Being an American I understand not at all what goes on in England. The once mighty British Empire of Henry V and Elizabeth I, is now better understood as the land of Basil Fawlty and the ever insipid, Prince Charles the Dolt. So, if Christopher Gage, an Englishman and the author of this piece doesn’t know whether that troubled realm is about to throw off the shackles of indenture to the EU or tuck tail and beg for re-admittance, then how should I?
Being at heart an optimist. I want to believe they’ll escape. After all, the hard work is done. They’ve won the vote, they’ve run out the clock with the EU, all that remains is walking away and picking a new direction. But being the globalist that she is Theresa May is determined to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory and shackle Britain to the moribund corpse of the European Union.
Gage claims that the Brexiteers are about to pull the plug on May with a no confidence vote in the next week or so. Let’s hope this happens. Otherwise anything is possible, up to and including a re-vote on Brexit. To paraphrase the “Iron Lady” come on Basil don’t go wobbly on us now.
Over at American Greatness a fellow named J. B. White gives his opinion on how the election swindle in Broward County will be handled.
The Political Path Forward in Florida
Basically, he thinks the mechanisms exist to rein in the fraud going on. But he also hints that it may once again go before the Supreme Court to settle it. Shades of Gore/Bush.
Interesting post on American Greatness. The article posits the idea that if the large number of mixed race Americans with a white parent identify with the traditional culture of the United States then the erasing of the American culture that many on the dissident right forsee as the inevitable result majority-minority may not be occur.
Why America’s ‘Minority Majority’ Will Never Happen
I won’t pretend to know the answer to this question. But it does appeal to my egalitarian sentiments. But it still has to reckon with the Anti-White propaganda of the Left and the multi-culti nonsense that our corporate masters have saturated our environment with. The article is definitely worth reading. If you have an opinion, leave it in the comments. I’d be interested.
Jeremy Carl should be commended. As a Jewish American there is enormous pressure from his friends, relatives, acquaintances and colleagues in the Jewish community to fall in line with the progressive narrative and blame President Trump for any acts of violence committed by any maniac that can’t be undeniably proven to be funded directly by George Soros.
His American Greatness article addresses the elephant in the room, namely, that the face of Progressive Leftism is riddled with liberal Jews who play the anti-Semitic card as a means of pummeling Republicans into guilty silence. And he identifies the objective of the strategy, to paralyze the victim and make him a sitting duck for the sucker punch that will surely follow. So, blame Trump and the Republicans for a crazed anti-Semitic murderer and follow up with the gun control offensive. The perfect one – two combination. Mr. Carl spells out the fact that President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law are Jewish and that the ploy has lost its punch against him. And he also addresses the extreme anti-white hatred that some Jewish Progressives have now openly displayed.
My favorite passage is, “Nor should we sit silently while Jewish leftists like the New York Times’ Michelle Goldberg attempt to exploit the atrocity in Pittsburgh by echoing the phrasing and vision of white supremacists by celebrating the demographic decline of white people in America like a cartoon Jewish villain from a Neo-Nazi propaganda piece.”
I think this gets right to the crux of the matter. If your aim is to avoid anti-Semitism it would seem the best strategy would not be to exhibit anti-white bigotry.
It’s refreshing to see a Jewish conservative finally calling out his coreligionists on something that is a divisive and dishonest tactic that feeds an image of the Jewish community that they would be better off not encouraging.
Short article. David Horowitz walks us through a dust-up he had with Jonah Goldberg on Twitter. The venom spilled by Jonah at the end is predictable but what was interesting was Horowitz’s comments at the end cataloging examples of President Trump’s loyalty to his allies. Goldberg was pounding away at Trump’s infidelities to his wives. Horowitz is cataloging his ability to stand by associates that former Republican presidents would have thrown under the bus for convenience. I think Horowitz made the stronger case. I used to enjoy Jonah Goldberg’s witty column but he has let himself drift out to sea on the NeverTrump iceberg. Problem with icebergs as a transportation platform is they eventually melt away and leave you to drown in the middle of nowhere.
Trump’s Character and Trump’s Presidency
Jesse Merriam (link below) says Kavanaugh is the best pick for the Right because he thinks in terms of effects on regulal Americans. Merriam says:
“As I wrote for Real Clear Politics last week, Kavanaugh was the right pick, because the other candidates, though strong conservatives, “have thin or questionable records on the defining issue of the 2016 election—whether American sovereignty, and the forgotten American worker, will once again play a critical role in our polity.”
Brett Kavanaugh was the only one of Trump’s candidates who has repeatedly interpreted American statutory and constitutional law against the background of our national sovereignty. In case after case, Judge Kavanaugh has sought to understand our immigration law, trade regulations, and constitutional guarantees in light of how they affect average Americans.”
I don’t know much about the surety of judicial rating systems so I hope he’s right. We have been disappointed before. But I’ll say for now I think we’ve gotten an upgrade from Kennedy.
Not Your Father’s Supreme Court
Michael Anton (aka Publius Decius Mus) performs a fisking of Bret Stephens’ paean to untrammeled immigration. It goes without saying Bret doesn’t come off very well. Can you imagine Stephens used to be considered conservative? It’s a long article and I doubt Bret even deserves the honor of this much attention but Mr. Anton does cover the bases very thoroughly. I would say this article is preaching to the choir but if you are interested in just how crazy the house conservatives at the New York Times have become check out Anton’s dissection of exhibit A.
America Is Not the Common Property of All Mankind
Walsh reviews the pedigree of the bureaucracy’s hold on Washington going back to the Progressives proclaiming the need for wise men to tell us rubes what’s best. Pretty good read. Like his example at the end of the Trump alternative. Put our embassy in Jerusalem and tell the Israelis we won’t punish them for defending their own people from rioters and terrorists.
Great Men, Black Swans, and the End of the Mandarins
Chris Buskirk interviewed Michael Anton ( link ) about his tenure in the Trump Administration. There are a number of interesting things in the interview. But toward the end they talk a bit about Anton’s opinion of Donald Trump. As opposed to the usual disillusionment we typically hear from former administration members Anton is extremely positive about his former boss. Here are the more important ones I gleaned from the audio interview.
“He was just right about the issues that mattered right now and that’s why I supported him.”
“I knew him reasonably well … wasn’t having dinner with him … was a staff guy … but was around him a lot over the course of fifteen, sixteen months.”
“Liked him enormously, respected him enormously … there is a patriotic core to him that burns very hot.”
“He’s in it for the right reason, is doing it for the right reason … he didn’t have to do any of this.”
“He’s governing as President almost purely out of love for this country.”
Both Buskirk and Anton were educated at Claremont-McKenna College and were pupils of Harry Jaffa who was associated with the Claremont Institute. I have found the people associated with the Claremont Institute to be extremely aware of what is currently at stake in our political situation and perceptive about the actual value of the various players on the political landscape.