Monthly Archives: August 2016

Teamsters Betray Trump, Endorse Hillary

Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

Teamsters have the audacity to say Hillary “I will raise taxes on the middle class” Clinton would be best for the middle class. Yet Trump is the guy running against the “elite”, meaning largely against the wealthy. And his support base is Middle America.

Because the Teamsters support the Keystone Pipeline, it was thought they might endorse Donald Trump. But there’s more to it. Trump’s entire platform is built around expanding the middle class, growing America’s economy.

To highlight: Hillary has praised TPP numerous times. It is only Donald Trump (and Bernie) who made trade into an issue, and Trump has been talking on trade for decades.

Teamsters surely know that Hillary will not veto Obama’s three trade deals.

Burkini Vs. Victorian Bathing Suit

With Islam challenging cosmopolitan interculturalism, we’ve created a dichotomy between: Secular vs. Islam.

This places skimpy bathing suits on the side of “the West”. But where is a Christian to stand?

Both the bikini and the burkini are degrading to a woman. The burkini covers the face as if to deface the wearer, make her look deformed.

Well, I propose that we remember the Victorian bathing suit!

Though such a suit might be impractical, it is surely not more impractical than a bikini, which does not always remain tied to the wearer during a swim. A Victorian bathing suit commands respect. Rather than turn boys on, it would surely attract the sort of responsible man a Victorian lady is seeking to help raise a large family.

Perhaps an intermediary bathing suit would be best, one between the Victorian and the modern. Or perhaps another period’s style is better still. I am no expert on bathing suits.

I dislike the Muslims taking the side of God. The West should declare that we side with the real God, not with the secular.

Zerohedge Fears Millennial Lack of Ideological Purity

From Zerohedge, two polls are cited with overlapping percentages. 58% favour socialism; 64 percent favour a free market.

While Zerohedge is correct that socialism is not a free market, it is wrong to suggest only capitalism can be a free market. Before capitalism, we had free markets; free markets have always been a thing.

What we’re perhaps seeing is an end to a political ideology: Classical liberalism. That end cannot come soon enough. I believe it was the Cold War and the one-directional television/radio communication that created such fanaticism as we have today among the Hippie generation.

“Third Way” ideas are not some degradation of a perfect ideology; they are a return to sanity. Millennials might not know what socialism is, but they’re right to reject classical liberalism.

Addendum: Perhaps another factor that encourages rigid classical liberalism is the overfocus on a single historical period for political values, rather than appreciating multiple periods.

Alt Right and Populism/Democracy

Alt Right is amorphous, difficult to pinpoint. One clear characteristic, however, is elitism. (I’m not declaring this site Alt Right, though I do believe in elite theory.)

Americans have an irrational mythology built on democracy and populism, that the people actually wield significant power, are, or at least can be, the ones in charge.

This is wholly contrary to elite theory, which states that elites are always behind society.

The Trump movement, though it is claimed by Hillary to be both an Alt Right conspiracy and a Russian conspiracy, is actually extremely populist. We have a revolt of the people, by the people, for the people, with Trump supporting pretty much whatever is both popular and in our interests. (Trump also seems to generally agree with “the people” and to be out-of-step with Washington politicians.)

If this movement fails, I think we’ll have to conclude that populism simply cannot, and never can, work. Those with money, those with power, always win, can only be slowed or pushed. So, then the only means of winning is to become wealthy/powerful oneself, rather than bothering with populist movements. That is, assuming electoral victory is desired. (Someone will add how an elite could direct a populist movement, but that is a powerful elite doing the directing.)

Continuing on American populist mythology:

Similarly, American conservatives tend to cherish “organic” culture, that arises on its own, from “the people”. I say this sadly, but I expect we only have “organic” culture when the individual or elite few that produced it has been forgotten.

Another point: Americans Southerners believe that schooling should be done privately (populist and individual), without government involvement. Northerners, it is said, tend to believe in central, government directed education. And we’ve generally seen how Northern culture has won this battle. This could be due simply to confusion about our Southern traditions, since originally we had the plantation aristocracy and the closer ties to Europe, both we seem to have lost. Either way, it appears the Southern rejection of an elite, post-planter society, has not thrived. We’re similarly vulnerable to mass culture, each of us individually struggling (usually failing) to filter the mass culture for the next generation.

I don’t mean to equate “elite” solely with wealth, but if Trump loses, I think it’s safe to declare populism a failure and something that has never and can never work.

Conservatives Stab Trump in Back Over Immigration Misunderstanding

Rep. Steve King, Ann Coulter, Rush, others, have condemned Trump’s “softening” on immigration amnesty. But amnesty is not the primary issue. Rep. Steve King, it should be added, also declared (previously) he could work with Hillary. With allies like this…

In so doing, they’ve helped soften Trump’s base of supporters. Voters are not rational, and this perceived flip-flop will harm Trump’s base. It feeds to the CruzCult that Trump is less of a conservative than Cruz, despite how Cruz flipped quite a bit even on immigration.

Trump’s mistake is how, early on, he focused overmuch on the wall and on a deportation force; when we already have a deportation force, and neither are the primary immigration issue.

Also, Trump has confused supporters and critics with his rhetoric, exaggeration. If you look at his website, there is little mention of deportation. This is not new.

What many supporters are failing to understand is illegals would self-deport under a Trump presidency, assuming Congress passes and funds much of his plan.

Each amnesty we’ve had over the years has been followed by another amnesty, then another. This is what must end. Trump must agree to a partial amnesty for those remaining here only after most of the rest of his plan is in place.

Ann Coulter writes:

“First step: Build the wall. Second step: Let ICE do its job. Third step: Stop importing jihadists and welfare recipients. Fourth step: enforce e-verify to protect American jobs. Fifth step: prosecute social security card/ID theft/voting fraud.

“Then, once ALL the borders are secure, the criminals gone, our vote and jobs secure, and the Third World no longer pouring in — we’ll get to what to do with the illegals still here.”

What is Coulter saying? Grant partial amnesty.

With immigration, numbers are key. Legal, illegal, it’s the numbers that matter. If Trump reduces legal immigration while granting amnesty to a few hundred thousand remaining illegals, we have an actual win.

Thanks to Trump, we’re increasingly seeing how many things are driven by money in this society. Hopefully under Trump we see populism win an actual battle for once, do more than merely slow the moneyed interests down.

Jim Webb Jr. Will Vote for Trump

From Breitbart:

Webb’s son, interestingly enough, just told the Washington Post that he is voting for Donald Trump.

“I think there’s a pretty sour taste in a lot of guys’ mouths about Iraq and about what happened there,” Jim Webb Jr., a Marine veteran and Webb’s son—who is also a Trump supporter—told the Washington Post.

The Post cast Webb’s son’s comments in the light of him praising Trump’s vow to end nation-building type of foreign policy that Republicans drove under the Bush administration. While Trump’s vows to steer clear of establishment status quo type foreign policy has cost him a handful of votes among GOP elites in Washington, D.C., so the thinking goes, it has won him many more actual voters across America in places like Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina—and potentially even New York state.

And also Obama’s 3 trade deals (TPP, TTIP, TISA) are significant, angering Democrats as well as Republicans. Check out EOC’s latest.

Hopefully Trump can pull this off.

Meanwhile, Hillary thinks racism and Russia are behind all opposition to the moneyed elite. You’re either with Hillary, or you’re a racist commie… And according to Zerohedge, it sounds like Soros really is after Putin, also behind open-borders. Both revelations surprise absolutely no one.

And we might be on the verge of WWIII. Hopefully Trump speaks out against this. He took a gamble in the SC primary, and it is hoped he will once again take a gamble here: Condemn the warmongers Mr. Trump!

Yes, Pro-Hillary/Anti-Trump Trolls Really are That Pathetic

Recently I have been dealing with a lot of pro-Hillary/anti-Trump trolls. I live in a completely different universe than do guys who are pro-Hillary and anti-Trump. I have a hard time fathoming the social milieu in which a dude would get positive feels from signaling that he is pro-Hillary/anti-Trump. If I supported Hillary I would most certainly keep it to myself and would be deathly afraid that my secret might get out. If I got outed, I would probably just off myself because that’s the kind of humiliation you can never recover from. What kind of latte sipping crowd do you have to run with for there to be social capital in a guy signaling he’s for Hillary? I know some of these trolls are paid, but I wouldn’t besmirch my reputation like that for any amount of money. Good grief. Put down the latte boys and pick up a fishing pole. Listen to some country music. Watch some football. Do something. You seriously need to reconsider the crowd you are hanging with.