Don't Make Trump into a Martyr, Dear Rulers
because if you do...
George Parry at The American Spectator is reading the tea leaves about what our rulers intend to do about Donald Trump.
But, to anyone who has been paying attention, the intention of the Democrat-controlled federal government has always been and remains to be the legalized destruction of Donald Trump.
As in indicting him, trying him, convicting him, and putting him in jail.
To which I say: you really really don’t want to do that, dear rulers.
Because if you do, you will create a martyr. You will be sending to Ron DeSantis, by FedEx, a bloody shirt he can wave all the way to the White House, and Republicans will wave that bloody shirt at every election for the next generation.
The thing about martyrs is that they live in the minds of men forever. That’s wny the Catholic Church goes in for martyred saints in a big way. That’s why Jesus Christ. That’s why we never forget the presidents that were assassinated: Lincoln and Kennedy.
And by the way, how did your last defenestration of a president, Richard Nixon, turn out? You chaps put a second-tier guy, Jimmy Carter, in the White House for one term, and then Ronald Reagan swept into office with two landslides. And the 1980s economic boom that you guys were reduced to calling “trickle-down economics.”
Reading Parry’s piece I get the feeling that the powers-that-be would absolutely love to put Trump behind them. And would love to sicc the criminal justice system on him. But as of now, presumably because of fear, can’t quite bring themselves to pull the trigger.
And yes, it sure doesn’t help the Get Trump team that Americans are hurting from doubled gas prices and stagflation. Whose idea was that, anyway?
I am sure that deep in the bowels of the Deep State the dwarves are currently arguing over whether to indict Trump before the mid-terms or after. As for me, I couldn’t possibly comment.
Here’s some advice to you Deep Staters. Donald Trump didn’t come out of nowhere. Donald Trump is an organic response to you rulers failing to make America thrive. It is a response to the regime of injustice you guys have created in order to paper over the manifold failures of your regime. If you destroy Donald Trump, another phoenix will arise from the ashes.
But let me help you guys out a little, and tell you why you are in trouble.
The reason for the populist rebellion is quite simple. The century-old political formula of the educated class is breaking down. It made a lot of sense for the educated to create an over-under coalition with the working class, with malefactors of great wealth as the enemy. The workers were many and the country-club set was small.
But now the over-under coalition is between an educated minority and a bunch of fake victims, from the blacks who got their civil rights 60 years ago to the gays and transgenders that were never really victims. And the enemy is the majority of the population, the ordinary Commoner middle class.
Now I say that there are two kinds of politics that work, and politics, we know, is all about the enemy. You can make the enemy out of a small minority, such as Jews or capitalists, and unite the nation to crush the small minority as it so richly deserves. Or you can make the enemy into the other half of the nation and have a jolly old civil war.
I just don’t think that making the majority of the population — not a mere half — into an enemy is a very good strategy. But you never know.
Of course, the devil is in the details, the manifold ways in which you rulers have, either deliberately or inadvertantly, visited ruin on the ordinary Commoner middle class.
Education is a mess: the free education of K-12 is turning into a zero, and college is turning its students — especially women students — into lifelong debt slaves. You did it, rulers, by creating the unionized teacher monster and encouraging colleges to jack up the tuition as high as the debt could bear.
Healthcare is monstrously expensive because government and endless government meddling in everything to do with health care, from Medicare to Medicaid to licensing and education of healthcare workers and regulation of drugs.
Employment is a two tier system with over-benefited formal employees and a huge hinterland of off-the-books work. Maybe we should “deregulate” employment so that the market could sort out how workers want to be paid and how employers want to hire.
Housing is becoming unaffordable for ordinary people, both as renters and as owners. There are three reasons for this: federal subsidizing of low-down-payment fixed-rate loans, the pervasive monetary inflation that has prompted people to bid up prices, and zoning regulations that permit existing owners to shut down development.
Overregulation of everything from cars to housing to appliances to energy.
In all of these areas, I argue, the educated class insists that but for us, chaos would ensue. No education, no health care for the poor and aged, no safety for the worker, no access to housing, no safe products. And I say you are wrong, and you have Made Things Worse with your supervising and your meddling.
I was reading a piece by Curtis Yarvin today (behind the paywall) where he argues that the ordinary Commoner is a hobbit and is bound to be screwed by the educated elves. All perfectly true. Until the day the music stops.
Beause no regime is forever. But martyrs, on the other hand…