Tucker: Against the War Party
but then what?
On Tuesday Tucker Carlson tweeted his take on the Trump Indictment. His line? Starting with the GOP debate in Greenville, SC on February 13, 2016, Trump split from the War Party, saying “we should never have been in Iraq.” That meant he had to go.
Over the top? Maybe. Only now our rulers are all for war in Ukraine, and don’t you dissent, you Putin stooge.
So the Deep State flattered Trump until he lost power, says Tucker. Then it was back to the “neocon war agenda.” Even while Trump was president his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “undermined Trump’s often-stated commitment to peace and non-intervention abroad at every turn.” Or Dick Cheney. Did Cheney ever take classified documents home? Never mind. “Dick Cheney is a neocon; Donald Trump is not. Dick Cheney supports war with Russia; Trump does not. That’s the difference.”
But the prosecution of Trump is not just political, it’s ideological. “Nobody with Trump’s views is allowed to have power in this country. Criticize our wars and you’re disqualified. If you keep it up we’ll send you to prison.” So, “Trump is the one guy with an actual shot at becoming president who dissents from Washington’s long-standing pointless war agenda.”
Little bit over the top? Of course.
Only I kinda agree with it. I look at President Wilson getting us into World War I and ask why. I read the conspiracy theories about World War II, that President Roosevelt wanted war with Germany and Japan to revive the economy after the failed New Deal. That official Washington got back into the war game after the end of the Cold War with its proxy wars in the Middle East because… Because there is no politics without an enemy.
Now, of course, we have a proxy war in Ukraine, the existential war against climate change, and the war against systemic racism.
Of course we do. Because if we didn’t have a war we wouldn’t need a great big powerful government.
But, of course, the question is whether you can get elected to office without conjuring up a frightful monster that must be defeated, whether it’s the slaveowners, Nazis, the Commies, the Arabs, the racists, Big Oil, fossil fuel, TERFs, whatever.
After all, what did Trump run on? Defend the border, curb immigration, drain the Swamp, and then Make America Great Again.
Defend the border? Sure: that’s what chimpanzee males do.
So, as Curtis Yarvin says, “there is no politics without an enemy.” Gotta have a war.
Maybe we racist-sexist-homophobes should start a war to protect our women, because “women expect to be protected.” You know, protect them against the existential threats of “gender-affirming care” on their children, sexualizing the little kiddies with drag shows at elementary school, and keep men out of the women’s rest room.
‘Cos there gotta be a war.