In the eyes of many free trade advocates, retreats to protectionism are common precursors to inter- state conflict. While this narrative is problematic when considering the strong correlation between anti- militiary interventionists and anti- free traders, it should also be understood that protectionist measures can be a means of exerting diplomatic pressure, to avoid military conflict. Evidently,… Continue reading There is no such thing as free trade
Scoffing at the concept of an America First President, President Obama once publicly ridiculed then candidate Trump in asking: ‘What magic wand do you have?’ Since then President Obama and his legacy has been turfed out, in place of a new nationalist order which places American workers and economic concerns first. In fairness to the… Continue reading Economic nationalism works
By Patrick J. Buchanan, January 18, 2018: The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria’s border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them… Continue reading A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?
President Trump recently caused a furore by allegedly referring to Haiti and African countries as ‘shitholes.’ But despite media condemnations/ obfuscations in both Left and Right wing media circles, is he wrong? I can hardly imagine these critics would voluntarily trade in their cosy Western life for Haiti. And for all the celebrities who swore they would leave the United… Continue reading The implications of Shitholegate
The Trump administration recently announced it was ending the 16 year long temporary protected status (TPS), provided to some 200 000 El Salvadoran migrants. Evidently, this stance fits the ‘America First’ theme President Trump was elected on, given a reduction in low skilled immigrants will ultimately increase wages for working class Americans. And with America… Continue reading An America First approach to TPS
America’s quarter century role in Iraq can truly be described as a ‘forever war’. As throughout this period, perceived threats stemming from Iraq were met with overwhelming military force, costing 4500 American lives, $7.9 trillion dollars, and untold damage to US soft power. But perhaps even worse than these extraordinary sacrifices, is that Iraq has… Continue reading America’s forever war
Pat Buchanan, December 20, 2017: In the run-up to Christmas, President Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of some surprisingly good news and glad tidings. Sunday, Vladimir Putin called to thank him and the CIA for providing Russia critical information that helped abort an ISIS plot to massacre visitors to Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.… Continue reading Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?
In 2016, then- candidate Donald Trump railed against pointless overseas ventures, and sought to warm relations between America and Russia. And for promoting peace, President Trump was then accused of ‘colluding’ with Vladimir Putin on the campaign trail, in an allegedly grand act of treason. Since then, collusion delusion proponents have largely won out, in… Continue reading Encouraging signs in America- Russia relations
Theresa May has stooped to a new low. And that’s saying something. You’d ordinarily think that videos of Muslims committing atrocities, would showcase anti- infidel violence. But in the Western dhimitude of 2017, pointing out Muslim violence makes you ‘hateful’ and ‘divisive.’ Never mind the people who are being pushed off buildings, mutilated, burnt, murdered,… Continue reading Theresa May stoops to a new low
When the Access Hollywood tape came out last October and various women came forth with sexual harassment accusations, the Left jumped to denounce Donald Trump as anti- woman. Elizabeth Warren summed up this vitriolic mood by declaring; “Women have had it with guys like you (Trump)!” In response, the Right downplayed these allegations, and Trump raised… Continue reading Where due process takes a back seat to radical feminism
There are some who speak of Western Civilisation as just being lands filled with the right ideas. These folk often assert migrants can move from anywhere, to the West, and will acquire our ‘shared values’ upon arrival. However, this platitude- centred dogma was largely delegitimised when then Republican candidate Donald Trump, began speaking of Americans… Continue reading Western Civilisation is more than ‘shared values’
Sometimes the simple lessons which can be drawn from international affairs, are better. So one of the most important steps in justifying a non- interventionist foreign policy, involves assessing whether overseas wars generally achieve the goals they originally set out to. The United States along with other Western countries, once united to destroy supposed chemical weapons… Continue reading Red Lines & Lost Credibility
Similarities between the early 2000’s Eminem, and the 2016/17 Donald Trump, are undeniable. The rebellious, anti- establishment, decidedly provocative nature of both figures certainly drew me in, as I supported Donald Trump’s run for President, and I enjoy Eminem’s older music. Sure differences between the two are obvious, but Eminem and Donald Trump’s success was… Continue reading Donald Trump and Eminem
We sometimes laugh, mock or dismiss Leftist talking points at this blog. But this shouldn’t distract from the serious, pervasive strains of radicalism that are increasingly dominating the modern Left. Now, say what you like about folks on the extreme end of the ‘Right’ spectrum, in the alt- Right. There’s certainly ample room for scrutiny.… Continue reading Surging Radicalism on the American Left
Pat Buchanan, October 12, 2017: Three decades ago, as communications director in the White House, I set up an interview for Bill Rusher of National Review. Among his first questions to President Reagan was to ask him to assess the political importance of Barry Goldwater. Said Reagan, “I guess you could call him the John… Continue reading Is Trump the Heir to Reagan?