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.
my 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?
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.
How 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.”