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The lugenpresse has been effective in demonizing Trump, or at least they have earnestly tried, using all the obvious MSM broadcasts and newspapers, but also online channels of propaganda such as AOL and Yahoo. Obviously this won’t work on me, being the first journalist (okay, blogger) to predict the rise of the Donald prior to his announcement, and to offer an unqualified positive assessment of his prospects. My prescient scribbling was published online on May 24th. That was entitled “Taking Trump Seriously,” a title which was inadvertently recycled for the long piece in Rolling Stone the other week. The difference being that their article demonstrably did not take Trump seriously, insofar as the Rolling Stone agenda was to mock the (perceived) shallowness of Trump. Granted, their tone was a bit more respectful than one may have previously expected.

Aside from all the print and online analysis, in Dallas on September 14th, it was time to see the real thing, to experience the self-abandon of thousands of raucous Texans in a political rally. This would be a speech that perhaps had the tinge of an historic event. It could be the last gasp of healthy political expression, or the genesis of an exuberant political ascendance. After the rally, the latter seems more plausible than ever. The Trump hath cometh.

The atmosphere was tense outside the convention center. Police were out in force. A woman dressed in American flag printed apparel and a bandana set the tone by waving a placard and yelling in a forceful tone to the arriving attendees, “Thank you Donald Trump for talking about issues that need to be talked about.” This woman was on fire emotionally.

I later learned that there were hundreds of protestors to the north of the convention center, which would make some vulnerable elderly couples jittery on the walk to their cars after the event. “I hope we don’t get killed,” remarked a woman seated behind me, facetious, yet betraying some real concern. The dynamic of protestors versus attendees (though the attendees outnumbered the protestors by many magnitudes) created a subtext to the event in my mind. It was as though this augured some larger civil conflict to be carried out on a greater scale at a future date.

One could divine a symbolic significance to the drama outside the convention center, and certainly an air of “revolution,” as Mr. Trump himself referred to the political movement (and countermovement) behind his candidacy. He also opined that his new “silent majority” is now “the noisy, the aggressive, the wanting-to-win majority.” Certainly there was evidence of an aggressive tone in the audience on Monday night; though to be clear, this was a thoroughly virtuous, patriotic assemblage of Americans. God fearing Americans, might I add, as after all this was in Texas.

When Trump walked out, even at a distance one sensed the dignity and singularity of his person, as he slowly and almost ponderously made his way to the podium. He is rather of a formidable build, which perhaps does not come through on television.

Trump’s well known wit was on full display Monday night. The audience of 20,000 was really in stitches throughout the first twenty minutes or so of the 90 minute speech. The best line: After Trump promised that were he elected, we’d have victories “coming out of our ears,” he went on to clarify that this was in no way a reference to menstruation: “Nose, ears, eyes, those are the only places I’m talking about.” Hilarity ensued.

The most impactful section of the speech was clearly on the subject of immigration. The Donald said something simple, along the lines of “we need to stop illegal immigration.” There wasn’t even a particular emphatic note in his voice, and yet there was a spontaneous and sustained standing ovation. One could sense that this was the issue that most united the crowd. This point was reinforced as Trump referred to this “anchor baby crap” and laid out in detail the absurdity of such a policy in terms that certainly no other politician would dare do. They come over to have the baby “on our side,” he exclaimed. Imagine that: “us,” “ours.” These are pronouns that imply “the other,” a forbidden concept in our times of borderless world citizenship. On this note, there was a point at which Trump offered the caveat that he “loves the Mexican people.” There was a light smattering of applause. It was much less applause on this point in Dallas than at other venues, I noted.

The effort to sink Trump on his “sexist” remarks clearly was not effective amongst this crowd. As Trump declared that he “cherished women” and would do so much for women’s health issues, many females erupted in applause, standing up and waving their arms while vocalizing their approval. Somehow I doubt Ms. Fiorina, the lady with the face in question, could provoke such a reaction.

I would recommend for anyone to attend a Trump speech if they have a chance. I heard a middle aged woman behind me remark, “This is a historic event,” and it did feel as such. The main takeaway was that Trump is indeed a powerful speaker and a formidable presence in any forum. His voice boomed through the loudspeakers with such force as to dispel any doubt that a man his age has the dynamism to see out a presidential campaign to the finish—indeed to a triumphant conclusion. Mr. Trump simply radiates vigor and vitality, this much is undeniable. Also, keep in mind that he has a debate on Wednesday. A lesser man would seek to rest his voice, to rest in general. One gets the impression that rest does not even cross Mr. Trump’s mind.

I will concede to his critics that the lack of organization in his speeches can be slightly discombobulating. Some structure would help produce a kind of narrative arc which would iron out an otherwise impressive, yet organizationally undisciplined speech. But as Trump himself points out, no one wants to show up to hear him read a speech. That epiphany, in regards to the psychology of his audience, is perhaps part of what has led to his wild success. Some speculate it could be his undoing. Based on Monday night, though, my feeling is that they should not hold their breath.

Malcolm Unwell is a lachrymose chronicler of America gone wrong. Contact him.

 
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  1. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:

    Ethnophobia must end.

    Embrace and defend the ethnos of your people and land.

    • Agree: Epaminondas
    • Replies: @Lepanto
    , @Maj. Kong
  2. matt says:

    there was a point at which Trump offered the caveat that he “loves the Mexican people.” There was a light smattering of applause. It was much less applause on this point in Dallas than at other venues, I noted.

    There will come a time, probably rather soon, when even this sort of lip service to the notion of equality, or even just non-hostility, to other races, nationalities, and religious groups will be seen as a sign of weakness (witness the “cuckservative” meme). Nothing less than hatred, the purer the better, will suffice. The Donald is only the start.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  3. Mark Green says: • Website

    This article was hopelessly dull. There was nothing new or insightful anywhere. Nothing. Most ‘letters to the editor’ are better. Where’s the Editor in Chief? Life is short. Dump boring or unoriginal material. Otherwise: extinction.

    Next!

    • Replies: @tbraton
  4. am enjoying Trump’s deconstruction of the always treacherous, neo-con’d Republiscam party. And various race-realist tangents like Ann Coulter’s now-famous tweet, “how many f***king Jews….?”. Other than stretching the Overton Window, though, I’m afraid there’s not much to it. Even if he gets the nomination, the Demoncrats – thanks to 30 years of Republiscam insourcing of cheap mestizo labor that votes collectivist – have a lock on 240 votes in the EC. To win the election, Trump would have to carry Florida and run the table across the rust belt states…not likely to happen. Moreover, if/when he became Prez, the Donald would forget all about his promise to get rid of the illegals and secure the border. Why? Because if he attempted to do these things, an alliance of Demoncrats and cuckservative Republiscams in Congress would impeach and convict him w/in 48 hours. So, enjoy the dog-and-pony show for what its worth…then get your vote out of the System, your money out of the Bank, and your head out of the TeeVee

    • Replies: @JustJeff
  5. Lepanto says:
    @Priss Factor

    I presume you mean the American ethnos. There is one, you know.

  6. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Great Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    The Democratic Party=THE CRUSH WHITEY’S FUCKING SKULL IN PARTY!!!!!

    • Replies: @hbm
  7. I’m not sure what Trump is, but I know that I would never vote for any of the other Republican candidates after the latest back-stabbing. Trump could show up at the next debate drunk and expose himself on stage, and he still has more to offer than the other candidates if he is serious about immigration. I don’t like his kowtowing to Israel, which is weak in my opinion, but immigration is the bigger issue at the moment.

    Trump’s words about Fiorina’s looks aren’t important. Plenty of mud is slung Trump’s way, and the nation is more important that Carly Fiorina’s face.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  8. I hope he wins the nomination. I wonder how he will do against Bernie Sanders in the general election.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  9. Flower says:

    DT is quickly becoming the second question about his candidacy. The first question is: why and how did the MSM get so distant from the attitude of middle class America?

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  10. JustJeff says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    He could just follow Obama’s lead and issue endless executive orders.

  11. hbm says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    As absurd as it is now, all the Social Justice Warrior stuff is is effectively preparation for a White minority America; it constitutes a sort of rough draft of justification for the oppression Whites will see when the oh-so-ethical brown folks reach majority power. It won’t be ridiculous then. It will be normal, be reality, be Law.

    Marxism never stops. Any ideology originating in a Jewish brain does not participate in Indo-European understanding of defeat and victory, and will course on undeterred until those infected with it are all gone. It even views its own toxic recalcitrance as virtue.

    • Replies: @unpc downunder
  12. tbraton says:
    @Mark Green

    I thought you were being a little too harsh to the writer of this piece, which I thought was pretty good, so I went back to check some of your prior posts, which I found to be generally very good, very insightful and of high quality. So I remain somewhat mystified. I guess we will have to agree to disagree on this relatively minor issue.

  13. I believe Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. I’m still in the Jim Webb camp (at least until the October 3rd Democratic debate, which is pretty much do-or-die, for the Webb campaign), but if Webb falls out of the race before my state’s primary (which doesn’t come ’til June), I will most definitely be voting in the Republican primary (and in the general election), for Donald Trump. This is a fact which amazes me, as I’ve disliked the man since I was a teenager in the 1980s. Apparently, I was wrong to do so.

    • Agree: SecretaryNS
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  14. @Flower

    “…why and how did the MSM get so distant from the attitude of middle class America?”

    A repost:

    Capital has a long history of weakening Labor by diluting it with cheaper foreign sources. When Labor resists, Capital immediately smears them with the “racist” label. Always it has been thus. What has changed is media participation. In previous eras, media was primarily in print, and had dual loyalties due to the nature of their revenue stream:

    Classifieds – split between Capital and Labor, and a lesser revenue source to begin with. Call it a draw.

    Advertisements – overwhelmingly Capital. People don’t advertise unless they’ve got something to sell.

    Subscriptions – heavily Labor. There are always more workers than owners.

    You can’t sell advertising unless you’ve got readers, and the majority of papers had to serve both audiences. But the new model is much different. Subscriptions and sales have plummeted. The new media serves only Capital, as that’s where its revenue stream originates. When people stopped directly paying for their information, they lost control of who the information purveyors served. Yes, media still requires “readership,” but where such readership used to be captured by serving Labor’s interests, it is now captured by serving them banal trivialities and mindless distractions. This is compounded by the demographic shift to a much younger target audience who were never big consumers of print, but are heavy “consumers” of internet. Labor no longer has any control over the media, and they are viewed as sheep to be herded in the direction that the highest bidder wishes.

    • Replies: @Flower
    , @Clyde
    , @AndrewR
  15. @WorkingClass

    I pray it is Hillary. You hear a lot of talking heads complaining about how Trump is a running a one issue campaign. They’re wrong about that; his campaign isn’t just about immigration, it also centers around America’s hatred of the treacherous media. Shockingly, the media remains completely oblivious to the presence of this second issue. But come the general election, foreign policy will be the issue, and Hillary is going to get bludgeoned. The current state of affairs in Europe has her fingerprints all over it. There’s no way she can hide her involvement in this fiasco. That witch should be in prison.

  16. Flower says:
    @Ozymandias

    An interesting observation, and probably spot on. However, if the media no longer “serves” or cares about the worker, what happened to that demand? At some point, there must have been a demand for news and info from the middle class worker, but that doesn’t seem to be the case any longer; as one fellow put it, “the middle class no longer gets any news, it gets instructions.” Either way, can our “newspapers” be called or related to “news and current events” in any way? The Tribune Publishing company has gone on record as stating that the primary job of a newspaper is to make money, and if any news gets delivered along the way, well, that’s good too.
    But all that being said, I am still confused as to the confusion and horror being displayed by the media towards the middle class and it’s political preferences. What confuses me is the question, “Well if the prevalence of middle-class, pro-DT, attitude is a shock to the media, what is the media thinking, what snapshot is in their minds, of the middle-class?” Why aren’t they using this to “prove” the necessity of the Electoral College?

    • Replies: @guest
    , @MarkinLA
  17. guest says:
    @Flower

    You mean why isn’t the media using fear of Trump to prove the necessity of the Electoral College? Since when does the MSM support that? I think they’d be tickled pink if there were a directly popular vote, whatever is their attitude toward populism.

  18. Odysseus says: • Website

    I am not a fan of the Donald but I can say this: Trump is one of the few men and the few Americans running for office. The rest are women or eunuchs belonging to the globalist camp.

    • Replies: @Unadorned
  19. @hbm

    Left-wing liberalism (which is what SJWs preach) didn’t originate in a Jewish brain. Jews, as Kevin Macdonald out, aren’t individualistic enough to come up with an ideology like modern liberalism. It’s a product of the idealistic/individualistic North European hunter-gatherer brain. Jews have simply latched onto it to push their own agendas.

    Stop being an intellectual lazy arse and pretending that White people’s problems are all down to a small number of Jews.

    • Replies: @Hugo
  20. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says: • Website

    Jomo Power Complex.

    Jews put Obama in power, Obama appoints homos who serve the Jews.

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/214747/

    Fecal penetrator to run the US army.

  21. currahee says:

    People, please…

    Oh how I wish; but Trump only cares about the opinion of his peer group. (Not us, need I say.)

    They (Trump peers) don’t agree with a word of what he says and will eventually prevail upon him to stop provoking the rubes.

    He will drop out.

    Sorry.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  22. Maj. Kong says:
    @Priss Factor

    I’ve also heard the term oikophobia

  23. @JustJeff

    Obama’s legacy, right there.

  24. MarkinLA says:
    @Flower

    However, if the media no longer “serves” or cares about the worker, what happened to that demand?

    The demand is there – they just don’t want to pay for it so the media only cares about who is paying – Capital.

    I am still confused as to the confusion and horror being displayed by the media towards the middle class and it’s political preferences.

    Those in the media don’t consider themselves part of the middle class. Even if they don’t make as much money as a plumber, they go to the cocktail parties given by the elite.

  25. MarkinLA says:
    @currahee

    Then find a bookie that will take that bet and mortgage the house. They bet on anything in Britain.

    • Replies: @tbraton
  26. aeolius says:

    Thank you for adding Lugenpresse to my vocabulary. The Germans do usually have a word for things.
    Trump does seem to be the man who understands the Zeitgeist. The Hungarian fence against migrants worked so well it has quieted those opponents who had poo-pooed its effectiveness. Note that it is just a simple chain and barbed wire fence with rigorous follow-up to breaks. A slightly updated double fence with a few hundred feet thorn bushes between and some simple continuity detectors between would not cost billions that the homeland security-industrial combine have offered.
    Second the idea of first safe haven is now in the US mindset let alone its press. Mexico of course is responsible for the migrants who cross its boarders. Not as a conduit.
    By attacking Jeb’s wife’s heritage, which Jeb had made a strength, Trump has done a classic martial arts move of using the opponents strength to beat him.
    Finally attacking Carly Sneed for her looks put her into a front position without touching any of her weaknesses. It will help speed the demise of the little ‘uns from the field. Pull some strength from Hillary. He has manipulated the lugenpresse to make her the anti-Trump sword bearer.
    But leave her completely open for attacks on her really piss-poor executive record at Lucent and HP at the correct future time.
    Far from being a fool Trump, I am sure has his campaign well mapped out. With each success he is amassing more followers.
    The jungle of Commercial RE may be filled with the meanest businesspeople around. More rough and tumble then politics. Whose biggest influences are outside politics. As a loner in the firld and to have done as well as he did may have provided the best background for a Presidential candidate and especially POTUS.
    The West has weakened itself with its PC doctrines of nice wars. LBJ (til late) was the last President relatively unencumbered by PC. The Donald may well turn around US opinion and link being “nice” with being dead.

  27. Hugo says:
    @unpc downunder

    White people’s problems are all down to a small number of Jews.

    Correction: SOME of White people’s problems are all down to a LARGE number of Jews.

  28. Clyde says:
    @Ozymandias

    You have made some original points there. Many cities had PM newspapers for the working man so when he came home he could relax and read the most updated news as of 2PM
    You are white collar when you take a shower before work
    You are blue collar when you shower and cleanup after the job is done

  29. I read Trump wants to make Mexico pay for a wall on the southern border by preventing remittance payments from illegal aliens until their government ponies up. But then I read him saying he’ll send back all the illegal aliens and THEN build a wall (misreported?). His heart might be in the right place, but does he really have a workable plan? He knew nothing about the major players in ISIS when he was interviewed on a major radio show. Shouldn’t he have been prepared for some simple foreign policy questions? And he doesn’t seem to get the connection between Israel and the wars in the Middle East. I’d prefer not to see a third unqualified/ignorant president in a row in the White House. But I suppose we could always keep our fingers crossed.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  30. MarkinLA says:
    @Headfart at Headstart

    Like everybody has said to everybody questioning Trump – name somebody else worthy of voting for.

  31. “Populism” (of which Trump is often accused) is the very definition of democracy, is it not? It only becomes a reproach when it comes into conflict with that which is favored by Soros and its army of numb-nuts.

  32. tbraton says:
    @MarkinLA

    ” They bet on anything in Britain.”

    That’s why the modern insurance industry started in London: Lloyd’s (which started as a 17th century Starbucks). After all, what is insurance but a sophisticated form of gambling? One comedian’s definition of a life insurance policy: you are betting that you will die, the life insurance company is betting that you will live, and you hope the life insurance company wins the bet.

  33. And the Donald is prepared to attack another sacred cow: vaccinations.

    http://www.hangthebankers.com/trump-vaccines-children-autistic/

  34. @JustJeff

    but unlike Obama…he’d be impeached and convicted for so doing

  35. Unadorned says:
    @Odysseus

    Then why aren’t you a fan?

  36. AndrewR says:
    @matt

    Well I would hope we can all agree that that day ideally will never come, although it probably will. Hatred is destructive.

  37. AndrewR says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    Some lip service to Israel is absolutely necessary in a US presidential candidate. I’m not convinced Trump has any particular love for Israel or enmity towards Iran.

  38. AndrewR says:
    @Kevin O'Keeffe

    I never liked him either. But times change and so do alliances and priorities. The libertarians I identified with during my late adolescence and early adulthood now seem almost as hostile to my interests as the mainstream left and right are.

  39. AndrewR says:
    @Ozymandias

    You are quickly becoming my favorite commenter on Unz. Your perspectives are always original (to me) and very insighful.

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