Saturday, July 23, 2016

Trump-Pence, Clinton-Kaine


It seems the presumptive Dem nominee for U.S. president and her masters are trying to cadge benighted boomer liberal votes with a social-justicy Catholic in name only as her running mate, like claiming an endorsement from Pope Francis. My guess is it wouldn't work as she'd like. In a sense there's no more Catholic vote; the lapsed rank and file know she's a corrupt joke and don't want her, just like other non-elite whites. White liberals wanted Sanders. The small-o orthodox Catholics, who vote, are about split between the Trump train that I, Pat Buchanan, and others are on board and "principled opposition" that unintentionally supports the other side and gets annoying with its self-righteousness, but they have a point that the church is above politics. (Theological conservatism doesn't necessarily mean political or economic conservatism.) The only people this move impresses are those few she already has. Trump's move, picking a seemingly real conservative but an iffy Catholic (he's really turned evangelical; irrelevant here?) to try to win a swing vote of suspicious social conservatives including conservative Catholics, is smarter. Anyway, in a real election Trump would blow her away (even without an effect from Pence) but it probably won't be real; the elite will force their pick on us.

The church doesn't endorse bare-ass naked capitalism or the Republican Party (not our conservative party; conservatives' refuge by default since the Sixties turned the Democrats against real Catholics and against evangelicals) but Kaine's version isn't really the faith but a ripoff of it. (A lot like mainline Protestantism, which is dying out.)

America's Masonic-bred (religious relativist) Protestant elite has long wanted the church here to commit suicide; it has wanted to absorb the huge Catholic minority that came here 100-150 years ago. The Sixties (including Vatican II, actually an effort of the Space Age midcentury, which partly fueled the Sixties) effectively did that for them; real Catholics are now a rump here. Our rulers want to reduce the church to political correctness (Christianity without Christ really) and a few ethnic trappings (green beer on St. Patrick's Day; Mexican food). Conversely, critics say the American right wants to reduce the church to blessing neo-liberal economics and rampant Protestant individualism (consumerism, etc.).

We work with what we've got. Trump.

6 comments:

  1. I like Trump and I am happy to see Catholic support of him.

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  2. How anyoe can support trump is beyond me. My decency alone dictates my revulsion for him, let alone my own Catholism, but the alternative is just as bad. What, oh what are we supposed to do? A genuine conundrum. I cannot support either. Not a racist, mysoginist, who is totally clueless on all affairs, domestic and foreign, nor a champion of political correctness with a very suspect past, going all the way back to Foster, Whitewater, and beyond.

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    1. Trump is neither racist or misogynist. He has many women executives in his company and has worked with people of all races, none of whom have said he is bigoted. Don't mistake his desire to safeguard our borders and from illegal immigrants and protest us from radical Islamic terrorists with bigotry.

      Anthony

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  3. Sure, just keep telling yourself that mate. Gun violence in this country results in tens of thousands of deaths each year. Way more than Desert Storm I and II. But is that a focus? Of course not. But a "pie in the sky" idea about "protecting us" is pure garbage. 11 million illegals, who , for the most part, are VERY law abiding, lest they get in trouble, and deported, and who contribute to the tax revenues without drawing on the benefits. We need to be protected from the likes of Wall St, Million dollar bonus - executives, and King Trump himself. Tell me, WHAT does this clown know about foreign policy?? Domestic strategy? Diplomacy? Trade agreements? .... He had NO IDEA what the Nuclear Triad is. NONE, He is truly a national embarrassment. Our international allies are scared at he prospect of a President Trump, and our enemies (Putin) are laughing and rubbing their hands. An old saying seems to have borne out again. The masses, are indeed asses.

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  4. I will keep telling myself and others that because it is true. You speak of Wall Street. Hillary Clinton is all about Wall Street. She doesn't give a damn about us peasants, despite claiming she is for the common man. She is also a war hawk and has wreaked havoc in the Middle East, causing the refugee crisis and rise of ISIS.

    Anthony

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  5. You also mention Putin. He is the boogeyman of the establishment although he has no intention of getting into a conflict with the US. Our government has been the antagonists since we have one the Cold War. Trump wants better relations with Russia and that is a good thing.

    One thing I can agree with you, but probably not in the way you think. The masses do tend to be asses. Asses that are brainwashed by the media's propaganda of what is true and what is false.

    Anthony

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