So, how does America use this 5-10 year breathing space to build in some deep institutional immunity to the next leftist surge?
— Outsideness (@Outsideness) November 10, 2016
Today we ask Nick Land’s question, given above, which is (if you can’t see it), “So, how does America use this 5-10 year breathing space to build in some deep institutional immunity to the next leftist surge?”
The answer, I think, is that nothing can forestall the eventual leftist-led collapse. The USA morphing from a Republic to a Democracy guarantees this. Democracies never end well. Our Cult of Equality is too strong.
This much is obvious from the riots—the riots, I say, and not “protests”—that “spontaneously” broke out in leftist enclaves around the country. The scare quotes are necessary because it’s a wonder how quickly and how organized some of the riots and gatherings were. That some had apparent backing means the enemy still has life in him and is ready to fight.
There have been calls for violence, and there has been actual violence. All from the Tolerance crowd. There are many calls for Trump’s assassination, including from writers at major newspapers. Sniveling mollycoddled snot-nosed stuffed-diapered pathetic whiny unhinged college students have wept, drank hot chocolate, had their classes and exams canceled, and shuddered in fear because their desires were not met. What do you expect when everybody gets a trophy from birth for just showing up? If the students are the symptom, their professors are the disease.
Nevertheless, in spite of the current hot tempers of the easily deranged, we do have a respite, a pause. We certainly would not have had it under Hillary. So, as an open question, what can we do to build what fortresses we can from the coming storm?
Practical, realistic solutions only, please. We can say, as I have, that we should nuke universities form orbit, which is certainly a true solution, but until Peter Thiel (using his soon-to-be-new responsibilities) manufacturers low-cost rockets, it is not a practical solution.
Strengthening the communities in the Traditional Church can only help. There are many bishops (I use the word generically) who want nothing more than to lecture on social justice, about low wattage light bulbs, about heaven on earth. These people will not be going away, but they should be ignored, ran away from to the extent it is possible while still fulfilling obligations.
I don’t think Trump will build a wall along the Mexican border (I’d be thrilled to be proved wrong on this). The Left, most especially the state media, has been fomenting racial tensions, all the while exclaiming the opposite, and these tensions will only increase. Diversity is our weakness. Analog: In England, areas where “Asians” (the word is different there) have been moved in, whites have moved out. And this caused the government to release reports berating the whites. This will cause an increase in strife. Look for the same here.
We can hope the appointments to the Supreme Court will be as Trump promised before the election. This will restore some sort of balance, probably. With Hillary, it would have been a certainty that any new appointments would have made Anthony Kennedy look like Joseph de Maistre.
Tax cuts, if he can get them through, will help. Anything that moves power away from government and back to citizens. He’ll have to do a purge of the IRS, though. Despite their exposure, they still attack conservative groups. It’s difficult to purge any bureaucracy, especially with the government’s implicit no-fire policy of public employees.
But, come. It’s not that gloomy. Headline: Trump is already working to erase Obama’s legacy from history.
He’s pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, resume deporting immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, kill policies designed to help ease climate change as well as the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a pending trade pact involving 12 Pacific Rim nations — and remove Obama’s executive actions.
Trump will be able to rescind Obama’s executive orders immediately if he wants.
Examples include those that bar companies that do work for the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and those that halted the deportation of some immigrant children who are here illegally.
Trump can revoke the requirement that nuns buy birth control, for instance. And he can stop the insane bathroom rules. And much more, all very quickly. Putting Myron Ebell in charge of EPA will go some length to restoring sanity in science.
Now Trump has indicated he would give less weight to the Department of Education, but a reform of the university system, and its utter reliance on federal money, seems impossible. Leftist ideology will still have a thick, armored tap root.
What are you concrete ideas? Not only for the Trump administration, but for you and yours? We saw that the Grubhub boss invited employees who voted for Trump to quit, so the famed Tolerance of the Left is still strong. Will Trump’s presence allow at least some true freedom (to do what is right) for ordinary folk?
Update Uncle Fred says much well.