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With his decisive victory on Super Tuesday II (March 15), Trump is already winning for America.

We’ve won a reprieve. There will be no 13th Republican debate. It was cancelled by the candidate. Megyn Kelly can save her new outfit and mink eyelashes for the next liberal shindig she attends.

Despite the best efforts of Scarlet Letter “E” Republicans and conservatives, Trump has 673 out of the 1237 delegates required, 263 more than runner-up Ted Cruz. The New York Times—it lies a little less than Fox News—has conceded that “Rubio’s exit leaves Trump with an open path to 1,237 delegates.”

Alas, bar the last debate, in Coral Gables, Miami, March 10, the other 11 debates have not showcased the best of Trump.

And it’s not that Trump doesn’t talk like a conservative. Talking like a conservative is meaningless.

The Marco Mattel Doll mouthed near-perfect conservative bulletin points. Pull a string, and Barbie’s beau would disgorge conservative words and phrases from a rotating repertoire. Look the other way, and the Cuban Ken was passing liberal legislation with Chucky Schumer (Dem).

Talking like a conservative doesn’t mean a politician will act like a conservative.

Come to think of it, Republican presidents who talk and act conservatively are as elusive as Big Foot. There hasn’t been a sighting in maybe a century. A purist would cite Democrat Grover Cleveland as America’s last conservative president. He preached and practiced the maxim that “the people must support the government, but the government must not support the people.”

True, too, is that conservatives, younger ones, it seems, have adopted much of the Left’s Orwellian, illiberal thinking, thankfully alien to The Donald.

While the Left controls the intellectual means of production—schools (primary, secondary, tertiary), media, foundations, think tanks, publishing prints—the “Respectable Right” is hardly on the outs with the liberal smart set.

Both factions are agreed:

Endless immigration is a net good, as long as it’s legal.

Source of immigration is insignificant, as long as it’s legal. At heart, every Afghani, Iraqi or Somali are just closeted Jeffersonians.

Racism: Whites have come a long way and have a long way to go, ad infinitum.

Michelle Fields: New Conservatives get as exercised as liberals about pursuing legal remedies for hysteria.

In such a national emergency as Fields caused, the advice of Humphrey Bogart, playing Rick Blaine in “Casablanca” (channeled by Woody Allen in “Play It Again Sam”), should be considered: “I never saw a dame yet that didn’t understand a good slap in the mouth …”

Fields, a reporter, claimed she was assaulted by the Republican front-runner’s surrogate. She offered iffy evidence for her allegations. Fields had scrummed Trump. She was too close for comfort to a candidate who’s the target of daily death threats. Solemnly, conservatives took to debating the “assault” endured by Fields and the merits of a legal remedy.

The law is an ass. But so are these conservatives. (The Fields matter has since been settled: Megyn Kelly will get Fields a spread in Vogue, Kelly’s alma mater.)

Which brings me to gender: New Conservatives will debate as hotly as any Democrat girl whether something is or isn’t “sexist.” Feminized discourse, conducted in fussy falsettos by men in trendy eye wear, is now as pervasive on the Right—and certainly as “conservative”—as the cause of women in combat.

Political Correctness: Like liberals, New Conservatives form a party of “isms,” not individualism. Diligently do they dissect controversial speech for signs of the dread sexism, racism, ageism. Mainstream conservatives seldom recuse themselves from the act of policing speech or inventing Orwellian linguistic mutations. As an example you have Cornell Williams Brooks (radical leftist, head of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and S.E. Cupp (unsharpened pencil, self-styled, “conservative”), both accusing Trump of “otherizing” other people. (Tautology? Circularity? WTF?)

Other defining issues over which New Cons and liberals practically converge:

Multiculturalism is America’s strength, but Europe’s weakness.

Islam is peaceful, except for a few bad Abduls.

Crime and race. Very important. Old Rightists would have defended Hillary Clinton’s 1996 statement about predatory youth. By virtue of having no conscience, no empathy, some kids can be called super predators, she reasoned. “We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first, we have to bring them to heel.”

The fact that media still ignore America’s perennial race riots and their signature sock-it-to-cracker knockout game; the fact that the press and the pols have rechristened the perps as “teens letting off steam,” “juveniles,” “unruly youths,” “unaccompanied young people”—this does nothing to alter the veracity of the Old Mrs. Clinton’s strident, coherent position on violent offenders.

Not unlike Black Lives Matter, conservatives currently admonish the Old Hillary—you guessed—for her racism.

You get the drift. Conservative talk is not all it’s cut out to be. When it comes to philosophical convictions (the stuff discussed above), most conservatives more closely resemble their beltway liberal friends than Republican Party voters.

From the country’s dismal finances and propagandized population, a sizable segment has concluded that conservative power-brokers and liberal power-brokers are indistinguishable.

The problem with Trump is not that he speaks unconservatively, but that he talks incoherently.

“I’m the only one on this stage who’s hired people, full stop!’” Trump once thundered. Judging from the repetitive phrases and undeveloped ideas Trump repeats, the singularly gifted people Trump promised to hire have yet to materialize.

Hillary Clinton can talk the hind legs off a donkey. Time to hire talent, Mr. Trump, to help shape a cogent message.

In hiring epistolary and policy talent, Mr. Trump should steer clear of all neoconservatives. In Miami, Mr. Trump rattled off a list of army brass he may hire. He mentioned Colonel Jack H. Jacobs, an honorable man who’s not a warmonger (and thus unknown to Fox News viewers).

Luring the only decent Democrat currently in public life to a Trump administration may prove strategic, in scooping up Bernie Sanders’ voters.


Being a Democrat generally comes with the presumption of asininity, which is why Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is unusual. She’s an Iraq War veteran, who serves on the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees. She’s poised, articulate, beautiful—and she never whinges like Michelle Fields. Tulsi stands firm against gratuitous wars, opposes the deposing of Bashar al-Assad, and despises Debbie Wasserman Schultz, despicable DNC Chair and handmaiden to Hillary.

Experienced hand Ed Rollins is a tough and principled conservative warrior. He ought to be tapped by Trump. Another Old-Right conservative is the ever scrappy, always brilliant populist Patrick J. Buchanan. He’ll be indispensable if Trump is to explain to a sissified generation that Trump Nation will not cower before the Alinskyite activists who’re trying to silence the hitherto Silent Majority and sunder its right to peaceful assembly.

Self-defense is righteous, not violent. Pacifism is for pinkos.

Ann Coulter writes pellucid prose. She and Pat should help The Donald craft the rationale for a moratorium on America’s legal, million-migrant-a-year, immigration policy. Needed is a restoration of pre-1965 thinking to back before Ted Kennedy lied America into multicultural immolation by immigration.

Because of Ted, one in five people residing in the U.S. is a foreigner, with next to no English. Because of Ted, Americans are aliens in their own homeland.

The destruction of this country’s social fabric has never bothered liberals. But what of its natural environment? Roy Beck and his NumbersUSA outfit could assist Mr. Trump to make environmentalists aware of the impact of an annual influx of 2-3 million people (counting the illegal intake), on the country’s ecosystems, animate and inanimate.

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  1. RobRich says: • Website

    Ilana, heads up.

    GOOGLE how the GOPe is trying to take over the (which alone has 50-state ballot access besides the GOP and Dems) to run an anti-Trump candidate, especially since Trump went on record as thinking the Libertarians have a lot of great ideas.

    GOP elder Kagan has said the GOPe should take a third-party option. In this case it can only mean take over the Libertarian Party.

  2. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Some of her wing men here in the UR commentariat have been telling me that Ms. Mercer is no fool, but is embracing the “Process of Trump.” So why is she still playing with paper dolls? “Time to hire talent, Mr. Trump, to help shape a cogent message.” Etc. She’s sounding increasingly desperate to me.

    I would love to be wrong, but doubt that anyone as principled and truly anti-Establishment as Tulsi Gabbard (apparently), Pat Buchanan, or even Jim Webb will be hearing from Mr. Trump anytime soon.

    And no matter how this all turns out, Mr. Trump and Mr. Clinton will be golfing together again soon enough. Just ask Mr. Sailer….

    • Replies: @anonymous
  3. “Because of Ted…”

    Oh, please. Let’s not pretend like the fix wasn’t already in.

  4. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Wanted to make sure the comments feature hadn’t crashed.

    So what’s become of Ms. Mercer’s White Knights? Each of her successive columns receives fewer blasts from the Trumpet section.

    But if she’s willing to go it alone, I still want to see the promised Part II of The Donald’s Dream Cabinet!

  5. A sense of modesty and proper comportment may be keeping Ilana from stating the obvious. Since I have neither, I’ll go ahead and say it; Mercer for Sec. of State! Her African Grey would do a better job as Press Secretary than anyone in recent memory, so it’s a twofer, like Bill and Hill without the speaker fees!

    Seriously, I seem to recall that she was an informal advisor to the last Ron Paul campaign and has a good outsider’s eye for the absurdities of the current political situation and actors; she knows the neocons cold and isn’t afraid to call them out. Donald needs to get her on the horn, stat.

    • Replies: @I.W.
    , @ilana mercer
  6. Ttjy says:

    I’d love to put a halt to all immigration. This is a completely different country to the one I grew up in in the early 70′s. Someone who is 15-20 now has no idea what this country used to be like.

    • Replies: @Sherman
  7. TG says:

    With respect, Grover Cleveland was garbage.

    He opened the doors to massive immigration from (then) third-world Europe, because his rich buddies so wanted cheap labor.

    After decades of misery and strife and poverty, finally patriotic Americans regained control of the borders. And after the rate of immigration was reduced, wages started going up and so did social harmony…. until the next Grover Cleveland – this one named Ted Kennedy – decided that cheap labor was just SOO vital and re-opened the floodgates starting in 1970.

    Unlike the last betrayal, we might not survive this one. That still does not mean that Grover Cleveland was not a traitor to this nation, for he surely was.

    Since when does ‘conservative’ mean dirt cheap labor and horrible poverty so the rich can get even richer? If that really is what ‘conservatism’ is all about, no wonder they keep losing to the ‘liberals’…

    To repeat: Grover Cleveland was neither conservative nor liberal. He was garbage. He was Judas. He was Benedict Arnold on steroids. And if you think this is too harsh, you go and work for a living in Bangladesh for a few decades, tell me how fun that is.

    • Replies: @Ralph Raico
    , @jtgw
  8. Because Trump is backed by Jews, like all the rest.

  9. I.W. says:
    @Jeff Albertson

    U.S. Secretary of State? A wandering citizen of arguably the most racist and illegal entity in the world, ongoing?

    Who is Ms. Mercer to define what and how the “Respectable Right” thinks? Her list is insulting to “respectable”. A candidate for clever writer/propagandist, but Secretary of State?

    She writes, “The problem with Trump is not that he speaks unconservatively, but that he talks incoherently.”

    Trump seems coherent – and plausible – to very many people – so much so he’s likely to be elected if he can survive the usual suspects. Ms. Mercer is coherent too, and can’t be trusted any further than Ms. Kagan, though they appear to be working different ropes.

    • Replies: @Jeff Albertson
  10. @Jeff Albertson

    Thanks, Jeff. Nice of you.
    Before the Paul campaign became full of itself and clannish—because a certain libertarian faction got hold of it—they had asked for and received my endorsement. I also wrote a short position on Israel for them, which clearly got used. See “Is Ron Paul Good For Israel?”
    Otherwise, they didn’t even invite me to attend their gatherings when they rolled into my town.
    Thanks, too, for the kind words for my adorable hookbill (Cape Parrot); he’s tops. Here he is in Operation Parrot Bone Grab:

    • Replies: @geokat62
  11. @TG

    So, TG thinks that “Grover Cleveland was garbage” because he “opened the doors” to the massive immigration of Europeans. Would TG care to estimate what proportion of the population of the United States would today be black in the absence of that massive European immigration?

  12. geokat62 says:
    @ilana mercer

    Thanks for linking to your “short position” on Israel. It was a very interesting read… and I found the following quotes quite revealing:

    For America’s Evangelicals—and not the puny AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee) often invoked derisively by libertarians—are Israel’s most powerful political lobbyists.

    The truth is that libertarians consider Israel a bit of a vexation. As a principled libertarian and an unapologetic Zionist, I have strived to navigate these shoals without resorting to special pleading…

    Due to its dependence on American military aid, posited Paul, Israel was not always able to act independently and self-interestedly.

    HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER CALLS THE TUNE. For foreign aid, Israeli leaders have been forced to subordinate their country’s national interests to Washington’s whims

    Patriots for a sane U.S. foreign policy ought to encourage all America’s friends, especially Israel, to push back and do what is in their national interest, not ours

    The American founders had a deep affinity for—and knowledge of—the Mosaic faith and morals… As a devout Christian steeped in American history, Dr. Paul values and appreciates this unique bond.

    I think many of these points could have been written by Noam Chomsky, who is still pushing the old Cold War myth that Israel is a useful asset of the US (dog wagging tail), rather than admit that we are living out PNAC’s goal of having the US launch the GWOT as a front for remaking the ME, in order to make the jungle a little safer for the villa (tail wagging dog).

    Just to put things in perspective, I think it is useful to contrast the points you chose to emphasize in your short position with those emphasized in the following statement recently issued by the LFTL:


    A project of the Council for theNational Interest

    On June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the US Navy research ship USS Liberty. American casualties were 34 dead, 171 wounded. The perpetrators of this heinous crime have done their best to conceal it, so most Americans have never heard of the Liberty. The newly formed “Liberty From The Lobby” is a campaign to educate U.S. citizens, to reclaim our ideals, and to restore American political sovereignty from the malign influence of the Israel Lobby.
    The attack on the Liberty is just one example of damages from our “special relationship” with Israel. A more recent case is the US invasion of Iraq. As John Mearsheimer (U. of Chicago) and Stephen Walt (Harvard U.) stated in their book, The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, “without [the Lobby's] efforts, the United States would have been far less likely to have gone to war in March 2003.”

    The Iraq war has cost us dearly, in both lives and treasure. According to Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and Nobel Prize winner in Economics, and Linda Bilmes, Harvard U., it has cost US taxpayers $3 trillion. More tragically, invading Iraq has also resulted in the death of 4,500 US soldiers and up to a million Iraqis.
    Unknown to most Americans, Iraq was just the first step in the Lobby’s larger efforts to remake the Middle East. (As former General Wesley Clark revealed: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..”) This strategy was laid out in a policy paper by PNAC (The Project for a New American Century), a key member of the Israel Lobby. It was written in 1996, five years before 9/11. According to PNAC, all that was needed was a “Pearl Harbor-type event” to implement it. And that event arrived in the shape of 9/11.

    As soon as the campaign in Afghanistan began, the neocons and Israel-firsters pushed hard to go after Iraq. Only trouble is, Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. As Ron Paul said in a 2007 debate, 9/11 was blowback for US foreign policy:“They attack us because we’ve been over there, we’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years.” This mirrors statements by Khalid Sheik Mohammed, identified by the 9/11 Commission Report as “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks.” The Report noted that, “By his own account, KSM’s animus toward the United States stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel.”
    The Israel Lobby seized the opportunity to implement their larger plan of remaking the ME. What most Americans don’t realize is that rather than protecting Americans after the 9/11 attacks, the Global War on Terror (GWOT) was really launched to protect the people of Israel. According to Profs. Mearsheimer and Walt:

    Israel’s enthusiasm for war eventually led some of its allies in America to tell Israeli officials to damp down their hawkish rhetoric, lest the war look like it was being fought for Israel. In the fall of 2002, for example, a group of American political consultants known as the Israel Project circulated a six-page memorandum to key Israelis and pro-Israel leaders in the United States. The memo was titled “Talking about Iraq” and was intended as a guide for public statements about the war. “If your goal is regime change, you must be much more careful with your language because of the potential backlash. You do not want Americans to believe that the war on Iraq is being waged to protect Israel rather than to protect America.”

    Even so, in 2006 during Israel’s bombing campaign against Lebanon, Condoleezza Rice confirmed the PNAC strategy thus: “What we’re seeing here, in a sense, is the growing — the birth pangs of a new Middle East.”

    The Israel Lobby has cultivated influence in the U.S. over many decades. We propose to return the special relationship to a more normal footing. Follow us at Council for the National Interest, and look for our Liberty from the Lobby page (under construction) at the CNI website.

    • Replies: @joe webb
  13. Hubbub says:

    I must agree that Trump at times is incoherent, a poor public speaker who needs to control his message so that it doesn’t wander off into meaningless verbiage. But, I can admit that somewhere in that deluge of unassembled thoughts he says what I want to hear. Illogical immigration – visas, illegal, family – affects every aspect of American life, and it is sucking the life out of this nation. All dystopian scenarios become possible with no room for salvation.

    The Donald needs to get specific, more precise, in what he hopes to accomplish as president. I’m for him because, as I said, he is, right now, saying what I want to hear.

  14. Sherman says:

    I was a small child in the 1970s but I don’t recall it being such a great time.

    There were gas lines, inflation, white flight from cities, race riots….

    Too many people look at the past through rose colored lenses.

    • Replies: @Ttjy
  15. mtn cur says:

    I submit that the massive increase of American citizens who are now REFUGEES in their own country is the most important thing that a Trump presidency might fix.

  16. @I.W.

    Partial apologies for the SecState recommendation; it was given “tongue-in-cheek” as some say. I thought the parrot remark was telling, but I keep forgetting that the Internet doesn’t do irony very well. Entirely my fault.

    Although I don’t know either woman at all, and certainly not their real motivations, I think your comparison to Ms Nudelman is very inapt, in fact, the two seem to be polar opposites; Mercer cares about justice, the Kagans obviously do not, in fact, it’s their greatest fear, soon to be realized, one hopes.

    Trump is doing fine on his own, but the long and sharp knives will come out when he wins the nomination. My guess is he will need at least one clever writer/propagandist on board. Ron Paul tried to do it straight and true and got hosed for his efforts. The neocons need about 40 years wandering in the desert for worshiping the golden calf. It’s all in the book, people!

  17. Leftist conservative [AKA "Make Great Again"] says: • Website

    GREAT article–one of the best ever on this site…but the most important thing to understand about what has happened is that propaganda inserted into the educational curriculum is the primary mechanism of the change that has happened in america…once we understand that, we can start to fix the problem.

  18. as Trumpaholic Ilana Issacsohn does or should know, Ted Kennedy had nothing of substance to do with the Anti-White Exclusion Act of 1965. It was written entirely by a White-hating House of Reps Jew – Emmanual Cellar – and his Red Jewish staff. Kennedy was the assigned shabbatz goy front, to give the Act ethnic cover; Kennedy himself controlled by the same means as our contemporary goyische political class is controlled: Jew-administered/Central Bank fiat-created campaign finance, investments, and debt. In all candor, I don’t really blame the Jews for wanting to exterminate the remaining northern hemisphere White populations: organized Jewry does not wish to be Crusade’d, ghetto’d, pogrom’d, or holocaust’d. Ever. Again. That said, the lack of resistance so far shown by Whites in America to their imminent minority status (by the late 2020′s), Palestinization (by c. 2050), Bantustan’d (by 2070), and extinct’d (by 2090) is quite astonishing. Perhaps the Trump thing is the beginning of a substantial, White Nationalist resistance. We shall see. Trump himself, contra Issacsohn, is however a pied piper leading nowhere. In the unlikely circumstance that he gets into the WH, it will be – as he repeatedly telegraphs – business as usual: continued legal/illegal anti-White insourcing @ c. 7,000 units/day, more “free trade” White job outsourcing, and more Big Israel/Big War/Big Gubmint

    • Agree: edNels
    • Replies: @joe webb
  19. Rehmat says:

    “Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii is unusual. She’s an Iraq War veteran, who serves on the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees. She’s poised, articulate, beautiful—and she never whinges like Michelle Fields. Tulsi stands firm against gratuitous wars, opposes the deposing of Bashar al-Assad, and despises Debbie Wasserman Schultz, despicable DNC Chair and handmaiden to Hillary….”

    YEP – But she endorses Modi and Netanyahu for killing Muslims and Christians.

    No wonder the Jewish Lobby loves Hindutva Tulsi.

    • Replies: @I.W.
  20. Sam Shama says:

    Dear Ilana,
    From your blogpost:

    Why so? Because, as any economist worth his salt knows, foreign aid, being a government-to-government transfer, grows the public sector in the recipient country at the expense of the private, productive economy. Warren Buffet, after all, recently chose to invest $4 billion in Israeli industry, not in the Israeli government. Like Mr. Buffet, Dr. Paul believes the Israeli people possess in abundance what economist Lord Peter Bauer called ‘the faculties, attitudes and institutions favorable to material progress.’

    I am usually not tempted to be profane nor one to take the Maker’s name in vain, but this is, BH”, – how else shall I put it – frat-party economics : simultaneously inducing vomit amongst “economists worth their salt”, whilst causing erections for the dingbats of the ultra libertarian fringe. I hold your writing in higher regard. Please, restrict your arsenal to means permitted by Geneva!

    One might somewhat defensibly argue, that excessive foreign aid [much like the "curse" of abundant oil deposits] causes the recipient to engage in slothfulness, but it is not economically [better yet arithmetically], empirically or observably true. All else remaining the same [i.e., no automatic sloth] a dollar given to a country by another, causes the recipient’s disposable income to rise by a dollar, at least in that period [and likely more in future periods as well].

    To be clear, I am deeply opposed to the annual burnt offerings made to the State of Israel [as well to its neighbours] from the U.S. Treasury, which I effectively view as brokerage commissions associated with arms sales to entities that generally avoid the Sun. Stopping this would be an unqualified good, since it would scupper the commerce of the MIC. That is the crux of the matter. The Israeli public would be better off for remaining untainted by this and the boys in the IDF relieved of the burden to police a largely civilian population [with certain exceptions]. It would almost certainly render an economic blow of some proportion to all those connected with the armaments industry in both countries – a Schadenfreude worth savouring!


    Buffet’s a profit hound. He invests money wherever he spots long-term opportunity. Which is why he bought those metallurgy companies, in addition to parking a considerable sum in Israeli government bonds.

    The idea of increased public spending leading to a fall in private investment is the idea of “crowding out”, a situation where public borrowing leads to private corporations being crowded out of accessing savings/capital. This happens only when an economy is running near or past full capacity – very very far from our current condition [which is marked by quite the opposite]. This idea of “zero-sum” investments is akin to the doctrine immaculate conception [of which I am reasonably confident you have your own doubts]

    • Replies: @Sam Shama
  21. Sam Shama says:
    @Sam Shama

    The rest of the article is brilliant :-) . Honestly!

  22. woodNfish says:

    I gave up reading this claptrap the author is trying to pass off when she describes a “conservative President” as one who thinks the people should support the government. The author obviously has no clue what an American conservative is, and I assume this is partly because she seems to be a Brit. I assume this because of her use of “scrummed” a rugby term I had to look up and still have no idea what she was trying to say.

    Real conservatives are not pro government. In fact, we want to be left the hell alone most especially by the government. Especially with the criminal mafia that passes for “government” today.

    And those “new conservatives” she repeatedly writes about, are anything but conservative. They are just more RINO trash.

    • Replies: @Tommy Hobbes
  23. Agent76 says:

    Feb 3, 2016 Donald Trump – Government-Run Health Insurance

    From January 31, 2016: Donald Trump explains to George Stephanopolis that he would replace Obamacare not with a free market solution, but with his own government-run plan.

    • Replies: @bondo
  24. bondo says:

    unable to hear the interv iew.

    health care, education to name 2 should ne ver be part of the free/rigged/greed market.

  25. bondo says:

    since conservatives and liberals are both dogs on their bellies to jewry/israel, wall st, and the 400/500 (predominately jewry), trump needs only speak like an american to americans, for americans.

    doing that trump will easily win in nov

    your short position on israel qualifies you for a one way ticket to guantanamo/occupied cuba.

    “While the Left controls the intellectual means of production—schools (primary, secondary, tertiary), media, foundations, think tanks, publishing prints” this left is jewry esp israeli jew

  26. Agent76 says:

    March 21, 2016 American Democracy Struggles To Recover From Betrayal

    Some Americans are catching on, shedding their unawareness. I am not confident that Sanders or Trump could bring change. In The Deep State (2016), Mike Lofgren concludes that powerful private interest groups, such as the military/security complex and the financial sector, have hijacked democracy. Still, voters’ interest in Sanders and Trump, despite the beating they receive in the media, is a positive sign. I have the impression that voters are supporting them not so much for their positions on issues as for the fact that neither are part of the Washington establishment. Many voters now understand that the political establishment represents the One Percent, not them.

  27. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    Part of the problem is so much of American political discourse takes place in celebritalia, the lala-land of the few.

    Megyn Kelly may yammer about woman power, but her position and privilege are closed off to most women. Most men and women are not ‘hot stuff’ living in ‘hot-stuff land’.
    They have ordinary human concerns, and the rules that work in celebritalia mean nothing among most people who would do better to adopt traditional morality and identity.

    We need to start asking, ‘what works for most Americans in the real world?’ than ‘what works for the rich and famous in their lala-world?’
    Besides, Kelly only has her job because of her looks.

    The way of black pro-athletes and million rappers does no good for most Negroes.
    The way of privileged fancy-pants women in media and entertainment means nothing for most women.
    It’s like the way of superheroes means nothing to real boys and men.

    The elites live in their own fantasy-land and pretend that their rules are ‘progressive’ model for us all when, in fact, they are exclusive, decadent, and delusional.

    Most people need to wake up to the reality of most-people-land.

  28. EssEm says:

    Needed is a restoration of pre-1965 thinking to back before Ted Kennedy lied America into multicultural immolation by immigration.

    Because of Ted, one in five people residing in the U.S. is a foreigner, with next to no English. Because of Ted, Americans are aliens in their own homeland.

    When I lay aside my civilized and over-educated self and let my native imagination flow, I imagine myself as Consul For Life of the post-American Commonwealth, that section of the continent not enamored of and brought to ruin by the Third World.

    At the new Nationalist Mall in our capital city I preside over a magical ceremony. Our all-male Black Ops commandos have raided the Old Republic and stolen the bones of Ted Kennedy, Emmanuel Celler and Philip Hart, the unholy trinity of the 1965 Immigration Act. They are being buried in a septic tank beneath the rest rooms that serve the mall, so that our people, when visiting the new nation’s heart, can have a chance to show them the reverence they so richly deserve.

    It is a moment of fantasy that pleases me.

    But I worry. Doe this make me a bad person?


    • Replies: @Seoulsurvivor
  29. KenH says:

    Because of Ted, one in five people residing in the U.S. is a foreigner, with next to no English. Because of Ted, Americans are aliens in their own homeland.

    Also because of Emanuel Celler, the Jewish co-sponsor and many say, the brains and inspiration behind the 1965 immigration and nationality act that threw open our borders to the third world. Celler, along with other prominent Jews and Jewish organizations, had worked tirelessly since the 1940′s to overturn America’s racially restrictive and pro-European immigration policies and finally got his wish in 1965.

  30. @woodNfish

    You are talking about contemporary US conservatism with its laissez faire components. There is not much of a conservative ideoligical tradition in US. In historical thought, **real conservatism** believed in the ruler’s authority and power; social class , with each knowing its function and place; deference to social superiors; the centrality of faith ; history as a guide; the fear of the demos, or majority of people; and slow, orderly change. As Burke said, ” To prune here and amend there,” but never to disrupt the existing social order. Such conservatism was European rather than American. Its Burkean components were mainly English. Its Continental notions were best epitomized by Joseph de Maistre, who understood that the true foundations of society were “Pope , King , and Hangman’s noose.”. He averred that Protestantism and Lockean contractual thought combined with a new middle class commercial world buried the Old Regime under the stress of the French Revolution , whose impact we are still feeling to this day. The brilliant German conservative, Percival Friedrich Reck Malleczewen , executed by the Nazis ,
    understood that the French Revolution had not yet ended, and that Mass Man would harm more than help the Common Weal.


    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  31. jtgw says: • Website

    How did he open the borders when they had never been closed? The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first of its kind in US history; previously, there had been no federal immigration restrictions.

  32. mr meener says:

    ilana mercer is another jewish Trojan horse embedding herself into the movement like a million cancer cells in a healthy body. she is talking down the jewish neo cons and injecting herself to destroy trump. her and her father lived in south Africa and her father was a jewish Bolshevik who along the the large group of fellow tribal members led by joe slovo formed the ANC and destroyed south Africa leading to the genocide of many whites there.
    after the deed was done her family ran out of there to israel now they are here.they are using the same plan here. I hope you read this ilana you rotten jewish witch and go back to south Africa and the hell you created there

    • Replies: @Da-Mith
    , @bondo
  33. Ttjy says:

    I was just talking about demographics. I was too young to worry about Vietnam or inflation etc.

    When you are 5-12 years old, the bigger world issues don’t come into play.

  34. J1234 says:

    Another great article by Ilana Mercer.

  35. joe webb says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    you are such a doom and gloomer….just as we are getting started. It does not matter too much what Trump does or does not do, if elected. The Counter-Revolution has begun, and Europe is way ahead of us.

    As far as White Nationalist resistance is concerned, our major task is to not screw it up. It will happen without us because of Nature, like sex. It happens. If the happy moment arrives when the White folks want to hear from us, we will be there. Nobody saw 1989 Russia coming, or as fast as it did. Counter – Revolution just happened, but with lots of seismic activity before. That seismic trembling is now all around us.

    Meanwhile we keep on talking realistically and no 88 banter.

    Trump will collar Israel, but slowly. He just manipulated the Aipac crowd.

    I notice that many WNists envy or resent the fact that someone like Trump steals our thunder.
    Fine with me. It takes a zillionaire in the US commercial context….. if you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich kind of bourgeois America, intellectuals don’t count. The pointy-headed ones thought they count, but the American experiment has run on only because of economic success, rising wages, etc.

    All the liberal words have meant nothing , or next to nothing to the working and middle classes, who have been moving away from the untermenschen for well over a half-century. Words words words flung from TV sets. (A house with a TV in it is occupied territory)

    The magical words of race equality, rainbow nation, etc. lie as in in drifts of confetti after the drunken party. Equality!!! was the chant, and the debauch follows behind the partiers like a permanent hangover. Just Try Harder! You can do it!…No they can’t.

    The genie is out of the bottle. Class and Race both show up. Neither can be fixed by more liberal cant or programs. A nationalist economics is needed, and a firm hand with the coloreds is needed. Immigration is the number One issue and it carries the profound weight of race as well as economics. But race is first.

    The thing is bigger than Trump. Much bigger. Rivers of blood is possible but for the next few years there will be electoral struggle. If whites are outnumbered and outvoted, there will be blood, then secession.

    Let the bad times roll. Enjoy.
    Joe Webb

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @iffen
  36. Art says:

    Is anyone going to ask Trump what he thinks about too big to fail banks?

    How about the Federal Reserve?

    Will he help little guy savors or rich guys?

  37. Realist says:
    @joe webb

    “Trump will collar Israel, but slowly. He just manipulated the Aipac crowd.”

    Trumps attitude toward Iran shows he will be little different than the others running for President.

    • Replies: @joe webb
  38. bondo says:
    @mr meener

    agree except part about returning to s. africa. jews not needed there.
    toxic land fill in jersey is the jew state.
    all trojan horses welcome there.

  39. joe webb says:

    allow me some personal projection. Both Iran and Israel need to be collared.

    No nukes for Iran, given developments lately in the muzzie scene.

    What Trump has in store for Israel I think and hope will surprise.

    Joe Webb

  40. joe webb says:

    Subject: Bibi: “This is very good for us”

    Allegedly Netanyahu uttered these words at 9-11-01. Europe is gonna blow up this summer over the Third World invasion.

    This is very good for us as well. One of the things that many folks forget is that people make mistakes. All of us make mistakes, even the Jews. Arguably the whole jewish campaign to conquer N. America and Europe will be seen as a huge jewish mistake, with blowback that will give them a significant surprise. Never mind the Middle East for now.

    The signal possible mistake for White Nationalists today, is to overplay our hand, such as it is…for the time being, a very limited hand. We need to keep our mouths largely shut. “I told you so” comments are not useful now. But maybe in a few months they will be ok.

    I have been saying that Europe is going to blow up this summer. (I told you so, sorry) The migrant crisis cannot be contained by the liberals. They do not understand. The Mistakes of the Liberals amount to a death-blow to Liberalism, a kind of death by a thousand cuts since there is no one-shot solution to the contaminated liberal brain. The fundamental refusal of liberals to see the biological factors underlying behavior, race, and what they love to carry on about, “culture,” cannot be wiped away quickly because Liberalism is a secular religion, with all the psychological baggage of any other religion. However, the continuing day by day stories of muslim, arab and african mayhem slowly bleed the liberal brain, cut by cut…it cannot survive daily reported brutality by these third worlders.

    The Change! will come only bit by bit. White bodies dismembered by bombs, crotch grabbing of our white women, rape, etc. and migrant crime and mayhem will erode the puerility…childishness…of liberals. Especially the women will be possibly more subject to Change than the liberal men. The emotional brain is more rapidly engaged in women, for both good and bad. In this case, it is all for the Good. White women will hate, while girlie liberal men Think. The girlie men will have more Words, while the women reach for their kitchen knives and learn to despise their worthless liberal husbands.

    Trump of course will fly past the gate in his run for the nomination, unless the cucks still have the stupidity to try to stop him. Mistakes.

    The liberal press or jewish press, as some would have it , more or less correctly, cannot deny the facts on the ground, but they will have more Words about Humanity and the like. Have you ever had the nightmare where you try to flee your attacker and your legs don’t work right, or the bullet dribbles out of the barrel of your gun and falls on the floor? These are the kinds of nightmares the liberals have to deal with daily. Their Words dribble out and puddle on the floor. Their God has failed. “Culture” is their God. Change! is their catechism, jewyhorktimes is their priest, or rabbi. Their Messiah still refuses to show up. Revolution! the most Magical Word, the jewel in their crown of Words, falls and rolls to the gutter, the other Words wilt and die, and fall like rotten teeth, clattering.

    Mistakes. The oldest Wisdom of all is that homo sapiens (the thinker) is a lousy thinker, and ego, puerility (think Peter Pan and Tinkelbelle), and all the Deadly Sins lie in wait for fools.
    Muzzies make so many mistakes that they are going to receive a sharp stab in the eye, then the head shot which will relieve them of all their burdens.
    Muzzies are stupid…but our Liberals are fools…total fools.

    Joe Webb

    PS there are 50 million muslims in Europe. Assume 10 million able-bodied men and a few women.
    Are there enough European soldiers to deal with it??

  41. joe webb says:

    “The truth is that libertarians consider Israel a bit of a vexation. As a principled libertarian and an unapologetic Zionist, I have strived to navigate these shoals without resorting to special pleading.”

    Never having heard of this person, Mercer, I appreciate you folks who have exposed her as a zionist.

    She might find my supportive position of note. I too am a Zionist based on the principle of racial exclusivity and national pride.

    She apparently is not guilty of a double standard, like most of her kind, in effect, nationalism for Israel, but internationalism for the US and Europe.

    The problem with zionist nationalism is that it came too late to beat the clock that ran out on imperialism and colonization. We in the US did what we did when it was legal…taking someone’s land, and Isreal did not. The UN Declaration of Human Rights and various laws following the big war, pretty much made any more invasions of other’s lands not only illegal but immoral.

    I once heard the jew Finkelstein defend 1948 but condemn 1967 on this legalistic ground, on the basis that Israel just made it past the yellow before the red flashed on .

    That was a typical jewish lawyer maneuver. The point is, Imperialism and Conquest were not culturally correct by 1948, and certainly the jews have promoted cultural and political correctness whenever it is good for the jews and bad for whites and arabs.

    All of that said, I am still a zionist. However the basic crime which is universal in nature, is theft.

    Israel is stolen property, both 1948 and 1967 and should be returned. Or, the jews should pay for it…call it restitution. If they refuse to pay for what they stole, then a universal boycott should follow, and/or removal to Australian outback or some such desert environment that suits their genome.

    The obvious connection between Israel and jews and the Muslim problem, all of it, is usually not noted much. If Israel did not exist, the ME jewish wars would not exist, and the migrant crisis would be much less than it is,

    Jews are and always have been a danger to world peace, national peace, and friendly neighborhood relations. They hate everybody. Consequently everybody hates them.

    Joe Webb

  42. iffen says:
    @joe webb

    Meanwhile we keep on talking realistically and no 88 banter.

    Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

    Matthew 5:15

  43. @EssEm

    My fantasy is simpler: Trump wins against Hillary and then Hillary is handcuffed and perp-walked to a waiting police car.

  44. Philip Owen [AKA "Soarintothesky"] says:

    In the UK, the Tory party is as disconnected from its natural white upper working class voters as the US Republicans from theirs. In the UK, they are so disconnected that a whole new party, UKIP, has emerged. UKIP had a lot of press. It gave a voice to the ignored and patronized. But that was not enough. Trump is supported by the politically engaged. They tend to be more extreme than the electorate. Once Trump has the nomination, he needs the middle ground. That will be a huge challenge. He might do it but it will be tough. UKIP, FN nad others have yet to get there.

  45. joe webb says:

    Fw: A Quandary for Europe: Fighting a War on ISIS Within Its Borders ( quandary ” a state of perplexity or uncertainty” wiki )

    This whole article is worth reading. Sometimes some folks need someone to tell them what they are going to tell them, and then tell then again what was just told to them.

    Yesterday, I remarked that civil war was coming to Europe…. 50 million muslims who Believe that the lapsed Christians of Europe are on a “Crusade” against them. Methinks the muzzies doth project too much.
    However, the Jews got us into this with Israel and the dispossession of Palestinians, and the generation of war now against Muslims and Arabs in the middle east, all for that ‘shitty little state’ for jews only, no multiculti permitted. But…here we are, as they say, existentially.
    Now the W word is out : War in central cities of Europe. Easier to slip from the lips. Certainly not like the word nigger. Dust off the military history of world war two with regard to the cities, and close combat, urban warfare, mass disposal of dead, concentration camps, but this time a logical destination for the enemy…Arabia in general, and Africa in general, a Great Exodus, the greatest the world has ever seen. Thank the Jews…and thank their partners, the White Humanitarians of Europe. welcome, welcome, welcome. Camp of the Idiots.

    “You can bomb Raqqa, and you may consider that to be war, but you’re not going to bomb Molenbeek or Schaerbeek or St.-Denis, unless you’re ready for civil war,” said François Heisbourg, president of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, referring to heavily Muslim areas of Brussels and Paris.
    President François Hollande of France and his prime minister, Manuel Valls, have repeatedly described Europe’s fight against the Islamic State as war; Mr. Heisbourg called that an “extremely dangerous” use of the word. “It starts with Raqqa and can end up with the Algerian civil war, and that would be the ultimate victory of Daesh,” he said, using an Arabic term for the Islamic State. “They want to divide our societies against ourselves.”
    “ourselves?” Other vs. Ourselves is the operational term here…for both sides.

    And, “Gilles Kepel, a French sociologist who has studied radical Islam and the banlieues, has argued that part of the Islamic State’s intention is to mobilize fears of the “enemy within,” create further rejection of European Muslim citizens and radicalize them at home, to create a kind of civil war between European Muslims and the “crusader states.”

    A “kind” of civil war? The unpleasantness requires a modifier…’kind of.’

    If you want a little refresher course on Arab-French warfare, search for Algerian War for Independence, late ’50s and into the ’60s. Bombing movie theaters. Real Action Film, three-D.
    There is no “uncertainty” here. The “perplexity” is simply how to prepare for urban war involving millions of muzzies with guns and bombs. Study war, ploughshares into swords, as remarked in the Old Testament, Amos, for those Rainbow juveniles. The jews are realistic, up to a point.
    Joe Webb

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  46. @joe webb

    Joe Webb’s comment made me think of Martin van Crevald

    “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.” – Martin Levi van Creveld, is professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

    or the same entity can manipulate events to unleash a million human “warheads and rockets” and “launch them in all directions . . . at most European capitals . . .”

    We know without a doubt that Israel operates within ISIS, most likely as trainers in communications and propaganda; we know that Israel is partnering with Saudi Arabia, which funds and deploys ISIS.

    • Replies: @joe webb
  47. Mark F. says:

    While I can understand the dissatisfaction with the “establishment” driving Mr. Trump’s popularity, I think he is a horrible candidate. He can be very crude, boorish and childish; his speeches are generally incomprehensible and incoherent; and his opinions on policy are muddled. And he has made a number of just plain false statements. He is also anything but a “classical liberal, ” and to think otherwise is, I’m afraid, just wishful thinking.

    Mr. Trump will lose the election in a landslide.

    • Replies: @joe webb
  48. joe webb says:

    Solon…I recently corrected a piece at The Occidental Observer, by a Jack Sen (?) in which he stated that Israel was behind ISIS. The evidence he adduced was ridiculous. I told Kevin and he pulled that part of Sen’s article agreeing that the evidence was just not there.

    So…what is your evidence for the claim of Israel being in any way part of ISIS? And yes I remember that Israel apparently helped Hamas get organized to compete with Fatah…I’m hazy in my memory here, but you know, the standard old line PLO or whatever. That was a different time, it was about electoral dirty tricks, etc. and not about guns and bombs.

    If Israel is in any way involved with ISIS, that would have to be the stupidest thing they ever did.

    Imagine, the banlieus bombed and torched…it could happen. Nobody anticipates how bad things can get, not even the Jews. For them to be discovered with their fingerprints in ISIS…it would be like getting nailed for 9-11-01 (which I think probably was known by the Israelies to be about to happen.)

    A friend thinks that Europe will not go into severe reaction, and that it will cave in, and intermarriage will happen, thus allowing the jews to win again, like here….to wipe out the white race block by block, ovary by ovary. I don’t think so.

    I think Europe is going to blow this summer….white guys with fists and clubs and the start of blood. Even the quotes I provided by European establishment guys…they are talking about war. There is a reason they are talking about it. Shotguns and automatic weapons and whatever new tricks they got these days for urban warfare, military that is. I guess civilians in Europe largely do not have guns, but I dunno. Hunting long guns are probably plentiful.

    Trump is apparently going to take the California primary… I have talked to a few republicans here locally and they love Trump and want to hear the WN stuff. Locally, the GOP is judaized, but…things change , especially when White bodies start coming apart and women’s privates are violated by crazed muzzies.

    Joe Webb

  49. joe webb says:
    @Mark F.

    Mark, Trump’s speeches are conversational english and while I have only viewed a couple of them, they were coherent. As for his other personal traits….you are just parroting other FOX News junk.
    Nobody ever said he was a classical liberal, and he certainly is anti-liberal of the sort we now have.

    Trump has a chance of beating Billary. There will probably be no landslide, but there is landslide of Populism Rising, and Trump is only the beginning. All we need is a sharp recession or worse, and that is coming too…or more crazy muzzie behavior. Even the liberals ackknowledge that Trump has his finger on the pulse of America, at least the America that is not working for the bosses…the globalists, and the black race hustlers, and Wall St. etc. etc. and Israel of course.

    You must listen to National Public Radio, and All Jews Considered.

    Joe Webb

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