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Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump's speech: an analysis

Note: this is based on the prepared text, not the one Donald Trump actually delivered, which was fairly similar. Key passages:
America is far less safe – and the world is far less stable – than when Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy.

I am certain it is a decision he truly regrets. Her bad instincts and her bad judgment – something pointed out by Bernie Sanders – are what caused the disasters unfolding today. Let’s review the record. In 2009, pre-Hillary, ISIS was not even on the map.

Libya was cooperating. Egypt was peaceful. Iraq was seeing a reduction in violence. Iran was being choked by sanctions. Syria was under control. After four years of Hillary Clinton, what do we have? ISIS has spread across the region, and the world. Libya is in ruins, and our Ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. Egypt was turned over to the radical Muslim brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. Iraq is in chaos.

Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. Syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the West. After fifteen years of wars in the Middle East, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been before.

This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton: death, destruction and weakness.
Translation: no more neoconnery. He's rhetorically going after Hillary here, and is correct to do so, but he's dialectically including the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy as well. 2016-2009=7, not 15. This is the real reason why the conservative media is opposed to Trump; they want their foreign wars.
The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.
It's important that he directly called out globalism here. America First could be empty rhetoric, but rejecting globalism puts some teeth into it.
The damage and devastation that can be inflicted by Islamic radicals has been over and over – at the World Trade Center, at an office party in San Bernardino, at the Boston Marathon, and a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Florida, 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist.
Islam. Not radical Islam. This is potentially significant, as the problem is with Islam itself, not the various variants of it. It is Mao's old fish/sea challenge.
we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. My opponent has called for a radical 550% increase in Syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country under President Obama. She proposes this despite the fact that there’s no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from. I only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people.
Translation: no more Muslim immigration. Not quite as good as going back to admitting only white Christians of good character, but it's a very good start.
We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration
He's either lying to the American people, again, or he lied to the elite media that he specifically calls out as a problem in this speech. I'd bet on the latter.
By enforcing the rules for the millions who overstay their visas, our laws will finally receive the respect they deserve.
Translation: deportation. Again, it's a start.
I pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers, or that diminishes our freedom and independence. Instead, I will make individual deals with individual countries. No longer will we enter into these massive deals, with many countries, that are thousands of pages long – and which no one from our country even reads or understands. We are going to enforce all trade violations, including through the use of taxes and tariffs, against any country that cheats.

This includes stopping China’s outrageous theft of intellectual property, along with their illegal product dumping, and their devastating currency manipulation. Our horrible trade agreements with China and many others, will be totally renegotiated. That includes renegotiating NAFTA to get a much better deal for America – and we’ll walk away if we don’t get the deal that we want.
Holy cow, I NEVER thought he'd take on NAFTA directly. This is phenomenal stuff, even better than I'd anticipated. There are brief throwaways about "fixing" TSA and Obamacare, and while it would have been better to simply announce that they'd be shut down, all in all, he hit the three main issues that are on the table good and hard: immigration, free trade, and globalism.

As for the other two big ones, gun control and the Fed, he didn't mention them nor did I imagine he would. Trump isn't interested in gun control and he's probably not equipped to even begin thinking about the monetary system. Trump is not only more appealing to the Alt Right than I thought he'd be, he's also more appealing to conservatives and moderates than I would have imagined. It was such a good speech, it even won over the cuckiest of cuckservatives:
Trump is definitely speaking to the moment. He may not be speaking to you, but he is speaking to many, many people in the country right now.... That’s rhetorical gold. All of it. I have never heard Trump or any other politician since Pat Buchanan put it so succinctly.

8.5 out of 10. I see no reason to revise my prediction that the election will be "a Trumpslide of Mondalean proportions."

Meanwhile, the man who was Trump before Trump, Pat Buchanan, sums up what we saw taking place at the Republican National Convention:
The crisis of today’s Republican Party stems from a failure to recognize, after Reagan went home, and during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, that America now faced a new set of challenges.

By 1991, America’s border was bleeding. Thousands were walking in from Mexico every weekend. The hundreds of thousands arriving legally, the vast majority of them Third World poor, began putting downward pressure on working-class wages. Soon, these immigrants would begin voting for the welfare state on which their families depended, and support the Party of Government.

By 1991, free trade had begun to send our factories and jobs overseas and de-industrialize America.

By 1991, an epoch in world history had ended. With the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the Cold War was suddenly over. America had prevailed.

“As our case is new,” said Lincoln, “so we must think anew and act anew.” Bush Republicans did not think anew or act anew.

They were like football coaches who still swore by the single-wing offense, after George Halas’ Chicago Bears, the “Monsters of the Midway,” used the T-formation to score 11 touchdowns and beat the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL championship game, 73-0.

What paralyzed the Republicans of a generation ago? What blinded them from seeing and blocked them from acting on the new realities?

Ideology, political correctness, a reflexive recoil against new thinking, and an innate inability to adapt.

The ideology was a belief in free trade that borders on the cultic, though free trade had been rejected by America’s greatest leaders: Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

The political correctness stemmed from a fear of being called racist and xenophobic so paralyzing, so overpowering, that some Republicans would ship the entire Third World over here, rather than have it thought they would ever consider the race, ethnicity or religion of those repopulating America.

The inability to adapt was seen when our Cold War adversary extended a hand in friendship, and the War Party slapped it away. Rather than shed Cold War alliances and rebuild our country, we looked around for new commitments, new allies, new wars to fight to “end tyranny in our world.”

These wars had less to do with threats to vital interests, than with providing now-obsolete Cold Warriors with arguments to maintain their claims on national resources and attention, not to mention their lifestyles and jobs.

With Trump’s triumph, the day of reckoning has arrived.

The new GOP is not going to be party of open borders, free trade globalism or reflexive interventionism.
The new GOP is not going to be a republican party. It is an American party, which is to say that it is, for all intents and purposes, the White party. That doesn't mean it won't have any non-white support; what most people don't understand is that more than a few Hispanics, Asians, and even blacks want to live in a mostly white country.

The age of ideology is over. The era of identity politics is upon us, courtesy of those who eroded and expanded America's demographics in 1965.

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178 Comments:

Blogger Kona Commuter July 22, 2016 8:08 AM  

Shit's getting real world wide. France & Germany is going to be a blood bath. US is going to a free fire zone. And it's all going to be SJW & lefties fault. They got what they wanted but then they pushed it.

Hope I'm wrong.

Anonymous Be Not Afraid July 22, 2016 8:18 AM  

Agreed on all, Dark Lord. I wonder if history will mark Cruz's self-immolation as the moment the old GOP died. By the end of Trump's speech, the outlines of a new GOP were drawn. If Trump wins in November, the GOP is changed forever. If Trump loses, the last remnants of the GOP will be blown away by a cold wind, as they will almost certainly no longer be able to challenge the Democrat party.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 22, 2016 8:26 AM  

As for the other two big ones, gun control and the Fed, he didn't mention them nor did I imagine he would.

It's good that he didn't. Gun control would have been a distraction from the thrust of the speech and any mention of the Fed puts everyone but accountants to sleep.

Ultimately, I think he gets our side of guns. He carries himself in Gun Hating New Jersey. A Smith and Wesson wheel gun in point of fact.

He says he's more comfortable that way, so despite his past statements on the matter I am will to assume he gets it.

I think in some ways being a presidential candidate has been very liberating for him. It gets him outside the New York bubble.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 8:27 AM  

I've been thinking this for a while, but I'll go on record so I can brag later: If Trump is elected, he will be the most conservative president of my lifetime, in terms of actually "conserving" America back towards the 1950s state that social conservatives yearn for, before "conservatism" was taken over by Israel-first, pro-war globalists. Which will be ironic, since many conservatives think he's the most liberal liberal ever.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 22, 2016 8:27 AM  

Very sharp take and good to see you excerpt Pat Buchanan. I've thought of Buchanan a lot over the last year. It truly must be gratifying to him to see what he envisioned come to fruition.

Trump did have a throwaway line that Clinton would gut the Second Amendment in a radical way, from memory. It just checked the box.

Trump had a great convention despite Luegenpresse's best efforts to present it as a cluster. He's on a glide path to victory, largely compelled by events and the force of his personality. Nothing ever will be the same again.

Blogger Mike Romkey July 22, 2016 8:35 AM  

Amen.

Anonymous Anonymous July 22, 2016 8:46 AM  

Excerpt from pre-released speech text: "We are also going to appoint justices to the United States Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our Constitution.

The replacement for Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views and principles. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election. My opponent wants to essentially abolish the 2nd amendment. I, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association and will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe."

I thought the emphasis on the right of all to keep their families safe -- ie a natural God-given right -- was both powerful and revealing.

Blogger Josh July 22, 2016 8:54 AM  

I thought it was a good speech--the delivered speech wasn't quite as good as the prepared one--too long and too much adlibbing and rambling.

It would have been better if it had been given an hour earlier in the night.

Anonymous Feh July 22, 2016 8:56 AM  

Pundits are all yammering about the grim dystopian darkness of the speech. Doesn't everybody know the train is fine? There is no need to Make America Great Again! It is already great, all we need to do is preserve all the progress Obama has made.

Blogger RC July 22, 2016 8:59 AM  

His was a powerful speech, as good as I could have imagined it would be. The fact that he's calling out globalism is epic.

Can a nationalist overcome Hart-Celler and its aftermath? If so, my grandchildren might have an opportunity to live in liberty without shed blood.

Anonymous sth_txs July 22, 2016 9:00 AM  

I liked what Trump was saying, but in the end, he needs a cooperative congress to go along with it. There is only so much one man can do.

My other thought was that we can only hope he won't be Kennededied in the future if he even tries to deliver on a fourth of what he had said.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 22, 2016 9:04 AM  

Pundits are all yammering about the grim dystopian darkness of the speech.

Well sure, for them everything is coming up roses, the future is so bright they have to wear shades, the train is fine.

For those of us who haven't drunk the kool-aid? Not so much.

My apologies to George Orwell.

Anonymous Elipe July 22, 2016 9:04 AM  

Republicans almost never feel the need to gut the Second Amendment precisely because when they're in power, they know they're not being tyrants that usually get deposed.

Democrats on the other hand... ever seen a Gamma wield authority? Like Scalzi.

Anonymous andon July 22, 2016 9:09 AM  

the twitter streams I saw were full of "I'm scared" almost like it was co-ordinated. quite a bit of "dark" also.

Anonymous Broken Arrow July 22, 2016 9:13 AM  

If his speech was a remake of Morning in America he would have been accused of trying to be the new Reagan and blind to the problems in the world by the people who hate him regardless. It was a heavy and rather dark speech, but around 70% of the country think it's heading in the wrong direction so the people are in a dark mood.

Anonymous NorthernHamlet July 22, 2016 9:21 AM  

VD,

Also notice the beginning approaches the subject by side-stepping O's policies and therefore, in some respect, his approval ratings; to decouple H and go after the only question that really matters: What we're the results?

The end of an age of ideology indeed.

Blogger Achilles July 22, 2016 9:21 AM  

It was a great speech and I think you're right about the landslide. A lot of Democrats who bothered to watch will be infected with nationalism. Hillary isn't capable of combating that.

Anonymous BGKB July 22, 2016 9:23 AM  

the twitter streams I saw were full of "I'm scared" almost like it was co-ordinated. quite a bit of "dark" also.

I guess illegal aliens can go on twitter with their obamaphones. Most gays are more offended by hearing "2 niggers killed a faggot in Philly" than the killing of a gay man by 2 niggers in Philly.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 9:24 AM  

@10 That's true, but a president can do a lot without Congress, if he has the guts to go against the bureaucracy and the media. He can shut down departments, and where that's not legal, he can appoint leaders with instructions to have everyone at the department spend his days playing table football. He can get federal law enforcement off the backs of Americans, ending the cases where the DoJ steps in and crushes some small business on behalf of SJWs. He can enforce immigration law, and replace officials until it starts really happening.

And that's without even getting into the power of the Executive Order.

Anonymous Stiggins July 22, 2016 9:29 AM  

This was probably the "best" part of Trump's speech:

"It is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. I will present the facts plainly and honestly. We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.

So if you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths — the Democrats are holding their convention next week. Go there.

But here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else."

Translation: Only what I say is true, everyone else is lying. It was a preemptive jab at anyone who would counter the stuff he says in his speech in the coming days, appealing to naive cynicism. Example in action: Manafort, when defending Trump's bogus claims that crime is rising, blanket dismissed FBI statistics showing crime on the decline by merely saying that because the FBI failed to prosecute Hillary, everything they do is suspect and shouldn't be trusted.

Trump rose to prominence within and appeals to naively cynical epistemological outlooks. People who have lost (for whatever reason) any external means of determining and knowing truth, so they ensconce themselves in paranoid reality bubbles where they only accept what they want to believe as true and dismiss all conventional methods of determining truth out of hand. Especially as far as the media goes (Although, also history, science, basically everything). The GOP has increasingly become naively skeptical of the media, meaning: rather than critically evaluating it on a piece by piece basis to determine what is true, they tend to blanket dismiss large portions of it in total. I think that cynicism is catching on in the greater public, though, and it's not just a right wing thing. You see it on the left, for example, in the Bernie Sanders movement and many social protest movements (I've seen elements of it in feminism, black lives matters, etc.).

The scary thing about this is that it kicks the legs out from all objective (or, at least, agreed upon) methods of negotiating what's true in society. So, eventually, there's nothing left but a pure cynicism which erodes all foundations. Truth has always been negotiated between various political outlooks, but I think the apparatuses for this negotiation have been eroding for years, so there's increasingly no longer any common basis for this negotiation to take place. We've arrived in a world where Americans can, seemingly, live in entirely different realities, truth be damned. Which leaves an epistemological vacuum, within which a candidate like Trump (who basically just creates and recreates reality in his speeches in whatever way suits him at the moment) can appear.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 9:30 AM  

I thought it was a good speech--the delivered speech wasn't quite as good as the prepared one--too long and too much adlibbing and rambling.

That's Trump being Trump. That is, he's not a scripted, always color in the lines person.

If he didn't ad lib, I'd be concerned.

Blogger Cash July 22, 2016 9:30 AM  

Who would have thought we would have a Presidential candidate with a real shot of winning saying these things even two years ago? Win or lose you got to feel good.

My hope is that a Trump victory will bring on an age of right wing culture war winnings just like Obama unleashed his cultural revolution.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus July 22, 2016 9:30 AM  

Good starts - and ya gotta start somewhere. The journey of a million deportations begins with a single roundup.

On a lighter note, folks, let's not just have a GOOD day, let's have a VOX day.

Anonymous Great Again July 22, 2016 9:31 AM  

sth_txs wrote:I liked what Trump was saying, but in the end, he needs a cooperative congress to go along with it. There is only so much one man can do.


The beauty of it is that Trump's highest priority - immigration, can be handled almost exclusively at the executive level. The laws are already on the books, we just need to enforce them. And the President has the authority to reject any immigrant on the basis of national interest.

On the trade front, negotiations are also done at the executive level, with Congress only having an up or down vote. If Trump wins the Presidency on a protectionist platform, Congress will go along for the sake of self preservation.

Furthermore, Trump can do a lot at the executive level to clean up the bureaucracy and throw out the corrupt bastards in the civil service.

Trump surely won't accomplish things like Obamacare reform and his tax cut package, but those aren't really part of his agenda anyway. They're only mentioned to appease the Republican base. We can tackle those issues in the future after deporting a bunch of Democrat voters.

Blogger NHForester July 22, 2016 9:31 AM  

"Islam. Not radical Islam. This is potentially significant, as the problem is with Islam itself, not the various variants of it. It is Mao's old fish/sea challenge."

This - Exactly !.
Im in the middle of a book right now titled " Islam & Terrorism" by Mark Gabriel. The authors westernized name belies the fact that he is an Egyptian who was formerly Moslem before converting to Christianity. The biggest takeaway - you cannot allow the Moslems to live here in the West. Their faith calls for them to overthrow every govt they live under that doesn't strictly follow the Koran. The nature of their faith will always lead to the most radical and violent rising to the top and leading them. When their numbers are small they act peaceful but when their numbers climb above 15 % - forget it, all pretenses are dropped and they go full jihad on everyone who isn't going to the Mosque five times a day

Anonymous Godfrey July 22, 2016 9:32 AM  

"The age of ideology is over. The era of identity politics is upon us, courtesy of those who eroded and expanded America's demographics in 1965."


Bingo

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 9:32 AM  

Michael Dougherty is sad (Sad!) that Trump set the bar for "American greatness" so low, pointing out that we've come a long way from "we will put a man on the moon" to "your daughter won't be run over by an illegal immigrant."

While that's true, I'm pretty sure Trump didn't bring us to this point, and you have to start somewhere. If he'd given a rainbows-and-roses speech about how good things are and we just need to tweak a few things and keep driving forward to greatness, he would have been blasted for being out of touch, and he would have lost the working-class whites who back him because he recognizes how bad things are.

As long as American daughters are in danger of being run over (or worse) by illegal immigrants, we don't need a president blathering about space travel. If that's Sad!, too bad.

Blogger VD July 22, 2016 9:34 AM  

On a lighter note, folks, let's not just have a GOOD day, let's have a VOX day.

I think they did yesterday. 101,155 pageviews without any significant incoming links. That's just crazy.

Blogger NHForester July 22, 2016 9:34 AM  

Meanwhile Germany has come up with a great solution about dealing with those pesky barbarians.:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3701385/Migrants-trained-German-pool-lifeguards-leaked-Dusseldorf-memo-reduce-sex-attacks.html

Ten years ago I would have thought this was an Onion article

Anonymous Broken Arrow July 22, 2016 9:34 AM  

Don't forget the importance of Ivanka's speech, she gave permission to female Millennials (especially single ones) to support her father. He doesn't need all of them, just a few percent can make a big difference in the swing states.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 22, 2016 9:35 AM  

@Stiggens

Were have you been for the last 40-50 years? Its leftist dogma that has been taught in the universities for generations that there is no objective truth and that everything is just a "narrative" used to justify the position of the PTB.

Blogger Cash July 22, 2016 9:35 AM  

IF more people are.....

Working
Not going to college
Not coming to the US

Then the country will become more traditional on it's own.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 22, 2016 9:38 AM  

Oh, Stiggins is a troll. Never mind.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr July 22, 2016 9:38 AM  

Overall thoughts:

1. Too long. Trump really needed to cut this in half.

2. Too late in the evening, at least on the East Coast. Tip for the next GOP convention...the candidate must be on no later than 2210 EDT.

3. Excellent overall tone. Disciplined speech. Trump does not use a teleprompter...if he stays on message the rest of the campaign, he can break Hillary like a twig.

4. Line of the night, "I'm With You." As opposed to Hillary's, "I'm With Her."

Blogger Cash July 22, 2016 9:39 AM  

@32 The "if only you would read this book that I read you would...." argument.

Go ahead and talk. We are all adults here.

Blogger Lazarus July 22, 2016 9:39 AM  

More from Dreher's piece:

Ross Douthat earlier today called it “Buchananism without religion.” He’s right — and it’s Trump’s conspicuous lack of Christian virtue that worries me a very great deal about him in the White House.

Ya. Me too Rod. I'm shakin' over here. Its gonna be Caligula 2.0

Blogger Sheila4g July 22, 2016 9:40 AM  

@18 Cail Corishev: Excellent points. A lot of people don't think through just what it means that all Foreign Service officers are sworn into office on an oath - that they are directly under the authority of the executive branch of government. All Trump has to do is recall all the Ambassadors and consular officers, and poof - no visas. If he appoints someone to monitor visa issuance in individual embassies, and see how many people from a particular area are "adjusting status" (suddenly illegal overstay becomes magic "legal" immigrant) or how any tourists are disappearing and re-emerging as new "American workers," the issuing consular officers could be suspended or simply fired. No congressional action needed. That's even before he starts taking on foreign policy and trade.

All the SJWs who wanted to become journalists after Watergate have transitioned to wanting to go into "international affairs" nowadays. The State Dept. needs to be massively purged and curtailed and redirected, and that can all be done totally independent of congress. If they won't approve Trump's ambassadorial choices, big deal - he'll "negotiate" with that country's leaders directly. Either way it's a win.

As Vox notes, if he's lying or planning a massive betrayal of the voters just to court the neocon pundits, to what end? I'd agree his biggest risk has been what it's been from the start - they and all the government minions would love to seem him dead, and they have thousands of proxies to utilize.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 9:41 AM  

The twitter streams and media hacking still face a fundamental problem. If they don't think that resonated with the lower and mille income families - or will when he continues this speech on the circuit - they're in a thick bubble.

What clip can they play that is "dark," yet false? There was no flub. When he ad libbed or walked from the script, he didn't step on his tongue.

I have gradually moved from a Cruz supporter to a "Trump won, so I'll vote to stop Hillary" to a Trump supporter.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 9:47 AM  

If Rod Dreher weren't publicly worried about someone not being Christian enough, I'd be worried that he's been replaced by a pod person.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 9:48 AM  

The State Dept. needs to be massively purged and curtailed and redirected, and that can all be done totally independent of congress.

George Shultz would call ambassadors and FSOs into his office and ask them to point to their country on a map.

If they pointed to Turkey, England, etc, he'd say, "No. Your country is the United States."

Blogger JaimeInTexas July 22, 2016 9:51 AM  

Hope this day is good ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWR78buhHbI

Blogger Human Animal July 22, 2016 9:52 AM  

Ya. Me too Rod. I'm shakin' over here. Its gonna be Caligula 2.0

Kek and a half.

After Bill Pedo-Xpress Clinton? And the infestation of British politics where a man who's only raped a pig carcass is considered quaint?

"I am Hillary Clinton, but Trump is the monster."

I'll bet two scuba suits and a ladyboy hooker dressed only in cocaine that the FBI has a bucket list of people that will go in Trump's pocket for convenient disposal.

"Hyuge Earthquake in Laos? Neat. Make sure the CIA gets numbers eight, fourteen and twenty-two. Throw the bodies anywhere, no one's gonna notice."

Anonymous Andrew E. July 22, 2016 9:52 AM  

I don't think Dreher has a clue what real Christian virtue is.

Anonymous Dave Gerrold's 6184th Cabana Boy July 22, 2016 9:52 AM  

@Stiggins, no, what's appalling is your recommendation of Voegelin and his naive "blame Christianity and Cognitive Dissonance" for all the "evils" perpetrated upon the innocent,beatific, self-aware leftists in the last 100 years.

Drop dead, troll.

Blogger Stilicho July 22, 2016 9:54 AM  

Vox, Trump did make a brief mention of support for the 2nd Amendment, the right of Americans to defend themselves and his endorsement by the NRA. IIRC, it came after his discussion of terrorist attacks and before his discussion of nominating Scalie 2.0.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 9:55 AM  

Quick Reaction poll

Overall, 57% of viewers said they had a "very positive" reaction to Trump's speech. Meanwhile, 18% said they were "somewhat positive" and 24% said it had a "negative effect."

The more the media tries to paint what 75% - 75% - of people polled thought was a very or somewhat positive speech as "dark, racist, homophobic," the more they will tune out the media.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 9:58 AM  

Islam. Not radical Islam.

Yep. He's been using "Islam" and "radical Islam" interchangeably for a while now. The left (including cuckservatives) gasped the first couple times, but as always happens with these things, when he didn't apologize and promise to do better, they stopped gasping and nothing happened.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 22, 2016 10:01 AM  

If I had seen the lefty rhetoric of today just after the Don's speech 10 years ago I would know it was a lost cause, simply because the right wing intellectuals would instantly go off into the weeds trying to explain themselves.

But today we have people who are learning to throw rhetorical pilums to break the left's weak ass meme phalanx (more like mob of twits)

I have hope

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 22, 2016 10:08 AM  

#49 Reagan threw a rhetorical pilum that destroyed Jimmy Carter in their last debate, Carter was carrying on in the usual lefty uttering of the grievances manner when RR said "There you go again."

Hell that line might work again, maybe another short rhetorical clause could be added as well

Anonymous ZhukovG July 22, 2016 10:10 AM  

@ Cash, this is an excellent point and one that I have been considering of late.

The mundane vices of the working class are much easier to live with than the exotic perversions of the globalist elite.

Anonymous Bobby Farr July 22, 2016 10:11 AM  

Buchananism without religion? Sounds perfect.

Anonymous Andrew E. July 22, 2016 10:12 AM  

As to Trump's presentation, upon reflection, for a man of 70 years to thunder away like that for an hour and fifteen minutes is truly remarkable. I'm impressed.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 22, 2016 10:13 AM  

I agree with Cash's take but would add that trolls should have to Qualify themselves, because when I read a troll's post it is mostly the Three Insults being delivered in a self righteous tone (the talk down)

If they don't qualify themselves as being of any intellectual use then their gibberish replaced by the assclown emoji.

Anonymous Bob Kyle July 22, 2016 10:13 AM  

I wonder if Trump did any body-clock hacks to prepare for performing at 10pm+?


Also, what I've noticed is that when Trump mentions the radical ideas of Hillary he drops the "radical" from islamic terrorism.

I don't know how it would have gone over with the MSM, but I thought there was a opportunity to tie-in the Rules for Radicals (including the dedication) and Radical Islamic Terrorism with Hillary.

Anonymous Baseball Savant July 22, 2016 10:13 AM  

I hope he also prevents any Latin immigration. I like putting the stop to immigration from countries who have been compromised by terrorism, but I hope that also includes any nation south of Texas.

Blogger Nick S July 22, 2016 10:16 AM  

Stiggens, I don't know how familiar Vox is with Eric Voegelin, but he's clearly reached some of the same immanentist conclusions.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 22, 2016 10:21 AM  

Last thing, I believe his chief speech writer is Stephen Miller, and I do believe that Mr. Miller is Jewish. Not taking this out into the parenthesis weeds but since I am not a goyimkopf I do ask the who and whom questions because culture matters.

Maybe some of the Jewish posters can fill in some bio on Mr Miller. FTR I am pro-Zionism in a Zionism for thee, Zionism for me kind of way and I don't pay full retail.

Blogger Matthew July 22, 2016 10:22 AM  

If Stiggins isn't Tad, he might as well be.

Don't feed the troll, folks.

Anonymous ZhukovG July 22, 2016 10:22 AM  

'Buchananism without religion'

If we get Buchananism (Nationalism), then this will create a fertile environment for Christianity to reassert itself in society. The challenge to churches will be to ensure that Christianity doesn't simply become, as before, a social club for the respectable.

Anonymous NateM July 22, 2016 10:25 AM  

What makes me excited is that although he might not have the solutions for everything, he at least understands the problems. And that's more than most politicians who seem to just bury their head in the sand (or conversely are willfully ignorant due to their globalist bent-and in most case I mean bent in the british fashion).

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 10:27 AM  

"Buchananism without religion."

With the exception of Obama's Muslim sympathies, no president's religion has had much noticeable effect on his administration since JFK drew a line between the two in his famous 1960 speech to a group of Protestant ministers. It's unsurprising that a mainstream conservative would just now be discovering this as a problem more than 60 years later.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 22, 2016 10:27 AM  

Stiggins wrote:People who have lost (for whatever reason) any external means of determining and knowing truth, so they ensconce themselves in paranoid reality bubbles where they only accept what they want to believe as true and dismiss all conventional methods of determining truth out of hand. Especially as far as the media goes (Although, also history, science, basically everything). The GOP has increasingly become naively skeptical of the media, meaning: rather than critically evaluating it on a piece by piece basis to determine what is true, they tend to blanket dismiss large portions of it in total. I think that cynicism is catching on in the greater public, though, and it's not just a right wing thing. You see it on the left, for example, in the Bernie Sanders movement and many social protest movements (I've seen elements of it in feminism, black lives matters, etc.).

The scary thing about this is that it kicks the legs out from all objective (or, at least, agreed upon) methods of negotiating what's true in society. So, eventually, there's nothing left but a pure cynicism which erodes all foundations. Truth has always been negotiated between various political outlooks, but I think the apparatuses for this negotiation have been eroding for years, so there's increasingly no longer any common basis for this negotiation to take place. We've arrived in a world where Americans can, seemingly, live in entirely different realities, truth be damned. Which leaves an epistemological vacuum, within which a candidate like Trump (who basically just creates and recreates reality in his speeches in whatever way suits him at the moment) can appear.



Good grief. Project much? Truth is something to be negotiated, like the price of hog bellies? Thanks for that Beale tell. Analysis:

lost ... paranoid reality bubbles ... naively skeptical ... critically evaluating ... cynicism ... scary ... kicks the legs out ...pure cynicism ... erodes ... ...eroding ... no longer ... arrived ... damned. ...vacuum, ... creates ... reality ...

...appalling ... force both the commenters and Mr Beale ... at gunpoint ...

Blogger Ingot9455 July 22, 2016 10:28 AM  

@55 It's been reported that Trump is one of those people who only sleeps 3-4 hours a night. It's why to others, he seems to be working 24 by 7. So he likely wouldn't have had much trouble with the 10 pm stem-winder.

Anonymous Bobby Farr July 22, 2016 10:29 AM  

@62 I think you are attributing to ignorance what is in fact the product of knowing hostility.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus July 22, 2016 10:30 AM  

I hope he also prevents any Latin immigration. I like putting the stop to immigration from countries who have been compromised by terrorism, but I hope that also includes any nation south of Texas.

The way the Muslims are using our porous southern border to sneak in, I'll bet this figures into Trump's plan.

Anonymous The OASF July 22, 2016 10:30 AM  

Flat-out stating that the mainstream media, and pretty much every major institution, censors real social, political and economic data caught my attention. Though he has hammered that point home before.

Biggest mistake: stating that Hillary Clinton will encourage nothing but death, destruction, and chaos. This will inspire more women, at every end of the political spectrum, to vote for Hillary Clinton than he realizes. Remember: all American women are feminists. And...

Feminism-is-Suicide-is-Genocide.

Blogger Josh July 22, 2016 10:30 AM  

From the MBD column Cail mentioned:

At the heart of Buchanan's speech were communities taking care of each other with self-sacrificial love. Trump's speech never mentioned God. Trump's speech never mentioned sacrifice for the community. Who needs a friendly neighbor when you have Trump? "I'm with you" is not just Trump's clever revision of Hillary Clinton's "I'm with her" slogan. It's the man's entire idea of American greatness. America will be great again when Americans can rely on Trump.

Blogger Christopher July 22, 2016 10:31 AM  

I don't know about the "without religion" part.

At the very least his line about Sarah Root being another life sacrificed at the altar of open borders was rhetoric making use of religious terms.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 10:34 AM  

The mundane vices of the working class are much easier to live with than the exotic perversions of the globalist elite.

Quotable.

I wonder if Trump did any body-clock hacks to prepare for performing at 10pm+?

Yeah, he gets to bang Melina after.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 10:37 AM  

Biggest mistake: stating that Hillary Clinton will encourage nothing but death, destruction, and chaos. This will inspire more women, at every end of the political spectrum, to vote for Hillary Clinton than he realizes. Remember: all American women are feminists.

He also noted only female victims of violence, not unintentionally.

Blogger Lazarus July 22, 2016 10:41 AM  

Stiggins sounds like one of those community college dweebs.

A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring

Anonymous Godfrey July 22, 2016 10:42 AM  

"The era of identity politics is upon us, courtesy of those who eroded and expanded America's demographics in 1965."


All by design....

... so the global crony wealth ruling classes can use divide and rule.



Blogger Christopher July 22, 2016 10:43 AM  

Also, 'sacrifice at the altar of open borders' was, IMHO, an improvement on the populist 'cross of gold' rhetoric from the (?) 1890's midwest (?) populists.

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean July 22, 2016 10:45 AM  

@29 Broken Arrow - Don't forget the importance of Ivanka's speech

Agreed. She basically implied that President Trump will fight for women's issues, and she will be right there at his side. Very powerful.

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx July 22, 2016 10:45 AM  

Matthew wrote:If Stiggins isn't Tad, he might as well be.

Don't feed the troll, folks.


Oops, sorry. It was such a portrait of SJW with the added benefit of the running scared worry. Their tone has shifted over the past year or two, from triumphal march to ohshit.exe. Was the fall of communism like this, with the die-hard commies openly expressing their derangement, fear and malice?

Blogger Robert Divinity July 22, 2016 10:47 AM  

As to Trump's presentation, upon reflection, for a man of 70 years to thunder away like that for an hour and fifteen minutes is truly remarkable. I'm impressed.

I wonder if that was to goad Hillary into a longer acceptance speech and risk a coughing fit and shaking hands, both of which plague her.

Buchananism without religion? Sounds perfect.

Sounds like a winning and eventually governing formula.

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 10:47 AM  

The Globalist GOP is dead.
Long live the Greatness GOP!

OpenID paworldandtimes July 22, 2016 10:56 AM  

The Trump family is aspirational to men and women in looking like the best a man, a woman, and even a child can be — with Barron there as well. Melania walking on stage after his speech was vision.

Many voters don’t like aspirational. That is a problem, and I think that this is also a culture change The Trumpening will be effecting. I wondered if Mike Pence’s wife, who does not have Trump women’s glamorous presence, will help appeal to the recalcitrant frumps.

PA

Blogger Robert Divinity July 22, 2016 10:57 AM  

Was the fall of communism like this, with the die-hard commies openly expressing their derangement, fear and malice?

The earlier communists flaunted their derangement, fear and malice to terrorize the populace. Their snowflake successors really are too stupid to pull it off. The house of cards always was going to collapse on them. I'm not optimistic and lean reprimitivization, but feel for the first time in years things possibly can be recalibrated to ensure our civilizational survival. Where Luegenpresse proclaims dystopianism, I see hope.

Blogger Christopher July 22, 2016 10:58 AM  

Yes! Anger requires energy. Delivering a long speech requires stamina.

Hillary might have that --9 hours testilying to Congress --half tools. But does she have it for us or just to save her own @%&?

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 11:01 AM  

@19 Truth is not something that can be determined of come into existence by negotiation, something is either true or untrue and the means of determining which are known but not always successful.

There is a problem with reality bubbles, but the left has created it when the response to a perfectly repeatable, verifiable, and obvious fact is to screech and retreat to a safe space and faint on the fainting couch while clutching your pearls. Or do what Trigglypuff did which is just so obnoxious you either don't want to bother with the futility of talk or like Milo, consider it a game to see the quality and quantity of triggering.

Fox News (which never brought up trade or immigration except to praise them) was the right's talking point dispenser, like MSNBC on the left, but thinking is hard. However on the alt-right we can discuss and disagree about something, but usually we understand the other's point of view and know the root of the disagreement.

I often test those who agree with me by bringing something outside the products at the talking point vending machine. If they can understand it I know they are grounded in their beliefs. If their brain crashes and reboots, I know I've caused a segmentation fault into uninitialized space.

Blogger praetorian July 22, 2016 11:04 AM  

Wife's father is a basic republican ex-naval officer. He was initially a kasich guy, I think, and strongly opposed Trump.

After last night he sent out a mass wall-text to everyone (including his race-mixing wahhabi-liberal daughter... Fathers, don't let your daughters grow up to be Princeton educated economists) announcing that Donald Trump was going to make America great again and it would be immoral to consider even not voting, let alone voting for someone else.

It's an anecdote, but it's a good one.

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 11:06 AM  

Buchananism without religion? Sounds perfect.

Buchananism is a-religious, much as assembling a car. There is no worshipful way to install a fanbelt.

Pence said he was a Christian, Conservative, Republican in that order. I think that will restore many Christians and Conservatives into being Republicans again.

Trump is also a Christian, as was Bush and Carter - but the latter wrecked the country. I'd rather have a bad Christian who was a great president than vice versa.

Blogger The Remnant July 22, 2016 11:08 AM  

On the trade front, Trump will likely have to withdraw America from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to implement his policies. That's fine by me, since the WTO is another supranational monstrosity. What we need are international relations, "international" signifying interaction between independent and sovereign nations.

Anonymous Elijah Rhodes July 22, 2016 11:09 AM  

Probably the most pro American major political speech since Reagan. Mostly pretty good. Doesn't go far enough in certain areas, but considering what a seismic change he already represents it's about as good as can be expected.

His claim that he'll defeat ISIS fast is highly unlikely. He strikes me as someone still operating under a 3G understanding of the world, so the response will likely be traditional sanctions and military actions. A better solution, IMO, would be to deny/cancel all visas of any kind to all middle eastern countries, and not reinstate them until they fix their own Islamic problems. That, and denying all immigration from the middle east until further notice. Basically, leave it to the middle east to fix it, or they'll never have access to the U.S. again.

As far as the illegal immigration crisis, until Americans are under an enforceable threat of criminal action for hiring illegals, and until citizenship proof becomes necessary for any social services, then the problem will remain largely unresolved. A wall will help, but the only way to achieve self-deportation is to make it inhospitable for illegals. We should probably also deny or restrict wire transfers to Mexico and Latin America until they help permanently solve the problem.

Blogger praetorian July 22, 2016 11:13 AM  

Stiggens, who talks like a fag and who's shit's all retarded, may be a troll, but he makes an excellent argument for maintaining a homogenous polity...

And, as that isn't the current state of affairs... purging in gnostic flames.

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 11:15 AM  

@19 to read some Eric Voegelin, at gunpoint if need be.

Most here are incredibly well read in many areas. Both in philosophy and weapons and techniques of war. I suspect the latter part of the phrase caused loud guffaws among the regulars here. How is "at gunpoint if need be" treating truth as a negotiation? Or what is your definition of "negotiation"?

"Don't immanentize the eschaton" - Tell that to the neoconic Evangelicals.

Also don't confuse the battle to prevent hell on earth with the attempt to create heaven on earth.

Blogger Feather Blade July 22, 2016 11:24 AM  

There is no worshipful way to install a fanbelt.

Not a Calvinist, I see. ^_^

Anonymous EH July 22, 2016 11:26 AM  

Vox @OP and Stilich @ 46 - gun righs was in the leaked speech between supreme court appointments and restoration of the first amendment for churches:

"The replacement for Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views and principles. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election. My opponent wants to essentially abolish the 2nd amendment. I, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the National Rifle Association and will protect the right of all Americans to keep their families safe."

Anonymous User July 22, 2016 11:27 AM  

I'm more optimistic than many of you. I believe that Trump and the American People can still, with the help of Providence, save our country. So what if it's a corpse, we know that's no impediment to our Lord.

Blogger pyrrhus July 22, 2016 11:30 AM  

@90 Very well put!...despair is not a counsel...

Blogger Markku July 22, 2016 11:30 AM  

He's going to terrify us with his Glock 9mm handcannon.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 11:31 AM  

I'd rather have a bad Christian who was a great president than vice versa.

Or just a president who says he's going to be busy dealing with matters of state, so he'll leave our religious lives up to us.

People who fret that we might turn away from Christian governance need to wake up from their decades-long slumber. Christians are being persecuted and silenced today. We've had enough presidents who invoked God in their speeches and then stood by while He was exiled from the public discourse. Simple disinterest would be an improvement now.

Blogger Mountain Man July 22, 2016 11:35 AM  

My biggest fear is that the temporary level of financial pain that will ensue will cause the masses to riot against Trumps plans for withdrawal from these trade deals.
Most people are too myopic to realize that a short period of financial pain and turmoil is exactly what we will have to endure to purge us from the toxicity of this current system.
We are already beginning to see this in the worldwide lumber markets. Over night orders of many grades of hardwood lumber - destined for Europe - have been cancelled. This is due in large measure to the turmoil caused by the Brexit vote. Ironically this is even before the withdrawal process has even begun.

Blogger Daniel July 22, 2016 11:40 AM  

Argentinian here. Saw in my lifetime more political crisis than usa people in three generations. I can tell: Political partys wont't die if they keep strong at state city and legislative levels. So, you have lots of gops in year to come. Best thing a strong leader that deals from within. I hope trump wins.

Blogger James Dixon July 22, 2016 11:47 AM  

> My biggest fear is that the temporary level of financial pain that will ensue will cause the masses to riot against Trumps plans for withdrawal from these trade deals.

Most areas of the country will never notice. They've never recovered from the recession. Many had never even fully recovered from the recession of 2000. The areas of the country that will notice are the ones that won't vote for Trump anyway.

Anonymous BGKB July 22, 2016 11:50 AM  

The mundane vices of the working class are much easier to live with than the exotic perversions of the globalist elite.

No sooner did the pentagon pass the rule for trannies in uniform than everyone over 0-3 inside swaped genders.

Hillary might have that --9 hours testilying to Congress --

Will she be sitting down for her speech?

His claim that he'll defeat ISIS fast is highly unlikely.

There is always option zero, make Arabic a dead language.

We should probably also deny or restrict wire transfers to Mexico and Latin America until they help permanently solve the problem.

To pay for the wall TRUMP will take a cut as big as Carlos Slims does from them.

OT: 70IQ didndus to guard henhouse, but at least crime reports will go down. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3701385/Migrants-trained-German-pool-lifeguards-leaked-Dusseldorf-memo-reduce-sex-attacks.html

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 11:53 AM  

Political partys wont't die if they keep strong at state city and legislative levels.

I think you touched on something there.

Perhaps more than his message, the GOP fears no "down ticket" support from a Trump victory. If most of the GOP pols are cut from the Bush/Rubio/Kasich cloth and there's little crossover or direct conflict with Trump, they may get skipped in the voting booth.

And, worse, if he wins, he may inspire "Trump Republicans" to run in primaries next election cycle.

The homogeny up and down the ticket would be lost as there's a transition.

That knocks over a lot of people's rice bowls.

Blogger Daniel July 22, 2016 11:54 AM  

Many of those are on me. Glad to found this blog

Anonymous Rhetoric Man July 22, 2016 11:55 AM  

tz...

"Trump is also a Christian."

No, Trump is a Churchian.

"America First could be empty rhetoric, but rejecting globalism puts some teeth into it."

Throughout our glorious history, politicians have pontificated about this issue. Trump's position is nothing observably new.

"Not quite as good as going back to admitting only white Christians of good character, but it's a very good start."

Which is never going to happen, considering the Founders enabled Congress to set the tone for what constitutes citizenship and enabled future generations of Americans to generate that criteria.

"This is potentially significant, as the problem is with Islam itself, not the various variants of it."

The problem is radical Islam, not Islam itself. The general American public realizes it.

"I see no reason to revise my prediction that the election will be "a Trumpslide of Mondalean proportions."

There would have to be monumental shifts in demographics within the next six months for that to materialize. And Trump would have to seize control of several states that have gone D) since 1992. I'm sure the Churchians and cucks will also have something to say about this election as well. Of course, the dindus and spics as well. Because "free stuff".

"The new GOP is not going to be a republican party. It is an American party, which is to say that it is, for all intents and purposes, the White party."

There is a splintering of the GOP, which may lead to the creation of a subgroup distinctive of the GOP.

That doesn't mean it won't have any non-white support; what most people don't "understand is that more than a few Hispanics, Asians, and even blacks want to live in a mostly white country."

No, people want to live in America.

"The age of ideology is over. The era of identity politics is upon us, courtesy of those who eroded and expanded America's demographics in 1965."

Identity politics is an ideology, but one that is not embraced by majority whites or blacks or Asians or Hispanics. Besides, what Trump is touting is completely based in ideology, one that generates ideological opposition.

Only if Trump is elected, which is a possibility, and only if Trump ushers in similar candidates who win local and state elections, can we be certain there is a "new political era" upon us.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 22, 2016 11:57 AM  

Hillary might have that --9 hours testilying to Congress --

Will she be sitting down for her speech?

There won't be pee breaks for her acceptance speech. She required at least one at the primary debates. Hillary is a very insecure person and will feel compelled to rival Trump's speech length to prove something or another.

Anonymous map July 22, 2016 12:02 PM  

He actually mentioned being against gun control, by obliquely saying that the second amendment is about American defending themselves and protecting their families.

Blogger Jourdan July 22, 2016 12:03 PM  

Excellent analysis, VD. Spot on.

While I continue to believe that this moment has arrived too late, and that the "Party of Government," as Buchanan so aptly puts it, has achieved its goal of electoral dominance through population replacement, it is my view that in order for my people to gather the will to establish their own nation-state in our North American home they must first experience the shock and loss of realizing that doing so through electoral means is not possible.

I'm not happy about this, of course, but feel I must call 'em like I see 'em. (And, as I've said before, would be pleased to be wrong on point!)

Blogger James Dixon July 22, 2016 12:07 PM  

> The problem is radical Islam, not Islam itself. The general American public realizes it.

Wrong on both counts.

> Identity politics is an ideology, but one that is not embraced by majority whites or blacks or Asians or Hispanics.

Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics have always embraced identity politics. It's only whites that haven't.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 22, 2016 12:09 PM  

Markku wrote:He's going to terrify us with his Glock 9mm handcannon.
He would use an AR-15, but firing one always leaves him disoriented and shaking, reeking of Death and sulfur.

Seriously, this guy comes here poses as an intellectual, tries to pretend he's the smartest guy in the room, and pulls a rhetorical gun on the Dread Ilk???

Stupid doesn't begin to cover it.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 12:09 PM  

Frank Luntz's focus group reactions right after the speech.

Trump convinced voters she's unworthy to hold the office. Hasn't quite sold himself to the Undies that he should be the next President.

To me, Undies are subject to preference cascades.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 12:10 PM  

He would use an AR-15, but firing one always leaves him disoriented and shaking, reeking of Death and sulfur.


As Sally Kohn correctly notes, it's an AK-15, not an AR-15 (recent tweet).

Blogger Teri July 22, 2016 12:12 PM  

It's an interesting thing about Melania. During the primaries, they tried to portray Heidi Cruz as the good Republican mother. But Heidi works 70-80 hours a week, and has her daughters cared for by nannies. Melania stays home and takes care of her son, but she's supposed to be the bad mommmie. I think there are a lot of women that will respond to Melanie in the same way they responded to Jackie Kennedy. A little glamour in the White House is a good thing.

(And interesting that Peggy Noonan called Cruz a jerk after his non-endorsement.)

Anonymous Lasker July 22, 2016 12:12 PM  

Translation: no more neoconnery.

Huh? He wants to grow the military to unprecedented strength and invade the middle east.

A Trump foreign war is inevitable.

Anonymous EH July 22, 2016 12:14 PM  

One of the biggest dangers to the campaign now is treachery and incompetence from top advisors. Manafort has a long career consisting of nothing but lying, losing and looting. The putsch against Lewandowski, the man who did more than anybody other than Trump to get the nomination is a huge warning sign. The influence of Trump's sinister son-in-law with the polished media image in ousting Lewandowski and installing Montefort is especially bad. Jewish landlord Jared Kushner isn't on the American people's side, and he's playing Trump for Jewish interests. Maybe Trump is really using him -- he needs that support -- but I think Trump fully trusts Kushner, wrongly counts him as family while Kushner thinks of Trump as a goy to be used. If Trump would write off the man who got him the nomination on Kuchner's say so, then he will betray other supporters on Kuchner's direction just as he betrayed Lewandowski. This is a real danger to Trump's image of loyalty which is the center of his whole brand.

Blogger Jew613 July 22, 2016 12:15 PM  

Trump's speech was the most rational I've ever heard from a Presidential candidate. It seems he has the election in the bag.

Blogger James Dixon July 22, 2016 12:16 PM  

> A Trump foreign war is inevitable.

Define "defeating ISIS". Remember that Americans don't care how many fellow Muslims they kill, only that they don't kill Americans. We have no need of a foreign war to prevent that.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 22, 2016 12:22 PM  

Mountain Man, the masses will not suffer. What will the end of immigration and NAFTA do, make the 100 million unemployed people less employed?

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 12:30 PM  

Churchians apologize for being Christian. I wish you Merry Christmas in July!

Anonymous Lasker July 22, 2016 12:30 PM  

Define "defeating ISIS".

US interventionist meddling in the Middle East to thwart a self-determined caliphate.

IOW, utterly foolish neoconnery.

Blogger tz July 22, 2016 12:32 PM  

@110 He was a businessman in NYC. He probably expects it and will use it like the Cruz speech.

Blogger Da_Truth_Hurts July 22, 2016 12:33 PM  

You can defeat ISIS and groups like it with a rational immigration policy and helping stabilize Syria's Leader Assad. Israel won't like it but fuck them.

Blogger Lovekraft July 22, 2016 12:36 PM  

@115: Define "defeating ISIS".

Maintain the historical records until Islam burns itself out. These records will reignite the fire.

Blogger praetorian July 22, 2016 12:40 PM  

You are starting to sound a little scared, Rhetoric Man.

Something the matter?

> A Trump foreign war is inevitable.

He can tell Russia they can take the gloves off for their guy, Assad, who is now also our guy.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 12:40 PM  

You can defeat ISIS and groups like it with a rational immigration policy and helping stabilize Syria's Leader Assad.

Wage many wars against fanatics?

Anonymous Lasker July 22, 2016 12:42 PM  

You can defeat ISIS and groups like it with a rational immigration policy and helping stabilize Syria's Leader Assad.

Doubtful, but irrelevant. Trump's plan is to bomb the hell out of middle eastern oil fields and place 20,000 to 30,000 troops in Iraq and Syria.

Anonymous ZhukovG July 22, 2016 12:42 PM  

To defeat ISIS, we put pressure on our Sunni Moslem 'Allies' to stop funding them.

They'll collapse like a used whoopi cushion in a few months. Let the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian Air Force mop up the remainder.

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 12:45 PM  

We fought and beat fanatics before.

It took years and millions of men committed to the fight until the end.

The Japanese were suicidal, fanatical, believed in the infallibility of their Emperor.

We send hundreds of thousands of armed troops to crawl over rocks, dig them out of caves, burn their safe holes with flame throwers, bombed their cities and their troops night and day, dropped two atom bombs, and had men on ships steaming toward their homeland, ready to start it all over again.

Now, the Japanese will never fuck with our military again.

You can beat fanatics by delivering hellish violence upon them that lives as the bogeyman in the stories the survivors tell their grandchildren.

Rational immigration to defeat ISIS? Good grief.

Anonymous andon July 22, 2016 12:51 PM  

Rhetoric Man July 22, 2016 11:55 AM

"Not quite as good as going back to admitting only white Christians of good character, but it's a very good start."

Which is never going to happen, considering the Founders enabled Congress to set the tone for what constitutes citizenship and enabled future generations of Americans to generate that criteria.


aka you hope will never happen and you point to Congress as the rightful regulator of immigration while ignoring the last 8 years.


Blogger Robert Divinity July 22, 2016 12:54 PM  

A Trump foreign war is inevitable.

This made me snort. The donors to the last neocon standing, Hillary Clinton, have prepaid for a war.

Anonymous A Visitor July 22, 2016 1:02 PM  

@4 It'll be alien to me, being nearly 30 when he's elected. To think, a president that truly puts America first...something my parents haven't seen since they were kids. It'll be interesting to see how much of the deep state (State, CIA, NSA, NGIA, DIA, military, etc.) stick around and how many decide to leave.

@9 I was texting with my girlfriend last night during the speech (I watched it streamed live, she listened to it on the radio). I'd mentioned Hart-Cellar to her and what its implications were to our country as a whole. If Trump can somehow get Congress to offer up a repeal, that'd be the beginning of a new golden age for our republic.

As I've said before, at the end of the day Trump is a delaying action. If he truly does make good on his word, and somehow get Hart-Cellar repealed (among a few other things)...that'd be the day!

"If his speech was a remake of Morning in America he would have been accused of trying to be the new Reagan and blind to the problems in the world by the people who hate him regardless."

@14 HE IS THE NEW REAGAN! For everyone waxing nostalgic about Reagan, he's dead! He's been dead for 12 years! The Russian Federation, though autocratic, does not have the conventional force projection the Soviet Union ever did. The SVR, though formidable, is being stymied by CIA and our friendly countries' intel services, slowly but surely, in eastern Europe. He knows what the true threats are against America: immigration, free trade, and globalism. He's making the right noises. Let's see if he makes the right moves.

@17 BGS, what's the outlook look like for the LGBTQ community vis-a-vis Trump after last night?

@21 I was convinced it was over after Dear Leader in '12. It still may be over but damn it, we've got a shot to make them pay for every inch of ground they take from us!

"The beauty of it is that Trump's highest priority - immigration, can be handled almost exclusively at the executive level. The laws are already on the books, we just need to enforce them. And the President has the authority to reject any immigrant on the basis of national interest."

@23 Bingo!

@29 It may have been too much to say last night but it would've been nice had she said a woman's primary duty is to raise a family. A career will only result in being a cat lady.

" A lot of people don't think through just what it means that all Foreign Service officers are sworn into office on an oath - that they are directly under the authority of the executive branch of government. All Trump has to do is recall all the Ambassadors and consular officers, and poof - no visas. If he appoints someone to monitor visa issuance in individual embassies, and see how many people from a particular area are "adjusting status" (suddenly illegal overstay becomes magic "legal" immigrant) or how any tourists are disappearing and re-emerging as new "American workers," the issuing consular officers could be suspended or simply fired. No congressional action needed. That's even before he starts taking on foreign policy and trade."

@36 When I was with the consular section in Nicaragua, something blew me away; a vice consul (my direct supervisor) said (as this was open knowledge in the FS) all Mexicans wanting NIVs and IVs need waivers since they've all been here illegally at one point or another. If State was given a cap on how many visas could be issued, they'd be going after the best and brightest, IMO. Also, this would require universities to actually focus on educating those that are there, instead of being a business interested in pegging as many international students as possible. There's a reason one of my alma maters has the most international students in a certain collegiate conference.

@39 I heard that in grad school, from a career FSO who ended as Ambassador to Kazakhstan.

Anonymous cheddarman July 22, 2016 1:03 PM  

I wonder if Hillary and company are gaming some sympathy garnering strategies, like Hillary claiming to have breast cancer to lock up the female/gamma sympathy vote

Anonymous A Visitor July 22, 2016 1:03 PM  

@40 Thank you! I was betting before I clicked on the link that was it!

@47 He's the man we need at the helm.

@64 CBP captured a Hezbollah cell crossing the border in '06. They missed two others.

"As far as the illegal immigration crisis, until Americans are under an enforceable threat of criminal action for hiring illegals, and until citizenship proof becomes necessary for any social services, then the problem will remain largely unresolved."

@84 Americans are under an enforceable threat...it just hasn't been enforced much. Look up what the penalties are for hiring an illegal alien.

@93 Yet, those brilliant Limey bastards still withdrew. They knew what it'd entail. I think most Americans understand what pain may be necessary for Trump to succeed.

@94 Tengo una tía de Salta. She's told me some of what happened in 2000. Hope ustedes get a better hand now post Krichner.

@110 Translation Jüden, jüden, jüden. Did I miss anything? Geez Jewsih conspiracy crap *snorts*

@115 It's not like they haven't tried attacking here or their sympathizers have attacked us. If we just leave them alone, they won't attack us? Right? RIGHT???? /sarc

Blogger James Dixon July 22, 2016 1:38 PM  

OT, for the thread, but never for Vox Popoli. From what I've heard, he never could do clock management, so it's not surprising it's the ticker that finally got him: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/dennis-green-dies-nfl-head-coach-age-67-072216

Blogger Ingot9455 July 22, 2016 1:40 PM  

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Blogger Ingot9455 July 22, 2016 1:40 PM  

@125 My husband got to listen to the speech, I haven't had a chance yet.

He said, "When I heard the Republican nominee say 'LGBTQ' up on stage and the audience cheer, I knew that I was in a different world."

Anonymous EH July 22, 2016 1:43 PM  

@127 Ja, we know Kuchner is a trustworthy fellow, his newspaper says so. Besides he has such kind eyes, and rich and Orthodox, with good taste in women - what's not to like? So what he got Trump to fire his best man and put in a crooked loser? He was a Pole and a Catholic and probably from a long line of Jew-hating goys, and besides, somebody said he planned to say mean things about Trump's favorite son-in-law, so of course he had to be replaced with somebody with experience in bringing down several heads of state with his advice.

Blogger Natalie July 22, 2016 1:48 PM  

The OASF wrote:Flat-out stating that the mainstream media, and pretty much every major institution, censors real social, political and economic data caught my attention. Though he has hammered that point home before.

Biggest mistake: stating that Hillary Clinton will encourage nothing but death, destruction, and chaos. This will inspire more women, at every end of the political spectrum, to vote for Hillary Clinton than he realizes. Remember: all American women are feminists. And...

Feminism-is-Suicide-is-Genocide.


Sure, but most women with kids don't go for death and destruction, and that's still a good number of people. The weepy, hormonal, "I just need a nest guarded by a nice, strong Alpha" is baseline biological imperative. If the choice is between a strong man and your mother in law, plenty of women will vote for the man who promises to keep them safe. (Especially since Ivanka "proves" he wont rape them all and chain them to their kitchen stoves.)

Blogger Jourdan July 22, 2016 1:55 PM  

Well, with Visitor, that's at least four current or former FSOs who read Vox Day. Que interesante.

Anonymous worldskipper July 22, 2016 2:04 PM  

Michael Farris (Convention of States, Homeschool Advocate, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College) and full time Cuck just stated on (((facecuck))): - I'll post it in full for those not using the 'service'

--The founding generation trusted George Washington completely because of his reluctance to assume power. George III asked an aide what Washington planned to do if the American army won the war. The aide said that he believed that Washington would return to farming. The king replied that Washington would be the greatest man who ever lived if he did so.

Washington believed that the promise of America was the core ideals of Liberty, self-government, and virtue. He was a great leader precisely because that he believed that these ideals, and not his persona, were the keys to our future.

The Republican Party has nominated a man who told the nation that he alone was the solution to the nation's problems. Not principles. Not ideals. Not even programs. He alone is the solution.

We will not achieve greatness under such a man. We will be ruled not led.

The only leader who can claim to lead flawlessly out of his infinite wisdom is the Lord God Almighty.

The handwriting is on the wall. A modern Nebuchadnezzar is on the rise. It will not end well.


AHhahahaha - Nebuchadnezzar,ahahahaha, MUST. STOP. LAUGHING. the #Nevertrumps have gone full retard. Dude must have been in a coma for the last 8 years, sheesh!

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:06 PM  

@101 map

He actually mentioned being against gun control, by obliquely saying that the second amendment is about American defending themselves and protecting their families.
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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/21/donald-trump-at-rnc-i-will-protect-the-2nd-amendment-hillary-clinton-would-abolish-it/

This must be a part that was not in the prepared speech.

Regarding the Fed, I have heard him mention it in campaign rallies before.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:09 PM  

My favorite parts were him blasting NAFTA and directly calling out Globalists. I kind of expected most of the rest of it having watched quite a few of his rally speeches.

It was humorous he threw in the TSA.

Anonymous LBD July 22, 2016 2:09 PM  

Have an A-1 day!

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:12 PM  

GAH these Silents! I get a lecture earlier about how everything she fought for in the black and white 1950s could be a stake.

I simply reply, do you think muslims will treat women worse than the evil republicans? That put the entire thing to rest :P

Blogger Anchorman July 22, 2016 2:15 PM  

I thought he probably shook a lot of people up when he indicted China on theft and currency manipulation.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:17 PM  

@10 sth_txs

I liked what Trump was saying, but in the end, he needs a cooperative congress to go along with it. There is only so much one man can do.
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I'm getting that from the lefties also. Congress won't let him do anything, like they stop Obama all the time!

How F'n Stupid and uninformed they are...

But what if it is true.

There is still a lot Trump can do by going back at least to LBJ and reviewing every single executive order, and wipe out at least 50% of them.

He also has the ability to get the wall through already active legislation.

He should be able to whittle away at executive branch agencies without their approval.

And the whole time he can use his rhetorical skills to ask the people to send him a Congress he can work with.

OpenID ymarsakar July 22, 2016 2:17 PM  

The age of ideology is over. The era of identity politics is upon us, courtesy of those who eroded and expanded America's demographics in 1965.

Trump was alive and operational back then. All Democrats are responsible, and will be held to account, for they did much to support and aid the Leftist alliance in what VoxDay is talking about. Even without the Deep State.

The Republican party started out as a Christian light crusade against Southern Baptists and pro slave lords in the South, mostly, although Democrats in the North weren't necessarily much better. The Southern Democrats were the primary caregivers and welfare providers of the white Scottish and Irish tribes, migrants. They were the party of white people, their eugenics even had a special place reserved for white slave lords, superior to any other white person, low class migrant Irish worker, or black animal.

In this sense, the Republican party didn't switch with the Leftist ideology or the Democrat platform. Instead the leadership switched. Now the white people are on welfare, poor as Appalachia, and ready to receive their orders to work in the field, as blacks did in 1830s under Democrat slave lords. The blacks were once freed, then gave up that freedom for LBJ's welfare cornucopia. The whites, loyal to the KKK and other Democrats like Robert KKK Byrd, received their share of the welfare, until the Democrats just ditched the white welfare trash. And the Republicans weren't going to absorb too much of that either, especially since Republicans in 1990s had problems even talking to black leaders.

So the Democrats get their black slaves but, the Republican party becomes the protector of the new and old white welfare class. Everybody is happy that they get their slave wing, and with the internet, living standards can be improved on several orders of magnitude compared to 1830s.

It's a system that is ripe for another civil war, a direct appeal to the god of hosts. One way to determine whose politics is right, is to see which one is superior in a war of annihilation. ALthough the Southern Confederate loyalists continue to believe the North beat them because of more "material" and "industrialization".

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:26 PM  

@35 Lazarus

Its gonna be Caligula 2.0
--

Change the L to an N and you've got one of the more obscure OHammed nick names

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:33 PM  

@46 Cail Corishev

Yep. He's been using "Islam" and "radical Islam" interchangeably for a while now.
---

It seems nobody here noticed at the end of night two, there was some muslim at the end gave a prayer or something and invoked muhammed. Commentors at BB were at riot stage 10 when that happened.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:36 PM  

@53 Bob Kyle

I don't know how it would have gone over with the MSM, but I thought there was a opportunity to tie-in the Rules for Radicals (including the dedication) and Radical Islamic Terrorism with Hillary.
--

Pretty sure Doc Carson brought that up on the 2nd night. I even heard Ted Nugent mentioning it yesterday somewhere or another.

Blogger David Power July 22, 2016 2:38 PM  



This was, by far, the best speech I've ever heard from an American politician and well worth staying up until 5am (GMT) to watch. I thought for more than ever before, he really did project the air of a President in waiting.

Nothing I have seen from the Shrew so far, leads me to think she has any chance of competing with his energy, authority and shear charisma, were she unwise enough to appear on the same stage as him.

Josh - "would have been better if he had started an hour earlier."

Two decades earlier would have been even better.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 22, 2016 2:49 PM  

The new GOP is not going to be a republican party. It is an American party, which is to say that it is, for all intents and purposes, the White party.
Sailer's GAP, the Generic American Party.

what most people don't understand is that more than a few Hispanics, Asians, and even blacks want to live in a mostly white country.
But most of them are not going to be able to without destroying the very thing they want.  At least this is not my problem.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 2:58 PM  

@121 ZhukovG
To defeat ISIS, we put pressure on our Sunni Moslem 'Allies' to stop funding them.
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I thought ISIS was the baby of Ohammed and Hitlery? Once they are removed from the scene, ISIS won't be able to sustain itself.

Blogger Were-Puppy July 22, 2016 3:02 PM  

@126 cheddarman
I wonder if Hillary and company are gaming some sympathy garnering strategies, like Hillary claiming to have breast cancer to lock up the female/gamma sympathy vote
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Yeah lets all vote for a president who is about to die of cancer. Real winning strategy there.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 22, 2016 3:05 PM  

It seems nobody here noticed at the end of night two, there was some muslim at the end gave a prayer or something and invoked muhammed

Some of us noticed. That doesn't thrill me, but I understand the strategy. Apparently there's a group called Muslims for Trump. Putting one of them on stage helps soothe the cuckservatives and Nice White Ladies who don't want to be identified with the racist/bigot/etc. portrayal from the left. Now they can say to their friends, "No, he really just wants to get rid of the radical minority. See, there's proof at the convention." It's not going to stop the haters, but it creates some cover for voters.

An unfortunate part of the process for any Republican -- if you're trying to win, which he is -- is reassuring the squishy moderates and Nice White Ladies that voting for you won't make them Bad People. Every election, we have to watch the Republican tack back toward the center after the primaries and wonder whether he's going to stay there. This one is no different, so you have to use your own judgment about that last part.

Blogger Paul July 22, 2016 3:13 PM  

As usual, Rod Dreher worked both sides of the street, praising the written speech to collect hits from Trump backers before condemning the given speech to milk Trump opponents. He followed, trying to burnish his cred as an "interviewer", by deciding that Trump is the tribune of poor white hillbillies. Mighty white of him, as they say.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 22, 2016 3:13 PM  

@worldskipper: Nebuchadnezzer would be an improvement over 0bammy or Hillary. Remember, Nebby straightened out the nation of Israel for God, and several times acknowleged Daniel's God as supreme. The hand didn't write on the wall while Nebby was king. Farris needs to read his Bible more, and cuck less.

Trump might not be our King David, but he might well be our King Saul.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 22, 2016 3:16 PM  

Were-Puppy wrote:I thought ISIS was the baby of Ohammed and Hitlery? Once they are removed from the scene, ISIS won't be able to sustain itself.
yes, but ISIS is also the creation of McCain and Graham and Bolton and the other neo-con faggets of the GOP. It's been a bi-partisan betrayal of America.

Blogger Sevron July 22, 2016 3:23 PM  

You tak like a fag, and, your shit's all retarded.

Anonymous BGKB July 22, 2016 3:27 PM  

@17 BGS, what's the outlook look like for the LGBTQ community vis-a-vis Trump after last night?

Still too many faggots support HilLIARy. But some are coming around on the 3rd world moslems & self defense. Dikes are pretty much going by the narrative put out by jewish lesbian gatekeepers.

Josh - "would have been better if he had started an hour earlier."

Before liberals changed the immigration policy in 1965, or at least when they renigged on the border wall for amnesty would have been better.

Well, with Visitor, that's at least four current or former FSOs who read Vox Day. Que interesante.

What's FSO? Friends of the shillelagh?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 22, 2016 3:27 PM  

Sevron wrote:You tak like a fag, and, your shit's all retarded.
Saying that without a specified target make you sound like....


... just another fagget. Don't be retarded.

Anonymous BGKB July 22, 2016 3:29 PM  

Huh? He wants to grow the military to unprecedented strength and invade the middle east.

He is going to have to frog march the perfumed princes of the pentagon who are now all in drag, before he can get the military back to pre bath house Barry strength.

Queen Berets
Fighting soldiers on heels high
Fearless men’s hair purple dye
Men who are mean as they sashay
The brave femen of the Queen Beret

Silver balloons upon their chest or ---- Silver balloons as fake breast
These are men, America’s left behest
One hundred men we'll HIV test today
But only thirty three win the Queen Beret

Trained to live, off welfare's land
Trained in combat, purse to hand
Men who dance by night and day
Bathroom Creep, from the Queen Beret

Blogger Ingot9455 July 22, 2016 3:29 PM  

@39 The George Shultz story is as follows:

As Secretary of State, George Shultz had a movie-quality original 4 foot tall globe in his impressive-looking office. And if you were, say, appointed Ambassador to Portugal, he'd call you in his office for an interview. And he would have a professional photographer there with a photo set-up.

And he would say, "Let's get a picture of you in front of your country," and indicate the globe for you to walk over to. The test was, of course, that you were supposed to spin the globe to America, your country, and stand in front of it. (Because even though you are Ambassador to Portugal, Portugal is not 'your country.')

That was the first test in the interview and the most famous; the story is that there were several more.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 22, 2016 3:35 PM  

BGKB wrote:What's FSO? Friends of the shillelagh?

Foreign Service Officer

Blogger Sevron July 22, 2016 3:50 PM  

It was posted as a direct to a post. Like this one is. Try not to make stupid errors and wipe the drool from you chin before trying to lash out at your betters, famalam.

Anonymous BGKB July 22, 2016 3:55 PM  

Foreign Service Officer

In my defense the top search for it was FRIENDLY SONS OF THE SHILLELAGH

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 22, 2016 4:27 PM  

7 hours and 150-odd comments later, you expect people to just know WTF you are talking to?
It's not our shit that's retarded son.

Anonymous SciVo July 22, 2016 4:35 PM  

Christopher wrote:Also, 'sacrifice at the altar of open borders' was, IMHO, an improvement on the populist 'cross of gold' rhetoric from the (?) 1890's midwest (?) populists.

I agree. I've used it myself:

If they couldn't show their devotion to political correctness by sacrificing other people's daughters on the altar of diversity, how could they signal their virtue?

And I probably unconsciously stole it from BunE22, who used it in December:

I agree with the rest of you that say the answer is zero. No one has the right to decide that your (or my) son or daughter will be sacrificed. Because that's what it would be, a sacrifice on the altar of political correctness and diversity.

Anonymous SciVo July 22, 2016 4:40 PM  

Sevron wrote:It was posted as a direct to a post. Like this one is.

Reply trees only show in the mobile version of the site, just as comment numbers only show in the desktop version.

Anonymous A Visitor July 22, 2016 4:44 PM  

@133

I was only an intern, unfortunately. I would've loved to be an FSO (still gonna take the FSOT for the 7th year running in September but pretty sure that's no longer a viable option for me). Friggin' meritocracy...my boss wrote a letter of recommendation (unsolicited to boot!)...if only good old boy's club still existed at State...*sigh*

I had a hell of a great internship though...the best ten weeks of work in my entire life.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 22, 2016 4:47 PM  

Sevron wrote:It was posted as a direct to a post. Like this one is.

I also had no idea which post you were replying too. I don't know what ``a direct to a post'' means, but it isn't accomplishing what you evidently expect.

Anonymous SciVo July 22, 2016 5:15 PM  

Mountain Man wrote:Over night orders of many grades of hardwood lumber - destined for Europe - have been cancelled. This is due in large measure to the turmoil caused by the Brexit vote. Ironically this is even before the withdrawal process has even begun.

Currency manipulators can keep the pressure up longer than a single government can fight it with open-market purchases; the brute-force method has led countries to exhaust their foreign-currency reserves. However, there is another way.

You can invest in domestic production. Within a year, the increase in exports may create market signals that will crush the exchange rate's artificial floor -- or ceiling, depending on your perspective -- bankrupting the speculators instead.

Of course, finding underutilized resources won't be as simple for the U.K. as for Malawi; but if you look at who voted for Brexit and why, there is probably a lot of labor available for manufacturing, especially in England and Wales.

So, if I were in charge there, I would prioritize streamlining the process of opening new factories, at a minimum removing as many regulatory roadblocks as possible. That would be the most effective way of making the pound strong again.

Anonymous SciVo July 22, 2016 5:46 PM  

Jourdan wrote:it is my view that in order for my people to gather the will to establish their own nation-state in our North American home they must first experience the shock and loss of realizing that doing so through electoral means is not possible.

Yes, it hardly matters in the very long run whether this step works; it must be taken regardless.

Lasker wrote:Trump's plan is to bomb the hell out of middle eastern oil fields and place 20,000 to 30,000 troops in Iraq and Syria.

What are my lottery numbers for tomorrow, Miss Cleo?

Jourdan wrote:Well, with Visitor, that's at least four current or former FSOs who read Vox Day. Que interesante.

You can't spell "internationalism" without nationalism.

Anonymous antipas July 22, 2016 7:00 PM  

First time commenter here.

You beat up on Dreher a lot. He does irritate me from time to time, but I think his blog is important since it has a wide reach and could be thought of as a gateway drug for alt-right/NRx, etc.. in some ways it was for me. A lot of his diagnosis of the problem is the same, he just falls short on the cure. avoidance isn't going to work so people will look for answers somewhere else.

But cuckiest of the cucks? I'm not so sure - perhaps my understanding of the word is wrong but I'd reserve that for David Brooks.

Anonymous Takin' a Look July 22, 2016 8:37 PM  

@ antipas

perhaps my understanding of the word is wrong but I'd reserve that for David Brooks

It is wrong, very wrong. Rod Dreher is a white american. Realistically, like me and hundreds of millions of other white americans, this is home. We have no where else to go, for better or for worst. That makes him a cuck.

(((David Brooks))) is (((Chosen))) his son served in Israel and when things get too hot like an oven, they can flee/make aliyah to Israel.

One is a traitor, the other is an alien fifth columnist masquerading as "one of us".

Blogger Groot July 22, 2016 9:03 PM  

Reagan:

"But I remember the story about a fella who was running for office as a republican. And he was in a rural area that wasn't known to be a republican area and he stopped by a farm to do some campaigning.

"And when the farmer heard he was a republican his jaw dropped and he said wait right here while I go get Ma. She's never seen a republican before. So he got her. And the candidate looked around for a podium from which to give his speech.

"And the only thing he could find was a pile of that stuff that Bess Truman took 35 years trying to get Harry to call fertilizer. So, he got up on the mound and when they came back he gave his speech.

"And at the end of it the farmer said that is the first time I've ever heard a republican speech. And the candidate said that's the first time I've ever given a republican speech from a democratic platform."

Blogger Johnny July 22, 2016 10:30 PM  

Crucified on a cross of gold or some such thing was William Jennings Bryan. It was in reference to monetary policy. He wanted a gold and silver standard instead of the current gold one. Farmers thought it would help agricultural prices or something.

Blogger Wanda Sherratt July 22, 2016 10:50 PM  

So much wistful nostalgia among the press and pundits for Reagan's "Shining city on a hill" and "Morning in America" speeches. Why couldn't Trump be like THAT? Why did he have to be so DARK, so scary, so depressing? I'm old enough to remember that Reagan was scorned by the leftists and their scribes in the press at the time, as a chuckle-headed old fool happy-talking the American people to disaster.

But more to the point, those speeches were made in 1984, not 1980. They were happy and optimistic because he'd already been president for 4 years; of course he'd be pointing out how times were good and things were better, he wanted them to re-elect him. His 1980 acceptance speech was just as "dark" and full of detailed descriptions of how terrible things were under Jimmy Carter. It was an awful time, with a lot of similarities to today.

Anonymous Discard July 23, 2016 8:04 AM  

93. Mountain Man: WRT the possibility of TPTB derailing the economy in order to weaken a Trump Presidency, I would suggest that Trump take measures to ensure that as much of the misery as possible falls on non-Whites and elites. Turn disparate impact up to 11. Arranging for EBT cards to run dry in certain places or for Spanish-surnamed individuals. Put Section 8 housing into White liberal neighborhoods. Cancel foreign aid to Israel. And blame Wall Street and the media. Put the "hate" into hate speech.

Anonymous Discard July 23, 2016 8:12 AM  

171. Johnny: Minting lots silver coins to put more money in circulation was an inflationary measure that favored debtors. That's why you can easily get new-looking silver dollars from that time. Bank vaults were full of them, as the common man preferred to carry silver quarters and half dollars, which were minted in huge numbers as well. Debt reduction aside, Senators from states like Colorado and Nevada were ardent advocates of minting more coins because it kept the silver mines going.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 July 23, 2016 10:19 AM  

".. I NEVER thought he'd take on NAFTA directly"
Sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads aimed directly at Currier Refrigeration, and "American" car assembly plants.
CaptDMO

Blogger gichan July 23, 2016 11:28 AM  

What Sevron said.

Blogger gichan July 23, 2016 11:28 AM  

What Sevron said.

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