Trump’s Trade and Jobs Speech

Donald Trump gave an absolutely incredible speech yesterday on trade and the economy:

“It is great to be here. I’d like to thank Alumisource and all the amazing workers here for hosting us.

Today, I am going to talk about how to Make America Wealthy Again.

We are thirty miles from Steel City. Pittsburgh played a central role in building our nation.

The legacy of Pennsylvania steelworkers lives in the bridges, railways and skyscrapers that make up our great American landscape.

But our workers’ loyalty was repaid with betrayal.

Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization – moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas.

Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy. But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.

When subsidized foreign steel is dumped into our markets, threatening our factories, the politicians do nothing.

For years, they watched on the sidelines as our jobs vanished and our communities were plunged into depression-level unemployment.

Many of these areas have still never recovered.

Our politicians took away from the people their means of making a living and supporting their families.

Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople and factory workers have seen the jobs they loved shipped thousands of miles away.

Many Pennsylvania towns once thriving and humming are now in a state despair.

This wave of globalization has wiped out our middle class.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can turn it all around – and we can turn it around fast.

But if we’re going to deliver real change, we’re going to have to reject the campaign of fear and intimidation being pushed by powerful corporations, media elites, and political dynasties.

The people who rigged the system for their benefit will do anything – and say anything – to keep things exactly as they are.

The people who rigged the system are supporting Hillary Clinton because they know as long as she is in charge nothing will ever change.

The inner cities will remain poor.

The factories will remain closed.

The borders will remain open.

The special interests will remain firmly in control. …”

Trump is directly addressing what happened to Pittsburgh and the Rust Belt here, but his message of industrial decline is equally applicable to Birmingham, North Carolina, and thousands of towns across the South from which the globalists have sucked their economic lifeblood. The industrialization of the South had barely hit liftoff in the 1950s before many of our core industries started relocating to the Third World.

The only quibble that I have here is that we can’t reform our trade policy from within the WTO. If anything is going to get done on that front, we will have to withdraw from it. The underlying principles of Trump’s nationalist position should lead to that outcome when the inevitable conflict comes. Still, it is hard to exaggerate how much the overall worldview presented in this speech is a break from the globalist status quo.

Bernie is warning the Democrats that they better wake up:

“Surprise, surprise. Workers in Britain, many of whom have seen a decline in their standard of living while the very rich in their country have become much richer, have turned their backs on the European Union and a globalized economy that is failing them and their children. …

During my campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, I’ve visited 46 states. What I saw and heard on too many occasions were painful realities that the political and media establishment fail even to recognize.

In the last 15 years, nearly 60,000 factories in this country have closed, and more than 4.8 million well-paid manufacturing jobs have disappeared. Much of this is related to disastrous trade agreements that encourage corporations to move to low-wage countries.

Despite major increases in productivity, the median male worker in America today is making $726 dollars less than he did in 1973, while the median female worker is making $1,154 less than she did in 2007, after adjusting for inflation. …

Let’s be clear. The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite. We need real change.

But we do not need change based on the demagogy, bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment that punctuated so much of the Leave campaign’s rhetoric — and is central to Donald J. Trump’s message. …”

Trump’s biggest problem is that most of the Sanders supporters and millions of White Northerners agree with his message about trade and the decline of the middle class, particularly in the Rust Belt, but they would rather engage in empty posturing and virtue signaling about racism than tackle the most serious problems facing the country, whether it is free trade and globalization, terrorism, or the state of our borders.

How can Trump lose states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan in spite of giving a full-throated speech on trade like this? Because of the millions of white collar, college educated idiots who live in places like suburban Philadelphia, Columbus, and Milwaukee.

15 Comments

  1. If the election is about Trump, he will lose.

    If it is about Globalism, he will win.

    That’s up to Trump.

  2. But we do not need change based on the demagogy, bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment that punctuated so much of the Leave campaign’s rhetoric — and is central to Donald J. Trump’s message.

    The Stupid is strong with this one.

    What Bernie’s mediocre mind seems incapable of comprehending is that “demagogy, bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment” are all seen as negative qualities that are relative and proportional to an opposition to runaway globalization and the Globalist agenda. Globalist’s main tool/weapon/method is to devalue the importance of borders and brush aside the innate differences in race and culture. Strong borders impede Globalization.

    The more you are respected by other people because of a vocal and brash attitude when it comes to shouting down Globalists, the more you are called a demagogue.

    The more you insist that borders, boundaries and differences in gender, race, ethnicities and cultures are real and should be respected for their differences, the more you are called a racist bigot.

    The more you resist illegal immigration and mass immigration of completely alien cultures into your nation, the more you are said to be anti-immigrant.

    The Whiter(pro-White) you are, the more you are forced to explain that your opposition to Globalism is not just a convenient outlet for your supposed racist, bigoted views. You have to fully embrace Multiculturalism and Multiracial utopianism whenever you lash out at Globalists and Globalism. If you are non-White, then your “demagogy, bigotry and anti-immigrant sentiment” is rarely noticed or spotlighted.

    You don’t get “change” away from the status quo without changing the status quo and, most importantly, the mechanisms that allowed the status quo to be so easily implemented and forced onto society. Globalization is pushed by people who claim that any opposition to globalization is because of hate, ignorance, bigotry, a fear of change, and anti-immigration/racist views.

    Uhhhh…. Hello! That’s your average Bernie supporter in a nutshell. It’s because of this mentality and method to try to shape dissent into a positive endorsement of a Multicultural/Multiracial society that Bernie and his ilk will NEVER affect change away from Globalism. They are Globalists in denial. The only thing stopping them from pimping Globalism Zuckerberg style is that they haven’t yet found a way to make enough $$$$$$.

    Growth from a Globalism standpoint is dependent on the implementation of Multiculturalism. Multiculturalism to a Bernie supporter is a multiracial society with no real borders or boundaries, where men can be women, women can be men, Muslims are peaceful and rational, Christians are hateful and intolerant, black people are just White people with darker skin, and White Privilege perfectly explains all the ills of the universe.

    Fuck Bernie Sanders.
    Fuck Bernie’s supporters.

    • Bernie Sanders is more Jewish Globalism Communism and Human Extermination as he is THE ENTERNAL JEW. Democratic Socialism is Communism. I am for NATIONAL SOCIALISM. The only free nation in the past 100 years was NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMANY where no Jew Banker ever bankrupted anyone, he got a one way ticket to never never land

  3. Trump’s choice of Monessen, PA for the location of this speech, and not urban Pittsburgh, or suburban Allegheny County, was great! Because of the loss of industry and the prevalence of poverty in Western PA in the 70s and 80s, the influx of moderately educated Asians/Indians the last decade, and the grotesque machinations of the democratic party in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh is certainly in the category of the other cosmopolitan anchor cities you have already mentioned.

    Still, I think PA and Ohio go for Trump. The “Pennsyltucky” region of from Central and Western PA, to the Northern half of WV and the Ohio River counties of Ohio and KY, are bursting with Trump support, many who have not voted in years feel this election matters. If the people remain enthusiastic, and the support for Hilary from unconvinced Democrats remains lukewarm, I think places like Pittsburgh wont kill the outcome as in years past. The new registrations of voters and the amount of those who changed from D to R just to vote for Donny in PA and WV was incredible and completely buried by most of the press.

    • Problem at the end of the day is Negroes. Before the Migration of WWI and the second one from the Depression to 1960s these states were Conservative. Negroes flip the balance. So the whites must learn to neutrailze the Negro Vote

      • Yes and No, I should have definitely included that reality in one of my points, but assumed it was a given considering any urban area in America is plagued by it.

        However, in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) blacks only make up 12-13% of population, obviously higher in the city limits, so the major issue is self-hating, striving, virtue signaling whites and generational blind loyalty to the Democratic party, as is usually the case. The loyalty is being broken in these areas because the shrinking number of “blue dog dems” are sickened by the elite, but republican cuckservatism offers no shelter or alternative. Trump is the only candidate for many of these voters who have never voted or not voted in over a decade.

        • Also remember whites in the North were divided ETHNICALLY the South you were White. Ethnic White Catholics were so hated in most of the rural North WASP Protestant people wouldn’t even associate with them. The Klan was a Protestant Freemasonic Organization. In the North, the Klan was part of the Republican Party, as the Rural Democratic Party was dead by 1920 and so it was assumed, if you were Protestant White-you are Republican if you are Catholic you are a Democrat.

          Unfortunately this pattern held for far too long and even today you will find that Whites in the cities still dont like the rural people, because of the religious ethnic differences still lie at the bottom.

          • All good points. I would say the white urban elite today do disdain rural whites and the dwindling poor and working class city whites (now dubbed “urban survivors” I am told), but I am not sure if that is lingering animosity between the ethno-Catholic/Protestant distrust which was prevalent c.1895-1970.

            You’d be hard pressed to show me a major difference in personality and social belief between any of the significant actors leading the most popular Christian sects in America today. They mostly seem unhinged, suicidal, and spiteful of their own followers, no matter the specifics of each of the various belief and doctrine. I think the new religion of the white urban elite is either a public display of their “rational, healthy skepticism” or outright atheism then mix it with a strong dose of ethno-masochism. But this is a bit off topic from the main points of your post, of which I agree.

          • The White Elite have adopted the Illuminati Rationalism/Holocaustianity/Atheism/Nihilism of their Edomite-Jew masters. The adoption has been going on slowly since the 1700’s about the time of our American Revolution, it was slowed here and in England, because most people in the US and UK were activist Christians. It did not affect the Catholic Spain Portugal the Italian States German States, or the Orthodox States, which in 1775 were under Ottoman Austrian or Russian Control because these areas were still CONSERVATIVE and BACKWARD.

            The Illness we now see first broke out in France after Louis XIV expelled the Hugenots. The Hugenots were the only truly moral educated Christian group in France. The Catholics were split into 2 camps, the serious peasant Catholics who held no power over the system and the nominally Catholic Nobility, who after 180 years of warring against Protestantism was exhausted.

          • The problem with France was by the time of the American Revolution, Humanism had grown in the gap created by the departure of the Hugenots and Catholicism had been largely discredited among the Urban French and the Elites. The Roman Catholic Church in France relied on the Nobility to prop it up financially and with military force and prestige. By 1789, most of the Nobility decided Catholicism was no longer worth saving and this led to the Revolution. By 1793, France was an Atheist State but later became a Deistic one.

            The strictly Catholic Peasants, starving without arms and organization, had no way to stand against the Revolutionaries effectively and the few Catholic Nobles who remained were so hated by them for over 1000 years of slavery, there was no way a true alliance could be formed.

            Napoleon Bonaparte rescued the Roman Catholic Church in France but did it solely on his terms. He created a unity government under the concordant in which the Catholic Church had no legislative power over the people but the people would pay taxes to her. After the Restoration, this system remained in place and did so until 1905 when France again became an Atheist State.

          • This contagin, started in France spread throughout all of Protestant Europe but Catholic Europe and Orthodox Russia kept it out, France was no longer after 1789 a Catholic Nation, it was a nation where Catholicism was favored but without power. It took until WW1 to effectively Castrate every Protestant nation in Europe but by 1914 the contagin that broke out in France had spread to the entire Protestant realm. WW2 brought it finally to the Catholic states. Great Britain was the only Protestant Nation in Europe that survived, its final collapse came in the 1960s.

            In the United States, the contagion was isolated to our Universities. First Harvard in the 1700s then the rest. By 1860 it had taken over most of the mainline Churches From Pennsylvania to Maine and the Northern political class.By 1920 Protestantism was effectively dead in the North. Sometime around the age of HL Mencken it died in Maryland as well, the only Southern State not to be part of the Bible Belt. Catholicism filled the void.

            The 1960s was the death of Protestantism in the UNITED STATES ie all Non Southern States. By the 60s the Catholic kids were going to secular schools and getting indoctrinated, remember the colleges were lost in the 1800s. By 1980, Catholic churches were closing all over the place. By 2000 we can safely say that Protestanism and Catholicism is as part of the culture outside of DIXIE DEAD. There are still Non-Denominationals who are stronger than ever but without political clout they hold no sway.

            The Bible Belt didnt come into being till about 1850-60. Always reactionary, the South bucked the trend just to be contrary in some ways and became more devout. It is safe to say there has definatley been a decline in Christianity in Dixie since the 1950s, but the decline has moved like a glacier instead of in the North like a tidal wave. This is much more dangerous because it makes Southerners think their morality is stronger than it is. The truth is in these revolutionary times, we need to become more aggresive than our great great grandpappies were about everything. My 2 cents

  4. “Racist” is closer to being little more than counter cultural like “hippy” is as for word power.

  5. Trump can win this election, if he keeps at it. He needs to get people on the ground in the key states, a get out the vote movement, and try to keep the Democrat vote stealing to a minimum. Early voting is just an excuse for every big city nigger to vote five and six times. He needs good surrogates to put out the message in these states too. Spend money on advertising.

  6. ‘Finally, there is Buchanan, who 25 years ago sounded some of what are now thought of as Trump themes. When Trump said, “Our workers’ loyalty was repaid with betrayal,” Buchanan thought back to his own 1998 manifesto on economic nationalism, The Great Betrayal.

    “I think Donald Trump gave the best speech on trade from the standpoint of economic patriotism and economic nationalism of any candidate in this century,” Buchanan, who won the New Hampshire primary and three others in 1996, told me Wednesday. “I’ve read it and re-read it, and I found it hard to believe at times — but there were echoes of my youth there.”

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2595296

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