So, yesterday my friend, Larry Correia gave his reasons not to like Trump. I will quote it here in full. However my worries about Trump go beyond his, because so to put it I’ve seen this movie before, and I can see the makings of the same situation in Trump’s candidacy. Is it intentional? Is the plan the same? I don’t know. Even if there isn’t a similar plan, it will have the same effect.
But beyond that, as with journolist, I’ve seen international coordination of plans and details (for instance, not only did Portugal and Iran both use red carnations as a symbol of the revolution, but they also used many of the same slogans “the people, united, will never be defeated” for instance. And I’m sure both of the revolutions were coordinated by Moscow, admittedly in different ways and with different purposes [And for the idiots reading this blog, as usual, looking for evidence that I’m a “fascist” note that not approving of the previous regime doesn’t mean you have to approve of the revolution. They were both varieties of leftist.])
I’ve seen other such similarities in the left in many countries, including similar electoral strategies. (And before you tell me Donald Trump isn’t a man of the left, yes, he is, as Larry points out. And if you tell me so was Reagan, I’m going to bust a vein. Reagan changed WELL before running for president as a Republican. He had changed, very publicly years, not months, before and could articulate why he changed, and could say it in ways that made sense.)
So, here is what Larry Correia had to say, quoted with permission:
In the spirit of that National Review pile on, here is mine to the Trump supporters. It isn’t as polite as National Review.
When Trent Lott, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Orrin Hatch would all prefer Trump over Cruz, you guys might want to reexamine who is the “anti-establishment” candidate. Duh.
When the dude donates to the likes of Clinton, Rangle, Schumer, and Rahm Friggin’ Emmanuel, and the only right side donation that comes close in dollars is to Mitch “Turtle Face” McConnel’s Great White RINO Hunt against the Tea Party Fund, that might be a clue who is part of the establishment.
But the banks own Cruz! Because he got a low interest loan that was fully secured with assets as collateral? Holy shit. Have any of you ever actually met an accountant? Do you even business, Bro? Meanwhile junk bond crony capitalist eminent domain deal maker dude who was in favor of single payer healthcare, TARP, and the auto bailout is going to save you from intrusive government?
But Cruz tried to hide it! No. You low information idiot. He declared it on one form and forgot it on another. That’s as fucking stupid a crisis as binders full of women and dogs on car roofs. Quit falling for meaningless diversions.
You are supporting a life long democrat. Period.
Trump is a populist clown, an empty vessel for the wishful thinking low information types to ignore his history and behavior to put all their fondest wishes on. Make America great followed by mumble mumble bullshit is just Hope and Change all over again. Yeah, we elected an unskilled narcissist once before and how’d that work out? There were plenty of clues how Obama would operate, and the wishful thinking types ignored them all too.
Pull your head out of your ass. The Planned Parenthood supporting, assault weapon ban supporting. deal making, wealthy Manhattanite isn’t going to save you. He is a populist telling suckers what they want to hear.
Oh, he’s really going to secure the border? Bitch please. He thought squishy Romney was too harsh on the border, until he discovered it polled well this election.
He stands up against the media? Whoop de friggin’ do. And that’s coming from somebody who has been slammed as a racist/sexist/homophobic hatemongery wife beater in the national media for not being a liberal in a liberal dominated business. That doesn’t mean you should hire me for a job I’m unqualified for. Sure. Reporters hate me. I’ll operate on your brain tumor.
The liberal media has hung on Trump’s every word and given him tons of coverage, way out of proportion to every other candidate. You think that’s a coincidence? Or because they always pick the republican who they think their candidate can beat, and if they don’t they are liberal enough to live with.
Even if Trump is telling the truth (he ain’t, but bear with me) and he actually converted on this giant list of issues where he has been a flaming liberal his whole life, he is still a loud mouth moron unsuited for the job.
So you give the populist hair piece a pass on this giant list of liberal statist big government positions, but then you nitpick the dude who has been an actual conservative, who has a history of pissing off the Hatch/McCain group you supposedly hate?
You StormTrumpers are pissed at the establishment? Fucking A. Welcome to the party. You are pissed about big government cronies bailing out their friends? Wonderful. Then pull your head out of your ass. The system you are mad at exists because guys like Trump bribe people like Clinton.
Remember that Bible verse about straining at a gnat but swallowing a camel? That’s you jackasses comparing Cruz and Trump.
Is Cruz perfect? No. But he has been a happy warrior with principles. Cruz actually gets the Constitution, so the establishment fears him, and the media slanders him when they can’t ignore him. Trump is Mussolini in a hair piece. The establishment doesn’t like him, but they figure they can make deals with him.
Now, to add to Larry’s points and his concerns, here is my nightmare: I’ve seen this before.
I haven’t posted about it for two reasons: the first is because I can’t for the life of me remember the man’s name or the exact date he was elected as president of Portugal. I’m fairly sure it was the eighties (early) because I THINK I voted for him, and I turned 18 in 1980 [Bless my alert readers. I kept thinking the man’s name was Eanes (the problem is I moved shortly after and was completely divorced from Portuguese politics because there was no internet, so I had to drop it. ) The guy was Antonio Ramalho Eanes. I thought it was Eanes but kept thinking Gile Eanes who was a navigator. And apparently snow flake started his own party which only existed for him to run. The “Democratic Renewal” party. Yeah.]
The second is because mentioning Trump on a blog is not only worse than mentioning a certain blogger, in that your comments will be invaded by crazy people screaming incoherently, BUT there is a real chance of reprisal against even little bloggers who diss the Donald. What I mean is, if Hilary or Bernie come after me it will be because I’m a libertarian and as such I’m obviously scary. because of my politics. But I can — and you probably can too — visualize Trump going personally after everyone who ever publicly came out against him, even a nobody writer with a blog. The fact that THAT fear is credible to me, btw, is fricking scary. Yeah, maybe I’m paranoid, but the man is more of a megalomaniac than Obama and I find that terrifying.
This was Portugal around the eighties, with Reagan and Thatcher in power and the people actually having, in a set of massive demonstrations, brought down the communist government which was threatening even the socialists, there was a restless desire to try something not-socialism.
People were angry. They were upset about their kids being indoctrinated in the schools. they were pissed over mandated prices, mandated salaries and massive government interference AND the attendant financial crisis. So–
People were ripe to pick a government that interfered less with private rights. Now keep in mind that the furthest right Portugal would go (then or now) is social democrat. But people were pissed and primed enough to give the social democrats a landslide victory.
Only none of the social democrat candidates were saying QUITE what people wanted to hear. They certainly weren’t reflecting people’s anger at them, and weren’t calling out the press which was pulling things left.
Mind you, of course, if they’d come out and said something against the press, the press wouldn’t have reported it, and if they’d come out… oh, against rent controls, say, they would have been called insane and destroyed.
And then this man showed up, running for one of two Social democrat parties. He was fearless. He said all the things people wanted to say that no one dared say. He said them, and he got away with it. I remember one pivotal scene, in which his demonstration was invaded by extreme left hecklers and he called them out. He asked who sent them, he yelled that they were clearly paid, look at how they’d all arrived in a bus.
People cheered. There were some rumors that in his previous career, as an army officer, he’d been a left-socialist. We didn’t believe it. He said he’d had a change of heart. He stood for the things people wanted someone to stand for.
So he won in a landslide. And he got in power. And the press switched immediately to fawning. He governed as a left-socialist. Decision after decision, was what a left socialist would make. And the press fawned on him, his private life, his upright nature.
Now, us — and yes, I was one of those people even then — who lived and died by politics knew EVERYTHING he did, and knew he was no right winger, but the low information voters? Nope, no way. Not even my grandparents would believe a word against him. He still said the “right things” they believed in. My mom’s dad died believing the country was safe in the hands of a “conservative” president.
His policies were protectionist, equalitarian and (objectively) insane. Like socialist policies but worse because no one was keeping him in check. The economy bombed badly. REALLY badly.
And people voted in socialists. And voted in socialists again. And again voted in socialists. For the next twenty years. Why? Because they’d tried the right and it was even worse than the left. So they were going to the safe left, i.e. the socialists.
Low information voters don’t breathe, think and eat politics. They don’t spend their entire life looking at every decision the president makes. They live their lives and tune in around elections. The one question they ask themselves is: Am I better off now than I was 4 or 8 years ago?
People like Trump because he’s saying things, things they think they haven’t been allowed to speak aloud. They’ve been forced to pretend they believed the government over their lying eyes.
Most Trump supporters, those who aren’t burn-it-all-downers are OBJECTIVELY low information voters. They’re angry and he’s the only person reflecting their anger back at them. This is because he’s the only one the press reports as doing so.
I’ve seen on this very blog someone saying he was the only one talking back to the press, DESPITE Cruz’ taking on the press in the debate, publicly. Because the press only publicizes TRUMP.
And if Trump gets elected, they’ll talk about how right wing he is. HE’ll talk about how right wing he is. And he’ll govern left. And it will be a continuation of Obama’s disaster.
So, the angry people? They’ll just say the right is even worse than the left (because the economic disaster will continue) and they will vote the safe left. The Clintons, or perhaps Michelle Obama. For twenty years. Or more. A slow slide down. To leftist paradise, i.e. hell.
If this is what you want, then your support of Trump is justified.
If this is NOT what you want, then don’t tell me that the others are just as bad. No one is just as bad. Granted, the other Republican candidates aren’t perfect. They range from “pretty good” to “almost as bad as Hillary”. BUT if my scenario is right — and even if it’s not a conspiracy I think this is how it will play out — even Hilary is not as bad as Trump. Oh, don’t get me wrong, as bad or worse in governance, because they’re both incredibly corrupt and both a little nuts. BUT electing Trump as a Republican cuts off the avenue of future escape.
Because the American system is rigged to defeat the emergence of a third party (no, seriously. Read on it if you don’t believe me. Some states make it almost impossible to get on the ballot. I used to be a Libertarian official) if you convince people the Republicans are worse and more socialist than the Democrats, you’ve cut the one relatively easy avenue of escape. People won’t care enough to fight against the press and the dems.
Yeah, if you elect Cruz or even Rubio, he won’t be your dream president, that I guarantee. Either or both of them are likely to be to the right of Bush. And we can halt the slide and start turning it around incrementally. Note the incrementally. It won’t be overnight. The choice is never between cake and death. It’s between living a little longer and death.
But if you INSIST on your dream president, and insist on it to the point of believing what Trump and the press are feeding you, what you’ll get is 20 more years of the left.
And if you say “good, then the republic will reemerge” I want to repeat what my friend, Sam Anderson, said yesterday “this is a myth.” Freedom doesn’t arise like a phoenix from the ashes. This is a myth communists and Libertarians share. Chaos/collapse — ??????__paradise. It’s never worked. The communists create that myth retroactively, and the Libertarians are wishful thinking. Out of destruction, the “strong man” rises, not liberty.
I have now spoken. Listen or not. But to me, it’s like watching a movie I’ve seen before, and not being able to escape.