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Following Donald J. Trump’s sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump’s Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will.

Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic.

In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I’ve yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.

It’s always been the case that Americans in power collude with Mexicans in power to bully and manipulate a powerless American People into accepting the unacceptable: The imperative to welcome torrents of unskilled illegal aliens, at an incalculable cost to the safety of America’s communities, the solvency of its public institutions, and the sustainability of the environment.

Strolling through the ancient Mayan and Toltec ruins with President Vincente Fox, in 2006, George W. Bush was not talking-up American interests. He was plotting amnesty with an unholy trinity comprised of John McCain, Ted Kennedy and Arlen Specter. Sly Fox was the silent partner.

Most memorably, Bush, who would wrestle a crocodile for a criminal alien, went on to indict and viciously prosecute two brave border-patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. For shooting a drug dealer in the derriere—in the process of defending their countrymen—Bush unleashed his bloodhound, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, on the two patrolmen and jailed them.

So what a pleasant surprise it was for this long-time political observer to witness a Mexican president, clearly cowed by The Donald, make no mention of America’s bogus obligation to take in Mexico’s tired, poor, huddled masses yearning for U.S. welfare.

If President Nieto harbored the urge to make manipulative appeals to American “permanent values,” so as to lighten his political load—there was no evidence of it. It’s fair to infer that on that occasion, a show of unparalleled strength and patriotism—Mr. Trump’s—extinguished the bad habit. The biblical proverb worked:

Act like a fearless lion before an adversary, and the adversary will retreat.

Naturally, the network nits failed to notice just how reverential and conciliatory Nieto was. He expressed hope that differences would be bridged and that the ideas of freedom and prosperity would form that bridge. Indeed, a surprisingly respectful President Nieto voiced his wish to work constructively with the next president of the United States. There would be challenges to meet and opportunities to realize, but these would be met by the two nations as friends, neighbors and strategic partners.


And lo—again, it swooshed by CNN dimwits—Nieto even stipulated his willingness to review policies that had not worked and allay attendant misunderstandings. Here was an indication Mexico was no longer negotiating from the old manipulative position of strength, facilitated by America’s traitor class. For Nieto now faced a different kind of American leader, one who declared he was looking out for the forgotten American masses.

For the first time in a long time we heard how important the U.S. was to Mexico—yes, show us some love—and not only as a willing taker of those hungry, huddled, Mexican masses. While Nieto spoke openly about keeping the hemisphere competitive, he was willing to improve trade agreements to benefit workers of both countries. When President Nieto did cop to some disagreement with the Republican candidate, he nevertheless emphasized a willingness to find common ground.

As for the sui generis Trump: He went straight to the nub of the matter. He loves the United States very much and wants to ensure its people are well-protected. Yet poignantly did Trump acknowledge President Nieto’s fellow-feeling toward his people. The Republican standing for president then merged the aspirations of both leaders, by emphasizing their shared quest to keep “the hemisphere” prosperous, safe and free.

At the same time, Trump was uncompromising about NAFTA. He called for reciprocal trade and denied that the trade deal (really “a mercantilist, centrally planned, maze of regulations”) had benefited Americans at all.

As if to herald his immigration speech, later that day, Trump then enumerated five shared goals. They are (not in the order presented):

1. End illegal immigration, not just between Mexico and the U.S., but from Central and South America. It adversely impacts both Mexico and the U.S. For those embarking on the dangerous odyssey, it’s a humanitarian disaster.

2. Dismantle the drug cartels, jointly, and end their free movement across the Southern border.

3. Improve NAFTA to reflect today’s realities, while keeping “our hemisphere” competitive and prosperous, with the aim of improving pay standards and working conditions within.

4. Keep manufacturing capabilities in “our hemisphere.” Libertarian will disagree with Trump on this matter, but, as I pointed out in “A Vacation from Reality” (2006), prosperity in one’s own country makes the individual less likely to relocate in search of better economic prospects.

Ultimately, as long as the U.S. remains a relatively high-wage area, with a generous, tax-funded welfare system—it will experience migratory pressure from low-wage Mexico. As explained in “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016), “migratory pressure flows from low-wage to high-wage regions; from the Third World to the First World.”

Alas, “migratory equilibrium will be reached once First World becomes Third World.” This Trump seeks to forestall with his most important stipulation:

5. “Having a secure border is a sovereign right. The right of either country to build a physical barrier or wall” to stem the tide of illegal migration, weapons and drugs is incontestable and must be recognized.

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  1. Rehmat says:

    What a crappy logic. If Mercer likes Trumps talk as America’s national interests – What Mercer would call Trump’s licking Israeli AZZ?

    Michael Collin Piper in his 2004 book, The New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America exposed Trump’s business links with Rothschild, Rockefeller, CIA and Israeli Mossad.

    On March 6, 2016, Canadian Jew academic, Henry Makow, PhD, claimed on his website that Illuminati are using Donald Trump to expose the Jewish hands behind 9/11 in order to “usher an era of antiemitism designed to transfer American Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel).”

  2. Ash says:

    Henry Makow’s argument seems very idiotic to say the least.

    The ONLY reason Israel can continue to exist in its present form is through the Jewish domination of the American Government by the wealthy and powerful American Jewish community.

    Israel exist only thanks to America’s generous and unconditional support which is made possible by AIPAC’s influence as well as various other zionist organizations.

    If most American Jews leave the US and cease to be a dominant political force in the US then there would be no one left to make sure the US continues to support Israel.

    Israel would instantly lose its military, economic and diplomatic advantages. It would lose its ability to perpetrate mass state terrorism against the Palestinians and Israel would cease to be a Jewish state in a majority Palestinian land (Palestinians are currently 51% of the population of historic Palestine and growing).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Rehmat
  3. I’m glad Ilana brought up the environment. You could make quite a case against open borders madness based on the environmental impact alone. I think the Sierra Club used to do just that before one of its kosher donors ordered them to stop.

  4. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Israel would kick all of those weak Arab countries with or without the support of the united states. What sort of fantasy are you in? Israel would crush, and I mean easily crush and expel all of the Arabs. How do you think all the so called “wealthy and powerful” Jews got to be that way?

    • Disagree: Realist
  5. Tobo says:

    I am forever amazed at how people will find a reason to insert Israel into every article on this site.

    Anyway. Trumps gamble with the Neito will pay off dividends. The world community got to see a preview of what Trump’s presidency would look like, his hard supporters got to here the Mexican president agree to construct the wall, independents and undecided voters got to see that Trump will not be the loon the MSM has constructed in their beltway bubbles. And everyone, even partisan leftists, will be asking what was Hillary doing while Trump was acting like he had already won the election?

    Win, win, win, win. Not sick of it yet!

    • Replies: @Ralph Raico
    , @Alden
  6. El Dato says:

    We are talking about Illuminati now? It’s a refreshing change from hearing that the P.U.T.I.N. organization behind everything. Still. Alien lizard people can’t be far behind.

    Time to take the meds or sign off for good with a bit of rope. Really.

  7. Anonymous [AKA "zimpu"] says:

    hi illana,
    too bad your tribe sold out the afrikaners in south africa. Your tribe has zero street cred in matters relating to white interests

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  8. Regarding former Mexican President Vincente Fox, it’s worth recalling the outcry from the politically correct class to his north following his 2005 claim “that Mexicans … are doing jobs that not even blacks want to do there in the United States.”

  9. Sherman says:

    Hey Homer

    I was just in Toronto for work. I go there several times a year. There are many Indians in the office. Very nice people. Hard working, smart, polite. Took me out at night for one of the best Indian meals I ever had.

    They warned me to stay out of certain parts of town where the Pakis and other Muslims live. Bad areas.

    Maybe that’s why I missed you and your goat on my last trip.


    • Replies: @Rehmat
  10. Mr. Trump is rapidly growing into a more articulate and statesman-like personage and with this visit has demonstrated that he is well worthy of representing the US on the world stage. One hopes that should he be elected president, he will abandon the Wolfowitz doctrine and reinforce the Monroe doctrine. Too many US presidents have apparently forgotten that “el Sur también existe” (the South exists as well) and it is worth bearing in mind that it will become more and more important to the strategic interests of the US just as the Middle East (and perhaps Europe) becomes less so; China is making significant strides in projecting power into this resource rich area of the globe, one which shares its oceanic borders with the US.

    It’s quibbling, but in fact the Mexican president’s surname is Peña Nieto, and Peña is the patronymic, which makes him Mr. Peña.

    • Replies: @Khan Bodin
  11. @Anonymous

    Israel was beaten in 2006 war against Hezbollah, but Israel did wipe the floor with combanied armies of all those secular regimes from the ME (Egyptian, Jordanian, Iraqi, Syrian).

  12. @Montefrío

    You have no interest anywhere, least of all in the Middle East. Your interest is to reform and secede from the rule of Washington DC. Start by demanding referendums on every issue raised, just like the Swiss do. That is the true democracy, the true rule of the people, where the people express their will directly. What you have in these democracies of today are just agents placed in political parties for whom you vote. So, when you go to elections to vote, you vote for agent A, B, C, etc. (in Murica you only get 2 choices on election day, but you have more choices in primaries), and an agent which gets elected work for those who put them there for you to elect. You always vote for agents unless you get referendas to express your will as the people directly. And you in Murica should also work very hard to get rid of that electrical voting. My god, how stupid you have to be not to leave any evidence of voting behind! Not even Sadam or any other dictators have ever got 100% like Murican presidente Obongo did. An Ohio county of 17.000 people even known to elect republicans, and apsolutely everyone voted for Obongo? But Muricans beleive in election results. ehehehe Muricans beleive in Captain Murica, Spiderman, Superman and other heroes too. It’s hard for westerners to know what is real and what is fiction. That all gets mixed up in their heads. They are very… trusting people. They beleive it to be a virtue. ehehehe

    • Replies: @Montefrío
  13. It’s hard for westerners to know what is real and what is fiction.

    And sadly, most don’t care, either. What’s worse is that some will vigorously and adamantly defend the fiction even when it’s explained to them in very simple terms.

  14. @Rehmat

    On March 6, 2016, Canadian Jew academic, Henry Makow, PhD, claimed on his website that Illuminati are using Donald Trump to expose the Jewish hands behind 9/11 in order to “usher an era of antiemitism designed to transfer American Jews to Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel).”


    Great! If Trump, as president, will transfer American Jews back to Israel then he’s got my vote. Hell yeah he gets it!

  15. @Khan Bodin

    As it happens, I don’t live in the US; I’m a permanent resident of a nation in South America. Voting by referendum is a splendid ideal, but not so easily put into practice in large nations. I’m inclined to agree that electronic ballots could be hazardous, but paper ballots have proven to be far from perfect, though it’s true that at least with them a record exists.

    As to the US having no interest “anywhere”, such a notion is ingenuous to say the least. Every nation has “interests” elsewhere; it’s simply a matter of prioritizing them.

    Trust is an important factor in building consensus and community; mistrust is a virtue when it is equivalent to prudence. One is prudent when dealing with those who may be hostile to one’s community, culture and national interests. You know: “I against my brother, my brother and I against our cousins, my brother,cousins and I against the world”. Sound familiar?

  16. Rehmat says:

    If Henry Makow, being a former Zionist Jew living in a Kibbutz established on land stolen from Palestinian Muslims, and holding a PhD degree from University of Toronto, is an idiot Jew – then how about you darling? Did you ever pass from your Jewish high school?

    On September 12, 2012, Henry Makow, PhD posted: “Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya murdered earlier today was a martyr to Zionist attempts to draw the US into war with Iran. The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was prompted by an insulting film made by Zionist Jews that depict the prophet Mohammed, and Muslims in general, as killers and perverts. This is taking place as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ratcheting up pressure on the US to attack Iran, or to support an Israeli attack.

    • Replies: @dahoit
  17. Rehmat says:

    What an idiot Zionist Jew. Like most Israeli filth, he is too living in self-denial.

    In 2010, Israeli Gen. Giora Eiland admitted that Israel doesn’t know how to defeat Hizbullah. However, the coward Zionist Jew was very optimistic that in case of its coming third war with Hizbullah – Israel’s friends at the UN Security Council will call for a cease-fire after two days to save Israel from another military humiliation. “This would have the entire world crying out for a cease-fire within two days”, which would be more in the Israeli interest “than having to deal directly with every one of Hezbollah’s estimated 40,000 rockets”.

    In June 2012, Colonel Adam Zusman, chief of the Home Front Command in Israel’s Gush Dan region, in an interview with AFP admitted that Jewish army will not be able to protect Tel Aviv from Hizbullah rockets.

    “In case of a missile attack on the center of Israel, especially unconventional, the population from Tel Aviv and other cities will be evacuated and relocated in other areas of the country,” said Zusman.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  18. Rehmat says:

    Hello Sharon – for a moment I thought you had gone back to your grave to hide from Islamists in Lebanon.

    I’m not surprised you were in Toronto. I wish you had met Dr. Moni Daniel, the Egyptian Jew and my former boss at the CANDO Nuclear Facility in Toronto. He would have told you where to stick your filthy Zionist mouth other than Monica Lewinsky’s Jewish AZZ.

    I worked with a lot of Indian engineer in the nuclear field. Most of them recommended me to watch Indian TV drama ‘Hitler Didi’.

    In November 2011, under pressure from the powerful Jewish lobby group ADL, the Mumbai-based Indian Zee TV changed the name of its soap opera from Hitler Didi to General Didi (sister). Watch episode 1 below.

    • Replies: @Sherman
  19. Sorry, Ilana, but the election process — the machines, the paper and the vote-tabulation methods, are rigged. Even if Trump can get past the blitzkrieg of media attack — the 24/7 MSM effort dedicated to lies, distortions and fabrications — he can’t beat the corrupt machine of the voting process.

    We move inexorably to becoming Los Estados Unidos del Norte.

  20. Wow, she clearly didn’t hear the speech the MSM told us we heard. Funny thing, neither did I. I wonder how many of the rest of the electorate are in the same place.

  21. Sherman says:

    Hey Homer

    Nah, the Islamists in Lebanon pose no threat to me. They’re too busy killing each other off to hurt me.

    Dr Moni Daniel? Try Googling the name. He doesn’t exist.

    Another figment of your imagination. Kinda like your glorious Islamic culture.

    Incidentally, the Indians I know – the non-Muslim ones at least – hate the Pakis more than you can imagine.

    In fact, India and Israel enjoy very close ties, especially military ones.


    • Replies: @Alden
  22. @Tobo

    I, too, am amazed that some readers have inserted Israel into the discussion of Ilana’s excellent article. The next president of the United States will be either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton (if her precarious health doesn’t collapse). If you’re worried about the one-sided American support for the Zionist state, then again Trump is your candidate. No one has been a more slavish excuser and enabler of Israeli misdeeds than Hillary, probably a major cause of the millions pouring into her campaign from Hollywood and Wall Street. But all that is besides the point. The election of Hillary would be a catastrophe for our country. Her appointment of two or three new Supreme Court justices, gutting the First and Second Amendments; her intensification of the surveillance state to a hardly imaginable degree; and, in her arrogance and recklessness, Hillary even risking a nuclear confrontation with Russia and World War III–these are the reasons to hope and pray that the Queen of Chaos never becomes president.

  23. Wally says: • Website

    Indeed, Israel’s girlie boys are real good against women and children who throw stones.

    Hezbollah mangled them in 2006.

  24. Anonymous [AKA "Barry from Victoria"] says:

    I like your expression “traitor class.” It’s certainly more accurate than “elites” or “the politically correct.”

  25. Binyamin says:

    The best long term solution to stem the flow of people from Mexico to US is to encourage the Mexicans to deregulate their economy and make their economy more business friendly so foreign companies will set up business there and generate and create employment including high paid jobs if many tech companies open plants there. By Latin American standards Mexico has a well educated skilled workforce. Their literacy level compares well with USA. There is a precedence for this. Chile, a Latin America country is now a first world economy. Chileans on average enjoy a higher standard of living than the average Greeks, Southern and East Europeans. Chilean economy is also one of the most deregulated in the world. Taxes and unemployment are low and foreign investments are encouraged. How many Chileans are fleeing towards the northern hemisphere? Hardly any.

    But Trump the big government fascist would have none of it. He wants to built a wall without offering any practical solution on how to achieve this end. Who will find the \$250 billion? Mexico, says The Don. What happens if Mexico (as they should) refuses to pay. Trade war? Blockade? Economic sanctions? War? Trump does not say, because he is clueless.

    Then there is his crazy ideas of regenerating the industrial economy via protectionism and building new factories. Who will fund the building of new factories? The Don does not say because he does not know. Even if by some monstrous big government initiative lots of new factories are built in the ravaged former industrial communities who will buy their products? No one because goods of similar or better quality can be exported from China and these will be several times cheaper because of cheap Chinese labor. Therefore Soviet style large scale building of factories to regenerate the industrial heartlands is a no no. Moreover the supreme irony is that even if by some financial logic defying miracle large number of these factories are built to regenerate the industrial heartland on the orders of a future President Trump, how will the engineers and managers be recruited? Why, from India, Korea and China off course! After all how many engineering graduates are there in the dirt poor white communities where these factories will presumably be built?

    Mercer does not critically scrutinize Trump’s policies partly because of ideological bias but also because she does not have the analytical skills. She is part of the increasingly bizarre class of people who are extreme right wing (or Alt Right) bloggers. They get all their news from Fox news, Brietbert, and other fellow extremist right wing bloggers and they imagine every sane person has similar thought patterns. They are mostly rather odd looking, they almost never leave their bedroom and they never have sexual intercourse (just kidding). I can almost imagine Mercer posting her articles from a crammed apartment somewhere in Vancouver or Cape Town stuffed with unsold copies of her Donald Trump ‘book’.
    Holy fucking Moses!

  26. Alden says:

    It’s Rehmat who inserts Israel into everything Rehmat is an anti Israel troll who inserts anti Israel comments into every topic and thread on every website.

    It’s probably not people but some software that does the insertions.

    • Replies: @dahoit
  27. the author is a so-called libertarian. yet she shills for donald trump who wants to ‘rebuild’ an already bloated, wasteful, literally unaccountable(no audit in 2 decades; lost 6.5 trillion down some rabbit hole)military. ‘republican shill’ is the more apt brand for mercer.
    oh those rampaging criminal mexicans! mz mercer should read the post on the site about the myth of hispanic lawlessness. in the last couple of years or so, more mexicans have returned to mexico than have come in. but a a pundit with an agenda has little regard for facts.
    and that wall? a wall is already built – 700 miles. put there by bill clinton after the nafta treaty to stop the mexican farmers and small biz owners from emigrating because the introduction of wal-mart & big agra would wipe them out. and so it did. not to mention the loss of manufacturing jobs in the usa.
    so, over a dinner of corona, tacos & enchiladas missy mercer will rail on about mexican immigrants stealing american jobs and raping the flower of american youth.
    america is the world’s largest exporter of garbage.
    this article is trash.

  28. Alden says:

    India is a very popular vacation spot for Israelis.

  29. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    hi illana,
    too bad your tribe sold out the afrikaners in south africa. Your tribe has zero street cred in matters relating to white interests

    This kind of anti-Jewish rhetoric is both unfair and counterproductive. As Machiavelli put it (I quote loosely): If a “bad” mad does a good deed he should be praised despite his bad reputation, if a “good” mad does a bad deed he should be condemned despite his good reputation.

    Jews are a diverse group. Some are, it seems, intensely tribalistic and ready to sell out just about anyone in the interests of the tribe. Others are loyal to both their neighbors, whoever they may be, and the country wherein they reside (which is why so many Jews serves in Hitler’s armed forces). Accusing every Jew of, in effect, treason hardly encourages the social conscience that the Western nations need to cultivate among all their citizens.

    This is, incidentally, a good evaluation of Trump’s Mexican visit and helps in some small measure combat the relentless lying of the MSM not only in the US but in both Britain and Canada (e.g., the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and presumably the rest of the US dominated world.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
    , @El Dato
  30. Between his phony college thesis and his wife getting gifted a 11 million dollar mansion, it seems Nieto is the perfect Western leader of the 21st Century.

  31. Truth says:

    In close to two decades of analyzing American politics, I’ve yet to hear an American leader address his Mexican counterpart as forcefully as Mr. Trump addressed President Nieto. Trump came across as a man-of-the world, to whom interfacing with foreign dignitaries was second nature.

    I got this far, then I was distracted by an incredibly large slurping sound…

  32. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    “Like most Israeli filth”

    I thought there was moderation on this site. Am I mistaken? Can we now talk of Islamic fith and use the N word too?

    Hopefully not, since such crass language can only mean the end of intelligent discussion.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  33. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    To correct a ridiculous pair of typos, may I repeat:

    As Machiavelli put it (I quote loosely): If a “bad” man does a good deed he should be praised despite his bad reputation, if a “good” man does a bad deed he should be condemned despite his good reputation.

  34. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    Re: what Mexico needs to do to raise the prosperity of its people, you say:

    But Trump the big government fascist would have none of it.

    Are you not missing something here? Is Mexico not a sovereign state, and if so, what has it to do with the President of the US what Mexico does to reform or boost its economy?

    Then you say:

    Who will fund the building of new factories? The Don does not say because he does not know.

    But again you seem totally out of touch with reality. New factories will be built by private capital, American and foreign, and under Trump’s tax proposals, US-based global corporations will have an incentive to repatriate a trillion or more in overseas profits, first, because they will pay much less tax when they do so than under the present tax regime and, second, because Trump’s proposals for tariff protection of US manufacturing will create profitable opportunities in the United States for American companies to employ American workers making shoes and shirts, computers and car parts, and much else beside that those companies currently manufacture abroad. What you say about “Soviet style large scale building of factories to regenerate the industrial heartlands” is based on sheer fantasy, your own or possibly that of America’s lying MSM.

    One could say more, but analyzing phantasmagoric delusions is a task that palls.

  35. @Rehmat

    On March 6, 2016, Canadian Jew academic, Henry Makow, PhD, claimed on his website that Illuminati

    Was a good post until this part.

  36. Fred Reed says:


    I think you mean “Sí, Se Puede.”

    The view from Mexico is a tad different. Just this morning I was reading a commentary in the Mexican press complaining that the American firms with factories here pay very low wages, offer no benefits, and use manipulative hiring practices to evade laws intended to prevent such behavior. They get away with it because because a lousy job is better than no job. It is the exact parallel of businesses in America hiring people as individual contractors or adjunct professors to avoid paying benefits.

    Young Americans who can’t get decent jobs live at home and work at Starbucks. Since that doesn’t work here, they are likely to cross into the US where, though exploited as illegals who always fear deportation, the low wages they receive are still much better than those n Mexico. They are not being shipped to America by the Mexican government. They are going where the pay is better. In this they are encouraged and welcomed by American businessmen, who are perfectly aware that they are hiring illegals.

    Mexico does nothing from a position of strength with regard to the US. This country is as corrupt as the United States, meaing that magabillion-dollar companies operating here can bribe their way to anything they want. American officials can be bought for a few millions—the Clinton Foundation, Congress—and in a poorer country, the price is less.

    Further, the Mexican economy is mortally dependent on the US. Mexicans know it and have not the slightest notion that they are in a position of strength, in anything. Illegals flood into America, factories go to Mexico and China, H1B Indians pour in, blacks were originally imported, retirements are eliminated, robotics is heavily funded—all because businesses want cheap labor. A Mexican plot it isn’t.

  37. dahoit says:

    The Zionist media is totally anti Trump and demonizes him every day.
    Why would they do that if they want Trump?
    Trump,in his business career,has crossed paths with many Jewish businessmen,and I’m sure of the hundreds,one or two might vote for him.:)
    I see a landslide!God,Allah,Yahweh be praised.

  38. @Anonymous

    Do you think that Israel, with the USA remaining neutral, could “easily” crush Iran, or Turkey, or both in prolonged conventional warfare?

  39. @Binyamin

    Read Trump’s book or website and you’ll learn that a tax on remittances may be used as a major source of revenue to build a border wall. You may not want to do it, but it certainly can be done in practical terms.

  40. @CanSpeccy

    Another censoring left-wing piece of shite.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  41. dahoit says:

    Rehmat is obviously Muslim,and like most has or had a personal stake in Zionist provocation and their land theft.
    It is impossible to troll Israel,as there is almost nothing positive to say about it,despite the MSM total smokescreen of BS they issue daily.
    They have had people in CCs since 1948(refugee camps)and in Gaza a virtual prison for decades,toy with these people like they are mice in cages,and keep stealing more and more land,all with the assistance of the USA,and that assistance helped cause 9-11,and Iraq,and every other stupid mistake by our traitor politicians who fellate Zion.
    Rehmat can’t see that Trump is the answer for solving this nexus,because the anti Muslim demonization,and restrictive immigration proposals get in his way.
    The Zionist media has chosen Trumps road,as their venom for him has revealed to all the the world the would be democracy destroyers,and his vengeance,I hope ,will be a forced peace that the Zionists can’t refuse.,which in the end,will be welcomed by Israelis and Palestinians as they exit their coma.
    America first!

    • Replies: @Avery
  42. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Bill Jones

    Another censoring left-wing piece of shite.

    As I said, such crass language can only mean the end of intelligent discussion.

  43. Avery says:

    {….had a personal stake in Zionist provocation and their land theft.}

    Aside from Israel and their war criminal treatment of Palestinians, the notion of “..(Muslim) land theft” is a sick joke.

    The IslamoFascist Rehmat is a Pakistani parasite who was generously allowed to squat in Christian Canada. Like all IslamoFascist ingrate parasites, who are guests of Christians, this filthy parasite pig also keeps ragging on “Whites” and Christians, while living in complete safety amongst Christians.

    The ingrate squatter parasite is too chichens_____ to return and live in his native Islamistan ‘paradise’. He is currently working in a Canadian bacon pig farm, shoveling pig s____, although the parasite claims he is a nuclear engineer.

    The Middle East was entirely non-Muslim: Christian or other.
    Until Muslim terrorists escaped the Arabian peninsula, and started murdering anyone who was not Sunni Muslim.

    The only ‘their’ land is in Arabian peninsula, Mecca.
    Everywhere else, the Muslims are invaders: not their lands.

  44. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @Fred Reed

    Just this morning I was reading a commentary in the Mexican press complaining that the American firms with factories here pay very low wages, offer no benefits, and use manipulative hiring practices to evade laws intended to prevent such behavior.

    Competing on the basis of a cheap labor supply is not a formula for prosperity. Initially, it may have seemed promising, when for example, Mexico was able to take much of the car parts business from Canada, which also competed with Detroit on the basis of cheap labor. But then China out cheap-labored Mexico, and took much of Mexico’s auto parts business.

    Mexico needs a strategy to better exploit its natural advantages, the chief of which appear to be, sunshine and proximity to the US, which in turn suggest concentration on tourism, retirement living, solar power, and horticulture. Mexico, of course, already competes in three of those four sectors, but it can do much better by upping the quality of products and services. For example, greater success with tourism and retirement living depends on achieving a reputation comparable to that of Switzerland for the quality of services, tourism infrastructure, protection of the environment, and public safety.

  45. gdpbull says:

    Jeez rehmat, no matter the subject, you switch it to the single solitary track in your mind. Get a life.

    • Replies: @Rehmat
  46. El Dato says:

    which is why so many Jews serves in Hitler’s armed forces

    Something from an alternate history Science Fiction story?

    Did you mean “Jews in Wilhelmine Germany” armed forces? I am not sure about their being treated all to well even there.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  47. Rehmat says:

    Like my blogger friend, Gilad Atzmon – I “get a life” by kicking Zionist Jewish AZZ …..

    Rabbi Michael Lerner spoke at Muhammad Ali’s funeral which irked Gilad Atzmon. Naturally, Atzmon in an article pulled down rabbi’s dirty Zionist pants. Rabbi, as a typical Israeli hasbara idiot lost his temper and called Atzmon: “Wake up, asshole – you’re spreading lies and deceit about me.”

  48. Svigor says:

    What a crappy logic. If Mercer likes Trumps talk as America’s national interests – What Mercer would call Trump’s licking Israeli AZZ?

    Nonsequiturs must be the apogee of Muslim logic. In that case, here’s one for you:

    Muslims castrated and genitally mutilated hundreds of thousands of their black slaves. It’s the Muslim-on-Black Holocaust that no one talks about. Go look it up on the internet.

  49. Svigor says:

    This kind of anti-Jewish rhetoric is both unfair and counterproductive.

    It’s exactly the sort of rhetoric Jews routinely engage in, wholesale, against European peoples. I’m sure they’re all in their cups, having heard that you think of their behavior as unfair and counterproductive.

    It’s also exactly the sort of rhetoric blacks routinely engage in, wholesale, against European peoples. I’m sure they’re all broken up to hear your assessment, too.

    European peoples are a hell of a lot more diverse than Jews. Doesn’t stop Jews from characterizing them all as white bread with mayo.

    • Replies: @CanSpeccy
  50. CanSpeccy says: • Website
    @El Dato

    which is why so many Jews serves in Hitler’s armed forces

    … Something from an alternate history Science Fiction story?

    Here’s the story on Hitler’s Jewish soldiers, 150,000 of them, according to the Jewish Magazine.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  51. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    OK, I revise my statement:

    This kind of racist rhetoric is both unfair and counterproductive.

  52. Che Guava says:

    So boring that you are so often the first to ”reply’ with irrelevant pigshit on so many threads.

    One must assume that you are some kind of collective organism, or on that stimulant drug that Daesh likes.

    Separate from your rubbish, I still agree with Ilana on Trump: He may be still working on policies, but he makes more sense than Hillary does. She pretty much says, for example, that she looks forward to war with Iran and Russia, and has not been interviewed in a press conference for nearly a year.

    She goes blank while delivering prepared speeches.

    On lighter notes, I am watching air ‘races’, really time trials, on TV.

    Those aeroplanes really do emit ‘chemtrails’, it is funny, though I can’t be bothered to look up precisely what it is they emit.

    The flying is very impressive.

    Wonder whatever happened to the Ansari idea of similar races with rocket propulsion?

    Suppose it just wasn’t practicable.

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  53. @Fred Reed

    So you’re “correcting” Ilana based on some accent that may or may not be on her keyboard?

    How catty and cheap of you. I expect no less from Pena Nieto’s American apologist. Whoops, I forgot the tilde!

  54. I listened to Pena Nieto’s speech again and I have to say his comments about “defending Mexicans wherever they live” should send a shiver down any American’s spine, since he’s basically giving himself permission to meddle in U.S. affairs because Mexicans live here. So the playbook seems to be, encourage illegal emigration of Mexicans, then arrogate power to yourself based on their physical presence here. I really don’t see how this can end well. World War 2 started mainly because Hitler demanded the right to defend German speakers in other European nations.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @HdC
  55. El Dato says:

    Having two exceptional nations certainly is going to end in tears.

    I foresee a future memoir with the title “From Alamo to Lolamo: A history of the North American Continent during the 21st century”. It could be found in a bathtub…

  56. HdC says:

    Substantially correct.

    You only left out the part that the ex-patriate Germans who found themselves governed by foreigners wound up in that situation because of the somewhat arbitrary drawing of the new international borders by the “Victors” with the “Treaty” (diktat) of Versailles post WWI, thus breaking some of the 14 points on the basis of which the Germans put down arms.

    The Mexicans are in the USA of their own free will, unless you wish to make the claim that they are driven across the border by Mexican forces. I have no opinion on this.

    Somewhat different scenario, wouldn’t you agree? Pat Buchanan’s book Churchill and Hitler, the Unnecessary War, deals with this issue at some length. HdC

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  57. Trump must of been dealing for a new tie sweatshop that can make them cheaper than China. They can pay for the wall with neck wear. Have a neck tie party for Trump.

  58. Art says:

    Trump made a good speech to the American Blacks in Detroit – he is on a roll.

  59. @HdC

    It is a somewhat different scenario, but tell that to the Mexican runt. He’s on a mescaline-induced power trip, I think. It’s scary to think of the end game, not so much because of Mexico’s scant military power, but because if shooting ever did break out, maybe 30% of America’s whites might actually support Mexico. It’s hard to believe I actually just wrote that.

  60. @Binyamin

    You clearly know nothing about this writer. It’s not surprising that everything you say here is a lie.

    I’ve been writing in the paleolibertarian (not AltRight) tradition since … 1999. Well before Breitbart, I believe, and the AltRight.

    Try and do some research.

    On second thought, don’t! Stay in your dank dark corner. You seem comfortable in that zone.

  61. @Fred Reed

    Dear Fred,

    I don’t have Spanish; where did I go wrong?

    I believe the column distinguished the Mexican leadership from the Mexican people and, likewise, the American leadership from the American people. I don’t believe I conflate these categories, namely, the people with their government.

    Leadership on both sides collude. Doubtless the collusion between Mexico’s “traitor class” and America’s “traitor class” is bad for ordinary people on both sides.

    How is your eye?


    • Replies: @Anon
  62. @Che Guava

    Your handle, Che Guava, makes me chuckle each time I see it.
    It’s the best, comrade.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  63. Jason Liu says:

    There’s nothing wrong with mercantilism, especially done with a nationalistic flair. That’s what I don’t understand about libertarians. You’re never going to have a real free market if the left continues to breathe.

    Why not join the nationalist right, crush the left, then we can talk free market later?

  64. Ilana Mercer is brilliant. These comments are unusually terrible.

  65. The Unz Comments section stopped working last night, just as I was replying to Ralph Raico, so I finished the thought on Barely a Blog, in a post titled, “In Which I Show My Inner ‘Illuminati’ To Some Zombie Readers.” Here it is:

    Key words and phrases in the post aforementioned: Anti-Semitism, small-man syndrome, the impulse to belittle this writer qua woman, and the occasional need—mine—to “whack a worm or two.”


  66. Che Guava says:
    @ilana mercer

    Thank you, Ilana.

    I suppose that I should try to write in a way that is better matches at times, angry outbursts at an idiot like Rehmat don’t fit the handle, but they do.

    An unusual feature of The Unz Review is the ignore button, one can assume that Rehmat uses it liberally, so never reads mine, or those of many others.

    Must sleep.

  67. Anon • Disclaimer says:
    @ilana mercer

    I’m not Fred, and it’s been a while since the question was asked, but:

    “Si se puede” means “if it can be done”.
    “Sí, se puede” means “Yes, it can be done” (literally “it can do itself” but idiomatically the same).

    RS Bremner

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