The worst writer in the history of Counter-Currents strikes again.
Where does Johnson find these people?
…any decision-making under conditions of uncertainty is likely to be the opposite of scientific conclusions: allergic to Type 2 errors and tolerant of Type 1 errors.
Tell that to Johnson and Steadman and their “extreme vetting” of meetings.
If you don’t have the right staff you don’t get the right policies. Indeed. Meet Der Movement.
Ted Cruz shameful? In the convention, maybe. Today, no – Cruz at least speaks up against Antifa violence and the Portland mayor, unlike the fraud Don Trump.
Johnson doesn’t believe Trump was a fraud from the beginning; after all, that would prove Sallis right and Johnson wrong, and we can’t have that. Johnson promotes the lie that Trump could have “cloned Jeb Bush’s platform” and still have won because of his “personality”- can you believe this? In reality, Trump’s campaign took off only after he started talking about Mexican rapists and started attacking the Bush family and their policies.
What’s laughable is that right after Johnson makes his gaslighting comment, they all admit that people voted for Trump precisely because of his strong talk about immigration (these guys can’t get their stories straight from minute to minute.) – yes, that’s the point. It was NOT Trump’s personality, which was actually a turn-off for many people who voted for him. Does anyone believe that Republican voters, including evangelicals, would support a twice-divorced and thrice-married vulgar New York real estate tycoon and reality TV star who talks about his “big hands” and “grabbing pussies” IF this buffoon was merely a neoconservative clone of Jeb Bush? Does any sane person believe that the enthusiasm that carried Trump to the nomination and then to the Presidency was based on his obnoxious jackass personality, independent of a hardline position on immigration and his America First domestic and foreign policy positions that were articulated during the campaign?
The problem is that these affirmative action “movement leaders” are unable to ever admit that they are wrong. I’m surprised that these types even admit that Hermansson was an infiltrator (although the “leaders” will not take full responsibility for the infiltration) – instead, they could have claimed that Hermansson is actually a double agent burrowing deep into the bowels (no pun intended) of HopeNotHate.
Let’s consider Trump. Let me preface this by saying that we must be careful not to be too Manichean in our view of human nature. It’s not always an orthogonal choice between being a true believer and being a fraud. Some people are a combination of both. Was Hitler a rabid anti-Semite or did he use anti-Semitism as a path to power? Probably both. Did Stalin truly believe in Marxism or did he use Marxism to achieve power. Probably both. Does Trump have any healthy instincts or is he just a political grifter? Probably both, again.
It is entirely possible that Trump has some very vague civic nationalist and populist beliefs. But they are likely not important to him, not crucial to his worldview; he is not serious or sincere about any of it in any hardcore, authentic fashion. He does in fact embody, as Ted Cruz suggested, New York values. He has Jewish family connections, a deep attachment to Israel, and a fondness for Negroes. He is a self-centered narcissist and if he truly cares about anyone other than himself then it likely is his elder daughter Ivanka and no one else. He certainly doesn’t care about his base. If Trump was (and is) sincere, then why does he ignore his base (e.g., Antifa attacks, State of the Union address), lie to his base (e.g., “the Wall is being built!”) and constantly betray his base (e.g., hiring Neocons, shilling for increased legal immigration, an aggressive foreign policy, pro-Negro “criminal justice reform”)? The man cares more about pardoning Jack Johnson than he does about his own supporters being physically attacked in the streets and sent to the hospital. His own DOJ persecutes his followers when they defend themselves and ignores the leftist domestic terrorists running wild in the streets. For Trump to be sincere and commit all his crimes of omission and commission against his base means that the man must be a psychotic retard. However, while he may be vulgar and ignorant, and may be a psychopath, he is not psychotic and he is not retarded.
Trump wanted to run for President for some reason. Ego? To build a rightist media empire after the electoral loss he thought would occur (and very likely desired)? His dislike of Obama and anger at being mocked by Obama? Whatever the reason, he looked at the Republican field, read Coulter, and had enough sense to realize he needed to give the GOP base some “red meat” to distinguish himself from the Neocons and from Ted Cruz. The more he pushed the envelope, the better he did. It worked better than even he imagined. But if he were sincere, he’s had 2.5 years to give some demonstration of it, and he has done the exact opposite. He’s not sincere. He’s a fraud and Johnson was wrong and Sallis was right.
Thus Spoke Costello: Tin Cup Panhandling. Nietzsche weeps.
Hey, fools, send in those “D’Nations” – these guys need their $100,000. It will be put to good use, no doubt!