Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Will Trump Solve All Our Problems?

Of course not. Nobody could. But it's a start. Baby steps, as Dr. Marvin would say. We'll have a choice (I hope) between a crazy old lady who'll keep us on our current bobsled to Hell and a sort of Andrew Jackson cum Henry Ford, an amiable vulgar fellow who seems, at least, to put the country ahead of both ideology and class loyalty. The choice, if that's actually what it comes down to, will be pretty clear. Of course, we could end up with Hillary and Trump as nominees of the two major parties, and two third-party hopefuls, Sanders and whoever the Establishment Republicans might stick out there. Shades of 1948.

If Trump wins, it will almost certainly be a good thing, but of course not a perfect thing. Either Hillary or a generic Establishment Republican, à la Romney/McCain, will proceed to bollix things up and waste more lives and money in the Middle East, and open the floodgates to more Third-World immigration, while arranging to ship more American jobs overseas. Three things that Trump has made a rather big deal about his not intending to do. So, as I said, the choice is clear.

And if you have any doubts about the choice, just consider which candidate is constantly being smeared by the media, and whose rallies are being disrupted by leftist thugs.

I certainly don't want to discourage anybody from supporting Trump, but at the same time I don't want to encourage any unrealistic expectations. If Trump just slows down our march to oblivion it will be a victory for the side of sane patriotism. And I do think he'll do rather more than that.

And here's Paul Gottfried, who can always be counted on to take a calm, rational approach to such issues, in the Unz Review [link]:

Will a Trump Victory Actually Dislodge the Neocons?


  1. The Trotskyites aren't going to be ousted, they are going to die. They can't or won't see Trump as their lifeline. Trump sees this isn't working out and wants to stop America from exploding into War. Stupid people have this thing called continuity bias. They believe what happened yesterday will happen today and then tomorrow. After a while it becomes complacency. The only constant is change. The smart are ready and adapt, but the stupid needs must die for true progress to occur.

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