Every political leader comes with a political style which is not how one judges a political leader

I wrote a book of my own on Donald Trump which, if you ask me, is still about the best book available on America’s 44th president: The Art of the Impossible: A Blog History of the Election of Donald J. Trump as President. Also published by Connor Court as is this one, a book that was reviewed a few days ago at Quadrant Online under the heading: Donald Trump, Magnificent Vulgarian. The book was written by Richard Alston, who ought to know something about politics but perhaps has lost a bit of feel for the subject in his years on the sidelines. Is Donald Trump’s appeal all that difficult to understand? Seems so:

Alston is no apologist for Trump. Quite the contrary. While seeing Trump as the ultimate political risk-taker, trailblazer and disruptive contrarian, Alston lists many of Trump’s personal character failings on no less than a dozen occasions, including: ‘not only an amoralist but a true vulgarian who fails the character test’; ‘brutish vulgarian’; ‘eccentric high achiever’; ‘disorganised’; ‘vindictive’; and of having the ‘morals of an alley cat’ to name a few. To counter these character failings, Alston does however describe Trump as having a ‘magnetic attraction’, acknowledges his ‘political bravery … [and] invaluable business experience’, and his ‘strategic and deliberate’ approach.

There may be no one in Australia who has paid closer attention to Trump than I have, with the added advantage that I grew up in North America and watched the American political system from close at hand, although admittedly from the northern side of Lake Ontario.

This is how the review ends.

Much commentary in this area indulges in disgust for Trump’s personal qualities. Alston records his distaste for Trump’s character, but as a prelude to a serious review and critique of Trump’s record in office. While the dust is a long way from settling on the Trump presidency, Alston’s contribution is a stake in the ground. It is now on others to offer their qualified opinions.       

You want my opinion. Alston is pandering to the left who could find no policy issues to argue against so chose to argue about Trump’s personality. And as it happens, Trump, the greatest American president of my lifetime, may yet return to the White House in 2024.

I will just note that the comments on this review at QoL largely take my side of the issue, with this one mentioned not just because I agree with it but also because it is short and to the point.

By the living daylights you lot are hard markers. For one, he [Trump, that is] is conservative in his economic policies and pro business. Secondly, he has incredible poise. Witness when he arrived for the State of the Union address. OK, he’s a New York property billionaire, however being President of the most powerful nation ever in the history of our world is another thing altogether. He arrived in the room as though it was his parent’s home. Totally self assured and confident in his bearing. This behaviour is not presidential? So is speaking at Klu Klux Clan [sic] funerals presidential [here reminding us that Biden spoke at Robert Byrd’s funeral]? Which President had an Italian opera singer sing Ave Maria on the White House portico? So is Christian and proud of it not Presidential?

It seems commentators compete to damn him for what are essentially peccadillos. It not as though leaders of the western world are thick on the ground.

Exactly as I think of these things myself. I will add in the last of the comments since it also gets to the point that needs to be made.

To say the obvious, Trump would not have become president were there not a deep underlying comprehension among many US citizens that the Left is Evil.
And so, the Left had to destroy Trump. Which they did.
The mainstream media is 90% Evil Left – as it is in Australia too, of course.
It’s just in Australia too few non-Leftists can see this, or rather are too complacent to bother to look.

 

“A massive fraud has been visited upon a fearful and credulous public”


From David Solway at The Pipeline: Something Wicked Really Does This Way Come. His first para:

After almost two years of intensively studying the chemistry of viruses, the nature of the Covid pandemic and the policies adopted to combat it, I’ve concluded, as have many others, that a massive fraud has been visited upon a fearful and credulous public. And after examining innumerable podcasts and blockbuster video interviews conducted with highly credentialed virologists and public health experts, most recently with Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, leading cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, the inventor of core mRNA technology Dr. Robert Malone, and Michael Yeadon, a former VP at Pfizer, what I once thought sounded like a conspiracy theory may well be a conspiracy fact.

David goes on with this.

We learn that hospitals have been financially incentivized to report and inflate the numbers of doubtful cases and mortalities, and that deaths “with Covid” were routinely conflated with “from Covid.” Injuries and deaths due to the vaccines have been largely downplayed and hidden; voluntary reporting sites such as VAERS in the U.S. and Yellow Card in the U.K. are grossly unreliable. We learn that the vaccinated are susceptible to infection and shedding at rates equal to or higher than the unvaccinated. Emergency-use legislation shields Big Pharma from legal proceedings initiated by those who have suffered from the vaccines. Meanwhile, as former New York Times investigative reporter Alex Berenson reports, quoting the U.K. Office for National Statistics, the vaccinated are dying at twice the proportional rate of the unvaccinated.

And if you are unaware of this, you have not been paying attention.

In the words of Robert Malone and Peter Navarro, the vaccines “can trigger serious cardiac and thrombotic conditions, menstrual cycle disruptions, Bell’s palsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome and anaphylaxis. Male children appear particularly prone to myocarditis while, post-vaccination, individuals may have suppressed immunities that make them vulnerable to other diseases.” Young children of all ages, who have no need for protection against Covid, are at considerable risk from the inoculations, and pregnant women are prone to miscarriages and stillbirths. These Pharma products have been rushed to market and have not undergone the standard 5-12 years of testing. No one knows what the future portends for those who have received the jab.

You might say that the following is his conclusion, except that it is only about half way through the article.

The circumstantial evidence for nefarious intentions among government leaders and bureaucrats, Big Pharma, media, left-wing plutocrats, academia, the World Economic Forum, and the medical establishment is impossible to ignore. The extent of the alleged collusion is mind-boggling, and yet it seems entirely plausible given the astronomical sums and consolidated power involved. 

You should read the whole thing. We try to pretend that only if one lived in a Bond movie could anything like this be true, but sometime, perhaps this time, reality may turn out to be stranger than fiction.

Vaxxinating children-evil, cruel and utterly heartless

That’s just the song. To hear the song and see the harm these vaxxines have done to children go to this link: Silence: The story of COVID vaccine victims.

Video of the silenced vaccine victims.

Lyrics and vocals by Julie Elizabeth who is vaccine injured.

Produced by the staff of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation.

Here’s the vid but you will have to click on the link to watch it yourself.

No vaxxines for children!! This is from a friend who writes:

My daughter had covid… she had fever for 2 days but she is now back to running around the house as normal. I tested again but still negative – never had a symptom even though our family decided we could not be bothered to isolate from each other in our small apartment.

I thought I’d have some fun so I made this poster for my friend’s mate (who I don’t personally know, hence the names blacked out) who is adamant these “vaccines” are so incredibly awesome.

Plus this: MIT scientist’s warning for parents about the COVID vaccine.

And here is the vid again in case it can be seen directly. Otherwise, as before, just click the link.

And then there is this as well: DO NOT VAX YOUR CHILDREN! — WITH DR ROBERT MALONE. Go to the link to listen to the presentation.

Covidiocy may be about to end


Are we beginning to see the beginning of the end of Covidiocy? First this: England Ends All COVID Passports, Mask Mandates, Work Restrictions. Undoubtedly pushed along by the fact that no one in authority takes Covid seriously, only the media and the population. That is why all over the political class there are so few who wear masks in public unless they are being knowingly photographed. So in the UK:

Restrictions including COVID-19 passes, mask mandates, and work-from-home guidance will be removed in England, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday.

And now this as well: Europe considers new COVID-19 strategy: Accepting the virus.

With one of Europe’s highest vaccination rates and most pandemic-battered economies, the [Spanish] government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay. Similar steps are under consideration in neighboring Portugal and in Britain.

A few examples.

PICTURED: Maskless AOC raises a cocktail at dinner in Miami Beach | Daily  Mail Online
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews fined $400 for mask breaches after he  admitted it was an 'oversight' | 7NEWS

Do you think that if they thought there was any serious danger they would behave like this?

The death of America

From Midnight trains and daylight robbery which is modern Los Angeles. A comment at the post.

I live in the greater Los Angeles area. In the past two years or so, we have witnessed:
1) Mass rioting and arson;
2) Chronic “smash and grab” thefts/robberies at stores by mobs of “youths”;
3) And now, actual train robberies, the kind of which used to be resolved at the point of a Winchester by the railroad police.
All of this has been overlaid by omnipresent homeless encampments and hordes of drug addled and mentally ill zombies wandering throughout the area. They are this society’s “sacred cows”: They sleep where they want, steal what they want, and defecate wherever it suits them. They are, of course, immune from any consequences. Can someone convince me that we are not witnessing the collapse of civilization?

You would think that in a democratic polity there would be some kind of automatic effort to fix what is wrong but there is no evidence of any kind of repair in the minds of the people who live in these wastelands. Here is a more accurate representation of the problem.

Democracy is apparently the greatest threat to our way of life

This is from the comments which kind of explains what’s happening.

Okay, it’s really quite simple. The third dose increases immunity, so after the fourth dose you’ll be protected. Once 80% of the population has received the fifth dose, the restrictions can be relaxed as the sixth dose stops the virus from spreading. I am confident that the seventh dose will solve our problems and we’ll have no reason to fear the eighth dose. The clinical phase of the ninth dose will confirm that the antibodies remain stable after the tenth dose. The eleventh dose will insure that no new mutations will develop, so there is no longer any reason to criticize the twelfth dose.

What else is there to know?

TO WHICH MUST BE ADDED THESE: First this which goes with the above: Welcome to the end of democracy. It begins:

We bemoan autocracies in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and China but largely ignore the more subtle authoritarian trend in the West. Don’t expect a crudely effective dictatorship out of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four: we may remain, as we are now, nominally democratic, but be ruled by a technocratic class empowered by greater powers of surveillance than those enjoyed by even the nosiest of dictatorships.

And then there’s this. Study Finds People Wearing Masks are Meaner, More Selfish, Less Moral, and More Violent. Maybe perhaps, but all this is certainly true about the people who insist that you wear masks when wandering around the streets or going into shops.

January 6 the American Reichstag Fire

The politics of the left are largely dishonest and frequently evil. Everything they do is seen by themselves as fair and reasonable, while anything done to prevent the inevitable harm the left creates is seen, by the left, as immoral and wrong. 

Today in America is the first anniversary of Congressional tallying of the electoral college votes of Joe Biden following the almost-certainly stolen presidential election of 2020. This is being commemorated by the American left as an “insurrection” which was nothing more than a demonstration against the theft of the American democracy. 

Ever heard of The Reichstag Fire? This is the American version. Happy Anniversary to the Million Americans Who Came to Washington DC to Protest the Crime of the Century One Year Ago Today

One year ago today a million patriotic Americans traveled to Washington DC to protest the greatest crime in American history — The stolen 2020 election.

Don’t listen to what the media trolls tell you. The people who showed up to DC one year ago were there to support the rightful President in peaceful protest.

For some further reflections and an accurate analysis but without the anger that should be a intrinsic element in following what took place:  FINAL THOUGHTS ON JANUARY 6. Here is some of what he writes:

* “January 6” is the most overhyped news story of our time. Kamala Harris’s suggestion that the Capitol riot was equivalent to Pearl Harbor is a historically ignorant joke. The fact is that the Capitol riot, while bad, was not one of the 50 most destructive riots of the last two years.

* The Democrats’ calling the riot an “insurrection” is another bad joke. This is the first insurrection (or “coup,” as the Democrats also say) where not a single person thought to bring a firearm….

* I have no idea who has been arrested and jailed, and what those particular individuals did. Figuring this out is made more difficult by the fact that the government has resisted releasing the many hours of video that it has in its possession. Why might that be? People who actually committed violent actions should be prosecuted; I have no idea how many such people there are. But videos show that many “rioters” were actually invited into the Capitol building by guards. The doors were open and the guards waved them in. They entered the building peacefully, staying between the rope lines and taking selfies….

* Today Joe Biden violated all precedent by viciously attacking his predecessor, Donald Trump. This is outside the bounds of anything we have seen in our democracy, certainly in the modern era. Biden not only attacked Trump, he bragged about defeating him in the 2020 election, claiming that he won by 7 million votes….

* Biden’s statement is true if, and only if, you assume that all votes cast in the 2020 election were legal and proper. But they weren’t. Democrats went to great lengths, including collusive lawsuits in something like 15 states, locking Republican poll watchers out of the buildings where mail-in ballots were being authenticated in Philadelphia and Detroit, and much more, in order to facilitate voter fraud. One can only conclude that voter fraud is an important part of the Democrats’ electoral strategy.

* I think this is the core of what the Democratic Party is trying to achieve with its absurd inflation of the January 6 demonstration/riot. They want to discredit those who worry about election integrity, and to intimidate conservatives who otherwise would press for voter ID, sane mail-in ballot laws, an end to ballot harvesting, and so on.

We, too, have experienced an invasion of Parliament, but it was by the left against a conservative government, which is why the media have never mentioned it since. The supposed “insurrection” of January 6 will never disappear as an element in the rhetorical armory of the American left.

What a djoke!

If it were up to Scott Morrison, or even Daniel Andrews, there is little doubt Novak Djokovic would be allowed to compete in the Australian Open. But we are in the midst of a mania where his presence, even if it presents ZERO risk to anyone else, is intolerable to the voting population so out he must go. This is our version of tossing virgins into volcanoes to placate the gods, and so it must be done.

Here is how Djokovic looks at it: Healthy Athletes Suddenly Fall Ill, Die After Forced Covid Injection – And The Media’s Silent

So here we are: Djokovic visa cancelled in sensational twist.

It appears the dream of a 10th Aus Open title in 2022 is over.

With this as the added bit of diplomatic savour:

The matter has escalated in the last few hours with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic now involved.

Shortly after 8am AEDT, Vucic announced he had spoken with Djokovic on the phone and told him: “Our authorities are doing everything to see that the harassment of the world’s best tennis player is brought to an end immediately.’

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says the Morrison government would not apologise for the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.