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Right after the Murder-by-Muslim of the San Bernardino 14, on Dec. 2, immigration lawyers peppered the press with praise for America’s fiancé K-1 visa program. This immigration program is “robust” came the message from the lobbyists.

Onto this rickety scaffolding stepped the attorneys for The Fockers, I mean the Farooks. The family that spawned the assassins and warned no one was smart enough to hire proxies who spoke for the Ummah (the Islamic Nation).

The two put on a masterful display of taqqiya (deception in furtherance of Islam), demanding what the American political class had authorized them to demand: Attach no culpability to Islam. Give “the alleged shooters” the benefit given to victims of religious bullying.

The Muslim-Media-Congressional complex was poised to make suitably weepy statements and move on. Death by Jihadis was just one of those things the little people would have to endure in “a free society.”

This, too, was the attitude of the asses warming the anchor’s chair in TV newsrooms. We’ll show the grief; we’ll slobber suitably with the aggrieved, we’ll lead with the most emotional clichés about the dearly departed, and on we’ll go to the next news story. Any change in the status quo would be contrary to “our values.”

Such is life: C’est la vie, so long as it doesn’t happen to me.

In effect, the politicians committed to do nothing to reduce the exposure of America to the source of death. No domestic policy changes in the homeland have been floated. Promises aplenty, however, are being made to “carpet bomb” faraway lands as the solution to the “problem” in our land.

Enter Donald Trump.

THE POLITICAL CALCULUS OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Mr. Trump appears genuinely outraged by this crass and cruel political calculus. Trump was not going along with the notions implicit in the strategies proposed by the administration and the colluding political duopoly. These are that we trade a few American lives, every so often, in return for getting to boast about America’s commitment to “freedom,” our “open society,” all the intangible nostrums Rome-on-the-Potomac instructs us to celebrate.

Mr. Trump was not OK with the idea that mass murder by Muslim, every now and then, was the price of “our tolerance.”

Trump’s visceral response seems odd to the political class and their media barnacles because it’s the reaction of a regular, clear-thinking individual who has yet to be housebroken by Washington.

If you’re a Jihadi who’s traveled to train abroad—American, permanent resident or anything else—“you are never-ever coming back into the US,” vowed Trump. Having suggested the same a few months back (“A Modest Libertarian Proposal: Keep Jihadis OUT, Not IN”), I would venture that immigration is a political grant of privilege; there is no natural right to immigrate into the U.S., not least if you are fixing to kill your coworkers.

Later, Trump followed up with a more radical statement; radical from a political perspective. He “called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on”:

According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51% of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.”

“Without looking at the various polling data,” stated Mr. Trump, “it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”

SQUANDERING VS. CONSERVING SCARCE RESOURCES

To grasp why Trump would counsel something so practical, yet so politically improper, one has to understand Trump the businessman.

Good businessmen are programmed differently than politicians. As a tremendously gifted entrepreneur, Trump is averse to squandering scarce resources, money or manpower.

By contrast, politicians do not understand the natural economic reality of scarcity. They control the production of money for their promiscuous purposes and they exert power over millions of interchangeable people in their territorial jurisdiction.

To a politician, 14 lives in 322 million is a small price to pay for “our freedoms.” Trump’s political rivals look at the price exacted by a Muslim like Syed Farouk and his bride in the aggregate. Fourteen dead is not a steep price to pay for unfettered immigration from Islamic countries, peddled politically as “our values,” “our tolerance,” “our greatness.” This callous calculus is second nature to politicians like Lindsey Graham or Darth Vader Cheney.

Not to Trump. “This must stop. We can’t have this,” he roared.

See, statistics are funny things. Insignificant probabilities, in this case an attack on each one of us, are immaterial unless they happen to YOU or ME. It is this calculus that politicians peddle. They rely on the fact that we’ll adopt their sloganeering because each one of us is unlikely to die by Muslim.

But to do nothing stateside, as Trump’s rivals imply, is to accept that lives lost are, in the grand scheme, insignificant.

The opposite is true for Trump. Taking losses offends his sensibilities. Trump, the consummate businessman, abhors and is angered by the preventable squandering of scarce assets: American lives. (Yes, Trump is an American Firster.) The death of a few Americans pains Mr. Trump, something that cannot be said about Obama, Hillary, Bernie or any of the insider GOPers.

ORDER IT NOW

How can you tell? The politicians—Rubio, Rayan—offer up platitudes; political niceties to excite the asses in the anchor’s chair. They propose nothing to stop the slaughter, stateside. Instead, they demand a leap of faith—that you believe dropping “daisy cutters” on Muslims in the Middle East (only on the bad ones, naturally) will reduce the danger to Americans at home.

The instincts of private enterprise and politics; never the twain shall meet. Private-enterprise driven considerations are aimed at conserving, not squandering, scarce resources. If it loses an asset, the Trump Organization hurts.

IN POLITICS, ‘NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE FAILURE’

The second thing a businessman must do—a trait so obviously ingrained in Trump—is solve “The Problem.” In Trump’s universe, solving problems is ineluctably tied to the greater goals of realizing profits and growing the organization. (“Making America Great.”)

The opposite is true in politics. You don’t solve problems; you let them fester. Politically, problems are not all bad. Plunge the people into crisis, and they are likelier to fall prey to state schemes.

Politicians accrue power over people in crisis. “War is the health of the State,” said a good progressive, Randolph Bourne (1918). Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” said a bad progressive, Rahm Emanuel. Both men understood the dynamics of state control. The first warned against it; the second capitalized on it.

Trump talks about taking practical, focused steps to reduce the murder by Muslim of Americans in the homeland.

The politicians speak of abstractions; upholding our values, blah, blah—gibberish Trump is genetically incapable of uttering. For the “Our Values” Speak is meant to addle the mind; shame individuals into believing they are evil if they don’t adopt the liberal pluralist faith put forward by all those who ride at the king’s bridle, Republican and Democrat.

 
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  1. I am not sure if the powers that be are stupid or cunning. Stupid if they think that misrepresenting Trumps position will hurt him, or cunning in that that is the plan to help him now with the idea to destroy him later. If the latter is correct they may be destroyed by thier own cleverness.

  2. Anon7 says:

    As you note, the Trump statement says:

    According to Pew Research, among others, there is great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population. Most recently, a poll from the Center for Security Policy released data showing “25% of those polled agreed that violence against Americans here in the United States is justified as a part of the global jihad” and 51% of those polled, “agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah.”

    None of these scary numbers are backed up by the more reliable Pew study, they come from the Center for Security Policy, which is a whole different kettle of fish. I’m a little disappointed in Trump for using a bait-and-switch here.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
    , @Wizard of Oz
  3. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website

    But to do nothing stateside, as Trump’s rivals imply, is to accept that lives lost are, in the grand scheme, insignificant.

    Yup, you nailed it… that’s what they think and want us to accept.

    “… asses in the anchor’s chair.”

    Sharp, poetic… love it!

    • Replies: @gwynedd1
  4. The single most important work Trump has done, by far, is roll back the PC. He is shifting the Overton Window back fifty years to permit the questions that weren’t answered then. “Is it good for Americans?” The left (both parties) have so long peddled nonsense, oxymoronic garbage, like “diversity is our strength” that merely asking the question is like a strong dose of penicillin to an infected body. Over time, perhaps we might return to a society with a single set of facts and a consensus based on what is best for Americans.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz, Bill Jones
  5. Perfect prose Ilana. First lesson in a business: Watch the pennies and the dollars will care for themselves.

    The contrast to Washington is dropping million dollar JDAMs on 2 dollar tents.

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
  6. ““it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine.”

    Just how mind-numbingly stupid can these fuckers be?

    At the behest of their Israeli masters they have slaughtered millions of people and destroyed functioning societies reducing tens of millions to poverty and homelessness and they don’t know why they are hated?

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  7. Rehmat says:
    @Anon7

    PEW is as much propaganda outfit as is ADL pro-Israel.

    In November 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in its “Religion-based Hate Crime Statistics” had claimed that Americans hate Jews more than any other religious community. Furthermore, the record shows that more Jews have been executed (Ethel and Julius Rosen berg) or jailed (Pollard, Alan Gross, etc.) for treason, but no Muslim for such crime. So why Donald Trump and other anti-Muslim scum consider 3 million Jewry as threat to United States security?

    http://rehmat1.com/2013/11/27/fbi-americans-hate-jews-more-than-muslims/

    • Replies: @berserker
    , @Sherman
    , @woodNfish
  8. Letting Islamic jihad bastards murder American people is against my American values.

  9. jtgw says:

    I prefer Paul’s more measured response to the problems of immigration, but I suppose in a way it’s good that Trump is putting immigration front and center with his inflammatory rhetoric, since there would be little chance of anyone in the establishment entertaining the idea of sensible immigration reform without him. While I support Paul, I recognize that he is just too nice and level-headed to win over many of the less intelligent Republican voters.

    • Replies: @workforlivn
  10. berserker says:
    @Rehmat

    I noticed that your blog is dedicated to correcting misconceptions about Islam. The header says: “There is no compulsion in religion”
    1. What is the punishment for apostasy in Islam?
    2. Why is it punishable by the death penalty in countries that call themselves Islamic (e.g. Saudi Arabia) if religion is not a compulsion? Is it because the countries are not practicing true Islam?
    3. If they are not practicing true Islam, in your opinion which countries are truly Islamic and why?
    4. Irrespective of whether Pew Research is a propaganda outfit as you claim, what are the methodological reasons for distrusting the poll? By that I mean statistical reasons.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Rehmat
  11. History predictably marches ahead.

    The Universalist Dogma, a cancer on all Western Civilization, has many heretics. We see the evidence of our own eyes, lived in our daily existence, that the precepts of the Dogma are LIES:

    We’re sick of being punished for what our eyes tell us to believe.
    We’re sick of being told to sit down, STFU and do what we’re told by our betters.
    We’re sick of being FORCED to pay for, enable and then openly cheer every deviant, useless, ignorant clown whose food, shelter, clothing, Obamaphone, etc. we provided.

    This was always a rage-filled reservoir just awaiting two things:
    1. A person to provide a rally-point, who was not just another hidden heat-sink intended to harmlessly dissipate the white-hot rage. (This appears to be Trump today, but far more incendiary figures are coming.)
    2. Social mood to come off it’s maniacally optimistic setting of the last 20 years.

    Interest rates are finally rising in earnest. Stocks may finally roll over. These suggest a potential inversion of mood is imminent. If this follows through, the Left’s vicious totalitarian war on matters of conscience, including the natural right to associate only those with whom one desires to associate, will prove only to have created the precursors for conflict on a scale not seen in centuries.

  12. Sherman says:
    @Rehmat

    You make an excellent point.

    Americans are terrified that some crazy Jewish fanatic is going to hijack an airplane and crash it into a skyscraper or go on a shooting rampage in the name of Israel.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  13. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    {Right after the Murder-by-Muslim of the San Bernardino 14, on Dec. 2, immigration lawyers peppered the press with praise for America’s fiancé K-1 visa program. }

    The Zionists, the enemy of humanity, are spreading lies against Muslims to keep the stolen land of Palestine. Don’t listen to their garbage.
    The so called ‘election’ in the US is under the thumb of the Zionist murderers and their stooges at the black house, congress and military. Trump is nothing but a tool of those who brought the first black ‘president’, the Zionist bankers, and now are determined to bring another war monger and baby killer Hillary Clinton. Obama has served the interest of zionist Jews sooooooo well, unique in the dark history of the US, which has been called the first Jewish ‘president’. The Zionists and their stooges control the dumb population in US and the West by staging false flag operations in US, France, Spain train bombing, Britain and elsewhere to raise hatred against Muslims, the VICTIMS OF THE SAVAGE ZIONISTS.

    Now, these savages throw a clown to please the sheeples who says dumb things to entertain the ignorant population to have ‘followers’. He has built million dummies as ‘followers’, as a weapon to help Hillary Clinton, the mass murderer, be seated in 2016 as the president of the POLICE STATE. Only dumb population falls in this trap. The Zionists know that have kept the population so ignorant that can be manipulated in any shape and form for their interests. No one has respect for dummies.

    The Zionists have the plan to continue their wars and destruction to achieve their goals, ‘greater Israel’ and the ‘world government’ the Zionist bankers’ project, Rothenchild, George Soros and its stooges.
    So they have introduced an ignorant clown who has learned a lot by feeding dummies with ‘reality shows’ to control the sheeple’s minds, if they have any, to make Hillary Clinton presidency, Zionist servant, possible. They played the dumb population with skin color last election, now using gender, a pussy policy.
    The clown, trump, does not really want to be a ‘president’. He is entertaining dumb population for the final destiny, to place a pussy at the BH. The clown is going to act worse than fascists, copying the words of Zionist mass murderers, to frighten the dumb population, so everyone goes to Hillary, a war criminal.
    Trump said: HE LIKES Hillary and has contributed to her campaign in the past. If you want to be fooled again by the Zionist bankers, then go ahead and vote, otherwise you should stand up and expose these mass murderers and stooges of the zionist bankers.

    The Zionist bankers, George Soros, Rockefeller and their stooges at CFR, who installed a black man last time, now they want a ‘woman’, a pussy, because both are painted as ‘victims’ and can fooled even the nonexistence ‘left’, ‘progressives’ or ‘liberals’, as we have seen with Obama, a war criminal, , in the last two elections . Obama, the black ‘president’ has served the wall street’s interest very well where Hillary, a mass murderer and a baby killer, has proven to be even more beneficial to zionist bankers’ interest. She is responsible for millions of deaths in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Oppose pussy politics NOW.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillarys-secret-weapon-donald-trump/5494858

  14. bondo says:

    trump,
    now say the dancing celebrators on 9-11 were jews (the 5 dancing shlomos + 2).
    that the perps on 9-11 were jews/israelis with traitor-collaborators, eg, cheney, rumsfeld.

    that most/all of the violence attributed to muslims, local/other, are false flags.

    if perps dressed in black and the operation appears to have been done by pros, assume israel or contractors such as blk water, titan, the contractor in boston.

    not just muslim but christians and jews and atheists, others, living in countries desired to be destroyed by jewry have a legit reason to be mildly angry with amurderka

  15. Excellent analysis of Trump. Yes he is an American firster, something our European “allies” (parasites) understand quite well, and are scared of. Trump is moving so far off script their heads are close to exploding. I hope the Brits ban him, it would result in a soon to be President Trump banning their cowardly PM and their worthless royals. He could close the base at Mildenhall and bring our boys (and equipment) home, leaving the Brits exposed militarily. Too delicious for words.

  16. nickels says:

    I believe Trump is real. That is the main difference between him and the other candidates and thus the reason I support him.

    He is also heads and shoulders above the rest in terms of understanding how things work. You don’t build an empire without that.

    The rest of the candidates are beholden to their donors and thus are liars. The particular people who rise to these posts are chosen by their ability to lie and manipulate. Thus American politics are the cream of the crop, but the cream of the lying and manipulating crop. The corporate interests who have bought them requires they be exactly this, as such fiends represent their interests best.

    In an earlier time Trump may have been slightly better than medium. But today he is in a class by himself amongst the rest of these cretins.

  17. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    Get a load of Noonan:

    “A continuing mystery of Mr. Trump is his failure to impose on himself political discipline. He has been front-runner for six months but he doesn’t act as if he has absorbed the fact that he could become the nominee. At this point he owes it to his country—he owes it to his own ambition!—to become disciplined in terms of statements and policy. It is possible for candidates to be vivid but careful, dramatic but responsible. When you’re winning you can’t just keep pulling it out of your orifices. Mr. Trump’s lack of discipline should worry his supporters. I know it doesn’t, but it should. Because indiscipline shows disrespect. And people pick up on it, they see it.”

    Trump is a circus master and circus clown rolled into one.

    But Noonan is overlooking the fact that he is leading precisely because of his ‘indiscipline’. He’s doing the “I’m fed up” act from movie Network.

    When so many politicians act like well-heeled dogs and timid pussycats, a segment of Americans are fed up and going with what looks like an alpha wolf or roaring lion.

    I think it’s all just an act, but terms like ‘respect’ and ‘discipline’ mean nothing anymore.

    How can one be respectable in a national culture that made ‘gay marriage’ law of the land and financially destroys those who don’t bake ‘gay wedding cakes’? How can we talk of respect when Obama praises Bruce ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner for his courage or invites a scum moron like Psy(Korean rap pimp) to a white house Christmas gathering(2 yrs back)?

    What kind of a nation of respect has HATEFUL EIGHT or some other Tarantino trash as big release on X-mas day? In the US, rap music is now the national music.

    Respect means nothing anymore. It has no real value. This is a porny ugly nation from top to bottom. Elites have been promoting the likes of Lena Dunham. These are Ivy League graduates disseminating junk culture. College professors assure us that rap music is ‘poetry’.

    Romney once appeared on stage doing ‘gangnam style’. Every politician appears on late night talk shows that celebrate sleaze, obscenity, and filth.

    The respectable elites that control the media give us stuff like Miley Cyrus. The Hollywood crowd that acts so pompous on Oscar Night spent most of the year raking in billions with mostly junky trashy movies.

    Respectable universities like Columbia allowed someone like Emma Sulkowicz to graduate with honors.

    Respectable media won’t call blacks thugs by what they are. They are called ‘youths’ and ‘teens’.

    We have new cold war with Russia… cuz Russia doesn’t allow ‘gay pride parades’.

    US supporting Solzhenitsyn was one thing. A new cold war based on the fact that Russia won’t bend over to globalist homosexuals? Now, I’ve seen everything.

    TIME, so-called ‘respectable’ magazine, chose Merkel the traitor to her nation as ‘person of the year’.

    College professors quit their jobs out of fear of the angry mob.

    Anyone who talks of ‘respect’ in this nutjob nation is being dishonest.

    As for ‘discipline’, who needs in the age of PC and ‘micro-aggressions’ when everyone is triggered by everything and everyone? In colleges, government, and institutions, ‘discipline’ means you better to conform to PC or be destroyed. Things are far worse now than during the ‘McCarthy Era’. Remember that Mozilla CEO guy who lost his job because he once supported true marriage. He was ‘disciplined’ alright.

    Trump is a sleazy clown(who also supports ‘gay marriage’), but I like his middle finger to the corrupt phonies who talk of ‘respect’ and ‘discipline’.

    Being ‘respectable’ in America is like a heroin den where junkies think they are ‘decent’ because they use clean needles.

    That said, he went too far with his remarks about Muslims. He could have scored big by saying that we should take a very close look at Muslim immigration and especially target Muslim nations known for terrorism.
    But when he says ALL Muslims, that was bound to be a loser.

    Polls show that majority of Americans disagree with him.

    This could be Waterloo for Trumpoleon.

    • Replies: @Bliss
  18. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    Jews are bound to have problem with this issue.

    After all, so many Jewish immigrants were Marxists, anarchists, socialists, subversives, radicals of all stripes. The kind of Americans who say ‘No Muslim immigration cuz Muslims are terrorists’ were like the kind of Americans who once said ‘No Jewish immigration cuz Jews are radicals and subversives, even bomb-throwing terrorists.’

    Jewish espionage and subversion did more damage to this country than any other.

    Despite the huge German-American demographic presence, few German-Americans aided and abetted Hitler. At most, they called for isolationism and staying out of WWII.
    And Japanese-Americans didn’t do much either during WWII despite all the fears.

    But so many Jews spied for the USSR. So many Jews, as either agents of USSR or global radicalism, did so much to undermine American morals and white pride through media and academia.

    While Rosenbergs and their ilk didn’t blow up bombs, they gave THE BOMB to Stalin the mass killer who’d just taken all of Eastern Europe.
    I mean what were those Jewish-Americans thinking?

    Also, Jewish-run NYT gave huge boost to Castro in Cuba. Many American Jews helped Castro to power. The Cuban Missile Crisis happened because communists took over Cuba, with crucial help from American Jews.

    Also, Jews never owned up to this. They figured offense is the best defense.
    Instead of apologizing for bad traitor Jews, Jews turned the Cold War narrative into ‘paranoid McCarthy and Huac spread anti-communist hysteria and so many ‘innocent’ people were denied of their ‘civil liberties’. The descendants of these Jews purged the GOP of ‘Arabists’ and support PC that clamps down on all kinds of speech deemed ‘hateful’. Instead of acting as defendants, they took the role of prosecutors. So, McCarthy’s suspicion of commies was the bigger crime than Jews sending Stalin the Bomb secrets. (Jews say they were appalled by the blacklist in Hollywood, but how many Jews today would support KKK or Nazi members working in Hollywood today?
    Even an Alt Right artist wouldn’t be allowed in Hollywood.)

    Today, if you oppose ‘gay marriage’, you will be destroyed faster and more thoroughly(and permanently) than any commie or fellow-traveler in the 40s and 50s who supported Stalinism.

    So, this isn’t just a Muslim Issue. Jews control the US, and they filter the the Muslim controversies in consideration of Jewish interests, i.e. “if Trump’s supporters go after Muslims today, what if they come after our power tomorrow.”

    Jews fear the Putinization of America. In the 90s, Jews owned Russia and could get away with anything. But Putin scaled back the extent of Jewish power. Soros is now shut out of Russia.
    Jews are doing everything to destroy Russia, its economy, and its government.

    It’s more about Jewish interests than Muslim threat.

  19. @jtgw

    Rand has been too much of a chameleon for me. Ron has more in common with Trump and, for all his warts, Trump is electable.

    • Replies: @jtgw
  20. Sam Shama says:

    Must Read in NYT today:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/opinion/empowering-the-ugliness.html?_r=0

    great comment from a reader, for Ilana to answer:

    Has anyone noticed that so far Mr Trump has not said he wants to cut Social Security and also has not said anything about cutting Medicare. I’m not a Trump supporter, he scares the daylights out of me with his lean to fascism but it is interesting to note these two things which the establishment and the media have not really been making much of a note about. Would make for a good couple of questions in the next GOP debate, ‘what does the candidate want to do to SS and Medicare’. Or and this is likely I have missed coverage of where he wants to cut SS and Medicare.
    As can be seen from my ‘name’ line I am from the South, what I find so interesting about my republican voting neighbors is how few nearing retirement have anything like enough money saved up and yet they plan to vote in the general next year for people who want to reduce Social Security (if not eliminate it) and vouchers in place of Medicare. I remain so completely puzzled that somehow they think these things will somehow be good for them?

  21. jtgw says:
    @workforlivn

    Uh, Trump has done his share of flip flopping. He was a major contributor to the Clintons, for crying out loud. He just has a good ear for what fires up the Republican base. Whatever his faults or inconsistencies, Paul delivers a much more consistently libertarian message.

    • Replies: @workforlivn
  22. @Bill Jones

    Thanks Bill. Now I don’t have to say it. Again.

  23. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    “all the intangible nostrums Rome-on-the-Potomac instructs us to celebrate”

    From potemkin village to potomac village.

  24. @jtgw

    You’re exactly correct. Its just that the libertarian message leaves big holes at the borders. Trump is no libertarian but by god he is a student of HBD.

    Cato Institute, Reason(d’etre) magazine, hell Stanford University all believe the world is one big happy family raised under John Stuart Mill and Ron’s group over at Lew Rockwell will cheerily tell you they want to open the borders and close down welfare…IN THAT ORDER.

    Trump trainers know it has to be the other way round. I’m as libertarian as the best of them but I have this nasty dirty belief in HBD I just can’t shake.

    • Replies: @jtgw
  25. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website
    @workforlivn

    “Perfect prose Ilana. First lesson in a business: Watch the pennies and the dollars will care for themselves.”

    But but but Business is more like make the dollars and sacrifice the pennies.

    It’s like what Julie Christie character says in MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER.

    “You gotta spend money to make money.”

    Mercer makes a business-centric argument for patriotism, but it was profit-mindedness that led to globalism, open borders, oligarchic power in the US, and etc.

    For example, open borders is fabulous for the mega-corporations and free-wheeling entrepreneurs. They can do business all over the world. Hire the cheapest labor in nations with little or no environmental regulation and labor laws.

    In a purely business sense, allowing Muslims into US is good policy. After all, American businessmen and economic interests wanna do business with the Arab and Muslim elites. They want the oil and they want to sell American stuff to Arab/Muslim masses.
    So, who cares if a bunch of ordinary Americans die? Billions can be made.

    American economic interests want a piece of the pie in the Middle East. And that means it’s bad business to alienate those people. What’s wrong with losing 14 consumers when you can gain 100 millions more in the Muslim world?
    It would be bad business for American corporations if US sent a message saying, “We don’t like Muslims.” And then, China and Russia will move in instead.

    We got into the current mess cuz business-centrism was at the center of the American debate. Since politicians are controlled by the super-rich, the business-centrism of the super-rich has come to matter more than the interests of the American nation and civilization. Everything is dollars and cents.

    If what Trump is doing is remarkable, it’s because he’s a businessman who’s going beyond business-minded-ness. He’s saying 14 lives matter even if there’s more money to be made by sacrificing them.

    Trump could overlook the problems of Mexican illegals and shmooze with the likes of Carlos Slim and make tons more money.
    But he took business losses because he spoke of borders and nation.

    Of course, it could be Trump is making all this noise less out of genuine patriotism and more out of his business sense that patriotism sells well among many disillusioned conservatives and white working/middle/lower class.

  26. jtgw says:
    @workforlivn

    Rand Paul does not support open borders, and neither does Lew Rockwell. I’m guessing you haven’t checked his website in some time. He has certainly supported immigration at one time or another, and I agree with him, in contrast to the nationalists and paleoconservatives, that immigration in a free society is a good thing on the whole, insofar as it is a facet of the citizens’ freedom to associate with whomever they please. But I think we all agree, all who are not on the libertarian left at any rate, that open borders cannot coexist with welfare and that welfare must be dismantled first, and lately Lew has been publishing a lot of articles criticizing open borders and taxpayer-subsidized immigration.

    Aside from immigration, is there anything about Trump’s policies you agree with? I’m getting the feeling for some people immigration is the only issue that matters. My own view is that immigration would bother people a lot less if our economy was booming and living standards were rising. Banning immigration may in the short term make things easier for those at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum, but in the long term a society needs to develop organically, which includes letting the market select immigrants that will contribute to the national welfare. Instead of focusing on immigration, a good solution to our troubles, that will address problems in both the short and long terms, is to roll back entitlements and regulations, something that Trump has not been very good on. But bashing foreigners is much easier.

  27. “‘This Will Be The End Of Trump’s Campaign,’ Says Increasingly Nervous Man For Seventh Time This Year”

    http://www.theonion.com/article/will-be-end-trumps-campaign-says-increasingly-nerv-52002

  28. @jtgw

    “I’m getting the feeling for some people immigration is the only issue that matters. ”

    Immigration is not the only issue but it is the only one that is irreversible.

    Just about everything else can be returned to the status quo ante if a mistake is recognized.

    • Replies: @jtgw
  29. @jtgw

    If you aren’t familiar, HBD means Human Bio-Diversity. In the current discussion it says that we’re more than blank slates; that as products of our environs different inbred population groups result in different societies; that moving Mexicans here makes this geographic area more like Mexico; that moving Arabs here makes this geographic area more like the Middle East.

    Whatever may be wrong with this country will not be repaired via unrestricted immigration. Select the genius from Nairobi, Beirut, Riyad for that matter. Make them prove to us we need them. Shut the goddamn borders yesterday.I heard Guiliani tell a reporter this morning that Trump can’t stop Muslims from entering because he knew a businessman that flew in from Dubai once a week. F*uck a businessman from Dubai once a week.

    As far as Trump’s other policies, Ann Coulter said it best – I don’t care if he performs abortions in the Oval Office, if he closes the borders he’s got my vote.

    Don’t you remember that this couldn’t be mentioned just a few short years ago when the ‘Dreamers’ were on the move? Trump has it on the front page 24/7 and get this — CNN is paying for it. He just might get Mehico to pay for the wall after all.

    • Replies: @jtgw
    , @WorkingClass
  30. Rehmat says:
    @Sherman

    Mind you, Israeli fanatics have limitless ways to kill innocent people – even 100,000 Israel’s non-White Jews.

    On August 14, 2004 – Israel’s Channel 10 showed a documentary 100,000 Radiation, exposing the ugliest secret of Israel’s Labor Zionist founders; the deliberate mass radiation poisoning of nearly all Sephardi youths. In 1951, the director general of the Israeli Health Ministry, Dr. Chaim Sheba flew to America and returned with 7 x-ray machines, supplied to him by the American army.

    They were to be used in a mass atomic experiment with an entire generation of Sephardi youths to be used as guinea pigs. Every Sephardi child was to be given 35,000 times the maximum dose of x-rays through his head. For doing so, the American government paid the Israeli government 300 million Israeli liras a year. The entire Health budget was 60 million liras. The money paid by the Americans is equivalent to billions of dollars today. To fool the parents of the victims, the children were taken away on “school trips” and their parents were later told the x-rays were a treatment for the scourge of scalpal ringworm. 6,000 of the children died shortly after their doses were given, the many of the rest developed cancers that killed them over time and are still killing them now. While living, the victims suffered from disorders such as epilepsy, amnesia, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic headaches and psychosis. …..

    http://rehmat1.com/2010/09/01/can-jews-kill-jews/

  31. gwynedd1 says:
    @Anonymous

    When a few Ukrainians died, we were all Ukrainians. When a few Americans died, none of us were Americans.

  32. Rehmat says:
    @berserker

    1. Islamic Shari’ah doesn’t have any Torah-type punishment for apostasy – but it does call death to traitors, which is considered an honor if you’re pro-Israel.

    2. Death penalty in certain Muslim and Christian countries (USA, Russia, etc.) has nothing to do with religion. It’s part of country’s panel code. Unless your brain is not hanging between your legs, you could have noticed Saudi Arabia is named after Saud family with Jewish roots, and not Islam.

    3. None of 57 Muslim-majority states is truly “Islamic state” because they don’t apply Islamic Shari’ah laws in entirety. 45 of them have Sunday instead of Friday a weekly holiday. Iran is the only country could be called “Islamic state” – but in reality it’s “Theocracy” – a mixture of Shari’ah and Western-style democracy.

    I never give a damn about polls. It’s a western propaganda tool to fool their masses as their so-called “Democracy”.

    http://rehmat1.com/2010/01/16/it-is-not-a-democracy-stupid/

  33. jtgw says:
    @workforlivn

    I know what HBD is. I just think it doesn’t matter much in the context of immigrating to a free society, where the market automatically selects for the most able. Restrictionists generally seem to think a centralized government bureaucracy can know better than the market what a country’s labor needs are.

    • Replies: @workforlivn
    , @rod1963
  34. jtgw says:
    @Bill Jones

    But whether immigration is good or bad depends on context, like whether we live in a free society with freedom of association.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  35. @jtgw

    When a group of people having 6 live births per female with low infant mortality moves into a country of people having 1.8 live births per female, within a generation or two you have a different set of voters.

    In today’s world with increased use of robots the only requirement is that new hires have an IQ north of 95. Now a smart strategy for Mexico would be to keep all their descendants of La conquistadors to run their factories and send their surplus Mayan population north to relax with the gringos.

    I’m not certain where your markets will be doing all their ‘automatically selecting’ or even if the new Mayans will spend too much time thinking about the context of immigrating to anything.

    But I am certain that the gringos will be pretty much screwed.

    • Replies: @jtgw
  36. jtgw says:
    @workforlivn

    So what I think you’re saying is that it’s not immigration per se that’s the issue, but naturalization. You don’t want to give the vote to people who will undermine the political basis of a free society. I find that a more persuasive argument than the economic one, since in general the pessimism of Luddites and protectionists have been disproven by progress: there is not a fixed amount of work to be done, but rather, society finds new forms of work as the older forms get automated or outsourced. But whereas I don’t think it makes much sense to give government the power to manage labor supply, I do think it makes perfect sense for a libertarian society to be careful about adding only libertarian-minded voters to the rolls.

    You might be interested to know that both Ron and Rand Paul are against amnesty and against birthright citizenship and that they both favor increased border security and screening and tracking of immigrants. I think where they differ from authoritarians like Trump and the VDare folks is their refusal to countenance mandating national identity cards for citizens or E-Verify for employers. I think they do a better job than Trump in distinguishing between citizens and aliens when it comes to constitutional rights.

    • Replies: @workforlivn
  37. @jtgw

    Malthus wasn’t wrong in theory, just wrong about when. Same with the Luddites. The requirements in this society (as opposed to ‘some’ society) for labor exclude people that were necessary in my lifetime. Concrete needs fewer wheelbarrows, ditches need fewer shovels – that eliminates the need for the people on the handles.

    Society isn’t going to find a need for more hands on more handles. You’re fighting the last war with that thinking, I feel.

    As far as the choice of a libertarian candidate, you’re in magic wand territory. Here in this vale of tears we will choose Hillary or Trump – period. We’re going to pick one or the other. The Pauls will be relegated to the faculty lounge or lewrockwell.com. Trump is getting a simple message out to the rubes you see at the stop lights. It’s working and – oh sweet Jesus – CNN MSNBC HUFFPO are picking up the tab.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  38. @workforlivn

    “If you aren’t familiar, HBD means Human Bio-Diversity. In the current discussion it says that we’re more than blank slates; that as products of our environs different inbred population groups result in different societies; that moving Mexicans here makes this geographic area more like Mexico; that moving Arabs here makes this geographic area more like the Middle East”.

    Thank you for explaining why HBD is relevant to immigration. I came to this board completely uninformed on the subject. I tried questioning a couple of HBD’rs but all I could get was lessons on natural selection.

    A good immigration policy would balance the needs of native labor, native business, the economy and the immigrants themselves. Global monopolists should have no say whatsoever. But formulation and enforcement of such a policy would require honest, intelligent governance. The next best thing would be to simply call a moratorium.

    Open borders, free trade and the deregulation of Capitalism are the three legs of the Neoliberal agenda. This agenda will transfer all public property to private hands and will transfer sovereignty from nation states to multinational corporations. It should be called Neofeudalism.

    If you want to reduce or end entitlements you must also reduce or end corporate welfare. If you want a prosperous middle class you must repeal Taft Hartley and enforce anti-trust laws. If you want smaller government and lower taxes you must have a non-interventionist foreign policy. If you want Capitalism to again be an engine for prosperity you must end the FED and restore sound money. All of this would require honest and intelligent governance. So you can forget about it.

    • Replies: @workforlivn
  39. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    Christianity is now a disease. This couple has gone Merkel.
    Actually worse. Merkel took ‘Syrians’. This couple is taking black Africans.

    Why would anyone bring black Africans to Tennessee, a state with plenty of blacks? It’s like bringing water to a flood.

    Christianity. From Missionaries to Adoptionaries.

    Christianity now says whites are morally worthy only by serving OTHER races, especially blacks, the race most harmful to whites.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2674919/Meet-Jones-Dozen-Tennessee-couple-Brangelina-world-record-adoption-EIGHT-children-Sierra-Leone-orphanage.html#i-4c2125fd3474de37

  40. @WorkingClass

    I have yet to watch anything that starred Donald Trump on television. My opinion of him was negative. I can’t say when the penny dropped but I heard him mention Jeff Sessions – my Senator and a longtime opponent of illegal immigration by the way – and that was that.

    Bill Jones above said it better than I and with fewer words :

    Immigration is not the only issue but it is the only one that is irreversible. Just about everything else can be returned to the status quo ante if a mistake is recognized.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
    , @rod1963
  41. @workforlivn

    Your point is well taken.

    When you are being overrun it makes sense to call for artillery on your own position. I am for Trump only because our entire scumbag political class is against him. And me. And you.

  42. bomag says:
    @jtgw

    Banning immigration may in the short term make things easier for those at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum

    Reason enough right there.

    but in the long term a society needs to develop organically, which includes letting the market select immigrants that will contribute to the national welfare

    And how do we measure this contribution to the national welfare? Do you really think we would deny someone entrance for lack of utility? We would never hear the end of it from the usual suspects.

  43. @Anon7

    Sorry, should be @rehmat

    Just a tip. As you don’t appear to be a troll trying to destroy the case you purport to support by mad excess but do want your pro-Muslim propaganda to succeed I suggest that you stop turning your readers off by constantly seeking to back your arguments and opinions with links to your own website. I suspect that most others on UR threads just turn off as I do when you make a contestable assertion and then add a reference to your own website.

  44. @jtgw

    “But whether immigration is good or bad depends on context, like whether we live in a free society with freedom of association.”

    Not in a welfare society where your freedom to associate means the government steals my money at the point of a gun to give to your ‘associates”.

    It’s not brain surgery.

  45. @Rehmat

    Furthermore it gets worse for you if someone doesn’t stop reading when you cite your own website but also follows the links and reads on to http://www.rense.com or Barry Chamish because it exposes you as hopelessly naive at best or as maybe a second rate hasbara diversionary grunt designed to make people of more intelligence than time to waste to give up on the medium.

  46. rod1963 says:
    @jtgw

    When you import people that are illiterate, have low IQ’s and a propensity for criminality in high trust societies like Sweden or the U.S. you just imported problems and a permanent underclass.

    Conversely if a country imports H1-B’s for the tech sector, it wipes out the educated natives jobs base and depresses wages for those that hang on.

    Lose, lose for the worker. A win for the employer. Great method of turning the U.S. into a globalist paradise for the elite, which it looks like the Libertarians are really promoting.

    Labor needs? You mean wages, there’s never been a labor shortage in the U.S. only a shortage of employers willing to pay a decent wage, especially in the service industry.

    And guess what? American industry is a major support of open borders and unlimited immigration for a reason. Because it depresses wage levels for the natives across the board, strips them of their bargaining power, etc.

    It’s the reason why the establishment hates Trump.

    • Replies: @jtgw
  47. rod1963 says:
    @workforlivn

    Very true and the reason why I support Trump. All the rest of the candidates are merely our executioners should they get in.

  48. jtgw says:
    @rod1963

    Also a win for the consumer. Your economic thinking illustrates the very problem the Austrian school so frequently encounters: an inability to see the whole economic picture.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  49. @workforlivn

    “Society isn’t going to find a need for more hands on more handles. You’re fighting the last war with that thinking, I feel.”

    Always demand for more hands on the handles of Death.

  50. BenKenobi says:
    @jtgw

    @JustTooGoddamnWeak:
    Non-citizens have no right to freedom of association. Citizens do. Perhaps you mean that big business has freedom to associate with sweated coolie labour at the expense of citizens? I’d rather benefit as a citizen than a consumer.

    You are clearly a troll and an assh0le, repeating over and over your single disingenuous point.

    “degrade, delude, distract, demoralize.”

    Troll 101

    • Replies: @jtgw
  51. That is a great take! And that’s why many are rooting for Trump to survive the GOP gauntlet. And why many will vote for him if he does. It is absolutely tremendous to see the GOP establishment squirm like Trump has made them squirm.

    Sad but true, the little people are always the real casualty of war. Death by terror here, death by drone over there. Compare the tepid, freedom loving, American values, BS response to San Bernardino with the 10+ year, trillion dollar +, massive loss of life response to 911. The difference being that one was an attack on the disposable little people, and the other an attack on the indispensable power structure of our leaders.

  52. jtgw says:
    @BenKenobi

    Why should citizens’ freedom of association be limited to other citizens? And yeah sorry to bust into your little white nationalist echo chamber here. Last I checked, this website wasn’t restricted to just one point of view.

  53. Realist says:

    Ilana,

    I very much enjoy reading your articles on Unz Review. I also enjoy your entries on Barely A Blog at your web site. You should consider developing, at least some of them as articles for submission to The Unz Review. You could start with Bibi Netanyahu’s Two-Faced, Brutish, Boorish Reaction To Trump…an excellent choice.. Your ideas are intelligent and should be available to as large an audience as possible.

  54. Karl says:
    @Rehmat

    so you’re ok with filling Judea & Samaria up with Pakistani Christians?

  55. Why is everyone determined not to see the obvious: that Trump is on a so far highly successful mission to make his old crony Lady Macbeth…er, whats-her-name…look good in comparison, and to scare the pseudoliberals into voting for her?

  56. Please stop writing “calculus”. It is a gross misuse of the word.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  57. @jtgw

    I’m getting the feeling for some people immigration is the only issue that matters

    Whether this country has 450, 500, 600, 700 or more million in our children’s lifetimes, and the ethnic breakdown and coherence of that hyperpopulation, would only matter to the sane. But to the sane, that not only dwarfs other issues, it dwarfs all other issues put together.

    So, yes, until immigration is fixed, it is indeed the only issue that matters.

    Enjoy your single-payer-supported African bed nurse in your senescence. When libertarianism, and liberty, will be viewed as obsolete as alchemy.

  58. @Here's Your Sign

    Please stop writing “calculus”. It is a gross misuse of the word.

    Why? Calculus deals with limits, the speed of change, and other things that an be analogous to politics.

    It’s also an annoying stone in the kidney or bladders. Plenty of gall is to be found in politics, as well!

  59. Bliss says:
    @Priss Factor

    he went too far with his remarks about Muslims…..when he says ALL Muslims, that was bound to be a loser.

    Polls show that majority of Americans disagree with him.

    This could be Waterloo for Trumpoleon.

    This is the umpteenth time Trump has “met his Waterloo”, and each time this happens:

    http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/12/donald-trump-proposes-ban-muslims-soars-new-heights-poll

    A week after proposing to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, Donald Trump has reached new heights in the polls.

    Trump is a negotiator. He wrote the best selling book on the subject. He may start with an extreme position but he will negotiate down to what will still be a very good deal for America, and the world.

  60. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Abstain. And tell others you’re doing so.

    Not a single one of these people — including the self-parodying Donald Trump — has the desire or the ability to change anything that really matters to those who take the time to read sites like this one. Yet many of us inevitably get cranked up about the four-year charade. Your vote, however thoughtful or informed, in the end does nothing but endorse the system against which you rail.

    Stay divided, stay conquered.

  61. woodNfish says:
    @Rehmat

    I think government statistics are about as objective as the LSM and PeeeeeEw. They are both propaganda outlets. And the federal mafia has shown that it pretty much never tells the truth about anything.

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