Nationalism or a Slow Death

What comes after Trump? This is a question that many in the US are asking themselves. At least many on the Right. If you believe that the Left are asking themselves this question, then allow me to disabuse you of that mistaken belief. The Left know precisely what they are going to do after Trump. If you believe that what we have heretofore seen has been radical, then you are utterly unprepared for what the Left have planned. On the Right side of the political divide, we have no real leadership and no real direction. Many are still trying to…

It’s Now or Never

The Donald Trump presidency has so far been a roller coaster ride of emotions and pandemonium. I think we all knew it would be, I had just hoped that more would get done. I think the failures of the Trump Administration are failures of democracy more than anything. In America we have a system of checks and balances. This was designed to limit the respective power of each branch, which sounds great on paper, but what happens when the whole system becomes corrupted? We had these same check and balances when Bush, Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama were president, why…

Culture is Everything

Nothing changes until the culture changes. That is an important lesson that people seem to have a hard time grasping. We want things fixed, and we want them fixed now. We think in terms of a four-year presidential term when we should be thinking in terms of decades and generations. We miss the lesson of the Reagan Revolution: it was pushed through by a small group of dedicated activists, but the cultural foundation needed to sustain it wasn’t there. It collapsed and is now just a footnote in history – a golden opportunity lost because the foundation to support it…

Is Objectivism Compatible with Nationalism?

The Nationalist Community of today is comprised of many newcomers, many of whom (myself included), came from a Libertarian background. The Trump phenomenon of 2016, propelled by a newfound awareness of the severity of the migrant crisis, caused many of us to reconsider our lofty and often impractical Libertarian ideals due to their incompatibility with a non-White supermajority. Although my views have shifted significantly because of this, I still believe there is a great deal of good that can be gained from the Objectivist philosophy of people like Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff and Nathaniel Branden. An unfortunate reality of philosophy…

Capitalism Over Nationalism – Trump’s Sellout

The people who voted for President Trump did so because he espoused bold, Nationalistic rhetoric. Many people still don’t realize this, including many who support President Trump, but his election was essentially a referendum on whether we wanted to keep the country majority White or not. In electing President Trump, those of us in favor of keeping the country majority White won the battle, but the war rages on. Unfortunately, President Trump’s loyalty to Nationalism and his supporters was immediately called into question when he started filling his cabinet with Globalists. Many of us were cautiously optimistic that there was…

An Invitation to Transformation

People try to assess Donald Trump in the wrong ways. Leftists try to view him through the lens of American neoconservatism, when he won the nomination by rejecting the usual neoconservative bleat. Conservatives attempt to view him as either the God Emperor or someone who should not rock the boat too much. Michael Anton got closest when he wrote “The Flight 93 Election”: Trump is what turns America back from the path to suicide. Rightists know that Leftists are Captain Ahab. They would rather sink their ship and kill the crew than be proven wrong by nature. Unfortunately for them,…

Three Strikes and He’s Out…

The job of the presidency is the most important duty to this country. We cannot give a free pass for a poor job simply because we like a guy or think he might do a better job if we just wait and hope harder. Just like any job, we hire someone because they promise (and we believe) that they will perform the tasks for which they were given the position. Trump was elected primarily for 3 things: Build the Wall Drain the Swamp Lock Her Up These are the things most enthusiastically chanted at his campaign rallies, but he also…

What Trump Is and What He Is Not

As Donald Trump completes his second year in office, we have learned a bit more about who he is. We have learned that his sense of shame is as lacking as his Brain-To-Tweet filter and his staffing skills. We have discovered his rare gift for making his enemies shoot themselves in the foot after he reduces them to a catchphrase like "Lyin’ Ted" or "Little Rocket Man." And we have been entertained by a Presidency that appears to lie somewhere between a WWE production and a reality TV series. But when we look beyond the endless entertainment cycle that is…

Trump Reveals the Forgotten Center

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….

Beware the Dragon

In my earlier article this week, I focused on the political and cultural aspects of the US relationship with Europe. However, there is another party very much interested in the outcome of the ongoing struggle between the forces of order and chaos in the West. That party is China. The problem of China has been allowed to fester for so long that there are no truly good solutions left. We do, however, have a number of options when choosing how to manage or how to confront China. Our central choice is this: Do we allow China to rise and become…