— stuart stevens (@stuartpstevens) January 1, 2018
As we kick off 2018 with more bellicose tweets threatening the Iranian government, I am reminded of why I decided to become a Southern Nationalist so many years ago.
It has nothing to do with Donald Trump. I realized during the Obama years that trying to reform the system is futile. There is a disconnect between elections and public policy. In spite of the smoke and mirrors of the campaign trail, the fundamental trend is always continuity. The American state has its own goals and pursues its agenda even as administrations come and go.
Do you remember the Crash of 2008? Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama sprang into action to bailout Wall Street. It was Bill Clinton who signed NAFTA into law, presided over the deregulation of Wall Street, the creation of the World Trade Organization and who granted PNTR (permanent normal trade relations) to China. George W. Bush picked up the baton of free trade and carried it forward with CAFTA and free trade agreements with Australia, Chile and Peru. It was picked up by Barack Obama whose administration negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership, signed Trade Promotion Authority into law and added free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama.
George H.W. Bush proclaimed the “New World Order” in 1991. He called the Gulf War the “first test” of the NWO. We have been mired in Iraq ever since. After 9/11, George W. Bush declared Iraq, Iran and North Korea were the “Axis of Evil” in 2002. Sixteen years later, Donald Trump is going after Iran and North Korea. During the campaign, Trump said NATO was obsolete, promised a new relationship with Russia and pledged to stay out of Syria. He has since imposed sanctions on Russia, added Montenegro to NATO, armed Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank missiles and launched a missile strike on the Syrian government. As the mirage of “America First” and tough talk about “globalists” evaporate, we’re still on the same course in foreign affairs that we have been on for the last quarter century.
The American state has a mind of its own. We vote to ban refugees. Jewish organizations find a federal judge to strike down the refugee ban. We vote for Voter ID laws. Federal judges swoop in and strike those down. We try to legislate tougher immigration laws. Federal judges swoop in and strike those down. We pass laws that outlaw gay marriage. Federal judges strike down those laws. While we have the vestigial organs of self government, the American state continues to pursue its own unpopular agenda, which is why 84% of White working class voters don’t feel represented by Washington.
So yes, maybe I am whistling Dixie. I AM nostalgic for those bygone days when transsexuals weren’t enlisting in the US military to go fight Iran’s mullahs. I DO wish the South wasn’t chained to Washington, DC and perpetually dragged along for this unpleasant ride. I DON’T want my people to be cannon fodder for New York neocons and Israel’s regional geopolitical ambitions. Let someone else go “liberate” Iran in the name of feminism to transform its women into whores.
Are you ready for Generation Z to die to Make ZOG Great Again? I’m not.