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Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review.

Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the John the Baptist of our movement.”

I resisted the temptation to lean in and ask, “Sir, if Barry Goldwater is John the Baptist, who would that make you?”

What brings the moment back is Laura Ingraham’s new book: “Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump.” Thesis: Donald Trump is a conservative populist and direct descendant and rightful heir to Ronald Reagan.

To never-Trumpers this is pure blasphemy. Yet the similarities are there.

Both men were outsiders, and neither a career politician. Raised Democratic, Reagan had been a Hollywood actor, union leader and voice of GE, before running for governor of California.

Trump is out of Queens, a builder-businessman in a Democratic city whose Republican credentials were suspect at best when he rode down that elevator at Trump Tower. Both took on the Republican establishment of their day, and humiliated it.

Among the signature issues of Trumpian populism is economic nationalism, a new trade policy designed to prosper Americans first.

Reagan preached free trade, but when Harley-Davidson was in danger of going under because of Japanese dumping of big bikes, he slammed a 50 percent tariff on Japanese motorcycles. Though a free trader by philosophy, Reagan was at heart an economic patriot.

He accepted an amnesty written by Congress for 3 million people in the country illegally, but Reagan also warned prophetically that a country that can’t control its borders isn’t really a country any more.

Reagan and Trump both embraced the Eisenhower doctrine of “peace through strength.” And, like Ike, both built up the military.

Both also believed in cutting tax rates to stimulate the economy and balance the federal budget through rising revenues rather than cutting programs like Medicare and Social Security.

Both believed in engaging with the superpower rival of the day — the Soviet Union in Reagan’s day, Russia and China in Trump’s time.

And both were regarded in this capital city with a cosmopolitan condescension bordering on contempt. “An amiable dunce” said a Great Society Democrat of Reagan.

The awesome victories Reagan rolled up, a 44-state landslide in 1980 and a 49-state landslide in 1984, induced some second thoughts among Beltway elites about whether they truly spoke for America. Trump’s sweep of the primaries and startling triumph in the Electoral College caused the same consternation.

However, as the Great Depression, New Deal and World War II represented a continental divide in history between what came before and what came after, so, too, did the end of the Cold War and the Reagan era.

As Ingraham writes, Trumpism is rooted as much in the populist-nationalist campaigns of the 1990s, and post-Cold War issues as economic patriotism, border security, immigration control and “America First,” as it is in the Reaganite issues of the 1980s.

Which bring us to the present, with our billionaire president, indeed, at the barricades.

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The differences between Trump in his first year and Reagan in 1981 are stark. Reagan had won a landslide. The attempt on his life in April and the grace with which he conducted himself had earned him a place in the hearts of his countrymen. He not only showed spine in giving the air traffic controllers 48 hours to get back to work, and then discharging them when they defied him, he enacted the largest tax cut in U.S. history with the aid of boll weevil Democrats in the House.

Coming up on one year since his election, Trump is besieged by a hostile press and united Democratic Party. This city hates him. While his executive actions are impressive, his legislative accomplishments are not. His approval ratings have lingered in the mid-30s. He has lost half a dozen senior members of his original White House staff, clashed openly with his own Cabinet and is at war with GOP leaders on the Hill.

Moreover, we seem close to war with North Korea that would be no cakewalk. And the president appears determined to tear up the Obama nuclear deal with Iran that his own national security team believes is in the national interest.

Reagan was, as Trump claimed to be, an anti-interventionist. Reagan had no wish to be a war president. His dream was to rid the world of nuclear weapons. This does not sound like Trump in October 2017.

Steve Bannon may see the 25th Amendment, where a Cabinet majority may depose a president, as the great threat to Trump.

But it is far more likely that a major war would do for the Trump presidency and his place in history what it did for Presidents Wilson, Truman, LBJ and George W. Bush.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. whorefinder says: • Website

    The Democrat party is far from united; it threatens to splinter at many a moment.

    It’s not only on it’s back heels politically (completely out of power at both the federal and state level), its coalitions are turning on one another in a desperate attempt to take over a party that has not only abandoned whites, is actively attacking whites/Western culture as the Great Evil to be Destroyed—which is the only rallying point they have (the KKK-crazy glue, as Steve Sailer terms it).

    The election of corporate Left insider Tom Perez over affirmative action, hate whitey Muslim Keith Ellison was slim, but may be the only thing that kept the party from disintegrating by now. Had Ellison won, the whites and Jews in the party would be purged by now, and probably reaching over to neocons and never-Trumpers to form a new party.

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    The Dems are not united in what they are for, but they are united in what they hate: the US and white Americans, especially white men.
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  2. I have another Trump / Reagan similarity. Both political campaigns violated the Logan Act!

    RR’s by trying to prevent an “October Surprise” by the Carter Administration. In dealing for the American hostages delay of release –from Iran– until after the inauguration, the Reagan campaign swung the vote totals eight points. If Carter brings home the hostages he wins by four, if he fails –which happened– he loses by four (John Anderson also involved as third party). The hostages were released as Reagan was being sworn in (how timely).

    As for Trump I think it’s crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. Again, not allowed. The Executive Dept. runs foreign policy. Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

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    • Replies: @Randal

    when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process
     
    Bizarrely, comically ignorant of reality. Though the really bizarre thing is the degree to which the same obtusely ignorant world-view permeates the establishment media and the political establishment.

    Two pieces here at Unz you ought to read, and fully take on board the implications of, if you want to even begin the process of grasping reality, rather than living in the manufactured fantasy you appear to inhabit at the moment:

    The Senate Intelligence Committee Finds No Evidence of Russian Hacking or Collusion

    America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars
    , @YetAnotherAnon
    "As for Trump I think it’s crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. "

    It's crystal clear that some people will believe any crap that The Media Formerly Known As Hillary's broadcast.
    , @Chris Mallory

    Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.
     
    You forgot the Clintons, Bush, McCain, Romney, and Obama. China and Israel worked on behalf of all five of them, even though three of them lost
    , @RadicalCenter
    Glad you think it's "crystal clear." How about evidence?
    , @MarkinLA
    I think it’s crystal clear

    And thank god you don't realize what that makes sane people think of you.
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  3. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    And both are fans of the tinkle-down theory of economics, where the govt cuts taxes on the rich and increases them on the poor and middle class, since the rich will do a better job of spreading around the extra money they get to keep, thereby stoking the economy, supposedly.

    Or as ‘Poppy’ Bush called it, “voodoo economics.”

    It’s a failed regressive tax program that only creates more billionaires while the number of poor swells, due to an influx of the steadily declining middle-class.

    The only parts of the economy it helps are the builders of luxury mansions, antique and pricey art dealers, and the makers of luxury autos and private jets.

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    increases them on the poor and middle class

    I don't think they were increased. It was just that for every dollar some middle class guy's taxes were cut, the millionaire had his taxes cut by 1000 dollars. However, all of it was borrowed money.
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  4. Randal says:
    @Mark James
    I have another Trump / Reagan similarity. Both political campaigns violated the Logan Act!

    RR's by trying to prevent an "October Surprise" by the Carter Administration. In dealing for the American hostages delay of release --from Iran-- until after the inauguration, the Reagan campaign swung the vote totals eight points. If Carter brings home the hostages he wins by four, if he fails --which happened-- he loses by four (John Anderson also involved as third party). The hostages were released as Reagan was being sworn in (how timely).

    As for Trump I think it's crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. Again, not allowed. The Executive Dept. runs foreign policy. Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

    when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process

    Bizarrely, comically ignorant of reality. Though the really bizarre thing is the degree to which the same obtusely ignorant world-view permeates the establishment media and the political establishment.

    Two pieces here at Unz you ought to read, and fully take on board the implications of, if you want to even begin the process of grasping reality, rather than living in the manufactured fantasy you appear to inhabit at the moment:

    The Senate Intelligence Committee Finds No Evidence of Russian Hacking or Collusion

    America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

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  5. Randal says:

    Both believed in engaging with the superpower rival of the day — the Soviet Union in Reagan’s day, Russia and China in Trump’s time.

    There is arguably a fundamental difference here, that in Reagan’s day there was a clear ideological threat from the Soviet Union, which was still (albeit increasingly nominally) in the grip of an aggressively destabilising universalist ideology, communism. Reagan’s opposition to the Soviet Union was very much bound up in resistance to that ideology, even if that resistance was often as much a pretext as a real motive.

    Today neither Russia nor China subscribes to any such universalist ideology. It is the US, today, that seeks to impose its liberal democratic political correctness ideologies and its manufactured taboos upon the world and which harasses and menaces any country that tries to live differently.

    As for Trump supposedly being wrapped up in “America First”, that’s particularly comical this week as he demonstrates that his idea of “America First” is acting as Israel’s bitch, and as he makes ever louder noises about undermining the Iran deal – a policy as clearly counterproductive to any interest plausibly attributable to the American nation (as opposed to the identity lobbies that run the US government politics and media) as it is self-evidently in the self-perceived interests of the Israel Lobby and the foreign country that lobby serves.

    Here’s the German government being unusually blunt yesterday about the stupidity of the Trump regime’s seeming plans in this regard:

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Thursday said that any move by US President Donald Trump’s administration to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would drive a wedge between Europe and the US.

    “It’s imperative that Europe sticks together on this issue,” Gabriel told Germany’s RND newspaper group. “We also have to tell the Americans that their behavior on the Iran issue will drive us Europeans into a common position with Russia and China against the USA.”

    http://www.dw.com/en/germany-warns-donald-trump-against-decertifying-iran-deal/a-40933703

    It’s difficult to know whether the likes of Gabriel actually believe all the boilerplate nonsense they talk about a supposed Iranian nuclear program – the real reason the European nations want the deal to continue is that it stopped them having to pretend to believe all the outright lies the US told about Iran, and having to kowtow t0 costly and counterproductive sanctions against Iran that did immense general harm for the benefit only of Israel and Saudi Arabia and their US stooges.

    The US pulling out of the deal would at least bring that issue of US dishonesty on Iran and past European appeasement of it to a head, I suppose.

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    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    Unfortunately I can see Orbán and the Poles torpedoing a common EU stance. I'm sure that will be the price for Netanyahu's meeting with the V4 leaders a few months ago.
    , @Carroll Price

    There is arguably a fundamental difference here, that in Reagan’s day there was a clear ideological threat from the Soviet Union, which was still (albeit increasingly nominally) in the grip of an aggressively destabilising universalist ideology, communism
     
    .

    Not really Randal. The Cold War was an invented war like the War on Terror that replaced just in the nick of time, and for the same purpose, which is to justify unlimited defense budgets necessary to sustain a bloated MIC that would not otherwise exist.
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  6. Trump is an egotistical jackass, nothing else. A liar from the git-go, and a completely ineffective leader, ideologue and President.

    He’s not going to last much longer. I will take note that he did, temporarily, save us from the madness of the Hillary moiety. But, he has molted into a complete fuckup.

    Goodbye, good riddance. Let’s get ready to deal with the next wacko — Pence. Assuming they won’t kill Pence with the same bomb.

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    I will take note that he did, temporarily, save us from the madness of the Hillary moiety.
     
    Often I feel like it'd be better if Hillary did the same insane policies. It's always worse when our guy does something wrong, and better when the hated enemy does it.

    Hillary was a danger that she would start WW3 in Syria, but I don't think we can be certain she'd have started it. Given how risk-averse women are in general, I think the only issue was whether the Russians could've made it clear that shooting at Russian soldiers would mean war with Russia. And I think even Hillary's advisers would've blinked.

    On the other hand, I don't think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran. As a bonus, she would be accelerating the demise of the US, by introducing ever more insane domestic policies, things like gay, transsexual and female quotas in US Special Forces. This would ultimately be a good thing, destroying or weakening US power which is currently only used to evil ends in the world.

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  7. @Mark James
    I have another Trump / Reagan similarity. Both political campaigns violated the Logan Act!

    RR's by trying to prevent an "October Surprise" by the Carter Administration. In dealing for the American hostages delay of release --from Iran-- until after the inauguration, the Reagan campaign swung the vote totals eight points. If Carter brings home the hostages he wins by four, if he fails --which happened-- he loses by four (John Anderson also involved as third party). The hostages were released as Reagan was being sworn in (how timely).

    As for Trump I think it's crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. Again, not allowed. The Executive Dept. runs foreign policy. Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

    “As for Trump I think it’s crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. “

    It’s crystal clear that some people will believe any crap that The Media Formerly Known As Hillary’s broadcast.

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  8. @John Jeremiah Smith
    Trump is an egotistical jackass, nothing else. A liar from the git-go, and a completely ineffective leader, ideologue and President.

    He's not going to last much longer. I will take note that he did, temporarily, save us from the madness of the Hillary moiety. But, he has molted into a complete fuckup.

    Goodbye, good riddance. Let's get ready to deal with the next wacko -- Pence. Assuming they won't kill Pence with the same bomb.

    I will take note that he did, temporarily, save us from the madness of the Hillary moiety.

    Often I feel like it’d be better if Hillary did the same insane policies. It’s always worse when our guy does something wrong, and better when the hated enemy does it.

    Hillary was a danger that she would start WW3 in Syria, but I don’t think we can be certain she’d have started it. Given how risk-averse women are in general, I think the only issue was whether the Russians could’ve made it clear that shooting at Russian soldiers would mean war with Russia. And I think even Hillary’s advisers would’ve blinked.

    On the other hand, I don’t think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran. As a bonus, she would be accelerating the demise of the US, by introducing ever more insane domestic policies, things like gay, transsexual and female quotas in US Special Forces. This would ultimately be a good thing, destroying or weakening US power which is currently only used to evil ends in the world.

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    • Replies: @John Jeremiah Smith

    On the other hand, I don’t think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran.
     
    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.
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  9. @Randal

    Both believed in engaging with the superpower rival of the day — the Soviet Union in Reagan’s day, Russia and China in Trump’s time.
     
    There is arguably a fundamental difference here, that in Reagan's day there was a clear ideological threat from the Soviet Union, which was still (albeit increasingly nominally) in the grip of an aggressively destabilising universalist ideology, communism. Reagan's opposition to the Soviet Union was very much bound up in resistance to that ideology, even if that resistance was often as much a pretext as a real motive.

    Today neither Russia nor China subscribes to any such universalist ideology. It is the US, today, that seeks to impose its liberal democratic political correctness ideologies and its manufactured taboos upon the world and which harasses and menaces any country that tries to live differently.

    As for Trump supposedly being wrapped up in "America First", that's particularly comical this week as he demonstrates that his idea of "America First" is acting as Israel's bitch, and as he makes ever louder noises about undermining the Iran deal - a policy as clearly counterproductive to any interest plausibly attributable to the American nation (as opposed to the identity lobbies that run the US government politics and media) as it is self-evidently in the self-perceived interests of the Israel Lobby and the foreign country that lobby serves.

    Here's the German government being unusually blunt yesterday about the stupidity of the Trump regime's seeming plans in this regard:

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Thursday said that any move by US President Donald Trump's administration to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would drive a wedge between Europe and the US.

    "It's imperative that Europe sticks together on this issue," Gabriel told Germany's RND newspaper group. "We also have to tell the Americans that their behavior on the Iran issue will drive us Europeans into a common position with Russia and China against the USA."
     
    http://www.dw.com/en/germany-warns-donald-trump-against-decertifying-iran-deal/a-40933703

    It's difficult to know whether the likes of Gabriel actually believe all the boilerplate nonsense they talk about a supposed Iranian nuclear program - the real reason the European nations want the deal to continue is that it stopped them having to pretend to believe all the outright lies the US told about Iran, and having to kowtow t0 costly and counterproductive sanctions against Iran that did immense general harm for the benefit only of Israel and Saudi Arabia and their US stooges.

    The US pulling out of the deal would at least bring that issue of US dishonesty on Iran and past European appeasement of it to a head, I suppose.

    Unfortunately I can see Orbán and the Poles torpedoing a common EU stance. I’m sure that will be the price for Netanyahu’s meeting with the V4 leaders a few months ago.

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    Yes, that's quite possible, but a common EU stance is not really all that important. What really matters is how far the Germans, and to a lesser extent the less relevant but still big European nations such as France and Italy and the more subservient US tool, the UK, are prepared to continue to kowtow to US and Israeli dishonesty on Iran.

    All the signs seem to be that repudiating the deal and trying to return to the days of the aggressive and counter-productive US-imposed sanctions will be a step too far for many of those players.

    As a bonus, she would be accelerating the demise of the US, by introducing ever more insane domestic policies, things like gay, transsexual and female quotas in US Special Forces. This would ultimately be a good thing, destroying or weakening US power which is currently only used to evil ends in the world.
     
    Actually I suspect that repudiating the JCPOA, whether openly or by de facto breach, will go immensely farther, and much faster, towards destroying practical US influence and therefore power globally than any of those domestic policies, at least in the short run.

    You can see that Trump is at least dimly aware of that likelihood from the way he keeps bottling and postponing the decision, despite his clearly evident and desperate desire to please his pro-Israeli and anti-Iranian advisers and instincts.
    , @John Gruskos
    Orban has been critical of regime change wars.
    , @polskijoe
    Ideally Europe would be strong together, without US
    and more sane policies on morals and immigration.

    Yes v4 is connected to CC, Neocon, Zios.

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much, and being stuck between Russia and Germany which would isolate it from Europe in some ways.
    Obviously Poles are not uniform, views on US, Russia, Germany, Ukraine are all over the place.

    I wish Poland was just European (in politics) but the US-EU connection is still strong.
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  10. I think one good thing would be if US conservatives stopped their Reagan worship. He was certainly not a bad person, but he allowed the amnesty to happen, couldn’t stop the sanctions on Apartheid South Africa, didn’t (or couldn’t?) do anything against the MLK cult becoming a state religion, and started the free trade and tax cuts cults, he’s also responsible for promoting the neocons to positions of power. So overall he was a mixed bag from a nationalist conservative viewpoint.

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    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    Reagan is the saint of the Chamber of Commerce Repubs. He shut the Dems down for a while. Beyond that, he did little for Legacy Americans.
    , @MarkinLA
    He did nothing to stop the political correctness train and he expanded affirmative action. His defense build-up was mostly one big waste of money that required an even larger wind-down in the 90s when the USSR imploded. He gave us Sandra Day O'Connor.

    I honestly can't think of anything he did right or didn't eventually turn to crap.
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  11. @Mark James
    I have another Trump / Reagan similarity. Both political campaigns violated the Logan Act!

    RR's by trying to prevent an "October Surprise" by the Carter Administration. In dealing for the American hostages delay of release --from Iran-- until after the inauguration, the Reagan campaign swung the vote totals eight points. If Carter brings home the hostages he wins by four, if he fails --which happened-- he loses by four (John Anderson also involved as third party). The hostages were released as Reagan was being sworn in (how timely).

    As for Trump I think it's crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. Again, not allowed. The Executive Dept. runs foreign policy. Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

    Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

    You forgot the Clintons, Bush, McCain, Romney, and Obama. China and Israel worked on behalf of all five of them, even though three of them lost

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  12. Randal says:
    @reiner Tor
    Unfortunately I can see Orbán and the Poles torpedoing a common EU stance. I'm sure that will be the price for Netanyahu's meeting with the V4 leaders a few months ago.

    Yes, that’s quite possible, but a common EU stance is not really all that important. What really matters is how far the Germans, and to a lesser extent the less relevant but still big European nations such as France and Italy and the more subservient US tool, the UK, are prepared to continue to kowtow to US and Israeli dishonesty on Iran.

    All the signs seem to be that repudiating the deal and trying to return to the days of the aggressive and counter-productive US-imposed sanctions will be a step too far for many of those players.

    As a bonus, she would be accelerating the demise of the US, by introducing ever more insane domestic policies, things like gay, transsexual and female quotas in US Special Forces. This would ultimately be a good thing, destroying or weakening US power which is currently only used to evil ends in the world.

    Actually I suspect that repudiating the JCPOA, whether openly or by de facto breach, will go immensely farther, and much faster, towards destroying practical US influence and therefore power globally than any of those domestic policies, at least in the short run.

    You can see that Trump is at least dimly aware of that likelihood from the way he keeps bottling and postponing the decision, despite his clearly evident and desperate desire to please his pro-Israeli and anti-Iranian advisers and instincts.

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  13. @reiner Tor

    I will take note that he did, temporarily, save us from the madness of the Hillary moiety.
     
    Often I feel like it'd be better if Hillary did the same insane policies. It's always worse when our guy does something wrong, and better when the hated enemy does it.

    Hillary was a danger that she would start WW3 in Syria, but I don't think we can be certain she'd have started it. Given how risk-averse women are in general, I think the only issue was whether the Russians could've made it clear that shooting at Russian soldiers would mean war with Russia. And I think even Hillary's advisers would've blinked.

    On the other hand, I don't think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran. As a bonus, she would be accelerating the demise of the US, by introducing ever more insane domestic policies, things like gay, transsexual and female quotas in US Special Forces. This would ultimately be a good thing, destroying or weakening US power which is currently only used to evil ends in the world.

    On the other hand, I don’t think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran.

    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.

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    1) There's a chance foreign policy insanity starts a nuclear war, in which case all domestic policy issues will pale before such horror.

    2) The US already has de facto open borders. Why does it matter if it becomes majority nonwhite in 30 or just 20 years?

    3) For non-American whites, it's better the earlier the US sphere disintegrates. I bet you it's better for American whites as well. As long as this political/cultural center holds, the rot cannot be stopped.
    , @German_reader

    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.
     
    That's understandable, but obviously the calculation must be somewhat different from a non-US perspective. Given how strongly many white Americans are in favour of pro-war policies and mindless Israel worship (how many US blacks or Hispanics care about Israel or confronting Iran?), I'm not even sure nationalists in Europe should really lament the Hispanicization of the US. It might at least have a positive effect in restricting US interventionism and eroding US power. The sooner the US is unable to continue with its self-appointed role as a global redeemer nation, the better.
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  14. @John Jeremiah Smith

    On the other hand, I don’t think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran.
     
    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.

    1) There’s a chance foreign policy insanity starts a nuclear war, in which case all domestic policy issues will pale before such horror.

    2) The US already has de facto open borders. Why does it matter if it becomes majority nonwhite in 30 or just 20 years?

    3) For non-American whites, it’s better the earlier the US sphere disintegrates. I bet you it’s better for American whites as well. As long as this political/cultural center holds, the rot cannot be stopped.

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    • Replies: @utu
    For non-American whites, it’s better the earlier the US sphere disintegrates.

    You are onto something.
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  15. I watched the movie Independence Day last night: Can we have that guy for President after Trump, or do we have to have an obligatory Democrat (Chelsea Clinton?) President for the next 8 years?

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    • Replies: @Carroll Price
    Ophra will be the next president. Count on it. Being both black AND female, there's no way she can lose.
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  16. @John Jeremiah Smith

    On the other hand, I don’t think Hillary would be nearly as insane on North Korea or Iran.
     
    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.

    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.

    That’s understandable, but obviously the calculation must be somewhat different from a non-US perspective. Given how strongly many white Americans are in favour of pro-war policies and mindless Israel worship (how many US blacks or Hispanics care about Israel or confronting Iran?), I’m not even sure nationalists in Europe should really lament the Hispanicization of the US. It might at least have a positive effect in restricting US interventionism and eroding US power. The sooner the US is unable to continue with its self-appointed role as a global redeemer nation, the better.

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    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).

    If only non-White votes were counted, Hillary Clinton would have been elected unanimously by the electoral college, and Hillary is more of a war-monger than Trump is.

    The few reliable voices for foreign policy sanity in congress, such as Senator Rand Paul and Congressmen Walter Jones, John Duncan, Thomas Massie, and Justin Amash, represent overwhelmingly White, Protestant, old-stock American districts.

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  17. let’s hope not. reagan was a traitor.

    he should be burned in effigy every year.

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  18. a more important question is…

    is pat buchanan a yuge prole?

    sad!

    how many died in the potato famine?

    not enough.

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  19. @Mark James
    I have another Trump / Reagan similarity. Both political campaigns violated the Logan Act!

    RR's by trying to prevent an "October Surprise" by the Carter Administration. In dealing for the American hostages delay of release --from Iran-- until after the inauguration, the Reagan campaign swung the vote totals eight points. If Carter brings home the hostages he wins by four, if he fails --which happened-- he loses by four (John Anderson also involved as third party). The hostages were released as Reagan was being sworn in (how timely).

    As for Trump I think it's crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. Again, not allowed. The Executive Dept. runs foreign policy. Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

    Glad you think it’s “crystal clear.” How about evidence?

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  20. nsa says:

    History repeats……first as tragedy (crushing the spoiled unionized mostly white air traffic controllers), then as farce (crushing the spoiled unionized mostly afro NFL jocks). Reagan was at least an American Firster. Trumpenstein is an obvious traitorous Izzie Firster, with little concern for the so-called deplorables except to convert them into deployables at the service of his jooie sponsors. Maybe Paddy should have titled his screed……”Heir to Begin, not Reagan”?

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  21. Pat Buchanan points out that “… it is far more likely that a major war would do for the Trump presidency and his place in history what it did for Presidents Wilson, Truman, LBJ and George W. Bush.”

    As for President Trump; Let us hope that war DOES NOT BECOME “The Last Refuge Of This Scoundrel”!

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  22. @reiner Tor
    Unfortunately I can see Orbán and the Poles torpedoing a common EU stance. I'm sure that will be the price for Netanyahu's meeting with the V4 leaders a few months ago.

    Orban has been critical of regime change wars.

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    Yeah, he's also had good relations with Iran. So what?
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    An election of Hillary meant open borders. That is official, rapid and deliberate national suicide. All foreign policy issues pale before such a horror.
     
    That's understandable, but obviously the calculation must be somewhat different from a non-US perspective. Given how strongly many white Americans are in favour of pro-war policies and mindless Israel worship (how many US blacks or Hispanics care about Israel or confronting Iran?), I'm not even sure nationalists in Europe should really lament the Hispanicization of the US. It might at least have a positive effect in restricting US interventionism and eroding US power. The sooner the US is unable to continue with its self-appointed role as a global redeemer nation, the better.

    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).

    If only non-White votes were counted, Hillary Clinton would have been elected unanimously by the electoral college, and Hillary is more of a war-monger than Trump is.

    The few reliable voices for foreign policy sanity in congress, such as Senator Rand Paul and Congressmen Walter Jones, John Duncan, Thomas Massie, and Justin Amash, represent overwhelmingly White, Protestant, old-stock American districts.

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    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).
     
    Maybe, but is there any data indicating many blacks in Washington DC actually voted in the Republican primaries? Why would they when most of them are a solid Democrat voting block? I'd guess Rubio got his votes from white elites in DC.
    As for Puerto Rico, I didn't know they actually have primaries, seems odd given they don't vote in US presidential elections.

    Hillary is more of a war-monger than Trump is.
     
    Hillary was horrible all around, and I agree she might well have been disastrous as president given her dangerous proposals for no-fly zones in Syria, and the potential of conflict with Russia this entailed. But I'm no longer sure Trump is really better regarding foreign policy. His behaviour on the North Korea issue is irresponsible imo, and his willingness to wreck the nuclear deal with Iran at the behest of neoconservatives and Zionist donors like Sheldon Adelson is a big fat minus in my view. Sorry, but I think you guys who hoped for something different have all been (neo-)conned.
    , @Carroll Price

    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).
     
    ...but you're forgetting that Trump wasn't a war monger while on the campaign trail, far from it. Which is the only reason he won the election. In other words he fooled just enough people (like you and me) long enough to get elected. Same thing happened with peace candidate, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Hussein Obama. It's clearly a rigged process.
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  24. @John Gruskos
    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).

    If only non-White votes were counted, Hillary Clinton would have been elected unanimously by the electoral college, and Hillary is more of a war-monger than Trump is.

    The few reliable voices for foreign policy sanity in congress, such as Senator Rand Paul and Congressmen Walter Jones, John Duncan, Thomas Massie, and Justin Amash, represent overwhelmingly White, Protestant, old-stock American districts.

    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).

    Maybe, but is there any data indicating many blacks in Washington DC actually voted in the Republican primaries? Why would they when most of them are a solid Democrat voting block? I’d guess Rubio got his votes from white elites in DC.
    As for Puerto Rico, I didn’t know they actually have primaries, seems odd given they don’t vote in US presidential elections.

    Hillary is more of a war-monger than Trump is.

    Hillary was horrible all around, and I agree she might well have been disastrous as president given her dangerous proposals for no-fly zones in Syria, and the potential of conflict with Russia this entailed. But I’m no longer sure Trump is really better regarding foreign policy. His behaviour on the North Korea issue is irresponsible imo, and his willingness to wreck the nuclear deal with Iran at the behest of neoconservatives and Zionist donors like Sheldon Adelson is a big fat minus in my view. Sorry, but I think you guys who hoped for something different have all been (neo-)conned.

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  25. @John Gruskos
    Orban has been critical of regime change wars.

    Yeah, he’s also had good relations with Iran. So what?

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  26. KenH says:

    While there’s definitely similarities between Reagan and Trump in terms of what they stand for and the forces arrayed against them, it’s getting really cheesy to keep comparing all great white Republican hopefuls to Reagan as if he was the be all and end all. The quality of our presidents have definitely gone downhill since Reagan left office but it’s time for a clean break since this isn’t the 1980′s anymore. Besides, government grew more under the “conservative” Ronnie than it did under “liberal” Carter and the left advanced along all fronts in the endless culture wars. I wouldn’t be surprised if it continues to metastasize under Trump by “doing deals with Democrats” since he’s a big government populist.

    The white majority was about 77-80% of the general population during Reagan’s term and pretty much every city and town outside of a major city was a bucolic whitetopia, but that isn’t the case any more thanks to mass third world immigration and section 8 housing. Nobody would have envisioned the demographic implosion of whites that we’re now seeing or that this level of political polarization was possible. So the Reagan playbook is now obsolete.

    We are way past the point of economic wonkery, rousing speeches and hyping a foreign threat such as Russia, Iran or N. Korea in a vain attempt to rally the nation. It will require solutions that go well beyond zany ideas for making multiracialism work, chanting “Democrats are the real racists” and other milquetoast prescriptions of Laura Ingraham, Dinesh D. and others. Unless the solutions recognize race and racial differences and an acknowledgment that a multiracial nation is ungovernable and doomed to failure no matter what then I can’t take that person seriously.

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  27. Reagan said: My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

    Trump said: We will totally destroy North Korea if the United States is forced to defend itself or its allies.

    Reagan was a joker, Trump is a wildcard.

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  28. The only similarities I see between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump is that both live (lived) in a sort of la-la land, totally out of touch with reality. The only difference between them is that Reagan had sensible people around him (like Pat Buchannan) who wrote good speeches and make good decisions which he took full credit for. Trump, on the other hand delivers abbreviated, one-sentence speeches via Twitter while surrounded by mental midgets with military minds.

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    Stephen Miller is Trump's Pat Buchanan.
    , @MarkinLA
    Reagan had sensible people around him (like Pat Buchannan) who wrote good speeches and make good decisions which he took full credit for.

    I remember reading a column in Vdare a long time ago. Unfortunately, I never had the foresight to lock it away for posterity (it was about three computers ago anyway). One of the Reagan staffers, I think it was James Baker, was apologizing to Senator Simpson for the role the Reagan administration played in our amnesty. The Senate was in the pocket of the Chamber of Commerce but the House was not. In those days the national party did not have as much clout as the donors tended to be mostly local such as banks and thrifts (laws forbid them from crossing state lines and many thrifts were only a few branch operations). It seems that Simpson was mulling the idea of triggers which had to happen before the amnesty to get more House members on board. The Reagan administration nixed that idea. They didn't explain why but my guess is that they thought the Mexicans would eat out of the Republicans hands and cancel the black vote out. This is also likely why both the Reagan and GHWB administrations looked the other way on the blatant fraud that was going on in administering that amnesty.

    If that is sensible and good then I don't want it.
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  29. @Randal

    Both believed in engaging with the superpower rival of the day — the Soviet Union in Reagan’s day, Russia and China in Trump’s time.
     
    There is arguably a fundamental difference here, that in Reagan's day there was a clear ideological threat from the Soviet Union, which was still (albeit increasingly nominally) in the grip of an aggressively destabilising universalist ideology, communism. Reagan's opposition to the Soviet Union was very much bound up in resistance to that ideology, even if that resistance was often as much a pretext as a real motive.

    Today neither Russia nor China subscribes to any such universalist ideology. It is the US, today, that seeks to impose its liberal democratic political correctness ideologies and its manufactured taboos upon the world and which harasses and menaces any country that tries to live differently.

    As for Trump supposedly being wrapped up in "America First", that's particularly comical this week as he demonstrates that his idea of "America First" is acting as Israel's bitch, and as he makes ever louder noises about undermining the Iran deal - a policy as clearly counterproductive to any interest plausibly attributable to the American nation (as opposed to the identity lobbies that run the US government politics and media) as it is self-evidently in the self-perceived interests of the Israel Lobby and the foreign country that lobby serves.

    Here's the German government being unusually blunt yesterday about the stupidity of the Trump regime's seeming plans in this regard:

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Thursday said that any move by US President Donald Trump's administration to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would drive a wedge between Europe and the US.

    "It's imperative that Europe sticks together on this issue," Gabriel told Germany's RND newspaper group. "We also have to tell the Americans that their behavior on the Iran issue will drive us Europeans into a common position with Russia and China against the USA."
     
    http://www.dw.com/en/germany-warns-donald-trump-against-decertifying-iran-deal/a-40933703

    It's difficult to know whether the likes of Gabriel actually believe all the boilerplate nonsense they talk about a supposed Iranian nuclear program - the real reason the European nations want the deal to continue is that it stopped them having to pretend to believe all the outright lies the US told about Iran, and having to kowtow t0 costly and counterproductive sanctions against Iran that did immense general harm for the benefit only of Israel and Saudi Arabia and their US stooges.

    The US pulling out of the deal would at least bring that issue of US dishonesty on Iran and past European appeasement of it to a head, I suppose.

    There is arguably a fundamental difference here, that in Reagan’s day there was a clear ideological threat from the Soviet Union, which was still (albeit increasingly nominally) in the grip of an aggressively destabilising universalist ideology, communism

    .

    Not really Randal. The Cold War was an invented war like the War on Terror that replaced just in the nick of time, and for the same purpose, which is to justify unlimited defense budgets necessary to sustain a bloated MIC that would not otherwise exist.

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    Not really Randal. The Cold War was an invented war like the War on Terror that replaced just in the nick of time, and for the same purpose, which is to justify unlimited defense budgets necessary to sustain a bloated MIC that would not otherwise exist.
     
    Well, yes and no. In both cases. It really is more complicated than that.
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  30. @The Alarmist
    I watched the movie Independence Day last night: Can we have that guy for President after Trump, or do we have to have an obligatory Democrat (Chelsea Clinton?) President for the next 8 years?

    Ophra will be the next president. Count on it. Being both black AND female, there’s no way she can lose.

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    The blackety, black, black, black would be turned to 11 on the dial and many of the whites who voted for Obama and became disillusioned won't be voting for any black under those circumstances.
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  31. @John Gruskos
    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).

    If only non-White votes were counted, Hillary Clinton would have been elected unanimously by the electoral college, and Hillary is more of a war-monger than Trump is.

    The few reliable voices for foreign policy sanity in congress, such as Senator Rand Paul and Congressmen Walter Jones, John Duncan, Thomas Massie, and Justin Amash, represent overwhelmingly White, Protestant, old-stock American districts.

    Rubio was far more of a war-monger than Trump, and he won the primaries in the majority non-White jurisdictions (Washington DC, Puerto Rico).

    …but you’re forgetting that Trump wasn’t a war monger while on the campaign trail, far from it. Which is the only reason he won the election. In other words he fooled just enough people (like you and me) long enough to get elected. Same thing happened with peace candidate, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Hussein Obama. It’s clearly a rigged process.

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  32. Randal says:
    @Carroll Price

    There is arguably a fundamental difference here, that in Reagan’s day there was a clear ideological threat from the Soviet Union, which was still (albeit increasingly nominally) in the grip of an aggressively destabilising universalist ideology, communism
     
    .

    Not really Randal. The Cold War was an invented war like the War on Terror that replaced just in the nick of time, and for the same purpose, which is to justify unlimited defense budgets necessary to sustain a bloated MIC that would not otherwise exist.

    Not really Randal. The Cold War was an invented war like the War on Terror that replaced just in the nick of time, and for the same purpose, which is to justify unlimited defense budgets necessary to sustain a bloated MIC that would not otherwise exist.

    Well, yes and no. In both cases. It really is more complicated than that.

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  33. KA says:

    Reagan didn’t undo Arab Israel Camp David Peace Treaty He didn’t keep the Israeli side and undo the Egyptian side of the American obligation . He kept both.

    Trump is dangerous malevolent anti-American and anti- anything that hurts his ego or pocket . He has malcontent displaced sycophants as inner circle supporters who want a piece in the pie denied to them by the establishment .

    Here is a quote from antiwar -”In other words, it’s all about the war that Trump and his still-loyal lieutenant Steve Bannon, assisted by UN ambassador Nikki Haley, have declared on the “deep state.”

    Also, Trump and Bannon aren’t really interested in draining the foreign policy swamp in DC. They simply want to install their own cronies who will ensure that war and globalization benefit them rather than Kissinger and his ilk. It’s a shell game designed to fool Trump’s base, but the rest of the world has kept its eye on the ball.” http://original.antiwar.com/feffer/2017/10/13/trump-signaling-unprecedented-right-turn-foreign-policy/

    This war between elites have been predicted by a CT professor in an article in 2016 , to get more serious and dangerous by 2020 . The fights among elites are not new but another pathway an empire takes additionally to the final fate of the destruction from within

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    "A large class of disgruntled elite-wannabes, often well-educated and highly capable, has been denied access to elite positions."

    Another visible sign of increasing intra-elite competition and political polarization is the fragmentation of political parties


    cliodynamic research on past societies demonstrates that elite overproduction is by far the most important of the three main historical drivers of social instability and political violence (see Secular Cycles for this analysis).
    But the other two factors in the model, popular immiseration (the stagnation and decline of living standards) and declining fiscal health of the state (resulting from falling state revenues and rising expenses) are also important contributors.


    : https://phys.org/news/2017-01-social-instability-lies.html#jCp
    , @Carroll Price
    One writer (can't remember who it was) stated shortly after the election that rather than destroying the Establishment, Trump's real intention is to transfer ownership of the Establishment (along with it's benefits) from one group of insiders to another. About 3 years from now (if he last that long) Trump will again promise to drain the swamp and transfer control of the US government back to the people. The really sad part is that due to their profound ignorance, large numbers of Americans will again fall for the same song and dance.
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  34. KA says:
    @KA
    Reagan didn't undo Arab Israel Camp David Peace Treaty He didn't keep the Israeli side and undo the Egyptian side of the American obligation . He kept both.

    Trump is dangerous malevolent anti-American and anti- anything that hurts his ego or pocket . He has malcontent displaced sycophants as inner circle supporters who want a piece in the pie denied to them by the establishment .

    Here is a quote from antiwar -"In other words, it’s all about the war that Trump and his still-loyal lieutenant Steve Bannon, assisted by UN ambassador Nikki Haley, have declared on the “deep state.”

    Also, Trump and Bannon aren’t really interested in draining the foreign policy swamp in DC. They simply want to install their own cronies who will ensure that war and globalization benefit them rather than Kissinger and his ilk. It’s a shell game designed to fool Trump’s base, but the rest of the world has kept its eye on the ball.” http://original.antiwar.com/feffer/2017/10/13/trump-signaling-unprecedented-right-turn-foreign-policy/

    This war between elites have been predicted by a CT professor in an article in 2016 , to get more serious and dangerous by 2020 . The fights among elites are not new but another pathway an empire takes additionally to the final fate of the destruction from within

    “A large class of disgruntled elite-wannabes, often well-educated and highly capable, has been denied access to elite positions.”

    Another visible sign of increasing intra-elite competition and political polarization is the fragmentation of political parties

    cliodynamic research on past societies demonstrates that elite overproduction is by far the most important of the three main historical drivers of social instability and political violence (see Secular Cycles for this analysis).
    But the other two factors in the model, popular immiseration (the stagnation and decline of living standards) and declining fiscal health of the state (resulting from falling state revenues and rising expenses) are also important contributors.

    https://phys.org/news/2017-01-social-instability-lies.html#jCp

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  35. polskijoe says:
    @reiner Tor
    Unfortunately I can see Orbán and the Poles torpedoing a common EU stance. I'm sure that will be the price for Netanyahu's meeting with the V4 leaders a few months ago.

    Ideally Europe would be strong together, without US
    and more sane policies on morals and immigration.

    Yes v4 is connected to CC, Neocon, Zios.

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much, and being stuck between Russia and Germany which would isolate it from Europe in some ways.
    Obviously Poles are not uniform, views on US, Russia, Germany, Ukraine are all over the place.

    I wish Poland was just European (in politics) but the US-EU connection is still strong.

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    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much
     
    Yes, that's a problem, and I think Polish national conservatives are somewhat in denial about what the modern US stands for...the "values" pushed by the US establishment today are incompatible with the Polish right's vision for Poland (e.g. conservative values in sexual morality - no homo-lobbyism and transgender nonsense -, strong public role of Catholicism, restrictive and selective immigration policies that keep out Muslims).
    I can understand to some degree why the Polish right is so pro-US, given history and apprehensions about Germany and Russia, but they should at least be aware that alliance with the US could have a rather pernicious influence on Poland itself.
    , @utu
    I wish Poland was just European

    That it won't was secured by the Smolensk 2010 event. If we assume that the event in Smolensk was a False Flag operation clearly it was not in Russia's interest. It was not in America's interest either. But it was in the interest of those who wanted to derail the reset with Russia started by Obama one year earlier and which was culminated by signing the Start treaty in Prague just few days before the Smolensk 2010 event.
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  36. polskijoe says:

    Commenting on US presidents. Presidents are puppets. All of them.

    Modern leaders in Western world are unlikable.

    Reagan at least had some balance, had some Catholic and Paleocon involvement. It wasnt all Neocons and Zios.

    Im quite sure Reagan (and his dad), people like Buchanan had connections to groups like Knights Malta or Knights Colombus. Cant prove it though. Kennedy was KC.

    Today Neocon/Zionist influence is even stronger. Trump policies on NK and Iran are nuts. At best a war is avoided.

    On the other side you have Clintons, Obamas. They would destroy the US, and have similar policies
    because again they are puppets. Clinton would likely be involved in Syria, just like Obama was.

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  37. @polskijoe
    Ideally Europe would be strong together, without US
    and more sane policies on morals and immigration.

    Yes v4 is connected to CC, Neocon, Zios.

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much, and being stuck between Russia and Germany which would isolate it from Europe in some ways.
    Obviously Poles are not uniform, views on US, Russia, Germany, Ukraine are all over the place.

    I wish Poland was just European (in politics) but the US-EU connection is still strong.

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much

    Yes, that’s a problem, and I think Polish national conservatives are somewhat in denial about what the modern US stands for…the “values” pushed by the US establishment today are incompatible with the Polish right’s vision for Poland (e.g. conservative values in sexual morality – no homo-lobbyism and transgender nonsense -, strong public role of Catholicism, restrictive and selective immigration policies that keep out Muslims).
    I can understand to some degree why the Polish right is so pro-US, given history and apprehensions about Germany and Russia, but they should at least be aware that alliance with the US could have a rather pernicious influence on Poland itself.

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    What Poles don't get is that no American President, regardless of his values, really can afford to care too much about Poland. It is simply too small. Trump seems to like to praise Poland in order to annoy Merkle and Macron, but the Poles should be careful about taking that as sincere support for an independent Polish course.
    , @Carroll Price
    Not sure what the percentage, but large number of Jews are Polish citizens. Meaning it would be rather strange if Poland's foreign policy decisions were to differ drastically from that of Israel and the US.
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  38. @Carroll Price
    The only similarities I see between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump is that both live (lived) in a sort of la-la land, totally out of touch with reality. The only difference between them is that Reagan had sensible people around him (like Pat Buchannan) who wrote good speeches and make good decisions which he took full credit for. Trump, on the other hand delivers abbreviated, one-sentence speeches via Twitter while surrounded by mental midgets with military minds.

    Stephen Miller is Trump’s Pat Buchanan.

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    Jooie Millerberg is Trumpenstein's handler........insuring that guv of the jooies, by the jooies, for the jooies shall not perish.
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  39. nsa says:
    @John Gruskos
    Stephen Miller is Trump's Pat Buchanan.

    Jooie Millerberg is Trumpenstein’s handler……..insuring that guv of the jooies, by the jooies, for the jooies shall not perish.

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  40. KA says:

    1 https://theconversation.com/how-a-growing-christian-movement-is-seeking-to-change-america-85571

    Most significantly, since the 2016 presidential election, some INC leaders have released public statements claiming that the Trump presidency is part of fulfilling God’s plan to “bring heaven to Earth” by placing believers in top posts, including Rick Perry; Betsy DeVos directing the Department of Education; and Ben Carson leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    2 Alos see-

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/10/meet-evangelicals-prophesied-trump-win/93575144/

    3 Leaders have labeled them the “seven mountains of culture.” These include business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, family and religion. In this form of “trickle-down Christianity,” they believe if Christians rise to the top of all seven “mountains,” society will be completely transformed.

    One INC leader we interviewed summed it up this way:

    “The goal of this new movement is transforming social units like cities, ethnic groups, nations rather than individuals…if Christians permeate each mountain and rise to the top of all seven mountains…society would have biblical morality, people would live in harmony, there would be peace and not war, there would be no poverty.”https://theconversation.com/how-a-growing-christian-movement-is-seeking-to-change-america-85571

    Even God couldn’t help Americans . The apostles are choosing wrong guy.

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  41. Reagan basically destroyed the American white working class with his immigration, anti-union and free trade policies. He was consistently a friend of big business and used social issues like abortion (that he didn’t really care about) to convince rust belt former Dems to vote for him and commit economic suicide. In this sense Trump truly is Reagan’s heir. Not on immigration, thankfully, but his tax, healthcare, and big business friendly anti-regulation policies are pure Reaganism, and designed to make the rich richer.

    On foreign policy, there is of course no comparison. Reagan was savvy, and had one of the best foreign policy teams of the 20th century. Reagan was a poor domestic President if you were working class, but he did make America great on the world stage. Trump’s policy appears to be make ridiculous threats, annoy our allies, and let Russia and China take the leadership role in the world. Reagan and Weinberger would be pulling their hair out watching Trump’s antics, and we know that George Schulz is not a Trump fan.

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  42. @German_reader

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much
     
    Yes, that's a problem, and I think Polish national conservatives are somewhat in denial about what the modern US stands for...the "values" pushed by the US establishment today are incompatible with the Polish right's vision for Poland (e.g. conservative values in sexual morality - no homo-lobbyism and transgender nonsense -, strong public role of Catholicism, restrictive and selective immigration policies that keep out Muslims).
    I can understand to some degree why the Polish right is so pro-US, given history and apprehensions about Germany and Russia, but they should at least be aware that alliance with the US could have a rather pernicious influence on Poland itself.

    What Poles don’t get is that no American President, regardless of his values, really can afford to care too much about Poland. It is simply too small. Trump seems to like to praise Poland in order to annoy Merkle and Macron, but the Poles should be careful about taking that as sincere support for an independent Polish course.

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  43. MBlanc46 says:
    @whorefinder
    The Democrat party is far from united; it threatens to splinter at many a moment.

    It's not only on it's back heels politically (completely out of power at both the federal and state level), its coalitions are turning on one another in a desperate attempt to take over a party that has not only abandoned whites, is actively attacking whites/Western culture as the Great Evil to be Destroyed---which is the only rallying point they have (the KKK-crazy glue, as Steve Sailer terms it).

    The election of corporate Left insider Tom Perez over affirmative action, hate whitey Muslim Keith Ellison was slim, but may be the only thing that kept the party from disintegrating by now. Had Ellison won, the whites and Jews in the party would be purged by now, and probably reaching over to neocons and never-Trumpers to form a new party.

    The Dems are not united in what they are for, but they are united in what they hate: the US and white Americans, especially white men.

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  44. MBlanc46 says:
    @reiner Tor
    I think one good thing would be if US conservatives stopped their Reagan worship. He was certainly not a bad person, but he allowed the amnesty to happen, couldn't stop the sanctions on Apartheid South Africa, didn't (or couldn't?) do anything against the MLK cult becoming a state religion, and started the free trade and tax cuts cults, he's also responsible for promoting the neocons to positions of power. So overall he was a mixed bag from a nationalist conservative viewpoint.

    Reagan is the saint of the Chamber of Commerce Repubs. He shut the Dems down for a while. Beyond that, he did little for Legacy Americans.

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  45. BigMadTom says:

    Trump is no heir to Regean, he is merely the boy goy toy of Netanyahu.

    This is really pathetic because Trump has enough information at his disposal to label Netanyahu a terrorist, an ethnic cleanser, and a blood-thirsty warmonger. Trump knows that Netanyahu was largely responsible for the Iraq debacle. He knows that perpetual wars in the Middle East is essentially an Israeli project. And he knows that the war in Iraq alone will cost American tax payers at least six trillion dollars. He even said that Netanyahu is a stumbling block for peace efforts in the Middle East.

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    Trump has enough information at his disposal to label Netanyahu a terrorist, an ethnic cleanser, and a blood-thirsty warmonger. Trump knows that Netanyahu was largely responsible for the Iraq debacle. He knows that perpetual wars in the Middle East is essentially an Israeli project. And he knows that the war in Iraq alone will cost American tax payers at least six trillion dollars. He even said that Netanyahu is a stumbling block for peace efforts in the Middle East.
     
    Netanyahu is but a figurehead. A symbol of the wealth and power of the Jewish people.

    he takes his orders from the Orthodox rabbis in the Israeli Knesset, not the other way around.

    and the real power of 'the Jews' is in the banking cartels of Rothschild and the control of the Western world's media and courts and universities and politicians - that they've used the central banks to loot the respective nations and Europe in order to purchase.

    Trump is trying to navigate these crocodile infested sewers of entrenched power and intrigue, and he has to sabre rattle at Iran and others to keep this lot mollified.

    He could arrest some Mossad agent tomorrow for espionage (there's tones of them doing it, but it gets quietly allowed) but he doesn't' want to ruffle the Jewish feathers too much. He HAS to play ball with them. They own the US Senate outright, (with the possible exception of Rand). And they obviously own the media. So Trump is trying to get a feel for the place, and the extent of the powers that are in control of the different institutions and power structures.

    he's walking a razor's edge right now, and is keeping the MIC and CIA and NSA all happy and with lots of slop in the trough.

    time will tell if he'll one day be able or willing to effect more positive changes

    the supreme court beckons for patriotic faces to replace the soul-dead ghouls who've defiled the court for so long

    the Iran ruse is just a way to undo any and all Obama accomplishments, while forcing the corrupt Senate to show their feculent hand to the American voter. It's really quite genius. He didn't tear up the treaty, he only forced John McCain to prove that he's been a traitor all along, so the American people can all praise and sing songs once that loathsome toad is finally maggot food
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  46. utu says:
    @reiner Tor
    1) There's a chance foreign policy insanity starts a nuclear war, in which case all domestic policy issues will pale before such horror.

    2) The US already has de facto open borders. Why does it matter if it becomes majority nonwhite in 30 or just 20 years?

    3) For non-American whites, it's better the earlier the US sphere disintegrates. I bet you it's better for American whites as well. As long as this political/cultural center holds, the rot cannot be stopped.

    For non-American whites, it’s better the earlier the US sphere disintegrates.

    You are onto something.

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  47. utu says:
    @polskijoe
    Ideally Europe would be strong together, without US
    and more sane policies on morals and immigration.

    Yes v4 is connected to CC, Neocon, Zios.

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much, and being stuck between Russia and Germany which would isolate it from Europe in some ways.
    Obviously Poles are not uniform, views on US, Russia, Germany, Ukraine are all over the place.

    I wish Poland was just European (in politics) but the US-EU connection is still strong.

    I wish Poland was just European

    That it won’t was secured by the Smolensk 2010 event. If we assume that the event in Smolensk was a False Flag operation clearly it was not in Russia’s interest. It was not in America’s interest either. But it was in the interest of those who wanted to derail the reset with Russia started by Obama one year earlier and which was culminated by signing the Start treaty in Prague just few days before the Smolensk 2010 event.

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  48. utu says:
    @Peter Akuleyev
    What Poles don't get is that no American President, regardless of his values, really can afford to care too much about Poland. It is simply too small. Trump seems to like to praise Poland in order to annoy Merkle and Macron, but the Poles should be careful about taking that as sincere support for an independent Polish course.

    Exactly. Poland is used as a Trojan horse to prevent Russo-German normalization and creation of Euro-Russian alliance that is feared the most by the US and Israel and also China to some degree.

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  49. Corvinus says:

    “Both men were outsiders, and neither a career politician.”

    Reagan had been governor of California. He had definitive political experience. He ran in 1976 as a presidential candidate for the Republican Party. Only Trump could be considered an “outsider” here.

    “Both took on the Republican establishment of their day, and humiliated it.”

    
While Reagan was considered an outsider when he won the GOP nomination, he became part of the Republican establishment in his eight years as chief executive.

    “Both also believed in cutting tax rates to stimulate the economy and balance the federal budget through rising revenues rather than cutting programs like Medicare and Social Security.”

    Actually, Trump proposes major cuts for those programs.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2017/05/23/trump-budget-does-cut-social-security-and-medicaid-breaking-major-promises/#4c5f436f9b75

    “Among the signature issues of Trumpian populism is economic nationalism, a new trade policy designed to prosper Americans first.”

    Except Trump outsourced jobs.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/08/26/how-many-trump-products-were-made-overseas-heres-the-complete-list/?utm_term=.aa93f12865b4

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  50. polskijoe says:

    All I can say is that whenever any nation in most of Europe tries to improve relations
    Russia, some events happen to stop it.

    If you understand covert politics its easy to understand who is behind it.

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    All I can say is that whenever any nation in most of Europe tries to improve relations
    Russia, some events happen to stop it.


    Above I have mentioned Smolensk 2010 I do not think it was even about Poland. Poland was used and Poland president was just a prop. He was not even a target. He was a patsy victim. Death of him in itself meant nothing. But he was important enough as the head of one of Nato states that his death on Russia's territory was supposed to turn Russia into an outlaw pariah state and nix the reset. If anything this event was directed against America or more precisely Obama's administration to stop it from normalizing relations with Russia. 3-4 days after the event Western Europe became a no fly zone ostensively because of the Icelandic volcano, however I think this was the time period when the US and Russia where trying to decide what to do and apparently Russia was successful convincing the West it was not responsible for the catastrophe probably showing the evidence who was the real culprit. So it was decided that officially it was the accident and the reset would be continued.
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  51. MarkinLA says:
    @Mark James
    I have another Trump / Reagan similarity. Both political campaigns violated the Logan Act!

    RR's by trying to prevent an "October Surprise" by the Carter Administration. In dealing for the American hostages delay of release --from Iran-- until after the inauguration, the Reagan campaign swung the vote totals eight points. If Carter brings home the hostages he wins by four, if he fails --which happened-- he loses by four (John Anderson also involved as third party). The hostages were released as Reagan was being sworn in (how timely).

    As for Trump I think it's crystal clear his campaign involved the Russians in our election. Again, not allowed. The Executive Dept. runs foreign policy. Private citizens are forbidden to ask for help from a foreign country, when the US Government is trying to prevent alien forces from interfering in our electoral process.

    I think it’s crystal clear

    And thank god you don’t realize what that makes sane people think of you.

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  52. MarkinLA says:
    @Greg Bacon
    And both are fans of the tinkle-down theory of economics, where the govt cuts taxes on the rich and increases them on the poor and middle class, since the rich will do a better job of spreading around the extra money they get to keep, thereby stoking the economy, supposedly.

    Or as 'Poppy' Bush called it, "voodoo economics."

    It's a failed regressive tax program that only creates more billionaires while the number of poor swells, due to an influx of the steadily declining middle-class.

    The only parts of the economy it helps are the builders of luxury mansions, antique and pricey art dealers, and the makers of luxury autos and private jets.

    increases them on the poor and middle class

    I don’t think they were increased. It was just that for every dollar some middle class guy’s taxes were cut, the millionaire had his taxes cut by 1000 dollars. However, all of it was borrowed money.

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  53. MarkinLA says:
    @reiner Tor
    I think one good thing would be if US conservatives stopped their Reagan worship. He was certainly not a bad person, but he allowed the amnesty to happen, couldn't stop the sanctions on Apartheid South Africa, didn't (or couldn't?) do anything against the MLK cult becoming a state religion, and started the free trade and tax cuts cults, he's also responsible for promoting the neocons to positions of power. So overall he was a mixed bag from a nationalist conservative viewpoint.

    He did nothing to stop the political correctness train and he expanded affirmative action. His defense build-up was mostly one big waste of money that required an even larger wind-down in the 90s when the USSR imploded. He gave us Sandra Day O’Connor.

    I honestly can’t think of anything he did right or didn’t eventually turn to crap.

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  54. MarkinLA says:
    @Carroll Price
    Ophra will be the next president. Count on it. Being both black AND female, there's no way she can lose.

    The blackety, black, black, black would be turned to 11 on the dial and many of the whites who voted for Obama and became disillusioned won’t be voting for any black under those circumstances.

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  55. MarkinLA says:
    @Carroll Price
    The only similarities I see between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump is that both live (lived) in a sort of la-la land, totally out of touch with reality. The only difference between them is that Reagan had sensible people around him (like Pat Buchannan) who wrote good speeches and make good decisions which he took full credit for. Trump, on the other hand delivers abbreviated, one-sentence speeches via Twitter while surrounded by mental midgets with military minds.

    Reagan had sensible people around him (like Pat Buchannan) who wrote good speeches and make good decisions which he took full credit for.

    I remember reading a column in Vdare a long time ago. Unfortunately, I never had the foresight to lock it away for posterity (it was about three computers ago anyway). One of the Reagan staffers, I think it was James Baker, was apologizing to Senator Simpson for the role the Reagan administration played in our amnesty. The Senate was in the pocket of the Chamber of Commerce but the House was not. In those days the national party did not have as much clout as the donors tended to be mostly local such as banks and thrifts (laws forbid them from crossing state lines and many thrifts were only a few branch operations). It seems that Simpson was mulling the idea of triggers which had to happen before the amnesty to get more House members on board. The Reagan administration nixed that idea. They didn’t explain why but my guess is that they thought the Mexicans would eat out of the Republicans hands and cancel the black vote out. This is also likely why both the Reagan and GHWB administrations looked the other way on the blatant fraud that was going on in administering that amnesty.

    If that is sensible and good then I don’t want it.

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  56. Rurik says:
    @BigMadTom
    Trump is no heir to Regean, he is merely the boy goy toy of Netanyahu.

    This is really pathetic because Trump has enough information at his disposal to label Netanyahu a terrorist, an ethnic cleanser, and a blood-thirsty warmonger. Trump knows that Netanyahu was largely responsible for the Iraq debacle. He knows that perpetual wars in the Middle East is essentially an Israeli project. And he knows that the war in Iraq alone will cost American tax payers at least six trillion dollars. He even said that Netanyahu is a stumbling block for peace efforts in the Middle East.

    Trump has enough information at his disposal to label Netanyahu a terrorist, an ethnic cleanser, and a blood-thirsty warmonger. Trump knows that Netanyahu was largely responsible for the Iraq debacle. He knows that perpetual wars in the Middle East is essentially an Israeli project. And he knows that the war in Iraq alone will cost American tax payers at least six trillion dollars. He even said that Netanyahu is a stumbling block for peace efforts in the Middle East.

    Netanyahu is but a figurehead. A symbol of the wealth and power of the Jewish people.

    he takes his orders from the Orthodox rabbis in the Israeli Knesset, not the other way around.

    and the real power of ‘the Jews’ is in the banking cartels of Rothschild and the control of the Western world’s media and courts and universities and politicians – that they’ve used the central banks to loot the respective nations and Europe in order to purchase.

    Trump is trying to navigate these crocodile infested sewers of entrenched power and intrigue, and he has to sabre rattle at Iran and others to keep this lot mollified.

    He could arrest some Mossad agent tomorrow for espionage (there’s tones of them doing it, but it gets quietly allowed) but he doesn’t’ want to ruffle the Jewish feathers too much. He HAS to play ball with them. They own the US Senate outright, (with the possible exception of Rand). And they obviously own the media. So Trump is trying to get a feel for the place, and the extent of the powers that are in control of the different institutions and power structures.

    he’s walking a razor’s edge right now, and is keeping the MIC and CIA and NSA all happy and with lots of slop in the trough.

    time will tell if he’ll one day be able or willing to effect more positive changes

    the supreme court beckons for patriotic faces to replace the soul-dead ghouls who’ve defiled the court for so long

    the Iran ruse is just a way to undo any and all Obama accomplishments, while forcing the corrupt Senate to show their feculent hand to the American voter. It’s really quite genius. He didn’t tear up the treaty, he only forced John McCain to prove that he’s been a traitor all along, so the American people can all praise and sing songs once that loathsome toad is finally maggot food

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  57. @KA
    Reagan didn't undo Arab Israel Camp David Peace Treaty He didn't keep the Israeli side and undo the Egyptian side of the American obligation . He kept both.

    Trump is dangerous malevolent anti-American and anti- anything that hurts his ego or pocket . He has malcontent displaced sycophants as inner circle supporters who want a piece in the pie denied to them by the establishment .

    Here is a quote from antiwar -"In other words, it’s all about the war that Trump and his still-loyal lieutenant Steve Bannon, assisted by UN ambassador Nikki Haley, have declared on the “deep state.”

    Also, Trump and Bannon aren’t really interested in draining the foreign policy swamp in DC. They simply want to install their own cronies who will ensure that war and globalization benefit them rather than Kissinger and his ilk. It’s a shell game designed to fool Trump’s base, but the rest of the world has kept its eye on the ball.” http://original.antiwar.com/feffer/2017/10/13/trump-signaling-unprecedented-right-turn-foreign-policy/

    This war between elites have been predicted by a CT professor in an article in 2016 , to get more serious and dangerous by 2020 . The fights among elites are not new but another pathway an empire takes additionally to the final fate of the destruction from within

    One writer (can’t remember who it was) stated shortly after the election that rather than destroying the Establishment, Trump’s real intention is to transfer ownership of the Establishment (along with it’s benefits) from one group of insiders to another. About 3 years from now (if he last that long) Trump will again promise to drain the swamp and transfer control of the US government back to the people. The really sad part is that due to their profound ignorance, large numbers of Americans will again fall for the same song and dance.

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    No the really sad part is that we had to elect Trump because there was no other alternative. The government hasn't listened to the majority of the people for at least 50 years now.

    Please with all your genius tell us what are we supposed to do?
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  58. @German_reader

    While Polands stance on immigration, and trying to hold on to old values is good,
    problem is depending on US too much
     
    Yes, that's a problem, and I think Polish national conservatives are somewhat in denial about what the modern US stands for...the "values" pushed by the US establishment today are incompatible with the Polish right's vision for Poland (e.g. conservative values in sexual morality - no homo-lobbyism and transgender nonsense -, strong public role of Catholicism, restrictive and selective immigration policies that keep out Muslims).
    I can understand to some degree why the Polish right is so pro-US, given history and apprehensions about Germany and Russia, but they should at least be aware that alliance with the US could have a rather pernicious influence on Poland itself.

    Not sure what the percentage, but large number of Jews are Polish citizens. Meaning it would be rather strange if Poland’s foreign policy decisions were to differ drastically from that of Israel and the US.

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    Poland (at least the current government)
    has alliance with Neocons, Zionists, and Conservative Catholic Church factions.

    Visegrad group tends to support Israel more than the rest of EU. (the leaders).

    In Israel there are ~200,000 Polish Jews.
    Close to ~1,000,000 Russian Jews.

    USA is vast majoritty Askhenazi (European and Semitic)
    Israel is mixture of Askhenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi.
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  59. MarkinLA says:
    @Carroll Price
    One writer (can't remember who it was) stated shortly after the election that rather than destroying the Establishment, Trump's real intention is to transfer ownership of the Establishment (along with it's benefits) from one group of insiders to another. About 3 years from now (if he last that long) Trump will again promise to drain the swamp and transfer control of the US government back to the people. The really sad part is that due to their profound ignorance, large numbers of Americans will again fall for the same song and dance.

    No the really sad part is that we had to elect Trump because there was no other alternative. The government hasn’t listened to the majority of the people for at least 50 years now.

    Please with all your genius tell us what are we supposed to do?

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    Don't vote for either candidate. Why legitimize a rigged system by continuing to participate in it?
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  60. @MarkinLA
    No the really sad part is that we had to elect Trump because there was no other alternative. The government hasn't listened to the majority of the people for at least 50 years now.

    Please with all your genius tell us what are we supposed to do?

    Don’t vote for either candidate. Why legitimize a rigged system by continuing to participate in it?

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  61. utu says:
    @polskijoe
    All I can say is that whenever any nation in most of Europe tries to improve relations
    Russia, some events happen to stop it.

    If you understand covert politics its easy to understand who is behind it.

    All I can say is that whenever any nation in most of Europe tries to improve relations
    Russia, some events happen to stop it.

    Above I have mentioned Smolensk 2010 I do not think it was even about Poland. Poland was used and Poland president was just a prop. He was not even a target. He was a patsy victim. Death of him in itself meant nothing. But he was important enough as the head of one of Nato states that his death on Russia’s territory was supposed to turn Russia into an outlaw pariah state and nix the reset. If anything this event was directed against America or more precisely Obama’s administration to stop it from normalizing relations with Russia. 3-4 days after the event Western Europe became a no fly zone ostensively because of the Icelandic volcano, however I think this was the time period when the US and Russia where trying to decide what to do and apparently Russia was successful convincing the West it was not responsible for the catastrophe probably showing the evidence who was the real culprit. So it was decided that officially it was the accident and the reset would be continued.

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  62. polskijoe says:
    @Carroll Price
    Not sure what the percentage, but large number of Jews are Polish citizens. Meaning it would be rather strange if Poland's foreign policy decisions were to differ drastically from that of Israel and the US.

    Poland (at least the current government)
    has alliance with Neocons, Zionists, and Conservative Catholic Church factions.

    Visegrad group tends to support Israel more than the rest of EU. (the leaders).

    In Israel there are ~200,000 Polish Jews.
    Close to ~1,000,000 Russian Jews.

    USA is vast majoritty Askhenazi (European and Semitic)
    Israel is mixture of Askhenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi.

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