Our American friend weighs in on the fast moving events in the United States. He writes to say that he is always hearing that
“Trump is frightening.
Should the GOP disown him?
Distancing is one step in that direction perhaps.”
But he replies (and I agree):
He’s becoming president as you read this.
Orlando is definitional. Breathtaking incompetence from Hillary & Obama.
More Americans will find themselves nationalists on the side of a real estate mogul than life long politicians who got them here.
God forbid there be an actual choice; unacceptable that he has challenged and neutered the loathsome media as well as dissolved political correctness.
He’ll govern as a relentless moderate, something the country is desperate for. Trump says no cuts to social security and Planned Parenthood, sans abortion, does good work for women. We’ve never seen anything like this on the right.
And neither, to their existential panic, has the left.
Reality check from me: This is the first in an occasional series. (Bad Beaver! Bad!! Incidentally, we are setting you up with an account at the sawmill…)
It’s not only the horror of the mass murder in Orlando, it’s the indescribably disgraceful response of a political and media class that hopes to live at ease and in plenty without even deigning to use terms like Islamic terror.
It wasn’t Buddhist terror. Was it? Does anyone believe it was Buddhist terror? Or atheist terror? Does anyone not know what is happening?
More generally, let’s think about this: 9-11 was so awful that it might have been a fluke.
Similarly, the Boston Marathon bombing might have been East Coast weirdness.
In media, we say, it takes three to make a trend.
So Orlando is three. Still, we hear nothing but garbage from legacy media and politicians. So that is now officially a trend. Read and vote for them, and more of that is what we will get, as an alternative to honest discussion that might save lives.
Put another way, I don’t care if Islam is or is not the religion of peace. If it isn’t, it’ll have to be made so. Enough people have died in enough different situations that we must start asking questions. Anyone not prepared for that should just stand down.
See also: Trump campaign bitch slaps Washington Post