Now my devoted readership may start to think that this blog exists solely to get Trump elected President as so far everything I have written has been about America's beloved Republican nominee. If my blog has the unintended consequence of winning support for a movement that will restore and possibly save Western Civilization, I would not mind so much. However, my current fixation and America's obsession with the mad man is well founded. What we are witnessing is a transformative event certainly in American history, quite possibly in world history. With the now complete integration of social media, independent journalism, and the internet in general into American politics, we have the ability to witness this historical critical juncture in real time as never before. This is why many days will be Trump days.
Today is another such day. This past Thursday at the final session of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Donald Trump forever changed the Republican Party. As many conservative pundits have already observed, regardless of the outcome of this election the Republican brand will be forever changed. Gone are the days of neoliberalism, neoconservatism, Bushism, and all the fancy "isms" that will die with the well connected intellectual elite that once ruled. Tomorrow is the Republican Party of Trump, a party by Americans for Americans. And this party talks like Americans, and it thinks like Americans. This was on full display in Trump's historically long acceptance speech in which he put Hillary Clinton on trial, at long last demanded an end to open borders, made the case for restricting immigration from Islamic countries "compromised by terror," and overall expressed the righteous indignation of America's silent majority. And it is about damn time that someone did it. Newt Gingrich said this Trump "rivals Reagan at his peak." CNN reported 56% of viewers were more likely to vote for Trump after the speech and 75% reacted positively. Nate Silver's 538 election forecast reported an increase by several percentage points in Trump's statistical probability of winning the election.
But of course, no great victory is complete without its detractors. Without the haters. And there was no shortage of small minded phonies, "NeverTrumpers," to rain on the nationalist parade. Throughout the convention, these zealots seemed to exist only as fuel for the Clinton News Network and others in the mainstream media to craft the narrative of a "chaotic convention" that is "off the rails" and "a total disaster." It began with the pathetically short lived coup attempt by the so called "free delegate" movement which failed to steal the nomination through parliamentary tricks, and of course ended with the non-endorsement of Lyin' Ted Cruz. The conservative media was split on this one. Those on the Trump Train like Laura Ingraham, Pat Buchanan, and others rightly called him a traitor. The likes of Ben Shapiro, Mark Levin, and the rest of the Cruz Crew were quick to defend their biblical messiah as a principled conservative. Because this man was calling for Republicans to "vote their conscience" in accordance with the Constitution. How could those fascist Trumpsters boo that benign statement? They must hate the Constitution! Well, in actuality, not only did Ted Cruz break his loyalty pledge that he took at the first Republican debate (so much for principle), he is in effect calling mugwumps within the Republican Party to not vote for Trump by omission. He is calling on Republicans to vote for a spoiler candidate like Gary Johnson and thus assisting a felon, a liar, and a liberal Democrat become the commander in chief of the United States of America. Is that principled Constitutionalism?
It seems that the NeverTrump crowd and even the Trump people ought to be reminded just what is at stake here in 2016.
If Hillary Clinton becomes President, she will appoint probably 3 Supreme Court Justices. Obviously our beloved Justice Antonin Scalia has died, Justice Clarence Thomas has stated that he will retire after this election, and the worst judicial activist on the bench, Justice Ginsburg, will also be stepping down within the next four years. This puts Crooked Hillary in a position to shift the Supreme Court to the far left for a generation; and with six progressives/activists and a faux "conservative" like Justice Kennedy, the Bill of Rights, including and especially the first, second, and fourth Amendments, are in serious peril. Given the historical lawlessness of progressive Presidents in the past from FDR to LBJ to Barack Obama, we will be lucky if anything remains of the Constitution other than the general welfare clause by the conclusion of a Hillary Administration by stroke, indictment, or foreign invasion.
If Hillary Clinton becomes President, Barack Obama's executive order granting amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens becomes permanent. The invasion from our southern border will continue unimpeded and in fact increasingly accommodated by a Democratic President until swing states like Colorado and Nevada become solidly blue and eventually conservative strongholds like Arizona and Texas turn purple. Should this happen, and it will under President Clinton, the Republicans will never win the White House again. Not to mention that no cleft country, that is a country with two civilizations within it concentrated in two separate regions, has ever survived the culture war that inevitably results from the friction between competing ethnic pluralities.
If Hillary Clinton becomes President, we will have a Commander in Chief that will not commit to fighting radical Islamic terrorism. Clinton will import 500% more Syrian "refugees" (I prefer to call them insurgents or migrants) than even our current President. If you want to see what the Clinton doctrine on foreign policy will look like in 2016, look back on the failures of the Clinton doctrine in 2008. Surely under the interventionist Clinton we will have more war in the Middle East, more regime change in stable and friendly allies, more Russian aggression, more Chinese aggression, and of course more terror. ISIS has explicitly stated that they plan on infiltrating the USA by posing as refugees. The FBI has explicitly stated that there is no way to vet these refugees. Does anybody then see a small problem with importing even a single refugee? Not to mention that the so-called refugees that aren't terrorists currently invading Europe by the millions have caused nothing but trouble. Take France for example, Muslims in France are incarcerated at twenty one times the rate as the average Frenchman. In many cities, across Europe, from Marseilles to Cologne, to Molenbeek, to Brussels, to Berlin, police officers and fire fighters simply refuse to operate in Muslim neighborhoods because they are attacked by mobs when they attempt to enforce law and order.
If Hillary Clinton becomes President, Obamacare becomes the law of the land. Social Security remains insolvent. The national debt continues to rise. The Obama "recovery" ambles on for another four years of less than 2% growth. The minimum wage goes up. Taxes go up. Interest rates remain low possibly ad infinitum. And this is the primary reason why any "principled conservative pundit" that has the temerity to tweet that "NeverTrump" hashtag is the most horrible, deceitful, hypocritical, insincere dog in the country today. Because the Mark Levins, the Ben Shapiros, the Glenn Becks, they are in the top tax bracket, people. They are millionaires. They will not be hurt in any meaningful way by a third term of the Obama economy. They will be able to afford the best healthcare, the safest housing, and if shit really hits the fan they can parachute back to the promised land or Prague or a private island. In fact, they may be better off in a Clinton economy because business will be much better screaming and yelling about the apocalypse than if their President is actually doing something about it. So they have the luxury of being "neverTrump." They have the luxury of being picky. They can wait for a "real" conservative for another four years if they don't particularly like Trump's trade policy. HIS TRADE POLICY. Meanwhile, they will continue to take money from good Americans who will face real consequences in the event that Donald Trump does not become the 45th President.
These are the stakes that we as Americans face in 2016. It is a binary choice. Don't be fooled by anybody that says Gary Johnson or Jill Stein has a chance, they don't. Donald Trump is the only candidate who can beat Hillary; and if you do not help the only candidate that can beat Hillary, you are helping Hillary. Nobody should have to spell it out so explicitly because the logic is obvious; but there is a lot of propaganda, especially from the right, that suggests otherwise. Obviously there are legitimate criticisms of Donald Trump, I get that. But when facing a crook and a socialist like Hillary Clinton, the hashtag from every conservative ought to be "NeverHillary," and never NeverTrump.
In The Divine Comedy, Dante rightly had a very special place for traitors to country. Beyond the murderers, the usurpers, the sodomers, the larsonists, and the adulterers. In the fourth ring of the ninth circle of Hell, where no light could penetrate sat Satan frozen in ice; and in his jaws were the worst sinners known to man, traitors to their benefactors: Brutus, Cassius, and Judas. Should any "principled NeverTrumper" help a crook take down the greatest country in the history of the world, they may not face justice in this world but they should know they will in the next.