The grim joke going around now is Trump won’t deliver his wall but at least he’s going to release thousands of felons with his criminal “reform” bill.
After all the noise and fury from both sides, tax cuts for capitalists and criminal justice reform for socialists constitute his emerging legacy after the media and state combined to contain his administration through investigations and propaganda.
But Trump’s increasingly likely failure might prove to be the least of it. It isn’t as if things will simply reset to the political dynamic of 2013 after, say, he’s voted out of office (or quits out of exhaustion by not running or resigning); no, a radicalized, energized, bigger, militant and vindictive left has formed like a tumor in response to the invasive cell that is Trump.
The effect of a massive propaganda campaign to paint Trump’s support as fascist has been to radicalize the opinions of the average normie and swell the ranks of genuine radicals like antifa. It’s increased anti-white animus. None of this can be expected to subside after they’ve taken him down.
The Resistance has also been profitable, breathing life into cable news and transferring money from rubes to various activist organizations adopting it. Like the cable news outlets who’ve found a second life pushing anti-Trump propaganda, antifa and the broader social justice industry are booming. If the political rage doesn’t keep it going post Trump, money will.
The Daily Caller just exposed a DC activist who works with Congressional liberals by day as an antifa leader behind riot club Smash Racism DC and the targeted harassment of Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson.
Joseph “Jose” Alcoff works with congressional Democrats as part of his day job as a manager with a DC-based advocacy group. But he spreads socialist and communist propaganda when going by the name “Jose Martin.”
Alcoff does not lack for cunning. He didn’t need Trump to radicalize him. He and a thousand others are turning this crisis into opportunity. The Caller:
“If we’re wrong, if [Trump] is just George W. Bush somehow … then at minimum, what we’re doing is building the infrastructure that builds space for other forms of resistance — for resistance against everyday white nationalist and white supremacist policies,” Alcoff said as Chepe on Radio Dispatch in December 2016.
Trump’s policies and would-be policies hardly constitute a hard turn to the right, and are only successfully featured as such because the public dialogue on immigration up to now has been free to range all the way from Ellis Island kitsch to demonization of the Border Patrol. No, the image of Trump as a rightist racist dictator is built entirely on that demonization and his rude comments about Mexicans.
Just as a tape of him talking about “pussy” prompted a whole movement with its own television series, in which it is alleged Donald Trump, of all people, wants to restore sexual order and put women in habits. If only.
As Trump hasn’t yet offered white sharia legislation or anything like it to specifically oppose, for Planned Parenthood et al resistance bucks come as a windfall. They can build their war chests, and no doubt someone, somewhere is building a guest house right now with a little bit of that largesse. Doing well by doing right. Hysteria is made profitable by politics.
Cooler heads prevail higher up to guide those hysterics.
“And we don’t stand to lose if we’re building that infrastructure,” he continued. “That’s what we should have already been doing, even if [Hillary] Clinton had won and even if Trump is not a fascist.”
Pity Donald Trump. He’s going to have to be crushed to save America, between the Wall we demand and the hammer of the Poz.