Thumpathumpthump, Here Come Trump: Pols Have
Knickers in Knot
By Fred Reed
September 26, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -
What is it that puzzles New York about Trump’s enormous appeal? . He
does what so many of us desperately want. He takes no guff from the
loathsome talking heads who have never baited a hook or worried
about a mortgage payment or been bankrupted by the confluence of
Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. He doesn’t whimper and wriggle
and apologize like a puppy who has wet the rug after saying
something that upsets the priss spigots. He says, perhaps in
different words, what so many want to say. “Stick it where the sun
It’s wonderful. The Beltway
bastards just don’t know what to do about it. They try all the
political-correctness sure-fires—“You are racist! Sexist!
Insensitive! Islamophobic!”–and he doesn’t respond correctly.
No. He says, “Up yours, Potato Chip. I made ten billion dollars.
What have you ever done?”
It’s love at first sight. So many people are sick
of disintegrating bottle-blonde wreckage and proliferating
vegetation—we have enough Bushes for a goddam arboretum—and all the
inbred scum of a dying country.
How much of what he says is true, and what could
he as President actually deliver? He chiefly wants to deport illegal
aliens. Fine–but can he? Does he really plan to?
I note that he is carefully, and dishonestly,
putting the immigrational blame on those who came instead of on the
Americans who bade them come, wanted them to come, and want them to
Trump says that the Chinese and Mexicans are our
enemies because they are “taking American jobs.” I wonder exactly
how the Chinese take American jobs. Do they land in
division strength in North Carolina and occupy factories? Or do
American businessmen (Trump is an American businessman) send
American factories to China, knowing that it will devastate the
American economy? Does a Mexican take an American’s job by putting a
pistol to his head and saying, “Geeve me the shoffel or I weel blow
your brines out”? Or do American businessmen (Trump is an American
businessman) hire illegals, and encourage them to come, knowing
perfectly well that they are illegal?
I will believe that Trump is serious about
deporting illegals when he proposes to slap on employers a
fine of $500 per day, per illegal, half to go anonymously to the
informant if any, this to go into effect after a month’s grace
period. It presumably could be packaged as enforcement of existing
law, and therefore not require congressional approval. It would
place the burden of verification squarely where it belongs, on the
American businessmen who know well that they are hiring illegals.
The trouble with this approach is that it would
work. Immediately. Slaughterhouses, farms, orchards, and
construction firms would go tits-up. American businessmen (have I
mentioned that Trump is an American businessman?) would suffer the
consequences of doing what they knew they were doing. But of course
American consumers would also suffer the consequences. So it won’t
An explicit question that needs an explicit
answer: Who is going to replace the illegals? Answer: No one. A
guest-worker program would do the trick but the workers would still
be Hispanics. No?
Blacks are not going to do the scut-work. They
could have had the jobs long ago if they had wanted them. But
welfare and leisure in Detroit appeal more than backbreaking labor
under a hot sun in a tobacco field. Few whites will even consider
standing ankle-deep in blood in an abattoir. Which leaves….
I think we will see Donald duck the question.
Trump is also says that “Mexico” is “sending” its
criminals north, and that Hispanics are raping and robbing and
killing great swaths across America. In this he is supported by much
dreary howling from Ann Coulter, the Manhattan Wind Tunnel.
But is it so? How exactly does “Mexico” “send” its
criminals to the US? Offer free bus tickets to the border to anyone
who can prove he is a criminal? Package them for shipment by UPS?
Mexico isn’t sending them. They are going where the pickings are
good. America’s insatiable appetite for drugs provides very good
The claim that Hispanics in general are causing a
wave of crime is shaky though politically saleable. Mexicans are
certainly neck-deep in the drug trade, satisfying American
demand extending from cocaine on Capitol Hill to a little of
everything for high-school and university students to marijuhweenie
for middle-class folk who like to toke-up to scag for derelicts
nodding off on street corners. But otherwise?
On Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance site I find
figures from DOJ showing that Hispanics are all of 26%
more likely than whites to commit violent crime. Hardly a crime
wave. Since Jared is strongly against massive immigration (as am I)
he is unlikely to be cooking the figures in favor of Hispanics. (For
the intellectually adult,
Ron Unz, long but well worth reading.)
Oddly, Trump does not mention crime by blacks,
which genuinely is a disaster. Why? You don’t suppose this is
Odd, though, since (I will bet that) his partisans
are also sick of black crime, burning cities, trashed malls, the
Knockout Game, as well as political correctness, compulsory
concern for sexual freaks, federal meddling, the drugging of little
boys, and so on. I am one of them.
It is also amusing that those against immigration
growl about Hispanics’ being on welfare. This, like the whole
problem of immigration, is self-inflicted. If you don’t want people
to go on welfare, don’t offer them welfare. How hard is this? We
would all freeload if we could. If the government offered you a
grand a month, legally, for free, would you take it? I would. It
seems a bit wrong-headed to offer Hispanics free stuff and then
growl when they accept.
Ah, but here we come to the matter of hidden
agendas. American businessmen oppose amnesty because they want the
illegals to remain illegal so they can’t organize and demand better
pay. But the same businessmen do not want them deported. And of
course welfare for immigrants is a subsidy to American businessmen:
If the government pays Pedro half of a living wage, then Wal-Mart
has to pay him only the other half.
Many, methinks, of Trumps proposals make more
electoral than practical sense. A fence along the frontier? It would
require congressional approval, many years, and probably would not
work. A twelve-foot fence requires a thirteen-foot ladder. It is
rousing good fun to talk about the Israelis and they have a
fence and it works. But they have a short fence and they
are willing to shoot to kill anyone crossing it.
Cutting off federal funds to “sanctuary” cities,
proposed by Trump, presumably would require approval from Congress,
where it woud be blocked by Democrats, American businessmen, mayors
of “sanctuary” cities, the talking heads, and related trash.
California, with more Hispanics than whites, a state in which police
are currently forbidden to check immigration status, would be
unlikely to cooperate. Then what? Send federal troops to occupy
It is so very simple: If you hire them, they will
come. If you don’t, they won’t. The problem in seven words, the
solution in five.
So maybe Trump ain’t perfect. Presidency-wise,
though, the choices are two: Trump, or more of the same. The
same nauseating, corrupt inside-the-beltway pols, bought and paid
for by corporate interests, mendacious, contemptuous of the rest of
America, politically correct, guaranteed to preside over the
Maybe I have overestimated the number of choices.
Fred’s Biography, As He Tells It - Fred, a
keyboard mercenary with a disorganized past, has worked on staff for
Army Times, The Washingtonian, Soldier of Fortune, Federal Computer
Week, and The Washington Times.