Editorial Note: This post is NSFW. If we are going to have an honest discussion about sex and marriage in relation to Trump, then it needs to be done in full honesty. So, for all the negative unmanly ninnies in the so called conservative movement (that means you National Review, the unimaginatively named Erick Erickson, this is your trigger warning, and the Weekly Standard, especially the presently gleeful Stephen F. Hayes).
Late last night we found out that Trump spoke in a private moment about a woman he lusted over when he was single, in 2005. What did he say? Well, this [unedited]:
I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married. And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’ I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look. I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.
I received many messages about the shock that I had nothing to say about it. Well, that was because of this small thing called a hurricane, but why quibble. The moral cowardice of some on the “right” is palpable. Many others sent me notes saying “it’s over” and “Trump will lose now.”
Why? Because we already knew this about Trump 1), and 2) because Hillary—an obtuse candidate as ever in my lifetime—just strolled into Trump’s playing field. Thank you Hillary! However, the smiling “conservatives” on TV, and Fox in particular, have outed themselves for the moral cretins they are. I agree with Decius: there will be no reconciliation for many. I will go one step further as to why. Because you who claim we are friends have no shame and will do anything including throwing over your “friends” to maintain your position. Aristotle speaks of friendship in books 9 and 10 of the Ethics, and in it he notes that an imperfect friendship is one that is one sided, based on some sort of interest or advantage to oneself. Those friendships often fail because one is using the other. That’s you, well many of you, who did not seek a friendship based on an equal station, so to speak.
A real friendship should bear “good will.” This absence is what most on the right have revealed about themselves. These “friends” used to, at least so I thought, understand many of the things we learned together or discussed from afar, about the human condition. Alas….
These “friends” also do not particularly like America or believe in its Idea. Now, I see you no different from the Clinton Crime Family in your political acts and writings because you are propping them up. And because you accept the left’s hypocritical position on sex and marriage even while in places like WS and NR you defended Silvio Berlusconi, former prime minister of Italy who dealt in porn and led a lifestyle far more extravagant than Trump. Classy.
Hillary wrote about Trump’s tape: “This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.” Jeb Bush mustered enough energy to post to her wall how much he agreed. Newsflash to Hillary Clinton: some people actually like sex (more on that below). Since Hillary commented on the story that her campaign had no doubt planted, then game on.
Hillary called disabled children “fucking retards.” She, as I know from my personal discussion with Dick Morris, drained an entire kitchen of its dishes and plates, and assaulted Dick and Bill, while throwing shards of glass at them for…does it really matter what for? She’s violent. She publicly took on a case and, in a laughing recounting, noted how she slut shamed a 12 year old, then blamed said 12 year old for wanting to be raped. Then she praised herself for getting the rapist off with time served: two months. We could go on and on about how she called Monica Lewinsky a Narcissistic looney toon, how some believe their life is in jeopardy, hence living in fear. Sally Miller is another of those.
Then of course, Bill Clinton is fair game in all of this because she says she wants him to be in her administration. She wants him to hold a position of power again. It’s germane folks, sorry and no “Bill has nothing to do with this” blather is persuasive because, you see, Bill will be back and one of her partners in the new government. Given these facts, then, what about his rape of Juanita Broaddrick? We could go on and on with this. Does Hillary support Bill and his rape and his brutal assault (real assault not fake assault) of his sexual conquests? Trump should ask if she repudiates his presidency in light of her comments about Trump’s private Billy Bush moment.
Then there’s Alicia Machado. Machado the one who threatened to kill a judge and had sex on TV while being engaged to someone else. Hillary supported and applauded her and her “honor.” Then she denied she was in a porn film (and be assured there is another more graphic tape of Machado engaged in anal sex floating around). But let’s not forget Machado objectified men in the most despicable way, again all condoned by Hillary. And what did Machado say…on tape?: “Oh your dick, my love, what a tasty dick. Your dick is divine!” Then of course, she had sex…on tape…with him…praising his body parts and skill. So, do women talk of men in similar terms? Well, the left sure admits they do! How demeaning! And the smiling grinches on the right know this.
None of this matters, though, in political terms. In fact, this turn of events will fire up the electorate because of the self congratulation and phony moral grandstanding of the media and the useful props on the “right” about sex and marriage that they have no care for when it’s a Democrat in the mix.
But there is something more important here. Men and their desire, their eros, has always been a part of the human condition. With Trump we are talking about private speech about his erotic mind. We are not talking about public acts here in relation to sex. He has not acted against the will of another, like Bill, and like Hillary, to assault or destroy another because he did not get laid, or because someone was standing in the way of his drive for power (drives in the Nietzschean sense here).
Trump is no different from what we KNOW from the ancients.
In the Iliad we hasten to add that Thersites was jealous of Agamemnon because he always got, and was around, “the hottest girls.” Trump in many ways represents in his speech in question, the desire of a younger person to be with an attractive woman. This does not mean that Trump is a moral example, but it does mean he exemplifies something of this life that all men, while they may not talk like that, have in them innately—to be with someone they consider good looking (we are leaving aside here the beauty question, and will for the sake of argument proceed with the incorrect idea that beauty is in the eye of the beholder). But the complaint against Agamemnon is that he seems to have it all—bronze, gold, riches, and of course, girls.
The point here is not to equate Trump with Agamemnon (though surely some will ignore that and write I wrote that), but to note, the condition that even the ancients knew was present. The accusers of Agamemnon were jealous and babblers—they wanted what he had, but their position and talent did not afford them this position. At least even Hillary Clinton has noted such.
In book one of the Republic, Plato notes that Cephalus had many “mad masters.” Those masters were what we might call, sexual drives and desires. Cephalus had a sense of being guilty about all he did in his younger days, and he sought to redeem himself in his old age by going to the gods in hopes he would be rewarded in the afterlife.
Trump is now married to Melania. By all intents, he has settled down, and has been domesticated. In at least one interview, Melania speaks about it. And then there’s this one:
Conservatives should rejoice shouldn’t they? I mean, is this not what they praise marriage for doing? Making men responsible, and settling them down?
I guess that only applies to globalist, open border, war prone, candidates. Then, they grew, or saw the light. But it is this failure to recognize that Trump gives you what you have said you always wanted and were open to, that now makes you exposed, for all our “lying eyes” you never meant it.