Tagged: Trump

Reducing Argument to Hatred

Nothing epitomizes the moral and political discourse of this moment more definitively than the rhetorical reduction of all dissenting opinions or alternative voices to just so many expressions of irrational hatred. This is what our age of rambling academic Marxism and raging democratic tribalism have wrought. Having forsaken the rational assumptions that (a) there is an ahistorical truth and (b) all meaningful thought...

More Reflections on the War

Russian forces are withdrawing from the area around Kiev. This is a good sign on its face, and a testament to the will of the Ukrainian population, the courage and competence of their leaders, and the effectiveness of their military. Having said that, it is far from obvious to me that this retreat is an unqualified good, given that the man who ordered...

January 6th Commission: The Publicity Stunt to Fit the Crime

Disclaimer: I have not watched — nor will I ever in my life watch — one minute of the Marxist Tribunal Hour that the U.S. Congress has dubbed the “January 6th Commission.” I have only seen mainstream media headlines and still photographs accompanying same. This assiduously disengaged perspective, I believe, puts me in the ideal position to judge the whole affair from, shall...

Through a Glass, Blurrily

This week’s celebrity Republican in the mainstream media is John Boehner, who has dragged himself out of his drunken stupor long enough to slur his way through some sort of memoir in which he aggrandizes himself and begs for media love by taking potshots at every other prominent Republican from his musty corner, as the loudmouth bum at the end of the bar...

“Fools, Nomads, Countrymen”

With the rarest, almost non-existent exceptions, every so-called “conservative” radio host, television pundit, website publisher, or political writer in America — in short, the entire faction of the public political discussion that used to tout itself as the “alternative” or “conservative” media — has sacrificed all claims to conservative principle, or at least rational consistency, over the past four years. These people have...

Big Day in Alt-Right News

Followers of the special sub-cult of progressive hatred and civilizational suicide known as the alternative right (alt-right) have enjoyed a unique thrill ride over the past twenty-four hours, as two of the loosely-affiliated and even more loosely-anchored “movement’s” most familiar nuts, Steve Bannon and Vladimir Putin, have made headlines in the way alt-right leaders are wont to do, i.e., for criminal behavior.  First...

America: Another Week’s Demolition Complete

Democrats must be flummoxed by Trump’s “foreign policy.” He has stolen all the moves they used to do behind closed doors or (accidently) into hot mics, and he has turned those secret anti-American subversions into boastful, brazen betrayals of American interests and America’s allies — and his supporters shout “MAGA!” and “Nobel Prize!” for each and every betrayal. Imagine if Obama had known...

The Ugliest Truth About Trump and Ukraine

John Kelly sold his soul and reputation to join the Trump administration as chief of staff, and therefore deserves every bit of the predictable spittle that the Tweeter-in-Chief is now spewing at him for daring to half-admit that his sell-out was regrettable. Nevertheless, he has now, indirectly, revealed the ugliest truth about Trump’s Ukraine policy — the truth I have been shouting for...

Trump’s New Campaign Slogan Unveiled

The Taliban, a terrorist organization that wishes to rule Afghanistan as the nightmare version of the He-Man Woman-Haters Club, that supported the Al Qaeda attacks on the U.S. in 2001, and that has been at war with U.S. and Afghan forces since those attacks, has just killed several people, including Americans, with a car bomb, because that’s what they do when they are...

Trump Strikes Deal to End Immigration Crisis!

Or this: Donald Trump, a 1930s-style progressive protectionist who believes that U.S. consumers having more money to spend on foreign products than the consumers of other nations have to spend on American products is a bad thing for America, spent several days threatening to impose a big new tax on Americans — he called it a tariff on imported Mexican goods — unless...