UPDATE: So true!
This has been us all summer.
New political cartoon: pic.twitter.com/H3RlY5f0am— stonetoss (@stone_toss) September 3, 2020
Keith Woods weighs the 2020 election and makes the case for Trump:
1. Increasingly I am hoping that Trump wins re-election.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
Since 2017 I have thought the interests of white America would have been better served had he never been elected, due the anaesthetic effect he has on whites. However…
2. The conservatives that were activated in 2016 into supporting borderline fascism went back to sleep as there was an unprecedented level of censorship, beginning with people like Milo and Alex Jones and eventually getting to the stage we're at now where any advocacy for…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
3. whites is pretty much outlawed on platforms like YouTube. He also failed to keep most of his promises, and governed not much differently from how Jeb Bush or any other establishment Republican would have if they won otherwise. However, censorship and the overreach of…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
4. big tech will not be reversed regardless of who is elected, and although Trump has been a disaster on immigration, Biden is very slightly worse (promising amnesty for 11 million illegals, new Visa programmes, protecting Dreamers, diverting funding away from border security.)..— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
5. There is a possibility Trump will do all of this anyway, but under Biden it is guaranteed.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
However that is not the main reason to support Trump. Events in the last few months have accelerated racial tensions in the US and is increasingly waking up more moderate whites…
6. It is in this time that I began to see the value of Trump remaining in power. The pacifying effect of Trump is now negated by the fact that his inaction is allowing the left to accelerate at a pace that is no longer conducive to the stability of the system…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
7. It is unlikely Trump will be able to pull this back in a second term. In other words, Trump is unquestionably the more accelerationist candidate. Biden will be a return to 2012 normalcy with extra wokeness. Trump will do nothing to push back himself, but…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
8. his re-election would undoubtedly be rejected by the left which would lead to a level of civil unrest perhaps never before seen in the US. The Trump base will in turn become more activated politically than ever before. Their support for Kyle Rittenhouse and…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
9. the footage of them storming through Portland is a sign of this. It doesn't matter if Trump is a lame duck, Boomerwaffen can see the radical left taking its gloves off and if the legitimacy of his presidency is challenged this will escalate.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
10. And this is the main reason a Trump victory is ultimately a positive, Despite being an establishment Republican, Trump in office was such a shock to the deep state that they have overextended in every possible area – the elites have foolishly showed their hand and…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
11. formalised their power, showing what a sham American democracy is, in the words of @arnelsmom "They suspended the constitution, openly and proudly discarded the bill of rights, and even torched their own cities …all to fuck drumpf…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
12. They accelerated the timeline, exacerbated the tensions, and heightened the contradictions in irreversible ways that ensure permanent unrest."— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
If Trump wins, this acceleration into open flouting of underpinnings of the American republic will be far greater than…
13. anything imaginable under Biden. If Trump were to win on a law and order ticket, it would mimick Nixon's popular re-election, and much like Nixon, I doubt the deep state would allow Trump to last a full second term. But in the case of Trump, he has sufficiently planted…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
14. the idea of him in opposition to the deep state to mean that this would be seen as an outright coup by the left. There is no way a Trump second term ends that doesn't mean things in the US have accelerated in ways that will be irreversible, and that will ultimately make…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
15. the current false binaries sustaining the system untenable.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
I can already see some potential objections, "Trump is just as bad as Biden", not really, Biden is somewhat worse on immigration, but the core of my argument is about people's perception of them, not what they…
16. actually do which yes, isn't that much different.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
"You're just falling into Finkelthink" I don't think racially conscious Americans should offer any public support for Trump, and I still believe that the Alt-right hitching its wagon to Trump was a disaster. But…
17. ultimately only one side will win, and one side will be less bad than the other. My claim is that a Trump win is objectively better, I'm not telling anyone to start buying KAG hats.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
"Trump will cuck in his second term" probably, but it doesn't matter. Look how much…
18. he cucked in his first term compared to his promises and look how much the establishment still overextended in response, the image the left have of Trump is enough for my case.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
"A Biden win will end the duopoly" if Trump wins is that the end of the Republican party?…
19. Will his former supporters move to something else? I find that highly unlikely. The election is likely to be close now, probably cotested, which means if Trump loses his supporters will be more likely to believe that a Republican win in 2020 might have saved them. Whatever…— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
20. way you square it, a Biden win is a return to Obama style normalcy, even if the riots take a while to subside. Can you imagine the reaction of BLM if (as seems likely) Kyle Rittenhouse and Derek Chauvin avoid jail with Trump as president?— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
21. "How much is Peter Thiel paying you?" None, but for anyone reading this that wishes to reward my shilling my BTC address is 1MSLXrQSnvrZiXzcDbzUKRqeN5xhDkqk1U— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
22. In conclusion, I dislike Trump as much as anyone, but dissidents shouldn't overcorrect for their mistakes in 2016 by overthinking themselves into supporting a Democratic presidency.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
23. it's simple, four more years exacerbate existing tensions and contradictions in a way a Biden presidency will not. If you want competent American liberalism, vote Biden. If you want to pull a lever that could potentially explode the status quo irreversibly, vote Trump.— Keith Woods ?? (@KeithWoodsYT) September 2, 2020
My stated position is that both Trump and Biden are accelerationist candidates. There isn’t a non-accelerationist outcome of the 2020 election in the cards. Disaster is inevitable.
Regardless of who wins, we already know the loser is going to lose their minds. The loser will consider the outcome illegitimate. Either the Left will escalate the ongoing riots and its neverending mental breakdown or the Right will wake up from its MAGA slumber like Rip van Winkle.
I’m on record predicting that the tensions will boil over into violence before 2025. I think Peter Turchin is right. To be crystal clear, I’m not advocating it. It is like believing the roof is about to collapse on you. I’m dreading it. I look at the fundamentals which are known to be closely associated with state collapse – elite fragmentation, popular immiseration, state fiscal distress, the illegitimacy and bankruptcy of our institutions – and I just don’t see a positive outcome. I see a looming catastrophe.
There is also the Strauss-Howe generational theory which predicts the last Boomers will plunge America into a fiery crisis. 85 years passed between the American Revolution and the Civil War. 76 years passed between the Civil War and World War II. Why would anyone believe our current historical cycle would end in violence? Because it always does. War cycle theorists have long forecasted a major war in the 2020s. The fanaticism of the Blundering Generation was the cause of the Civil War, not slavery.
There are theories based on historical analysis which predict that America is headed over the cliff. We were discussing these theories in June and July before the two sides started shooting each other.