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Whether or not Donald Trump ultimately succeeds in winning the White House, historians are likely to rank him as the most consequential presidential candidate of at least the past half-century. He has already transformed the tone and temper of American political life. If he becomes the Republican nominee, he will demolish its structural underpinnings as well. Should he prevail in November, his election will alter its very fabric in ways likely to prove irreversible. Whether Trump ever delivers on his promise to “Make America Great Again,” he is already transforming American democratic practice.

Trump takes obvious delight in thumbing his nose at the political establishment and flouting its norms. Yet to classify him as an anti-establishment figure is to miss his true significance. He is to American politics what Martin Shkreli is to Big Pharma. Each represents in exaggerated form the distilled essence of a much larger and more disturbing reality. Each embodies the smirking cynicism that has become one of the defining characteristics of our age. Each in his own way is a sign of the times.

In contrast to the universally reviled Shkreli, however, Trump has cultivated a mass following that appears impervious to his missteps, miscues, and misstatements. What Trump actually believes — whether he believes in anything apart from big, splashy self-display — is largely unknown and probably beside the point. Trumpism is not a program or an ideology. It is an attitude or pose that feeds off of, and then reinforces, widespread anger and alienation.

The pose works because the anger — always present in certain quarters of the American electorate but especially acute today — is genuine. By acting the part of impish bad boy and consciously trampling on the canons of political correctness, Trump validates that anger. The more outrageous his behavior, the more secure his position at the very center of the political circus. Wondering what he will do next, we can’t take our eyes off him. And to quote Marco Rubio in a different context, Trump “knows exactly what he is doing.”

Targeting Obama’s Presidency

There is a form of genius at work here. To an extent unmatched by any other figure in American public life, Trump understands that previous distinctions between the ostensibly serious and the self-evidently frivolous have collapsed. Back in 1968, then running for president, Richard Nixon, of all people, got things rolling when he appeared on Laugh-In and uttered the immortal words, “Sock it to me?” But no one has come close to Trump in grasping the implications of all this: in contemporary America, celebrity confers authority. Mere credentials or qualifications have become an afterthought. How else to explain the host of a “reality” TV show instantly qualifying as a serious contender for high office?

For further evidence of Trump’s genius, consider the skill with which he plays the media, especially celebrity journalists who themselves specialize in smirking cynicism. Rather than pretending to take them seriously, he unmasks their preening narcissism, which mirrors his own. He refuses to acknowledge their self-assigned role as gatekeepers empowered to police the boundaries of permissible discourse. As the embodiment of “breaking news,” he continues to stretch those boundaries beyond recognition.

In that regard, the spectacle of televised “debates” has offered Trump an ideal platform for promoting his cult of personality. Once a solemn, almost soporific forum for civic education — remember Kennedy and Nixon in 1960? — presidential debates now provide occasions for trading insults, provoking gaffes, engaging in verbal food fights, and marketing magical solutions to problems ranging from war to border security that are immune to magic. For all of that we have Trump chiefly to thank.

Trump’s success as a campaigner schools his opponents, of course. In a shrinking Republican field, survival requires mimicking his antics. In that regard, Ted Cruz rates as Trump’s star pupil. Cruz is to Trump what Lady Gaga was to Amy Winehouse — a less freewheeling, more scripted, and arguably more calculating version of the original.

Yet if not a clone, Cruz taps into the same vein of pissed-off, give-me-my-country-back rage that Trump himself has so adeptly exploited. Like the master himself, Cruz has demonstrated a notable aptitude for expressing disagreement through denigration and for extravagant, crackpot promises. For his part, Marco Rubio, the only other Republican still seriously in the running, lags not far behind. When it comes to swagger and grandiosity, nothing beats a vow to create a “New American Century,” thereby resurrecting a mythic past when all was ostensibly right with the world.

On two points alone do these several Republicans see eye-to-eye. The first relates to domestic policy, the second to America’s role in the world.

On point one: with absolute unanimity, Trump, Cruz, and Rubio ascribe to Barack Obama any and all problems besetting the nation. To take their critique at face value, the country was doing swimmingly well back in 2009 when Obama took office. Today, it’s FUBAR, due entirely to Obama’s malign actions.

Wielding comparable authority, however, a Republican president can, they claim, dismantle Obama’s poisonous legacy and restore all that he has destroyed. From “day one,” on issues ranging from health care to immigration to the environment, the Republican candidates vow to do exactly this. With the stroke of a pen and the wave of a hand, it will be a breeze.

On point two: ditto. Aided and abetted by Hillary Clinton, Obama has made a complete hash of things abroad. Here the list of Republican grievances is especially long. Thanks to Obama, Russia threatens Europe; North Korea is misbehaving; China is flexing its military muscles; ISIS is on the march; Iran has a clear path to acquiring nuclear weapons; and perhaps most distressingly of all, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, is unhappy with U.S. policy.

Here, too, the Republican candidates see eye-to-eye and have solutions readily at hand. In one way or another, all of those solutions relate to military power. Trump, Cruz, and Rubio are unabashed militarists. (So, too, is Hillary Clinton, but that’s an issue deserving an essay of its own). Their gripe with Obama is that he never put American military might fully to work, a defect they vow to amend. A Republican commander-in-chief, be it Trump, Cruz, or Rubio, won’t take any guff from Moscow or Pyongyang or Beijing or Tehran. He will eradicate “radical Islamic terrorism,” put the mullahs back in their box, torture a bunch of terrorists in the bargain, and give Bibi whatever he wants.

In addition to offering Obama a sort of backhanded tribute — so much damage wrought by just one man in so little time — the Republican critique reinforces reigning theories of presidential omnipotence. Just as an incompetent or ill-motivated chief executive can screw everything up, so, too, can a bold and skillful one set things right.

Juan and Evita in Washington?

The ratio between promises made and promises fulfilled by every president in recent memory — Obama included — should have demolished such theories long ago. But no such luck. Fantasies of a great president saving the day still persist, something that Trump, Cruz, and Rubio have all made the centerpiece of their campaigns. Elect me, each asserts. I alone can save the Republic.

Here, however, Trump may enjoy an edge over his competitors, including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. With Americans assigning to their presidents the attributes of demigods — each and every one memorialized before death with a library-shrine — who better to fill the role than an egomaniacal tycoon who already acts the part? The times call for strong leadership. Who better to provide it than a wheeler-dealer unbothered by the rules that constrain mere mortals?

What then lies ahead?

If Trump secures the Republican nomination, now an increasingly imaginable prospect, the party is likely to implode. Whatever rump organization survives will have forfeited any remaining claim to represent principled conservatism.

None of this will matter to Trump, however. He is no conservative and Trumpism requires no party. Even if some new institutional alternative to conventional liberalism eventually emerges, the two-party system that has long defined the landscape of American politics will be gone for good.

Should Trump or a Trump mini-me ultimately succeed in capturing the presidency, a possibility that can no longer be dismissed out of hand, the effects will be even more profound. In all but name, the United States will cease to be a constitutional republic. Once President Trump inevitably declares that he alone expresses the popular will, Americans will find that they have traded the rule of law for a version of caudillismo. Trump’s Washington could come to resemble Buenos Aires in the days of Juan Perón, with Melania a suitably glamorous stand-in for Evita, and plebiscites suitably glamorous stand-ins for elections.

That a considerable number of Americans appear to welcome this prospect may seem inexplicable. Yet reason enough exists for their disenchantment. American democracy has been decaying for decades. The people know that they are no longer truly sovereign. They know that the apparatus of power, both public and private, does not promote the common good, itself a concept that has become obsolete. They have had their fill of irresponsibility, lack of accountability, incompetence, and the bad times that increasingly seem to go with them.

So in disturbingly large numbers they have turned to Trump to strip bare the body politic, willing to take a chance that he will come up with something that, if not better, will at least be more entertaining. As Argentines and others who have trusted their fate to demagogues have discovered, such expectations are doomed to disappointment.

In the meantime, just imagine how the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library, no doubt taller than all the others put together, might one day glitter and glisten — perhaps with casino attached.

Andrew J. Bacevich, a TomDispatch regular, is professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University. He is the author of the new book America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History(Random House, April 2016).

(Reprinted from TomDispatch by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. On point one: with absolute unanimity, Trump, Cruz, and Rubio ascribe to Barack Obama any and all problems besetting the nation. To take their critique at face value, the country was doing swimmingly well back in 2009 when Obama took office.

    You must have missed the South Carolina debate.

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  2. Hillary wants war with Russia, Trump doesn’t:

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/11/19/hillary-clintons-road-to-war/

    Hillary Clinton promised us a speech on what she’d do to destroy ISIS, but what she gave us was a speech detailing how she would destroy Syria – and drag the US down the road to another unwinnable war. What she essentially proposes is that we fight a three-sided battle – against ISIS, on the one hand, and against Bashar al-Assad, Russia, and Iran on the other.

    She elaborated on her “no-fly zone” scheme, saying she wanted to set it up only in the north. This means not only that the US air force will be protecting the “moderate” Syrian rebels – a coalition of US-supported head-choppers and al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of al-Qaeda – but also preventing Russian warplanes from flying over the huge swath of territory in the north controlled by the Islamic State – including Raqqa, their capital. So how does she intend to keep Putin out of the skies over Raqqa – by shooting down Russian planes…

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  3. I’m surprised at Andy working himself up into such a lather when he’s usually capable of such nuanced insight. Maybe it’s just the contagion hysteria of proximity to the overwrought media and establishment politicos’ environment now that he’s finally managed to penetrate their borders.

    I note that this broadside ignores that Trump alone refuses to demonize Putin, thinks we ought to let the Russians dispose of ISIS, says we ought to be fair-handed in the dispute between Israel and Palestinians, believes that five trillion has been misspent on futile Middle Eastern wars, called President Bush a liar and his wars acts of stupidity, reviles the TPP style trade deals as bad for average folks, and refuses to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran.

    Not only does this diverge from the establishment double down policies of all the others (and yes, Hillary too) but it is remarkably redolent of Andrew Bacevich’s own critiques. It seems that both I and Donald Trump have been convinced by the same arguments that Andy has so cogently and tirelessly made. It seems that even someone who speaks in cruder terms and has the financial wherewithal to buck the gamed donorist system has noted the cognitive dissonance of our failed duopoly beltway consensus.

    You know what? He isn’t even a lawyer, those most skilled at devising loopholes in the Constitution, which has allowed an oligarchy to create a de facto velvet fascism of big money usurpation of democratic accountability.

    Is it so bad that the billionaire was a reality TV actor? Wasn’t Ronald Reagan, a mere Hollywood actor, possessed of a common sense for leadership that defied professional politicians’ acceptance of stagflation and made common cause with the unthinkable, the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union in the only genuine push to rid the world of a potential nuclear holocaust? Were his Presidential debates profound, or reduced to the wielding of one-liners: “There he goes again,” “I refuse to use my opponent’s youth and inexperience against him” – quips as determinative of winning a serious debate?

    No, Andrew, this is not Peronism. It is the case that other than Sanders and Trump, none of the establishment pols are supporting the cause of the American people’s interests. It is not huge numbers as imagined Trumpistas, but recognizing that someone in the running is supporting their interests. Who else will rid us of these pestilential high priests?

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  4. The rate at which people are flooding into the country is THE issue.

    I can only imagine than Mr. Bacevich is yet another pundit-clown who hasn’t set foot in a store in 20 years. Most of the places I go in Midwest America now look exactly the same as when I visited Cancun, Mexico and had to visit the local Sam’s Club.

    The school where my wife teaches is now designated ELL, code for “Welcome Spanish-speaking kids.”

    I have never seen the Talking Heads (or is the body part more colon-related?) veer further from grasping reality. They all talk politics like the Bureau of Lies and Statistics (BLS.gov) tells us how great is the employment situation. Just ask anyone laid off from a high paying job, there are tons of minimum-wage, part-time jobs to be had now.

    People are rightfully pissed. Those of us paying taxes and showing up for work are endlessly berated for our White Privilege (you know, the privilege of paying for everyone else’s benefits), our rape culture (you know, the one on campuses where people still send their daughters) and our micro-aggressions.

    Hint: Don’t worry too much about our micro-aggressions. You’d better start worrying about all those MACRO AGGRESSIONS you’re fostering in us.

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  5. This had some serious defects, especially in the latter parts. The country will stop functioning like a democratic republic if Trump is elected, yet the people exercise no real sovereignty at this point in time (which is the definition of republic’s democratic function)?

    It’s already been pointed out above the claim Trump is the same as the neocon circle jerk is rather ludicrous. Trump is militaristic in a ‘don’t step on me sort of way’. The others talk in zany abstractions of democracy and asserting American leadership (read swashbuckling pillaging). Trump says the military slaughters ISIL (and ISIL toddlers, kids, and moms), waterboards some ragheads, then comes home. ‘You have to know when to use it [the military]‘, Don avers.

    Nor is any evidence submitted Trump would act egregiously outside the Constitution, or be capable of doing that with the checks of the other branches. Nor is it mentioned he’s right on the neocon warmongering, trade, legalized donor fraud, DC corruption, and immigration.

    Why? He must be dismissed…

    You can also see a subtextual narrative peeking out in which if the wealth was distributed more fairly, everyone would love immigrants and perfectly natural in-group behavour would dissipate to faciliate the in-group behavour of a culture foreign to that of the WASPs who founded the US.

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    Trumpism is a more extreme manifestation of the personality cults which got Reagan and Schwarzenegger elected. As for Trump himself, he’s more in touch with reality than those two. Trump understands that everything put forth by the media is bullshit. He’s the post-bullshit candidate.

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  7. If The Donald ushers out the “conservative” era, more power to him!

  8. “In the meantime, just imagine how the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library, no doubt taller than all the others put together, might one day glitter and glisten — perhaps with casino attached.”

    Not dissimilar the to William J. Clinton Presidential Museum and Massage Parlor.

  9. I’m a fan of Bacevich and, frankly, this disappoints.

    Hillary Clinton is far more likely to lead the US into foreign wars than Trump. I don’t see how Bacevich, with his hatred of the neocons, can’t see that Hillary will almost certainly continue their policies while Trump won’t.

    Trump, if anything, will make America more isolationist (meaning, in plain English, the US will mind its own business, rather than launching one crusade after another).

    I don’t see how Bacevich can miss this.

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  10. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"]
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    I watched the last debate, where the Donald… triumphed! and I thought I would have liked to have had a way to have been a coach or something with a line to his ear piece etc… I would have told him to play a little cool, don’t be too what ever, too what ever…! I mean he was great, but he could have been stupendous… he was within close to where he could have really nailed it!

    If Donald could learn to back off a little bit, and be slower and more deliberate… and stifle those stupid hamy facial overkill schticks… he could be more adult! Then he could be the adult in the room!

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    It’s the same where I am. Where I live we have been FLOODED with unassimilating migrants. HALF the first grade in the county school system doesn’t speak English. Hospital emergency rooms (to crib another’s words of what I have personally observed several times) look like a bus station in rural Mexico. Who the hell is paying for all this? WE ARE. Who the hell is NOT benefiting in any way shape and form from this? WE ARE NOT. There has NEVER been consent by the American people for what the globalists and radical left are doing to our country.

    I’ve seen this again and again and again with men of Bacevich’s generation. They just can’t get past the mental block that our Republic could fall, that we as a people are somehow immune to the same weakness that has felled every Republic before us. Our Constitution is DEAD. Our Republic is DEAD. I wish it were not so with great intensity, but I will not ignore the stench of its rotting corpse, the utter disconnect between the will of the American people and decision making in Washington DC. If Trump were openly running for King I would vote for him, because at this point in time with globalist traitors and radical leftists forcing open borders and ‘free’ trade down our throats we are being taxed to pay for our own dispossession by foreign colonists planting their (mostly hostile) civilizational realms inside our lands while the economic system is being rigged to ensure our descendants enter a kind of permanent debt slavery.

    I was born in the old Republic. I want it back. DJT cannot bring it back. If we are staggeringly lucky, he might carve out enough political space for others to begin that multigenerational task. Probably, we will just blunder along until the stupid, stupid people running our country finally frak up one time too many and the patronage welfare party comes to an end. Remember Katrina (not the whitewashed crap we got in MSM, dig deeper), the EBT riots? That which cannot go on forever, does not. We cannot keep doubling the national debt every 8 years. If we cannot live together in peace, we will not. This multicult lunacy is not going to have a happy ending. I’m selfish enough to hope that the stupid, stupid people can keep it together long enough so that I don’t have to live through the death throes. And I sure as hell hope they don’t.

  12. all this talk about how bad trump is, just how bad is he compare to the other candidates? I see no difference. I see a guy who is better at the game than career politicians.

  13. How else to explain the host of a “reality” TV show instantly qualifying as a serious contender for high office?

    Maybe telling America that he was going to actually build a wall and deport people and sound like he meant it had something to do with it.

  14. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"]
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    This sounds about right.

    Even if Trump wins, he can’t succeed.

    But He is wrecker, and at this point, wrecking is success enough.

    The GLOB must be shaken from the tree top.

  15. If you seriously believe that, I have a bridge to sell you in Nigeria.

    Trump is a think-skinned demagogue who I can easily imagine would invade (perhaps even nuke) a country if he perceived it (or its leaders) insulted him in any way. Hillary may have warmongering instincts but her party decidedly doesn’t, and will keep her in line.

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  16. Why is Prof. Bacevich so hysterical (unempirical, unargumentative) about Trump? I suppose it’s a matter of class consciousness.
    He may have his infights with the neoconservative academicians and media makers, but he belongs basically to the same class and if this class is endangered he will stand shoulder to shoulder with them.
    At last he will give up all his pacifist pretentions and will vote for Hillary. He only needs a pretext: that’s why he’s just working himself up about Trump The Fascist Dictator.

  17. Trump does represent an ideology – populism – which is basically democratic nationalism for new world Anglo countries that don’t like fascism. Since the 1890s American and UK Commonwealth populism has consistently emphasised such policies as immigration restrictionism, protectionism, distrust of financiers, support for small business, and a cautious, “what’s in it for us?” attitude to foreign policy. Trump also fits the extroverted, charismatic mould of the classic English-speaking populist president or prime mininster.

    The US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand have all had Trump-like leaders appear when the masses are unhappy with the policies of the liberal right and the socialist/progressive left.

  18. Cruz is to Trump what Lady Gaga was to Amy Winehouse — a less freewheeling, more scripted, and arguably more calculating version of the original.

    Hands down the stupidest thing I have read this week. Don’t try to make comparisons between musicians when you obviously know nothing about them. There is no useful relation to draw out from the very different Winehouse and Gaga. Please grandpa, don’t be so embarrassing.

    Oh wait, actually the rest of your article is just as stupid. The comparisons are just as dumb.

    …I guess it is a bit better than the go to Slate Hitler comparisons but only just…somehow he is both Skreli and Peron lol. Get a grip.

    Trump is a moderate with great media skills. His popularity is explained by the fact that his moderation comes from the first principle ‘do something if it is good for the American people.’ Rather than Cruz ‘do something if it accords with Cruz’s abstract principles’ or Clinton ‘do something if it will make me richer and help me revenge myself on the world for Bill’s abject humiliation of me.’

    That is why people don’t mind his flip flops or his moderations. They know what principle he is arguing from and that it is the only one suitable for a President of the United States. It is also what all pundits and politicos have failed to get. They are so abstract and motivated by personal jealousies and weirdnesses.

    Bacevich, stick to your anti-war stuff or get over yourself and get with the programme. If it is good for the American people then it should be policy otherwise it should not. Easy.

    Also stay away from popular culture. You know very little and it discredits you.

  19. I don’t know who Andy is (I read Sailer at this site), but good lord, this is terrible.

    “What Trump actually believes — whether he believes in anything apart from big, splashy self-display — is largely unknown and probably beside the point.”

    I know Trump is against illegal immigration. I know Trump believes the Gulf War was a mistake. I know Trump doesn’t believe Putin is the boogeyman. I know as much about what Trump ‘believes’ as I do the rest of the candidates.

    “Mere credentials or qualifications have become an afterthought. How else to explain the host of a “reality” TV show instantly qualifying as a serious contender for high office?”

    Huh? Trump has been a nationally known business leader for his entire adult life. Rubio, on the other hand, is a junior senator with even fewer accomplishments that Obama and W. Sanders is a socialist crackpot from a small state, whom noone had heard of 8 months ago. Cruz is simply a mid-level professional politician.

    “Once a solemn, almost soporific forum for civic education — remember Kennedy and Nixon in 1960? — presidential debates now provide occasions for trading insults…For all of that we have Trump chiefly to thank.”

    Huh? Trump has participated in presidential debates in 7 months of the last 55 years. Is your argument that presidential debates were ‘civic education’ in 2012? Obviously not-you had to refer to the 1960 debates to remind us how good they were. So how could Trump be the one ‘chiefly to thank,’ given your argument is that debates have declined over the last 55 years? What about the other guys, in the 13 presidential elections since then? Trump somehow magically retroactively transformed presidential debates in 1968-2012, and is ‘chiefly’ responsible for their decline? Just a terrible, terrible argument.

    “On point one: with absolute unanimity, Trump, Cruz, and Rubio ascribe to Barack Obama any and all problems besetting the nation.”

    Trump clearly (and controversially) argued that the Gulf War (under Bush II) was a mistake, and that his administration lied to get us into it! Jeb, another candidate you may have heard of, vociferously argued against this in the South Carolina debate. And Trumps main conflicts have been with the news media, the other candidates, and even the Pope. Your “point one” statement is incorrect and lazy, lazy, lazy.

    “Here, too, the Republican candidates see eye-to-eye and have solutions readily at hand. In one way or another, all of those solutions relate to military power.”

    Again: Trump says the Gulf War was a mistake. He also says he could work with Putin. Are you even trying anymore?

    “Should Trump or a Trump mini-me ultimately succeed in capturing the presidency, a possibility that can no longer be dismissed out of hand, the effects will be even more profound. In all but name, the United States will cease to be a constitutional republic. ”

    How? Will Trump shut down the Congress? Arrest and execute the supreme court justices? Will he order the military to seize Democratic and Republican Party property (and would the military listen)? Write laws personally? How does Trump = President correspond to USA =/ constitutional republic?

    Honestly, this is one of the laziest articles I have ever read. You have outdone even the National Review with it, and I suppose that is one form of accomplishment.

    I think I’ll stick with Sailer. I’ve inflated your readership once too many times.

    joeyjoejoe

  20. Trump’s political philosophy is, and always has been, basically Pat Buchanan’s, just without the strong Catholicism.

  21. trump knows the media news is bullshit, he knows something about buildings so he is well aware the 9-11 story is BS.

    he does understand that the economy has been intentionally hollowed, destroyed to benefit a few.

    his domestic policy statements are better than any including sanders.

    of all the candidates trump is less likely to get into any war.

    cruz, loonio, hillary are 100% puppets. americans dont need ‘em.

    trump will win and our so=called democracy will actually benefit. no way under cruz (what’s wrong with harvard?), loonio, the cackling witch.

  22. I respect Mr. Bacevich and have read many of his works. That said, I am baffled that he could have so completely misunderstand Mr. Trump and what he stands for. I suspect Bacevich has simply spent too much time inside the Beltway to get it. This is a nationalist revolt against the Neo-Con’s and their friends who, not content with turning the USA into a slave of Israel, now want to destroy the American altogether by mass immigration from the Third World. This is not going to happen and if Trump has to step on a few toes to turn things around, so be it. The Progressives and Neo-Con’s have never let the law stop them.

  23. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"]
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    UNZ READERS

    Andrew Bacevitch raises the most important question of all:What is Post-Trump POTUS politics?

    Around 100 percent of the UNZ REVIEW commenters split their brains open over their keyboards over clever policy wonk arguments. Reality check:Native Born White Americans can’t vote their way out of the very nasty consequences of being a White racial minority in Post-White “America”.

    POTUS Trump at best can slow down the racial transformation of the US by an itty bitty increment.

    Andrew Bacevitch

    My cerebral cortex alarm bells went off when you wrote about conservative principles. When a see the word “conservatism” here is what I think:conservatism as a strictly syntactical concept devoid of any historical-semantic context. And this means handing over California over to the highly racialized Chinese and Hindu Colonizers…..and a Hispanic Gang Banger majority US Military whose Gang Banger Hispanic Soldiers force racial minority status on The Historic Native Born White American Majority at the end of the barrel of an m-16.

    Larger point:the nonwhite Demographic Tsunmai that will hit Nov 8 POTUS Night every four years is a direct consequence of three things:1)The passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act…2)the monumental GREED of the White Liberal Greedy Cheating Class White Male MEGA-CEO…and 3)the hardcore racial identity politics of the highly racialized high fertility nonwhite Democratic Party Voting Bloc…which wouldn’t exist in the US if the 1965 Immigration Reform Act had not been passed.

  24. This article is a polemic disguised as analysis – very poorly disguised.

    Our constitutional republic is indeed decaying. It has been doing so for a long time. Trump is a symptom, not the disease, as Obama has been. Forces far greater than the desires of puny men are at work.

    “pity this busy monster, manunkind,

    not. Progress is a comfortable disease:

    …We doctors know

    a hopeless case if — listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”

    e.e. cummings

  25. That could be the reason ADL has condemned Minister Louis Farrakhan for praising Donald Trump for refusing to take “Jewish money”. He, like US ambassador at United Nations, Samantha Power, called Hillary Clinton “a monster”.

    On February 29, Jewish Supremacist lobbying group ADL released a “Guideline list” for the presidential candidates. It contains the names of 11 American ‘antisemites’, who must be avoided to receive Jewish funds and media support. Louis Farrakhan is one of them. The other ‘honored ones’ included Dr. David Duke, Andrew Anglin, Dr. Kevin McDonald, Matthew Heimbach, Rachel Pandergraft, Don Black, Jared Taylor, William Johnson, Lee Rogers, and the notorious Islamophobe Israel-Firster Richard spencer….

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/03/02/farrakhan-hillary-is-a-wicked-woman/

  26. I read half the article; and then scrolled down to see the credentials of the author. I was not surprised to see the chap is an academic. You are right. These people with their secure tenures for life usually supported by the tax payer have zero skin in the game. They are very enamored by their own intelligence; mainly a result of the mutual admiration society they inhabit called academia. They have no contact with reality and engage in a form of intellectual masturbation. This is mainly due to the fact that they do not get punished for their bad ideas; a point that Sowell has made quite often.

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  27. Bacevich has written a number of good pieces through the years, but I’m afraid this one is an epic fail. I really don’t have any specific criticism to add to what the other commenters here have already said, so let me just address one other point:

    If Trump secures the Republican nomination, now an increasingly imaginable prospect, the party is likely to implode.

    That alone would justify electing Trump! And think about it, people: if the Republican Party goes, the Democratic Party will be next. After, not being Republicans is the only the Democrats have to run on anymore.

  28. This is a very disappointing piece from Col. Bacevich which clearly stems from his personal dislike for Donald Trump. Low opinion on Trump is one thing, but to utterly misrepresent Trump’s views is another and Bacevich does it on at least 3 occasions.

    “with absolute unanimity, Trump, Cruz, and Rubio ascribe to Barack Obama any and all problems besetting the nation. “ writes Bacevich.

    This is plainly and simply false. Trump was clear he blamed the Iraq war fallout on Bush, as well as the 2008. economic crisis. Trump’s statements on this are well documented.

    “Here, too, the Republican candidates see eye-to-eye and have solutions readily at hand. In one way or another, all of those solutions relate to military power. Trump, Cruz, and Rubio are unabashed militarists. (So, too, is Hillary Clinton, but that’s an issue deserving an essay of its own). Their gripe with Obama is that he never put American military might fully to work, a defect they vow to amend. A Republican commander-in-chief, be it Trump, Cruz, or Rubio, won’t take any guff from Moscow or Pyongyang or Beijing or Tehran. He will eradicate “radical Islamic terrorism,” put the mullahs back in their box, torture a bunch of terrorists in the bargain, and give Bibi whatever he wants.”

    How Bacevich could write this with a straight face is beyond me. He completely omits statements from Trump that express the exact opposite of what Bacevich claims here, from Trump explicitly saying “he wants to get along with Putin” through Trump’s refusal to commint to “tearing up the Iran deal on day one” to expressing a will to be even-handed between Israel and Palestinians in the last GOP debate.

    “Should Trump or a Trump mini-me ultimately succeed in capturing the presidency, a possibility that can no longer be dismissed out of hand, the effects will be even more profound. In all but name, the United States will cease to be a constitutional republic. “

    If I didn’t know better I’d say that Bacevich has slept through the last 25 years which saw illegal wars, government expansion and a birth of a surveillance aparatus that would make East Germany blush. And after all that, a Trump presidency is the thing that will kill the Republic? Come on!

    As I said, Bacevich is entitled to his opinions. He is not, however, entitled to his own facts and sadly, there are too many of those in this piece.

  29. What Trumpism Means for Democracy

    It means there may be some vestige of democracy remaining. And it means you can’t fool all the people all the time.

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    As far as post-POTUS Trump goes…there really is only one viable game in tow for the Historic Native Born White American Majority, and it is this:

    1)Native Born White American Racial Identity Politics on Native Born White American Racial Identity Race Steroids.

    2) Populist Native Born White American Working Class Revolt against the White Liberal Greedy Cheating Class White Male MEGA-CEOs(this could very well include Trump).

    3)stripping all MEGA-Corporations of all standing as human beings in the US Legal System

    4)Stripping Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg of their legal standing as Human Beings….I’m thinking of chattel slavery for the both of them and their families

    5)Racial Solidarity with Sky Blue SU-35 Conservative Orthodox Christian Russia..

    Have I left anything out?

    Yeah..this:events that will cause a pressing of the reset button:THINK RUSSO-TURKISH WAR 2016….or a Hillary Clinton POTUS announcement 8pm Nov 8…

    What happens in 2021…2025….2030….2034….all you mad calibrator policy wonkers.

    Why can’t Native Born White Americans govern themselves?…THINK BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Trump did us all a huge favor by destroying team Bush.

    The smirking “Martin Shkrelis” in this election are all the pundits like Andy who continually play middle America for suckers. They pretend to have our best interests at heart only to jump on the band wagon of whoever is paying for their opinions.

  32. Lefty is upset that in a democratically-run election Trump will win the presidency because (1) he understands the reasonable concerns of native-born Americans not in the currently ruling elite; (2) he articulates these concerns while lefties and other elitists ignore them; and (3) he promises reasonable policies for addressing these issues. Lefty engages in rant that fails to acknowledge any of this. Lefty claims he has proved Trump is evil incarnate and herald of the Apocalypse. Yada Yada Yada.

  33. Peron’s policy was the opposite of what Trump is promising: importing thousands of uneducated, basically Indio workers to the Argentine core and ensuring their continued loyalty with welfare programs; i.e.”electing a new people.”

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    An excellent analysis by Mr. Bacevich, as usual.

    I would only add my belief that our constitutional republic died many, many years ago and Mr. Trump’s ascendancy to the presidency would merely be a confirmation, not a cause, of that fact. It is with sad irony that I note that Mr. Lincoln’s Republican government “of the people, by the people and for the people” would reach its ultimate – and predictable – fulfillment with “the people’s” election of the Republican Mr. Trump. The rule of law must give way to a popular will no longer bound by constitutional restraint. Thus does the Republican party’s ambiguous flirtation with conservatism come to an inglorious end, a result predicted by traditional conservatives over 40 years ago.

  35. Uhhhh.

    The GOP is owned by the Israel lobby.

    Any article on Trump that doesn’t start there can at best hope to skip across the waves, with no penetration of the waters beneath.

    Trump is the rejection of Goldman Sachs, imperial democracy and being Israel’s slave.
    It is also a rejection of the attempt of the Pragmatists to switch out Christianity for Frankfurt school secular Judaism/Calvinism.

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    DEAR UNZ READERS

    A very severe labor scarcity must never never be used as an excuse for race-replacing The Historic Native Born White American Majority Working Class. There is no economic case for race-replacing Our People….therefor we reject race-replacement immigration policy..there is no debate…read the enemy the Riot Act!!!!!!!!!!

    The two NASA Astronauts who walked on the Moon,,,name the race!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The two Brothers who invented Aviation at Kitty Hawk North Carolina in 1903…name the race!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Electromagnetism….Faraday and Maxwell….name the race!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Skunkworks…..name the race!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why did Dan Golden claim that NASA was to White Male Pale? In case you don’t know Dan Golden is very enthusiastic about a Jew-Pure Israel!!!!!!…do some googling.

    What our people are up against:”White Males must be exterminated”…actual quote…Professor Noel Ignative…Jewish Father of White Studies.

  37. Bacevich is career military all the way. With the kind of tunnel vision which this implies.

  38. I can’t for the life of me figure out why so many Democrats are so scared of Trump. He destroyed the Bushes, finally. He talks about closing the borders which can only help protect wages of almost extinct jobs. His position on labor is SANE, unlike “free trade” neoliberal shysters like the Clintons. He calls out the neocons on their diabolical wars for Israel. He defends Putin, the free-world’s last-best-hope.

    He seems to understand the Greater Israel Project needs to be shut down, although I wish he would get a little more clear on that one…… But hey, dead men don’t get elected POTUS and with all the Jews making veiled assassination threats against him, maybe he’s being smart. Time will tell, but even so, his stance against the MIC is impressive compared to Clinton and Sanders, both of whom never met a war for The Chosen Ones they didn’t love.

    Yeah, he clearly despises Obama. So does everyone else with two brain cells clocked in. One would think Democrats would be the maddest of all, since they were the biggest victims (domestically anyway) of Obama’s serial betrayals. I campaigned for the %&&%#$* in 2008, I’d like to see Obama meet the skinny end of a firing squad and I’m not even a Muslim.

    Trump to me acts like a never-ending Marketing Survey, still trying to figure out what his sales ‘schtick’ is. Even so, he’s got the Zionistas nervous as Hell. That’s a least a step in the right direction, something the Democrats forgot a long time ago.

  39. BS.
    The Democrats have overwhelmingly supported acts of aggression at the behest of what is appropriately called “that shitty little country”.

  40. I’ve concluded, based on ample evidence, that smarter people (the kind who become academics & pundits, among other things) are vulnerable to a peculiar cognitive pathology.

    All of us have a brain structure that has the seat of our emotions (and sense of self) in one region of the brain and the higher-order analytical intelligence (the “IQ” part) in another.

    I’m quite convinced that humans make most of our decisions in the former part, the limbic system, and this part of the brain is ancient, shared with other animals and Does Not Learn. It is the seat of our beliefs, our biases and ultimately our premises.

    So…unless we’re deciding between the 12 oz can of tomatoes and the 29 oz can, we subconsciously arrive a a decision emotionally, then engage our higher-order analytical mind to simply rationalize it. We naturally reject data that conflicts with our biases and our beliefs, and if necessary attack any such data we can’t ignore.

    We don’t change our minds.

    Smarter people just do a better job rationalizing what their beliefs and biases dictated. Smarter people are thus more able to ignore common sense.

    This is why smarter people cling to leftism. Modern leftism is simply a god-free religious cult whose roots go back to the Reformation. Pretty much everyone believes in democracy and equality, and if anyone shows up with data that threatens these central dogmas they are immediately compared to Adolph Hitler. This is a clear sign of a religious belief, not an objectively held opinion.

    As I’ve pounded elsewhere, smart people will cling to self-destructive, civilization-destroying fads even when doing so results in their own violent death.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/black_crime_claims_life_of_apologist_for_black_crime.html

    We live in a time when sophistry masquerades as wisdom.

    We are saturated with mind-controlling propaganda from the News and Entertainment media (just Monday ABC’s “Castle” had an entire episode devoted to promoting open-borders immigration complete with dialogue about how “we’re a nation of immigrants.” Add this to the endless promotion of Magic Negros and Soccer-Dad gays in every neighborhood, all succeeding in creating an entire false consciousness in Americans so pervasive that each day is like a youtube parody.)

    The future is grim for those who appreciate the comfort and peace enjoyed by 20th century Americans. The people who produced that are being diluted and disenfranchised by their very own cult beliefs.

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  41. People “change their minds” all the time. It just happens on a much slower time scale so it’s difficult to see unless you take a very long view, which seldom happens these days.

    Propaganda isn’t needed if people never “change their minds”. The reason propaganda by the “elite” is so intense is precisely because they realize people DO wake up, change their minds and realize they’ve been had.

    Even Americans, given enough time…….

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    As a fan of Bacevich I am very disappointed with this article. In addition to Trump’s tangible accomplishments, he is a guy who has he support of business titans who he’s done business with for decades. Just yesterday, billionaire Patriots owner Bob Kraft, in the Boston Globe, heaped praise on Trump w/o officially endorsing him.

    Right now it’s really a choice between Hillary or Trump. With Hillary we have rule by the globalist-investor class and more geopolitical engineering clusterf*cks and more wars and instability. With Trump we have a pretty good indication we’ll have none of this, and this is the reason Trump is getting attacked from all directions.

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    Trump is the rejection of Goldman Sachs, imperial democracy and being Israel’s slave.
    It is also a rejection of the attempt of the Pragmatists to switch out Christianity for Frankfurt school secular Judaism/Calvinism.

    wishful thinking

    have you heard Trump or any candidate breath a word about cutting off Israel’s welfare payments?

    On another note — has anyone else noticed that the Duke endorsement is being criticized for Duke’s affiliation with KKK, but scarcely a word breathed about Duke as antisemite or holocaust denier. Wonder why that is?

    Why are the American people not permitted to have a robust conversation about the malign influence of zionism in USA?

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  44. Why the hell isn’t Bacevich thrilled to have a candidate who has articulated a foreign policy close to his own?? Maybe he thinks Hillary would be a good alternative because he wants others to lose their sons in pointless wars??

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  45. “Should Trump or a Trump mini-me ultimately succeed in capturing the presidency, a possibility that can no longer be dismissed out of hand, the effects will be even more profound. In all but name, the United States will cease to be a constitutional republic.”

    This pretty much sums up this authors position.
    Another Trump hit piece.

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  46. I think so too, he was also critical of the Iran deal. Hopefully he’s just trying to throw the patriotards a bone.

  47. You really cross the line with this comment. It’s no surprise Trump’s off the charts vulgarity is not even worthy of concern for you. Bacevich is right in what he says about Trump but Trump stills seems to me to be the best way forward for the US, out of the options your establishment has presented. Anyway, it’s your country, not mine. I just have to live with the result.

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  48. The propaganda isn’t about changing minds, it’s about cementing old beliefs.

    I did mis-speak; some people do change their minds. I have. I used to be an idealistic libertarian. Not any longer.

    The problem is that we get the system to which our neighbors consent. For 600 years the people of Western Civ have moved relentlessly to the left, elevating democracy and equality to levels that are now so toxic that they all but insure a collapse of Western systems.

    My belief is that all trends have a beginning, middle and an end, and the end begins after the trend reaches apogee, usually amidst signals of weakening under the surface.

    Democracy & equalism have reached absurd levels that posit 1) the Total State (where democratic political edicts dictate every moment in a person’s life and thoughtful opposition is heresy, blasphemy and punishable by all means necessary) and 2) anything goes, where no sexual deviancy is so self-destructive that anyone is allowed to criticize its practitioners, where a man can declare himself woman…or martian…or frog, and it’s a crime to believe the contrary, etc.

    This six century trend is gasping at apogee. A new trend will emerge over the next 50-100 years (I’m guessing.) The process will be wrenching, violent and chaotic.

    The signs of this imminent change are stacking up, but I don’t know if the change in trend will occur fast enough to save whatever of Mayberry RFD still exists.

  49. Nice to see that all others here hold the same opinion of this piece that I did. As others have noted, Bacevich has spoken eloquently about the folly of our foreign wars. But he seems like one of those people or groups that, when faced with an actual alternative to the policies they oppose, will retreat back to the same old, same old status quo.

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    sophistry masquerades as wisdom

    Ha, and which would you call your comment? Hint: The overuse of bold, with splashes of italic for extra, extra emphasis, is a dead giveaway.

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  51. The American republic came to an end in 1860 when Father Abraham declared war on the independence of the States. He proceeded to establish his American Imperial central government whose primary purpose was the perpetual war machine which would make warmongers and bankers fabulously rich. Many years and millions of dead later the American ruling class continues to play the game and the moron class have their ceaseless “panem et circenses”.

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  52. “wishful thinking

    have you heard Trump or any candidate breath a word about cutting off Israel’s welfare payments?”

    Perhaps. But the very fact the media is fighting him sooo massively would say they feel threatened.

    Also, Trump’s pro Christian, anti Common Core and anti Political Correctness do show a desire to fight the Frankfurt ideologies.

    It remains to be seen how anti-establishment Trump is, agreed.

    As for Duke, the semite thing is ALWAYS surreptitiously played. If people realized the tribe was pulling the strings the game would be up.

    The obvious reason for the KKK attack is because that is seen as the most effective tactic.

    However, the main reason Duke is ostracised is the semite angle.

  53. Bacevich is Catholic, right?

    Don’t know how intensely Catholic.

    Do know that the Catholic church in USA has a weird relationship with Jews/Israel: since the Vatican II documents that instructed Catholics that they should not try to convert Jews, etc., Catholics have become engaged in a propitiatory love-fest with Jews on a religious, or doctrinal, level. This love fest has really caught on in The Pews as well as among the hierarchy.

    For example, the Presbyterian church in USA http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/us/presbyterians-debating-israeli-occupation-vote-to-divest-holdings.html?_r=0 as well as the United Methodists http://bdsmovement.net/tag/united-methodist-church have taken difficult stands in support of BDS, but the Catholic church seems not to have involved itself in that controversy.

    On another level, the Vatican has attempted to exert some pressure on Israel as a political entity to behave more in keeping with international norms of civilized behaviour toward Palestinians. Years ago the Vatican negotiated with Israel and drafted documents about how a Vatican-Israel relationship must be conducted to respect the rights of Catholics and Christians in the Holy Land (aka Occupied Territories). For those same number of years Israel has resisted signing or honoring those agreements.

    The Catholic church has got itself in a bind: it is incapable, now, of educating its Catholics in the Pew to behave sternly toward Jews, having acquiesced so fully in the (misguided) loving embrace that was brought about by holohoax guilt plus Vatican II.

    It could be that Bacevich is influenced by this special relationship between Jews and Catholics in the Pews.

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  54. Excellent comment, Johann, can’t agree more.

  55. You really cross the line with this comment. It’s no surprise Trump’s off the charts vulgarity is not even worthy of concern for you. Bacevich is right in what he says about Trump but Trump stills seems to me to be the best way forward for the US, out of the options your establishment has presented. Anyway, it’s your country, not mine. I just have to live with the result

    You’re right. I regret posting my comment. I fired it off and immediately wanted to delete it. I got distracted and the edit timed out. I sincerely apologize for my comment.

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    Trump benefits because the others are just more of the same that’s been undemocratically shoved down everyone’s throat. What’s there to like about any of them?
    -Rubio- An oily double talker who has no accomplishments outside of government employ and is a lightweight, totally in over his head.
    -Cruz- A religious crackpot who follows some absurd Christian Zionist heresy. His wife is an employee of Golden-Sacks. He’ll take us into a disastrous war with Iran within a week of getting in.
    -Clinton- Assange said that ‘a vote for Hillary is a vote for stupid, endless war’. A war lover who is disastrously incompetent.
    -Sanders- Out of touch utopian.
    What’s left? Everyone is forced to talk tough because otherwise they’ll leave themselves open. Trump may have no ideology that can be capsulized in a short book but that’s a good thing, not a bad one. Ideology has been our bane all these years. Instead of trying to force-fit reality into ideology it’s best to address issues as they come up in a pragmatic way and let that create the school of thought in it’s wake. Under both parties the Constitution has been reduced to just a piece of paper, the country becoming a velvet dictatorship with just a few more turns of the screw. It’s the total surveillance security state right now with constant fear and war mongering.
    Freedom is the ability to recognize reality and make decisions based on their choices. People are feeling boxed in. Even a trapped rat will bite you to get away if they see no other way out.

  57. Oh really? From which country did they immigrate?

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    In that regard, the spectacle of televised “debates” has offered Trump an ideal platform for promoting his cult of personality. Once a solemn, almost soporific forum for civic education — remember Kennedy and Nixon in 1960? — presidential debates now provide occasions for trading insults, provoking gaffes, engaging in verbal food fights, and marketing magical solutions to problems ranging from war to border security that are immune to magic. For all of that we have Trump chiefly to thank.

    We can’t give Trump all the credit for ruining the level of intellectual sophistication in today’s debates. Very seldom do we see candidates really giving thoughtful informative answers to debate topics. (The last person I can remember doing so is Ron Paul.) Rather, candidates from both parties lean on the crutch of catch phrases and delight in taking digs at their opponents. The only think Trump can take credit for in this regard is adding some degree of genuineness while participating in the media circus they call a debate.

  59. Mr. Bacevic why don’t level with us? Do you think Trump is good or bad for neocons, Jews, Israel, War Party?

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  60. and perhaps most distressingly of all, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, is unhappy with U.S. policy…Trump, Cruz, and Rubio are unabashed militarists. .. Their gripe with Obama is that he never put American military might fully to work, a defect they vow to amend..

    Hey Bro, don’t listen to these clowns, this is funny shit! Good piece.

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  61. It was mostly internal movement of poor workers from the rural and heavily Indio north (but also some from Paraguay and Bolivia IIRC)heavily resented by the educated, Western population of the south.

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  62. It isn’t a personality cult, we support Trump because of his positions and the fact he isn’t a traitor like all of the other candidates, including Cruz. Ben Carson is the only other candidate who is not a traitor. All the others are just part of the bipartisan uni-party that has sold America down the river while they line their pockets.

    Trump supports sealed borders, deportation of illegals and an end to anchor babies. National concealed carry and an end to obama care while replacing it with commercial competition models that include competing across state lines, etc. Trump intends to cut taxes for everyone including corporations in order to repatriate the over 2 trillion dollars American corporations are holding overseas. He wants to end bad trade deals for America and make American jobs for Americans first. He also wants vets to be able to choose any doctor and hospital they want. Basically he intends to end the VA, a corrupt and wasteful bureaucracy that gets more money from Congress when it kills more vets.

    Our support for Trump has nothing to do with personality and everything to do with his policies, and if you took enough time to learn about him you’d know that instead of listening to LSM lies.

  63. Trump is not a militarist. He does not believe in military adventurism, but he does believe in a strong defense.

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  64. “Once President (OBAMA) inevitably declares that he alone expresses the popular will, Americans will find that they have traded the rule of law for a version of caudillismo. Trump’s Washington could come to resemble Buenos Aires in the days of Juan Perón, with (Moochelle) a suitably glamorous stand-in for Evita, and plebiscites suitably glamorous stand-ins for elections.”

    Like obamas “phone and pen” dictatorship ?

  65. Nah, intelligence + knowledge = wisdom, but only if you can handle the truth.

    Truth like IQ distribution by race. Truth like “all people and cultures are equal” is silly.

    Truth like democracy is folly. But we don’t live in a world where those truths can be systematically confronted. It’s against the religion.

    Do you get it, or should I bold some words to make comprehension a bit easier?

  66. : What a silly post by Bacevich. Trump has an agenda, and his personality is important, but so what? Takes a strong Personality to spit in the eyes of the traitors.

    tNYTimes.com: The Movement Mentality . David Brooks, jewboy extradinaire

    On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 3:07 PM, joe webb wrote:

    [MORE]

    “The forces of individualism that are sweeping through so much of society are also leading to the atomization of intellectual life. Eighty years ago engaged students at City College in New York sat in the cafeteria hour upon hour, debating. The Trotskyites sat in one alcove and the Leninists sat in another, and since the Trostkyites were smarter and won the debates, the leaders of the Leninist faction eventually forbade their cadres from ever talking to them.
    But today we live in a start-up culture…”

    You recall the Jew York City drawing of the US with the East Coast real big, the West Coast, or left coast smaller, and the great middle fly over area…tiny.

    Brooks, jewboy, or just jew old fart, reminisces about Trots smarter than Leninists 80 years ago at City College in Jew York. Trots of course were jews. Trots are still around but wearing their Permanent Revolution badges as Neocons.

    Like who cares? These jews are hide-bound, the hide being dried-up old crusty ideologies of communism. Who cares? Well, nobody really in middle America, but they do care about the endless wars in the middle east….and they are going to figure out it is a jew war for Israel. They will figure it out, and Trump will carefully instruct them in so many words of course.

    Today, the Fly Over zone, dismissed and held in contempt by jew boys and girls as well as most white liberals and what we now call cuckservatives like the Bushes who adopted a me-too social liberalism (the better to sell to the colored folks of the world), is in Revolt.

    The Great Unread and Couldn’t Care Less about jewyorktimes, etc. White folks of the Fly-Over Zone has come to life. They marvel at the jew/lib verbiage of racial equality and the usual alphabet soup of Jew York cliches. They laugh. They show up to vote. They are mad as hell and won’t take it any more.

    They are grinning as Trump, tells Jeb that his brother is a liar, and jabs sticks in the eyes of the Establishment every day. It is an amazing spectacle, to see the mighty brought low, the pundits stuttering, the jew/lib editorials limp-dicking and falling like spent spit balls around a White People’s armor provided to Trump. Nothing can stop the white folks’ champion. The Dispossessed Majority suddenly returning to claim their own land. The Silent Majority finding its tongue. Words come to their lips, unashamed to announce their fear and their loathing of the negroes and mexers.

    (I predict that the Fox News trashing of Trump yesterday with David Duke, etc. will amount to absolutely nothing in the primaries. Nobody cares about David who? Trump thumps, Trump trudges toward victory, if not today, then in 2020 after Billary beggars the country with more negritude.)

    Read this absurd article by an old jew and laugh. Laugh again at his citing of Martin Luther King, the failed hero of negritude, like the failed Obongo, like the failed jew Messiahs, all 13 of them.

    Whites are in Recovery. Whites know who has been savaging them. Whites know, after a half-century of jew TV and jew-lib deceptions, what is what and who to blame for it.

    Whatever happens to Trump and the election, things are permanently Changed. The Counter-Revolution has commenced in 2015. And watch Europe explode this summer.

    Joe Webb

  67. I’ve done the same sort of thing myself. I also share your passion on this issue. It’s been a long, hard and nasty decade we’ve all had to witness as the neocons and their friends wreck one country after another. We had to stand by as powerless spectators as they orchestrated and advocated the killing of so many people. They did all this while mocking us from our own institutions and while sullying the name of our countries and even our civilization. Half the time they seemed to lie just because it was so much fun. I only wish my Dad had lived to see this beginning of the end of these bastards. That’s what I think about when I see the Great Vulgarian Trump tear into the NRO crowd and all the rest of them. Who would have thought a casino owner and reality TV star could serve such a good cause?

  68. “Whatever rump organization survives will have forfeited any remaining claim to represent principled conservatism.”

    The Republican Party has ALREADY forfeited any legitimate claim to principled conservatism. The last Republican entitled to hold any such claim died last month and Obama snubbed his funeral. In any event “principled conservatism” has been completely been defeated on every single issue of importance to it: abortion, government indebtedness, affirmative action, gay marriage. Belief in unicorns makes more sense than believing that the Republican Party will advance “principled conservatism.”

    Should Trump or a Trump mini-me ultimately succeed in capturing the presidency, a possibility that can no longer be dismissed out of hand, the effects will be even more profound. In all but name, the United States will cease to be a constitutional republic.

    The United States ceased to be a constitutional republic decades ago when it became a dictatorship of the judiciary. The Supreme Court is the de facto American politburo. Abortion, affirmative action, gun control, gay marriage, illegal wars in Libya and Syria, failure of the executive to “faithfully execute the laws” of Congress on immigration, civil forfeiture, NSA spying, 95% of all criminal charges plea bargained and adjudicated without trial, “hate crimes” prosecutions, the nuclear deal with Iran that was not given to the Senate as a treaty for ratification — all of this is either not endorsed by the Constitution, or specifically prohibited by it. Nobody cares. The “shadow Constitution” created by the Supreme Court is in fact more powerful than the actual text of 1787, which is conveniently ignored or twisted by judicial sophists in the interests of the elite.

    How could Trump possibly make things any worse than they already are?

  69. I don’t care about “WASPs” and “WASP culture” per se. I care about white European and European-American civilization and culture much more broadly.

    Like most white European-descended people in the USA, I have no ancestors who immigrated here from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or the independent southern Ireland, nor any genetic contribution from those peoples.

    To emphasize again: most white non-Hispanic European people in the USA are NOT even part English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish.

    Huge numbers of us are part German more than any other single group.

    Another large number is part Italian — and that’s spread widely over the country, not just stereotypically Italian places like New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Boston.

    Any nationalist movement that confines itself to WASPs, and fails to recognize and welcome and support the majority of white Americans who are NOT WASPs, will fail and deserve to fail.

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  70. The guys son died in Iraq. How would you feel? He has hidden hopes for Trump, but great doubts as well.

  71. 1) Imagine all the candidates (plus A. Bacevich) lost in a wilderness with a couple of hundred others, and with little chance for rescue anytime soon. Who would likely emerge as the leader of the group? Trump is a natural leader and many detest him for that quality. Most of the others would be consigned to fetch firewood.

    2) Col. Bacevish lives inside and deeply within the physical and cultural parameters of the Boston/Washington corridor. He is myopic and provincial. He doesn’t understand the ANGER out in fly-over country, and that his type are doomed from history. In Huckabee’s phrase, by “ballots or bullets.” Lets hope that his kind and class do not STEAL the process that exists now, because the latter will then inevitably develop.

  72. Interesting, thanks. I’ll have to learn more about this relationship…

    It takes a certain degree of disregard for the opinions of others, I am beginning to believe, to actually get beyond social pressures and really see our system as it exists…

  73. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"]
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    If Jews say Trump has the support of white-centrics, whites should say Rubio has the support of Jewish-centrics.

    If Jews say Trump has the support of white nationalists, whites should say Rubio has the support of Jewish nationalists.

    If Jews say Trump has the support of white supremacists, whites should say Rubio has the support of Jewish supremacists.

    If Jews say Trump has been endorsed by the powerless KKK, whites should say Rubio has the support of powerful AIPAC that destroyed the Middle East and led to deaths of millions.

    Some Jews in the GOP are feeling antsy because they’d tamed the GOP elephant to obey and serve Jewish interests. Like the time when Chris Christie said ‘occupied territories’ — in total obeisance to Jews and Israel — , he was reprimanded for daring to use the term ‘occupied’. He acted like a good elephant and knelt down before Adelson the circus master.
    And William Kristol was gloating some yrs back about how the GOP had been purged of people like Pat Buchanan.
    So, Jews are alarmed by GOP going rogue elephant with Trump.

    Neocons had married the GOP and forced it to convert to Jewish Worship.
    But it was an unequal marriage. While white gentile conservatives were supposed to be so totally loyal to Jews and Israel (and not even badmouth Liberal Jews as ALL JEWS are holy), Neocons need not be loyal to the GOP. For white gentiles, the marriage was locked. NO FOOLING AROUND. But Jewish Neocons could fool around. So, plenty of Neocons openly declared their support of Obama in 2008. Consider Anne Applebaum and her ilk DESPITE the fact that McCain was the biggest whore of Jewish power that ever lived.

    So, this marriage was bound to be troubled. We began to see the cracks when Coulter the former shikse whore to Jews began to point to Jewish hypocrisy in supporting the Wall for Israel but not for EU. She began to name names, esp Sheldon Adelson. She began to attack Wall Street and the oligarchs. And Ted Nugent said Jews are behind gun control.

    These memes spread. And now, we are seeing a revolt.

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    GOP is supposed to be married to Neocons but the Donald comes along like Johnny Fontaine and makes Neocons look ridicuous(like Woltz in THE GODFATHER).
    It’s as if GOP wife is putting out to the Donald the stud, and the Neocon hubby is forced to watch as the cuckold. Donald is humping the GOP that should be a loyal shikse wife to Jewish Power. GOP masses would rather be a honest whore to the Donald than a cheated wife of the Neocon hubby who fools around with the other side all the time. Look at how the Neocons were working with the Gang of Eight to pass amnesty.
    The Donald is humping the GOP shikse whore who is now saying, “oh, donald you are so much better than my cheating lying Neocon dork hubby.” It’s like how Susan George felt when she was humped by her former big stud beau in STRAW DOGS. In contrast, Dustin Hoffman the Jew was made to feel small. This is why the Neocons told Marco to crack a joke about the Donald’s penis. Neocons feel cucked by Donald who is humping their shikse wife and want to demean his masculinity.

    http://www.soiledsinema.com/2015/12/straw-dogs-1971.html?zx=cd5804b26dc04d4b

    Another good lesson in politics:

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  74. Other ethnics (not just European btw, look at the Lebanese Christians) who are already here can be assimilated into the Anglo-American identity. The Germans were more or less successfully assimilated whereas Irish Catholics, Italians, Jews, etc. are still troublesome.

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  75. If Trump wins the CIA is going to assassinate him. I hope you people understand that. It’s America… I mean they killed JFK for being too rational.

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  76. The Germans were more or less successfully assimilated

    otherwise known as rendered invisible. German culture, esp. singing, beer halls and social clubs were proud and prominent pre-WWI; they were shamed into obscurity by the war. Yet, persons of German origin are the largest plurality in US, at around 46%.
    imo, US would be a better country if more of those German origin Americans reclaimed their identity and organized. Germans have contributed massively to US cultural, intellectual, and technological success, perhaps more than any other group, including Mother England. How many people have ever stood in awe of Morris Minor engineering vs Mercedes Benz?

    whereas Irish Catholics, Italians, Jews, etc. are still troublesome.

    How so?
    imo these are highly disparate groups.
    Irish Catholics are an entirely different breed from Catholicism in general.

    Northern Italians are as different from Southern Italians as Germans are from Greeks — Northern Italian culture has been extensively influenced by Germans while Southern Italy shows Greek and Arab influence.

    Jews are a category of their own, by their own demand and self-definition.

    The success rates of the three groups mentioned also vary widely:
    Irish Catholics have achieved a greater level of participation in politics, government and military in US than Italians, perhaps because a. Irish immigrants who were among the first soldiers in WWI & WWII had greater facility with English; and b. because Ireland was neutral in the wars while Italy was not. Having participated in WWII in greater numbers, Irish benefited more from G I Bill, for example, and climbed the ladder more rapidly than Italians.

    Having been on both sides of the wars, and both of them the wrong side, Italians in USA have not achieved representation in politics and military in proportion to their numbers in the USA. Nor have Italians in USA achieved academic distinction in proportion to their numbers, perhaps because most Italians who migrated to USA were peasant or poorer class, did not bring with them a tradition of learning. Those Italians who were and are of the intellectual elite stayed in Italy.

    Your statement does not explain in what way “Irish Catholics and Italians” are “troublesome.”

    Large numbers of Jews migrated to USA between the wars and immediately after WWII, and also from Russia in the 1980s. Having pre-established representation at the highest levels of government, and also by virtue of sponsorship by very wealthy Jewish individuals and groups, Jewish immigrants achieved access to academic positions, higher education — much of it free, government positions, and plain old support for getting established, none of which were available to Irish Catholics and Italians when they migrated. Also, many Jews had been educated in German, Russian and Italian universities and brought that advantage with them to USA. Jewish immigrants were already a step or two up the ladder when they arrived.

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    Hillar Rotten Clinton is a Jewish servant. George Soros selected Obama last time, a zionist stooge who has implemented holocaust against Muslims, to serve the interest of his ZIONIST MASTERS.
    This circus is NOT an election rather a SELECTION under the control of the zionist tribe and George Soros, and Kissinger. We know by now, the Kissinger girl ,Hillary Rotten Clinton, has killed millions of Muslims and turned millions more into camps as refugees for geopolitical interest of the criminal elite to erect Greater Israel.
    Then why not give equal chance to Donald Trump. If you want to vote, then VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP TO KILL A known ZIONIST SERVANT.

    During her time, Hillary has shown that she is a corrupt and criminal person willing to kill and destroy country after country to serve the interest of the Jewish tribe and the designers of “the world government”, an IRON CAGE, to remain in power. She has pocketed millions of dollars from the zionist tribe by selling herself and her family. We are not interested in pussy. American people need a leader and Hillary is NOT the one.

    Vote for Donald Trump now. What a civilized society do with a person who has killed millions of people? Do you want to give her more chances to kill more for the interest of zionist Jews and its project “the world government”? Then you are considered a criminal as well.

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  78. if you don’t believe zionists manipulate wikipedia, or that zionists have corrupted the story of Jesus, then compare the story of Hillary Rahab Clinton, the prostitute who sold out her own people in Jericho, as it is recorded in the book of Joshua https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joshua%202

    with the way that Christians allegedly praise Rahab for her virtue, according to wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahab

    Does anyone suppose Jesus was terminally stupid?
    Would someone who was willing to die in the name of truth and honor praise a woman who sold out her own people to an invading army?

    That’s what Rahab did.
    That’s what Hillary does.
    That’s what most of US Congress does.
    Rahab has more in common with the Jewish heroine-prostitute-genocidal murderess Esther than with the valiant woman of Proverbs.

  79. Agree she is a war monger and her record is there as as an example! I am only interested in foreign policy of the United States and Trump is at least taking advice from more realistic sources Michael T Flynn is one case in point!

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  80. Just today I’ve read about Donald wanting to set up a “safe zone” in Syria and making Gulf Arabs pay for it. I was all for Trump, but I am starting to hedge a little. It would REALLY suck if he turned out to be a total fraud.
    This country has no time left for turning around and walking back from the precipice.

  81. Catholic clergy (starting with the Pope) hates Trump because Donald wants to build the wall and thus prevent the flood of Catholics from Mexico and Central America. If illegals can continue to move into the USA unabated, then sooner or later this country will become majority Catholic, and thus subservient to the Vatican.

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  82. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"]
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    The Donald in some perspective.

    The thing about today’s narcissism is this: It is vulgar narcissism or the narcissism of the ugly.

    Traditionally, narcissism meant wanting to look beautiful or loving oneself for looking beautiful.

    Today, we have people who go out of their way to look ugly, gross, and stupid AND THEN being proud of it. They show off ugliness as the New Beauty.

    Also, there is the Cult of Casualness, as opposed to the Culture of Consequence.

    People get tattoos casually with NO THOUGHT of what it may mean in the long run. After all, tattoos stay on and don’t come off.
    If people thought about life, time, and meaning, they’d be more careful and mindful of doing things because, after all, everything we do has consequences. .
    But today’s young people are so cut off from the past and have no sense of history. Being amnesiac, they also have no sense of future in terms of both individuality and community. So, whatever they feel like doing NOW, they just do it casually without thinking of what its consequences in the future. That idiot Miley Cyrus obviously has no sense of life beyond “what I want TODAY”.
    Same with sex. Just screw anyone and ignore what it means for the future.

    What we need is National Humanism.

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    It seems capitalism is beginning to fail for the same reason Fascism and especially National Socialism failed.
    Excessive Narcissism. National Socialism was a form of narcissistic fascism than a humanist fascism.
    The problem was the the Nazi obsession with image and style. Now, style and expression are good and necessary.
    The problem was that the Nazis were so into the cult of beauty and supremacy(racial narcissism) that they lost the sense of humanism, a sense of human value beyond power and beauty. In Hitler’s excessively narcissistic vision, the ‘Aryans’ were most beautiful and other races were ugly. So, the ‘Aryans’ had the right to invade and kill millions to create an empire of beauty.

    Beauty is precious and valuable. But human life has value beyond beauty. After all, most people have parents who are not particularly handsome or pretty. But they still love their parents. And parents have children, some of whom are not pretty or good-looking. But they still love their children, as they should. Also, even beautiful men and women grow old and withered. It’s the cycle of life.
    So, we need a sense of human values apart from excessive narcissism. But Hitler the failed art student was nuts about the cult of beauty. Same failure marked Yukio MIshima.
    If HItler had been a humanist fascist, National Socialism would have been a great success. Imagine if he had been more like Kemal Ataturk who had a sense of human worth and a heart. Ataturk was essentially a humanist fascist.
    This was what Ataturk said of foreign soldiers fallen on Turkish soil:

    https://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/ataturk/

    “Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives … You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours … You, the mothers who sent their sons from faraway countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”

    Hitler had no such sentiments or sympathies. He was a radical racial narcissist. He thought, because ‘Aryans’ are the most beautiful, they have most value, and that gives them the right to invade, enslave, and kill any number of ‘inferior’ and less beautiful peoples.
    Nazis were physical narcissists in the way that Jews were spiritual narcissists. Jews believed that God specially chose them, therefore Jewish souls are infinitely better than other souls, therefore Jews have the cosmic right to rule over and exploit other people with inferior souls.

    https://cintayati.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/jewish-life-has-infinite-value-more-holy-and-unique-than-non-jewish-life/

    “If a Jew needs a liver, can you take the liver of an innocent non-Jew passing by to save him? The Torah would probably permit that. Jewish life has infinite value. There is something infinitely more holy and unique about Jewish life than non-Jewish life.”

    Such narcissism, physical or spiritual, must be rejected. Even though secular Jews don’t literally believe in such views, their habits and attitudes are still marked by such mindset. The fact that Jews seem to think it’s okay to destroy millions of lives in the Middle East, Ukraine, and Russia(through sanctions) suggests that Jews think any number of gentiles should be sacrificed for the sake of “is it good for Jews?” Jews don’t seem to care that the mass exodus of Muslims and Africans into EU will mean the end of Europe. Jews just think in terms of “divide and rule over diverse gentiles will be good for us Jews.” Jewish Lives Matter, other lives not so much.

    Such narcissism, physical or spiritual, is loathsome. It was loathsome among Nazis, it is loathsome among Jewish supremacists.

    In contrast, there is National Humanism.

    NH values beauty and spirituality but also values humans just for their being humans, moral beings with potentials and limitations, good sides and bad sides.

    If fascism and national socialism had been humanisms, they would have succeeded. But egomaniac Mussolini had these ridiculous dreams of recreating Roman Empire. And Hitler was a deranged racial physical narcissist who thought ‘Aryan’ beauty gave the Germans and Nordics some green light to treat other people as ‘subhuman’.

    Just as there is humanist fascism(the good kind) and narcissistic fascism(the bad kind), there is humanist capitalism(the good kind) and narcissistic capitalism(the bad kind). Humanist capitalism is about production and marketing of things we need. It is about production of essential goods and services. It is about the efficiency of work, ethics, order, trade, contract, and etc. It has room for entertainment and leisure, as well as for fashion and vanity industries. But humanist capitalism puts community, family, morality, ethics, and rule of law above all. It is like Bedford Falls in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. There is a place for narcissism but it’s seen as gravy. An element of life than the core value of life.

    But it seems we are living in the age of narcissistic capitalism, which puts self-worship, celebrity, orgasmo-hedonism, thuggery, gluttony, sluttony, attitude, egomania, arrogance, shameless, Jordan-Belfort-ism, Bruce Caitlyn Jennerism, homo-megalomania, and culture of contempt at the center of life. The masses worship celebrities who worship themselves. There is no sense of value except “I’m better than you”, “I got more than you”, “fuc* you, kiss my ass”, “I’m so cool, and you’re not”, “i’m so badass, and you’re not”.

    Unlike Nazi narcissism, capitalist narcissism doesn’t have a single ruler or ideology. Instead, it is all around us as purveyed by endless streams of celebrities in music, TV, movies, magazines, etc. It is about the worship of Nikki Minaj’s booty.
    Its tenet is “I’m hot, you’re not.”
    It is Pottersville capitalism, one of the corruption of the human soul.
    It’s like everyone is a little hitler, or a little ‘gay’ hitler.

    Just as Political Correctness has turned SJW’s into all the little brothers looking at each other(to smoke out possible heresy), Pop Culture has turned so many people into little duces and fuhrers thinking they are the hottest and most badass thing in the universe.

    In our culture, everyone is a ‘gay’ fuhrer for 15 minutes.

    The rise of the Donald is both a fulfillment and mockery of this.

    Progs attack the Donald for his ‘fascist’ style, but they themselves created this culture of narcissistic capitalism.

    Ironically, the very narcissistic Donald is connecting with many for his quasi-humanist principles.
    Though having lived the ‘lifestyles of rich and famous’, he is saying(honestly or dishonestly) that he cares about Americans simply because they are Americans even if they live in trailers and don’t have much in life. There are elements of national populism that resembles national humanism.

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  83. KA [AKA "Carthage"]
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    Trump is not the solution. Heis the face of the American anger as well as the product of the system that has gven and gives rise to much hopelessness and uncertainty .
    I welcome this phenomena. He will destroy the neoconservative, build wall against illegal immigration,and hopefully bring the lying Judith Miller or Krahuhammer to justice for lying and incitement. Hopefully he will throw the Saudis under the bus, hopefully his questioning of Bush Cheney Neocon will encourage and provoke people into challenging Zionism ,fealty to Israel.and ridicule the charges of antisemitism.

  84. If illegals can continue to move into the USA unabated, then sooner or later this country will become majority Catholic, and thus subservient to the Vatican.

    Subservient to the Vatican? At least it won’t be subservient to the Knesset, then…

  85. You have no idea what Donald Trump is, other than a businessman. He has never held office. The only insight we have into his policies are his :30 second inflammatory soundbites.

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    Agree she is a war monger and her record is there as as an example! I am only interested in foreign policy of the United States and Trump is at least taking advice from more realistic sources Michael T Flynn is one case in point!

    I heard this as well, that Trump is taking advice from General Michael Flynn. This is too good to be true. I’m sold on this alone. Throw in the populist economics I’m hearing and this election is a no-brainer. Some people say Trump might be a snake in a garden. But the alternative will definitely be an Anaconda in your bed.

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    You have no idea what Donald Trump is, other than a businessman. He has never held office. The only insight we have into his policies are his :30 second inflammatory soundbites.

    Fellow billionaire business titans who are supporting Trump (Icahn, Wynn, Hirschfeld, Ruffin, et al.) say good things about his character and judgment. Even those who haven’t officially endorsed him, e.g. billionaire owner of the NE Patriots, Bob Kraft, recently told the Boston Globe that “Donald Trump is a good guy”. To me this holds more weight than voting records.

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  88. The American republic came to an end in 1860 when Father Abraham declared war on the independence of the States. He proceeded to establish his American Imperial central government whose primary purpose was the perpetual war machine which would make warmongers and bankers fabulously rich.

    Bullshit. The southern plantation owners made themselves fabulously rich with overexploited labor, which even resulted in impoverishing most of the white population of the south. There’s major commonality between those parasites and the globalist labor exploiters of today. US foreign policy until World War I was largely guided by the Monroe Doctrine, which strictly defined the American sphere of interests. It was a cabal of American bankers who aligned themselves with the Brits that undermined that century-old approach to foreign affairs under Woodrow Wilson.

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  89. Still sounds pretty indigenous to me. Maybe it was the Spaniards who ‘chose a new people’.

  90. Imagine if he had been more like Kemal Ataturk who had a sense of human worth and a heart.

    Tell that to these Kurds:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=866_1424615880

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  91. No matter how you spin it, the very fact that democracy gives everybody an equal opinion means that it will always cause a gradual slide to the political situation you have today.

    Monarchy has been, and still is the best political system ever developed. Just because there might be tyrants doesn’t mean you should abandon it.

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  92. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"]
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    I no more want to put my Family’s fate in the hands of a Monarch than I want to put my Family’s fate in the hands of the highly racialized Chinese-Hindu Brahmin Class in California.

    You leave an a enormous amount of History and all its details out with your ism-abstractions. Monarchy was laid to rest in museum collections after WW1. The ones that resisted peacefull transformations were justifiably exterminated.

    Now if you want to get a glimpse of what Democracy really is here are a few examples:The Battle for Blair Mountain….the Native Born White American Working Class Revolt against Corporate Monarch Henry Ford’s at his Rouge River almost chattel slave Industrial Plantation.

    Its all about expanding the cage…

    The passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act was a direct attack upon Democracy for it allowed the Democratic Party to import its high fertility highly racialized Democratic Party Voting Bloc. This makes Barack Obama’s POTUS election victories in 2008 and 2012 completely illegitimate…same for Bill Clinton in 1992+1996.

    I have 0 patience for the Asperger-afflicted Libertards and the Asperger-afflicted Monarchtards..autistic teenage boys struggling with acne issues.

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  93. So extremely rich guy giving someone an affirmation says more about him to you than what he has actually done?

    Why would this be? you are not an extremely rich guy, are you?

    God help this country.

  94. As opposed to the noble Northern industrialists who imported the dregs of Europe to toil in their factories? At least the South didn’t want to boss around the rest of the country.

  95. Irish Catholics (and to a lesser extent other Catholic “ethnics”) are still well to the left of the “White” mean politically, obviously not so much as Jews. They clearly don’t see themselves as assimilated into the larger white/American population.

  96. I know more than you. I read his latest book, Crippled America, and I read Art of the Deal years ago, and I have read all of his positions on his website. What have you done other than lie about him?

  97. Some very fine points here, and reinforce my feeling that Trump is a negative force and representative of other negative forces, and will contribute to the further decline of the republic. And it gives me yet another metaphorical context for Trump: first an insurgent outsider in the mold of Perot, then a string of late-Roman analogies [I think of him as Pompey or Antony without the military achievements; Cruz has more the temperament of Caesar or Octavian], and now at last Trump as Peronist archetype.

    And yet there are problems:

    1. “How else to explain the host of a “reality” TV show instantly qualifying as a serious contender for high office?”. His TV show enhanced his fame for a certain generation. But it’s hardly the basis of his candidacy. That basis would be “billionaire businessman” plus willingness to at least claim to adopt views people want to hear. That’s as much basis as Perot had, and there are past candidates who at least had limited political experience before running, or for whom their limited time in elected office was not their actual selling point to the voters. To make an invidious comparison, perhaps, nobody voted for Lincoln because he had been a one term congressman.

    2. It already HAS ceased to be a constitutional republic.

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  98. blah

    blah

    and more

    blah.

    Who is going to ask direct questions:

    “Mr Trump, will you forbid Benjamin Netanyahu to enter USA, or arrest him upon arrival, inasmuch as he is implicated in illegal transfer of nuclear weapons technology from US?”

    “Mr. Trump, the policies of neoconservatives have spelled disaster for US foreign policy. Will you banish from the precincts of the White House, Congress, Department of Defense and State Department any and all persons and organizations that have espoused neoconservative schemes? We will submit a list of names —-”

    “Mr. Trump, who will you consult on foreign affairs? We will submit a list of names we endorse—”

    “Mr. Trump, at a time when the US economy is in peril, the US Department of the Treasury uses its power and authority to intentionally cripple the economies of other nations, including nations that could be valuable trading partners to the USA. Some of the actions of OFAC are acts of war; EU courts have judged them to be illegal.
    If you were president, Mr. Trump, would you immediately shut down OFAC and limit the functions of the US Treasury department to overseeing US financial affairs and not meddling in foreign policy and economic terrorism?”

    “Mr Trump, customarily the POTUS conducts foreign affairs. Will you wrest control of US relations with other nations away from a a corrupt Congress and Senate in which the US people have almost no confidence whatsoever, and conduct US relations with other nations in accord with the principles set down by George Washington in his Farewell Address?” http://www.earlyamerica.com/milestone-events/george-washingtons-farewell-address-full-text/

  99. what happened to the notion that in the USA, anyone can grow up to become president.

    if the US electoral system were not so corrupt, we would see plumbers and engineers running for the highest offices. In Asian countries, poets are considered among the best qualified to lead the people.

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  100. What did I lie about?

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  101. The only insight we have into his policies are his :30 second inflammatory soundbites.

  102. What are you talking about. Obama is president and he was raised by a slut who screwed her way around the world. Oh that’s right he is a black man (sort of) so his election does not count.

  103. The Dulles bros conspired to murder JFK because he and his brother intended to break up their tidy little CIA government within a government.

    They succeeded. Today we’re still stuck with unaccountable people wielding vast power, with access to the deepest treasury in history, without a single risk of being audited or held accountable.

    Absolute power? Who could have imagined it would be so corrupting.

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    “Tell that to these Kurds”

    First things first.

    I know Ataturk and others have been blamed for the death of many Armenians, and that was bad stuff and I aint excusing it.

    BUT, it was during wartime when everyone was on the edge.

    Everyone was killing everyone as the Ottoman Empire was falling apart. Turks feared the loss not only of their empire but their very nationhood. And in the case of Armenians, many of them collaborated with Russian Christian Empire. In the slaughter of Armenians, Kurds played a prominent role, so Kurds got blood on their hands too.

    In wars, shit happens. Even the ‘good guys’ do horrible things. US and UK killed countless civilians in WWII. Firebombing of Dresden and German cities and Tokyo. Nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And even though US was on the right side in the cold war against communism, its bombing campaigns in Korea and Vietnam were sometimes psychotic.
    And let’s not forget the forced expulsion of millions of Ost-Germans, and that may have led to death of million or more. The ‘good guys’ on the side of democracy and freedom did all this.

    I’ve always said that the great powers should have created a nation for Kurds who are neither Arab nor Turkish. But the great powers didn’t. So, Kurds ended up in various nations, and their nationalism became troublesome. so, Kurds got it bad from the Iraqi government, Syrian government, and Turkish government.

    IF the great powers had given Kurds their own homeland, all the Kurds could have been pushed there. But as Kurds became substantial populations within other nations, they were bound to cause problems. I’m not blaming them, of course.

    Men like Ataturk were worried that such separatism might lead to loss of huge territory.
    But then, how is this different from Lincoln declaring war on the South to preserve the Union, resulting in most deaths of Americans in any war?

    I never said Ataturk was a saint. But he did his killings because he felt it was necessary. If Kurds had accepted Turkishhood, he would have been fine with them. If anything, he was willing to accept Kurds as full Turks, whereas Hitler refused to regard even patriotic Jews as Germans.
    Turks didn’t kill Kurds out of any racial or even ethnic animus. They did to preserve the union of Turkey.
    It was bad stuff. But it was hardly unique in modern or past history.

    After all, US was willing to kill so many Filipinos just to keep that island as US domain. Now, that was less justifiable since Philippines wasn’t part of America.

    Even good or relatively better people can be ruthless. But Ataturk wasn’t gratuitously ambitious like Hitler. Ataturk just wanted to safeguard what remained of Turkey.

    In contrast, Hitler was a sociopath who wanted more than Germany.
    And this Erdogan lunatic is a real troublemaker, setting fire outside Turkey.
    In contrast, Putin would rather not have trouble. But when pushed to a wall, he will use ruthless means.

    So, your gumbic logic doesn’t work here.

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  105. “LONDON — Europe, the soil on which Fascism took root, is watching the rise of Donald Trump with dismay. Contempt for the excesses of America is a European reflex, but when the United States seems tempted by a latter-day Mussolini, smugness in London, Paris and Berlin gives way to alarm. Europe knows that democracies can collapse.

    It’s not just that Trump retweets to his six million followers a quote attributed to Mussolini: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/01/opinion/donald-trumps-il-duce-routine.html?_r=0

    Mussolini did not say this
    On June 14, 1918, a nineteen year old Italian soldier by the name of Bernardo Vicario was ordered by his commander, Carl Rigoli, to carry out a curious task. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Italian forces would soon be hit with a furious bombardment that would mean the death of most of them. Rigoli clearly knew this, which is why he told young Bernardo to write an inscription on the ruined wall of a home in the village of Fagare, where they were holed up:

    “Better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a sheep.”

    Rigoli perished in the battle: Bernardo lived to tell the tale. And almost a hundred years later, a researcher looking for ways to smear GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump stumbled across a reference to it and attributed it to Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator.

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/02/28/the-lion-and-the-sheep/

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    .But that does not matter to NYT. Even if Mussolini said this, it is a great quote . Mussolini also believed in Bible and Jesus Does that mean Trump should stop revering Jesus?

    Now these neocons are ascribing anti muslim narratvies to Trump when the reality is that the anti Islam attitude was created by the Neo Cons.

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  106. Hitler himself was a great admirer of Ataturk: wanting to lead a German revival similar to Turkey’s; obviously that doesn’t condemn the latter. I have sympathy for the Armenians, Greeks, and to a lesser degree Kurds, but have to admire what Ataturk was able to accomplish, as far as restoring his country’s borders, pursuing a moderate foreign policy, and successful modernization. Unfortunately, Erdogan is now trying to undo his legacy. https://books.google.com/books?id=F_Q9BQAAQBAJ

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    If Kurds had accepted Turkishhood, he would have been fine with them. If anything, he was willing to accept Kurds as full Turks, whereas Hitler refused to regard even patriotic Jews as Germans.

    and

    Ataturk wasn’t gratuitously ambitious like Hitler. Ataturk just wanted to safeguard what remained of Turkey.
    In contrast, Hitler was a sociopath who wanted more than Germany.

    Hating Hitler is a favorite American- Jewish pastime; it keeps the heat off of the genocidal actions of said Americans and Jews.

    But if “Hitler” is persistently raised as the all-time worst-ever boogie man compared to whom all other genocides — like Stalin’s and Attaturk’s — are but a trifle, then you better at least get the facts straight, because given the existence of the internet, and of increasingly more available documents from archives, the more the matter of Hitler is raised, the more people are going to fact-check the (ludicrous) claims, and you are going to end up with egg on your Charlie Chaplin mustache.

    You’ve made three major assertions:

    1. Hitler refused to regard even patriotic Jews as Germans
    2. Hitler was gratuitously ambitious (unlike Ataturk who wanted only to restore Turkey)
    3. Hitler was a sociopath who wanted more than Germany

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    re #1, see Dr. Hans Luther, German ambassador to the US, quoted in Jewish Telegraph Agency,

    http://www.jta.org/1933/05/26/archive/nazi-jewish-policies-political-not-religious-dr-luther-asserts

    Dr. Luther asserted that these policies were political and not religious.

    Prejudice against the Jews, he said, was due to their tendency toward movements of a communistic nature, and to the fact that nearly fifty percent of the government officails have been Jews, although the total Jewish population was only one percent. He denied emphatically that there had been any “atrocities”.

    He asserted that limitation of Jewish influence in Germany was being conducted with the greatest possible consideration toward the old native Jewish families who, he said; had proven themselves good Germans and indicated that it was directed against the Eastern European Jews who had overflooded the country since the War.

    Kinda like in the USA even Donald Trump would not expel old-line Muslims but he’d like to do something about taking in a flood of Muslim refugees who have not been and cannot be properly vetted to determine whether they harbor an ideology that is opposed to American culture and values.

    Luther continued:

    After the War, came the influx of East European Jews, he declared. Because of Germany’s political prostration, there was no means of excluding undesirable immigrants such as other nations had. Before the War, he said, anti-Semitism in Germany had no political importance. Later, this inclination against the elements which had a leading role in Marxist stories contributed greatly to the embitterment of the people.

    That’s #1.

    #2 Hitler was gratuitously ambitious.

    That’s not the impression Herbert Hoover came away with after he spent an hour with Hitler and Goring in 1938. And upon consulting with Neville Chamberlain and a host of other European leaders and diplomats, they reinforced Hoover’s impression: Hitler had three idees fixes, Hoover wrote in Freedom Betrayed, his magnum opus memoir of that era:

    to unify Germany from its fragmentation by the Treaty of Versailles;
    to expand its physical resources by moving into Russia or the Balkan States, a drive for “Lebensraum,” living space; ;
    and to destroy the Russian Communist government.

    Hitler had no designs on Western Europe, and sought friendly relations with Great Britain.

    Hitler’s first ambition — to de-fragment Germany — sounds an awful lot like Ataturk’s goal to preserve what he could of dismembered Turkey.

    You — or others — will jump on the second item, the quest for Lebensraum, and proclaim your claim vindicated. But I’m going to offer further context:

    a. The German people had suffered starvation in WWI as a result of the British blockade that included foodstuffs and that prevailed beyond Germany’s armistice until a time when Germany was forced to sign Versailles Treaty.

    b. As noted elsewhere, Liaquat Aham wrote this about Germany in the Weimar era:

    “On Nov. 5 the price of a two-kilo loaf of bread had soared from 20 billion marks to 140 billion, sparking off nationwide riots. In Berlin, thousands of men and women had paraded the streets, shouting “Bread and work!” Over a thousand shops — bakeries, butchers, and even clothing stores–had been looted. . . . cars were held up and their occupants robbed. In the heavily Jewish areas . . .anyone who was known to be Jewish, or “looked Jewish” had been attacked by gangs of young hoodlums. *** The worst violence was directed at Galician Jews, many of whom had their distinctive beards scissored off or their clothes ripped away. The Borse, the stock exchange, had come under siege by a mob shouting, “Kill the Borse Jews.”

    By the end of the evening on Nov 8, the streets were at last quiet, the mobs dispersed at bayonet point by military police. Heavily armed Prussian state police in green uniforms now patrolled the city. . . .the weather turned extremely cold. That night it began to rain, making life even more difficult for those innumerable Berliners forced to queue up outside the municipal food kitchens and public feeding stations spread across the city. . . .

    Despite the riots and the rain, the infamously louche and tawdry nightlife of Berlin–that “new Babylon of the world” — continued unabated. …along the Kurfurstendamm, the bars and dance halls were, as always, full. As on every night, hordes of prostitutes of both sexes–there were said to be a hundred thousand of them in Berlin alone–paraded outside . . . “A kind of madness” had taken hold of the city, unhinging the whole society. Fortunes were made overnight and as quickly lost or dissipated. Those with money, desperate to get rid of it before it became worthless, indulged in giddy frenzies of spending, while those without sold what few possessions remained to them, including their bodies, in the struggle to survive. A quarter of the city’s schoolchildren suffered from malnutrition.

    Berlin had never been an elegant city. . . .But it had rightly prided itself on being the cleanest and most modern metropolis in Europe. Now it was shabby and going to seed, faded and run down like a “stone-grey corpse,” infested by “beggars, whores, invalids and fat-necked speculators,” its streets crowded by “legless war veterans riding the sidewalks on rolling planks” and by stunted, bowlegged children bent out of shape by rickets.”

    The combination of starvation during the war and more starvation after the war, in the Weimar era, presented a problem to the German people that its government felt obliged to remedy.

    Many civilians died during the war. German leaders embarked on a campaign to encourage reproduction — it’s what prudent states do to ensure their survival. But a growing population, on a shrunk land, more of which was committed to Germany’s greatest strength, industrial production, required that Germany seek additional territory to act as its breadbasket.

    Versailles had stripped Germany of its African colonies, on which it had depended to supplement its food need, and also of significant territories where ethnic Germans still dwelt, and that were essential for German access to coal and other commodities.
    German leadership felt it should develop lands that would not be vulnerable to another British blockade.
    So Yes, Germans had developed plans to expand eastward. (Eastward. Not westward.)

    As for Hitler’s third fixation, to vanquish Russia’s Communist government, this is really puzzling:

    – Wilson had the same ambition. He sent US troops, in collaboration with Japanese forces, to Siberia in 1918-1919 to accomplish precisely the same goal: the destroy Bolshevism. It didn’t work.

    – In Freedom Betrayed, Hoover devotes page after page to the “Great Intellectual and Moral Plague” on Free Men — Communism. Hoover no likey Commies. Neither did many influential American leaders. Not at all. Hoover thought it would be a good thing for US — and the French and British — to stand down and let Hitler and Stalin exhaust each other, whereupon a century of peace would reign throughout the land.

    But one of FDR’s first acts upon taking over the presidency in 1933 was to recognize Stalin’s regime and to employ back-door negotiations to make financial deals with Stalin. Soon, FDR’s Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau — the same dude who worked behind the backs of the State Department to deal with Stalin’s regime– was sending U S tax dollars and war materiel to Stalin. Bolshevism, newspaper editors opined, was a pussy cat; the Commie scare was yesterday’s news.

    So the US anti-Communist calendar looks like this:

    1918 – 1932: US = anti-Communist
    1933 – 1945: FDR partners with Uncle Joe Stalin; Communism is a pussy cat.
    1945 – 1989: USA and assorted partners turn numerous nations from Iran to Poland to Afghanistan to god knows where else inside out in the quest to curb Communism.
    1990 – 2016: George H W Bush invades Iraq out of the perceived necessity to find an enemy, since only an enemy provided the stability that kept the “post-war international system” stable. The invasion of Iraq 1991 set in motion the chain of events that beset the region until today.

    In other words, Hoover was right.

    But our mission was to assess whether Hitler was a mild-mannered genocidaire like Ataturk, who only killed people by the hundreds of thousands because, you know, there was a war, and shit happens; or was Hitler a sociopath bent on conquering the world and exterminating all the Jews.

    Run through the data points again.

  109. The Art of the Deal was written 30 years ago, and I was not familiar with Trump’s 2015 book but I read a few reviews and it seems to have been exactly what I would have thought…200 pages of Platitudes.

  110. So it was the Democrat Party that kept Obama from participating in the attack on Libya and waging an unconstitutional war against Syria? From engineering regime change in Ukraine? From supporting, aiding and abetting ISIS and al Nusra in Syria? From supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt? From shutting down Gitmo?

    I see how that works now.

  111. Let’s see:

    Smirking cynicism — not an establishment ___ kisser.

    Cult of personality — aka convincing a majority of voters. Producing campaign hats with candidate slogan. Shaking hands with voters.

    Antics — lengthy extemporaneous speeches to packed audiences, lengthy interviews on TV, showing disdain for the “debate” format yet again unchanged by the feeble RNC.

    Qualifications an afterthought — yes, indeed. As witness the media’s and this author’s indifference to the fact that Cruz and Rubio are not constitutionally qualified.

  112. Being “on edge” is no excuse for mass killings. No. Everyone was not killing everyone. Pure Muslim savagery.

  113. You’re correct about the intent to dilute the votes of the white majority with mass immigration [and endless amnesties and court decisions] that require whites to accede to and finance their dispossession.

    However, the aftermath of WWI is far from being a golden moment in Western history. The idiot progressive, Wilson, unleashed a tidal wave of misery on the world and the result of WWI was anything but a vindication of the anti-monarchical position. The results of centuries of healthy experimentation and gradual reform under monarchy were cast aside in favor of untried and naive progressive nostrums that plague us today. If Wilson and the victorious powers thought they were ushering in institutions and doctrines to bless mankind for the rest of time, they were certainly not above imposing a cruel blockade of German and a vicious peace “treaty” that, even over time, proved to be an immense mistake. As had been the war — itself a precise indicator of the highest and best thinking of those times.

    Even without the deleterious effects of mass immigration, the history of the last century illustrates the Western race to the bottom. Insane socialist redistributionist schemes and reckless spending and borrowing were offered and ecstatically embraced by voters besotted with greed, envy, and sloth. This is reaching its end point and now we are likely to live under something that is neither democratic, republican, or monarchical.

  114. Please. Are Adelson, Saban, Zuckerberg, Soros, Buffet, and the Koch Brothers supporting Trump? The “titan” votes is hardly in the bag for Trump. It’s not whether a “titan” supports him, it’s that Trump doesn’t need titanic support. Did you miss that part?

    Rubio’s said to have Adelson on speed dial. Is that what you want?

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    Its easy to say:”just give the Monarchy a few more years to bow out gracefully”…Were the Romanoffs willing to do that? How much time should we give Bill Gates to bow out peacefully?

    WW1 was the Monarch’s War..The three Monarch Cousins. King Willie had violent psychopathic proclivities according to his granny Queen Victoria.

    My fundamental point in every post I have made on Unz Review is this:the only viable option for The Historic Native Born White American Majority is highly racialized economically progressive racially xenophobic anarcho-syndicalism transitioning to Native Born White American Working Class Self-Government.

    To get their…the CAGE must be expanded…this is radically different form the anti-community Anarcho-Capitalism. Power must be devolved to the Native Born White American Working Class over time.

    Native Born White American Social and Cultural life must be perfectly blended with a hyper-vigilent Civic Life. No more “What a Stud Fantasy Football” White Male Culture.

    Point about Secession:Secession=China’s genetic-racial borders extending very deep into the US…right up to the borders of the White Homelands of Montanna and Idaho…Chinese “Americans” heavily armed by the IDF(Jew-Pure Israel will want its piece of the former “US”)

    And I haven’t even touched upon the ecological consequences of the passage of the 1965 Immigration Reform Act.

    The situation is far worse than most people realize.

    We need to start thinking about and talking about post-Trump politics real fast. Trump POTUS is a fluke. You can predict the outcome of the 2021…2025…2030..2034 POTUS elections..The nonwhite Demographic Tsunami is going to overwhelm Trump’s post-Reagan Yoot White Male Voting Bloc. Its very very serious this time.

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  116. Just another East Coast pseudo-intellectual who probably missed the whole campaign, but needs to teach us hicks a lesson. And who is this guy’s candidate? Probably Hillary, who has robbed more banks, metaphorically speaking, than Jesse James….

  117. Your argument is nonexistent.

    Mass immigration, multiculturalism, and other forms of equality are direct consequences of democracy. When your founding fathers laid the groundwork for social egalitarianism 300 years ago, they began the process that would lead to modern liberalism. Societies worldwide have taken a step backwards when they adopted western democracy. It’s time that changed.

  118. Could it be any worse than what had been wrought by the seasoned office holders? If Donald could fulfill even one or 2 of his promises on foreign policy statements , he would earn the gratitude of the future generation . He will have more sway in foreign policy .He does not need Congress or Senate . Domestically , he will face obstruction because a lot of these lawmakers will hate him for rattling the cage .

  119. I wasn’t suggesting that the task at hand was for monarchy to bow out but that the abandonment of monarchy or, more to the point, the chasing after the progressive will o’ the wisp was a precipitous and calamitous exercise after WWI.

    Alas, the monarchies involved in the war exhibited deficiencies but the horrendous outcome was not the fault of monarchy per se but of somewhat flawed monarchs whose destructive power was increased by modern methods of war that even the generals did not appreciate. The later combatants were not monarchies (except the U.K.) but they did no better in avoiding horrendous war than their predecessors had.

    The deleterious effect of socialist subversion should also be understood to have added to dangers that the old order faced.

    I agree that the position of whites is dire and not in the distant future. If we continue our modern approach we will surely fail. That approach says we are really cross because you are crossing and did cross our borders and we have guns and stuff so just stop. Double dare you. But…of course, if you really want our country, we guess it’s OK.

  120. I know Ataturk and others have been blamed for the death of many Armenians, and that was bad stuff and I aint excusing it.

    BUT, it was during wartime when everyone was on the edge.

    You have a lot in common with Linh Dinh on this issue. Here’s a previous exchange I had with him:

    This will be my final post on this thread, as well.

    Mr. Dinh, given your reluctance to endorse their 2007 resolution, my sense is the IAGS had someone like you in mind when they wrote this about Armenian Genocide deniers, which applies equally well to deniers of their 2007 resolution:

    We note that there may be differing interpretations of how and why the Armenian Genocide happened, but to deny its factual and moral reality as genocide is not to engage in scholarship but in propaganda and efforts to absolve the perpetrator, blame the victims, and erase the ethical meaning of this history.

    So, speaking of gumbic logic.

  121. [Mussolini also believed in Bible and Jesus]

    I very much doubt that.

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    Mussolini believed in Italy.

    Roosevelt wanted to control Italy in order to control the Mediterranean.

    More precisely, Bernard Baruch, who advised FDR on Italy strategy, wanted the USA to control the Mediterranean in order to protect the villa in the jungle.

    Mussolini ended up dead, not at all unlikely that OSS operating in Italy had something to do with his untimely demise. Once Mussolini was out of the way US was able to turn the Italian government against its ‘ally,’ Germany, making it easier for Allies to take the airfields at Foggio to complete the firebombing of Germany.

    Jews were all over the Italian partisanos.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?322137-1/discussion-us-engagement-italy-world-war-ii

    Andrew Buchanan

    check it out

  123. Bacevich is a little disingenuous on some of Trump’s positions. Trump hasn’t threatened to unleash the dogs of war with anyone except ISIS or if we are attacked and said diplomacy would be used in the case of Putin. By contrast, almost every Republican candidate except Ben Carson and Rand Paul were foaming at the mouth to denigrate Putin and militarily confront Russia in Syria and elsewhere. Hillary is even chomping at the bit to take on Putin which is a grave mistake, but no criticism of her.

    Trump has signaled his intent to negotiate and work with Congress and hasn’t threatened to use EO’s like Barack Hussein Obama does when Congress doesn’t accede to his demands. But I no longer think our form of government works and a pro-white, right wing individual needs to assume dictatorial powers for at least a decade to fix this sinking ship of a nation. Congress is occupied terroritory; occupied by various racial (black, Jewish, Latino), political and business special interests that work against the shrinking white majority.

    I will concede that things in this country weren’t swell when Obama took office, but pre-existing problems have gotten much worse. The economy is in shambles, there are 94 million unemployed, more people on welfare, food stamps and disability than ever, illegal immigration is a much bigger problem than ever, black violent crime is once again on a sharp increase thanks to anti-police posturing and policies, race relations are almost to the point of all out bloody race war, the threat of terrorism on U.S. soil has increased despite our Stasi like police state, and the federal debt is now 17-18 trillion dollars whereas I think it was only 10-11 trillion in 2008.

    Barry Hussein Obama is directly or indirectly responsible for all of this, but Bacevich acts as if the mulatto dictator and anti-white bigot is an innocent bystander. I also don’t recall any bromides from Andrew towards Obama these last seven years over his total disregard for separation of powers and penchant for issuing EO’s to ram his radical agenda down our throats.

    The rise of Trump is merely a reaction to BHO’s ultra left wing radicalism these last seven years and the GOP’s refusal to stop him. In terms of acting unilaterally Trump can’t be any worse and will at least be taking actions to help, not harm America. But since Trump is a WASP the chattering classes will single him out for rebuke whereas brown and black people get a pass.

  124. Mr. Bacevich, watch this interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAVYjIfU3eA that Trump gave during the 2nd term of Bush. He speaks stronger against the war in Iraq and shows more compassion for dead Iraqis that you ever did. Your stand against the war came only after your personal loss. Would you be against this war if your son came back alive? Did you care about Iraqis your son killed before they killed him?

  125. “He speaks stronger against the war in Iraq and shows more compassion for dead Iraqis that you ever did. ”

    Bush killed those Iraqis. His son did not. Bush orchestrated the war. He did not. Bush was looking for an opportunity from day 1 in office . He did not . Bush was duped . Yes son was “duped’ by the fealty and by the loyalty inscribed in the soldier’s DNA. Bush wanted to be duped. His son did not want. Bush paved the pathway to the duplicity by bringing notorious ideologue from AEI, PNAC, and by ignoring the disloyalty of the neocon ( Wolfowitz,Scooter Libby, Chertoff, Shulsky ) to the oaths they took .

    Bush was showing sadness at the destruction !. Bin Ledeen showed same after the attack. Saudi Arabia shows same sadness at Syrian death. Hillary shows same at the failures of the Libyans to build something ( that they never had to build in the first place– security,job,food,respect,and opportunity – were already there in Libya )

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