Either Hillary or Trump will be the next president. I knew when not voting for the war-mongering McCain in 2008, Obama would be president. I still think Obama was preferable to McCain, even in hindsight, because a nuclear war because of McCain’s stupidity was a real risk and a bigger problem to the country than Obamacare or other foreseeably bad Obama policies. Further, the party needed a nationalist realignment, which it now has. I admittedly thought Obama would be out in four. I happily supported Romney in 2012, despite certain significant reservations about his foreign and immigration policy and conservative bona fides. I thought his biggest qualifications were his instincts as a businessman and his patriotism, both qualities he shares with Trump.
Hillary will be a massive disaster and no one denies it. Nothing will restrain her. And she’s not a patriotic friend of the American people. She hates this country and its people and wants to transform them through legal interventions, importing a new people, and brow-beating of their traditional values, much like Obama did.
More important, let’s not forget, our “limited government” that Trump’s nascent fascism supposedly threatens, is now in large part undertaken at the pleasure of an anti-American and unrepresentative cabal in the Third Branch. That branch must be restrained from its excesses. It–not the American people–must be stripped of respect and legitimacy and rebuilt. Trump’s shown an understanding and willingness to do so. That alone should matter to purist limited government conservatives, since no matter what else we achieve politically at any level of government is frequently undone, reversed, or foiled by hateful, unpatriotic, meddlesome people like Ginsburg and Sotomayor.
We live in the age of the Mass Man. The Middle Class has been destroyed by globalism, debt, a stagnant economy, taxes, inflation, and wage competition from imported foreigners. We can’t expect an old style politics without an old style people, i.e., European majority, property-owning, entrepreneurial, proud, educated to revere our ancestors and traditions.
We must adapt to this new, ugly reality. Trump represents the proletarianized, patriotic, forgotten, mostly white, former middle class. Hillary represents the mostly nonwhite, nonworking parasite class. The elites share little in common with either of these large groups. And the elite leans for various social and aesthetic reasons left. But the elite is not where the action or the votes are. They (we) don’t have the numbers. And we don’t have the problems and challenges, frankly, of these two groups.
Trump has shown he cares about the patriotic working half of the proletariat. Hillary, the non-working half. Trump has some credibility here because he is not of this group, but has long had affection for them. And has strength and experience and will to fight for them. In those circumstances, I’ll take Trump and his people any day of the week. When Trump says “Make America Great Again” at least part of that message is restoring the wealth, honor, and status of this forgotten group who have been pushed downward by a pincer movement of a hateful elite and a grasping and greedy underclass. If you don’t like Trump’s style, tone, and message, you have to change the underlying conditions. And Trump’s nationalist policies are the only way to do that.