I Was Wrong


It takes the better part of oneself to know when to be humble, and indeed in the past 48 hours, I and many others have been humbled to the core. Last night, US President Donald Trump launched an attack against the sovereign nation of Syria, and while we do not yet have reports of what the ramifications were, at the very least it crippled Syrian air capability in a vital region and provided cover for a counter-offensive by ISIS militants. A salvo of incredibly expensive missiles were pummeled into an airfield one after the other, on Trump’s direct orders.

The response to this has been thankfully almost uniform across those figures who were instrumental in facilitating Trump’s ascendancy by forming a coalition of the alternative news cycle. Paul Joseph Watson, Mike Cernovich, Stefan Molyneux, Richard Spencer, RamZPaul, Millennial Woes, Ann Coulter, Ben Garrison, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen, and the list goes on. All denounced what Trump had done, and the majority have disavowed him completely as a traitor, a fraud, a liar, part of the swamp he told his supporters that he would drain. I joined that chorus last night, in spite of the fact that much like those names listed above, I had promoted Trump’s candidacy based upon the best information available to us all at the time.

hoaxmy own reaction in real time

You’ll remember my primary reason for supporting Trump was geopolitical. Throughout the campaign, with very little motivation, Trump stuck to a message of isolationism, of pulling back from the projects of nation-building and American hegemony that had brought nothing but misery to the Middle East and decay to Europe. This was one thing that the man seemed immovable on, and I felt that the potential rewards were worth the compromise of a general principle surrounding the effectiveness of democracy.

Why did I, and other Reactionaries make this mistake? Put simply, it was the unprecedented nature of the campaign, which any analyst will tell you was completely extraordinary. Donald Trump truly was an outsider. One could point to the fact that he was a well connected businessman, but the fact is Trump had been a fringe figure ever since his questions over Barack Obama’s birth certificate. For him to do so well in a campaign, and to conduct himself as he did, confounded pundits (myself included). Given this, we felt justified in lending him our support because perhaps an abnormal candidacy would lead to an abnormal presidency.

I should make clear, I don’t think Trump deliberately fooled people in the sense that this was his plan all along. I simply think, despite his acumen for business, he is a buffoon. He is manipulated incredibly easily, heck, to some degree we manipulated him, with little but memes and Twitter hashtags. Was it any surprise when he was enthroned within the corrupt power structure of the United States government, he would be rolled by the Deep State?

NEOCONliterally subhuman

And oh, boy, what a story when it comes to the Deep State. They struck and they struck hard. Apparently using Trump’s nauseating son in law Jared Kushner (and no doubt his apostate whore daughter too), they swept aside Steve Bannon like he was nothing, and within 48 hours had the green light for an assault on the Assad government. This was in some ways our error. We had mistakenly believed that certain figures around Trump could be useful to our ends, but we overestimated their power by orders of magnitude. Steve Bannon, the real president behind the scenes? What a joke that turned out to be. Looking back, there’s a reason why I hedged my bets on Trump. Because once you stripped out all the triumphalism , you were talking about infiltrating and commandeering the black heart of the Cathedral itself: USG. It hasn’t even been shown that this can be successfully done to a university let alone a capital.

There can be no defence of what has happened. It is pure neoconism with a strong Israeli bent. How disgusting it is when GOP senators tweet Scripture to justify their thirst for bloodshed which is, given the situation on the ground, the bloodshed of Syrian Christians. Of course the patriotards will wave their flags, forgetting in a heartbeat the campaign promises. They’ll forget the wall too, mark my words.  And of course the military will not question what they’re doing while Bill Kristol grins like a Cheshire kinder egg from the headlines of the Weekly Standard. WAR is back on the menu, boys! And your waiters are Mattis and McMaster.

The most ironic part of course is that the justification for this strike, the oh-so-moving pictures of the children apparently hit in a Sarin gas attack, has forgery written all over it. Those who know me are aware that I rarely if ever speak of false-flag events, but nothing in the gas attack story adds up, from the non-existent and in fact counter-intuitive motivation to the actions of the Al-Qaeda linked White Helmets themselves, who should all be dead by now judging by the way they handled these so-called poison victims.

sarin.pngHow Jihadi propagandists think you handle Sarin without dying
vs. how you actually handle Sarin without dying

There isn’t a whole lot more that can be said. We were puzzled by Trump, put a bet in, and came up empty-handed. He is nothing but Jeb Bush with more clapping, an empty suit. Those who do his bidding in Syria and around the world deserve the ultimate penalty, and I would hope it is exacted should they attempt more intimate actions than lobbing tomahawk missiles. Of course, nobody with a shred of credibility could continue to back Trump after this, and as the alt-media defence we ran to cover up most of his bullshit fades away, his ratings will turn to dust and it will be a pleasure to watch the media tear at his corpse like vultures. In the meantime, this experience has hardened my views of democracy considerably. The solution is not in the unwashed masses, nor is it in bourgeois ‘populists’ like Trump. Guénon, as ever, was correct about the nature of our age, and his words ring like a jabbing reminder to us that while we think we might know better, our forebears are repeating that old warning about putting faith in false teachers.

“We have in fact entered upon the final phase…, the darkest period of this dark age, the state of dissolution from which there is to be no emerging except through a cataclysm, since it is no longer a mere revival which is required, but a complete renovation.”


21 thoughts on “I Was Wrong

  1. Excellent thoughts on the matter, they echo mine precisely. I thought that the most likely outcome for a Trump presidency was paralysis, with the president unable to accomplish much of his domestic agenda due to opposition from the Democrats and the neoconservatives, but he was so consistent on the anti-regime change message that I never thought he would turn traitor! In three months! Over some sad pictures!

    I think the greatest risk now is that he will get a (probably temporary) bump in the polls due to the newfound favour of neoconservatives and normie boomers who think what he did was “strong” and “presidential”. If so, that would encourage him and his advisors that more aggressive actions are the way to distract from a failing domestic agenda. That’s where we get into dangerous territory. Unfortunately, Trump’s impulsiveness is now combined with the bloodthirstyness of the neocons to make a hellish threat.

    Just a quick quibble. You use the phrase “Assad regime” which is deliberate wording on the part of activists for regime change to make it sound like the Syrian government is illegitimate. I don’t blame use as the phrase is used so frequently that I make the mistake myself, but I think we should use neutral terms like “Assad Government” to make it clear where we stand.


  2. It felt like a particularly grim day, given what had happened in Sweden as well, but the online response has been encouraging. The people still advocating the “4D chess” meme are few and the claim sounds increasingly hollow. It’ll be interesting to see how the gathering of sycophants presently surrounding Trump react over the next few months. I expect the honeyed words will be back to daggers & forked tongues soon enough.


  3. It’s disappointing, but I’m sticking to my principles and trying not to evaluate Trump’s first few months in office seriously until June/July.

    What is most ominous is the conjunction of Bannon’s departure from the NSC with the strike. By itself, Bannon’s demotion could have meant anything; it was an unusual position for a strategist to have and might, e.g., have been intended only as a transitional role. But combined with a volte-face on the Syria issue, it suggests Bannon was the only one holding back the floodgates.

    The most peculiar thing about this is that in the presidential debates, he resisted intense pressure to buckle on Syria in front of a live national audience. He may be a buffoon, but buffoonery couldn’t be the full story behind the realignment.


    • That’s the point I’m trying to get across. Alone, the strike or the Bannon dismissal would be a real disappointment, but in conjunction with one another, this is looking like a stab in the back


  4. Don’t feel too bad. Chalk it up to experience. I’ve seen enough over the decades to know that voting doesn’t change anything anymore. Not at the national level, at least. I hadn’t voted for quite some time but did vote for Trump under the assumption he would slow the train going over the cliff, not stop it let alone reverse it. We might have avoided an immediate war with Russia (with a Hillary win) to a war with Russia delayed a month or two.

    Even if Trump were completely sincere, he could not reverse the course we are on. The reason? He’s essentially alone. If we assume that the changes Trump’s base wants are as radical to our ruling elite as was the National Socialists’ to the Weimar Republic or the Communists’ to the Czar, we can immediately see that Trump would fail. Why? He has no party of many like-minded individuals ready to replace those running the government. The Nazis had a large cadre to tap and even then, it took them a few years, because they tried to used the legislative route for their changes. The Communists were successful because they not only had the cadre but immediately killed or exiled anyone who got in their way, even if the operation of the government machine suffered. Yet, even there, they had to deal with a civil war. What’s Trump to do with a handful of trusted advisors? Not much. He had to call on the Republican elite, who are already in bed with the Democrats, to staff the many positions needed for an incoming administration (some 1000 or so). Yet that is a small number compared to the entrenched government employees who keep the wheels turning, always in the same direction.


  5. The “unwashed masses” voted for Trump, the “bourgeois populist”, for the right reasons. They want out of Globalism just like you and me and a whole lot of other people, so don’t be so harsh on them.

    And don’t be so hardened in your views of democracy, not with Brexit behind you and LePen ahead of you. More hope, less hysteria. All I’ve seen from the Alt-Right in response to this is histrionics.

    I think we need to wait a while, and see if anything good does come of this. Let’s see if the “4D chess” pays off.

    Sorry, I’m not ready to condemn him for his first blunder. This is no longer the campaign phase.

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    • On the contrary, I think the AltRight’s response has been a credit to them. I had actually expected them to act as Trump’s sycophants, as so many Republicans had for George W. Bush until the bitter end, but no, Spencer and co. actually showed that they weren’t willing to wash the man’s balls when he reneged on part of his campaign promise, rendered so vivid by his 2013 tweets.

      Spencer pointed out quite rightly that the far left are currently saying “oh actually this a clever plot by the Russians! Trump is tricking us!” and he compares this to the “4d chess” narrative by saying it sounds like absurd attempts to rationalize lies on both sides. And on this, Spencer is right.

      This is not a “blunder”. This is a military attack on a sovereign country, on a government which is preventing ISIS from exacting their bloody campaign across half of Syria not under their control. Assad is this generation’s Milosevic, and Trump seems to be heading in the direction of Clinton.

      I have tried to make clear in this post how this is tied to Bannon being kicked out of the inner circle in exchange for (((Kushner))). That should explain enough of what I’m saying, because the two are obviously related.

      But if you’d like the most damning evidence against Trump, look at who he is receiving praise from. I don’t think I need to list all of the names. How long is it before Kristol and McMullin are in the situation room?


      • Is it sycophantism or realism? Like I said, this is no longer the campaign phase. I was upset, I wasn’t shocked and appalled like everyone else is thought, nor am I going to shed a tear for Assad, which others are doing strangely enough.

        You can want stability without liking Assad.

        I don’t disagree that his actions were wrong, atleast on the surface they look bad. What led Trump to this however? It was the war pimping neo-cons. My wroth is mainly reserved for them.

        Is it sovereign country? It seems like a war-zone to me. How much sway does Assad really have? How relevant is he?

        Yes, this sounds like I’m clinging on for dear life to Trump. That is exactly what I am doing. We have four years of this man, so forgive me if I try and find a grain intelligence behind all this.

        And Kushner ofcourse. Trump doesn’t strike me as being the type of man to take advice from someone half his age. There has to be something else going on.

        We’ll never know what really is going on behind closed doors.

        Your most damning evidence is the praise he has received from certain (((people))). I think that praise is more damning evidence against the givers than the receiver.


        • It’s a sovereign country currently in a civil war, and Assad is the legitimate government there, recognized by the UN. Russia is allowed to operate there specifically because Assad has invited them to act, an invitation that has not been extended to the US. Assad controls half the country roughly, and no rebel group with territory is recognized as a legitimate government by any other state.

          It’s easy to blame the people manipulating Trump, but what does that actually leave you with? There is no substantive difference between Trump being a neocon and Trump doing what neocons tell him to do.

          “Trump doesn’t strike me as being the type of man to take advice from someone half his age” – check the photos of the situation room. He’s right there among the 7 people around the main table. He plays Trump like a fiddle through his apostate daughter. Kushner is virtually everywhere Trump is.

          The people praising Trump HATED him during the campaign. Now the love him. That tells you there has been a fundamental shift.

          You can try and find intelligence in this and try to justify it to yourself in order to still support Trump, but my case is that to do so is to believe in a comfortable fiction. Obama said that marriage was between a man and a woman during his campaign. Someone who knew that could have believed, when he changed his mind, that Obama was playing 4D chess… I just don’t see it.


          • A fundamental shift, for two days. How long before he’s back to being hated because he’s doing something he campaigned on?

            I don’t know what to say. I’m going to be very reticent for a few days.

            Obama is different, Obama was always a liberal globalist shill.

            Trump’s strike could have been done for any number of reasons. You’ve got a few misiles launched at an airfield, thats it.

            Why did he do it? It just makes no sense.

            Alright, I have to shrink back from this one. I can’t understand it. Let them play their games. I have nothing else to say.


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  7. Excellent post Mark.

    Frequent reader, first time commenting.

    I was almost at a total loss of words when I heard the news about Syria. I was shocked, but at the end of the day I think we could all see this coming considering Trump’s less than ideal family situation and his cabinet appointees. Still, the most disappointing and gut-wrenching thing for me was that all of the energy and the genuine enthusiasm that Trump’s campaign and election generated in our circles as well as in Middle America now seems like a colossal waste. Yesterday, I felt cheated. Then I read your post, and reality started to hit me again. I had placed my faith in democracy and actually convinced myself that despite all of the things I knew to be true deep down, Trump would be able to actually change the trajectory of America and Western Civilization. The feeling of being cheated, used, and lied to is the essence of this farce of a system known as democracy. It was this realization that I made over the years that in part drove me into the arms of the reactosphere in the first place.

    We are never going to beat the Cathedral at a game they have designed and imposed on us, for even when Trump beat a field of 17 establishment stooges, Hillary Clinton, and the media, a judge throws out the travel ban, and the neocons gin up another war. The Cathedral is simply too entrenched and always has an ace in the hole.

    At this point, part of me wants to see Trump go full neocon/globalist so that we can redpill his base on the deficiencies and futility of democracy. The sooner people realize we are not going to vote our way out of this, the better (at least in America, perhaps the jury is still out on Le Pen).

    There could actually be some positives for us that come out of this. It never felt quite right that the guy who was supposedly going to take down the Cathedral was a sleazy thrice-married New York real estate man.
    I am encouraged by the fact that a lot of people on the right are not blindly shilling for Trump and are calling him out for this betrayal. These forces need to gather together and organize an opposition that is completely divorced from the system, as the idea of taking over the Republican Party (or any other party) is clearly not viable. We can do this by continuing to grow alternative media, staging public rallies and anti-war protests, organizing in face-to-face meetings, and most importantly, by living right, and according to our faith and ideals.

    I still believe that we are ultimately going to win, but obviously it will only come after a monumental struggle much greater than any hollow electoral victory.

    Remember that these schemers trying to build their global order will ultimately fail:

    Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster And does not retract His words, But will arise against the house of evildoers And against the help of the workers of iniquity. – Isaiah 31:2

    That when the wicked sprouted up like grass And all who did iniquity flourished, It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore. – Psalm 92:7

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  8. Politics is compromise. Maybe he’s had to give them something in order to get something in return. Like Gorsuch. I’m still taking the long view.


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  10. ..I understand your frustration, but to me it did not come as a big surprise because Trump promised more defense spending during his huge speech in Feb 28th and after winning. The money has to go somewhere.


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  12. Are we sure it’s not Steve Bannon himself who orchestrated his own demotion and set in motion the “Bannon vs Kusher” news narrative that’s being reported on now everywhere? Bannon brought out the Populist in Trump after he was brought into the campaign to jump start it after it’s battery was dying. He may have fed Trump the talking points he needed to win over the alt. right and this story could have been pre-planned “good guy vs bad guy ” divisiveness waiting to be served up once Trump was in the WH replacing the old alligators in the swamp he promised to drain with the new ones. That Bannon is a real Populist may be wishful thinking.


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