Virgil Goode, former Congressman and 2012 Constitution Party Presidential nominee, is now part of Trump’s campaign team in Virginia. What was that about Trump not being conservative enough? I had some differences with Goode, but he always got the immigration issue.
I point out when cool people endorse Trump, so in the interest of fairness, I’ll pass this along. Old school UFC fighter Pat Miletich has endorsed Rand Paul. There is even Rand Paul Pat Miletich gear if you so desire. Cool pick-up from the state of Iowa for Rand. I guess not all the tough guys are endorsing Trump, just most of them. 😉
Paul Ryan is already turning into a disaster as Speaker of the House. The “conservative” Republicans that voted for him, can’t say I didn’t warn them. See here, and here. Here are a few links illustrating the point.
Beltway insiders are happy with Ryan for standing up to the right.
Says he won’t support cuts in Muslim immigration.
I see a lot of people are attributing Ronda Rousey’s loss to the karma associated with her recent endorsement of Bernie Sanders, but this is not the case. It’s really karma for her accepting the Patrick Swayze role in the remake of Road House (something I vehemently denounced here at CHT), the cosmic implications of which are much more significant. That kick to the head was the cosmos’ way of saying “You ain’t no James Dalton, so stop frontin’.”
How to deal with domestic Islamic terrorism:
1. Restrict immigration
2. Stop meddling in the Middle East.
There, that was easy. Next problem.
When Raimondo, the Rothbardian libertarian, calls for “quarantine”; the situation is serious.
Let the savages of the Middle East stew in their own blood-soaked juice. Let us shore up our defenses, and treat ISIS as we would an outbreak of bubonic plague: by quarantining the entire region. Our answer to the War Party must be unafraid and unequivocal: No, not now, not ever again!
Wow! And he’s absolutely right. In fact, I believe Raimondo is always right when it comes to foreign affairs. Domestic affairs, are another topic (so his reputation isn’t tainted with my views).
This “invade-the-world invite-the-world” policy of flooding our lands with the former inhabitants of the very societies we bomb is a recipe for creating domestic terrorism. Which side of the “War on Terror” are our governments on?
I’m no political expert like Raimondo, but from what I’ve seen the greatest damage to the West has been from these dualities. We’re told to pick a side, Republican or Democrat, Capitalist or Socialist, White Supremacist or Anti-white Globalist, and so forth.
There’s never a place for thought. We’re told to grow angry and to pick a side. Any who do otherwise are labeled derisively as “moderate” or “less principled”. Yet, the conservative is supposed to be prudent and to draw his position from First Things: particular ties, faith, duty.
And so, I fear we’re headed for a new duality: Islamism vs. Secular Humanism. For myself, I’m going to remain a paleoconservative. I say to end the conflict, remove troops and bases from the Middle East, and expel all Muslims from Western lands. And to strengthen the West, there’s need for a return to Christ and a return to tradition and heritage. Since such a position fits into neither side of the duality, I expect I’ll be labeled yet again with “moderate” status.
The positive of being such an outcast is the paleo is equally unwelcomed in both camps and can often enter to make destabilising arguments. It’s frequently the case that, from the paleo perspective, both sides share many similarities. For example, the term “libertarian-socialist” is now a thing within paleodom. And just as ISIS destroys archaeological treasures and national ties, the secular humanist would also like to destroy such “irrational” and “backward” remnants, to make way for a “rational” “progressive” future. Perhaps the term “secular humanist-Islamist” will become a thing.
I have not seen Jericho, but I love this reference:
On a personal note, I cannot help but notice the similarities between Marco Rubio and President Glen Tomarchio of the “Allied States of America” as depicted in the TV show “Jericho” (2006-2008). Both were U.S. Senators before running for President. Both are young and charismatic. And even their names are eerily similar. Interestingly enough, in that show, the newly-formed “Allied States of America” was clearly depicted as being nothing more than a front organization for multinational corporations and President Tomarchio as being nothing more than a puppet for those same corporations. Wow! No wonder CBS had to yank “Jericho” from the network in spite of its huge popularity. Marco Rubio is the living, breathing Glen Tomarchio. And, with the help of Paul Ryan, Tomarchio—I mean Rubio—will indeed turn the United States of America into a Constitutionless “Allied States of America.”
Analogies like this are potentially powerful.
I’ve never myself understood the aspiration of Constitution-defenders since it seems almost a technicality how the US today rejects the Constitution. Legal scholars declare the Constitution is indeed obeyed, no matter what is done; and Americans just accept that as true.
However, Donald Trump aims to uphold American interests, as opposed to corporate interests. And I can understand and support that. Big Business & Socialism vs. Trump & America.