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Friday, November 11, A.D. 2016
Already Disappointed by Trump

This week has been interesting. I have supported Trump as president since the very beginning. To quote Ann Coulter, he had me at “Mexican rapist.” Of course, Trump is far from ideal, but what can we expect in a democratic regime? Nonetheless, the widespread reaction from many of my fellow citizens to the future Trump administration has given me pause.

Since Wednesday morning, I have been reading editorials claiming that the new Trumpenreich will involve American Cossacks (rednecks, I suppose) knocking on the doors of “globalists” in the middle of the night and whisking them off to internment camps in Idaho, rounding up and frog marching (or shall we say, “Pepe skipping”) illegal aliens to the Rio Grande, thenceforth banishing them from the land of the free and the home of the brave, and handing over every public institution of advanced learning to the local chapter of the John Birch Society to clean out the tenured progressives (pinkos) and to reform the curriculum to celebrate the oppressive white patriarchy (Western Civ.). Some immigrants of color worry about the closing of mosques or at least their infiltration by federal counter-terrorism intelligence. Hollywood celebrities opine that Trump’s immigration policies might be covertly designed to Make America White Again. Obese womyn in leather with facial and skin mutilations and unnaturally colored cropped hair croak about how Trump will roll back feminist gains and reinstate a 1950s Donna Reed nightmare—unadulterated image of rape culture and misogyny that she was.

Reflecting upon their concerns and anticipations, and then rationally considering the openly stated goals and highly probable actions of Trump’s administration, I find myself feeling dispirited about the huge disconnect. Yet, we must not allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. So, I wish Trump all the best. Even if he cannot be the American Pinochet, or even the Yankee Salazar, he may begin the project of destroying Americans’ leftist shackles. Godspeed, Mr. Trump.

Should anyone else feel the blues coming on for similar reasons, it might be therapeutic to fantasize about DJT’s handling of the media as depicted in “A Canard of a Crusade.”

Posted by Joseph on Friday, November 11, A.D. 2016
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The key was never being invested in him as a ruling figure in the first place. Trump was a means to achieve certain goals, both geopolitical and in terms of acceptable narrative. The latter has already happened, while the former seems still likely. Trump doesn’t seem to be in any rush to start a war in Syria.

Posted by Mark Citadel on Monday, November 28, A.D. 2016

Dear Mark,

Christmas greetings to you! My post was tongue-in-cheek. Of course, we shouldn’t put our trust in princes, and it will take many more far trumpier Trumps to begin to alter our nations’ current trajectory toward ruin. Short of a nationally televised (and celebrated) public execution of Jessica Valenti and 11,000 Brazen Whores on the National Mall by Tradition, Family, and Property counter-revolutionaries in full regalia, no politician could even feign to Make America Great Again. Still and all, I’ve been delighted by the Trump era in so many ways. We must be thankful for small mercies.

By the way, I cannot post comments on your site. I submit them but I get the impression that the site does not register them.

Posted by Joseph from Arimathea on Monday, January 16, A.D. 2017

Hmm, sorry to hear you have problems commenting. It may be a browser issue?

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas. I had a post at the Orthosphere you may enjoy.

https://orthosphere.wordpress.com/2017/01/06/the-world-is-reborn-in-bethlehem/

Posted by Mark Citadel on Wednesday, January 18, A.D. 2017
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