This is the first of a weekly/bi-weekly (I've yet to decide) series of discussion threads talking about current events, issues, and ideas pertaining to our movement. I'd like to see more people conversing with one another on this sub so it acts as more than an aggregate for memes and news.
I was reading /r/DarkEnlightenment earlier this week and this excerpt from a post discussing whether or not Trump had already failed piqued my interest:
The list of points below isn't exhaustive, and many cite the "lying media," but unfortunately that's all we have. Besides, the media reports and rumors are all consistent with each other and also consistent with Trump's recent actions.
Bannon appears to be losing influence, with Kushner taking over
- Rumors from multiple sources corroborate that Bannon is losing Trump's favor. 1  (http://archive.is/FgaII) 3 4
- Bannon was removed from the NSC. Contrary to what many have said, this is absolutely a demotion when taking into consideration the significance and magnitude of the discussions which take place there and who took issue with him being there in the first place. 1 2
- Rumors from multiple sources corroborate that Bannon is bumping heads with Kushner. An example being the Syrian strike, which Kushner supported and Bannon opposed. The decision to strike Syria took place in an NSC meeting immediately after Bannon was removed from the NSC. 1 2 3
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- Both Kushner and Ivanka appear to be becoming more influential, with Kushner as Chief Advisor to Trump and even Ivanka recently getting an official title. 1 2
- Naturally, Trump would be heavily influenced by the love for and desire to be respected and admired by Ivanka. This brings Kushner closer to Trump in a way that Bannon could never hope to be. Kushner could easily leverage Trump's relationship with Ivanka by manipulating Ivanka's emotions in a way that is conducive to his own agenda.
Trump appears to be moving away from the "America First" populist agenda of his campaign, and toward the globalist, neoconservative agenda
- During the transition, Trump immediately surrounded himself with globalist and neoconservative types.
- Trump abandoned the "repeal and replace" agenda for Obamacare, and instead attempted to pass legislation which simply modified Obamacare.
- Trump might be softening on Islam, recently neglecting to even use the phrase that set him apart during the campaign: radical Islamic terrorism. 1
- Trump's "let's work with Russia" rhetoric is contradicted by blatantly pissing in Putin's pool on the world stage. 1 2 3
- Trump might be destroying hopes for friendly US-Russian relations and starting Iraq 2.0 by initiating regime change in Syria 1 2 3 4 5 6
- The supposed Assad chemical attack story is fishy at best, and whenever the media uses photos and videos of children to push a military agenda, the globalist interests are always involved. Trump is either complicit or has been duped.
While the patterns we are seeing aren't good, it still isn't certain that Trump has abandoned his campaign agenda and sold out to the globalists and neoconservatives, or that he can't get back on course. My guess is that one or a combination of the following scenarios is true, with the first three being the most likely:
- He made the mistake of surrounding himself with too many of the wrong people, and they have influenced him in the wrong direction.
- He wants to stay the course, but has been blackmailed or threatened.
- This is a strategic concession to win the necessary support he needs to further his agenda.
- Everything we see is some kind of brilliant "4D chess" move and all part of the plan.
- He was lying the entire time.
In my opinion, there are a few things to look for that will either confirm or contradict the hypothesis that Trump has abandoned his campaign agenda. Please feel free to add your own in the comments.
Confirm hypothesis (bad):
- Trump attempts to destabilize Syria and/or topple Assad.
- More overt signs that Bannon is being pushed out further. If he eventually resigns or is removed entirely, I'm ready to call Trump's campaign agenda is dead in the water.
- Trump signs revived or revised version of the TPP, or something similar.
- Trump softens on illegal immigration or refugees.
Contradict hypothesis (good):
- Trump stops intervening Syria, or does so with the cooperation of Assad and Russia to take out ISIS (as he stated during his campaign).
- Trump aggressively pursues tax reform that he laid out in his campaign, not a neutered, half-assed version (like was attempted with Obamacare).
- Obamacare is revisited and a real attempt at "repeal and replace" is made.
The question posed was whether or not Trump would stick to his guns or revert to the Status Quo and be another neo-cohen along the lines of George W. Bush or Obama. I'm interested in the implications of what a reversion to the Status Quo would mean for North America in general. I don't believe the question was ever whether or not Trump represented an entire paradigm shift because he was already connected to the very elements we (the broader, far-right, we) wish to purge. Rather, as we saw during the election, Trump was - at least implicitly - a rejection of MultiKulti expressed through his base's desire to return to a time when America was stronger.
As such, even should Trump revert to the norm and embrace just another shade of neo-cohen, globalist, policy I don't think we'll ever see a reversion, in general, from the populace. I've heard people lament the "deep state's" attacks on Trump as a campaign to end populism by crushing the representative of it. That premise, at least to me, is flawed. For it to be people would have to hinge all hopes being pinned on Trump to change everything, forever, in four years. Perhaps the normal, everyday, retard on /r/The_Donald does believe that. But even they, between posting about based, black, faggot, Jews in Trump Hats hinted at a desire for lasting change and a continuation beyond Trump in all their memes about the God-Emperor and his dynasty. So, the question I'd like to pose is this:
Is Trump being subverted actually a negative?
My answer is that it isn't, to a great extent and the reason is that it's perhaps a more potent form accelerationism than Clinton's victory could've ever been. White Americans - and to a lesser extent Canadians though many are becoming increasingly discontent with the ever growing restrictions on speech - have already expressed their massive angst surrounding the current status quo. Should Trump fall into (((their))) trap I think the following disappointment, anger, and resentment at the system would cause many North Americans to recognize the failure of Democracy and that true change isn't voted into effect - it has to be taken.
What do you goys think?