By ilana mercer
Van Jones was having a tantrum on TV. The former special advisor for green jobs to Barack Obama, and all-round politically privileged and successful African-American, was demanding that Donald Trump, forthwith, get “passionate” about the black community. Atone The Donald must for allegedly cozying up to the Klan.
The dust-up was about David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Duke had endorsed Trump. Trump was supposed to flagellate for it. He didn’t. When CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed a peeved Trump to disavow the Duke endorsement; Trump hummed and hawed, and seemed generally annoyed at the reprimand.
Apparently, he’s not into racial sadomasochism.
It was like, “You say David Duke is behind me? What do you want me to do about it? Stop hyperventilating, Jake. Breathe into a paper bag or something.”
Later, Trump tweeted short and sweet: “I disavow.”
The New York-Washington axis of evil—that’s you, Mr. Jones—went mal (as in grand mal).”What! No sackcloth? No ashes?”
Trump should have answered the tricky Ku Klux Klan question he was asked by media with passion, fulminated an hysterical Van Jones, also on CNN. For the sake of my kid, frothed Jones, flecks of spittle flying from his mouth. For the sake of the children of America.
The effing kids are the conman’s cudgel of choice.
Your kids are your business, Mr. Jones; your passions yours, too. No presidential candidate should be in the business of catering to ethnic or racial passions. It’s refreshing how switched-off Trump is from the racial-grievance industry.
If you imagined Republican pundits were less unhinged, you’re deluded. “Conservative” succubus S.E. Cupp completed the kitschification of the Donald-Duke debate. The religion of thought control will do strange things to those who succumb to it. S.E. Idiot began talking in tongues. Conservatives have taken to speaking the postmodern gibberish once associated mostly with the pseudo-intellectual Left. “Trump ‘Otherizes’ others,” prattled this pig-ignorant panelist.
Essentially, Trump was unfazed even indifferent. As he should be. Trump’s attitude was, in fact, as it should be: Take your imagined thought crimes and guilt-by-association and shove ’em. I’m not responsible for the philosophical bent of the individuals who endorse me.
Van Jones wanted what he is accustomed to getting. Trump must capitulate, come clean; embrace the received tenet of systemic, white racism. Go on a pilgrimage to Selma, Alabama. March to Montgomery. Give the Jones foundation money.
Or, be more like the Democratic presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton. At a recent Harlem neighborhood gathering, Hillary rabbited on about systemic racism in America. Whites needed to recognize their privilege and practice humility, she puled. I bet the unemployed, poor, working-class whites of West Virginia—hungry, thanks to the Hillary-Hussein war on the coal industry—are lapping-up that beauty.
America: Are you ready to elect another white-bashing hater as president? Heeeere’s Hillary.
Here’s the deal. Trump is threatening to destabilize the pillars of the thing commentator Jack Kerwick has termed the Racial-Industrial-Complex (RIC). A lot is riding on that ass. It’s a lucrative industry—but more than that. The RIC dictates the terms of the debate about race.
White Lives Matter Less is one creedal pillar of the structure Trump is undermining by ignoring the “Racial-Industrial-Complex.” In particular, that savage black crime and hooliganism directed at whites is said to be a myth, an artifact dreamed up by racist victims. Thus did the New York Times conflate a “white genocide” tweet re-tweeted by Mr. Trump with racism.
Values are another cudgel of the conman and woman.
Here again, Republicans trump Democrats in invoking “values” to intimidate Americans into behaving in politically pleasing ways.
“That’s not who we are,” intone Obama, Hillary and their political mafia when incontestable majorities call on curbing Islamic in-migration—a reasonable, non-aggressive measure—to reduce propensities of murder-by-Muslim, stateside.
The same impetus animates Republicans.
More so than the Democrats are Republicans in the habit of shaming Americans into silence by telling them how aberrant and out-of-sync they are. Or, “this is not who we are.”
“If a person wants to be the nominee of the Republican Party,” bellowed little House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Capitol Hill, “there can be no evasion and no games. They must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. This party does not prey on people’s prejudices.”
Contra Ryan, Russell Kirk was a real, old-school conservative (look him up). “Values,” said Kirk, “are private and frail.”
Values enforced become dogma.
In the classical conservative and libertarian traditions values are private things. They must be left to individuals and to civil society to practice and police. Party and state operatives have police powers with which to back their “values.” Therefore, never-ever are they to preach or police The People’s values.
A government apparatchik’s job is to uphold the law. No more.
What our crypto-leftist conservatives are ramming down our proverbial gullets are dogmas, not values. Trump is congenitally incapable of responding seriously to the daily, liberal, anti-white onslaught.
Following the Communist “tradition,” thought crimes and sins of omission—protesting too little, as Donald has done—must be followed by show trials. That’s what the GOP, party of purported freedom lovers, plans for Trump and his supporters. Put Donald in the dock for David Duke.
There’s a certain genius to the American People in taking the side of Trump on this matter.
See, the no-longer-silent majority is exhausted. Americans are exhausted of being racially ramrodded. They’ve had enough of the pigment burden. The noisy as hell majority is sick-and-tired of being falsely accused of infractions they’re innocent of.
ILANA Mercer is a paleolibertarian writer based in the United States. She pens WND’s longest-standing, exclusive paleolibertarian column, “Return to Reason.” Ilana’s latest book is “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Her website is www.IlanaMercer.com. She blogs at www.barelyablog.com.