Trump is back with a bit less energy and none of the surprise. He announced his candidacy last week but it wasn’t quite as exciting as the 2016 equivalent. None of this is terribly controversial. That all comes later.
I did not vote for Trump in 2016. Instead, I voted third party. Having not been a part of the decision that ultimately crushed Moloch in 2022 is something I regret, but it was always wonderful to be able to have people lob Trump-supporting insults at me between 2017 and November 2020 only to be told I didn’t vote for him. It was one of the few responses that immediately shut people up. Obviously then, I voted for the man in 2020, an election that I have thoughts about which I am not supposed to talk about. Democracy is “sacred”, after all.
The past two years should have been enough for anyone to realize that the state is not ruled by the legislature or the president, but by the vast hidden bureaucracy. You could otherwise not explain a government with a corpse at its helm.
This all makes 2024 more interesting, because it’s obvious that the Republicans have the easiest situation they’ve had in a long time. They have no candidate selected and so no one for the Left and the effeminate Right to build a war machine against. At the same time, they are running against a mostly hated zombie. If Republicans can’t beat this sort of candidate, could they ever win again?
I wasn’t surprised that Trump made his announcement. It was wise for him not to do it on election night. I’m also not surprised he’s traded words with DeSantis. My opinion of the man himself is mostly irrelevant, though as I suggested yesterday, many Christians have a hard time admitting that. The important question is what the man would do if elected.
It’s too early to have an idea of who I’d vote for in a primary. We now come to the possibly controversial bit: if Trump is the nominee, I think he’d be the right person for the job. I don’t believe he’d create or build anything and I don’t believe he’d bring peace. And I would support him for both of those reasons. I should explain.
With a government that is far closer to a bureaucratic managerial hive mind than a republic, the ground is fetid and nothing built would last. It must be disassembled. I’d rather have it disassembled quickly and with prejudice than as a result of its own internal incoherence and incompetence, slowly breaking apart over time.
This hive mind also hates (HATES) you and I. They actively try to destroy us. We pretend we are at peace because this happens through arcane mechanisms of government and mostly indirectly, but there is no peace. Anyone who promises peace is a liar. This is, incidentally, why I’d have a hard time voting for someone like Pence; he’s the kind of guy who could “work together” with evil men in their mission to destroy everyone else, who is “respectable” enough to cause no waves, and thus would ensure that the slow decline would cause maximal damage over a longer time.
Anyone who isn’t aggressively hostile to the regime will be ineffective at the one useful role they could play as president. And that’s really what this is all about: what use would we have for someone in the position of president?
We know Trump is aggressively hostile because the first thing the Left did when it began descending into madness after his announcement was to simultaneously beg for his arrest for no specific crime and to illegally prevent him from running. If they know he is a threat to them and show it by unrestrained rabid reaction, we’d be foolish not to accept it as fact. And if the one useful role a president can have these days is to help undermine the regime from the top, then, well, which live option would be better than Trump?
It’s a strange time to live, and clear thinking is more important than ever. Our churches, I’m afraid, will have a hard time explaining this to congregants who have not been trained in practical theology or political theory. Best to help out where we can.