"Wherefore We must interrupt a silence which it would be criminal to prolong, that We may point out...as they really are, men who are badly disguised." Pope St. Pius X, September 8, 1907, Pascendi Dominici Gregis


Saturday, November 12, 2016

It's Afternoon Again in America


Far from a Reagan redux, the premature high-fiving within the alt-right while Trump already signals to 'conserve' certain portions of Obamacare and begins a rapprochement with the remaining and former political establishment, along with the far-worse cultural and fiscal situation in which we find ourselves should give pause to those who think the forces of truth and justice are firmly in power again. Trump has more to undo than any of his conservative predecessors ever did. And mere tax-cuts, while a step in the right direction, along with huge infrastructure and defense contracts handed out to the existing cohort of crony-capitalists, which may lead to job creation in the short-run, do not undo the institutional arrangements which have placed our country in these dire straits pre-Trump and would lead us back to our current predicament the minute the establishment gets its grimy hands back into the White House. We will need to see a much more forceful, structural cleaning-of-house if the Trump administration represents a true morning in America versus only a stay in her execution.

 Yes, Trump's seemingly instant post-election friendly relations with the likes of Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may only be a superficial strategy gauged to see how much of his real agenda he can push through using the facade of the establishment. Yet power corrupts and hobnobbing with the very criminals we have worked so vociferously to oppose is fraught with danger. Those of us most optimistic about the possibilities under a Trump administration must be the most vocal about the dangers of going off-rail.

With his election success, the media and establishment politicians are at their very weakest now. An emboldened strategy of finishing off the worst elements in these two, empowering at the peak of our momentum we who stand ready to replace them, is the best course forward in these trying times. It will be a tragic irony if Trump uses this moment to befriend those who are most assuredly to undermine him later. We must keep our wits about us in victory most especially. Let us hope the rapprochement lasts for one week and not a minute longer.

Those of us aware of the real structural problems within the United States, the cultural-deterioration which is unlikely to be fully reversed, the fractional-reserve banking system, the satanic elite's dehumanizing cashless economic plans must use this reprieve to strengthen our independent means of support in building farms, homesteads, independent businesses, redoubts, churches and small, informal communities, rather than blindly trusting the Trump administration and returning to a consumerist mind-set. Trump may end up being everything we hope for, he may over-confidently stumble at first and wake up to the full realities of Washington later, or he may represent only a temporary return to the better side of a Keynesian economic boom that will lead us right back to the elite's plans as soon as he leaves office. Regardless, it remains our job to continue to rebuild true civilization.

What realistically should the Trump administration look like? Using precedence within the American system, now seems time for an updated and renewed Jacksonian democracy (full credit to Wikipedia):
Patronage
Also known as the spoils system, patronage was the policy of placing political supporters into appointed offices. Many Jacksonians held the view that rotating political appointees in and out of office was not only the right but also the duty of winners in political contests. Patronage was theorized to be good because it would encourage political participation by the common man and because it would make a politician more accountable for poor government service by his appointees. Jacksonians also held that long tenure in the civil service was corrupting, so civil servants should be rotated out of office at regular intervals.
Strict Constructionism
Like the Jeffersonians who strongly believed in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, Jacksonians ...favored a federal government of limited powers. Jackson said that he would guard against "all encroachments upon the legitimate sphere of State sovereignty."
Laissez-faire Economics
Complementing a strict construction of the Constitution, the Jacksonians generally favored a hands-off approach to the economy, as opposed to the Whig program sponsoring modernization, railroads, banking, and economic growth.[12][13]
Banking
In particular, the Jacksonians opposed government-granted monopolies to banks, especially the national bank, a central bank known as the Second Bank of the United States. Jackson said, "The bank is trying to kill me, but I will kill it!" And he did so.[16]  Jackson himself was opposed to all banks because he believed they were devices to cheat common people; he and many followers believed that only gold and silver should be used to back currency, rather than the integrity of a bank.



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