it’s still law enforcement, and law enforcement is a prole profession, and proles love Donald Trump.
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FBI people have spent their whole lives protecting the country.
They don’t like modern Democrats who think they’re running for President of the World, and look out for everyone’s interests but those of the people who’ve been here paying taxes and dying in wars for generations.
Prole Jews love Donald Trump a lot more than Mormons in Utah.
Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
While it could just be a publicity stunt to connect with proles, there is a lot of other evidence out there that Trump genuinely likes to eat prole food.
When I was a kid, and even when I was a college student, I never knew that fast food was low class. This is either because people who grow up prole are blind to the class markers of their proleness, or because attitudes towards fast food have changed substantially during the last 25 years.
I do think that when Trump was growing up in the 1950s, there was much greater uniformity in the eating habits of Americans, and that fast food restaurants as they existed back then (1952 was when McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken both started franchising) were acceptable middle-class places to eat, and even the upper-middle class could eat there without being disgusted by it. I believe that Trump, unlike most other people, does not change his values based on changes going on in society, because he is immune to peer-pressure persuasion.
A reader wrote in a comment:
Lion: can you do a LOTB post about the film “Welcome to the Dollhouse”. The proles featured in the film were likely very similar to the proles you grew up with. The film really lets the viewer get a sense of prole values and how the differ from true middle class values.
I took the reader up on his suggestion.
This movie was released in 1995, but I think it takes place in the late 1980s, in a prole white area of New Jersey. The main character, Dawn (a 7th grade student) is from a Jewish family. Yes, there are prole Jews.
What can I add that wasn’t addressed in the review by Roger Ebert?
I thought the movie was very accurate. I thought while watching the movie, that’s just like what my junior high school was like, that’s just how the interior of my house looked (or the houses of my friends). People speak with prole accents that, if anything, are toned down compared to how real proles in the New York City area spoke thirty years ago.
Among prole kids from that era, the worst possible insult is to be a “faggot.” At school, Dawn is in physical danger from the other kids, and the school staff seems oblivious to the problem. It seems pretty familiar. If the apathy of the school staff is exaggerated for the sake of dark comedy, it’s only very slightly exaggerated.
It’s my interpretation that the reason why the older brother is obsessed with getting into a good college is to cover up his social inadequacies. No girl will date him because he’s a nerdy beta-male, but by pretending that the girls aren’t good enough for him and that he has more important things to do like build up his resume for college applications, it boosts his self-esteem. Additionally, he no doubt has a genuine desire to get the hell out of his parents’ social class and sees college as the way to do that.
I assume that the movie is partially autobiographical. Todd Solondz, the screenwriter and director, is said to be from Newark, NJ, which is a pretty prole part of New Jersey. The hell he experienced in junior high school as a smart nerdy kid amongst proles is probably just like what Dawn experienced.
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Commenter Otis asks:
Would even prole Jewish parents scorn their 2 bookworm children in favor of their princessy daughter? The mom and dad loved Misty but didn’t care at all about Dawn and her brother. I can’t imagine Jewish parents being like that.
Prole Jews don’t behave much differently than prole gentiles. Proles have lower investment parenting compared to SWPLs. Dawn’s prole parents are content to let her and her brother sink or swim on their own.
Yes, the parents love Misty the most because she is what prole parents want in a child; she is physically attractive and has a winning gender-appropriate personality. She is destined to be one of the popular girls when she’s Dawn’s age.
Dawn’s older brother is nerdy and unpopular, but at least he’s smart. Dawn has nothing going for her at all. She’s not pretty, she’s not athletic, she’s not especially smart, and she has an awkward and moody personality: unlike her younger sister who always says the right thing, Dawn is always saying the wrong things.
It will be interesting to see if people actually want to own this gun. I personally wouldn’t want it, even if it wasn’t horribly prole, because I have no room to display knicknacks and curios.
I also don’t see the point of slaving away for The Man just so you can afford to buy a bunch of useless stuff like this.
It looks like the Zimmerman pistol was removed from the site. I guess the owners of the site didn’t like all of the bad publicity.