The Importance of Trump

Like Richard Nixon, Donald Trump is the Silent Majority candidate of this election. The more the media howl at his abrasiveness and sheds crocodile tears for those he offends, the stronger he becomes. You can’t understand this without understanding Nixon and the electoral coalition he built that won him a 49-state landslide despite an overwhelmingly hostile media.

Trump’s people aren’t concerned with the minutiae of different tax plans or who gets endorsed by the Beltway think-tanks. They are not necessarily ideological conservatives, much less libertarians. The sight of various dyed in the wool GOPers and the libertarians who usually vote with them calling Trump a ‘RINO’ are stupendously missing the point and sadly oblivious to their own irrelevance.

The Trump base are responding to the erosion of American institutions; a process begun with some malice on the part of the American left but never effectively halted by the Republican Party. This is partly because mass Third World immigration, the greatest factor in America’s undoing, is supported by the Chamber of Commerce faction of the party, so the GOP is pursuing profits in the short-term but actually increasingly hurting it’s chances of winning the national ticket with every electoral cycle as a result of the demographic changes it is fostering.

Trump voters are not fascists or RINO’s or socialists or whatever. They are in the rawest sense just one thing: Americans. It must be noted that they are predominantly the descendants of America’s founding stock, supplemented by the pre-WWI European immigrants, and that they are opposed by a coalition of the fringes that represents a kind of anti-America. So while Trump’s people may not be reading Edmund Burke or Adam Smith, they are still our people. It’s up to the GOP to recognise them and embrace them, as opposed to turning their backs in embarrassment or spitting on them.

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Reactionary. That fella from the Norris scandal.

One Response to The Importance of Trump

  1. Robert Sweeney says:

    John,
    Though not of immediate relevance to your post above, I’d greatly appreciate it if you could elaborate (whether in brief here or at length in a future article) on the emergence of Christian anti-Zionist initiatives, of varying denominations, not least the Ecumenical Accompaniment crowd.

    As to their motivations, one can grasp (whilst not remotely arriving at their conclusions): residual sympathy for Palestinian Christians since ’48; opposition to Begin’s (counterproductive) overreach in Lebanon and the collapse of the Israeli-Maronite alliance (and subsequent Hezbollisation of even non-Shia Lebanese – save for a considerable part of the Leb Christian diaspora). But to what extent is their anti-Zionism a pre-Zionist phenomenon? After all, whether during Byzantine times or even under subsequent Islamic rule, the Eastern churches’ view of Jews was suffused with supercessionist theology – not unlike that of the churches in Western Europe. To such a tradition, a continued Jewish presence in the Holy Land was tolerable provided said Jews knew their station, didn’t get too uppity etc.

    Kind regards, and keep up the good work
    Robert

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