George W. Trump Roundup

VOX: After the Syria strikes, right-wing non-interventionists are back in the wilderness

“It was a bad week for right-wing non-interventionists. The hodgepodge group of libertarians, pacifists, alt-righters, and paleocons had, for the part, latched onto Donald Trump’s campaign as a vehicle to smash the stranglehold of neoconservatives on the GOP and advance a stay-at-home foreign policy: no more wars in the Middle East, no interventions in the name of democracy or human rights or vengeance. …

In their desperation to find like-minded candidates, principled non-interventionists have repeatedly made strategic alliances, ones that ignore party lines, governing philosophies, and odious forms of racism and tribalism. Thus the embrace of Lindbergh and Buchanan and Trump. Thus the refusal of many right-wing non-interventionists to distance themselves in any meaningful way from the alt-right, whose white nationalism is often non-interventionist as well as racist. …

Embracing questionable political figures as a way of advancing legitimate foreign-policy critiques is a trade-off right-wing non-interventionists have made again and again. They did so with Lindbergh, with Buchanan, with Trump. And now that Trump has shown how little his non-interventionist rhetoric meant, they are back in the wilderness — an exile they share with troubling allies like Richard Spencer”

Interesting.

So, Trump won the Republican primary and the general election on a non-interventionist foreign policy message, but he failed because the Alt-Right supported him? That’s absurd.

New Emperor of the Empire

“The Syrian missile attack was only the most obvious example that Trump is a neocon who just came out of the closet.

1. Soon after he took office he okayed a mindless raid in Yemen.

2. As he took office, thousands of American soldiers were arriving in Germany to occupy new bases on Russia’s border. Trump could have ordered them to return home, but no, they are now in the Baltic.

3. Rather than pull our few troops out of Syria to focus on ISIS in Iraq, Trump ordered hundreds more into Syria and announced that Assad would have to cede Eastern Syria. More troops were sent to Iraq from the USA.

4. Rather than trim excessive military spending, Trump demands a 10% increase, to be paid for by slashing domestic programs. …”

Syria is the latest example of Trump showing his true colors on foreign policy. There have been a number of things which have flown under the radar like troop deployments to the Baltic.

Trump’s Great Reversal — for Now

“The world is agog at Donald Trump’s head-snapping foreign-policy reversal. He runs on a platform of America First. He renounces the role of world policeman. He excoriates parasitic foreigners that (I paraphrase) suck dry our precious bodily fluids — and these are allies! On April 4, Trump declared: “I don’t want to be the president of the world. I’m the president of the United States. And from now on, it’s going to be America First.” A week earlier, both his secretary of state and his U.N. ambassador had said that the regime of Bashar Assad is a reality and that changing it is no longer an American priority. …

This is not to say that things could not change tomorrow. We’ve just witnessed one about-face. With a president who counts unpredictability as a virtue, he could well reverse course again. For now, however, the traditionalists are in the saddle. U.S. policy has been normalized. The world is on notice: Eight years of sleepwalking is over. America is back. …”

We had an election cycle that dragged on for a year and a half but as far as our foreign policy is concerned nothing changed and “the traditionalists are in the saddle.”

Trump as a ‘conventional Republican’? That’s what some in GOP establishment say they see.

“Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider who would upend years of Washington orthodoxy in matters of both war and peace — an approach that helped him assemble the unconventional coalition that ultimately won him the presidency.

But in recent days, the president has done an about-face and embraced many of the policy positions he once scorned as the trappings of a foolhardy establishment. …

Among those heartened by the changes is a former critic Elliott Abrams, who was later considered for a post at the State Department but was rejected for a senior post in Trump’s State Department because he was considered too much of an “establishment Republican.”

“I would say this is looking more now like a more conventional Republican administration,” said Abrams, who served as a foreign policy adviser in the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. “To me, that’s a very good thing.” …

But Trump’s backers say that, from the beginning, the president assembled a Cabinet of military leaders, establishment Republicans and business leaders who would be at home in the Cabinets of more traditional Republicans. And he has pursued policies in other areas — on immigration, the budget, taxes, and rolling back the Affordable Care Act — that have left many conservatives content with the direction his administration is headed. …”

As Richard Spencer said, Trump’s Cabinet represents the failed thinking of his generation which we voted to repudiate in both the primary and general election.

Stumbling Toward Coherence

“It’s tempting to ridicule every Donald Trump flip-flop, of which there have been several in just the past few days. The president’s sudden shifts deepen the impression that he is a pliable ignoramus with no core convictions, a man who will parrot whatever the last of his handlers whispered in his ear or whatever will earn him favorable coverage on Morning Joe. In some rare cases, however, Trump’s flip-flops might represent a shift toward coherence. Consider his recent reversals on trade policy.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the president stated that his administration will not label China a currency manipulator, this despite his repeated promises on the campaign trail to do just that. And though Trump had previously expressed support for abolishing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a cherished cause among Tea Party activists, he now says it does a lot of good for U.S. exporters and—because other countries have similar agencies—getting rid of it would amount to unilateral disarmament. If these arguments sound familiar, that might be because you’ve heard them come out of the mouth of Barack Obama. …

Alas, try as he might, he can’t turn back the clock on globalization. Bashing countries with which we run bilateral trade deficits is a fool’s errand, for a whole host of reasons.”

We’re not going to do anything about China’s industrial policy. Trump has already sacrificed changing our trade policy to advancing the Empire’s geopolitical goals in North Korea.

The Republican Party Has Defeated Donald Trump

“After Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress last month—a high-water mark for the president’s popularity with elite political pundits—conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks penned a piece titled “Trumpism at Its Best, Straight Up.” Brooks attempted to define Trump’s political philosophy as an “utter repudiation of modern conservatism,” which he defined as foreign policy hawkishness, social conservatism, and fiscal hawkishness. “For the last 40 years, the Republican Party has been a coalition of [these] three tendencies,” he wrote. “Trump rejected or ignored all of them.” …

But it’s early yet. Trump may become more conventional, or reverse his positions anew, putting him at odds with conservative orthodoxy again. David Brooks may have been wrong about Trumpism, but he was right when he wrote, “We’re in a state of radical flux.” What Trump does next is anyone’s guess. His decisions, though, won’t be guided by a unique, coherent ideology—because it doesn’t exist. He cares only about winning, and his best hope of doing so is to continue to cave to the Republican Party.”

It was The Flight 93 Election.

The fate of our civilization itself was supposed to be at stake. It was all about taking down the corrupt and failed political establishment so that Trump could sit inside the White House and carry out the same standard R policies that we would have gotten if Jeb Bush was president.

Trump Administration Signals It Would Seek Mostly Modest Changes to Nafta

“WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is signaling to Congress it would seek mostly modest changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement in negotiations with Mexico and Canada, a deal President Donald Trump called “a disaster” during the campaign.

According to an administration draft proposal being circulated in Congress by the U.S. trade representative’s office, the U.S. would keep some of Nafta’s most controversial provisions, including an arbitration panel that lets investors in the three nations circumvent local courts to resolve civil claims. Critics of these panels said they impinge on national sovereignty. …

The draft, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, talks of seeking “to improve procedures to resolve disputes,” rather than eliminating the panels. …

Mr. Schott noted that a number of the proposed negotiating objectives echo provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact among Pacific Rim countries. Mr. Trump campaigned heavily against the TPP. The president pulled the U.S. from the deal on his first working day in office. …”

I’m just going to leave this one here.

31 Comments

  1. Another good post Mr. Wallace. I appreciate your documentation of all that has went down with Trump-Kushner in the last eight days.
    On a side note, today I was looking at a Louisville Courier-Journal that was lying around a restaurant. The editorial cartoon was mocking Spicer’s holohoax faux pas, and depicted the Auschwitz gate with a “holocaust center” sign posted below it. I took my ink pen and wrote in the web address to the Barnes Review below it. hehe

  2. They’re deporting illegals, have ended catch-and-release, intimidated more from entering.

    Trump was the only one who would have done those.

    Maybe that’s all we get. Oh, well.

  3. I wonder how the rank & file military personnel who voted for the ultimate snake will feel when all his promises to them go unfulfilled?

  4. @ Mestigoit “They’re deporting illegals, have ended catch-and-release, intimidated more from entering.”

    But, are the Muslims still coming in? I bet they are.

    With all his shady dealings on a global scale, he’s going to be a trillionaire by the time he leaves office. Gerald Celente heard that he negotiated personal patents with Xi.

  5. Trump isn’t deporting any illegals. Most go to court, not Mexico. He has already served notice that the deadliest of the Mestizo invasives – the “dreamers” – are here to stay. There has been about about a 1/3 fall-off in new invasives, down from c. 3,000/day to 2,000/day. They’re waiting and watching to see of there’s any mass roundup of current illegals. Once it’s clear there won’t be, the deluge will resume. Muslims? Thanks to Trump handing over lcontrol of the borders to the (((legal system))) with his fatuous, failed, partial, “120 day” Muslim ban – and then resuming the Zionist policy of blowing the ragheads out of their own countries – hundreds of thousands are now coming to ‘Murka. The State Departments “Refugee Resettlement” racket? Already approved by Trump and with increased funding. I’ll stop here, just to spare the still-recovering Trumpaholics.

  6. George. W Trump roundup? Let me think about that for a moment. Ummm….he’s fake.
    Thing is, you have to put up with a year and a half of election hoopla and sloganeering, being told what you want to hear, then once they’re in the W.H., NOTHING changes.
    I wonder whats worse, a dictator who has been in forever and wasn’t elected, or someone who was elected based on lies he told during the campaign, and then just goes on to give us more of the same. At least with the former, you know where they stand.
    And Trump doesn’t seem to stand for anything. He’s too unpredictable to have any morals or principles. He was meant to be the elected authority in the white house…but I’m starting to wonder if he’s even of sound mind.

  7. Cpt John: I would like to know, but I can only call myself as a distant and ill informed observer of French politics. I applaud her for not reflexively excusing Trump’s neocon/neolib volte face.

    Can you expand on the situation?

  8. Syria is a French sphere of influence historically.

    It seems that the bombing gave Le Pen a chance to distance herself from America in a particular French way. She can oppose bombing an Arab and signal to anti-Semitic French nationists. It’s very good for Le Pen especially as she has now been bombed herself.

    Was the attack factored into the French election? If she wins the EU could collapse.

  9. As Richard Spencer said, Trump’s Cabinet represents the failed thinking of his generation which we voted to repudiate in both the primary and general election.

  10. @Denise: There are plenty of Oriental and colored people who are more pro-White than a lot of Whites are. Those black, brown and yellow unfortunates would give anything to be White, yet there are those among our own kind for whom their race means less than nothing. Such ingrates pose more of a threat to the survival of our Race than the jew or the darkie.

  11. @1969, I see many Asian women who die their hair blond, get their eyelids Westernized and marry white men so their kids loom European. They want to be us, and be in our shoes. To me, they will always be race Asian. They will NEVER be like us.

  12. Captain John, I think it favored her with the French. The Muslims don’t appear to care what is happening in Syria or Yemen. There is no outcry from Muslims anywhere.

    Wasn’t it Gaddafi who said just drop a bomb on the City of London if you want to end all wars?

  13. john
    April 15, 2017 at 2:00 am

    “@1969, I see many Asian women who die their hair blond, get their eyelids Westernized and marry white men so their kids loom European. They want to be us, and be in our shoes. To me, they will always be race Asian. They will NEVER be like us.”

    Asians are very shallow people. Always looking to outdo each other, in terms of wealth displays. As Whitey goes slides further down the crapper and becomes POOR, this behavior will cease. They will then copy a more successful race, or they will become the most successful race. Either way this behavior is temporary.

  14. @RB-yes I agree. I’ve never actually trusted them. They do everything politely and with a smile, but they use that to cover sinister intents. They steal our industry, invade iur nations, buy up our farms and real estate, and the one that truly bugs me…..breed us out of existence with their mixed race families. But that’s Ok…..they’re doing it politely and with a smile. I see right through it.
    Thanks for your response and keep getting our message out there my fellow traveler.

  15. “If Trump were really what he claimed, he wouldn’t have even been in the elections. He’d still be in New York, or dead.”

    I’m praying for the second, at this point. Judas Iscariot as a role model, does not make ANY nation, ‘great.’

  16. Yes john, we’ve forgotten about the yellow peril. Once in our countries, through assimilation, they can breed us out of existence just as well as the darkies or spics can.

  17. It’s not possible to be against Jewish interested foreign policy, or Jewish interested domestic policy, without being deemed “questionable” by Jews.

  18. MIGA Saddam gone Assad’s next. Demography and time is on their side . If U.S. invades Iran then all bets are off Petro dollar collapse.

  19. @More of the same, yes and don’t forget the same thing isn’t occurring in their nations, as virtually no whites live in them. Therefore, our race is being decimated by white / ching chong inbred mixing everywhere you look, whilst in their nations, their racial future is rock solid assured and free of any threat.
    Another factor contributing to white genocide. Nup…..we really are in strife.

  20. “With a president who counts unpredictability as a virtue”

    ““It’s tempting to ridicule every Donald Trump flip-flop, of which there have been several in just the past few days. The president’s sudden shifts deepen the impression that he is a pliable ignoramus with no core convictions, a man who will parrot whatever the last of his handlers whispered in his ear or whatever will earn him favorable coverage on Morning Joe. In some rare cases, however, Trump’s flip-flops might represent a shift toward coherence. Consider his recent reversals on trade policy.”

    he just flips left and right on these issues. and is incoherent(unless we support what he just did), ignore the 30 year old tapes of him speaking negatively of globalism, hes unpredictable. But something tells me his policies will be fairly solidly and predictably neocon from here on out. Pretty sad that they are going to try to sell a complete about-face as capriciousness.

  21. “They’re deporting illegals, have ended catch-and-release, intimidated more from entering.

    Trump was the only one who would have done those.

    Maybe that’s all we get. Oh, well.” – the rank and file thought they had cover to do their jobs, that is why and where all of the positive signs we’ve seen have come from. But that is going to be over pretty soon.

  22. Very disappointing, and that for a person of German heritage. Does he embody the Peter Principle?

    Why should the lower ranks down to the common corporal spill blood for their country and fatherland, and all that, that is dear to them, but those at the top shirk their responsibility?

    We in South Africa had generals that lead from the front, and so had the USA (Patton, Singlaub), but that apparently is a has been!

  23. @ Ex South African

    The real soldier – the real patriot – is on the front line or has been. All others are window dressing. Anyone who comes out of a “war college” (read: system) is damaged goods. The real soldier fights to defend what is behind him. The fake soldier fights to destroy what’s ahead of him and ends up destroying what is behind him.

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