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Category: Populism

Globalists Panicking After Brexit

If you keep your eyes on the news like I do, you know that Brexit has the globalists panicking. Consider these headlines:

The financial industry fallout from Brexit is about to get a whole lot worse.” – Daily Telegraph

Brexit waves batter global markets” – Financial Times

Money, Hate, And Hard Feelings: Brexit Fallout Continues In UK, Europe” – NPR

Listening to these people, you’d think the world was about to end.

In fact, that’s what they’re worried about. Oh not the world’s end, but their dominance of it. For decades they’ve run the economy and politics of the world, and they’re afraid of losing their power. That’s the big reason that there’s so much hatred among the globalists for the workers of America and Europe: the workers don’t see any reason that they need these globalists running their lives. As such, they are always living on a teetering branch, way up in the social tree. All it takes is a good stern wind to blown them down. Like Humpty Dumpty, their positions can’t be put together again.

This is one reason they hate Donald Trump so much. Having spent so many years among them, he knows exactly how to take the fight to them. This he’s been doing for about a year now, and the workers and red-blooded citizens of America are loving him for it. This terrifies the globalists, because it shows they are irrelevant.

You see, the globalists are living on borrowed time. They are just power seekers who can’t provide anything useful to society. As such, they have to maintain the lie that they are actually useful to the country. When problems add up, and they can’t solve them, they just propagandize how difficult it is to solve such tough challenges.

But the truth of it is that they can’t do anything about it. They are incompetent people. So when problems start to add up, and the people start looking for a man that can solve their problems, the globalists get worried. They try to use the carrot and the stick to get him to back off. If he doesn’t then they go full-bore attack mode, and try to destroy him. That’s what they’re doing with Trump. They tried the same thing with Reagan.

Their biggest fear is that it will become clear that they serve no useful purpose. To avoid this exposure is why they’re fighting so hard, both here and in Europe.

And that’s why they go loco every time a populist movement gets going. When that happens, the people begin to see that they don’t actually need the elites. There is no more desperate person than one who fears irrelevancy. And that is what the globalists are: irrelevant to the lives of the average person.

Have you ever wondered why there’s so much gobbledygook in politics? That’s why. They keep manufacturing falsities and nonsense because they’ve got to look useful. They are like the mechanic that makes up problems with your car to wring more money out of you.

And that’s why they’re panicking after Brexit: they’re afraid that the people see that they don’t need them.

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How the Right can Succeed

For the Right to succeed in politics, it has got to align itself completely with the people. For decades, it has refused to do so. It has always considered populism as something dirty or uncontrollable, and has shied away from it. The fact is, many on the Right would rather lose to the liberals than win with the common, everyday people of America. Why?

To start with, some of them are just snobs. They prefer the refined, “cultural” things in life that most Americans, myself included, don’t care about. Art, classical novels, and so forth, are nice and all but they don’t pay the bills. The right wingers that prefer such things I’ve dubbed the “High Right.” They’re basically American and patriotic, but they don’t like to descend below a certain level that they have in their minds. Their thinking tends to be abstract, intellectual, and completely useless. They can’t get anything done, because they never come down from the clouds of philosophy long enough to do it. They tend to be the gatekeepers of opinion on the right, since they give more time to intellectualism.

On the other hand, there’s what you might call the “Low Right.” To these people, the heart and soul of America is simply doing whatever you want, as long as nobody gets hurt. Many talk show hosts are part of the Low Right. Basically, their whole “philosophy” can be summed up as: do what you want, and let others do the same. They can’t fight the liberals at all, since liberalism is basically a headless, immoral version of their own philosophy. And so they mostly stagger around like slightly confused monkeys, not sure what to say or do next. Their minds and thoughts are never clear.

The average American, like yours truly, for instance, doesn’t care about the Right’s obsession with either (A), artistic living; or (B), freedom to do anything that doesn’t impede other people. Most of us know, for instance, that drugs must be illegal because they are destructive. The High Right sneers at drugs, as being dirty. The Low Right is a little worried about drugs, mostly from habit, but at bottom doesn’t oppose them as long as the user doesn’t hurt anybody. Of course, this is stupid. Whatever we do affects everyone around us. And to pretend that it doesn’t is just sticking their heads in the sand and humming loudly. Besides, there is no right to self-destruction.

In order for the Right to win, it must come back to normal, practical reality and look at the world the way the average American does. The Right needs to be both practical and tough, not whimsical and airheaded. There are real problems that must be solved. Some of them have to be solved by the government. Trump is succeeding because he’s being practical and tought. He’s looking problems in the face and dealing with them. He doesn’t care about the Right’s obsession with “liberty” or art. If the Right wants to win, it must learn from his example.

David Limbaugh, and the “Constitutional Conservatives”

From David Limbaugh’s column from today:

Apart from the endless question of who always will, who probably will, who may and who never will vote for Donald Trump, I’d like to call a temporary truce between the believers and the skeptics and warn against any conscious abandonment or neglect of our founding principles.

I sense that the Trump movement in some ways presents a false choice — that we either temporarily abandon our principles to save America or preserve our principles and lose America. To the contrary, even if we take drastic action, we must always do so within the constraints of the Constitution — being mindful that to restore America’s greatness, we must reclaim our founding principles.

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Even if you disagree, Trump supporters, please humor us and understand we will always believe, like Larry Arnn, that neglecting our founding principles has imperiled our liberties and that learning and aspiring to what is noble and virtuous is necessary to perpetuate our freedom and our justice.

What has all this talk about founding principles done over the past few decades? Has America become more moral? Has it strengthened its economy? Has it built a wall and secured its borders? Has it punished bad, activist judges and replaced them with good judges? Has it, at bottom, done anything other than lose?

What power does constitutionalism have in politics? Have the constitutionalists won anything in the last 30 years? Of course I love the constitution. But this battle plan of “blather about the constitution, and the founding, and [awe filled sigh] limited government” hasn’t worked at all. The only time the conservatives have managed to win anything was with Reagan, and he left office 30 years ago. These guys should wake up, realize that their method isn’t working, and try nationalism instead.

And why don’t they? Why is nationalism beyond them? They love to blather about limited government, capitalism, and “founding principles.” But they should realize that all of these things are meant to serve the people. That is their mistake: they put the wagon before the horse. They think American voters should vote, not what is good for them, but for what will fulfill “conservative principles.” That, and no other reason, is why the conservatives fail. They don’t realize what most of the electorate realizes: that principles exist to serve people; people don’t exist to serve principles.

But listen to this crowd, and that is all you’ll get. Never a word about serving the people of America. Instead, it is always about voting for their principles. At bottom, principles, and not people, are all that matter to this crowd. That is why they fail.

 

RedState Author ‘streiff’Attacks Middle America

A RedState author named ‘streiff’ had this to say in a recent article:

 Most “farm towns” in this nation turned out to vote for Donald Trump. Ted Cruz suspending his campaign is not the result of a conspiracy of GOP hacks in DC. It is the result of the judgment of a large number of GOP voters who, mostly, hail from rural and ex-urban areas. The quicker we dispel the notion that their is an inherent wisdom in small town America (which, by the way, gave us the Klan and America First) and an inherent corruption in our political class, the quicker we might be able to find a way forward.

This guy has full-blown contempt for the average Republican voter. This is actually a good microcosm of much of the right in America.

For years I’ve listened to talk radio and read right-wing article about politics. Something I’ve noticed over the years but tried to ignore was the inherent dislike many conservatives have for average people. This dislike doesn’t come out in normal conversation. In fact, you can bet they’ll be singing hosannas to ‘ordinary people’ and their capacity for self-government.

That is, until they vote for the ‘wrong’ candidate. Then it’s nothing but week after week of ‘the ignorant country bubbas that want revenge on the mythical “elite” in this country.’ And on and on the ‘conservatives’ rail, asserting day and night that the stupid voters are gonna ruin the Republican party, ‘conservative principles,’ and other such blather.

The simple fact is many conservatives don’t like the average voter. They think they are ignorant, unprincipled, and probably slightly dangerous. They’d rather just avoid them if possible.

That’s one reason why the right has been loopy ever since Trump started to gain steam: all those ignorant, probably slightly dangerous people were motivated and had a mind of their own. “What!” says the conservative, “Ignorant people choosing a candidate instead of having us choose for them! Don’t they realize that we’re the self-appointed clergy of the Church of Politics?”

Trump’s candidacy has done a wonderful job of pulling these weasels out of the woodwork.

 

WaPo: Populism could undo Globalism

There is an article in the Washington Post talking about how populist movements in the U.K., continental Europe, and the US could undermine globalism. Here are a few quotes:

At a minimum, disentangling long-standing economic relationships is almost certain to be messy: Ending Britain’s 43-year membership in the EU would trigger renegotiation of trade, financial and social welfare agreements with the rest of Europe. The mere prospect of Brexit sent the pound plunging to lowest levels in seven years. Recent polls show residents roughly split over the decision, with a sizeable faction still undecided.

And so what if the disentanglement is messy? Nations go through messy negotiations all the time. Part of the reason that we have governments in the first place is to perform those kinds of negotiations for the people. If it requires some bureaucrats to lose sleep fiddling with the minutia of trade deals, so what? That’s what they’re paid for. And besides, it wont be severely messy anyhow, since messy economic conditions make for bad business, and most of the governments have their ears tuned to what makes for good business.

The British should do what is best for them, and that is leaving the EU. It was a mistake for them to join it in the first place. A nation shouldn’t hand away a portion of its sovereignty to a transnational body. Such bodies are indifferent to national needs.

Economists have long argued that the benefits of globalization far outweigh the costs to workers who might be displaced by those half a world away. The IMF, along with the World Bank, are products of the post-war consensus that deeper economic integration can not only help end political strife, but also lead to mutual growth.

And exactly what have those benefits been to the average blue-collar? What about the millions of manufacturing workers that have been fired because of globalism? Has the benefit of cheaper computers and Japanese auto imports been worth it? Has losing solid, dependable, family supporting jobs been worth cheaper iPhones? And what about our international independence? When we did most of our own manufacturing, we weren’t dependent on foreign countries for our manufactured goods. This gave us an enormous stick to wield in foreign policy. Our manufacturing might was the wonder of the world for the first half of the 20th century, and the threat of getting on the wrong side of it was a great bargaining chip in any negotiation with a belligerent power. Consider that by the end of WW2, the US was supplying Britain, Russia, the free French, China, and also fielding an enormous army, air force, and a navy larger than all the navies of the world combined. Now what could we do? Borrow money from China and give it to our allies?

Globalism has hollowed out the US economy. We now have an economy that is bottom and top heavy. At the bottom, there are millions of low paying service jobs, like McDonald’s and countless other customer support positions. At the top end, there are typically high tech jobs, such as those at silicon valley. What is missing now is the great mass of manual labor based jobs that used to be the foundation of America’s economy. To recover our economic strength, and to give jobs to the millions of people that work with their hands, we must carry out nationalistic economic policies.

Trump and the Intelligentsia

The intelligentsia has always disliked the common, everyday American people. But with Trump, the common man has a loud and very rich champion. Because Trump champions the cause of the common man, all those class aversions, and in some cases fears, that the elite have for the common man have been transferred to Trump.

It is hard (at least for Moi) to imagine how people can live in the same country, drive the same roads, live under the same government, and yet view with fear and aversion the majority of the country. I may be naive, but we’re all Americans, right? We’re all pretty decent, normal, everyday kinds of people. What is there to fear? Is the common man going to rise up and decapitate the wealthy? Is the common man going to steal all of the wealthy’s riches? What, practically speaking, would the common man do that is so dangerous?

And yet we see this same fear and aversion throughout history. Read any quality history of England, or the Revolutionary period in America, and you’ll find plenty of elite fear and aversion of the common man.

Anyhow, Trump is now the champion of the common man’s cause, and the elites fear him for this.