Some of us in the paleosphere recognized a paleo/populist streak in Palin before becoming the VP nominee for McCain neutered her. She endorsed Pat Buchanan in ’96. I suspect this Trump endorsement is a return to her roots.
George will has his panties in a wad over Donald Trump and attempts to protect the integrity of conservatism as he sees it in this rant. Who does George Will think he is fooling acting as the defender of conservatism? Sam Francis had this pretender’s number 30 years ago. (Sorry for the odd spacing, but the original sources was in columns so that’s how it pasted.)
Although Will is sometimes called a
“neo-conservative,” he is not one. Neoconservatives
typically derive more or
less conservative policy positions from essentially
liberal premises. Will in fact does
the opposite: he derives from more or less
unexceptionable premises of classical
conservatism policy positions that are
often congruent with the current liberal
agenda. It is because he accepts, and
wants to be accepted by, the “achievements”
of modem liberalism that he ignores
or sneers at the serious conservative
thinkers and leaders of our time who
have sought to break liberal idols and that
he voices no criticism of the powers that
support liberalism. It is therefore not surprising
that his commentary is welcomed
in and rewarded by liberal power centers.
They have little to fear from him and his
ideas and much to gain if his version of
“conservatism” should gain currency. He
enjoys every prospect of a bright future in
their company. ~ Sam Francis, Modern Age, Spring 1986
Prominent conservative scholar William Lind has written this essay. In it, he virtually endorses Donald Trump. I don’t know if it is fair to characterize it as an outright endorsement, but his thoughts about Trump relative to the other candidates are clear.
“…he is the only candidate who understands what a Fourth Generation world will be like. The hysterical denunciations from all other candidates except Senator Cruz demonstrate they don’t get it. While that alone may not be enough to indicate Trump would be a good president, it strongly suggests none of his opponents are fit to hold the office. Whether they like it or not, or understand it or not, Fourth Generation war is what they and this country are facing.”
How to deal with domestic Islamic terrorism:
1. Restrict immigration
2. Stop meddling in the Middle East.
There, that was easy. Next problem.
Pat gets it, as usual. Trade matters to the GOP base.
“They’re 100 percent behind these trade deals, because it frees up these corporations to move their factories abroad, their plants abroad, and send their goods back to the United States free of charge,” he said. “So, the de-industrialization of America is to the benefit of these corporations, because they can produce far more cheaply outside the United States than they can here.”
This is great stuff. I hope it comes up in the next debate. NAFTA should be broken because it was not appropriately ratified. It is clearly a treaty and should have been ratified by 2/3rds of the Senate. Same with KORUS and the upcoming TPP.
Did anyone know about this? I didn’t hear anything about it locally. This story is from an English Language Asian news site.
… I believe it is an appropriate time to declare that we should have stuck with the Articles of Confederation.
I’ve been surprised at how baffled the pundit class has been by Trump and his success. I’m not surprised that they don’t like it, but people who get paid to think about politics shouldn’t be so stumped by him. But Pat Buchanan gets him, of course. Read this.
Enter the Donald. If there is a single theme behind his message, it would seem to be a call for a New Nationalism or New Patriotism.
He is going to “make America great again.”
Trump is far from perfect on the issues and is a less than ideal vehicle for the issues where he is right, but a lot of paleos and various other outside the mainstream rightists seem to be supportive of his campaign. Is supporting Trump to whatever degree the right thing or the wrong thing to do? Let’s hash it out here. I would like to read people’s thoughts. Even the writers for this site don’t seem to agree.