The fingerspitzengefuhl of Donald Trump

Since European whites have ruled the world for the last 600 years, they are responsible for six centuries of war, conquest, rape, genocide and slavery.  There’s a lot to feel guilty about.  Progressive whites feel that guilt intensely, and they demand that all whites join them, take responsibility, and make amends.  Allowing mass immigration from non-whites, with the goal of a majority-minority nation, is the best way to atone.

If you’re white, and proud of your country, despite its sins, you’re called a racist.  You’re told that you’ll soon be a minority in your own country, and then you’ll be stripped of all your white privilege.

Long before Donald Trump, people were voting white, that is, as a racial bloc.  The states of the deep south has always had one, dominant, white party.  For the last 50 years it’s been the Republicans.  More recently, border states like TN, KY and MO have seen the Republicans emerge as the de facto white party.  We are now witnessing the phenomenon spread north, accounting for Trump’s wins in PA, WI and MI.  Minnesota could be the next in 2020.

This is completely predictable from a political science perspective.  As whites begin to lose their majority, they band together in self interest.  It is natural for political minorities to vote as a bloc.  It’s entirely unremarkable, except that whites are now playing the game as well.

Trump saw this coming, and is using it to his advantage.  He has political fingerspitzengefuhl, a touch, a feel, an instinct for politics.  It’s a form of political or military genius, and Trump has it in spades.

He’ll win, big time, in 2020, because the Democrats aren’t just undermining American whites with their immigration obsession.  They’re hurting all Americans, of every color and nationality.  If you’re a black American, or a Mexican-American, or an Asian-American, mass immigration isn’t good for you.

The D’s have forgotten that many blacks, Latinos and Asians are also Americans, and, to the extent they identify as such, they will oppose the subversion of their country, and vote for a President who brings prosperity and peace.

Trump, Johnson and the American Commonwealth: the Anglosphere plus Japan

The next British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is going to make history as no Brit since Churchill has.  He’ll complete Brexit, and sign a free trade agreement with the U.S. that will bind the two nations as never before.  Then he and President Trump will economically and socially integrate with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan.  It will be the core of a new world order for the rest of the 21st century.

The Anglosphere was never enough.  For geopolitical reasons, Japan must be a founding member of the Commonwealth.  No strategy for dealing with China can do without Japan.  As a maritime nation, Japan fits in nicely with the English speaking countries.  And for cultural and religious reasons the state of Israel must be included as well.  The holy places of Christendom must be protected.

Other nations can be allies and associates of the Commonwealth.  The entire western hemisphere is naturally a part of this new world order.  India, South Korea, Vietnam, and other non-Moslem countries will also be welcome.  Islamic states, with their authoritarianism, misogyny, and aggression, will not be.

Donald Trump is a confirmed Anglophile.  His Scottish mother saw to that.  Joining with the UK to create the Commonwealth will give him great satisfaction. and secure his place in history.   In his second term he can host a summit meeting of the leaders of the Commonwealth, and memorialize its founding.

These are my predictions.  The next few years will bear them out, or not.  It will be fun to watch.  I call the resulting combination of nations the American Commonwealth, but if that name offends the nationalist sentiments of other members it can be called something else.  In a nod to Orwell, it could be the Commonwealth of Oceania.

The awful day that got us to the moon

My generation remembers exactly where we were when we heard the news on November 22, 1963.  JFK had been shot and killed.  A dagger to the heart.

So, as a nation, we decided that by God we would get to the moon, just like Kennedy had called on us to do.  We wanted to beat the Russians, and we wanted to honor our fallen President.

Back 50 years ago I was sleeping on a couch in my Uncle Fritz’s one bedroom apartment in Anchorage.  We watched Armstrong step on the moon with Aunt Helen Mary, on their little black and white, with rabbit ears.  None of us had much to say, other than “I’ll be damned.”

Other than 9-11, there’s only been one day that I think is worth remembering since the moon landing.  A day that shocked the world.  The day Trump won.


My money’s on Kamala Harris

Nate “The Great” Silver says the D’s are down to the Final, Fantastic Five —  Biden, Warren, Sanders, Buttigeig and Harris.

Biden  — the doddering, foolish old grandpa, beloved, but not trusted with the keys anymore.

Warren —  that professor you couldn’t stand in college, the prissy church lady know it all.

Sanders  —  the crazy old 1960’s radical, the one who never grew out of it.

Buttigeig  —  What, me worry?  The new Alfred E. Neuman

Harris  —  that sassy, good looking black gal.

So, it’s Harris.  Any criticism of her will not only be racist, but misogynist if any man does it.

The first woman nominated for President by a major party will be a black.  For Democrats, it’s irresistable.  She’ll turn out blacks in November, just like Obama did.