Friday, November 11, 2016

The reaction to Trump's victory

Some on the left clearly aren't used to losing. Despite controlling the media, the universities, the schools and the churches - in fact, nearly all of the institution of society - they did not get to win the Oval Office.

One response was to be "triggered" to the point of needing therapy:
Dozens of students at Cornell University gathered on a major campus thoroughfare for a “cry-in” to mourn the results of the 2016 presidential election Wednesday, with school staff providing tissues and hot chocolate.

At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday.

Another response was to riot:
The Portland, Oregon PD has fired live bullets after declaring the city's anti-Donald-Trump protest a riot Thursday night afters cars were smashed, buildings and cars vandalized and fires started.

'Due to extensive criminal and dangerous behavior, protest is now considered a riot. Crowd has been advised,' Portland police tweeted at 8:30pm local time.

They then tweeted: 'After several orders to disperse, police have used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd. (Officers) still taking projectiles.'

Earlier footage showed protesters fighting and vandalizing buildings.

This left likes to lecture the rest of us about tolerance but is once again not looking the part.

And then there are the predictable attacks on white people. In New Orleans protesters daubed the words "Die Whites Die" on a monument:



And then there are the celebrity reactions. If you jump to 8:40 of the video below you see a tearful Chelsea Handler trying to convince herself not to move to Spain. (Why Spain? I have no idea.) Again, the left has had its ways in nearly all things for decades now and still controls the institutions of society. And yet this one defeat has pushed Chelsea Handler to despair:



I'd like to see all this ramped up a notch. I'd like to see us continuing to make inroads amongst the intelligentsia; to carve out more independent media influence; and to build up our influence in the institutions of society. I don't want us to return to a situation where we are isolated, powerless individuals, with the left having to search around for someone to oppose. Hopefully the left will just have to get used to things not always going their way.

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  1. What we learned in 2016:

    1. 'Racism' really means 'I hate White people'. 'Racism' just means you're anti-White.

    2. Polls aren't done to assess public opinion, BUT to coerce and direct public opinion.

    3. Diversity means everyone MUST think alike about 'diversity'.

    4. Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White countries for Everyone IS White Genocide.

    5. The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of White people's money.

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    1. Yes, now Spain makes some sense - sunny and a little exotic but still European. She's not threatening to migrate to Colombia. Interesting, though, how much Sweden has fallen out of favour amongst liberals.

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    2. Interesting, though, how much Sweden has fallen out of favour amongst liberals.

      It's really odd they don't want to move to South Africa. I'm told it's incredibly diverse! South Africa is the showpiece for the astounding success of the whole Rainbow Nation concept.

      I'd be quite happy to donate money to a fund to help tearful liberals relocate to South Africa.

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    3. 'My heart is on the floor' Barbara says. Hopefully someone will be there to squash it; -maybe not though as a black squalid, stinking mess may not be recognised as a heart; -and, who would want to touch it anyway.

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  3. "Why Spain? I have no idea."

    Good question! It seems that the favorite place among US liberals is Canada and that I can understand. But Spain? Makes no sense to me.

    "I'd like to see all this ramped up a notch. I'd like to see us continuing to make inroads amongst the intelligentsia; to carve out more independent media influence; and to build up our influence in the institutions of society. I don't want us to return to a situation where we are isolated, powerless individuals, with the left having to search around for someone to oppose. Hopefully the left will just have to get used to things not always going their way."

    It is happening! The massive inflow of asylum seekers in 2015 has turned the ship in Europe and the whole climate and debate has shifted a lot. Of course the liberals will scream, cry and riot but right now, they are in retreat.

    I honestly think that we will see Muslim repatriation programs in Europe within a few years. But I have been wrong before....

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    1. It's hard to say what will happen. What I'm hoping is that the "new right" or "alt right" or whatever you want to call it is now firmly enough established that it won't dissolve away in the expectation that Trump & the Republican Party can take care of things. The election of Trump could potentially give hope and encouragement and confidence to those of us seeking a more fundamental reworking of society or else it could pacify those who have been moving towards us. I just don't know what will happen, but my educated guess is that the newer kind of intellectuals/activists are solidly enough established now to keep things going.

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  4. Hopefully the left will just have to get used to things not always going their way.

    The globalists/SJWs will never do that.

    If there's any chance of a Trump-like figure getting the Republican nomination in 2020 we'll see a much more serious effort to sabotage him with a Third Party run. Next time they'll pick a better candidate than Egg McMuffin. That was a half-hearted attempt because they didn't think Trump could actually win.

    But a lot of other Republicans will be saying, "Hey, with guys like Trump we can actually win. Maybe we can save ourselves from becoming a political irrelevance."

    So a real split in the party is possible.

    On the other side the Sandernistas have been given the message that there is no place for leftists in the Democratic Party. So maybe there could a split there, or a massive migration of actual leftists to the Greens.

    The smart move for Trump might be to reach out to the Sandernistas. Offer Bernie a Cabinet post. Seriously. Whatever you think of his leftist politics he's old school left and seems to be an honest and basically decent man. It could be used as part of a strategy to deprive the Democrats of the working-class and lower middle-class vote permanently.

    The Trump strategy needs to be to make the political realignment a lasting one. Forget old ideas of left and right. Trump won by moving well to the left of Clinton. Now's the time to identify and isolate the Democrats as the party of billionaires. Billionaires have a lot of money but not many votes.

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    1. Well, I agree that the groundwork has been laid for a splitting of both the left and right parties. As for the Bernie option, I'd have to think about it, but well done for thinking outside the square. I certainly think Trump could attempt to pick up votes by appealing to all those opposed to establishment corporate globalists - and this could include not only some white leftists but even some black males could it not? Your idea of identifying the Democrats as the party of billionaires is a good one, though I would also add in "Hollywood celebrities".

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    2. In what way did Trump move to the left of Clinton?

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    3. I certainly think Trump could attempt to pick up votes by appealing to all those opposed to establishment corporate globalists - and this could include not only some white leftists but even some black males could it not?

      Definitely. The fact that (apparently) so many blacks stayed home rather than vote for Clinton shows that the Democrats don't have the black vote quite so locked in as they thought. And according to the exit polls a surprising number of black men did vote for Trump. A lot of blacks are not thrilled about either globalism or open borders, and a lot of them are not thrilled about things like homosexual marriage either.

      Another very interesting snippet - while Jews voted overwhelmingly for Clinton it seems that Orthodox Jews voted overwhelmingly for Trump. And Orthodox Jews have lots of kids - there's the potential there for Orthodox Jews to be a small but steadily growing conservative voting bloc. Secular Jews on the other hand have extremely high out-marriage rates and have very few kids. They might be a reliable Democrat voting bloc but they're a declining demographic.

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    4. I looked up your comments about the Jewish vote and you are right - amongst Orthodox Jews the polling was 50% Trump to 21% Clinton. Trump won areas of New York with Orthodox Jewish voters, despite the Orthodox leaders coming out for Clinton - so the Orthodox rank and file did not follow the leaders.

      Trump won 80% of white evangelicals and 60% of white Catholics. I've read as well that the Amish came out in unusually large numbers for Trump helping in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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    5. @ dfordoom,

      "The Bernie option" is a very interesting concept and I hope that it happens as you propose.

      For countries with de facto 2 party systems, like the UK and the US, something like this would make sense. As a matter of fact, in places with multiparty systems you could argue that this has already happened, since most of the big anti immigration parties in Europe incorporates both traditional right and left wing concepts. Many of them can be described as socially conservative and at the same time against ultra free markets.

      One way of looking at it is to observe that 50-100 years ago, all parties tended to be what was then called patriotic, except for revolutionary communists. We then went all the way to the point were all parties were what must reasonably be called anti patriotic.

      Now we have a reaction against this and it is perfectly normal that this reaction is coming both from the traditional right and the traditional left. A typical blue collar worker that traditionally has voted for something like a social democratic party and a traditional christian conservative now has every reason to come together and oppose the various liberals. They are the common enemy.

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  5. It is nice to know there are some conservatives in Australia. I was told the press almost promised everyone there Trump would lose. Some of my family who live there are in shock, asking in outrage "How could this happen?" Apparently the overseas media is saying it happened because of uneducated country bumpkins wearing their hats backwards and sitting in old trucks. Well, we do like trucks, but at least we know how to put an X in the right box.

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    1. Lydia, one of our major TV stations ran a hit piece on Trump just before the election. I had to wonder why, given that Australians weren't even voting. For a period of time, saying negative things about Trump or Trump supporters was an easy way to virtue signal.

      It's changed a bit now, though. The information that Trump won not only amongst less educated white men, but amongst white women and educated whites as well made the leftists on my social media feeds rethink this a bit. Some of them are choosing now to attack white women.

      At my workplace the younger women maintained the rage, but some of the middle-aged men came out openly in support of the idea that "a vote for Trump will shake up a rotten establishment".

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  6. Nice your older men have sense. The elderly people here in Oregon are the worst liberals, having for years voted in expensive programs and free stuff for all us conservatives in rural areas to pay for years after that lot passes away!

    There were never any cmplaints or police reports on Trump's alleged inappropriateness. The press did a remarkable job prejudicing the women on that score.

    Maybe this victory will give conservative people in other countries more confidence.

    As for needing comfort and support upon losing, the liberals have won for a long time here and the conservatives do not need play dough or candy for therapy. They just get on with their business. It is actually business that runs this country. It does help to have a president who is also a businessman. He is less likely to give away the store. I assured my hoodwinked family in Australia that the only bad thing that might hapoen is an import tax on Vegemite. Otherwise they need not worry.

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    1. Maybe this victory will give conservative people in other countries more confidence.

      It will. In Australia the anti-immigration socially conservative One Nation Party was delighted by the news of Trump's victory. And One Nation made major gains in the recent Australian election.

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  7. Got to tell you we saw busses of protesters at the University of Oregon last week. We thought it was strange to see busses of students when it was not football season, amd then found out they came from the previous protest in Portland. Apparently they are paid to ride a bus from place to place, but what does not make sense is why riot and destroy things in Portland Oregon and California? Both those states voted for Hilary. Who ever planned this, was not thinking.

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  8. If you will find on youtube the Rush Limbaugh podcasts for each day after the election, you will hear how Trump beat the media. In spite of all their bringing up past mistakes, which always worked to bring down other people, he beat them and the hay-seed country truck driver voters all saw through it. The press is so out of touch with everything,nthey just interview each other and get their news that way.

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