President Donald Trump

Ed Hudgins's picture
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2017-01-20 19:01

Obama is out and the rebuilding begins!

We all have our favorite moments in the inaugural speech. What are yours?

I was pleased that Trump said, "We stand at the birth of a new millennium ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow." Sounds like he's been listening to Peter Thiel. Obviously I hope the private sector leads the way. This future-focus is what the economy needs and these aspirations reflect the best of the human spirit.

A Victory for the Good Guys

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

It's marvelous to see how all the forces of evil, weakness, and appeasement worldwide are united in opposing this move. If America really does moves its embassy to Jerusalem, which is questionable, it will be a symbolic victory of civilization over barbarism.

Way of the world

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The Moslem fascists use their Jerusalem claims to wage war on Israel, but the Muslim religion has no historically based claim on the place. I understand it's not even mentioned in the Koran and the one vague reference is actually to Medina.

The left hates Israel like the Nazis hated Jews. For PR reasons genocide as such isn't mentioned, but a great portion of world Jewry is in Israel. So just go ahead and clobber Israel.


Ain't it

Sam Pierson's picture

Ain't it grand? There's a LION in the whitehouse. Let 'em howl..

To Jerusalem!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

POTUS moves US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Islamosavages caterwaul in protest. Trump is making Reagan look like a wimp!

Freedom Leading to Wealth

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Lindsay -- I think all of Trump's executive-fiat deregulation of the economy caused that 3% growth. Tax simplification and repealing ObamaCare might raise the growth to 5% or so. But Trump can't do this on his own. So will the anti-freedom, pro-welfare state Republican and Democrat legislators actually go for it?

3% GDP Growth last quarter ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... what do the economics-obsessed Never Trumpers have to say about that?!

Just to be clear: culture trumps economics, which is a truth OrthOists and Obleftivists will struggle with. They should try to keep up, since the truth of it is already manifesting far more quickly than their thought processes.

Trump Strikes Back

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Sam Pierson's picture

..the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of New York.

That is all. Thank you.

Where's Trump's Plan?

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

It's a shame Trump can't come up with his own medical care plan to promote, fight for, and possibly triumph with. Since Trump is famously a pragmatist and non-ideologue with few principles, maybe he can gather together many experts on medicine and doctoring and then have them debate it out. Hopefully Trump and everyone will gradually -- over many months -- realize the value of liberty and capitalism in health care.

But...lacking virtually all skills in philosophy and conceptual, principled thinking, How can President Trump come within even a million miles of TRUE freedom in health care?

Reince-Filth Out!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To Iran with the leaking weasel-Filth!

Drain the Sewer!



Lindsay Perigo's picture

To Iran with John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. Filth.

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account
3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!
11:25 PM - 27 Jul 2017

CNN'S Downfall

edpowell's picture

Best thing on the internet today:

Why Sessions Must Go

Neil Parille's picture

Macho Military

Lindsay Perigo's picture

I think transgenders can fight in the military, and do virtually everything else, as well as regular folks. I can't imagine what "tremendous medical costs and disruption" Trump is referring to.

The costs of sex "changes" now borne by the taxpayer since the regime of Barack and Michael Obama.

Regardless of matters of cost, I contend transgenders shouldn't be allowed into the military, and neither should actual women. The defence of rights requires the toughest of the tough. Only real men (gay or straight) should be entrusted with it. Military operations shouldn't be compromised because of periods and inherent sub-optimal physical strength!

Wait for Bwook to denounce Twump for the twansgender ban.

Oh, and where would Ayn Rand have stood? Anyone want to say, with Bwook?

I wonder ...

VSD's picture

whether they fear the 'disruption' of her ( fighting her way right into the seals or the 'costs' of pink uniforms she'd then be entitled to ; P
Don't they have anything KASSier to do ... or is it just (as Kyrel suggests) a diversion and everybody is slobbering it up ...


gregster's picture

I don't differentiate between commies and Nazis. But I see your point. I don't see the schools identifying that synonymity. Transgender types are not fit for service due to their psychological issues. I wish Trump would stop pandering to god-botherers in the video Linz put up, but hell, isn't he a breath of fresher air?!

Absurd and Monstrous Clubs

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Thanks for the (surprising) link, Ed! Commie clubs in high schools are depressing to think about. And yet they are forming in America's commie ("public" i.e. government) schools. So it's appropriate.

But do the public (sic) schools allow Nazi clubs too?

Either way, I bet the libertarian clubs are far larger, and will soon dwarf their pathetic communist rivals. Smiling

So Odd

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

I think transgenders can fight in the military, and do virtually everything else, as well as regular folks. I can't imagine what "tremendous medical costs and disruption" Trump is referring to. I think any gender-change surgery the trans folks may desire is properly considered 'cosmetic' or volitional -- not a battlefield or training injury -- and thus not something the taxpayer should ever have to fund. This ban on a category of people with civil rights seems like a tiny but odd, inexplicable, pointless, doomed act of bigotry by Trump.

(But it is raw meat for the press and punditry, thus maybe it's camouflage or misdirection for something good which Trump is really up to!) Eye

Communist Clubs Are Sprouting Up in U.S. High Schools Again

Ed Hudgins's picture

Just to make sure we understand where some of the real threats are coming from, we have a culture and leftist elites that have given rise to this:

Communist Clubs Are Sprouting Up in U.S. High Schools Again

Amy thinks there are transgendered people

Neil Parille's picture

Amy Peikoff thinks Bruce Jenner is a woman.

Amy Peikoff Advocates Primacy of Consciousness - Transgendered

Neil Parille's picture

Yep, at 1:09 and what follows Amy thinks gender can be changed.

KASSest decision yet!!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 8h8 hours ago

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.........victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Dwiving Obleftivists Cwazy Pt 3

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Dwiving Obleftivists Cwazy Pt 2

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Pwesident Twump speaking at a Boy Scout jambowee—highlights:

Utterly glorious!

Olivia's picture

What a great battle hymn! And only the Mormon Tabernacle Choir could sing it like that. They are one of the wonders of America. Smiling

Aesthetics Meets MAGA

Lindsay Perigo's picture

I am one of the few here old enough to remember this. Wotta time this was. OrgOism couldn't begin to compete with this sense of life. That's why it's failing.

I love you Ronnie!

Dwiving Obleftivists Cwazy!

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Obleftivist Yawon thinks fwee twade means allowing tywants to impose tawiffs and westwictions while Amewica doesn't, thus pwopping up totalitawian wegimes. How the following must dwive Obleftivists cwazy:


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Thank Gobby we have this kind of President, instead of a tweasonist like Hillawy or Bawak whom Yawon would pwefer:


Neil Parille's picture

I've stopped listening to him. A couple weeks ago he was attacking Jesus, Christianity, Christiniaty's influence on Europe. It's always "we aren't the left, we aren't the right," Trump and Clinton are two sides of the same coin, etc.

I still listen to Amy. She's less dogmatic and her show discusses news stories, so it moves at a good pace. Both of them should drop the callers though. Very few of them have anything to say.


Lindsay Perigo's picture

Did anyone else hear the broadcast Anoop refers to? Did it indeed contain a glimmer of sanity? I can't imagine the person who exhorted us to stop fearing Muslims would suddenly "sober down." His problem is not lack of sobriety, it's a treasonous commitment to evil Obleftivism.


Change in Objectivist attitude to Trump

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I don't know if you all have noticed, but I think that the philosophers at the ARI are now waking up to fact that they can't sustain their irrational and dogmatic opposition to Donald Trump for too long.

By the videos, i can make out that they attacked Trump quite viciously at the OCON2017. But since then they seem to be sobering down.

In his last week's podcast, Dr. Yaron Brook defined why "only" America was great among nations and what it would really take to Make America Great Again. I think he sounded quite balanced, philosophical and politically reasonable after a long time.

If Dr. Brook is changing his stance on Trump, then rest of the herd is sure to follow. Make ARI Sane Again! (MASA)

On Trump

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Lindsay you are right.

It is quite surprising for me that a nation like US is unable or unwilling to cleanse its electoral system. Democracy, by itself, is a highly *flawed* model of governance. And unfortunately, now US is no longer a Republic, it is a de facto *democracy.*

Only thing worse than a democracy, is a democracy where there is illegal voting. So the priority for the Conservatives should also be to cleanse the electoral system.


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Yes, the margin of victory was very small, but I think Trump is making a serious point when he says that lot of people voted for Hillary illegally.

Fascinating that 16 states are refusing to cooperate with the voter fraud investigation. Millions of "votes" at stake, I suspect. The Filth will be outed in the end, though—no thanks to ARISIS, who applaud, sponsor and employ The Filth and who are themselves The Filth.

Donald Trump's Victory

Chanakya's picture

Ed Hudgins you are right.

Trump simply could not loose because of the large crowds that he was attracting. Where ever he went during the campaign there used to be thousands people to greet him. Whereas Hillary was finding it difficult to gather even 100 to 150 people for her shows.

All Trump related posts in social media were being liked and shared by tens of thousands of people, whereas Hillary was being neglected.

Yes, the margin of victory was very small, but I think Trump is making a serious point when he says that lot of people voted for Hillary illegally. I believe that there was some kind of attempt made to steal the election from Trump. There is no way he could have won by such small margin. His margin of victory would have been much-much higher if this were a totally fair election with NO illegal voting.

I am personally horrified to even think what would have happened to the world of ***The Clinton Foundation*** had become the president of USA. They would have wreaked havoc around the world. Look at what she did during the period when she was Secretary of State. As a President her potential to do damage would have been higher.

It is a good thing that Trump was able to win. Now there is a "small chance" that modern civilization will survive. We will not be lost to the socialist and religious zombies.

White racist retrieves black man's cap

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Calling Trump's triumph

Ed Hudgins's picture

You were out there early with calling it for Trump!

Perhaps one bit of evidence you appreciated better than others was the real enthusiasm for Trump who was unlike Obama talking down to people as if they were stupid or Hillary mouthing bromides and the usual "I'll promise you anything, just elect me because of my gender." Trump supporters were rightly disgusted with the direction of the country. As they watched their health insurance premiums skyrocket and the economy remain soft, they were ready for someone to say "Enough of this BS!"

I will note that a vote change of .25% in Michigan and .75% in Pennsylvania (a total of about 54,000 votes our of 136,000,000 would have given the election to Hillary. So after the fact we see the election was still close.

Trump will have to earn reelection with deeds. So far, his actions on energy, environment, regulations, telecom, and much else is putting him on just that path. And if he continues with the message we heard in Warsaw, his position is strengthened further because he is indeed defining the central issues in the moral battle of our age.

And as Linz notes, the contrast with a vision of a civilization that writes symphonies and celebrates achievement vs. the mindless destroyers in the streets of Hamburg (and American cities) could not be more stark.

I predicted Trump victory in May 2016

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I am sure Ed Hudgins will back me on this, if he still remembers the discussion that we had in his Facebook timeline in May 2016.

In that conversation on Hudgins's FB timeline I said that Donald Trump is sure to win. No one belived me then, but I continued to stick to my point and I said: "Neither heaven nor hell can defeat Trump. He will win 100%." Smiling Smiling

I also predicted Trump victory in a discussion on Greg Salimieri's timeline in May 2016. There also no one believed me. They said that Trump cannot win because he does not have the numbers. But I insisted that he will win. Smiling Smiling Smiling

A bonus ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... was to hear the crowd chant "Donald Trump" and "USA!" More audible in this version, which includes some preliminaries including Melania's introduction. These are joyous times:

Then on to Hamburg where The Filth were out in force, as if to underscore everything Trump said in Warsaw. I'm surpwised Yawon Bwook wasn't there demonstwating. Wemember, Bwook-Filth called Trump "the villain of our time." Has that POS been wemoved yet?

"The West will never be broken."


Trump's speech...

Olivia's picture

about Western Civilisation proves he really gets it. The comment: "The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?" … was nothing short of profound (and Churchillian to boot) - that right there is the essence of the battle in front of us. It's just so good knowing that there is now an American President who will fight that fight with everything he has.

Artists Want Israel-Backed Play at Lincoln Center Canceled

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Meanwhile, on another battlefield of civilization versus the destroyers, a group of envy-driven moral midgets attack the creators. I hope more American Jews wake up to the fact that the left hates them for their virtues.

Dozens of Artists Want Israel-Backed Play at Lincoln Center Canceled

(Cue the anti-Semites. Time to throw mud on beautiful works of arts.)

"We write symphonies ..."

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Magnificent! It's Western Civilization vs The Filth. Now there's hope for the former.


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Trump did talk about borders and defending our civilization. It's more than you'd get from most conservatives.

Some clown at the Wapo (Bezos Blog) said it was a "dog whistle" to "white nationalists."

That being said, I believe that Trump should recognize the annexation of Crimea tomorrow.

Syria would be better off under Assad. And the Russians need a Mediteranean port.


Doug Bandler The Second's picture

You miss the essence of his speech. It was standard pro-establishment foreign policy. It was extremely anti-Russia which is wrong. Russia has acted with more moral legitimacy than America. Trump was spouting pure bullshit with his NeoCon take on the Ukraine. Yes he uses better language than Bush or Obama but the spirit of it is the same.

He campaigned as Pat Buchanan but he is governing as a typical Republican. He should hire Buchanan as the head of his foreign policy team.

Trump in Poland: “The West will never, ever be broken!”

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Trump in Poland, a powerful statement worthy of Reagan:

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? …

“Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield. It begins with our minds, our wills and our souls….

“Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph….”

Trump in Poland: Transcript of Warsaw remarks

CNN despair over Georgia GOP win

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CNN despair over GOP Georgia win. A Dem challenger in a special election to fill a congressional seat was touted by the left as the "Trump slayer" who was going to turn back the tide of Republican wins. He lost and the Republican lady won. The looks on the faces of the CNN wing of the Democrat Party says it all!

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The liberal vs. the Trump-loving puppy

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Trump's pretty words and indirection

Mark Hunter's picture

The Paris agreement debate is a lot of fuss over nothing, both from pro and anti-Trumpers.

1. There never was a treaty. A treaty to be in force requires 2/3 of the Senate to vote for it. Obama never asked for a vote.

2. The treaty had no enforcement provision whatsoever.

3. Except for Nicaragua and Syria every country on the planet agreed to it, because everyone knew it was meaningless.

Recall that Trump has extended Obama’s “dreamer” immigration program, DACA and the end of April he told “dreamers” they should “rest easy” because he was only going after “criminals” – the usual cuck Republican line. To repeat, he refuses to reverse or even stop DACA.

Covering Trump with praise over nothing doesn’t help our cause. He likes to be liked. He needs to be covered with abuse for what he is not doing.

Of course Trump is infinitely better than Hillary would have been, but so far – I haven’t given up hope – he has been disappointing. The appointment of Sessions was a great move, Gorsuch not so good – he has cucked on immigration earlier in his judicial career. Linz is right to suspect he will cuck again when it comes to adjudicating the Muslim ban – which itself was a milquetoast act of little consequence. Maybe Trump did it as a tiny first step of a larger program, one can always hope.

Get past the Illuminati stuff

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I don't mind Rense. Yes, he overdoes the conspiracies but I'm not fanatical with right wing sources. Plus, I like Rense's sense of life. He's clearly a good man. You can tell just by listening to him. Now that I know he is a Mario fan that makes sense. He interviews *many* knowledgable and informed people on many subjects. The fact that he has the Alex Jones illuminati disease is something I can overlook. Give me Rense over Yaron Brook or Harry Binswanger any day.

I also think its important to not just look at "philosophic premises" whereby you always decry "those damn empiricists!" It *is* important to bury yourself in the trees and get the details right. This is something basically NO ONE in the Objectivist movement does. This was something that Rothbard excelled in whereas Rand took no notice. Rothbard knew all the major power brokers that both influenced (directed actually) and benefitted from the "altruist and collectivist" public policy; ie the Rockefellas, the Morgans, etc. These powerful men and families *did* influence politics, and in a terrible way. Businessmen were not "America's most persecuted minority". Far from it. Big businessmen have often been crony scumbags who were influential in the rise and dominance of Progressivism.

This is another reason why I can't stand the Objectivist movement. It blindly idolizes "value producers" and NEVER looks at their very large seedy side; ie "Steve Jobs was a heroic value producer who changed the world!!" instead of a more sober appraisal of an icon of the Left (much in the way that Elon Musk is another Leftist favorite). Jeff Rense is someone who is interested in the details. I like listening to those people to balance out the "premises only" gang.

Trump indeed making the right decision...

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Trump indeed making the right decision and offering powerful explanations. Elites here and around the world are universally condemning him. But he offered cogent arguments and if those who disagree want to do the same on the other side, let's hear them. But global warming alarmists offer package deals that fail to address all of the underlying questions and assumptions:

*Is the planet actually warming?

*By how much?

*Is the warming unprecedented or just part of a pattern that has occurred over thousands or even millions of years?

*What is the evidence that human activity contributes to warming?

*By how much?

*What are the demonstrable downsides of warming?

*What are the demonstrable benefits of warming?

*What is the likely impact on temperature of the various draconian measured proposed in the Paris Accords, Al Gore's plans. Etc? [Here Trump nailed it, pointing out that the impact would be a fraction of a degree.]

*What would be the demonstrable harm and downsides of such policies? ["Yooooge," as Trump would say.]

*Would the harm fall disproportionately on certain countries, i.e., the U.S. and EU ones?

And these questions don't even address underlying ideologies, dogmas and motives. Trump made the right decision, but the battle is far from over. It will be fought in state houses, city council meetings, civic organizations, schools (the indoctrination that gave rise to the fact that so few people ask the questions above continues), the media, churches, and elsewhere. It's time to go on the offensive with an "America First" energy plan that could set the model for any country that wants affordable energy and that wants to flourish.

I wrote a few years ago "that the renewable energy surcharge will increase the electricity bills for Germans by 20 percent, just to start; Germany already has the highest electricity prices in Europe. Germans also must cover the €20 billion costs of generating €3 billion worth of electricity via solar, wind, and biogas plants. (Gee, I thoughts Germans were good at math!)

"Further, the flow of 'green' electricity can vary erratically depending on weather. Thus, German factories have been asked at times to shut down when the electricity supply didn’t correspond properly with use. Germany is recklessly, bit by bit, destroying its economy and harming its own citizens as precaution against an improbable future harm."

Trump has taken us off this dangerous path.

Pittsburgh, not Paris!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Trump's best moment yet. Now wait for Bwook-Filth to pwattle about "economic nationalism."

Drive Obleftivists Out!


Mark Hunter's picture

Yes. Thanks for the correction.

Wahhabi Not Wannabe

Luke Setzer's picture

I think Mark Hunter meant to call the worst Muslim sect Wahhabi rather than Wannabe, though I found the slip amusing as anyone who wants to be (wannabe) a Muslim is contributing to the problem.

Filth, Filth and Filth

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Oba-Filth, treasonist, says "you can't hide behind a wall" from behind a wall (shades of Bwook-Filth).

Zucker-Filth, founder of Faecesbook, cesspool of airhead moronnial-Filth, calls for a universal guaranteed income. Paid for by whom? Blank-out, as someone well-known to us might have said.

Hillary-Filth says Trump will be impeached for obstruction of justice in the Russia non-story. She who gave new meaning to the obstruction of justice, lied about Benghazi, profited from expediting the sale of US uranium to Russia, and whose husband actually *was* impeached for lying about his exploitation of women.

Chris Matthews-Filth, Don Lemon-Filth et al are still on air.

Disgusting sub-humans every which way one looks.

Upping the Ante against The Filth

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Not before time! I've been aghast at the limp-wristed or non-existent response to the Dem-Filth, Leak-Filth and Media-Filth thus far. Apparently that's about to change:

Once President Trump wraps up an initial foreign trip that aides believe has gone very well, the Commander-in-Chief plans to strike quickly next week to beef up the White House staff with a "war room" aimed at taking the fight to the administration's critics more aggressively, according to two advisers to the president. ...

The advisers to the president describe a hands-on Trump who is prepared to go on offense after realizing -- perhaps belatedly -- that he has to get far more serious about two critical matters, pushing back against leakers in the federal government and dealing with the political damage from the various Russia investigations led by Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. ...

The website Axios quoted one Trump ally as saying, "The White House is embracing the fight, which is going to last as long as Donald Trump is president. We're getting street fighters ready to go."

A reminder to naysayers....

Olivia's picture

that when Reagan delivered his "Mr. Gorbachov, Tear Down this Wall" speech in Berlin, many criticised it for being 'substanceless' & 'empty', without any consideration of 'practicalities'.


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“A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land, and drive them out of this earth.”

Wrong action by Trump in wrong country.

Instead of ending and reversing Third World immigration in the U.S. of which he is president, Trump mouths self-righteous words in Saudi Arabia urging its monarchy to expel terrorists. Expel to where? Oh, and drive them off the earth too, as if the Saudis could do that.

The Saudi monarchy encourages the Wannabe sect in order to keep its subjects down. Wannabe is the worst but all the sects are bad. As many in Objectivist circles have noted, Mohammedanism is not just a religion when it moves into a non-Mohammedan country it’s a militant movement.

President Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia...

Olivia's picture

was brave and very poignant - I will never forget his powerful exhortation to all the Muslim nations to "Drive them out!" Coming from a President who represents the Judeo-Christian tradition - with all its Greek & Roman influences - and the fact that Trump personally is so unashamedly American Nouveau Riche in his self styling, it could not have been more delicious. Then flying from Riyadh straight to Tel Aviv to lend his unfailing support to Israel just topped it off.

Now in the heart of what was the Roman Empire and the home of the Renaissance, while a Muslim terrorist bomb tragically murders young girls in what was the great British Empire, I can't help but feel that this first foreign trip is having the effect of magnifying his Presidency as something immensely substantial - and welcome, to a messy, dangerous world. At every point I feel relief that we are not watching Hillary doing her first foreign tour.


Lindsay Perigo's picture

Write more about Tchaikovsky and Lanza! Don't feed the trolls!

There's a fresh Tchaik post at the top of the stickied area. Feel free to comment! Smiling

Moralizing mutes

Mark Hunter's picture

My historical articles are well researched. If anyone is spewing it is Ed Hudgins. Unable to address the facts he calls people hard names. It's easy to do, much easier than studying and thinking.

His method is to call someone evil ex cathedra then use that alleged evilness as an excuse to ignore the issues.

Why he bothers trying

Ed Hudgins's picture

Linz - I will suggest why the likes of "Doug Bandler" bothers to spew bile that you rightly point out defines him as a "rotten, treasonous coward." You give him a forum and engage him. I know you're always up for a good verbal battle and that you don't mince words. And I know you pride yourself in maintaining an open forum. And your time and mind are yours to do with as you please.

But I suggest that you waste them on anti-Semites, white supremists and other such trash. Your attention is what feeds them and keeps them going. Unlike the left, I don't believe in physically assaulting them--unless they strike first, of course. But really Linz, surely you can make better use of your time and mind. You're not going to change such moral midgets and, frankly, do you consider their likes worthy opponents? Write more about Tchaikovsky and Lanza! Don't feed the trolls!


Mark Hunter's picture

Phil Tourney & Dave Gahary, interviewed in Doug’s audio link, are genuine though I’d rather the interviewer were someone else. Rense is not my cup of tea either.

For a concise “you are there” account of the Liberty attack (there is no question it was deliberate and that the Israelis knew the ship was U.S.) see
Attempted Sinking of the USS Liberty

Interesting comments on the King David Hotel massacre in a footnote to
The Attempted Assassination of President Truman

Oh dear!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

The USS Liberty was attacked in error during the Seven Day War. Israel apologised and paid compensation.

Jeff Rense is another Illuminati conspiracist, well known to me because the rational part of him is a huge Mario Lanza fan. He has interviewed me on his show several times (you can probably find the interviews on YouTube) and wrote a guest chapter for my Lanza book. He is an instance of the mind-boggling capacity for compartmentalisation of which humans are capable, simultaneously in some cases promoting sub-humanity at its worst and humanity at its best.

To be harking back to this episode and claiming Israel is worse than ISIS when Islamofilth has just struck in Manchester is satanic. To be doing so from behind a cloak of anonymity is beyond reprehensible. "Doug Bandler," you are a rotten, treasonous coward. You are everything Mark Hubbard ever called you, and worse. I don't know how you live with yourself, or why you'd bother trying. Yes, Yaron Brook is part of The Filth, but he's not as filthy as you—at least he spews his treason openly.

I had hoped this Illuminati crappery might be another phase you were going through, but I guess you were there all along.

Israel is a hostile enemy nation

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

Jeff Rense discusses the USS Liberty incident with an actual survivor of that attack. Fascinating interview. The Israeli military are sociopathic killers. And LBJ was aware of it.

And Trump is praying at the Wailing Wall. I can spit.

Yaron Brook is scum. Zionist scum. Or to use Linz's expression: Filth. Zionist Filth. And 99% of Objectivists (including SOLO) are in agreement with such Filth.

Rational Anti-Semitism

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

... and rational opposition to Israel; ie anti-Zionism. These are things that a serious intellectual movement would discuss and debate. But of course Objectivism does not do this. Not even the David Kelley branch which *should* do this if only to distinguish itself from the insane dogmatism of the Orthodox wing of the ARI.

Mark has written an excellent comment. But the problem with Objectivists, pretty much all of them, is that they don't have any concept of nuance. Mark's description of anti-Semitism vs the Nazi version is an important one. Larry Auster, himself of Jewish descent, wrote an excellent essay on the negative influence of Jews on American culture:

He shows how Jews betrayed the most Philo-Semitic country in the world and he gives great examples in popular culture especially Hollywood. Jews have been terrible for America. In fact, it is a very deep and important subject to understand the intersection of post-modern philosophy, Leftism and Jewish ethno-centric influence. The Jews, ever since the destruction of Jerusalem during Roman times, have been intimately involved with European history. In fact, you can not really understand European history without understanding the ethnic tensions that have followed that tribe everywhere.

It is often said by Objectivists (as well as everywhere else) that Jews have been hated because of their wealth and success. No. They have been hated because of their fierce ethnic tribalism and their hostility to Christian gentile society; ie because of their anti-social behavior toward out-groups. A legitimate scholar like Kevin MacDonald has studied this and written an excellent book on this called 'The Culture of Critique' (in it he discusses the MASSIVE Jewish involvement in the 1965 Immigration Act). But of course, Objectivists consider MacDonald a "Nazi" or some other stupid crap like that.

I've come to hate that about Objectivism. It has the same myopic self-willed blindness that Rand had; not wanting to consider anything outside of a very few questionable premises. In fact as we have seen, the mainstream Objectivist movement under Yaron Brook has become basically a pro-Zionist advocacy group indistinguishable from Neo-Conservatism. Brook being no different than Bill Kristol.

Linz can talk about "Illuminati" all he wants but that is just evasion. The right is starting to take notice of Jewish influence and of Israeli influence. Israel is currently working *with* the Saudis. I'll say it again. Israel is a more treacherous nation than Iran. Ironically, some Leftists understand this and understand that Israel is inherently a religious ethno-state (and dislike it because they don't want to legitimize ethno-states). Objectivist don't understand this which is not good to be even blinder than a Leftist.

Is it good for the Jews?

Mark Hunter's picture

With an Israel Firster like Hudgins dual loyalty would be an improvement.

By and large Jewish cultural influence has been bad for America. For example, the Immigration Act of 1965, introduced into Congress by Emanuel Celler and Philip Hart and written by Norbert Schlei, was the culmination of a forty year battle by Jewish groups, even if a Catholic was front man. Why? From Open Borders and Individual Rights:

Leonard Glickman, president and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (Jewish Daily Forward, November 29, 2002):
    “The more diverse American society is the safer we [Jews] are.”
Earl Raab, writing about the U.S. Census report that whites would become a minority in America (San Francisco Jewish Bulletin, July 23, 1993):
    “We have tipped beyond the point where a Nazi-Aryan party will be able to prevail in this country.
    “[Jews] have been nourishing the American climate of opposition to bigotry for about half a century. That climate has not yet been perfected, but the heterogeneous nature of our population tends to make it irreversible – and makes our constitutional constraints against bigotry more practical than ever.”

Andrew Atkin can mock all he wants, this is conspiracy fact not idle conjecture.

Getting back to Trump, even more disgusting than his sucking up to Netanyahu was his sucking up to the King of Saudi Arabia.

And boasting of “creating jobs” by selling more arms to the Saudis, I think I’ll be sick.

Never again!

Ed Hudgins's picture

Linz - I don't debate with anti-Semites. I'm simply glad that Israel is armed to the teeth and is ready to kill anyone who threatens the survival of Jews. I wish Jews in the 1930s in Europe (and today) had been similarly armed. Things might have turned out different.

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But conspiracy theories are

Andrew Atkin's picture

But conspiracy theories are fun, Lindsay!

I like the idea of America being created as a Jewish war machine, where the Jews (who really rule the world) allowed America to become fat (by letting free markets happen) only so they could parasitically establish their federal reserve banking system, and in turn, through money printing (blank cheque taxation) use America to build their massive military industrial complex (global Jewish war machine). And this was done (let's say) in part to brutalise and reform their old enemy, Islam (which they want to do because they've been brainwashed into seeing the world through history, like many New Zealand Maori today). Islam is a severe cultural hold-out so it needs to be broken regardless, to further develop a new world order with the Jews governing at the top...of a China-flavoured world government. And of course we'll say the Jews protected themselves by creating a fake holocaust show that gave them extreme victimhood rights, which in turn shut down criticism and exposure directed towards Jews (if you don't like Jews then you're a Nazi, as the history channel relentlessly reminds us). Oh, and the reason why the Jews let (and are letting) the Islamic fundamentalists infiltrate America, was to create the false flags that they needed for their unwitting puppet military head (Donald Trump) to lead their machine into the Middle east, and further.

A lot of fun, but we need a lot more evidence of course Smiling

The Illuminati ?

Mark Hunter's picture

Jewish culture is broader, more inclusive, than Judaism. It’s possible to be a secular (that is, non-religious) Jew and still be steeped in Jewish culture. A useful concept for comparison would be the “secular Christian,” that is, an atheist who accepts some of the non-mystical aspects of Christianity.

The Jewish case is complicated by an ethnic component. An ethnic Jew might completely reject Jewish culture. (Yaron Brook is not one of them.)

A word is needed to describe criticism of Jewish culture. Something to think about: just as Ayn Rand co-opted the word selfishness and gave it a benevolent meaning, the same could be done for the word anti-semitism.

Criticism of Jewish culture could be called anti-semitism just as criticizing Christian culture could be called anti-christianism. Used in this sense, moral opprobrium would not be automatic. If the criticism were valid then the anti-semitism, as with the anti-christianism, would be correct. There would be no stigma attached to the word.

But of course the word anti-semitism isn’t used that way. Instead the word packages a negative moral evaluation of the criticism, whatever the criticism might be. And it’s used in an ethnic sense: the criticism is taken to apply to all ethnic Jews, as if they all accepted the alleged part of Jewish culture being criticized.

The trouble is, the existence of the benign sense of the criticism is never acknowledged, either as the word “anti-semitism” or any other word. You simply must not criticize Jewish culture. If you do, you get the package deal.

Lumping all criticism, rational and irrational, into “anti-semitic” makes it a meaningless epithet more about the accuser than the accused. Calling someone an anti-semite amounts to saying “I don’t like you” – for which there is no defense.

If you criticize Jewish culture even when it is justified – for example the predilection to self-deceit (“everybody hates the Jews,” “throughout history Jews have been innocent,” “Israel is hated for its virtues,” etc.) – you get called an “anti-semite.” In that case you should use the word as your critics use it, and reply: Yes, I’m an anti-semite. What of it?

Their response is a good reason to use “anti-semitism” to describe your position. It annoys people who would gag all criticism of Jewish culture, just as “selfishness” annoys those who would deny the virtue of rational-self interest.

I referred to “Jews steeped in Jewish culture” because, to repeat, some Jews reject that culture completely. But beware in a debate. If you refer to red balls obviously you don’t mean all balls are red, but when the color is bad and the balls are Jews you’re a “vile anti-semite” and “pure evil.”

(from Capitalism and “the Jews”)

Trump ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... was not elected to advance the agenda of a lot of retarded Illuminati conspiracists. "Mark Hunter" is otherwise a smart guy, like "Doug Bandler." Illuminating, the way humans can compartmentalise, and be supremely smart and pitifully dumb simultaneously. As far as anti-Semitism is concerned, that's pure evil. In Doug's case I hope it's just another phase he's going through. There've been so many.

Trump is doing spectacularly well.


Mark Hunter's picture

He hopes? Hudgins outs himself as a Jew chauvinist, but then you already knew that.

His hope is fulfilled in my case for I do cringe at seeing Trump grovel before Jewish Power. It isn’t necessary for him to grovel or even say hi. The Alt Right elected Trump despite the Jews not because of them. Once again Trump betrays his base.

Contrary to what Hudgins thinks this betrayal is not good for the Jews. If Trump fails we will elect someone even “worse” – worse by Jewish standards.

As far as Jewish culture is concerned I am an anti-semite.


Trump, Netanyahu, Jerusalem

Ed Hudgins's picture

In hopes the anti-Semitic left and right around the world will cringe.

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"to free the earth from the miseries of disease"

Andrew Atkin's picture

One thing our governments could do is buy up critical patents for certain drugs, to the end of making the intellectual property free to the world. Giving us universally accessible cheap medication.

Might be a good idea? Can dramatically increase the productivity of intellectual property.

Also we should see 'Darpa challenges' on finding cures for diseases. Don't pay people to look for cures - pay them to find them!...

Some of the best and most innovative thinking comes from people trying to achieve for the sport of it - not just a pay cheque. This is why Darpa challenges can be so successful, I believe.

New age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump & Silicon Valley

Ed Hudgins's picture

Another piece that ties Trump and Rand. A bit confused as one would expect from the Guardian, but interesting that this topic continues to be hot.

The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley

The Philosophically Weak West

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Nice link, Ed! Very informative and revealing.

That September 11th, 2002 London celebration shows how philosophically and spiritually weak the West is, including Britain and America. How self-hating and self-destroying we all are. At the least, those 1000 jihad-loving monsters should have been stripped of their citizenship and deported -- if not jailed for a long, long time. Those fiends are objective threats and blatantly treasonous enemies.

White House statement on London terrorist attack

Ed Hudgins's picture

White House statement from 3/22/2017:

"President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom to offer his condolences on today’s terror attack in London and his praise for the effective response of security forces and first responders. He pledged the full cooperation and support of the United States Government in responding to the attack and bringing those responsible to justice."

Meanwhile, UK Home Sec. Amber Rudd said, among other things:

“The British people will be united in working together to defeat those who would harm our shared values. Values of democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. Values symbolised by the Houses of Parliament. Values that will never be destroyed.”

But "tolerance" has become a buzzword for not standing up clearly and unapologetically for Enlightenment values. Muslims must lead the way against their co-religionists who were highlighted in this report in the City Journal of London from Autumn 2002 :

"An obscene spectacle took place in North London on September 11, 2002. A thousand Muslims gathered at the Finsbury Park mosque to 'celebrate' the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Metropolitan Police deployed a force 500-strong to protect the meeting, called 'A Towering Day in History,' from disruption. A dozen or so menacing-looking men with kaffiyehs over their faces stood on the mosque’s steps to prevent unfriendly journalists from entering."

Ranting Rosie

Lindsay Perigo's picture

KASS commentator Mark Dice features Rosie's rabid ranting here:

Rosie O'Donnell

Ed Hudgins's picture

Rosie O'Donnell protesting outside of the White House. Okay, maybe this one is fair.

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Entirely a fair photo

Lindsay Perigo's picture

If you watch the video footage, she's spooning that scabrous tongue repeatedly around those treasonous lips that launched a thousand abominations such as, "You have to pass it to know what's in it." Pelosi, Warren (the fake Indian), all those disgusting females in white, and Dem-scum generally showed themselves to be the sub-scum that they are last night.

All Yawon Bwook Obleftivist pin-ups. I can't seem to get through to Objectivists the enormity of the tweason Obleftivist Bwook is perpetwating. What do I have to do?!

Pelosi at the State of the Union

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Somebody was not thrilled by Pres. Trump's State of the Union speech. Not a fair photo, I know, but there it is.
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(Hope the photo doesn't blow up the site. It's a small jpg.)

Good on you Kyrel

Sam Pierson's picture

.. you don't take no shit.

Neither does your President, & we're liking it!

No-One a Real Freedom-Fighter Except Me

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

I don't remotely expect Trump to behave like an Objectivist or libertarian. That's my whole point.

But do you notice how I characterize political freedom? I say things like "decriminalizing drugs and prostitution, privatizing schools and roads, terminating Social Security and Medicare." This is what Rand called "thinking in principles" or maybe "arguing with essentials." My political thought is FAR superior to anything you hear from ARI, the Atlas Society, or the rest of Solo Passion. If I wanted to be cruel, I could say the rest of you sound like whiny little bitches and pathetic conservatives impotently belly-aching about "da gobiment."

Oh dear!

Lindsay Perigo's picture

Two parties expecting Trump to behave like a card-carrying Objectivist: ARISIS and Kyrel!

Yoooooge announcement re Linz/Yaron debate coming up.


gregster's picture

Let's hope Triumphal will get the important things correct. Drugs and prostitution I can get anywhere.

Yes, But

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Sam, Olivia, Greg -- I still think President Triumph will have a hard time hacking his way thru the forest of options available to him, and finding the semi-correct path, because he lacks a libertarian compass. Four years also offers a yuuuuge amount of time to become corrupted, learn to worship power, and become paranoid about your enemies.

I predict President Triumph will utterly fail at even truly simple and obvious things: decriminalizing drugs and prostitution, privatizing schools and roads, terminating Social Security and Medicare. The wretched and communist/fascist 1930s New Deal and 1960s Great Society will go almost untouched. Any remotely knowledgeable and competent libertarian (President plus Congress, admittedly) could have defeated them.

Exactly Sam

gregster's picture

To right the wrongs is a "simple plan." To return to harmonious prosperity is simple. And down here we still have the red team versus the blue and interminable talkback complaining about the same old same old.

Fortuitously President Zero and Killary were so bad that civilisation has been salvaged.


Olivia's picture

At 70 Trump is what he is, and will not be learning much. He'll be following his instincts. He's spent the last 50 years thinking & saying how he'd do things. Now he's just getting about it.

That's a very salient point about Trump, and a yoooooooooge difference between him and Obama. Obama, the community organiser, had to learn about many things "on the job" whereas Trump has been a force of nature all his life, which is what made him the billionaire success story that he already is. And yes, at 70, it's about applying his knowledge and learning to the job at hand. His cabinet is a testament to that knowledge.

I've noticed that in these official swearing in cermonies, Trump is standing by like a human being already confident of himself. When I compare this with Obama in similar contexts, it was all about his newfound power being on display. Trump has been powerful all his adult life, so he radiates a kind of benevolence toward the people who are immediately in the spotlight. Yesterday it was Tillerson. Trump had just come from the funeral of the Marine who had been killed in the raid that he green-lit in Yemen. Trump looked as if he had spent the afternoon balling his eyes out - and I bet he had. That would've weighed like ten tonnes of bricks upon his soul.


Sam Pierson's picture

At 70 Trump is what he is, and will not be learning much. He'll be following his instincts. He's spent the last 50 years thinking & saying how he'd do things. Now he's just getting about it. Him & his core team have a very clear idea on what they're about, which is why they're moving so quickly. And it's a simple plan.

His instincts and those of his cabinet seem reasonable & pro-liberty, but not in the abstract or the esoteric. Right now it's about strength & dominance, and asserting US power unashamedly. This is the way to peace & prosperity for all, though not all agree.

The Trump Revolution

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Sam Pierson speaks of "this revolutionary period -- almost single-handedly the work of Trump, and with few parallels in history." I somewhat agree! Smiling Trump is like a man shot out of a canon. There's certainly a lot more hope in America now than there would be with Tepid Barry or the Wicked Witch.

My great hope is that Trump learns on the job -- and then ends up pointing (at least somewhat!) ever more toward capitalism and libertarianism. My great fear is that Washington will slowly-but-surely corrupt him, and he'll learn to love power for its own sake. These first few weeks and months might easily be his best. Trump might fade considerably after that.

But who knows? Perhaps on-the-job learning and experience might teach him the morality and practicality of individual liberty! Smiling


Sam Pierson's picture

Yep, Richard, this is the way to do reform. Impressive for a stoopid narcissist orange nazi bumbling buffoon with no prior experience. Hehe

To think

Sam Pierson's picture

.. if the advice of NeverTrumpers & sundry libertarian & objectivist luminaries had been followed, Hillary Clinton would be running the free world right now, and this revolutionary period - almost singlehandedly the work of Trump & with few parallels in history - would not be happening.

Am sure those folk remain committed to their calls, as is human to do. And will lie in wait - if not hope - for his first failing. So goes the world.

But it makes you think. Makes you 'check your premises'. Makes you resolve to not give much credence to 'intellectuals'. There are 'intellectuals' (lots), and then there are men of good judgement.

Take Niall Ferguson, historian. The guy has spent his career studying & writing on the rise of the West and the history of the English in 'Empire', and yet he opposed Brexit and was pro-EU. He has since recanted, owning up to being lead astray by his close relationship with the then PM. (Cynically, perhaps he realised the arc of history was moving away from him and rendering him irrelevant.) But you'd think a guy that knew so closely England's history & independent DNA would have seen how incompatible EU membership was to the UK people, and how the power of independence has propelled her through the ages.

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