Author, historian and political commentator Victor Davis Hanson analyses events in the United States as the election drama continues to unfold. Biden looks likely to gain the Presidency, but the ultimate winners and losers of this election are still being decided. John Anderson youtube channel.
Victor Davis Hanson speaks at length with former deputy prime minister John Anderson about the US election, fraud, misleading polls.
As the video is hosted by YouTube, those interested should watch now just in case the Google-owned platform adds the clip to the ever-growing list of things Big Tech doesn’t want you to see.
From Mr Hanson’s helicopter view of the election, the culture war and the factors that determined its alleged outcome, now descend to the granular as a Detroit election supervisor describes how to get the result the Democrats needed.
US election: Donald Trump’s achievements too readily overlooked
The Australian, 9 November 2020
For more than 70 million Americans, Donald Trump represents hope. He won the 2016 election against a sure-bet Democrat with a political pedigree and the global media on her side. He won the second-biggest popular vote in US electoral history last week despite a four-year onslaught by the political media elite. On present numbers, he has increased the Republican share of Hispanic voters and improved his standing among African-Americans. Trump has forever changed American politics and the breadth of his achievements impresses where his style, and his handling of the pandemic fail.
The 45th US president restored law and order by defending police against militant racists and nominating black-letter lawyers to the Supreme Court. He chipped away at left-wing orthodoxy in the public service and on campus by testing the limits of free speech. He demanded equal treatment for America in foreign policy by telling free-riding allies to boost their military spending and pay their fair share for defence. He called the bluff of bully states and withdrew US money from the Paris Agreement, which rewards totalitarian regimes with Western workers’ money. He protected Americans from illiberal enemies by closing the border to terrorist-producing states. He defended Israel by negotiating the most celebrated Middle East peace deal in recent history. He encouraged the revival of American manufacturing in towns gripped by unemployment and sliding into the despair of intergenerational opioid addiction. And he worked to restore the democratic norms established by the founding fathers. Trump stood for the millions of Americans that globalists treat like an unpleasant aftertaste of the industrial era. For all of that, the politically correct will forever regard him as an enemy.
Emeritus Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon has provided us with a shrewd judicious analysis of Donald Trump’s great appeal to many people, not only in America, but around the world. This is an excellent, quality analysis that rings trues. Indeed, it makes those seeing his appeal as an issue of education and social standing look vacuously snobbish.
Trumpism is the Right Mix of Old and New
The combination of old American tradition and new American innovation make the Trump movement truly unique and momentous.
By Garrett Ward Sheldon, American Greatness, October 7, 2020
The political movement around Donald Trump is the greatest in American history since the American Revolution of 1776. Other major movements: Thomas Jefferson’s “Second American Revolution” of 1800; the Abolition of Slavery and rise of industrialism around the Civil War; the development of the Welfare State under FDR’s New Deal, are all major, but are not as momentous as this movement around Trump.
This is because the current movement is a unique mixture of Old and New never before seen in history.
As I described in a previous article in American Greatness (“How I Knew Trump Would Win in 2016 and Why He Will Win Again”), Donald Trump embodies traditional American notions of freedom, equality, faith, family, and patriotism so brilliantly described in Alexis de Tocqueville’s DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, going back 400 years to the New England Puritans and the Virginia settlers. Such cultural values, as the conservative philosopher Edmund Burke showed, do not change over hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. Although under assault for perhaps 100 years (especially during the past 50 years) they remain permanent American political culture, ready to be revived through the Trumpian movement.
But what makes this restoration of traditional American political culture unique, is its combination with the New: the most advanced, cutting-edge, “progressive” developments in economics, technology and international relations.
For, the old Liberal Democratic system of centralized government protecting old, outmoded economic monopolies, and global control based on corrupt alliances and outmoded technology, is actually LESS compatible with traditional American values of freedom, invention, creativity, competition and discovery. The newest technology is naturally decentralized.
We see the contrast all around us in communication and business. In the place of four “news” cable networks with one Liberal message, we have hundreds of internet news and commentary blogs on every perspective. Big Med, Big Pharma, and Big Agra – preserved by government restrictions and regulations, replaced by a free market of alternative medicine and treatments, high tech diagnoses and treatment and a real progress in healthcare and nutrition. Ironically, the COVID-19 that was designed to destroy the American economy and Trump actually advanced this movement as online medical treatment, education, military (the Space Force) and commerce have all advanced.
In the place of monolithic State Education we will soon have School Choice with innovative mixtures of public and private, online and onsite, and practical learning based on free speech, examining all perspectives rather than Liberal identity-politics indoctrination. And many Americans are moving out of the cities, with their Democrat-sponsored riots, and to the country and small towns (another American tradition) where they can work remotely online and enjoy safe, quiet and pleasant communities, leaving the Democrat cities to rot like ancient Roman ruins.
The effect on international relations is likely that the Old World Order of USA/EU/China will be replaced with: USA/Great Britain/India/ Eastern Europe/peaceful Arab Countries/ Israel. Instead of Global control by a few will be multiple individual and regional alliances compatible with both traditional American values and advanced technology.
It is this combination of the Old and the New that makes the Trump Movement unique and momentous.
The one-world-governors in their own words. But, still, the delusional will deny it.
A wise Jerusalem is better than an innocent Eden.
By Garrett Ward Sheldon • August 7, 2020
To understand the extraordinary events in America today, it is helpful to look at the ancient wisdom of Greece and Rome. And as the wise historian Thucydides said, “If we forget the errors of the past, we are doomed to repeat them.” The classical Greek authors Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as the Romans Cicero and St. Augustine, explain much of what we are experiencing in politics today. A certain textbook, The History of Political Theory: Ancient Greece to Modern America, may also be helpful in this endeavor.
The ancient Greco-Roman historian Polybius (200-118 B.C.) developed a theory of the “lifecycle” of a republic. Like a human being, a republic is born, is young, matures, grows old, and dies. The United States was born in 1776 (our Declaration of Independence) and 1789 (the ratification of our Constitution); was a youth in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; you might say was adolescent in the mid-1800’s (during our Civil War) and matured in the industrial age of late 19th and early 20th centuries. But, by the mid-20th century, especially after World War II, our country grew old, and beginning in the 1960s, frail, sickly, and mentally-impaired.
Like human beings, elderly republics become weak and sickly, sad and demented before they die completely: into anarchy and lawlessness, or tyranny and dictatorship. A society shows its old age in moral weakness, political corruption, decadence, and depravity.
Billionaire George Soros driven by his unquenchable hatred is in an eternal battle with Christian/European civilisation. Soros belongs to a group of left-wing billionaires who have spent their lives working to dismantle 1500 years of Christian/European civilization. They have booked success after success over the last fifty years. With the Corona virus, Soros thinks the pandemic has provided his powerful group with the chance to realise the goals of their unrelenting ideological agenda.
George Soros: We’re now in ‘revolutionary moment’ that allows us to achieve the ‘inconceivable’
In a new interview, the left-wing billionaire called the coronavirus pandemic ‘the crisis of my lifetime.’
May 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) –
Left-wing billionaire George Soros has indicated that the coronavirus pandemic paves the way for societal changes previously thought impossible, calling it “the crisis of my lifetime.” Soros had lived through the Second World War as a youth.
“Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary,” he said during an interview on May 11.
Soros also said that “Europe is facing several existential dangers.”
He was “particularly concerned about the survival of the EU because it is an incomplete union.” While, according to the Hungarian-born billionaire, the European Union was “in the process of being created,” that process “was never completed.”
Thus, Soros said the EU was “exceptionally vulnerable – more vulnerable than the US not just because it is an incomplete union but also because it is based on the rule of law.”
The continent of Australia was settled overwhelmingly by people from the British Isles. The people brought their full range of customs, traditions, religion and system of law and government. It was the basis of a new nation that developed and evolved through the decades. Though having its origin in the people of the British Isles, the Australian people in the 1950s were a people distinct from their cousins in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We were Australia. There was no other Australia.
If by immigration our political class changes the ethnic, social and political basis of the Australian population, they will change Australia. Nobody would suggest that China would be improved by an immigration of a number of white people that amounted to one twenty-fifth of the Chinese population and rising. Similarly, nobody would recommend to the Indian people a massive immigration of white people to their continent.