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As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination.

Should the Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race.

But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two weeks, Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism.

Transnationalism and globalism are moribund.

First among the issues on which Trump has triumphed — “We will build the wall — and Mexico will pay for it!” — is border security.

Republican candidates who failed to parrot Trump on illegal immigration were among the first casualties.

For that is where America is, and that is where the West is.

Consider Europe. Four months ago, Angela Merkel was Time’s Person of the Year for throwing open the gates to the “huddled masses” of the Middle and Near East.

Merkel’s Germany is now leading the EU in amassing a huge bribe to the Turks to please take them back, and keep them away from the Greek islands that are now Islam’s Ellis Island into Europe.

Africa’s population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. With 60 percent of Africans now under 25 years of age, millions will find their way to the Med to cross to the Old Continent where Europeans are aging, shrinking and dying. Look for gunboats in the Med.

If immigration is the first issue where Trump connected with the people, the second is trade.

Republicans are at last learning that trade deficits do matter, that free trade is not free. The cost comes in dead factories, lost jobs, dying towns and the rising rage of an abandoned Middle America whose country this is and whose wages have stagnated for decades.

Economists who swoon over figures on consumption forget what America’s 19th-century meteoric rise to self-sufficiency teaches, and what all four presidents on Mount Rushmore understood.

Production comes before consumption. Who owns the orchard is more essential than who eats the apples. We have exported the economic independence that Hamilton taught was indispensable to our political independence. We have forgotten what made us great.

China, Japan, Germany — the second, third and fourth largest economies on earth — all owe their prosperity to trade surpluses run for decades at the expense of the Americans.

A third casualty of Trumpism is the post-Cold War foreign policy consensus among liberal interventionists and neoconservatives.

Trump subjects U.S. commitments to a cost-benefit analysis, as seen from the standpoint of cold national interest.

What do we get from continuing to carry the largest load of the defense of a rich Europe, against a Russia with one-fourth of Europe’s population?

How does Vladimir Putin, leader of a nation that in the last century lost its European and world empires and a third of its landmass, threaten us?

Why must we take the lead in confronting and containing Putin in Ukraine, Crimea and Georgia? No vital U.S. interest is imperiled there, and Russia’s ties there are older and deeper than ours to Puerto Rico.

Why is it the responsibility of the U.S. Pacific Fleet to defend the claims of Hanoi, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei, to rocks, reefs and islets in the South China Sea — against the claims of China?

American hawks talk of facing down Beijing in the South and East China Seas while U.S. companies import so much in Chinese-made goods they are fully subsidizing Beijing’s military budget.

Does this make sense?

Patriotism, preserving and protecting the unique character of our nation and people, economic nationalism, America First, staying out of other nation’s wars — these are as much the propellants of Trumpism as is the decline of the American working and middle class.

Trump’s presence in the race has produced the largest turnout ever in the primaries of either party. He has won the most votes, most delegates, most states. Wisconsin aside, he will likely come to Cleveland in that position.

If, through rules changes, subterfuge and faithless delegates, party elites swindle him out of the nomination, do they think that the millions who came out to vote for Trump will go home and say: We lost it fair and square?

Do they think they can then go back to open borders, amnesty, a path to citizenship, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and nation building?

Whatever happens to Trump, the country has spoken. And if the establishment refuses to heed its voice, and returns to the policies the people have repudiated, it should take heed of John F. Kennedy’s warning:

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”

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

Copyright 2016 Creators.com.

 
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  1. I’ve been writing the same ideas over and over again lately, but here is what I propose to do.

    First of all, I (and the millions of other voters like me) are going to destroy the GOP establishment for good and all. If they somehow collude to steal the nomination from Trump, then I’m going to A) Write in Trump’s name anyway when I vote for president, and B) Vote for every Democrat I can find on the down-ticket races. That way the GOP will get neither their nominee nor their deep bench. I’m taking the Samson option; I’m pulling the whole temple down around me. It’s either Trump or nothing. If the establishment wants to go to the mattresses, let’s go to the freaking mattresses.

    Second, if anyone other than Trump is elected president, I will not consider myself a subject of the government in Washington DC any longer. I will not be ruled by Hillary Clinton. That’s a promise not a prediction.

    Third, if Ted Cruz tries to disenfranchise voters by continuing to steal delegates, I’m going to petition for a class action lawsuit against him. Let the Canadian citizenship, the prostitutes, and the Goldman Sachs money all come out in the wash too.

    Fourth, I am never watching another cable news broadcast ever again nor will I visit any website managed by the same.

    I could go on, but you catch my drift. Something is definitely happening here and we’re just not going to live this way anymore.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Nancy
    , @Dave37
  2. Anonym says:

    Largely correct Pat, except that Trump has only been the catalyst. If the PC enforcers and corrupt politicians had not sold us down the river with immigration and to a lesser extent trade, none of these issues Trump is running on would have any currency.

    This current reaction we are seeing, catalyzed by Trump, is what the 1960s era liberal triumph and consolidation has wrought.

  3. Cagey Beast says: • Website

    Another thing Trump has changed about politics that cannot be put back is the way we all see the media. The mass media used to be able to make you or break you as a public figure and you had to just take it. The rest of us got to sit at home in front of the TV as voiceless spectators to it all but that was it for almost everyone but a handful of players. If the media script didn’t give you any lines then you got to be in the audience and that’s it. With the web that’s over and Trump is the first guy to really show it.

    As remarkable as it sounds, his existing TV fame and billions of dollars would still not have been enough on their own in the old media landscape. You the new outlets like Twitter, Trump is able to speak directly to the public, they can speak directly to him and they can discuss his campaign nationwide amongst themselves. This is liberating and empowering for all of us except the media and think-tank shakedown artists. That’s just too bad for them.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  4. TRUMP….HITLER

    a businessman….an artist
    enjoys a thick steak….salad and granola eater
    married a hot chick….used the farmer’s daughter as his concubine
    sired children….shot blanks
    never served….a war hero
    seems drug clean….a mad doper
    has terrible aesthetic taste in buildings…designed some pretty impressive stuff
    negotiates the deal….persuades by rhetorical dominance
    a so-so speaker….the greatest orator of the 20th century
    comes across as likeable….reserved and unknowable
    assertive….histrionic and hysterical
    views self as pragmatist….views self as inspired prophet and savior of his people

    So, just what is it that hysterical leftists see as the common ground between the two?

  5. The Donor Class (ruling class) and their larcenous, traitorous political establishment have lost a potent weapon in their war on the working classes. The corporate media have been neutered. This is good news.

    The opposition (resistance?) has emerged. Trump voters, white working class men, vilified by the blues and ignored by the reds during the last three administrations, are preparing to take matters into their own hands. This is more good news.

    Whatever happens going forward the Trump candidacy profoundly changed American politics and not just electoral politics. The Oligarchs are no longer unopposed. At long last, the working class is finding its identity and is pushing back.

    Thank you Mr. Trump for standing up for the people of this country. You will be remembered for your courage and your patriotism.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  6. Trump is not the catalyst.

    His campaign is a symptom that the Old Narrative (as pathological as any in history) is over. People whose families were in the USA 50 years ago or more have had enough of the Leftist CULT turning their neighborhoods into the slums surrounding Mexico City or into Mogadishu.

    Americans who have BEEN Americans for generations have seen their anger dammed by the Leftist CULT. That anger, held back by the dam of Cultural Marxism, has accumulated for 25 years in a reservoir broad and deep.

    The Leftist CULT’s double-down in the form of excusing inner-city black barbarism and promoting sexual deviancy up to the point of trying to normalize pedophilia (now that receptive anal intercourse is a marital sacrament) has added heat to the reservoir, and now that vast collective anger is turning into boiling rage and resentment.

    The Left CULT’s embrace of BLM is the last straw. It is a bitch-slap to the faces of every white male taxpayer (yes, the vast majority of those paying the damn taxes!!), it is a statement that if you are peaceful, quiet and play by the rules you are a slave, a fool and a chump, while if you live the thug life and threaten mob action at every turn, you too can get whatever it is you demand.

    Trump’s campaign is not a panacea. Too much damage has already been done. The CULT has had too much latitude to weaken too many essential institutions.

    Change by means of politics is already impossible. There is no “Trump Party,” his is a campaign of one, he is but a single man who has jumped in front of the parade as it assumes a new direction, leaving those who believed themselves its leaders wondering where their followers drifted off to.

    When stocks finally plunge and the Bond Ocean of IOU’s, grown to astronomical proportions these past decades, finally begins to evaporate its wealth in earnest, the people who actually make this country run will stop sitting still for their own disenfranchisement and destruction.

    What we see today with Trump’s campaign is but a fresh breeze. What follows will be a tornado.

    • Agree: Rurik
  7. @WorkingClass

    And who will run on the Trump Party Ticket for US Senate? The US House? Your state’s legislature?

    No. We’re not even close to the point where a political revolution could occur. We’re much closer to an economic cataclysm than we are a successful repudiation of the US/transnational oligarchy and their two-party Kabuki Theater.

    Trump shows no signs of yielding a clear, coherent party-level alternative to the cuckservative/donor-party apparatchiks ruling the USA and its vassals (the UK, Australia, the EU.)

    I don’t see any hope from the political process. I’m not even sure I see the USA emerging whole from the chaos I think is already baked into the cake.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  8. Rurik says:
    @Threecranes

    So, just what is it that hysterical leftists see as the common ground between the two?

    both advocate(d) preventing the genocide of their respective (white) peoples

    Hitler didn’t want to submit to the genocidal intentions of the Jewish Bolsheviks agitating to take over Germany. He didn’t want the German people to end up like the Kulaks.

    Trump is saying we don’t have to submit to the genocidal intentions of Jews (and other minorities and white liberals) who demand we all open our countries up to massive and unlimited and exploding (often literally) numbers of immigrants from every corner of the non-white world.

    We don’t have to all commit a sort of Zimbabwe type of self-genocide. Hitler said it too, and the Jews declared war on Germany. Now Trump is saying the same thing, and the Jews are calling him Hitler and demanding- that by hook or by crook- he be defeated.

    Their problem is that Hitler was destroyed by the Jewish Bolsheviks running Russia at the time, with the assistance of the US (and England and France, etc..), which were also run by Jews with Gentile puppets (like they are today). Now, with (white) America deciding not to self-genocide, who will come to the aid of the Jews in destroying America’s desire not to blend whitey out of existence?

    Russia? No, Russia is no longer under their thrall, which is evident by their (now ubiquitous) screeching and hysterical hatred of that other Hitler; Putin.

    Europe? Europe is emasculated by generations of Jewish imposed guilt for what the “Germans” “did” to the Jews. They can’t muster the will to mate with their wives and girlfriends, let alone set themselves to arms and ‘into the breach’

    So who does that leave? Who will use force to impose the will of the eternal Zio demand that whitey self-genocide? The white liberals? The blacks? The Muslims? The Hispanics? Not hardly, unless they can all work together to genocide the hated (white) men and women of ability.

    But they’ll never succeed without the assistance of the (white) men and women in uniform, the military and the police, and it looks for all intents and purposes that they’re Trump supporters.

    cue angst of the Zio-boyz

  9. @Threecranes

    “So, just what is it that hysterical leftists see as the common ground between the two?”

    Leftists don’t often concern themselves with empirical facts, logic, or reason. They think Hitler is evil, and they think Trump is evil, and that’s enough for them. And, if you don’t agree with their opinions, no matter how irrational or factually incorrect, then you are evil too.

  10. @dc.sunsets

    No. We’re not even close to the point where a political revolution could occur. We’re much closer to an economic cataclysm than we are a successful repudiation of the US/transnational oligarchy and their two-party Kabuki Theater.

    Political revolution and economic cataclysm are not unrelated. I agree that the later is imminent and the former just beginning.

    Except for your myopic focus on the left as sole creator of our current difficulties I agree with you entirely. But please note I said nothing about a “Trump Party”.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  11. @Threecranes

    Hitler “shot blanks”? So much about our dear Fuhrer is Allied propaganda! Why not read:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9088865/Hitler-had-son-with-French-teen.html

    It’s the story of young Corporal Hitler’s World War I dalliance with 16-y-o mademoiselle Charlotte Lobjoie and the subsequent birth of their son, Jean-Marie Loret. For lovers of irony, M. Loret fought for France during WWII, defending the Maginot Line. After the Fall of France, he even served in the French Resistance, using the codename “Clement”. Maybe there are genes for patriotism.

    While we’re at it, “vegetarian” Hitler’s favorite dish, according to his personal chef, was trout in butter sauce. He avoided red meat out of fear of cancer, which Hitler thought had killed his mother. His mother’s physician, Dr. Bloch, was unable to cure her breast cancer, as she had presented herself in an advanced stage and oncology was rather primitive at the time. (Yes, Dr. Bloch was a member of the Hebraic Persuasion).

  12. @WorkingClass

    The appearance of myopia is explainable. I simply see the entire political edifice as Left.

    There is no “Right” in the USA (or anywhere in the English-speaking world.) The EU has a few small “Right” parties (usually labeled, incorrectly, neo-Nazi) but nationalist parties don’t exist in the US, UK or Australia.

    Yet.

    To me, Paul Ryan is a leftist. Open-borders (AKA Magic Dirt & Blank Slate), Affirmative Action & all its cousins (Blank Slate) and such are leftist positions based on the cult of equality.

    Sure, the republicans are in the donorists’ pockets, but so is HillBilly. So is Bernie (though he claims otherwise.) You can’t be “in politics” in the USA if you aren’t taking money from corporations directly or indirectly. You can’t eschew every dime from every ONE whose well-being you will affect with your votes in Congress.

    I did not intend to criticize your comment. I was largely griping that the political duopoly remains, and gives people like me no path by which to turn the juggernaut aimed squarely at us.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  13. Realist says:

    “But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two weeks, Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism.”

    The power elite will never let that happen.

    “What do we get from continuing to carry the largest load of the defense of a rich Europe, against a Russia with one-fourth of Europe’s population?”

    “Why is it the responsibility of the U.S. Pacific Fleet to defend the claims of Hanoi, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Brunei, to rocks, reefs and islets in the South China Sea — against the claims of China?”

    Hegemony.

    “Do they think they can then go back to open borders, amnesty, a path to citizenship, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and nation building?”

    Of course. On issues that matter, there is no difference between the Republicans and Democrats with the possible exception of Trump though his speech to AIPAC was troubling.

  14. @dc.sunsets

    Thanks for coming back sunsets.

    “The appearance of myopia is explainable. I simply see the entire political edifice as Left.”

    I’m not ready to write off Ron Paul and Ralph Nader. There is still a faint residue of left and right. The red/ blue uni-party has been successful in marginalizing both on behalf of the “centrist” oligarchy. I don’t have a satisfactory name or designation for our current political class. I fall back on whores, traitors and scumbags.

  15. AndyBoy says:

    Pat Buchanan could have “wrought” this if he had dropped the Old Time Gospel routine and stuck to real issues when he ran.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @iffen
    , @WorkingClass
  16. Rurik says:
    @AndyBoy

    Buchanan could have “wrought” this if he had dropped the Old Time Gospel routine

    I agree, but he was personally beholding to the Catholic church

    it was a case of pure loyalty, plain and simple

    I guess we shouldn’t condemn the man too much for that particular ‘sin’, eh?

    not that I don’t share your regret

  17. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    What is being unleashed is Native Born White American Race Nationalism. It’s not full-blown and explicit yet…but over time Native Born White Americans are converging towards the Native Born White American Race Nationalism. There is no other game in town.

    Some debating tips. First realize that our enemy debates in bad faith. The race-replacement enthusiasts want us dead and or enslaved as chattel slaves on Ophra Winfrey’s plantation. Therefore there is no debate. We just say that there is no economic case for race-replacing The Historic Native Born White American Majority.

    In the larger view of things, it is GREEDY CHEATING MEGA-WHITE MALE CEO stark raving fear of a severe labor scarcity that drives at the most fundamental level post-1965 race-replacement immigration policy…The policy is fundamentally about depriving The Historic Native Born White American Working Class of the very very great benefits of a very very severe labor scarcity which is a very high real wage. This is the economic reason behind the open and deliberate policy of rapidly race-replacing The Historic Native Born White American Working Class.

    I am going to make a part two follow up to what I have just written about depriving the Native Born White American Working Class of the benefits of a very severe labor scarcity.

  18. iffen says:
    @AndyBoy

    Pat Buchanan should appear in public in sackcloth and ashes for causing the election of George Dubya Bush.

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  19. @AndyBoy

    Agreed. I have long admired Pat for his grasp of history, his populism, realism and retail politics. But I cannot vote with the religious right. The two party system is a straight jacket. There should be a way for the fundies to be represented without stinking up one of the only two parties we have. Or had. It has become obvious this year that we are now down to one party. I remember how we used to laugh at “elections” in the old Soviet Union.

  20. woodNfish says:

    If Trump is not the candidate, I will not vote for President. I also will not vote for Kelly Ayotte, our traitor senator. So if the republicans play this game, they will lose and this country can go further to hell than it already is.

  21. Corvinus says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    “First of all, I (and the millions of other voters like me) are going to destroy the GOP establishment for good and all.”

    Assuming that millions of voters like yourself feel the same way you do. What, you think the destruction of the GOP will happen overnight? It will take several elections at the local, state, and national level by you and your ilk in order to make a dent in the establishment. The more practical way is for you and others to run for election. Be a patriot in the game rather than on the sidelines.

    “I’m taking the Samson option; I’m pulling the whole temple down around me. It’s either Trump or nothing. If the establishment wants to go to the mattresses, let’s go to the freaking mattresses.”

    It’s actually the juvenile option.

    “Second, if anyone other than Trump is elected president, I will not consider myself a subject of the government in Washington DC any longer. I will not be ruled by Hillary Clinton. That’s a promise not a prediction.”



    So, how does your proclamation in practical terms help matters overall?

    “Third, if Ted Cruz tries to disenfranchise voters by continuing to steal delegates, I’m going to petition for a class action lawsuit against him. Let the Canadian citizenship, the prostitutes, and the Goldman Sachs money all come out in the wash too.”

    This “stealing” is well within the rules of the convention. The problem, of course, is that it is indicative of structural and institutional corruption.

    “Fourth, I am never watching another cable news broadcast ever again nor will I visit any website managed by the same.”

    So, become even less informed. You do realize you can learn more about your “enemy” by understanding how they operate.

    “I could go on, but you catch my drift. Something is definitely happening here and we’re just not going to live this way anymore.”

    Great temper tantrum.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Realist
  22. AG says:

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”

    Really?

    Lost election leads to violence which sounds very much like typical third world countries politics.

    My way or highway attitude is the problem for people lacking ability of compromise.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Realist
  23. @iffen

    Dubya was not elected if you recall. He was appointed by the Supreme Court.

    • Replies: @iffen
  24. iffen says:
    @WorkingClass

    I do recall.

    Had PB not been on the ballot in Florida, Gore would have won Florida.

  25. Rurik says:
    @AG

    Lost election

    not lost election, but rather stolen election

    leads to violence which sounds very much like typical third world countries politics.

    sounds good to me!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-elsner/trial-and-execution-the-d_b_401497.html

    My way or highway attitude is the problem for people lacking ability of compromise.

    it’s not about ‘my way or the highway’. It’s about treason and tyranny. None but cowards and worms would tolerate that.

    • Replies: @AG
  26. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Does anybody here know why Donald rump is giving a speech tonight from the Punjabi region of Northern India? Why is Donald Trump campaigning in the Punjabi Region of Northern India tonight?..I betcha John Derbyshire knows the answer….. speech not to far from Billy Joel’s childhood home….

    But I think its appropriate that Donald Trump is doing this since NASA with the help of Gruman Corp’s LEM put two Sihk Alpha Male Americans on the Moon in August 1969!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. AG says:
    @Rurik

    Democracy (people’s will or majority opinion) must be right, noble and holy. No wonder American justice system let jury vote to decide someone’s guilt/innocence or death/life.

    We should let people’s vote to determine whether geocentric idea or heliocentric idea as correct.

    We should let people’s vote (instead of physician) to determine whether you have cancer growing in your body.

    We should let people’s vote to make any decision in life.

    Wait, you don’t want average people vote to decide whether you have malignant tumor? You only trust a small group of intellectual elites (medical doctors) opinion on that matter?

    Here is historical truth from past. Greek democracy lasted much shorter than Roman Republican system which lasted shorter than Feudal monarch system. You must want to know why. Just ask yourself why most corporations or business do not run like democracy. It is because popular decision is not the same thing as correct decision. Monarch is CEO. Country under monarch is a corporation.

    Popularity is not the same thing as truth. Winning debate in public opinion is not the same thing as having the truth. For long time, Darwin and Galileo were on the losing side of debate, not very popular. But they have the truth. Majority of people are actually pretty stupid. Never trust popular opinion because of such studipidy.

    Rationality with no objective evidences lead to religions, faith, superstition, false belief, conspiracy theory, baseless accusation, witch hunt.

    Rationality with objective evidences lead to science which is a process seeking truth. Without objective evidences, scientitists rather say “I don’t know”. Or at leas they only make hypothesis/speculation with little evidence. Next step is to collect data (objective evidence) to prove or disprove hypothesis. Unfortunately, ony a small percentage of people are capable of thinking like this, who are mostly types with high mental ability.

    Majority people just have trouble differentiating fact(truth) vs opinion (hypothesis). All they do just think “popularity=truth”.

    Feudal tyranny might be good for country as whole. At least house of lords in England ( elite or feudal control of country) to counter populism might be very reason for British success. England may still be a feudal country after all.

    • Replies: @OutWest
    , @Rurik
  28. OutWest says:
    @AG

    Locally we seem to have more political science than objective science. The county pretty much outlawed other than organic farming. Natural gas and other fracking production are environmentally opposed. All on scientific grounds. And it’s just possible that the climate change scientists are overstating their detailed knowledge a bit.

    Infallibility can be dangerous to the truth whether in religion, science or other belief system.

  29. Nancy says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I catch your drift! I support your intent and your determination.

    But… (there is always one of those isn’t there?)….. “political representatives”… that is what this is all about, not about the “votes” of real people… The Power Cabal (the likes of Koch bros. et al), have BOUGHT these politicians and they will be casting their vote/support wherever their masters indicate that they should ….
    THEIR “vote” is the only vote that will be counted.

    This reminds me of the “hanging chad” BS in Florida when Simian Smirky Bush was supposed to “win” and did.
    What the ESTABLISHMENT wants it WILL arrange… and can I say that “they don’t want Donald Trump”????

    What we taxpayers, holi-poli, slaves want is immaterial to them. Just hie yourself off to the mail box on or before the `15th of this month and PAY YOUR FAIR SHARE.. so that the established politicians can continue to con you about “how your votes actually means something”…. and insure their position at the trough of taxpayer blood that flows in Washington D.C. by keeping OUT the likes of Donald Trump.

    • Replies: @anon
  30. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    “This “stealing” is well within the rules of the convention. The problem, of course, is that it is indicative of structural and institutional corruption.”

    Agree.

  31. Dave37 says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Yup, I’m mad too. And it’s more than a temper tantrum.

  32. Rurik says:
    @AG

    Feudal tyranny might be good for country as whole.

    Ever heard of Stalin?

    That’s sort of how I see the US government. Sort of like a Caligula whose mission is the absolute destruction and destitution of the American people, so that we’re forced by starvation conditions to service the .001%’s every whim.

    Remember that banker who face fucked that chamber maid in that four thousand dollar a night hotel room? That’s how they see us. Remember Pat Tillman, who was shot in the head with “friendly fire”, and then the Army and media lied about it? That’s how I see the relationship between our fecal government and the American people.

    Of course you’re correct about the fickle nature of the masses, but since this country was hewn out of the blood and lives and sweat of men and women much better than we are, it’s been a Constitutional Republic, “if we can keep it”, and keep it we had better, because the alternative is going to be the kind of nightmare that would make George Orwell shutter in his grave.

    We’ve been witness in the last decade(s) to breathtaking levels of treachery like I would have never in a million years thought possible only a decade or so ago. False flag attacks used to rob us of our rights and institute a police state, while creating a torture camp off our shores and waging umpteen illegal aggressive wars all around the world. Drones used to literally terrorize entire countries into submission. Assassinations of American citizens. Financial swindles that make Bernie Madoff look like Mother Theresa. And then someone like you comes in here and acts like we should trust these people? Really?

    I have to wonder what planet you’re from.

    There isn’t one in a hundred members of our congress that isn’t a traitor and a crook. The Senate is a den of iniquity and perfidy. And the scotus are traitors to their sacred oath to the Constitution and to the people of this country.

    The founders understood the things you’re talking about. That’s why they wrote limitations for human weakness into that singular document. Only to see it betrayed first by the people who swore an oath to protect it, and now by people like you.

    I have a hard time believing that you’re sincere in your love for our country and our way of life and our freedoms, sir. I question your intentions. There’s just too much rot in DC for any honest person to think handing over total power to that lot is the answer. Maybe if you came off like a naïve fourteen year old, I’d be able to let it pass, but you don’t. You sound like you know what you’re talking about, and quite frankly, that’s rather scary.

    Stalin would never have been able to murder so many millions of the best of the Russian people if he didn’t have some shrewd ones tricking them all into thinking it was going to be a ‘worker’s paradise’. Marx was a clever guy, no doubt. But we listen to the cunning whispers of the snake at our own peril, and I for one, have heard this stuff before.

    If they try to impose a candidate on the American people, in order to keep their corrupt money tree, our Treasury, bearing fruit, then I’d hope each and everyone of them hangs by the neck until their purple faces take on the realization they’re headed straight to hell. And just as when the French, during their bloody revolution, used to cheer wildly as the guillotine blade fell, I’d hope that we too, would cheer such a noble and terrible sight, as the death of a would-by American tyrant.

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  33. Realist says:
    @Corvinus

    “Assuming that millions of voters like yourself feel the same way you do.”

    They do.

  34. Realist says:
    @AG

    My way or highway attitude is the problem for people lacking ability of compromise.”

    The definition of comprise is: accept standards that are lower than is desirable.

  35. OutWest says:
    @Rurik

    About the imposed candidate, unfortunately they won’t have to be so crude. The influencers will scare the hell out of the masses –they’ve been primed for this since being institutionalize starting with preschool- and the mass marketing voodoo will finish the job. But perhaps the effort will produce a bit more critical thinking that, again, will be coopted by the marketing experts. There are several more layers beyond the simpleton newscasters. It’s going to be a tough trek.

    Just wondering; is Rurik Slavic or Celtic in your usage.

  36. Rurik says:

    The influencers will scare the hell out of the masses

    it seems to me the reverse is going on here Outwest.

    Hence their stooping to attempts to try to float these balloons about if the voters can’t vote the correct way, then they’ll just have to decide for us at the convention. And trying to tell us it’s for our own good. ; )

    Slavic or Celtic

    Slavic. When I first started to post at Unz I was motivated by a desire to do all I could in my own humble way to prevent a war between Ukraine and Russia (that I saw the Fiend trying to foment at the time).

    I picked the name Rurik because I knew of this 9th century king who was poised between modern day Russia and Ukraine (also I’m of Nordic [and some Celtic ; ] stock and knew of him because I’ve read of a bit of that) and I wanted to sound like a voice of reason with no axe to grind between Russia or Ukraine.

    *I’m glad to say that my effort were successful and the overt belligerence leading to imminent war between Moscow and Kyiv has been quelled. So now I’ve stuck around because advocating for Trump vs. ‘more of the same’ is a mission of even greater import than preventing war in the Urals. If another neocon stooge gets in there, (attempt at previous *levity notwithstanding) the world is doomed.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Cagey Beast

    Trump has liberated the media from the shackles of the PC cultural Marxists-at least for now. But what is there beside Trump who will fill his shoes if he becomes disheartened and gives up the struggle? His courage and bluster are colossal but rare things. The whole system and half the electorate are ranged against anyone who stands against the established destroyers and traitors who hold the reins of power.

  38. @Rurik

    Like you, I’m glad that things have calmed down between Ukraine and Russia, and I also fear the consequences of a neocon presidency. I too support Trump as the least of evils.

    But aren’t the Urals a long way from the Russian-Ukraine border?

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Rurik
  39. Rurik says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    a long way from the Russian-Ukraine border?

    splitting hairs

  40. Rurik says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    a long way from the Russian-Ukraine border?

    splitting hairs

    actually I was “thinking” about something completely different when I wrote that

    I was just reading something on international geopolitics and strategic assets and other stuff, and I certainly got confused with that one!

    geeze oh petes!

  41. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Nancy

    I like the Koch brothers.

    at least they’re Americanish.
    they may be bastards but they’re our bastards.

    the hit-piece book that Jane Mayer did on the Koch brothers — just that, a hit-piece. Or a hissy-fit piece. Her biggest complaint was that the Kochs did not publish the list of guests at a private party.

    she dragged out all the dirty laundry she could find — brother-vs-brother food fights. OH, the corruption of it!
    her panties get all bunched over the fact that Kochs give a lot of money to universities like West Virginia, and George Mason. dastardly deeds, those.

    in her book tour/interviews Mayer doesn’t say so, but in the book she writes that Paul Singer and a bunch of other non-not-Jewish people were at those parties.

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