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.

The Ginsburg seat and 2020

As long as Ruth Bader Ginsburg remains on the Supreme Court, President Trump and all conservatives share a common goal.  If she is to be replaced with another Gorsuch/Kavanaugh, Donald Trump must win reelection.  This is as important as the vacant Scalia seat was in 2016, and could be as consequential.  Constitutional conservatives who reluctantly voted for Trump, because of that vacancy, may have been a deciding factor in his election.  They could be again four years later.

Chief Justice Roberts is showing signs of softening.  He appears to be ready to fill the role of The Moderator, recently vacated by Justice Kennedy.  As Justice Thomas has stated, stare decisis should not impede the return of constitutional jurisprudence.  Thomas needs a fifth vote, and Roberts cannot be relied on.  Another justice in the mold of Gorsuch or Kavanaugh would do the trick.  With one more vote, Thomas-Alito-Gorsuch-Kavanaugh can begin restoring the foundations of constitutional liberty.

For the very first time, the 85 year old RBG will miss oral arguments.  Trump tweeted her a “full and speedy recovery.”  For once, we know he was sincere.  If he were to replace her in his first term, he would lose a powerful argument for his reelection.  The health of Justice Ginsburg is one thing that all Americans can agree on.

One can only wonder what Ginsburg would do if Trump were reelected.  Tough it out for four more years, when she’d be 91?  If she did, and succeeded, her seat would be an issue in 2024.

So join me in dedicating a chorus of the Polish version of Happy Birthday  — “Sto lat”, to Justice Ginsburg, “Good luck, good cheer, may you live a hundred years.”

 

 

Reconquista no mas

This appears in today’s American Thinker

 

President Trump was elected to stop the reconquest of southwestern America by Mexicans.  Before we seized it in 1848, this was Mexican territory.  We took it from them through illegal immigration.  First in Texas, then in California, American illegal immigrants squatted on Mexican land.  This made the American wars of conquest de jure.  But, in fact, de facto, this land was going to be American because the American people were going to live on it.  The Mexican government couldn’t keep them out.

Today, if our government can’t keep the Mexicans out, they will eventually reacquire, de facto, what they lost in the 19th century.  Trump’s not going to put up with it.

Make no mistake, we wish Mexico and its people well.  And their future is bright indeed.  Because of rising Chinese labor costs, and President Trump’s efforts at restricting Chinese imports, Mexican manufactures are set to rise dramatically.  Because of the American shale boom, in 2020 we’ll be exporting 6.2 billion cf/d to Mexico.  One of the most difficult hurdles to Mexican industry is unreliable power.  With all this American gas generating electricity, this problem is disappearing.  And the Mexican-American bond tightens.  With its large market and labor pools, Mexico will soon no longer be a junior, but a full partner in the American Alliance.  And that’s the way we want it.

But first we want a wall.  I’m hoping Trump’s speech on Tuesday night make an offer of a deal.  We’ll legalize the Dreamers, but you give us the wall.  Trump’s base needs to understand that these people were never going to be deported.  There are too many of them, and the American people don’t have the stomach for it.  We’re too soft hearted.  So they get to stay, as long as we get the wall.

It’s a deal the Democrats could refuse.  But they would pay a heavy price for it.