Saturday, May 28, 2016

CINOs.

CINO, meaning conservative in name only. Maybe Donald Trump will liberate us from "conservatism" at long last:
It’s impossible to take the dedication of self-styled “conservatives” like [Bret] Stephens and [Bill] Kristol to conservative principles seriously. After all, they refuse to acknowledge that unless we deal with the problem of importing millions of Third Worlders who both vote for and utilize welfare and “big government,” any kind of “limited government” will be impossible.[1]
And:
Trump represents the undoing of elite consensus on immigration, multiculturalism, and the moral imperative that white Americans become a minority in a country they created.

All of these radically Leftist positions have now been subsumed into “conservative” dogma.

The fact is neocons have never been true conservatives. They adopted conservative positions of convenience in order to appeal to the GOP base. The problem for them now: the base, energized by Trump, is finally ignoring the moral pronouncements coming from on high and voting on the issues that really matter to them, trade, jobs, and immigration.[2]

Mr. MacDonald's last paragraph is particularly insightful. Americans are sick and tired of a "conservatism" that isn't conservative, a "conservatism" that embraces surrender on trade, jobs, and immigration.

For decades we've had a government but it's gradually become clear to us that it's a government that refuses to protect us or look out for our interests. Like a whore presented with a $100 bill, when a foreigner comes along to request or demand something from the U.S. government we finally know beyond a shadow of a doubt someone's going to get screwed and that "someone" is us. As the Cajun comedian Justin Wilson would say, "Ah gar-on-tee you."

What seems to obsess neocons is this and you can be sure constitutional originalism, fiscal sanity, monetary restraint, ethnic coherence, and deregulation aren't remotely in the picture:

  • "Others" (who are attacked, ridiculed, threatened, derided).
  • "Non-whites" (to get tough on, deport, make pay, shut up, or knuckle under).
  • Nativism.
  • Xenophobia.
  • Toxic something.
  • Vengefulness.
  • Intolerance.
  • Blood and soil.
  • Ethnic polarization.
  • Bullying nationalism.
  • Culture-shifting possibilities (always but always shift or undermine the culture).
  • Fascism.
  • "Police to break into American [sic] homes."
  • Round ups.
  • "Undocumented [sic] migrants [sic]."
  • Populist demagoguery.
  • Dangerous something.
  • Lack of qualification (a priori).
  • Erratic actions.
  • Sexism.
  • Racism.
  • Descent into ____.
This is just unrecognizable drivel that is divorced from the reality of our present degraded national life. On probably three points Trump brought the scam out into the light of day and it drives the "conservatives" crazy. They aren't interested in preserving liberty or Western culture but worshiping any and all foreigners who arrive on our shores demanding that we embrace whatever pathologies they bring with them. The Sainted Foreigner.

Color me xenophobic.

Notes
[1] "Jewish Fear and Loathing of Donald Trump (4): Neocon Angst About A Fascist America." By Kevin MacDonald, Vdare, 5/20/16.
[2] Id. Emphasis removed.

2 comments:

  1. Spot-on. Colonel.
    I think in times to come Trump will be seen as the agent who changed the GOP for the better. Whether that's enough is anybody's guess, but others will follow.

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  2. Thanks, KG. The unmasking of the "conservatives" and the GOPe has been one of the delicious byproducts of this campaign. I don't see Trump as a genius who saw this all down to the last detail before he started but he's not dumb and at least in the category of "if you build it they will come." "Chance favors the prepared man" also works.

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