Category: What is The Establishment?

Running Out of Masks!

Similar to the 2016 primaries, the Democratic Party establishment is currently pulling out all the stops — which means all the candidates not named Biden — in a desperate attempt to block Bernie Sanders from winning the party’s presidential nomination. This in spite of his popular support among that plurality of Democrat voters who are tired of their party’s slow boat to communism,...

Donnie vs. Bernie 2020: Two Visions of America

As a follow-up to my recent couple of posts related to Bernie Sanders’ surge, or momentum, or momentous surge, or whatever we are supposed to call it — I call it yet more evidence of the truth of everything I argued in The Case Against Public Education — I think it may be valuable to take a look at the real clash of...

A New Yorker Knows

Now that Michael Bloomberg is being foisted upon Democratic primary voters as the establishment’s last stab at stopping the (more overtly) communist juggernaut, people are hearkening back to a supposedly tough comment he made a few years ago about his potential 2020 presidential rival Donald Trump: “I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one.” As a commenter at...

Bill Kristol identifies as a Democrat

What a bore Bill Kristol has become. For years, he was the leading popular spokesman for the Leo Strauss-inspired political advocacy alliance dubbed “neoconservatives,” a bipartisan clan with dreams of reforming a corrupted constitutional republic into a paternalist intellectual’s petri dish — equal parts cherry-picked Platonic moralism, progressive-Hegelian nanny-statism, military adventurism as domestic social engineering project, and (largely feigned) American-grassroots social conservatism. The...

Nietzsche on Party Politics

Apart. — Parliamentarianism — that is, public permission to choose between five basic political opinions — flatters and wins the favor of all those who would like to seem independent and individual, as if they fought for their opinions. Ultimately, however, it is indifferent whether the herd is commanded to have one opinion or permitted to have five. Whoever deviates from the five...

Compromised

Ted Cruz saw his wife and father publicly attacked and ridiculed by Donald Trump and his surrogates, and his own reputation and character smeared in the National Enquirer on Trump’s behalf, in the most repulsive case of “winning ugly” in the history of presidential politics. He watched the Tea Party constitutionalist movement he claimed to represent being thwarted and annihilated by Trump in...

An Object Lesson on Tribalism

The democratic world has reached the “screaming in your sleep” point in the nightmare scenario George Washington warned of in his “Farewell Address,” namely the devolution of political debate into unthinking partisanship. For a perfectly clear object lesson on the danger Washington feared, we need look no further than the case of John Bolton’s relationship with Donald Trump’s Republican Party establishment. When Bolton...

Evangelicals for Trump: The New Beatitudes

The ever-shrinking band of Americans who perceive themselves as both sincere Christians and principled conservatives have spent much of the past four years staring at the silent heavens, praying for an answer to their urgent inquiry: How can all these supposed evangelical Christians, including even the alleged leaders of the movement, sell their souls so easily to the cult of Donald Trump? There...

“All Talk” Radio

Every U.S. election cycle, Mark Levin, the most intelligent and politically knowledgeable of the major conservative radio hosts, has warned that if the Republican Party establishment dared to foist another one of its anti-conservative, “bipartisan appeal” nominees on the grassroots voters yet again, then boy oh boy it would be almost, just about, nearly time to take a serious look at maybe thinking...

“Selective” Principles are Not Principles

An object lesson in hypocrisy, if you please. Here is Ted Cruz, aka Lyin’ Ted, aka the most shameless political climber and sycophant this side of his hero Donald Trump, calling out — oh, imagine the courage! — a moronic professional athlete, Lebron James, whom everyone in America is excoriating today.  From Alt-Right Poop: Cruz says that Lebron is a “hell of a...