A man in America makes the sensible suggestion that a nation should control who lives within its borders. Leftists around the world cry, shake and audibly fill their delicate underwear. Although I am thoroughly anti-democratic, watching the Trump Train gather up a head of steam is a lot of fun to watch.
Trump isn’t the answer, because the answer does not lie in democracy. Trump alone won’t save America even if he were to become President of the United States, but he should at least cause a wry smile on the face of Reactionaries. Not least because of the tearful and terrified reactions he has brought out in leftists, but also because he has proven that it is possible to nudge the Overton Window rightward, despite the conservatives’ consistent failure to do so for at least the last hundred years.
More pointedly, he’s also managed to wrinkle the noses of many who wrongfully consider themselves conservative, even on this side of the Atlantic. After Trump mentioned that parts of London were lost to radical Islam, Mayor of London Boris Johnson weighed in with his typical cuckservative buffoonery, confirming himself and the rest of the UK Conservative party’s role as false opposition to leftism. Like most mainstream conservatives, in reality deracinated classic liberals, instead of stopping or reversing leftism, they stand at the right hand edge of the Overton Window and say, ‘no farther right than this.’ When Europeans finally learn to throw out conservatism we’ll solve leftism.
The Art of the Deal
What is really interesting about the Trump show is that we are a long way off any sort of election, but leftists and cuckservatives are panicking as if Trump were already President. A large part of this is because Trump bowls around talking and acting as if he already was the President. He assumes the sale, as Heartiste would say. In all, he acts as if he has been sipping the crimson wine at the Chateau for years.
Trump isn’t popular merely due to his tapping into a rising anti-immigration sentiment though. That’s been done before and hasn’t taken off. What he has done differently to anybody else before him is to barge into politics with a massive pair of balls and no desire to appease anybody, and he has generated a cult following because of it. He’s a breath of old-timey, masculine cologne in an increasingly feminine world.
Trump has managed to cultivate his populist following by being the most masculine figure on a very weak stage.
Everything he does, he does with the absolute conviction that he is right. His confidence is cast iron. He is always on the offensive. He knows that powerful oratory is more convincing than awkwardly mumbling about race and crime statistics. He doesn’t feel bound by the rules with which conservatives normally restrict themselves. He never apologises. He’s never defensive or butthurt. He’s brash, and sometimes insulting. He suggests that some people need ‘roughing up’. He always holds his frame. He has no respect for his opponents on the left. He doesn’t get drawn into the circular arguments they love when he can just mock them instead.
And as a last resort he has that hilarious smug look as if to say when this is all over he’s going home to ten billion dollars and a hot Eastern European supermodel wife. He’s a rogue, a successful one, and both the left and right are floundering when it comes to knowing how to deal with him.
Borders Are Masculinity
Trump must be doing something right, in as far as you can do anything right in a democracy, as I’ve never seen leftists so genuinely frightened. But what Trump and other nationalist populists propose isn’t anything particularly radical. The ideas of having borders, excluding dangerous and undesirable people, and laws which exist to serve the people of that nation would have sounded like sound common sense to men like our fathers and grandfathers, not to mention the countless generations of men that came before them.
That Trump’s ideas sound so radical and abhorrent to most people today is evidence of the decline in masculinity in the West, and more specifically, the separation of man from his ancient role and true nature as warrior and guardian of the tribe. A healthy and virile nation should not want to be penetrated by other cultures, and should resist it in any way possible. It should be a source of great shame to see one’s nation overrun, not something to be dressed up as diversity and celebrated.
Trump is attacked by nominal conservatives, which shows that even conservatism has not escaped the modernist rot of emasculation. Modern conservatism, like the modern man, is soft, fearful and feminine. Trying to be all things to all people and succumbing to reasonableness in an attempt to remain popular instead of addressing the reasons why it became unpopular in the first instance.
Instead of fulfilling his masculine nature, the European man would rather join the leftists and women in attacking the Trumps of this world, not realising that those women may have their own evolutionary reasons for wanting a horde of dangerous and exotic barbarians to compete with the men of the West. What women want is not necessarily good for civilisation, and men are supposed to say no to them, not give them everything they want and suck up to them on facebook.
The leftists are sometimes right. Borders are artificial. You can’t see them from space. They had to be made, and were made for the purpose of protecting what is inside them and defining who is a part of civilisation and who is the barbarian. And they were made by men. The business of fences, walls, castles, borders and nations is the business of men.
The West, led by the opinions of its single mothers, makes little effort to resist its own colonisation, and is indicative of a deracinated and emasculated people offering themselves up to the violent barbarians as a peace offering, in the hope that they may be permitted to survive as court eunuchs while their lands and women are plundered.
The European man has lost the connection with himself, with his nature, his place in the world, his ancestors, his destiny and ultimately his God. In a world where both masculinity and femininity are attacked and smeared together into irrelevance, people lose sight of who is the protector and who is protected. This is a much deeper lying problem that can’t be fixed by political grandstanding or building a wall.