How Trump Can Save the West from Itself

Europe owes everything to the beneficence of America, which was even prepared to sign up for mutually-assured destruction in its protection. When Trump accuses such generosity’s recipients of ingratitude the only surprise is that the complaint was so long in coming

Out of despair, insight. A comment from a despairing American friend of mine suddenly helped me to understand Donald Trump and his context. “If Thomas Jefferson had foreseen Donald Trump,” he said, “he would have told his fellow revolutionaries that they must stop fighting immediately and make peace terms with George III.” There was further gloom. “Trouble is, and despite Jefferson, the Enlightenment only had shallow roots in the United States.” Thus an intellectual blue-stater, more influenced by Hollywood than he would ever acknowledge, looks down on the plain people of middle America: the Donald Trump electorate.

Forgetting Donald Trump for a moment, my friend was right, more so than he realises, about the long-term failure of the Enlightenment. Which, in turn, was partly responsible for the thirty-year failure of Western policy which threatens us with decline. If the West’s will to power and ability to exercise power are gone beyond recall, then anarchy and destruction loom over the entire planet.

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  • Over and over again, the utopian dreamers and self-satisfied elites recoil at the reality of human nature. Only twice in human history did they stop blaming the old institutions the proved imperfect antidotes to human concupiscence and devise a system to channel it for good.
    The first time was in the Hebrew bible and the second the is The Constitution of the United States.
    Both deal directly and honestly with the cause of evil and chaos.

    • FactsWillOut

      …and both have failed.

  • FactsWillOut

    Anarchy and destruction are preferable to Islamic theocracy or collectivist totalitarianism.

  • Alain

    I would ask if the United States can be saved at this stage, by which I mean its constitutional freedoms, role and extent of government, the division of power, its sovereignty and control of its borders can be restored and protected. If so, then by extension it will provide a model and example for the rest of the West. Trump alone cannot save his country following my definition above, but he could do much to turn things around and put the country back on track, if he carries out his promises and ceases reneging on them for whatever reason. No, it will not be easy and will be an uphill fight all the way against the powers pushing for a new world order: global government. Those behind it exist across the West and carry a lot of influence (money and control) and power. Realising that it has to be accomplished by steps, the first step is regionalisation such as the EU and even NAFTA while at the same time getting nations to sign away bit by bit their sovereignty to the UN. This is very serious and scary stuff for people who value their freedoms, their culture and the sovereignty of their country. I should add that prior to Trump there was really no major difference between the two political parties regardless of who was president, which is why Trump really upset the apple cart when he came along.

    • FactsWillOut

      …and now Trump is a globalist.
      He said so himself.

      • disqusW6sf

        Trump said ” hey, I’m a nationalist and a globalist.”

        • FactsWillOut

          And I’m a NAZI and a Jew.

          • disqusW6sf

            LOL.

      • Alain

        I am talking about the contract he made with the American people, and that was not one of globalist. That is the reason for stating that it will depend on whether he honours it or reneges on it.

        • FactsWillOut

          Hmm, cozying up to China to stop the Norks from being mean to Japan….
          Yep, that has MAGA all over it.

          • Alain

            The fact is that without China’s protection, N. Korea would have crumbled long ago. China is responsible for propping up the regime there, so making it clear to China that it must end is not cozying up to China. Should Trump take active measures that would force all the American companies that have outsourced to China to return home or face high duties on their products, China would suffer and would not want that to happen. In other words it only makes sense to deal with China concerning N. Korea instead of throwing pay off money at N. Korea as previous presidents did.

      • mauser 98

        ………Trump is alone
        Washington , media , Wall Street against him…too powerful
        GOP are the biggest backstabbers in history
        amazing if he can keep 20% of his promises https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dfbaea875e87d8e8f53d2c525db6d4ddbad17bab01628ee3bd3b3ff4bae67e0c.jpg

    • He is a hope still. That said this was a fine essay.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Americans can’t all be fooled all the time. The strategy of the Democrats and their media mouthpieces is to keep pissing on us while telling us it is raining. Most of us don’t buy it and neither does Trump.