Guest Post by Juggernaut: How I learned to Love Donald Trump.

Life is much better with a variety of opinions.  Juggernaut, my young friend, certainly has a great man well thought out opinions.  Since I have been a bit away as of lately (a number of meat-space issues have kept me away for much too long), he has offered to share with us his opinions on the recent US election of God Emperor Trump, Kek be praised!

How I Learned to Love the Donald

by Juggernaut

My stance

I’m not inherently a liberal or a conservative.  I look at things objectively and look at evidence before making conclusions.  On this subject, many people like using data to support their own preconcieved conclusion.  I guess Im not good on the theatrics of politics.

Clinton is the ugly status quo we all hate and Trump is an alternative offering some improvements coupled with lots of troubling positions too.  Johnson was the lesser evil.

I was wrong.

Most thought Clinton would win, especially the left leaning media of course.  In my projection, I predicted 46 out of 50 states correctly: more accurate than most pundits.

I was wrong on Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  Florida was a tossup and most didn’t think he  would win the other 3 states.  Three weeks ago, even his own supporters believed winning via Nevada, Colorado and New Hampshire was more feasible.

Even him and his own supporters were prematurely calling it rigged.  He won all 4 of those states by a margin of ~2%.

My error was in assuming the rust belt was out of his reach because both Democrats and Republicans were blindly partisan.  I was half right.  Many Democrats only vote for charismatic candidates like Obama and the rust belt only leaned slightly blue to begin with.

Electoral College

Before the election, I had lamented the fact that only 15 states matter electorally while your vote doesn’t really matter in the other 35 states.  But in this election we saw 3 solid blue states turn red.  Millions of forgotten invisible rust belt workers have had their say, and that’s great. It’s what the EC was built for.  Really, there’s no perfect system.  Popular vote gives less populous regions a disadvantage, and EC gives an advantage to swing states.  No easy answers here.

Why Clinton lost.

I could name a number of bad decisions she made in her campaign:
She attacked Donald but never made a strong case for herself
“America is already great” = complacency.
Starting a weird anti-Russia obsession to court hawkish Republicans
Campaigning in solid-red states like Arizona
Ignoring Wisconsin and Michigan, taking them for granted.
Picking Kaine as a running mate (he added nothing to the ticket)

Plus, lots of other baggage: scandals, Iraq, etc.

Why Donald won.

In the primaries, it was simple.  He had 17 opponents, and that meant he was able to win even if 60% of the party didn’t like him.  He didn’t have to debate any single candidate in depth, and in a crowded field, the loudest person gets the most attention.  Republicans were tired of Bush’s RINO/neo-con policies.  Also, they were tired of their polite establishment candidates like Romney and McCain losing.

Let’s make it simpler.  Charisma always wins.  McCain, Romney, Kerry, Dole, HW Bush, Mondale and Carter all fit in the same category.  Intelligent and qualified, but boring and tone-deaf.  Donald was by far the most charismatic.  Opponents don’t want to admit it but he got endless coverage due to the fact that he was entertaining and knew how to trigger emotions.

I care about logic and the issues but most voters vote on emotion.  Donald was by far superior in tapping into the emotions of the voters.  People were angry and felt the establishment was a joke, and he provided that.

Trump supporters are not monolithic

Biased media outlets wanted to paint a monolith of his supporters largely being racist rednecks, but really it’s a more complicated picture.

If I were to construct a pie-chart of his supporters, it would look something like this:
10% – racist / xenophobic
10% – isolationists / protectionist / rust-belt
20% – fiscal conservatives
20% – people who view Clinton as a greater evil
20% – partisan Republicans
20% – people who are angry at the establishment

Obama’s failings.

Much of this election result was due to Obama failure to communicate.  He was great at the motivational speeches, but a laid off factory worker with an almost-empty refridgerator and a daughter wearing the same pair of shoes for 5 years isn’t as optimistic.

Obama exists in a professorial Harvard bubble with some Chicago sensibilites, but the same sobriety that gives him a good temperment has resulted in him being too afraid to express condemnation and frustration where appropriate.  Donald is the anti-Obama.  Obama is cautious, business-casual, overly politically correct, mild-mannered.  Donald is brash, bold, loud, angry and blunt.

Trump is the establishment

Many of Trump’s supporters are echoing the same kind of naive optimism of Obama’s win in 2008.  Obama was a stock Democrat, not much different than Kerry in policy, but he convinced people via marketing that he represented change despite having conventional policies.

Trump was a billionaire political donor, friend of the Clintons, to begin with.  He already backpedaled on most of his hardlined positions last week.

In a way, he’s our first third paety president, but he appointed mostly establishments Republicans.  From his perspective its brilliant.  He can silence opposition.  If you work for an administration, its harder to criticise it.

Trump is not revolutionary

The only thing thats revolution is his rhetoric.  Its not unthinkable for America to elect Trump.  Hes a demogogue and second world countries are full of Trumps.

Fiscally, Hes a liberal Republican who likes taxes low, spending high and debt high.  On foreign policy, hes keeping most of the old guard in place.  On immigration and trade, hes different, but he backpedaled on that.

Anti establishment doesn’t exist

There will always be an establishment.  Anti establishmenr politicians only want to replace the current establishment with their own.  Certain groups of people will be favored and certain groups will be left out, and it will always be that way.

97% of Congressional incumbents were re-elected, and Congress holds most of the government’s power.

Trump’s moral character is condemnable, his anti intellectual populism is repugnant, but his ability to defy the odds, defy big money interests, galvanize millions and be a leader in that regard is admirable.  No matter how many asterisks we can place next to it, Trump is synonymous with success.

If his run, results in more people questioning our government and culture, it could be consequentially good.  But most other discussion will be theatrics.

Democrats don’t get it

They’re going to nominate a more progressive and more moralistic Democrat in 2020, make more “you dont care about ____ people” argument, and theyll lose anyway.

Donald will be endlessly parodied on SNL, he will become America’s most endearing but oafish cartoon character.  He’ll take the route of political convenience and offer purely cosmetic changes.

And americans will likely re elect him again in 2020 because he is a born leader.

Final Statement Geert Wilders at his Trial, 23 Nov. 2016

This is an example of an opposition politician on trial for speaking up against the government’s official policy.

Which is his job!

It’s built in to the title of ‘Opposition Party Leader’ – which he is.  And if current pols are to be believed (yeah – I did say IF), he will be the next Prime Minister of the Neatherlands.

Pat Condell: A Word to the Criminal Migrant

Donald Trump and the ridiculous claims of ‘anti-Semitism’

What he said:

 

 

The USA has now been proven to be more oppressive than the former USSR!!!

 

Oh, this brings back so many flashbacks!!!

Including using ‘wheat paste’ – a type of ‘glue’ (if you can call it that) that is made up from mixing wheat flour with water.

As kids behind the iron curtain, this was the ‘go to’ home-made recipe for glue when no real glue could be bought in the stores.  It is temporary at best and dissolves at the first rain…without making any mark whatsoever on the material it had been pasted on.

And, it would also ‘flake off’ if it dried out too much – say about 12 hours after being applied in a low humidity environment.

In other words, using ‘wheat paste’ glue is proof that no property damage was intended or inflicted.  Yet, the arrest and charges and potential jail sentence remain.  To be served in mosly Islamic part of the prison, no doubt…

WTF!!!

 

 

 

 

 

MEK protest at Canada’s Parliament Hill: has there been a genocide in Iran?

Yesterday, I went for a drive with my friend.  As we drove past the Parliament Hill, we saw a lot of people protesting.

As journalists, this awoke our interest:  there is no way to know what event/protest will happen on Canada’s Parliament Hill, or when, because the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police – the guardians of the Parliament Hill – and whose copyright is protected by the Disney Corp. – just in case you had not been intimidated by their legal reach within the copyright ‘law’) refuses to publish the list of officially permitted protests on ‘The Hill’.

Because someone might counter-protest the demonstration – and that would just bee too stressful for Canadian law enforcement to, well, police.

So, seeing an interesting event happening on ‘The Hill’, I pulled over and let my buddy walk over and investigate what this whole thing was about.

It turns out that the rally was by MEK, and that they were protesting the Mullahs’ involvement in the war in Syria.  I think this is very news worthy – but, please, ask yourself why you have to go to an obscure and minor blog such as mine to get this news, worthy of global attention (in my never-humble-opinion)…

This is important – please, help spread the news!!!  The MSM surely won’t…

Viktor Orbán: naive and self destructive immigration politics rules in the EU

Translated by CrossWare from this original Hungarian-language source.

 

Viktor Orbán: naive and self destructive immigration politics rules in the EU

by Dalma Tóth

2016 September 16.

According to the Prime Minister the summit in Bratislava was a failure because it failed to change the immigration politics of Brussels.
Viktor Orbán, after the informal meeting of union member states, attended a news conference, where he spoke about that it is continues the “self destructive and naive” immigration politics of the Union and they talked about more about migrant quotas and the acceleration of their distribution, than stopping the migrants outside of the Schengen zone.

He believes the next opportunity to attempt any change in the EU politics is in Vienna on September 24, where the countries of the “Balkan route” are going to meet. He will suggest a correction of the existing failing migration politics there, but he is not sure it will achieve any success.Hungary can do one thing: have a successful referendum to support our efforts to change the immigration politics of Brussels.

Viktor Orbán at the same time stated it is a success that the EU countries agreed, Bulgaria must receive financial help. They made concrete headways about the assistance, which is good news as the costs of defense is significant and the pressure continues to increase on their southern border.The Prime Minister expressed that the best news of the summit was: the V4 group (Visegrad Four: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) were the only countries, that brought concrete suggestions how to reform the EU, what should happen and explored how to make nation level cooperation more successful while keeping it voluntary with less  friction.  It shows  – he explained – the meeting between the V4 Prime Ministers was very successful.

He stated the members of the summit accepted a schedule which shows the main stages of the process which will crystalise in a document next year in Rome and will end the self-evaluation process after BREXIT. In this document the V4 will represent a strong and clear opinion – he added.

According to Viktor Orbán, Germany and Greece are the two key countries which are crucial to solving the present crisis. Until Germany does not have an upper limit for accepting migrants, it will continue to draw masses there. Greece should finally show its compliance with the Schengen rules and stop all the illegals entering Europe. Until these two countries change their politics, we can only do one thing: continue to work within the Schengen/Dublin regulations and stop all the illegals with the use of law and force.

The Prime Minister explained: from the Hungarian point of view, there was a more positive result of the summit. For now, the question, if anyone following the example of the Brits the answer was  NO, right now all states decided to try to find answers for their problems within the framework of the EU.

He touched on: Hungary suggested new policies for non-EU member states  to handle the increasing tensions in the area and to compensate for EU’s failing influence.

Viktor Orbán said: today the registration centers and camps lack of military support outside of the EU and that is why Hungary supports a unified EU Army. Multiple countries supported the notion to coordinate better between the armies of the state members.


Photo: MTVA – Media Service-support and Trust Fund
The Prime Minister stated: solidarity has many forms in Europe and it is an oversimplified way to say: “If someone accepts a migrant, it is a show of solidarity, if someone does not, it is merciless.” We must look at who sacrifices what to make Europe more safe, how much it spends on it, what efforts they make for safety.
  
He thinks Hungary is one of the most compassionate countries because if it would not defend the external borders of the EU, that would cause serious problems in other countries. Hungary accepts the extra costs of that, as we defend not only ourselves, but all other nations in Europe.

The PM emphasized: For many in Brussels are not clear on the issue that the case of the migrants are not simply a humanitarian question, but there is a serious consequence about the identity of the destination countries and that applies for the ones just transit states too. Hungary wants to keep its identity!Viktor Orbán, answering a question, explained that in the summit  Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel stated his government has a different opinion than Jean Asselborn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, and he is not representing the official point of view of his country. Asselborn on Tuesday made a statement to the media, suggesting Hungary temporally or permanently should be excluded from the European Union because this is the only way to keep the values of the European community.

Also in an answer another question, he said that conservative political thinking means the return to our roots, the old European values we left behind and this distance is what causing our failures.

Epilogue from translator:
I did read many concerns about Hungary’s support for an EU army. With the suppression of free speech and other dictatorial manifestations in Germany and other EU states this sounds very scary and misguided. But if we think about the fact the EU and its Globalists allies already have a suppressing army called NATO, which was already employed once again a state struggled with Muslim invasion: Serbia. 
So why would this army would be any different than the existing NATO? To explain this let’s go back in time a bit and look at Hungary, when Orbán’s party Fidesz first achieved a 2/3 majority, it gave them a unique opportunity to rewrite the Hungarian basic law, which was created in the 50’s and it was essentially a communist manifesto. Now the Hungarian basic law states the country’s Christian roots making  the spreading of Islam against the constitution there! There are several other changes happened but you get the idea.
NATO operates on old and outdated principles which can be abused easily. A new army would have a new declaration of purpose and directives to handle its operations. If Orban and V4 succeed then it will be a defensive army against the Muslims. Of course if  the other side succeeds then we will have an oppressing army (which we kind of already have: NATO).
But I agree with most people: it is dangerous game. Germany’s leaders are still very strong, the smear campaign continues against Orbán and all other V4 leaders and their countries. For now the force of darkness is still strong. All eyes are on the US elections now. It sometimes even feels like Orbán is just trying to say some things nicely and politely enough so Merkel and her gang not pounce on Hungary and decide on some military intervention to right all the wrongs  which the “fascist dictator of Hungary” caused in their plans.
Also I believe – and this article proving that – the failure of the EU looks unstoppable. We will hear more conferences, summits and other meetings in the upcoming months, but this is now the end game. I am afraid a civil war is coming, which will be bloody. What will happen if USA stays under Globalists influence (Hillary) and NATO/EU soldiers will join the fight on the side of the invaders against their own population?
I feel like living in 1938 again and watching the Nazis marching with their torches, burning books and I am thinking to myself: this will not end well! I feel so helpless and angry at the same time… How dare they did this to my beloved continent and I fear for  my country, my people and my family!
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