China and the the Democrats

The Chinese stock market has been in a straight decline for a year, losing almost 30% of its value.   Our market is down 7% for the year, and is showing signs of a rebound.  Even in the face of annual trillion dollar deficits, our economy remains sound.  Strong growth, low inflation and  rising wages strengthen Trump’s hand against the Chinese.  He holds the high cards.  They’ve got to fold.

The silence of the Democrats on this issue is deafening.  Because Trump has gotten under their skin, they can’t even agree with him on China.  And when he does the deal, and this country reaps the benefits, he’ll get all the credit.

Just one more reason he’ll be reelected.

The calm confidence of a Christian with four aces*

Trump’s aces are peace, prosperity, border security and his Democratic opponent.  He doesn’t have a lock on reelection because a straight flush beats four of a kind.  But in 2016 he was drawing to an inside straight, and still won.

Back then his opponent’s best argument was that she wasn’t Donald Trump.  In 2020 the Democrat will have the issues of white male privilege, soft socialism, and I’m-not-Trump.   Not good enough.

It looks like Sen. Kamala Harris has the best chance for the nomination.  Nate Silver seems to believe so.  Blacks vote for their own, and she’s just as smart and smooth as Obama.  But she’s no straight flush, and Trump’s aces should beat her.

*Hat tip:  Mark Twain

The Peasant’s Revolt

The Trump rebellion is, in large part, the revolt of the country against the city.  The men and women of rural America, who produce its material wealth, are rising up against the urban ruling elite.  There are many similarities with Wat Tyler’s Rebellion of 1381 (aka the Peasant’s Revolt, and the Great Rising).  It was a tax rebellion.  The country was being bled dry by the city of London, in order to finance its pointless wars in France.

Wat Tyler was, as far as we know, a common workman, and he paid with his life for his rebellion.  But things have changed, and we’re in a different time and place.  Still, it  really is, the country rebelling against the city.  But now we have the internet.

And, with all his warts, we’ve got Donald Trump.

The Smart Money is on America, and Trump

Forget the polls.  Look at the future.  Look at the next two years.  When Trump asks voters for a second term, he’ll point out what he’s done in his first.

The economy.    There are historical and geopolitical forces in play which are driving capital to the United States.  As Europe unravels, the middle east goes to war, and as China weakens under the weight of American pressure, America is the safe haven of the world.  That’s why Chinese spend a fortune to give their children American birthright citizenship.  If you’ve got serious money, you want a lot of it safely in the USA.  This inflow of capital is taming inflation, which allows deficit spending, and it ends up producing wealth.  Our GDP will continue to expand at a solid rate, American industry revives, full employment continues, and wages rise for the working man and woman.

Foreign affairs.   Trump will not lead this country into war.  He will run as a peace President.  We’ll be well out of Afghanistan, and drawn down in Iraq, and American casualties will be a rarity.  We are asserting ourselves economically around the world, no longer willing to be taken advantage of.  The new trade relationships Trump is establishing will all redound to the benefit of the American worker.

Presidents who produce peace and prosperity get reelected.  Trump has a third plank  —  security.  The wall.

The Democrats are a coalition of the discontented, aligned with their champions, the ruling elite.  The energy in the party is from those who despise their own heritage.  They’re ashamed to be Americans.  Since we stole this country, we have no right to keep others out.  These self hating extremists are the tail that is wagging the Democratic dog.

So it is that the Democrats have become the party that is against border security.  They are handing Donald Trump his reelection on a platter.

Trump has been wily enough to use his faults to his advantage.  He makes his outrageous, abusive behavior work for him.  It  provokes his opponents into unreasoning hatred.  They don’t care if what he wants makes any sense.  It he’s for it, they’re against it.

With peace, prosperity, and security, Trump can’t be beat.


Patriots all over the world

There’s no reason to use a meaningless phrase like “national populist”.  Brexit, the yellow jackets, the East Europeans, the Italians  —  there’s a perfectly adequate word to describe them all.  They’re patriots.  They love their own country. and countrymen, above all others.  They are not citizens of the world, or of Europe.  They are Poles, Hungarians and Danes.  They want their countries to survive, and to be inhabited by their descendants.

This is what the globalists are up against.  Nothing less than human identity.  Who am I?  A patriot responds with the identity of his country.  If you took being American away from me, I would lose part of my soul.  And I am the norm.

Trump, a patriot, understands these things, and that is why he is so confident in victory.