Posted On: Saturday - April 17th 2021 7:56PM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '20  Trump  Americans  alt-right
I had a browser tab open on one of my devices, as we call them now, with a VDare post from this past January 10th, that I hadn't read yet. (That's why I have lots of tabs open. I mean 50 of 'em sometimes.)
A guy named J. R. Kipling had written a great essay on the events of January 6th. It is not very much about the breaking into the Capitol*, but about the Americans that made up the big crowd outside and about Donald Trump. Mr. Kipling is not at all enamored by the Donald, and this blogger agrees his Presidency was one final lost opportunity to turn this country around peacefully.
Mr. Kipling has only written once on VDare before, and that was almost 5 years ago. His January 10th article that I urge you to read is What I Saw At The Rally—Profound Patriotism, Trump Fecklessness, And, Yes, Antifa. I'm gonna paste in the first portion to get you interested:
Unlike Ann Coulter, I believe Trump won the election and I believe that this matters. And the millions that voted for him did so knowing all his personality flaws and failings. Donald Trump didn’t build the wall (well, just 400 miles of it), he didn’t deport all the illegals, he didn’t stop H1B, he didn’t even end the notorious Carried Interest loophole. Yet people kept faith in him. Why?Mr. Kipling has more faith in regular Americans than Donald Trump. I concur. We need to look to each other for support and leadership, not a politician, even the best one we could think of. "TECH Tyrants and Biden's coming. We're finally on our own ..."
Standing in the bitter cold of the Mall on Jan 6 with perhaps 400,000 others waiting for hours to hear Trump speak the answer seemed simple and as old as the basic human need to organize in self-defense. The people were there to hear their leader. Shivering and waiting, they wanted someone to give them some hope for the future—a sense of resolution and confidence and superior strength.
But strength against what? What were these people afraid of that made them stick with Trump through all his personality flaws, shrugging off the relentless attacks from the Left that have gone on for years?
A common view is that they were fooled by Trump. But they were not fooled. They saw everything and looked beyond. They ignored Trump the quasi-literate vulgarian who really thought having a "top running reality show" was boast-worthy instead of an embarrassment. They stuck with Trump because Trump was one of them, only with the power to stop the Globalist nightmare.
What the Left is setting about doing now tells us more about the Trump movement than Trump ever did: the complete dissolution of a people and a nation, the relentless lying and propaganda, the Big Tech censorship and surveillance. Trump’s voters instinctively sensed this threat. So did Trump, but he did nothing about it.
* though he strongly suspects that there were antifa, doing the breaking of windows and such.