Hello fellow deplorables and morons. It’s been a big week here on the old blog, the biggest yet in terms of numbers, thanks to my post on #fake aborigines going semi-viral on social media. But the week is really about Trump. First he causes CNN to self-immolate with a single re-tweet. That was big enough. But then he goes and makes the most extraordinary speech in Poland, which is transcribed here in full at Vox Day’s site.
There hasn’t been a speech like this for a very long time in politics and that is because politicians have become a class onto themselves. They don’t even write their own speeches. The first time that I learned that this was the case I was perplexed. If you can’t even write your own speech then it must mean that you have no clarity of thought and no real vision for what you want to stand for.
Trump wrote this speech. This was not done by paid sycophants and consultants. Oh sure it would have been tweaked by people here and there but this was all Trump, and that is why it stands out.
Regular readers of this blog know that I called it for Trump a very long time before the election. I actually called it the day he nominated for the Republican ticket. I was convinced that he would win because here finally was someone with personal conviction and a clear vision of where he wanted to take his nation. And the people responded and that is why he won.
And this speech encapsulates how genuine Trump is. He is succeeding because he holds to the truth, and in a time of lies and chaos a truth speaker rises above the babbling frenzy. From that speech:
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? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive.
Truth spoken. It is the fundamental question of our time. Anything else is white noise at best.
Those heroes remind us that the West was saved with the blood of patriots, that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense and that every foot of ground and every last inch of civilization is worth defending with your life.
Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield. It begins with our minds, our wills and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital and demand no less defense than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested.
Our freedom, our civilization and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture and memory. And today, as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight.
Poland is right now the most fortunate nation in the West. They had to fight and suffer long and hard for their freedoms, and they’re not about to throw it all away in virtue signaling deceit.
Okay, on to the links and resident hawtness. She’s a beauty this week, a real find.
“If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalist tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?”
I read that paragraph and I thought to myself, well, that’s actually an easy question. If you feel that way about Trump, normal journalistic ethics would dictate that you shouldn’t cover him. You cannot be fair. And you shouldn’t be covering Hillary Clinton either, because you’ve already decided who should be president. Go cover sports or entertainment. Yet the Times media reporter rationalized the obvious bias he had just acknowledged, citing the view that Clinton was “normal” and Trump was not.
A financial one now for you all. Bob Rodriguez: “We Are Witnessing The Development Of A Perfect Storm”.
If there is one piece of investment advice you would offer to a young professional embarking on a career now, what would that be?
I will give the same advice that I got when I was a very young professional back in 1973. I was two years into the field and a gentleman spoke before my investment class. After everybody had walked out, I walked up to Mr. Munger and I asked him, “Sir, if I could only do one thing that would make myself a better investment professional, what would you recommend?” He responded, “Read history, read history, read history.” I have done that over the years. Had you read about the banking crisis of 1907 and what preceded it in the 1890s, you would have recognized it in a form in 2007.
The good Chateau is in on the mix – Trump the ironclad chad.
I love President Trump in that brotherly, manly way that used to be common in America before pozz corrupted the feeling into a prolapsed homosexualist . It feels so good to have a leader on my side. It’s always been Who, Whom, and for the first time in a long time there’s an Overshitlord with Chadism running in his veins leading the nation on the behalf of my tribe. the Who.
The steaming goodness that is this week’s Woodpile Report.
A piece from a few years back but still relevant – Redefining marriage.
Still, though, something about the appeal of marriage has not been eradicated. Couples who have lived together for years will marry when they decide to have children. How about that? That has happened in my own family. Why would they do such a thing if marriage is merely a recognition of the commitment and loving relationship between two people? So marriage is a tougher nut to crack than was first imagined, and all those young feminists are still going off and getting married before having their children. “Gay marriage” is the next move in the campaign to break the nexus between marriage, family and society.
Hawt chick time. I like this girl. I would even buy her a cherry cola.