1990 seems like ages ago, mostly because this country and the world have changed so drastically — ‘thanks’ to the progressive juggernaut and the third-world invasion.
But one thing that has not changed as much as some would like us to believe is the worldview of Donald Trump. Matt Bailey, via The Ex-Army – Libertarian Nationalist blog offers excerpts from an interview with Trump in that long-ago year.
‘We Americans are laughed at around the world for losing a hundred and
fifty billion dollars year after year, for defending wealthy nations
for nothing, nations that would be wiped off the face of the earth in
about fifteen minutes if it weren’t for us. Our “allies” are making
billions screwing us.”
Read the whole thing at the link.
Those opposed to Trump constantly repeat that he is ‘a phony’ or that he has reversed himself on most things over the years and is therefore not to be trusted. Or they say he is a ‘liberal’ — as if any liberal these days would propose a border wall, or curtailing Moslem immigration specifically. As if any liberal (or even most “conservatives” in the 21st century) would speak of questioning globalism.
His enemies say Trump used to be a Democrat, therefore he must be, at core, a liberal or an impostor, because as we know nobody has ever changed their views during their adult lives, or ever changed parties or ‘sides.’
As the blog post points out, that great hero of the respectable Republicans, Ronald Reagan, was a Democrat in his younger days — he famously said that he did not leave the Democrats as much as the Democrats left him. And the Democrats have actually left quite a few people behind as they have moved more and more leftward over the last several decades. Imagine: there once were patriotic Democrats, ‘race-realist’ Democrats, ‘hawkish’ Democrats, populist Democrats.
Now we are in the process of seeing the Republicans ‘leave’ many of us behind as they trail after the Democrat-progressives, like the pale shadows of the Democrats that they are. Hunter Wallace writes about the Democrats ‘reaching out’ to their potential soul-mates on the GOP side.
But given the social and political upheavals of the last few decades it would not be surprising if the political scene is re-aligned, along the lines of globalist vs. nationalist as some have been saying for a while now. Or elitist vs. populist.
Trump’s supposed inconsistencies over the years have been exaggerated by his enemies. And it would seem that any thinking person should be able to have a change of heart and mind in response to the rapidly-changing conditions in the world. What was good for this country 50 years ago is no longer so; only the most foolish people refuse to learn and refuse to change course, especially when about to careen over a cliff.