By Hunter Wallace
Mainstream American conservatives are falling down the rabbit hole of European-style White identity politics, and that’s bad, because of muh freedom:
“Now that we have had time to observe the Donald Trump phenomenon, there is enough evidence to make a clear assessment of what it represents. The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics; the hollowing out of white working class values and culture, as Charles Murray has documented extensively; and what life is like when governed by the administrative state, where the president increasingly acts as a unilateral executive and elected representatives consistently ignore the people’s priorities. …”
Oh, the horror!
“Trump’s brand of Jacksonian populism is perfectly tailored for this sentiment. He would throw the Constitution and the rule of law to the winds in pursuit of an aggressive promise of unilateral change – and they are fine with that. What we are hearing now from the Trump-supporting right is akin to the Roman people’s call for the dissolution of the Senate: the demand to install a strong horse, the outsider who will fix all things, the powerful man who promises he will, at long last, get things done for the people.”
If Trump won the election, hurled Congress and the Supreme Court into the Potomoc, and jettisoned “the democratic process,” it would be the equivalent of winning the lottery! Unfortunately, I doubt we will be that lucky.