Looks like the Democrat-Socialist effort to separate Trump from his base of support is beginning to bear fruit, as folks disappointed with his lack of progress on core issues begin to announce they’re all done with him, while others begin to feel their faith in his ability to wrest change from a calcified superstate ebbing.
Sadly, some of their gripes have merit: Trump’s baffling staffing choices; his misplaced faith in the essential soundness of our broken system; his hesitation and backpedaling on withdrawal from Syria; his recent inexplicable reversal on immigration; his failure to go balls to the wall on any of his primary agenda items—all are beginning to wear on at least some of his supporters. Even Vox Day, as staunch as he’s been, is speculating on the prospect of failure and proposing a possible alternative candidate for 2020:
If the God-Emperor cannot, or simply will not, build Americans their promised wall, drain the swamp, stop the foreign invasions, repatriate the post-1965 immigrants, or put America first, then perhaps Americans need to turn to a leader who is actually capable of leading his nation on its behalf…
His audacious alternative? Well, see…ummm…it’s, like…well, uhhh…
Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian women for everything they do in life, like taking care of the home and staying beautiful. He made the remarks to a group of Russian female policewomen on International Women’s Day, which was celebrated throughout the Soviet Union.
“You manage everything at work and at home, whilst staying beautiful, bright, and charming,” Putin said, adding that “It is hard to imagine the history and development of our country without the contribution of the great Russian women.”
“What does a young woman need to maintain her figure? Three things: a workout machine, a masseuse and a suitor,” Putin told the police officers….
“Our women’s ability to achieve success is remarkable. You manage to cope with everything at work and take care of the family. Your love unites, encourages, supports, consoles makes us feel warm,” reported Russian state news agency TASS on Putin’s official comments.
“You are destined to go the whole way of creating new life – the miracle of childbirth. This great happiness of motherhood and child-rearing transfigures this world, fills it with kindness, gentleness and sympathy and asserts the traditional values that have always made Russia strong,” Putin said.
Heh. What the hell, I’m down with it. With traditionalist views like that and the guts to come right out and nakedly espouse ’em, we could do worse. All kidding around aside, though, Vox knows our real problem:
Don’t get me wrong. President Trump remains the best available option for the USA. He has exceeded expectations and is one of the best Presidents the country has ever had. But unfortunately, it appears he was too little, too late. And as I warned from the start, there was very little chance that a civic nationalist would be up to the challenge posed by the realities and social rifts of a waning multiethnic, multireligious empire.
Pretty much what I said all along too. I expected Trump was going to do things I wouldn’t like. I also considered the notion that he could somehow magically reverse 60 years of decline and bureaucratic mission-creep overnight, in the face of virulent opposition from both wings of the Uniparty status-quo establishment, to be little short of ridiculous. So I can’t say I’m overly frustrated with him just yet; it’s all gone pretty much the way I figured it would, although I do find the above-mentioned immigration flip-flop in particular disturbing. But for anybody still holding out any hope at all for positive change short of open revolution and bloodshed, Trump remains the only game in town: he’s still the only guy even talking about most of these things, let alone making any honest attempt at, y’know, actually doing them.
Which doesn’t alter the likelihood that we’ll get violent revolution anyway, mind, no matter what Trump or anybody else does. The Deep State is neither reformable nor removable by political means. The long-running Uniparty distraction and masquerade has about run its tired, shabby, circular course. The Left’s genocidal intentions for us have now been openly declared. Things are falling apart; the center cannot hold. Robert Gore tots it all up:
As the middle class watches the America it once knew and cherished collapse, and comes to understand why, it realizes its head is on the chopping block. A bright middle-schooler can see that the Green New Deal will bring the economy to a shuddering stop and plunge many who have managed to escape so far into poverty. Yet the Democrats’ leading lights rush to praise the imaginary raiment of would-be empress Ocasio-Cortez.
The middle class has always aspired to better things—the American dream. Talk of 70 percent or higher tax rates and wealth taxes capitalizes on hatred of the rich, it’s open season. Why work and sacrifice to get rich if the government gets it all? Take away middle class dreams and you may well be taking away the last thing that keeps them paying their taxes, observing the law, supporting the troops and police, in short, everything that from the vantage point of the ruling class, “keeps them in line.”
What began as a gentle squeeze a century ago has become python-like constriction. Government has drained economic vitality and shuttered opportunity as the once politically stable, prosperous, and optimistic middle class dwindles. A few still reach the upper echelon, but most are consigned to creeping poverty, blunting the economic consequences with credit and the personal consequences with cannabis, alcohol, opioids, pornography, and promiscuity. It’s only going to get worse as debt grows, massive unfunded medical and pension liabilities come due, taxes rise, economies shrink, and promises are broken.
The ruling class has backed the middle class into a corner. Shoving them into poverty and vanquishing their dreams amounts to an unprecedented and dangerous experiment. Aristocratic arrogance, condescension, exclusivity, and isolation add to the combustibility. Yet they remain steadfastly oblivious to the rising anger and the risks. They don’t even recognize the danger of billing the governments they control (or the global one they want to create) as the solution to all problems. Who’s going to get the blame when things fall apart?
Love Trump or hate him, any decent, sane American simply must continue to hold out hope for him to succeed against all odds. The alternative—unpredictable, uncontrollable, irreversible, horrible—just doesn’t bear thinking about.