The campaign and election of Donald Trump were infectious and exciting. I attended one of his rallies with my daughter, and to say she was exuberant would be an understatement. Very conscious of the horrible legacy preceding generations have left her, my daughter saw the election of Trump as a key to securing a decent future both for herself and her future children.
Although the media portrayed Trump as both “extreme” and “divisive,” his rhetoric on immigration is more tame than that of Bill Clinton in 1996, and his positions on trade would be familiar to any Democrat of 1950. What has happened politically since Bill Clinton is not that the “right” has moved any further to the right, but rather that the left has moved decidedly more leftward.
Trump’s positions merely mirror those typical of politicians during a time when American families were stable, race relations in a 90% White country were on the mend, our engagement with the world put our own people first, and we were unashamed to be a European-derived country that defended its borders as any other country would do. For this reason, unlike his predecessor who used such a slogan, Donald Trump really did represent both Hope and Change – hope and change that would Make America Great Again.
Although portrayed as “literally a Nazi” by a dominant media that has moved so far toward leftist totalitarianism that it wants the Bill of Rights abolished, Trump has a decades-long track record of treating people, without regard to race, as individuals. His daughter is a convert to Judaism. He is a clear proponent of Israel. All of this makes perfect sense considering his background as a successful businessman in New York City. Donald Trump is certainly NOT an ethnic nationalist.
But he IS a civic nationalist, which was the default position of the overwhelming majority of both Democrats and Republicans back when he was a young adult. Even though such positions are far from being explicitly pro-European-American, they most assuredly DO stand opposed to the dominant thrust of the Leftist-Globalist alliance.
Which means Trump is on our side. The fact he is on our side can be seen in the declaration of George Soros that online Trump supporters will be “effectively silenced by 2020,” the fact his election immediately sparked (paid and organized) protests from everyone from feminist groups wearing pussy hats to the almost weekly (albeit unreported) violence of so-called “anti-fascists.”
Because we sit remotely and only gain information second or third hand, it is hard to know what is real. This is especially the case when so much of our political world is a made-for-TV-movie intended to give an impression of real choice where none exists because both sides are funded by the same Leftist-Globalist masters. But you can tell the difference in both the depth and scope of the response to Trump when compared to the response to Bush. Trump’s election spurred everything from censorship on the Internet to financial exclusion of licensed gun stores. It spurred unprecedented levels of judicial activism, and a rolling clown show of false accusers intended to take down his judicial nominees. There is no question Trump really is who he says he is.
But he is also not as effective as most of his supporters would have liked.
To be fair, though it made few headlines, he achieved an awful lot at an administrative level. With the help of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, he made major reforms in immigration that work in our favor. He got his so-called Muslim Ban, and he dramatically decreased our acceptance of refugees generally. He renegotiated NAFTA to be more in our favor, and obtained better bargains with China to the benefit of our local industries. He drove the left so crazy that they started to show their true colors, often calling quite explicitly for White genocide.
There is no question in my mind that Donald Trump meant what he said on the campaign trail. So why, when he had a Republican majority for two years did, he achieve so little of his agenda?
His first challenge was from the corrupt machinations of a deep state clearly committed to his impeachment, so much so that they literally falsified evidence to get FISA warrants. This led to an ongoing special counsel investigation dedicated to his impeachment that has lasted for his entire presidency. This puts a sword above his neck at all times, creating limits that otherwise wouldn’t be there. The next lay in endless judicial activism.
But the true problem lay in many Republican Congress-critters showing their true allegiance. While they had no power as a minority, or with President Obama poised to veto anything they did, the Republicans in Congress made a grand show of running on platforms that were often to the right of Trump. But when they had a majority in both houses, a President who would sign their bills and a 5-4 majority on the Supreme Court, they showed that their campaigns were truly just for show, and got cold feet.
Though there were obvious defectors such as Flake and McCain, there were many more who were less obvious or for whom the more obvious defectors provided cover. They decided it was time to retire. And thus Trump’s legislative agenda was effectively put on hold until Democrats safely took control of the House.
The solution lies not in our backing away, but in stepping up our engagement of the system through the primaries and the next elections. Trump is not the solution, but he’s a step in the right direction. Our enemies want us to be discouraged, but instead we need to stay engaged in order to give the President an ongoing mandate to achieve his objectives and a better Republican House and Senate in 2020.