There is all sorts of chatter going on about Trump and the fact that the U.S. dropped some Tomahawk missiles on Syria.
I was pretty focused on Sweden and other stuff this week, and am only now fully up to date.
However, the whole question is a fascinating one and I wanted to offer my thoughts. I am also curious to know what our esteemed community members think of the whole situation.
Putin and Trump
I do not think that Trump and Putin are dumb enough to stumble into a war together.
In contemplating the possibility, I am reminded of scenes I have seen on and off in my life where two very strong, very capable men, each knowing how to fight but having mutual respect for each other, are somehow put into a situation in which the spectacle of hostility develops between them.
Maybe some girl or beta male has attempted to triangulate between the two of them, maybe they are at a party and everyone is urging them to box, etc. In such situations each side must walk a fine line between not displaying anything that could be misconstrued as cowardice, while at the same time not stepping over the line to the point where they can only each defend their respective honor and reputation by fighting. Usually such scenes do follow the script of Johnathan Gottschall’s “Monkey Dance”, but in a steadily de-escalating manner until the specter of confrontation has ended.
I am hopeful that will be the case in this situation.
Bannon White House Stature
As the cool kids would say, I’m having some ‘bad feels’ about Steve Bannon.
I love the Ban-man and he seems ideologically closer to us than any other mainstream political figure that has come about in the last 60 years. He also has no problem sticking it to the media, and rightfully regards the mainstream press as the enemy of all that is holy in Western Civilization.
I think those very press people have purposefully overestimated his ‘fall from grace’, but whether or not that is the case, I prefer seeing a powerful Bannon in the White House to an un-powerful Bannon.
Kushner’s Body Language
Jared Kushner- who many suspect as pushing liberalism and Russophobia within the Trump White House- has the most over-developed body language of anyone I have ever seen. Indeed, in this respect he is both similar and different from Trump,
Similar because Trump also has very strong body language. Trump’s body language communicates energy, aggression, zest, strength, and confidence.
Kushner’s body language is overtly feminine however, and- to me at least- conveys an unwholesome disdain for anything ‘manual’, or the use of the human body in general, reeks of elitist condescension, and almost broadcasts the fact that he has never had to fight anyone or dig a ditch or do anything remotely physical in his life. He reminds me of the serpent ‘Hiss’ from the animated Robin Hood Movie.
The Julian Langness plan of action for disabling Kushner’s White House influence:
Savage Nails It
I think the best description of what is going on belongs to Michael Savage. This is ironic when one takes his background/heritage into account, and one must give credit where credit is due. In the embedded clip below, from 29:00 to the end of it, Savage- in my opinion- perfectly lays out what is going on, and who is ultimately at the bottom of the entire situation.
He states the obvious- that Assad and Putin purposefully conducting a gas attack makes absolutely no sense, and that the most logical explanation is that they were indeed not behind it. He also- with some purposeful subtlety- points the finger at those he believes are truly most responsible for what is going on, and if not for the gas attack at least for the whole arc of events.
4th Dimensional Chess
This has become an interesting little meme. We- including I- have been extolling Trump’s brilliant strategery for the last year and a half, and now that very strategery is being used mockingly when he does something that is apparently stupid.
I DO think Trump is strategically gifted though, and I DO think he was ten steps ahead of his opponents throughout the campaign. I think governing is different from running a campaign of course, but I think there have been many examples of his continued ‘4DC’ since he took office too.
I do not think these attacks on Syria constitute it though, which brings me to…
I don’t think Trump is playing 4th Dimensional Chess here. I also don’t think he has been ‘blackmailed’ or anything like that. I think the most logical explanation is pretty simple.
Put yourself in Trump’s shoes. Every day he comes to the White House and meets with a bunch of folks pushing him one way or another. His supporters outside the White House do the same. On domestic stuff the Kushner’s and Haley’s and Priebus’s probably push more left-wing decisions, while the Bannon’s and the Hannity’s and Coulter’s push more rightward ones.
It is the same thing with global policy. Those aforementioned lefty-influences push Russophobia and globalism, while those rightward ones push him to more wiser courses.
But hearing both sides every day, and getting pushed and pulled, Trump is bound to side with different sides on different occasions. While I wish he would just stick to the Bannon/Coulter playbook entirely, that is probably too much to ask for.
With that being the case, I would far rather he ‘compromise’ on Syria than on something domestic. If Trump is going to give in to Kushner on something, bombing some Syrian airfields is probably the ‘least bad’ thing it could be.
I don’t particularly care if we bomb some Syrian airfields, if we leave it at that. Let the Neocon’s play with their toys a bit. We have said over and over that none of that matters- demographics is destiny– and if Trump can build a big beautiful wall and end Muslim immigration, the good of those things far outweighs the negatives of this particular action.
I recognize that the primary fear is that this will escalate however, and if it does we will then have to re-evaluate the situation.
With all that being said, it would absolutely be my dream for Trump to send Kushner packing back to New York to run the real estate empire, and bring his two sons to D.C. for policy help. Eric and Don Jr. would certainly inject some muscular fortitude and- I dare say- Identitarianism, into the White House.
I have many dreams though, and while I will be praying to God and our ancestors to strike down the cancerous growth that is Kushnerism, my prayers about the Trump White House are somewhat down the list after the deliverance of Europe, our ancestral lands surviving, and Merkel and Cameron meeting their fate at the ECW civilian war crimes tribunal.