EGI Notes

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Is National Review All Wrong About White America's Savior?

No, they are not.

Let's look at the core of the argument that is relevant to race and culture. Emphasis added:

His signature issue is concern over immigration–from Latin America but also, after Paris and San Bernardino, from the Middle East. He has exploited the yawning gap between elite opinion in both parties and the public on the issue, and feasted on the discontent over a government that can’t be bothered to enforce its own laws no matter how many times it says it will (President Obama has dispensed even with the pretense). But even on immigration, Trump often makes no sense and can’t be relied upon. A few short years ago, he was criticizing Mitt Romney for having the temerity to propose “self-deportation,” or the entirely reasonable policy of reducing the illegal population through attrition while enforcing the nation’s laws. Now, Trump is a hawk’s hawk. 
He pledges to build a wall along the southern border and to make Mexico pay for it. We need more fencing at the border, but the promise to make Mexico pay for it is silly bluster. Trump says he will put a big door in his beautiful wall, an implicit endorsement of the dismayingly conventional view that current levels of legal immigration are fine. 
Trump seems unaware that a major contribution of his own written immigration plan is to question the economic impact of legal immigration and to call for reform of the H-1B–visa program. Indeed, in one Republican debate he clearly had no idea what’s in that plan and advocated increased legal immigration, which is completely at odds with it. These are not the meanderings of someone with well-informed, deeply held views on the topic. 
As for illegal immigration, Trump pledges to deport the 11 million illegals here in the United States, a herculean administrative and logistical task beyond the capacity of the federal government. Trump piles on the absurdity by saying he would re-import many of the illegal immigrants once they had been deported, which makes his policy a poorly disguised amnesty (and a version of a similarly idiotic idea that appeared in one of Washington’s periodic “comprehensive” immigration reforms). This plan wouldn’t survive its first contact with reality.

Donald Trump: ignorant buffoon. Donald Trump: racial liberal. Donald Trump: fan of non-White legal immigration.

Racialist supporters of Trump: affirmative action recipients whose leadership roles wouldn't stand a chance in an open marketplace of ideas sans ethnic preferences.

Idea that Trump is the last hope of White America: absolutely ludicrous.

HOWEVER: I still advocate (at least as of today) voting for Trump, for reasons outlined in previous posts. There is a public perception of him as a White supremacist anti-immigrant proto-fascist hater. Now, that perception says more about how far to the left America has drifted, rather than being any sort of reasonable description of Trump himself. Nevertheless, the perception exists, and it must be exploited instrumentally to increase balkanization in America.

The objective is to increase the following in America: balkanization, distrust and hatred across racial and cultural/civilizational lines, alienation, "bowling alone," chaos, disregard for "making the system work," cynicism, inter-group conflict, despair, lack of confidence for the future of America, anger toward political correctness, hatred for the Establishment, acceptance of far-Right memes, acceptance of radical measures, hostility toward diversity, infiltration of multiculturalism for pro-majority purposes, group identity politics, inability of different types of people to work together, societal dysfunction, intolerance of all sorts.

In my opinion, the perception of Trump, coupled to his continued success, promotes all those good things. Therefore, despite the fact that he is a racially liberal ignorant buffoon: Trump 2016!

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