So riddle me this, why is it that anyone with the slightest amount of commonsense would want to waste any amount of time listening to some wacky leftwing TV cook regarding their opinion on American politics? Especially one that is little more than just another brain-dead liberal. It’s right up there with choosing to listen to the many ‘half-baked’ Hollyweird loons who spew their idiotic drivel. But it was in an interview with Reason magazine that Anthony Bourdain, and rather surprisingly so, confessed that he is "nauseated" by the contempt with which "privileged Eastern liberals such as myself" hold their fellow red state Americans.
Apparently, Mr. Bourdain, well-known celebrity cook and self-described “privileged Eastern liberal”, slammed his fellow leftist elites this week, arguing that their disdain for working-class Americans is what helped to create “the upswell of rage and contempt” that in turn helped to propel Donald Trump to the presidency. Bourdain was quoted as saying, “The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we're seeing now.”
He said, “I've spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America. There are a hell of a lot of nice people out there, who are doing what everyone else in this world is trying to do: the best they can to get by, and take care of themselves and the people they love. When we deny them their basic humanity and legitimacy of their views, however different they may be than ours, when we mock them at every turn, and treat them with contempt, we do no one any good. Nothing nauseates me more than preaching to the converted.” As far as I’m concerned Bourdain is just one more leftwing hypocrite on what has come to be a very long list of many.
Bourdain, who is a New York City native and an outspoken critic of the president-elect, said he thinks “the rise of authoritarianism” is a “global trend and one that should be of concern to everyone.” Still, he argued, the belittling or dismissive attitudes of his peers toward Trump’s supporters is counterproductive. He said, “The self-congratulatory tone of the privileged left — just repeating and repeating and repeating the outrages of the opposition — this does not win hearts and minds.” And then he went on to say, “It doesn’t change anyone’s opinions. It only solidifies them and makes things worse for all of us.” Pretty profound for a cook.
Apparently he was also asked his opinion of HBO host Bill Maher. Bourdain appeared on Maher's show Real Time a few years back and, as we can see, it didn't leave a very favorable impression. And it was regarding Mr. Maher that Bourdain said, “[Maher is] insufferably smug. Really the worst of the smug, self-congratulatory left. I have a low opinion of him. I did not have an enjoyable experience on his show. Not a show I plan to do again. He's a classic example of the smirking, contemptuous, privileged guy who lives in a bubble. And he is in no way looking to reach outside, or even look outside, of that bubble, in an empathetic way.”
With all that said I think it might be worth noting Bourdain really ain’t that much of a fan of those who live in flyover country either. As proof of that I offer other comments of note from the TV cook which include the time that he said the world would only be at peace when Whites are bred out of existence. Or when he attributed the supposed harmony of Singaporean society to miscegenation. In reality, Singapore owes its orderliness to harsh laws that are very strictly enforced. The population there is 70 percent ethnic Chinese, and they give no sign of wanting to mix with the native Malay Muslims, imported Africans, or anyone else.
This guy Bourdain is another one of those left wing creeps who were they to be living in any country other than the good old U. S. of A., would be selling pencils on some street corner. Like most of his leftwing compatriots who call Hollyweird home, he has more money than sense. Personally, I think Mr. Bourdain is just another frustrated Hitlery supporter who has yet to come to grips with the fact that his favored candidate lost. He too seems to suffer from that which has come to infect so many on the left known as Trump derangement syndrome. I see his recent interview with Reason magazine as being little more than some weird form of therapy.