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NEW YORK – It’s been a treat watching the arrogant, Masters of the Universe Republicans wring their hands and ululate over the terror that is Donald Trump.

Most of my serious Republican friends don’t know what to do: they yearn to be close to power, but fear backing Trump will make them pariahs at their local golf club. So they are still hiding in the closet.

‘I am Shiva, destroyer of worlds!’ That’s Trump’s message to America’s oligarchs. And scared they should be because of even a modest Trump revolution would threatens their corrupt, stultified political system and their wallets.

As a former conservative Republican who has watched his lifelong party become a vehicle for special interests and religious fundamentalists, I say ‘blow it to smithereens.’ Build a new party that represents America’s 99%, not the gilded 1%.

I’m sick of reading the New York Times sneer at ‘uneducated white male workers who support Trump.’ What about all the welfare recipients who are the core of Hilary Clinton’s supporters?

Trump is an American Mussolini who vows to make the trains run on time. But at a deeper level, he threatens three of the nation’s most sacred cows: 1. imperial war-making, the American Empire, and the military industrial complex; 2. the vast power of Wall Street and its shameful tax breaks; 3. the Israel lobby and its undue influence over US foreign policy.

No wonder his candidacy has produced so much fierce opposition and cries of anguish. Trump is remarkably brave, or incredibly foolish, to gore all these sacred cows at the same time.

Still, Trump is answering a deep current in American politics, dating from the Founding Fathers, that wants to avoid foreign entanglements and wars. Foes call this isolationism. In the Trump view, the US has drained its resources and mental energy waging wars abroad that have brought it no benefit at all except a rickety empire.

In 2015, US warplanes dropped 23,144 heavy bombs on six Muslim nations. US forces are now fighting in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and West Africa. Do we really wonder why so many furious Muslims want revenge against the west? Trump has yet to understand this.

But Trump is right when he says no more foreign wars. Equally important, it’s time to begin dismantling the US Empire which is precisely what invites attacks we call ‘terrorism.’

Today, NATO does not defend the US or Europe. It is a control mechanism that keeps Europe under American strategic domination. It should have been ditched when the Soviet Union collapsed. Instead, we see the Washington neocons who control the Obama administration’s policy planning to send a full US armored brigade to Russia’s western border, and intensifying air and naval patrols there. Madness, and likely stepping stones to a new war.

Candidate Trump advocates grown-up dialogue and cooperation with Russia and an end to Hillary Clintons’ crass war-mongering and hate Putin campaign.

Trump’s call for ‘even-handed’ US policy in the Mideast was greeted with fury and horror by Israel’s partisans who are now asking Washington for $4.2 billion in annual military aid.

But Trump’s daring effort to forge peace in the Mideast has run head-on into the mighty US Israel lobby which helped orchestrate a ferocious anti-Trump media campaign.

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Now, it appears Trump has met his match. Pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson has just made peace with Trump and announced he will support the Republican candidate. This sends an important message out to Israel’s supporters to lay off the Donald. In return, Trump just announced he actually favors more Israeli settlements on the Occupied West Bank.

Meanwhile, the slighted Republican establishment is still sulking and won’t endorse Trump – yet. Its leaders are right when the say Trump must change his speech regarding Mexicans and Muslims. But they don’t really care about either.

What they really do care about is the danger of cutting the Pentagon’s $700 billion annual budget, protecting the military industrial complex, and defending Wall Street from government investigation. After all, it’s Wall Street that funds Congress.

The Republicans opposing Trump are not, as they claim, conservatives. They are advocates of big, big government, foreign wars, welfare for favored industries, tax breaks for farmers and key supporters. And, of course, almost half of GOP voters call themselves fundamentalist Christians, making today’s party a semi theocratic, far right political movement.

Real conservatives are for low taxes, small government, no foreign wars and states rights. Rather what Trump is preaching.

(从重新发布 EricMargolis.com网站 经作者或代表的许可)
 
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  1. Why must Donald Trump “change his speech” on Mexicans or Muslims? Being willing to confront immigration fanatics determined to replace the founding stock of America goes a long way to explaining his surprising accomplishment. The only changes that I would welcome would be: (1) a 40-60 year ban on 所有 legal immigration; (2) round-ups and summary deportation of all illegal immigrants (humanely-furnished boxcars and barges included as means of transportation); (3) revoking the visas of all Muslims, with about one month to leave the country (compensation for property left behind arranged); and (4) financial incentives to encourage Muslim citizens to renounce their citizenship and leave the U.S. permanently. Details of this can wait until the second term!

    • 同意: Romanian
    • 回复: @Verymuchalive
    , @Duglarri
  2. schmenz 说:

    “Now, it appears Trump has met his match. Pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson has just made peace with Trump and announced he will support the Republican candidate. This sends an important message out to Israel’s supporters to lay off the Donald. In return, Trump just announced he actually favors more Israeli settlements on the Occupied West Bank.”

    That is the worst news about the Trump campaign that I have read so far.

    • 同意: SolontoCroesus
    • 回复: @JohnDough
  3. @Diversity Heretic

    Donald Trump ” must change his speech ” on Muslims because Margolis’ own mother was an Albanian Muslim, don’t you know.
    Yes, those lovely, cuddly “Europeans” who have driven nearly all Serbs from Kosovo, who continue to burn and pillage Orthodox churches and provide recruits for global Jihad.
    And yet Mr Margolis is worried about religious ( i. e. Christian ) fundamentalists in the Republican Party. Whatever reservations one might have about them, they pale into significance against the actions of “fundamentalist” Muslims.
    Moreover, many evangelical Christians in the Republican Party have given strong support for Mr Trump ( e. g. Allan Wall in VDARE ). This rather undermines Mr Margolis’ argument.
    Mr Margolis has persistently been less than honest about the nature of Islam, “fundamentalist” or otherwise, and its call for Jihad. Given his background, it would probably not be otherwise.

    • 回复: @Diversity Heretic
    , @bjondo
  4. Duglarri 说:
    @Diversity Heretic

    “Change his speech” might refer to those parts of his program that are simply ludicrous. Banning muslims from entering the United States? It’s not a question of whether that’s a good or bad policy. It’s a question of whether it could be done. What are you going to do- ask everyone? And hope that Al Queda members won’t lie?

    And how, exactly, do you go about rounding up 11 million people and moving them out of the country?

    And the wall: if you had infinite resources, is it even physically possible to construct a twelve-foot wall? And make immigrants pay for it by taking away their remittances home: wait, you already rounded up those immigrants and expelled them- remember?

    All Trump has to do to massively advance his chances is engage in the kind of waving of hands he’s so good at. Keep muslims out: “well, we won’t keep all of them out, but we’ll keep the bad ones out. And I know how!” Deporting illegals: “we’re going to find the ones who should be deported.” And the wall: “I will build a metaphorical wall. It’s not going to run the whole length of the border. That would be silly.”

    If he does these things he makes it possible for skeptics to vote for him, thinking that he may not be crazy.

    But he’s not doing that, which leads me to believe he doesn’t want to be President. It’s all been a hoax, all along.

    • 回复: @Lemurmaniac
    , @RadicalCenter
  5. @Verymuchalive

    Thank you for the additional information–wonder about the Mexicans though,

    • 回复: @Verymuchalive
  6. anon • 免责声明 说:

    A good article with one exception. WHY MUST Trump “change his speech” about Mexicans and Muslims? Because Margolis says so? I don’t see any particular reason why either group should continue to be let into the USA (or anywhere else in the west in the case of the latter) in large numbers. Or any numbers. What’s wrong with talking about immigration? What is wrong in talking about what groups of people are a better fit? Why is all of this a taboo subject? The USA has let in massive numbers of people since 1965, including many groups that were non-existent prior to this time. A 1924 style moratorium on immigration (which ended large-scale European immigration to the US) would give a chance to begin the digestion of all these peoples. Nor should it be taken as a given that the US economy can take a million plus LEGAL immigrants every single year (to say nothing of illegals) without serious negative consequences.

  7. Svigor 说:

    (CTRL-F for “migr” no hits in Margolis’ piece. Has that in common with the vast majority of what the (((Mainstream Media))) extrudes.)

    What’s really telling is how much they (Beck, McCain, etc.) hate Trump, vs. how much they hate Hillary or Hussein. Most of them speak of the latter in a much more respectful way.

    I’m sick of reading the New York Times sneer at ‘uneducated white male workers who support Trump.’ What about all the welfare recipients who are the core of Hilary Clinton’s supporters?

    Leftists have gotten very used to dishing it out all day, and getting very little in return. Hillary operative used “redneck” in a comment about Hillary’s ability to take criticism. You won’t hear a peep about their casual racism, throwing around racist epithets. Because it refers to whites.

    Leftists love to sneer at the supposed stupidity of Republican voters, when they have America’s stupidest demographic (by far), blacks, on complete lockdown. The left typically gets 90% of this demo, and totally miss the irony when they insult Republican intelligence. This is what happens to an ideology when it becomes so dominant that it faces no competition; it becomes fat, lazy, and stupid.

    1. imperial war-making, the American Empire, and the military industrial complex; 2. the vast power of Wall Street and its shameful tax breaks; 3. the Israel lobby the open borders lobby and its undue influence over US 国外 domestic policy.

    FIFY. You libertarian types are funny.

    It’s the immigration, stupid.
    It’s the immigration, stupid.
    It’s the immigration, stupid.

    Keep saying that until it sinks in. Then go tell the Paul clan.

  8. Svigor 说:

    “Change his speech” might refer to those parts of his program that are simply ludicrous. Banning muslims from entering the United States? It’s not a question of whether that’s a good or bad policy. It’s a question of whether it could be done. What are you going to do- ask everyone? And hope that Al Queda members won’t lie?

    You should find your learned helplessness embarrassing. I’m embarrassed 提供 你。

    People from predominantly Muslim countries. People from terror-exporting countries.

    OMG, my brain hurts from the exertion! Took me .1 seconds to come up with that! I gotta go lie down now.

    And how, exactly, do you go about rounding up 11 million people and moving them out of the country?

    Don’t need to. Crack down on employers, hard. Make it about as risky as smuggling heroin (moreso, since heroin is much easier to hide than a criminal alien). End public services to criminal aliens. Aliens all leave or starve to death.

    • 回复: @RadicalCenter
    , @AnAnon
  9. @Diversity Heretic

    I do wonder about the Mexicans as well. For once, Wikipedia is reasonably useful. He is married to a woman called Dana [ not very Mexican ] and they’re v much into Animal Rights [not v Mexican ]
    The philosophical reply is of course; Animals do not have any rights because they don’t have any responsibilities, but we’ll leave that to another day.
    There’s got to be some connection to Mexicans. I’d be grateful if some reader would provide information.

  10. Build a new party that represents America’s 99%, not the gilded 1%.

    Agreed. But don’t say it if you don’t mean it. To get to 99% you have to include liberals and other undesirables.

    • 回复: @RadicalCenter
  11. @Duglarri

    Of course you could ban Muslims from coming in. Australia had a successful ‘white only’ immigration policy for decades.

    And if the Chinese could build the Great Wall, surely a superpower can build one too

    • 回复: @anon
  12. HBM 说:

    The Jewish Neoconservatives (and their bought-and-paid-for Shabbos Goy stooges) want the US to import Muslims to create strife on American soil, further turning us into a giant Western-hemisphere Israel. (To be fair, though, this is a bi-partisan agenda, as both parties are run by Jews.)

    They are also interested in dissolving our borders, to flood the US with millions of Mexican peasants and other human detritus from across the globe, which will erode European-descent ethnic solidarity even further than current and thereby cement Jewish dominance over our dysfunctional melting pot so amenable to Jewish parasitic designs generally.

    The open borders that Jews champion for Europe and Europe-derived nations everywhere, under the guise of an inherent Jewish sympathetic identification with the outcast and the immigrant, are now inseparable from the wars for Greater Israel they manipulate our governments into fighting.

    These wars create the “refugees” needed to ruin us as nation-states, which cannot exist without a dominant European-derived population. A Jewish Supremacist tyranny of bankers, lawyers and technocrats can then rule a borderless world (surely with some non-Jewish Inner Party members, as we see already and as have always existed).

    For Jews realizing this globalist nightmare is a moral goal of the highest order. Their plan’s success will mean Jewry has healed Humanity of racism and “hate”– they will have transformed us into a 90 IQ melange of easily-manageable goy slaves, and thereby made it safe for the Chosen Ones to take their rightful place as the Lords of the Earth.

    The more I think about Libertarianism and its love for open borders and unregulated markets, and the fact that all of its founders were Jews wrapping themselves in a flag and laying claim to what it means to be a 真美国人, they look less and less like accomplishment-free gadflies and more and more to me like their purported enemies.

    • 回复: @anon
  13. anon • 免责声明 说:
    @HBM

    Your post is bang on.

  14. anon • 免责声明 说:
    @Lemurmaniac

    Ending that policy was the greatest mistake Australia ever made. If it was no longer politically possible to keep that policy (which I dispute) Australians would have been better off to have ended all immigration altogether. If a higher population was deemed desirable, raising the birth rate would have been a better option.

    • 回复: @Lemurmaniac
  15. LondonBob 说:

    Lets hope that the Adelson thing is Trump doing what JFK wasn’t wise enough to do, that is take on only those special interests that you can tackle one at a time, not all at once.

  16. I’m in favor of smaller defense budgets. We don’t need to be trying to outdo the whole planet on military spending.

    On the other hand, you could reduce the defense budget to and the government would still be in a large spending deficit.

    If spending is really the issue, let’s talk about the 55 percent of the budget that is transfer payments of some kind, and another who-knows-what percent that is interest payments on the debt.

    • 回复: @RadicalCenter
  17. JohnDough 说:
    @schmenz

    This is bad news! The problem is that in America we are unfairly influenced by the 2% Jewish minority and their radical leaders working in the shadows as well as Sayanim placed throughout all US infrastructure in finance, education, government, etc. Sheldon Adelson is one of them on the Republican side and Chaim Saban is his counterpart Israel firster for the Democrats. This also gives us a heavily bribed Congress. Millions upon millions spent in advertising does not a Democracy make!

    Sorry to mention the elephant in the room but if it’s not mentioned it’s never going to change. They have excessive and undue influence on mainstream culture and media and create consent for their policies with the masses through propaganda 24/7. The support for Israel and the wars in the Middle East are a glaring example of this to the tune of trillions, Wall St. and big finance are also controlled, etc., etc. Why do you think the whole of the USA is now about commerce. This disease has even infected college tuition, healthcare, and insurance among other things. America today is a retail hell fueled by unending debt. Even democracy has been sold to the highest bidders.

    • 回复: @schmenz
    , @Anonymous
  18. Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas gave the keynote speech to open a conference on national security/cyber security held at George Washington University last week.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?409023-1/george-washington-university-national-security-cybersecurity-conference

    Mayorkas emphasized that the goal of his offices in Homeland Security is to ensure information sharing among US government, law enforcement agencies, and private corporations “in the cyber security realm.” Included under that umbrella are counterterrorism activities & information sharing related to same.

    Mayorkas noted that “The uh the cybersecurity realm as we all know is fast evolving; it is exploding. Dr. Evytar Metanya, the head of Israel’s National Cyber Bureau described the cyber space as the third revolution: there was the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and now there’s the cyber revolution. “

    The deputy secretary went on to explain that:

    We are enhancing our efforts not just domestically but certainly internationally: . . . Uh our office of science and technology has JUST entered into an agreement with the government of Israel to pool funding in research and development in the cybersecurity realm. This is a matter where the community is not only a public-private partnership domestically but a public-to-public and a public-to-private partnership around the world.

    Got that? US taxpayers are subsidizing Israel’s ability to gain access to American cybersecurity technology as well as the information it gathers.

    Will The Donald be sufficiently “America First” to recognize that this is a bad deal and has got to be unwound?

  19. @Duglarri

    1. Even if we made a serious effort to find and deport illegal aliens, many would remain here. Many of them would send remittances back to their home countries, primarily Mexico, and those substantial remittances would be taxed.

    2. Even if we succeeded in finding and deporting (or inducing self-deportation of) almost all our illegal aliens, we’d still have many millions of LEGAL aliens, i.e., people like my wife who came legally and have been granted legal permanent residency (formerly a “green card”). Legal aliens also send remittances, and those will still be taxed.

    Trump’s idea of taxing remittances to foreign countries is outstanding, and practical. Remittances are such a large amount that a tax rate can readily be imposed that is sufficient to pay for multiple physical barriers across the entire southern land border of the USA, including, yes, a tall wall or two.

    I’ll add something that even Trump doesn’t want to say: if we tax the remittances so much, ultimately, that the senders aren’t finding them worthwhile, maybe they lose a major incentive to be here and work here. If so, good, go home, please.

    Let aliens, legal and especially illegal, pay more of the cost of our government. Native-born Americans and other US citizens already pay too much, part of it to defray the expense of incarcerating illegal aliens, providing medical treatment to aliens legal and illegal, and providing education (or at least a seat in a government school) to the many offspring of legal and illegal aliens.

  20. @The Grate Deign

    You’re right. We need to stop arguing over whether to cut military spending OR domestic spending. The math dictates that we cut both, substantially, for a long period of years.

    This can be done gradually and slowly, but the needed cuts become more drastic the longer we wait to get serious about digging out of this debt hole.

  21. @WorkingClass

    I’d settle for a party that represents the rights, interests, and culture of — roughly — people earning from the 25th percentile up through the 98th or 99th percentile in annual income in the USA.

    Now, many good people are in the bottom quarter of income earners because they are young and just starting out, because they have suffered setbacks such as serious medical problems and the bills (and sometimes inability to work) that come with them, or for other reasons that should never cause us to write them off or refuse to help them. “There but for the grace of God go I,” as the compassionate old saying goes.

    But there are many millions of able-bodied adults who remain in that bottom quarter of income earners for their entire lives, and many of those folks are indeed stuck there — at least in part — because of their own laziness, dishonesty, refusal to stay away from hard drugs and crime, repeated promiscuity and related stupid life choices, refusal to study or work hard and take responsibility for their own actions, etc.

    So a party that focuses on representing the rights and interests of people between the 25th and 99th percentiles would largely represent decent people (of many racial backgrounds and income levels, though primarily in practice white, Asian, and some Mexican Americans) who are trying their best and working to care for themselves and their families the best they can.

    As for that top one percent, it seems that too many people at that highest level of income (or assets, whichever “one percent” we focus on) got there in crooked ways, rather than through honest business and then investment.

  22. @Svigor

    Exactly. Simply bar immigration by anyone claiming to be from, suspected to be from, or travelling from these countries:

    Indonesia (largest number of Muslims of any country in the world);

    India (second largest number of Muslims of any country in the world);

    巴基斯坦;

    尼日利亚;

    and the Muslim countries of the Middle East, central Asia, and north Africa.

    That would exclude a large percentage of Muslims, as well as would-be terrorists.

    • 回复: @anon
  23. anon • 免责声明 说:
    @RadicalCenter

    Muslim immigration is a Trojan horse for terrorism.

  24. @anon

    Sounds too much like common sense.

  25. AnAnon 说:
    @Svigor

    Liberals could still shelter illegals, but then they’d have to live with them. fat chance.

  26. Anonymous • 免责声明 说:
    @JohnDough

    Remember Spielbergs Schindlers List
    You won’t ever see a Swindlers List about Madoff , Lehman, goldman, etc. Occupy the media and you occupy peoples minds

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