Trump Americans Need Their Own Party

Tucker Carlson’s interview with former Republican US Representative Steve King explains how Washington really works, and it is not according to campaign slogans.

The interview will help Trump Americans understand that no representation of them is coming from the Republican Party, not on immigration or anything else. Trump himself was easily rolled by the Establishment. Trump had no idea what he was up against and no staff able to clue him in and help him deal with it. The Republican Establishment supported the lie that the 2020 presidential election was free of vote fraud and accepted the election fraud as the price of getting rid of Trump. Do not confuse Trump supporters with the Republican Party. They stand for different things. Kevin McCarthy will be a worse Speaker of the House for Trump Supporters than Nancy Pelosi.

Trump supporters have no future in the Republican Party, which is cemented to the Establishment. Trump supporters need to withdraw in mass and form a new party. It is time for the Republican Party to be discarded. Instead of trying to operate within the Republican Party, Trump should offer his supporters a new party. If they don’t follow him, they will have sealed their own doom.

Both Tucker Carlson and Steve King missed the real reason US Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House, helped the New York Times frame US Rep. King, a principled conservative, as a racist. It wasn’t the three or four words that the presstitutes took out of context and used to concoct a “white supremacist” issue. It was Rep. King’s defense of Western civilization. Western civilization is white civilization. To defend it is to defend white people. To defend white people, whom the New York Times 1619 Project labels racist, is racist. Therefore Rep. King is a racist because he defends Western civilization.

This shows the deadly damage that has been inflicted on Western civilization by its own intellectuals, media, universities and schools, and politicians of both parties. We have reached the point that we cannot defend our own civilization, our own existence, without being demonized. Such a civilization is dead, a subject for archaeologists.

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MAGA Comes to Italy

An Italian right-winger has won the race for prime minister in Italy; and in America, people hold out hope that a mostly RINO-driven Republican Party will somehow overcome Big Tech manipulation, indirect government censorship and massive election fraud in order to generate a “Red Wave.”

Here’s the problem. The answer does not reside in politics. It resides in people.

If the majority of people do not deserve, comprehend or appreciate freedom — they will not end up with freedom. In America, at best, a slight plurality is rational enough to appreciate some measure of freedom (perhaps 51 percent, nationally). That’s not enough. Add to that the fact the entire culture is rotten — rotten to the core, meaning: intellectually dishonest; totally disrespectful of individual rights; brazenly racist (anti-white, as badly as Jim Crow laws were brazenly anti-black); the list is endless. What I mean by “the culture”: The schools, most of the state and local governments, the entire federal bureaucracy, most of the courts (conservatives included) are either outright Communist/fascist/”woke” — or, worse yet, too cowardly to stand up to them. This is what I mean by a rotten culture — rotten to the core.

You can’t have a rotten-to-the-core culture and a plurality of people mostly uncomprehending of freedom (and therefore undeserving of it) and expect even the greatest candidate on earth (Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson) to save them.

You cannot save bad, stupid or ignorant people from themselves. Only people can save themselves. And you can’t expect most people to save themselves in a culture where the schools, the media and the corporate elite are as rotten as they have become.

Does this mean it’s hopeless? Of course not. Man has free will. A sizable number of Americans ARE rational, freedom-loving, freedom-deserving and some of them more than ever before. That’s most of what informs the Trump/MAGA movement (which will go beyond Trump), not the nonexistant racism and fascism our rotten-to-the-core cultural leftists project onto that movement. Remember that most cultural transformations and revolutions happen at the behest of a minority — whether we’re talking about bad examples (the Nazis, the Communists, the Maoists) or the occasional great example (the American revolution).

It’s not hopeless. But it’s more daunting than I think most Trumpsters, conservatives, libertarians and other nonleftists recognize. Perhaps once they grasp how bad the situation is, we’ll see the greatest reawakening for rationality and liberty mankind has ever seen.

Here’s hoping.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

It’s time for the ‘Deplorables’ to become the Unconquerables

Democrats won the election, but they don’t seem very happy about it. And with reason: The election failed in its main purpose, which was to shut down the Deplorables.

The Deplorables, in Hillary Clinton’s infamous term, are working- and middle-class people who haven’t bought into the progressive agenda. They’re people who don’t see the rise of the tech oligarchy as a plus, who don’t think “woke” politics make sense, who have jobs that produce tangible outputs. They’re nearly half the country.

This election was supposed to demoralize them, crushing President Trump and his supporters in a double-digit landslide that would give the Democrats solid control of the White House and Congress — and, with a little judicious court-packing, of the judicial branch, too. The Deplorables would be made to realize that they aren’t in charge, that if they want to ride, they’ll have to (in Barack Obama’s famous words) ride in the back.

Only it didn’t work out that way. The big congressional victories turned into lost House seats for the Democrats. And the presidential election was hardly a crushing victory. For an election to really take, the losers have to admit that they’ve been beaten. And to admit that they’ve been beaten, they have to think they actually lost fair and square. Not many Trump supporters think that.

Leaving aside charges of voter fraud and vote-rigging, there is the undisputable fact that Big Media and Big Tech put not just a thumb, but both hands, on the scales to influence the result.

As much as possible, the media ignored the Hunter Biden scandal and Joe Biden’s role in it, first reported in this paper. When blue-check reporters did pay attention, they claimed, falsely and without evidence, that the reports were “Russian disinformation.”

Big Tech shut down the accounts of people who shared the story, and Twitter even blocked sharing the link via direct messages.

The machinations worked, but at a high price: According to a McLaughlin poll, enough Joe Biden voters say they would have changed their votes had they known of the Hunter Biden scandal that they would have produced solid Trump win. The impression of tech-media-corporate underhandedness will long endure.

So the Deplorables are still around, and they’re still angry. And as long as they’re still around, and still angry, the Democrats can’t actually get what they want.

Trump was elected, remember, because in 2016 the elites had ­already lost their mojo. In the mid-20th century, elites brought us antibiotics, jet planes and trips to the moon. In more recent years, they’ve brought us failed wars, a failed health-care reform with a lousy nonfunctioning Web site and economic policies that benefited the rich at the expense of the middle and working classes.

Getting rid of Trump won’t get rid of that problem, and, in fact, will only make it worse. His army will still be out there — motivated.

Mikhail Kutuzov, the Russian general who administered a crushing defeat to Napoleon, did so by realizing that as long as he kept his army intact, he didn’t have to win flashy victories. And he eventually ground Napoleon’s forces down to a nub. Likewise, so long as the ­Deplorables don’t give up in their opposition, they can’t really be ­defeated. By staying motivated, the Deplorables can become the Unconquerables.

Oh, the Democrats will use every vote-harvesting and media-censoring trick they can manage in ­response. But when half the population views a government as illegitimate and, in a fundamental sense, hostile, there’s a limit to how far the left can get.

Ironically, the one thing that might send the Unconquerables back to their daily routines is the one thing the Democrats won’t be able to manage: showing understanding, concern and respect to working-class America. Too many of today’s Democrats have anchored their self-esteem in feeling superior to other Americans — and to loudly and contemptuously proclaiming that superiority — for a conciliatory policy to work.

­Indeed, I expect them to expand their efforts to mock and deplore those on the other side. In doing so, of course, they’ll just help keep the opposition together and focused.

It’s not smart, but it’s almost certainly what the Dems will do. And that will keep the army together for 2022 and 2024.

Glenn Harlan Reynolds is a professor of law at the University of Tennessee and founder of the blog.