Another Neo-con “Conservative” Bails on Trump

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The more of these guys that go after Trump, the more inclined I am to support the bastard:

“Conservative” (so-called) commentator and columnist George Will says he is leaving the Republican Party because of Donald Trump – and he’s advocating that others do the same.

In a speech at a Federalist Society luncheon Friday, he told the audience, “This is not my party,” according to PJ Media, a conservative media blog.
The Pulitzer Prize winner told the audience at the luncheon that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s endorsement of Trump is one of the reasons why he decided to leave the party, and he didn’t say whether he’d vote for either Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton or a third-party candidate, such as Libertarian Gary Johnson.
Will, who worked on President Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign, also said at the luncheon that Trump as president with “no opposition” from a Republican-led Congress would be worse than Clinton as president with a Republican-led Congress.
When asked by PJ Media about his message to conservatives, Will responded on Trump, “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House.”
CNN efforts to reach Will were not immediately successful Saturday.
Will has long been a harsh critic of Trump. Just earlier this month, he told Fox News that Trump is a “real amateur in politics.”
“He seems to confuse the enthusiasm of the crowds in front of him at the moment in the high school auditorium with the larger electorate,” he said. “Whereas, in fact, crowds are definitionally not a representative selection of the American people.”
And this is not the first time the conservative has broken with Republican Party orthodoxy. In 2009, he wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post calling on the United States to get out of Afghanistan, which received criticism from his party.
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  1. Over the weekend our ham radio club participated in the annual Field Day exercise, where hams all over the country try to communicate on portable stations and non-mains power. One of the members of the club is a district judge. The conversation turned to the Brexit and what it might be about. I mentioned that most of the pro-exit argument was about the highly bureaucratic EU and that it was basically backlash against Brussels’ control over the British. I also mentioned that I’m basically a Libertarian who believes that any power over others (government) should be as diffused as possible. What I found surprising was that he agreed with me, and mentioned that in the past he was able to assign lawyers who he knew to be good with certain types of cases (I didn’t ask for a clarification of what a good lawyer is) to a case, but that power has since been removed and now the assignments all come from Denver. It was implied the people who now assign lawyers to cases in Denver are only going to look at “facts” instead of character. Of course he was complaining about the loss of his power too…

    This is what we’re up against. Despite Trump’s appeal to everyone while saying nothing of substance, he’s said enough to the American people to make us think he’s on “our” side in the fight against the central bureaucracy. Just from listening to some of his immigration speeches, it’s clear he’s been paying attention to UKIP’s Nigel Farage. Trump wants us all to be mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore.

    We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my iPhone and my Facebook and my Xbox and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the debt and the immigrants.

    Wow, that worked better than I thought. I could see Trump delivering this speech (in a slightly less impassioned way than poor old Howard Beale) and getting big applause.
    But remember, we’re headed to the bottom of the 40 year economic super-cycle. There’s not much we can do to change that. All of the elites are painfully aware of this (despite what they tell us about Keynes and centralized economic planning they are quite Rothbardain when dealing with their own skin), and they’re positioning themselves for the other side. Hillary and Trump are both terrible choices because anyone who knows what’s really going on is going to be holding the bag when it all comes apart. The last bottom led to World War 2 and doubling down on centralization. Hopefully this bottom will let us move back to decentralization and mutual cooperation. But before we get there it’s gonna get ugly.

    • That should read “Hillary and Trump are both terrible choices because anyone who knows what’s really going on isn’t going to be holding the bag when it all comes apart.

      • No victory gardens this time, just gardens to fend off starvation for a while.

        The “big event” has already started but TPTB are convincing the masses everything is A OK. I bet they won’t let those food stamps get fouled up again. Look what a small delay brought about, riots…….bbbbbbaby you ain’t seen nuthin yet

        • I left off the main part of “control”.

          “People everywhere confuse,
          What they read in newspapers with news.”
          — A. J. Liebling

          Our job is to give people not what they want,
          but what we decide they ought to have.”
          — Richard Salant
          (1914-1993) former President of CBS News

          “The man who never looks into a newspaper
          is better informed than he who reads them;
          inasmuch as he who knows nothing is
          nearer to the truth than he whose mind
          is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
          — Thomas Jefferson

          Jefferson saw it rightly. Every war is led off by newspapers, more then than now that we have the spoken word but they’re both parrots of TPTB except for some of the internet.

          I “could” write everything I saw here in a letter to the editor but it would never get published and if it did it would only be used as fodder to show there are dangerous kooks such as myself who need to be “touched up” as an old friend says.

        • The food stamps and drugs are what kept the world from blowing up in the 1970s. Don’t know if that will work again. If they continue to mess with the food supplies (while making sure they have the real stuff), and confusing people into obesity people just figure out the elites and political lackeys aren’t their friends.

    • Hi Tor,

      Will is typical of the egghead elitists who roost on the upper perches of the GOP chicken coop. They are priggish, we-know-best types; very much like Cass “nudge” Sunstein only (we’re told) they are “conservatives.”

      Notice, too, that Will – who is soft and flabby – is also a major jocksniffer.

  2. I see the entire world eventually rising up against “the machine”. It will be a global war between the peoples and the controllers. It won’t be pretty. There will be a fraction of the population of earth left when it’s over……or no one. If they learn, they’ll progress and do like some countries like Iceland have done, throw the bankers out and have an anarchy. If they don’t learn, the insects will be glad to take first place back on the earth since they live, like many mindless creatures, by a collective, authoritarian rule. The Earth will keep on spinning, the fish will make a comeback, the animals will return to the places they always survived before mankind and nobody will bitch about ozone, CO2 nor anything else. The salmon will swim upstream and the bears will be well-fed. The only bad thing is I won’t be there to be a sport fisherman when the fishin’s good.

    • The new first world will be the “machine people.” These are your current cohorts who have already abandoned their individuality to be the “written word people.” You’ve already laid the foundation for this by lending so much credence and reality to written rules and contracts. For most of you, this is considered a higher priority than any individual actions that doesn’t refer to or benefit this vast system of “property, expected behaviors, recipes of service and production.”

      This will be the emerging generation that will find assignments and opportunites via apps. If you need something you will put out the word on some kind of device and be contacted by someone on that device. You might also hear back from predesigned solutions that already solve your problem without human intervention.

      The new third world will be the self doers that don’t know how or are unwilling to report everything to the controlling machine and software, and are thus not protected from takings or being forbidden to continue doing as you currently do.

      Think back to the native Americans who for millenia had hunted a certain area and occupied and adapted an environment to their needs. Then the Euros came and declared all of that invalid and subject to competing claims and uses by anyone who took up their new “official” claim to whomever was deemed the official authority.

      One day your living in a small home on a hill with a self sustaining garden and tools and an anvil and some animals. Then out of the blue someone says they own the place you and your ancestors have already been. Maybe you even have some kind of ownership paperwork. But that isn’t necessarily valid when ownership becomes settled by software and machinery.

      You’ll be left without capital to provide for yourself, and no way to support yourself, except to learn how to live in a networked and gridded reality that exists primarily in a virtual format.

      The other guys will be the second world. These are the foreigners already among us. And the SWPs who have enough numbers that they can keep the ruling machine mafias at bay. They are able to sustain and thrive because they have a far off base of operations. A different language and worldview that isn’t understood by those in the machine reality. Over time these types will dwindle more and more.

    • Actually, I wonder if it hasn’t happened a few times already.
      Then we commit genocide or such, set the timer back to “0”, and re-do it all over again. Reverse evolution, if you will.
      Bible has some good hints there… With speaking of giants, nephilim, etc. (* not all by their proper names.)

      The allegories – similar to Zen koans and such – become so esoteric no one knows WTF anything means… And again, it has to be boiled down to the dumbest common imbecile.
      Filthy, stupid, ugly, venal, self-centered naked apes.
      Haves and Have Nots – and the Haves cannot understand why the Have Nots hate them so. It’s just that the HAVES have BRAINS. The Have Nots have… Well, Ed is Special, right? (Special Ed by Steven Lynch)

    • Hi Tor,

      Would it not be enjoyable to cause creatures such as Will and Kristol and Jeb! and all the rest of them some angina by supporting Trump?

      I don’t expect a Freedom Renaissance if he wins. I hope I have made that clear. But it’s equally clear that some of our worst, most implacable enemies (as above) loathe him.

      Which makes me like him just a little bit! 🙂

      PS: Here’s another “rising star” of the GOP who dislikes Trump: http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/25/politics/mia-love-skip-convention/index.html

      • I liked Trump’s Art of the Deal paperback. I liked the way he got that ice skating rink in NYC done. Apprentice is an interesting show. I like that he has so many towers in so many cities. Also golf courses and whatever else. I would be fine with him winning and then shutting it all down.

        Maybe unleash a cultural revolution of sorts and dispense with all the old stuff. Maybe America can be one big reality show or annual competition or beauty and brains pageants. I’ll absolutely taked his flawed somethingness over all those neocon’s nothingness.

        He isn’t making any progress on the Real Clear Politics poll page, Hil wins by 6%, but who really knows how legit that thing is in this fourth turning adaptive crisis phase.

        I’m more interested in some kind of new discovery or endeavor. Perhaps we should go anti-solar towards Ganymede, where there’s a water rush going on. That place has more water underground than all of the earth’s freshwater and seawater combined.

        Really, if there was more of that literature, research, and exploratory activity available for consumption in my every day life, I wouldn’t be so concerned with the state of the unions and such. I’d have something else to spend my time on. Something that interests me and deserves my curiosity and attention, instead of all this pointless circlings and cyclings.

        Jupiter’s Ganymede Harbors A Vast Ocean 100km Deep
        http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/06/jupiters-ganymede-opens-exciting-possibilities-for-life-harbors-a-buried-ocean-100-kilometers-deep-w-1.html

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