Monthly Archives: March 2016

One Conservative Explanation for Donald Trump

John Robson’s piece in the National Post today comes closer than a lot of other articles lately about trying to understand how a Donald Trump has arisen in the US.  He comes pretty close to explaining it, but maybe doesn’t go far enough.

It’s funny because when I read John Robson’s piece, I wondered if he listened to the latest Ricochet podcast.

In the episode they interview Charles Murray, who  has been pointing out for a long time that whites have been disintegrating socially for a long time.  He’s very pessimistic about the future; he thinks that fully 1/3 of the American population is beyond reclamation socially and has collapsed because of the prevalence of divorce, children born out of wedlock, the lack of civic-mindedness and respect for rule-of-law, amongst other things.  Unfortunately, I think he is probably right.

Murray also hates Trump for the reason I’m going to start using; conservativism is as much about the importance of character as it is about some set of policies, and Trump is a despicable character.  We’ve discussed this before in this blog, that one cannot champion economic liberty without also championing social conservative values and the rugged character traits those values support; if you remove government from people’s lives, what fills the vacuum?  The growth of government has been a response to the growing infantilization of our culture.  You can’t have a small government, low tax regime if the people are psychologically incapable of caring for themselves, their families and their local communities.  It’s like spitting in the wind, it will never stick.

And how do kids behave when they don’t get their way?  They act up.  They throw temper tantrums.  They start losing jobs and feeling left behind they become abusive and blame others, like, say Mexicans.  They call other kids names like “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted” as does Trump.  Kids like to see that, their leaders acting like a kid, it’s amusing to them.  Because they aren’t serious.  Kids can be quite cruel and psychotic.

You can throw in for good measure the feminization of our culture; Beta-males like Justin Trudeau are paraded around like some ideal kind of “caring” leader, so much so that even “conservative” leaders like Patrick Brown are in a desperate race to demonstrate their EQ and how emotionally linked they are to issues such as climate change , Syrian refugees and gay rights.  So here comes an “Alpha” male, Donald Trump and his aggressive straight-shooter behavior triggers some primal longing in a lot of men to see that kind of leader, John Wayne rebooted and galloping to the rescue from all the panty waists that seem to run the show and insist on safe-rooms on college campuses.

And finally you sit at home and you watch the John Olivers and Jon Stewarts of the world tell you that your views on life?  They’re wrong.  Not just wrong, but sexist, racist and ignorant.  You pick up the paper, watch CNN and they say you’re “angry” and “confused”.  You get pummeled with subliminal and overt messaging that says these ideas and notions that you have when you read about gunmen in San Bernadino and see your jobs being shipped overseas to a “communist” country and hear Hollywood stars berate you from the decks of their yachts about your per capita consumption of energy… you get hit with this over and over and it breeds a real resentment to the status quo.

So Trump is pretty easy to explain, he’s a creation of 50 years of leftist culture left unchecked; a broken family culture, a culture that encourages dependence and immaturity, a dismissal of the need and usefulness of “men” and traditional male character traits and constant barrage of leftist condescension for opposing viewpoints.  Congratulations to all the progressives out there, you reap what you sow.

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Well, Sure They Are. They’re Married to the Same Man

Apparently Michelle Obama thinks she’s her “soul mate”.

Here’s a “unique” narrative…

A relatively unaccomplished but charismatic young(er) man, married to an attractive woman, with two adorable kids, incredibly, improbably becomes the leader of his country after only a brief and, by all objective accounts, unspectacular spell in elected office.  He is elected on the winds of change and hope, positivism and restoration.   The nation breaks out in celebration when he wins, because he represents a relief to the masses of people oppressed by the previous regime’s catering to corporate interests, war mongering, and willful ignorance of environmental catastrophes.  He is almost immediately awarded international recognition for things he hasn’t done, but rather what he has promised to do.

I guess then here’s some predictions based on how things went south of the border since 2008;

  • The next Nobel Peace Prize will go to Justin Trudeau for his compassionate work on the Syrian refugee file and the shining example he has set for other western leaders;
  • The Canadian economy will not only continue to flat-line, but decline over his next 5 years as Prime Minister.  Oil will not be coming back, his (and the compliant provinces’) environmental policies will continue to hamstring manufacturing and natural resource based businesses and the country’s financial position will grow increasingly precarious as the federal and provincial governments continue to run massive deficits in the name of “stimulus”;
  • Files that the federal Liberals had promised to improve upon the Conservative’s hard and mean ways, like aboriginal rights and reparations, women’s rights et al actually get worse, not better;
  • Despite retreating from military conflicts and hard lifting in the world’s trouble spots we still suffer from increased Islamic jihadist activity on Canadian soil; and yet
  • Come the 2020 federal election, the Liberals win another majority government, crushing some poor milquetoast Conservative leader (McKay, Rait, Kenney… it won’t matter).  Everyone is stunned.
  • Repeat steps 2-4 again, for another 5 years.
  • 2025 – enter Canada’s version of Donald Trump to address the ANGER as millions of people awake to the idea that they’ve been badly misled for the past 10 years.

Who wants to bet us?

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