Cases for Trump

I won’t be writing any of these articles.

I wrote a series of “The Case for Trump” articles in the 2016 election. I don’t think those takes stood the test of time. We can now look back on Trump’s first term with the benefit of hindsight. We know the outcome. It is history. In less than two weeks, those four years are going to be behind us.

Spencer Quinn at Counter-Currents and Dr. Kevin MacDonald at The Occidental Observer are making the last minute case for reelecting Trump to a second term. I’ve already said all that I have to say about the subject. If you are interested in seeing the other side of the argument though, check out what they have to say. It is going to be over soon and Trump will either be reelected or he won’t. We’re going to have to live with the result and accept the outcome. The matter will be settled until 2024.

I will say this though.

In doing the research for my book, I have been struck by the ineffectiveness of conservative liberalism and the Republican Party in resisting cultural change. It is even worse than I thought. In the 1920s, the Republican Party dominated the White House and both chambers of Congress, but this was a decade of vast and sweeping cultural change in spite of having conservatives in the saddle in Washington. Then as now, the Republican Party was in thrall to tycoons like Andrew Mellon. The people who decisively changed the trajectory of American culture in the 1920s were deeply alienated from the politics of their times to the point where many of them left the United States and moved to Europe to escape while those who stayed behind like H.L. Mencken thrived on ridiculing the shitshow in Washington.

During the Great Depression and World War II, FDR and the Democrats dominated Washington and conservative liberalism was blamed for causing the worst economic catastrophe in American history and sunk into a political abyss under the hegemony of the New Deal coalition. The Republican Party only briefly controlled Congress during 1947-1949 and 1953-1955. They controlled only the Senate under Reagan from 1981-1987. The Republican Party only finally regained control of Congress in my lifetime in the Republican Revolution of 1994. They lost control of Congress to the Democrats in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected president. Since the 1920s, the Republican Party has only had unified controlled of the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court under George W. Bush and Donald Trump. Otherwise, Democrats have been the dominant governing majority party for most of the last century.

The Republican Party is comfortable in its traditional role of being the junior partner of the American establishment. They would much rather lose elections for their voters than change their unpopular economic agenda. Theodore Roosevelt briefly tried to change the Republican Party’s obsequious relationship with big business, but conservative liberals reverted to form under his successor William Howard Taft, which split the GOP between its progressive and conservative wings and led to the election of Woodrow Wilson. In the 1920s, the Republican Party finally shook off the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and reverted to conservative liberalism. After the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the start of the Great Depression, conservative liberals under Herbert Hoover doggedly stuck to their free market principles and refused to concede that government had any role in providing natural disaster and economic relief to the poor as the unemployed were forced to live in slums which came to be called Hoovervilles. Alf Landon carried the banner of conservative liberalism and lost in a landslide to FDR in the 1936 election.

Conservative liberals never made peace with the New Deal. Instead, they made peace with modernism, cosmopolitanism and antiracism. In fact, the Republican Party embraced civil rights reform, antiracism and cosmopolitanism before the Democrats who were split over the issue between their Southern and Eastern wings. In 1940, Wendell Wilkie was the Republican nominee for president and lost the election to FDR. He wrote a book called One World which basically outlined postwar America. Wendell Wilkie and Thomas Dewey ran against FDR on civil rights and lost in the 1940 and 1944 elections. Throughout the four terms of FDR’s presidency, conservative liberals stuck to their free market principles.

In the postwar era, William F. Buckley founded National Review in 1955, not to challenge the postwar consensus on culture – liberalism, modernism, cosmopolitanism and antiracism – but to revive the anti-state, small government, pro-business, libertarian and free-market orientation of “classical liberalism,” which had long been the traditional stance of the Republican Party prior to the Great Depression. While the conservative liberal movement has changed over the last 70 years as it has accepted countless defeats on racial and cultural issues, it has never changed its position on free market economics to appeal to a broader electorate even when it was clearly in its interest to do so.

Mainstream conservatism has always pretended to be interested in fighting a “culture war” in order to harvest votes by exploiting the grievances of populists and social conservatives. It has never shown any appetite in power to address these issues. Even with control of the Supreme Court, it has upheld abortion, sodomy, affirmative action, gay marriage, civil rights, transgenderism, etc. No, what has truly and consistently motivated conservative liberals over the course of a 120 year period since the assassination of President McKinley in 1901 is wielding power to advance their anti-state, small government, pro-business, libertarian, free market ideology. Predictably, this is all they ever do when they actually have power even under Trump aside from catering to the whims of their pro-Israel donors.

In spite of all the talk of a “National Populist” revolution and a “realignment” and the Republican Party becoming a “working class party,” nothing has changed. Conservative liberalism can put on a fake populist veneer, but the Republican Party is still the party of donors who are pro-business and who want free market economics, which is a point that has been driven home in recent weeks by the failure to do anything about Big Tech censorship even when censorship is costing the GOP the 2020 election. This is a party which is happy to embrace “identity politics” to appeal to and motivate every group in existence but the White voters who are its own base because it upholds consensus antiracism.

History shows that conservative liberalism has never cared about the cultural grievances of its own voters and the Trump era was no departure from this. The only thing it has ever cared about is free market economics. It is more than happy to accommodate any cultural change while remaining essentially libertarian. It only pantomimes resistance. America could become a godless cultural sewer overrun by aliens, but it would still only care about tax cuts, deregulation and the stock market.

The Left deeply cares about advancing its cultural vision. The Right deeply cares about advancing its economic vision. As a result, rightwing cultural warriors are consistently defeated because they empower people who do not share their priorities. Trump in the White House, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court and control of Congress for two years did nothing to change this. The tax cuts and criminal justice reform were passed by the Congress which refused to fund Trump’s border wall.

We’ve been barking up the wrong tree. If we want to change our culture, we need to change the values and beliefs of White Americans. We have to speak to an alienated generation, critique the current system and give them a positive new vision of society. Essentially, we have to tear down what the Modernists and their successors have done just as they tore down and replaced the Victorians before them. We are Late Moderns. It is our task to think our way out of Modernism and chart a new course.

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23 Comments

    • Indeed. The Republicans need to go the way of the Whigs before them, into the wilderness, never to be seen again. The Democrats under Pres. Camel Toe Harris will make a shambles of things though, even worse than Trump. The Republicans will capitalize on that failure with their usual bad ideas: “We can do it better!” and “The other guy is worse.” Unfortunately, it may be enough to keep the Republicans alive.

  1. Buckley stated that the mission of National Review was to “stand athwart history shouting STOP.” Words which inspired a generation of conservatives but are now a sarcastic punchline.
    Pat Buchanan tried in his 1992 convention speech to warn us of the culture war on the horizon. He was given the boot by National Review and the GOP.
    Kevin MacDonald raises a point that the white population will become increasingly more republican as things get worse. Ann Coulter has said that the obvious strategy for the GOP to win is to get a big majority of the white vote. So when I see the black platinum plan and Ice T, Ice Cube and all the LBGTQ pandering it is discouraging.

  2. Solid piece and yes it is pointless to even try and rationalize which losing vote to cast. Off topic but not really, I just wanted to share something I spoke on the other day. This morning I took my older aunt to her favorite café which we have been going to for decades. Again, we were the only white people while the entire staff was Hispanic and the other patrons were Indian. As we drove through the area my family has lived and participated in local politics and civics for well over 150 years it transitioned from an Indian area to a Muslim area to a black area and finally back to her block which is a few old white people and the rest Indian with a black couple.

    It struck home that by the time I am her age in forty years, if I stay here I will be the last white man in a region that was all German, Irish and Dutch less than 30 years ago. All the workers in every business are Hispanic. What is this country going to look like in 2050? Does a vote for Trump slow this down or is this just fate at this point. Without a full military conquest and invasion, this has never happened before in all of history. It is tough to wrap your mind around it and I dont dislike any of these people it is just tough to process this

    • Hello Capt.;

      You could be writing from California, what you describe has been typical there for many years but it is unfortunately also true in many other parts of the U.S. There are still areas in the Midwest, rural South, rural West and New England though that are overwhelmingly White. Unfortunately, those areas aren’t economically prosperous, that is the price to be paid to live in a White area now. If Camel Toe Harris becomes President she will wage war on White suburbs driving White people and prosperity into rural areas, though.

      An interesting question is what will happen in a real national crisis, not this Covid thing but something like another Pear Harbor. In a military crisis the diverse, transgendered military will be stretched to the breaking point requiring the Government to reinstate conscription. The Government really needs White, straight males to staff the military to have any hope of victory.

      The diverse, transgendered military cannot win a serious war against a serious opponent like China. Even a war against Iran alone would probably run down the military to its breaking point thus requiring conscription. To ensure compliance with conscription the Government and its beneficial owners, the Usual Suspects, would have a full court propaganda campaign drawing on WWII imagery combined with bribes and severe penalties against Whites who resisted conscription. Naturally, the Usual Suspects, wogs and wealthy scumbags would be exempt from conscription or at least, dangerous duty.

      This would be the best opportunity for Whites to exercise political power by refusing conscription. The war against Whites is at home, not thousands of miles away. Our enemies are domestic, the traitors are here, within our ranks, not far away. The anti-war movement of the 1960’s against the Vietnam War is the template to use when the loathsome Government demands its pound of flesh. The anti-war movement was from the Left but use their own weapons against them, it’s what works.

  3. Spencer Quinn is the nom de plume of the Jew Peter Abrahams. John Goodman is another Jew that likes to use an Irish Mick name as cover, why? Why do Jews like to masquerade as Irish when they want to sell a line of crap to whites?

  4. “We’re going to have to live with the result and accept the outcome.”

    Rural militiamen are prepared to go underground (like Eric Robert Rudoplh).  We will survive and continue the resistance against the New World Order much as Patriotic Japanese Holdouts did for 30+ years after the end of Dubya Dubya Two.  ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teruo_Nakamura )  The last division shall be populist!

    “…it has never changed its position on free market economics to appeal to a broader electorate even when it was clearly in its interest to do so.”

    Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot both attempted to challenge these free market orthodoxies in their times.  They are the spiritual Godfathers of the Trump Administration and a large reason I am voting for Ttump is that he torpedoed the Trans Pacific Partnership!  Trump is good on trade!

  5. We needed the Confederate Party by 2024…in 2016. But now looking forward to 2024 we will need a way to get clean water and food for our families OR a lot of soap on a rope in care packages as we are hauled away to prison.

    God, please help us.

  6. Buckley was CIA. So was a huge number of lefty 1960’s figures.

    So, you have CIA running the far-edge of the mainstream right – to prevent ethnonationalism and any cultural restrictions on big business.

    You have the CIA running the far-edge of the mainstream left – to prevent communism, unionization, and restrictions on big business.

    Both the “right” and the “left” in the USA are dedicated to a) mass immigration and b) imperialism.

    CIA – the central “intelligence” agency, polices both ends of the political spectrum.

    The real question we should be asking ourselves is – why did we expect it to be any different? Of COURSE the Empire does this.

    We all read Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World in high school. Yet no one seems to have learned the lessons, even though they bashed us over the heads with these lessons when we were still too young to vote.

    I guess we all just have a really bad combination of stupidity and naivete.

  7. You darn right my friend. I’ll quote you on this one for sure…

    “Conservative liberals never made peace with the New Deal. Instead, they made peace with modernism, cosmopolitanism and antiracism.”

    Those 2 sentences you typed pretty much sum up why I have no use in the Republican Party or the 1700s political parties I type about all the time. Muh Constitution crowd. We can really make people understand these things over time. We’ve watched as the whole Conservative Liberals thing played out and those on the Libertarian wing that are even worse. The Liberals we already know have severe issues. It’s that way of thinking is my focus on making others in the Nationalist community understand the very important role of Government. Being something of a Bigger Government Centrist is a place where government can be run very well. I encourage others explore the political spectrum and relate it with current events. Deo Vindice !

  8. More likely, the world you think existed never did. Meaning even though there may have been policies against things like homosexuality, people were still doing it. Politicians were still seen as clowns.

    • Sure homosexuals were always around, but now it is openly promoted as being normal, good, and healthy. And it is done in Western nations to destroy the family and decrease the birth rate.

  9. Thing is, most people do have opinions on social issues, but they’re kind of weak opinions. They don’t live their whole life around it. Meaning I might oppose gay marriage and the next guy might support it, but neither really care all that much.

    I think a small number of people care passionately about social issues and feel let down when they find out most people don care as much. I am a social conservative, but I’m not a zealot.

  10. White Nationalists do not seem to care that it is TEN YEARS TODAY since Wikileaks (Julian Assange) published the Iraq war logs, proving that the U.S. invasion and destruction of Iraq, supposedly to stop terrorism (really for the advancement of Zionism and Western global oil corporations) was a complete sham and involved mass murder and brutalization, and official lies and cover-ups extending to the top of the military and civilian authorities of the U.S. and its satellites – and that Julian Assange, a citizen of Australia betrayed by its U.S.-puppet regime, sits in solitary confinement in U.S.-puppet Britain’s highest-security prison in London awaiting extradition to the U.S. where he faces yet another fake “trial” leading to 175 more years in an American prison.

  11. After the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the start of the Great Depression, conservative liberals under Herbert Hoover doggedly stuck to their free market principles and refused to concede that government had any role in providing natural disaster and economic relief to the poor as the unemployed were forced to live in slums which came to be called Hoovervilles. Alf Landon carried the banner of conservative liberalism and lost in a landslide to FDR in the 1936 election

    From the wikipedia article yourself linked:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mississippi_Flood_of_1927#Political_and_social_responses
    It shows Hoover didn’t stuck to free market principles.

    From the Mises Institute:
    “The sad truth is that the government is only making things worse over time. Higher levies only increase the destructive force of future levy breaks. The Army Corp of Engineers’ policy of maintaining the mighty Mississippi within its current banks is causing the destruction of the Louisiana coastline which is the most important barrier against future hurricane damage. More generous government disaster relief and insurance only further encourages people to build more expensive structures in flood and hurricane prone areas. The whole effort is a brilliant illustration of the destructiveness of government planning.”

  12. The best thing about Trump losing for your movement would be that you can now operate without the delusion that you have representation in the Government, and get back to realizing that as an underground movement, you kind of use peak-a-boo tactics you don’t pretend to be in charge. But me, I’m sicking of being underground.

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