Time Magazine has afforded space for “columnist Abdul-Jabbar… a six-time NBA champion and league Most Valuable Player” (which makes him an expert on politics) to slam Donald Trump.
— Aravind Balakrishnan (@aravindbk) December 9, 2015
Abdul-Jabbar labels Trump a terrorist for not sticking to the script and telling the politically correct version of truth.
“If violence can be an abstraction—and it can; that’s what a threat is—the Trump campaign meets this definition,” the washed up basketballer explains. “Thus, Trump is ISIS’s greatest triumph: the perfect Manchurian Candidate who, instead of offering specific and realistic policies, preys on the fears of the public, doing ISIS’s job for them.”
The Donald is not killing anybody—remember, Kareem’s talking about abstractions—but his exercise of the First Amendment on the national political stage is tantamount to terrorism and a hate crime.
“While Trump is not slaughtering innocent people, he is exploiting such acts of violence to create terror here to coerce support. As I have written before, his acts could be interpreted as hate crimes.”
Trump’s political stance might make people transcend abstraction and actually commit acts of violence, according to Abdul-Jabbar.
“Trump’s irresponsible, inflammatory rhetoric and deliberate propagation of misinformation have created a frightened and hostile atmosphere that could embolden people to violence. He’s the swaggering guy in old Westerns buying drinks for everyone in the saloon while whipping them up for a lynching.”
According to the NBA Most Valuable Player, Trump’s supporters are identical to ISIS recruits influenced by crackpot social media.
“The same process works for Trump’s supporters. They are impervious to facts or truth because their (understandable) frustration and anger at partisan greed and incompetence have fatigued them out of critical thinking.”
Moreover, Trump is unAmerican—at least unAmerican according to the definition concocted by liberals.
“It’s shameful enough that Trump’s solutions run contrary to American values, but it’s more shameful that his followers refuse to acknowledge it. Such brainwashed behavior is demeaning to them and harmful to the country.”
Finally—and comically—Kareem compares Trump to the Beast slouching toward Bethlehem in W.B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming” poem.
“When I read the description of the beast, it’s [sic] ‘gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,’ I can’t help but think of Trump and his cynical strategy of using misinformation, half-truths and deception in order to gain access to a position that should only be held by those who would be repulsed by that strategy.”
The liberals are running scared.
Trump might actually become president.
No number of Time Magazine op-ed rants are likely to change that.