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As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples.

Though bracing, President Trump’s inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism of inaugurals that are forgotten within a fortnight of the president being sworn in.

Trump’s inaugural was Jacksonian.

He was speaking to and for the forgotten Americans whose hopes he embodies, pledging to be their champion against those who abandon them in pursuit of higher, grander, nobler causes. Declared Trump:

“For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed.”

Is this not true? American wages have stagnated as scores of thousands of factories were shut down or shipped abroad. Five of the six wealthiest counties in the U.S. today, measured by median household income, are the suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Inaugurals should lift us up, wailed the media, this was “dark.”

And Trump did paint a grim picture — of “mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash but which leaves our … students deprived of all knowledge, and the crime and the gangs and the drugs…”

But is this not also a reality of America 2017?

Indeed, it carries echoes of FDR’s second inaugural: “I see one-third of a nation ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. … The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Some of the recoil to Trump’s speech is surely traceable to an awareness by those covering and commenting upon it — that this was a searing indictment of them and their own ruling class.

With America’s political elite sitting behind him, Trump accused them of enriching “foreign industry,” not ours, of subsidizing other countries’ armies but neglecting our own, of defending other nation’s borders while leaving America’s borders unprotected.

Then, in the line that will give his address its name in history, he declared: “From this day forward it’s going to be only America First.”

Prediction: Trump’s “America First” inaugural will be recalled as the most controversial, but will be among the most remembered.

What did Trump mean by “America First”?

“Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”

What does it mean for the world?

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“We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of other nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.”

Denounced as isolationism, this is in an old and great tradition.

Ronald Reagan talked of America being a “shining city on a hill” for other nations to emulate.

John Quincy Adams declared:

“Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled there will America’s hearts, her benedictions, and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher of the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.”

When the Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth came to America seeking aid for the revolution of 1848, Henry Clay told him:

“Far better is it for ourselves, for Hungary, and for the cause of liberty, that … avoiding the distant wars of Europe, we should keep our lamp burning brightly on the western shore, as a light to all nations, than to hazard its utter extinction among the ruins of fallen or falling republics in Europe.”

The charge of “isolationist” was thrown in the face of Clay. But he prevailed, and America stayed out of Europe’s wars until 1917 when Woodrow Wilson, fatefully, plunged us in.

In 1936, FDR said, “We shun political commitments which might entangle us in foreign wars. … We are not isolationists except insofar as we seek to isolate ourselves completely from war. … I hate war.”

What Trump was saying in his inaugural is that we will offer our free and independent republic as an example to other nations, but it is not our providential mission to reshape the world in our own image.

“We will reinforce old alliances” that are in our interests, Trump declared. But we are approaching the end of an era where we fought other nations’ wars and paid other nations’ bills.

We will no longer bleed and bankrupt our country for the benefit of others. Henceforth, America will be of, by, and for Americans.

Is that not what the nation voted for?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

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  1. We will no longer bleed and bankrupt our country for the benefit of others. Henceforth, America will be of, by, and for Americans.

    I hope he means it, but I confess to some skepticism given his continued deference to Israel, the biggest beneficiary of our largesse and the reason behind so many of our wars, and even the destruction of the twin towers, according to Bin Laden (who probably had nothing to do with their collapse).

    It will be difficult to make significant changes to our domestic policies without a wholesale change to our foreign policy. Putting America first means not putting Israel first, and it can only happen if he manages to displace all the Israel-firsters from their perches of power. The many trillions spent on wars for Israel and the neocons could have added substantially to our prosperity, and the bleeding has yet to be stemmed. A great place to start would be to withdraw from all our wars and stop aid to all foreign nations, starting with Israel.

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    Israeli immigration laws specify Jews Only, while those same Jews demand mass 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.
    , @Chu
    Israel is a huge welfare program. Don't expect them to ever pay us back.
    That is a one way relationship. The biggest parasite in the swamp, really.

    If America is first in this administration, let's pray that Israeli is not
    numero dos. Trump will look like a massive stooge with all his campaign talk.

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  2. MEexpert says:

    “From this day forward it’s going to be only America First.”

    We will no longer bleed and bankrupt our country for the benefit of others. Henceforth, America will be of, by, and for Americans.

    As proof of this statement one of the first actions taken by the President was to announce the relocation of US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It’s consequences will be dangerous for the American people worldwide and will serve as recruitment tools for ISIS. But of course he also pledged to root out the Islamic radicalism throughout the world. So much for no more wars and bleeding of the country. It is a well known fact that these wars are for the benefit of Israel and maintaining her supremacy in the Middle East. Which means that the billions of dollars in handout to Israel will also continue to bankrupt our country.

    Fine words indeed but they were just words.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    Fine words indeed but they were just words.
     
    Yup.

    It's well known that people in power say one thing in public and something else behind closed doors. Bush's compassionate conservatism and Obomba's hope and change are two obvious examples.

    It's pretty sad when even someone as sharp as PB falls for the rhetoric.

    Where do people get their faith?
  3. Realist says:

    “Is that not what the nation voted for?”

    Yes, but barely. A stupid, lying, corrupt asshole like Hillary almost won.

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    Which is why the divisions will not be healed by politics but (eventually) by war (hot or cold.)

    That which cannot be sustained, will not be sustained. The last 50 years were a lurch into a "Madness of the Many," a folie a plusiers.

    Those now dependent on it, from Latrina and her 5 brats by 5 men to surgeons working at your local hospital, America is addicted to unsustainable processes.

    As this rolls over, everyone will go to war with everyone else in a desperate plan to keep their looting in place. It won't work.

    Trump is but a transition figure. What's coming will make today's dust-ups look tiny.
  4. Oded Yinon will not be pleased about this! Who does this Donald chappie think runs America?

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  5. JD says:

    Too bad Clay and FDR were liars in that regard, as their quotes are good ones. But they do not match their actions. FDR especially agitated incessantly to bring us to war, knowing quite well that the American people did not want it.

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    • Agree: Old fogey
    • Replies: @anon
    The full duplicity and double-dealing of FDR has never been made common knowledge in America. FDR was a terrible president.
  6. mtn cur says:

    Unless USA citizens turn off the games and movies, no president can redeem the work of post literate, infantile, consumerist society. Trump is aware that many of his supporters devoutly believe that they can buy their way into heaven by sending money to a distinctly non-Christian nation. We should at least charge interest on loans like their rich jewish uncles would.

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  7. @Realist
    "Is that not what the nation voted for?"

    Yes, but barely. A stupid, lying, corrupt asshole like Hillary almost won.

    Which is why the divisions will not be healed by politics but (eventually) by war (hot or cold.)

    That which cannot be sustained, will not be sustained. The last 50 years were a lurch into a “Madness of the Many,” a folie a plusiers.

    Those now dependent on it, from Latrina and her 5 brats by 5 men to surgeons working at your local hospital, America is addicted to unsustainable processes.

    As this rolls over, everyone will go to war with everyone else in a desperate plan to keep their looting in place. It won’t work.

    Trump is but a transition figure. What’s coming will make today’s dust-ups look tiny.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "As this rolls over, everyone will go to war with everyone else in a desperate plan to keep their looting in place. It won’t work. Trump is but a transition figure. What’s coming will make today’s dust-ups look tiny."

    No, this impending race civil war, this gloom and doom scenario is limp porn material. That is what you peddle constantly. Low T southron radical whites and their cousins suddenly emerging like the Hulk from their slumber, chomping at the bit to disembowel men, women, AND children they oppose? Will YOUR children be on these front lines with pikes and nooses in tow, or safely in the confines of your redoubt, yelling and screaming for everyone else to "sic 'em"?
  8. “We are two nations now, two peoples.”

    Those who care enough about their fellow man to turn them into government property and those who don’t.

    Nature doesn’t allow much freedom in its social animals.

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  9. anon says: • Disclaimer

    That is precisely what the nation voted for, indeed. Whether he is able to implement these policies by surrounding himself with likudnicks and billionaires is yet to be determined. Wishing him success, but not optimistic, as his neo-conservative opponents, Bill Kristol et al. are diabolical and deadly.

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  10. Corvinus says:
    @dc.sunsets
    Which is why the divisions will not be healed by politics but (eventually) by war (hot or cold.)

    That which cannot be sustained, will not be sustained. The last 50 years were a lurch into a "Madness of the Many," a folie a plusiers.

    Those now dependent on it, from Latrina and her 5 brats by 5 men to surgeons working at your local hospital, America is addicted to unsustainable processes.

    As this rolls over, everyone will go to war with everyone else in a desperate plan to keep their looting in place. It won't work.

    Trump is but a transition figure. What's coming will make today's dust-ups look tiny.

    “As this rolls over, everyone will go to war with everyone else in a desperate plan to keep their looting in place. It won’t work. Trump is but a transition figure. What’s coming will make today’s dust-ups look tiny.”

    No, this impending race civil war, this gloom and doom scenario is limp porn material. That is what you peddle constantly. Low T southron radical whites and their cousins suddenly emerging like the Hulk from their slumber, chomping at the bit to disembowel men, women, AND children they oppose? Will YOUR children be on these front lines with pikes and nooses in tow, or safely in the confines of your redoubt, yelling and screaming for everyone else to “sic ‘em”?

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    You really have no clue how human social behavior works.
  11. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @JD
    Too bad Clay and FDR were liars in that regard, as their quotes are good ones. But they do not match their actions. FDR especially agitated incessantly to bring us to war, knowing quite well that the American people did not want it.

    The full duplicity and double-dealing of FDR has never been made common knowledge in America. FDR was a terrible president.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    Indeed, the left's favorite, FDR, put Japanese-Americans into forced labor concentration camps.

    FDR even coerced South America into shipping their 'Japs' to the US for forced labor concentration camp confinement.

  12. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    A re-definition of what is American would be in place then. For instance, the US embassies abroad have been used as active interlopers for the IMF and other institutions. Is that in America’s interests? Same with multinationals.

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  13. To paraphrase Voltaire, ” see who is the first to deliver the prayers at an inauguration especially if his religion represents less than 5% of the population and is tied to their politics, and comes from a center of tolerance that is very intolerant to see who rules over you”.

    Some things hide in plain sight.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    Some things hide in plain sight.
     
    Some things even manage to hide when they're in our faces 24/7!

    Amazing, isn't it?
  14. mtn cur says:

    That the election of Trump was a vote for “none of the above,” lends a misleading semblance of sanity to an OCD electorate that derives its beliefs on science, politics and religion by disagreeing with other post literate morons. That Trump appears rational and well informed when compared with the whores and warlocks who control the military banking complex is a sad measure of how much trouble we are in. Trump is a braying jackass, but unlike Osambo/Billary, at least he knows not to fantasize that he is wiser than Jefferson, Franklin, Hancock and the Adams Family. I am not confident of the results, and so I purchased a dozen plus pounds of SS109 and a” touch em in the dark” scope a few days prior to the In Hog Orations.

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  15. @Corvinus
    "As this rolls over, everyone will go to war with everyone else in a desperate plan to keep their looting in place. It won’t work. Trump is but a transition figure. What’s coming will make today’s dust-ups look tiny."

    No, this impending race civil war, this gloom and doom scenario is limp porn material. That is what you peddle constantly. Low T southron radical whites and their cousins suddenly emerging like the Hulk from their slumber, chomping at the bit to disembowel men, women, AND children they oppose? Will YOUR children be on these front lines with pikes and nooses in tow, or safely in the confines of your redoubt, yelling and screaming for everyone else to "sic 'em"?

    You really have no clue how human social behavior works.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "You really have no clue how human social behavior works."

    The problem is that square pegging the events which happened in Yugoslavia between the Serbs and Croats into the round holes the rivalries between white vs. black, liberal vs. conservative, and Yankee vs. Southron. You assume that if and when the financial shit hits the fan, millions of white people will magically rise up to arms, united by their race, and gut non-whites to shreds and their white supporters.

    Millennials between ages 18 and 34 make up 27 percent of the total minority population, 38 percent of voting age minorities, and a whopping 43 percent of primary working age minorities, with millennials being 56 percent white and nearly 30 percent “new minorities” (Hispanics, Asians and those identifying as two or more races). You honestly expect this group in particular to get the courage to whimsically slit throats in the throes of an economic catastrophe?

    Surely you jest. The elites have contingency plans.
  16. Wally says: • Website
    @anon
    The full duplicity and double-dealing of FDR has never been made common knowledge in America. FDR was a terrible president.

    Indeed, the left’s favorite, FDR, put Japanese-Americans into forced labor concentration camps.

    FDR even coerced South America into shipping their ‘Japs’ to the US for forced labor concentration camp confinement.

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  17. Wally says: • Website
    @Cloak And Dagger

    We will no longer bleed and bankrupt our country for the benefit of others. Henceforth, America will be of, by, and for Americans.
     
    I hope he means it, but I confess to some skepticism given his continued deference to Israel, the biggest beneficiary of our largesse and the reason behind so many of our wars, and even the destruction of the twin towers, according to Bin Laden (who probably had nothing to do with their collapse).

    It will be difficult to make significant changes to our domestic policies without a wholesale change to our foreign policy. Putting America first means not putting Israel first, and it can only happen if he manages to displace all the Israel-firsters from their perches of power. The many trillions spent on wars for Israel and the neocons could have added substantially to our prosperity, and the bleeding has yet to be stemmed. A great place to start would be to withdraw from all our wars and stop aid to all foreign nations, starting with Israel.

    Israeli immigration laws specify Jews Only, while those same Jews demand mass 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

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    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
    Indeed, and that very argument has rendered several zionists mute when posed that question, such as that Rabbi clamoring for immigration in the US:

    http://forward.com/news/356336/alt-right-leader-ties-white-supremacy-to-zionism-leaves-rabbi-speechless/


    During a question-and-answer session, Texas A&M Hillel’s Rabbi Matt Rosenberg stood and invited the white nationalist to join him in Torah study. Rosenberg’s invitation, and Spencer’s response, were captured on video by The Eagle, the Texas A&M student paper, and viewed widely on Twitter.

    “My tradition teaches a message of radical inclusion and love,” Rosenberg said. “Will you sit town and learn Torah with me, and learn love?”

    Spencer declined the invitation, but used it as an opportunity to suggest that the objectives of Zionism and Jewish continuity were close to his own goals for white people.

    “Do you really want radical inclusion into the State of Israel?” Spencer said. “And by that I mean radical inclusion. Maybe all of the Middle East could go move in to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Would you really want that?”


     

  18. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Which of these Jews do this? Do you have names of specific Jews vocally supporting Israeli immigration laws and also third-world immigration to the west?

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  19. @Wally
    Israeli immigration laws specify Jews Only, while those same Jews demand mass 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    Indeed, and that very argument has rendered several zionists mute when posed that question, such as that Rabbi clamoring for immigration in the US:

    http://forward.com/news/356336/alt-right-leader-ties-white-supremacy-to-zionism-leaves-rabbi-speechless/

    During a question-and-answer session, Texas A&M Hillel’s Rabbi Matt Rosenberg stood and invited the white nationalist to join him in Torah study. Rosenberg’s invitation, and Spencer’s response, were captured on video by The Eagle, the Texas A&M student paper, and viewed widely on Twitter.

    “My tradition teaches a message of radical inclusion and love,” Rosenberg said. “Will you sit town and learn Torah with me, and learn love?”

    Spencer declined the invitation, but used it as an opportunity to suggest that the objectives of Zionism and Jewish continuity were close to his own goals for white people.

    “Do you really want radical inclusion into the State of Israel?” Spencer said. “And by that I mean radical inclusion. Maybe all of the Middle East could go move in to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Would you really want that?”

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  20. Corvinus says:
    @dc.sunsets
    You really have no clue how human social behavior works.

    “You really have no clue how human social behavior works.”

    The problem is that square pegging the events which happened in Yugoslavia between the Serbs and Croats into the round holes the rivalries between white vs. black, liberal vs. conservative, and Yankee vs. Southron. You assume that if and when the financial shit hits the fan, millions of white people will magically rise up to arms, united by their race, and gut non-whites to shreds and their white supporters.

    Millennials between ages 18 and 34 make up 27 percent of the total minority population, 38 percent of voting age minorities, and a whopping 43 percent of primary working age minorities, with millennials being 56 percent white and nearly 30 percent “new minorities” (Hispanics, Asians and those identifying as two or more races). You honestly expect this group in particular to get the courage to whimsically slit throats in the throes of an economic catastrophe?

    Surely you jest. The elites have contingency plans.

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    Sweetheart, baby, when you can explain to me why the NYC Blackout in 1977 resulted in looting, murder, riots, etc. while the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 resulted in spontaneous cookouts, distribution of free ice cream and camaraderie, then you'll be old enough for this discussion.

    Until then, go read a romance novel.
  21. Chu says:
    @Cloak And Dagger

    We will no longer bleed and bankrupt our country for the benefit of others. Henceforth, America will be of, by, and for Americans.
     
    I hope he means it, but I confess to some skepticism given his continued deference to Israel, the biggest beneficiary of our largesse and the reason behind so many of our wars, and even the destruction of the twin towers, according to Bin Laden (who probably had nothing to do with their collapse).

    It will be difficult to make significant changes to our domestic policies without a wholesale change to our foreign policy. Putting America first means not putting Israel first, and it can only happen if he manages to displace all the Israel-firsters from their perches of power. The many trillions spent on wars for Israel and the neocons could have added substantially to our prosperity, and the bleeding has yet to be stemmed. A great place to start would be to withdraw from all our wars and stop aid to all foreign nations, starting with Israel.

    Israel is a huge welfare program. Don’t expect them to ever pay us back.
    That is a one way relationship. The biggest parasite in the swamp, really.

    If America is first in this administration, let’s pray that Israeli is not
    numero dos. Trump will look like a massive stooge with all his campaign talk.

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    • Replies: @Cloak And Dagger
    @Chu

    Indeed. At this point, I just want the bleeding to stop, even if we never get back all that we have spent on Israel. I just can't figure out Trump's protestations of love for Israel. I discounted it during the elections because all politicians have to declare their fealty to that shitty little country, or they don't get elected. But he no longer needs to do that, or does he? His beloved daughter converting to Judaism and marrying a Zionist are causes for concern. Some of his cabinet choices are also troubling.

    As I have said before, his ego won't allow him to fail in keeping his campaign promises. I just don't see how he will be able to that with the anchor of Israel around his neck.

    In other news, Trump seems to be keeping his campaign promises:

    President Donald Trump has signed orders to step up immigration enforcement and secure the US border, beginning with building a border wall with Mexico he promised during the campaign. Jurisdictions that harbor illegal immigrants may lose federal funding.
    The first executive order will order the building of “a large physical barrier on the southern border,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday. It will also provide the Department of Homeland Security agents “tools and resources to stop illegal immigration from entering the US.”

    The second order aims to empower Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and “strip federal grant money from sanctuary cities and states that harbor illegal immigrants,” according to Spicer.

    Federal agencies will “unapologetically enforce the law, no ifs ands or buts,” said the White House spokesman.
     
    https://www.rt.com/usa/375075-trump-immigration-law-borders/
    , @dc.sunsets

    The biggest parasite in the swamp, really.
     
    That swamp is chuck full of elephantine parasites.

    The USA outspends most of the rest of the world combined on Medical Services and Military stuff, nearly 100% of it paid for out of the US Treasury, a vast amount of that just going on the National Mastercard.

    How much of medical spending, for instance, is either just as much of a black hole as is Israel, or outright harmful (as in making people even sicker?) How many weapons systems are just boondoggle-welfare for the Upper Middle Class who works for or owns stock in those firms?

    Whose job would remain tomorrow if Uncle Sammy's Mastercard was declined today? Doesn't that metric define who is parasitizing whom?

    The last 60 years witnessed EVERYONE becoming both parasite and host, with winners and losers defined by the relative percentages of each, that's all. I can't wait to see how this all sorts out when this fantasy-land of borrowing-for-prosperity evaporates.
  22. @Chu
    Israel is a huge welfare program. Don't expect them to ever pay us back.
    That is a one way relationship. The biggest parasite in the swamp, really.

    If America is first in this administration, let's pray that Israeli is not
    numero dos. Trump will look like a massive stooge with all his campaign talk.

    Indeed. At this point, I just want the bleeding to stop, even if we never get back all that we have spent on Israel. I just can’t figure out Trump’s protestations of love for Israel. I discounted it during the elections because all politicians have to declare their fealty to that shitty little country, or they don’t get elected. But he no longer needs to do that, or does he? His beloved daughter converting to Judaism and marrying a Zionist are causes for concern. Some of his cabinet choices are also troubling.

    As I have said before, his ego won’t allow him to fail in keeping his campaign promises. I just don’t see how he will be able to that with the anchor of Israel around his neck.

    In other news, Trump seems to be keeping his campaign promises:

    President Donald Trump has signed orders to step up immigration enforcement and secure the US border, beginning with building a border wall with Mexico he promised during the campaign. Jurisdictions that harbor illegal immigrants may lose federal funding.
    The first executive order will order the building of “a large physical barrier on the southern border,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday. It will also provide the Department of Homeland Security agents “tools and resources to stop illegal immigration from entering the US.”

    The second order aims to empower Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and “strip federal grant money from sanctuary cities and states that harbor illegal immigrants,” according to Spicer.

    Federal agencies will “unapologetically enforce the law, no ifs ands or buts,” said the White House spokesman.

    https://www.rt.com/usa/375075-trump-immigration-law-borders/

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    Gonna have to wait and see, as his obvious intention is to be cagey. But i think he'll probably support Israel and be their ally, even though they are an extraordinary mooch for the US. And, Israel is the Congress's pet project, and they'll flip out with support from the media if he ever touched Israel as a political issue, even though it's a global criminal racket.

    Perhaps Trump will find a conflict with Netanyahu and tell them the gravy train is over. The way Israel sponges from the world is incredible-

    But watch Trump's interview with David Muir from last night. If you thought Hillary was a dud...it was as if he were pretending that he was presidential! I don't have any faith until I see some results. Let's give it a year or two...
  23. @MEexpert

    “From this day forward it’s going to be only America First.”
     

    We will no longer bleed and bankrupt our country for the benefit of others. Henceforth, America will be of, by, and for Americans.
     
    As proof of this statement one of the first actions taken by the President was to announce the relocation of US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. It's consequences will be dangerous for the American people worldwide and will serve as recruitment tools for ISIS. But of course he also pledged to root out the Islamic radicalism throughout the world. So much for no more wars and bleeding of the country. It is a well known fact that these wars are for the benefit of Israel and maintaining her supremacy in the Middle East. Which means that the billions of dollars in handout to Israel will also continue to bankrupt our country.

    Fine words indeed but they were just words.

    Fine words indeed but they were just words.

    Yup.

    It’s well known that people in power say one thing in public and something else behind closed doors. Bush’s compassionate conservatism and Obomba’s hope and change are two obvious examples.

    It’s pretty sad when even someone as sharp as PB falls for the rhetoric.

    Where do people get their faith?

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  24. @Timur The Lame
    To paraphrase Voltaire, " see who is the first to deliver the prayers at an inauguration especially if his religion represents less than 5% of the population and is tied to their politics, and comes from a center of tolerance that is very intolerant to see who rules over you".

    Some things hide in plain sight.

    Some things hide in plain sight.

    Some things even manage to hide when they’re in our faces 24/7!

    Amazing, isn’t it?

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  25. @Corvinus
    "You really have no clue how human social behavior works."

    The problem is that square pegging the events which happened in Yugoslavia between the Serbs and Croats into the round holes the rivalries between white vs. black, liberal vs. conservative, and Yankee vs. Southron. You assume that if and when the financial shit hits the fan, millions of white people will magically rise up to arms, united by their race, and gut non-whites to shreds and their white supporters.

    Millennials between ages 18 and 34 make up 27 percent of the total minority population, 38 percent of voting age minorities, and a whopping 43 percent of primary working age minorities, with millennials being 56 percent white and nearly 30 percent “new minorities” (Hispanics, Asians and those identifying as two or more races). You honestly expect this group in particular to get the courage to whimsically slit throats in the throes of an economic catastrophe?

    Surely you jest. The elites have contingency plans.

    Sweetheart, baby, when you can explain to me why the NYC Blackout in 1977 resulted in looting, murder, riots, etc. while the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 resulted in spontaneous cookouts, distribution of free ice cream and camaraderie, then you’ll be old enough for this discussion.

    Until then, go read a romance novel.

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    "Sweetheart, baby, when you can explain to me why the NYC Blackout in 1977 resulted in looting, murder, riots, etc. while the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 resulted in spontaneous cookouts, distribution of free ice cream and camaraderie, then you’ll be old enough for this discussion."

    False equivalency. One was a local event, the other was a regional event. Moreover, NYC was enduring a severe financial crisis, the Son of Sam murder spree was at its height, and the prolonged heat wave were significant factors for the uptick in violence. It is other than surprising that criminal elements would take advantage of this situation. Furthermore, here are some of the looters. Scroll down to the A & P supermarket photograph in particular. Even an white old man got in on the action!

    http://mashable.com/2015/11/02/nyc-blackout/
  26. @Chu
    Israel is a huge welfare program. Don't expect them to ever pay us back.
    That is a one way relationship. The biggest parasite in the swamp, really.

    If America is first in this administration, let's pray that Israeli is not
    numero dos. Trump will look like a massive stooge with all his campaign talk.

    The biggest parasite in the swamp, really.

    That swamp is chuck full of elephantine parasites.

    The USA outspends most of the rest of the world combined on Medical Services and Military stuff, nearly 100% of it paid for out of the US Treasury, a vast amount of that just going on the National Mastercard.

    How much of medical spending, for instance, is either just as much of a black hole as is Israel, or outright harmful (as in making people even sicker?) How many weapons systems are just boondoggle-welfare for the Upper Middle Class who works for or owns stock in those firms?

    Whose job would remain tomorrow if Uncle Sammy’s Mastercard was declined today? Doesn’t that metric define who is parasitizing whom?

    The last 60 years witnessed EVERYONE becoming both parasite and host, with winners and losers defined by the relative percentages of each, that’s all. I can’t wait to see how this all sorts out when this fantasy-land of borrowing-for-prosperity evaporates.

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  27. Chu says:
    @Cloak And Dagger
    @Chu

    Indeed. At this point, I just want the bleeding to stop, even if we never get back all that we have spent on Israel. I just can't figure out Trump's protestations of love for Israel. I discounted it during the elections because all politicians have to declare their fealty to that shitty little country, or they don't get elected. But he no longer needs to do that, or does he? His beloved daughter converting to Judaism and marrying a Zionist are causes for concern. Some of his cabinet choices are also troubling.

    As I have said before, his ego won't allow him to fail in keeping his campaign promises. I just don't see how he will be able to that with the anchor of Israel around his neck.

    In other news, Trump seems to be keeping his campaign promises:

    President Donald Trump has signed orders to step up immigration enforcement and secure the US border, beginning with building a border wall with Mexico he promised during the campaign. Jurisdictions that harbor illegal immigrants may lose federal funding.
    The first executive order will order the building of “a large physical barrier on the southern border,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday. It will also provide the Department of Homeland Security agents “tools and resources to stop illegal immigration from entering the US.”

    The second order aims to empower Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and “strip federal grant money from sanctuary cities and states that harbor illegal immigrants,” according to Spicer.

    Federal agencies will “unapologetically enforce the law, no ifs ands or buts,” said the White House spokesman.
     
    https://www.rt.com/usa/375075-trump-immigration-law-borders/

    Gonna have to wait and see, as his obvious intention is to be cagey. But i think he’ll probably support Israel and be their ally, even though they are an extraordinary mooch for the US. And, Israel is the Congress’s pet project, and they’ll flip out with support from the media if he ever touched Israel as a political issue, even though it’s a global criminal racket.

    Perhaps Trump will find a conflict with Netanyahu and tell them the gravy train is over. The way Israel sponges from the world is incredible-

    But watch Trump’s interview with David Muir from last night. If you thought Hillary was a dud…it was as if he were pretending that he was presidential! I don’t have any faith until I see some results. Let’s give it a year or two…

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  28. Corvinus says:
    @dc.sunsets
    Sweetheart, baby, when you can explain to me why the NYC Blackout in 1977 resulted in looting, murder, riots, etc. while the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 resulted in spontaneous cookouts, distribution of free ice cream and camaraderie, then you'll be old enough for this discussion.

    Until then, go read a romance novel.

    “Sweetheart, baby, when you can explain to me why the NYC Blackout in 1977 resulted in looting, murder, riots, etc. while the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 resulted in spontaneous cookouts, distribution of free ice cream and camaraderie, then you’ll be old enough for this discussion.”

    False equivalency. One was a local event, the other was a regional event. Moreover, NYC was enduring a severe financial crisis, the Son of Sam murder spree was at its height, and the prolonged heat wave were significant factors for the uptick in violence. It is other than surprising that criminal elements would take advantage of this situation. Furthermore, here are some of the looters. Scroll down to the A & P supermarket photograph in particular. Even an white old man got in on the action!

    http://mashable.com/2015/11/02/nyc-blackout/

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    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
    Corvinus, you're missing my point; your citing NYC's other simultaneous woes is actually hilarious, kind of like stepping on the Easter Eggs during the hunt.

    As I said, you're still too short for this ride.

    PS: You can post photos of white murderers and rapists, too, but that doesn't change the relative risk of being murdered or raped by blacks vs. by whites. Next time there's a whites-dominant chimp-out be sure to phone me; I love man-bites-dog stories. I'm afraid I'm a bit too "spergy" to find debating you productive or enjoyable.

  29. @Corvinus
    "Sweetheart, baby, when you can explain to me why the NYC Blackout in 1977 resulted in looting, murder, riots, etc. while the Great Northeast Blackout of 2003 resulted in spontaneous cookouts, distribution of free ice cream and camaraderie, then you’ll be old enough for this discussion."

    False equivalency. One was a local event, the other was a regional event. Moreover, NYC was enduring a severe financial crisis, the Son of Sam murder spree was at its height, and the prolonged heat wave were significant factors for the uptick in violence. It is other than surprising that criminal elements would take advantage of this situation. Furthermore, here are some of the looters. Scroll down to the A & P supermarket photograph in particular. Even an white old man got in on the action!

    http://mashable.com/2015/11/02/nyc-blackout/

    Corvinus, you’re missing my point; your citing NYC’s other simultaneous woes is actually hilarious, kind of like stepping on the Easter Eggs during the hunt.

    As I said, you’re still too short for this ride.

    PS: You can post photos of white murderers and rapists, too, but that doesn’t change the relative risk of being murdered or raped by blacks vs. by whites. Next time there’s a whites-dominant chimp-out be sure to phone me; I love man-bites-dog stories. I’m afraid I’m a bit too “spergy” to find debating you productive or enjoyable.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Corvinus, you’re missing my point..."

    I destroyed your point, now you are engaging in SJW shaming.

    All your lies are belong to us.
  30. @ Jaques Sheete,

    My ‘reply’ attempts via this website doesnt work so I will reply in the old fashioned way.

    I will go you one further. If the US government came out and said, “yes we whacked JFK, blew up the Murrah building and helped (or conducted) 911, and at the same time the Shoah business people came out and said ” well heh, heh we were kind of fibbing” in this day and age would it really matter?

    People (myself included) are so desensitized that it would be just another day in an increasingly insane world and the up and coming snowflakes are so robotically stupid that when on the odd moment that you might pry their eyes away from some screen they might dismiss your observations by some rote classification that would mean that you are a ‘hater’ with a dozen add-ons.

    They have weaponized the weak minded, primarily the women and the millennials. Look at the latest ‘Million Whore March’ or whatever they called it.

    Pussy hats! Talk about self respect. What if Hillary won? Would it be just as respectable for men to, say knit roosters on hats and march on Washington as ‘cockheads’? Too ridiculous to imagine but when the hags do so it is a beautiful expression of their dignity and power to oppose a duly elected president who had the so called misfortune of using the word “pussy” in a way that all normal men did and still do.

    My point is that I came to realize that insanity rules. No amount of analysis and logic will turn the tide henceforth. The best efforts of sites like UNZ.com will be viewed in the future by aliens as evidence that there was some sanity left before the second deluge.

    Cheers-

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    what is tragic is that the women on that march-of-the-pink-hatted-hags all have mothers. and fathers. neither of whom, apparently, imbued their daughters with a lick of self respect or dignity.

    what is even more tragic is that many of those undignified little girls were accompanied by cuckolded little men, evidencing even less of self respect and dignity. their parents, too, were AWOL.

    what is ironic -- and tragic -- is that likely as not, that couple, the self-debasing pink-hat and her cuckolded consort, have educations that, combined, cost 2000X their very hi combined IQs. Some of the USA's Brightest Young Leaders paraded on those streets in pink horned hats.
  31. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Timur The Lame
    @ Jaques Sheete,

    My 'reply' attempts via this website doesnt work so I will reply in the old fashioned way.

    I will go you one further. If the US government came out and said, "yes we whacked JFK, blew up the Murrah building and helped (or conducted) 911, and at the same time the Shoah business people came out and said " well heh, heh we were kind of fibbing" in this day and age would it really matter?

    People (myself included) are so desensitized that it would be just another day in an increasingly insane world and the up and coming snowflakes are so robotically stupid that when on the odd moment that you might pry their eyes away from some screen they might dismiss your observations by some rote classification that would mean that you are a 'hater' with a dozen add-ons.

    They have weaponized the weak minded, primarily the women and the millennials. Look at the latest 'Million Whore March' or whatever they called it.

    Pussy hats! Talk about self respect. What if Hillary won? Would it be just as respectable for men to, say knit roosters on hats and march on Washington as 'cockheads'? Too ridiculous to imagine but when the hags do so it is a beautiful expression of their dignity and power to oppose a duly elected president who had the so called misfortune of using the word "pussy" in a way that all normal men did and still do.

    My point is that I came to realize that insanity rules. No amount of analysis and logic will turn the tide henceforth. The best efforts of sites like UNZ.com will be viewed in the future by aliens as evidence that there was some sanity left before the second deluge.

    Cheers-

    what is tragic is that the women on that march-of-the-pink-hatted-hags all have mothers. and fathers. neither of whom, apparently, imbued their daughters with a lick of self respect or dignity.

    what is even more tragic is that many of those undignified little girls were accompanied by cuckolded little men, evidencing even less of self respect and dignity. their parents, too, were AWOL.

    what is ironic — and tragic — is that likely as not, that couple, the self-debasing pink-hat and her cuckolded consort, have educations that, combined, cost 2000X their very hi combined IQs. Some of the USA’s Brightest Young Leaders paraded on those streets in pink horned hats.

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  32. Corvinus says:
    @dc.sunsets
    Corvinus, you're missing my point; your citing NYC's other simultaneous woes is actually hilarious, kind of like stepping on the Easter Eggs during the hunt.

    As I said, you're still too short for this ride.

    PS: You can post photos of white murderers and rapists, too, but that doesn't change the relative risk of being murdered or raped by blacks vs. by whites. Next time there's a whites-dominant chimp-out be sure to phone me; I love man-bites-dog stories. I'm afraid I'm a bit too "spergy" to find debating you productive or enjoyable.

    “Corvinus, you’re missing my point…”

    I destroyed your point, now you are engaging in SJW shaming.

    All your lies are belong to us.

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    • Replies: @anon
    You didn't "destroy his point" at all. You just revealed yourself for a fool. You are a legend in your own mind sport.
  33. “what is tragic is that the women on that march-of-the-pink-hatted-hags all have mothers.”

    It’s too farcical to be tragic.

    Vito Corleone wouldn’t have raised girls like that.

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  34. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Corvinus
    "Corvinus, you’re missing my point..."

    I destroyed your point, now you are engaging in SJW shaming.

    All your lies are belong to us.

    You didn’t “destroy his point” at all. You just revealed yourself for a fool. You are a legend in your own mind sport.

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