Category Archives: Ilana Mercer

WARNING: Extreme Anti-Leftist Language; Mixing It Up On The Right Perspective

Communism, Donald Trump, Ilana Mercer, Left-Liberalism, Paleolibertarianism

Broadcasting out of New York, Frank from Queens, John of Staten Island and George the Atheist are a SWAT team against left-liberalism. Yesterday, I returned to their show, The Right Perspective, this time to discuss The Trump Revolution. And OMG! I am not going to listen to this. They sent me some excerpts. Apparently I said these things:

“… the feral state of black culture… the social milieu..”
” … the golden goose at fox news, Megyn Kelly …
“The Left controls the ‘intellectual means of production”…
That, paraphrasing Milton, “The argument for socialism is instinctual … the argument for liberty is complex and conceptual …”
We inhabit a “post constitutional predominately progressive universe.”
Alluded to “the federal Frankenstein”…
Mentioned “testosterone and ‘Trump as the last manly man running,” etc.
Said that Father Pfleger represents the current state of Christianity in America .
[The boys thought the last comment was “right out of Rand saying that Joan of Arc led the French forces against the English because, as Rand state, the English men were wimps.”]
Finally, I said that “Hitler was almost cuddly” compared to the greatest killers in history, the communists—Mao, Stalin, etc.

Oh, mother. Tell me I didn’t.

UPDATED (7/26): The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed Reviewed

Constitution, Donald Trump, Ilana Mercer, libertarianism, Paleolibertarianism

Some worthies review “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed”:

“Trump indeed has proven to be a force of nature. Yet so too is Ilana Mercer. … The Trump Revolution [is] the first libertarian defense of the Trump Process. Mercer, being as much an enemy of neoconservative Republicans as she is of leftist Democrats, treats audiences of all political persuasions to a work that is above suspicion. The Trump Revolution is especially suited for libertarian and conservative-leaning Trump skeptics. Mercer, a paleolibertarian—i.e. a libertarian who doesn’t live in a pseudo-Platonic dream world of abstractions—is as concrete as can be within her opening statement, appropriately subtitled: ‘Welcome to the Post-Constitutional Jungle.’ As Mercer reminds us, in a post-Constitutional jungle, ‘a liberty-lover’s best hope is to see the legacy of the dictator who went before overturned for a period of time.’ Over the span of 252 pages, with an astuteness that escapes most contemporary popular writers whose partisanship binds them to stock phrases and crusty categories, Mercer reveals once more her originality as an analyst to ‘deconstruct’ how Trump has waged a campaign against sacred cows … ‘progressive’ and ‘conservative’ alike.—JACK KERWICK, Ph.D., ethicist, political philosopher, columnist at Townhall.com & FrontPage Magazine, author, The American Offensive: Dispatches from the Front.

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“Mercer is no fan of Obama or The ‘W’ who came before him, but she thinks that ‘Trump is likely the best Americans can hope for.’ She’s ‘not necessarily for the policies of Trump, but for the process of Trump.’ This, in itself, is the most interesting of her arguments in a well-constructed book of essays that builds the case for that process. … [I]t is a testament to Mercer’s muscular writing and clever reasoning that I was able to read her book in a single sitting. That is a compliment in and of itself.CHRIS MATTHEW SCIABARRA, Ph.D., author of Total Freedom: Toward A Dialectical Libertarianism and many more.

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In ‘The Trump Revolution,’ Mercer gets at precisely what I would like people to understand relative to the Trump phenom. ‘Donald J. Trump is smashing an enmeshed political spoils system to bits,’ she writes, and indeed, this system and the necrotizing societal parasites who benefit from it deserve, in the moral sense, to be smashed, and must be neutralized … Perhaps it is the scary-smart Mercer’s status as a non-conservative ideologue, or as a non-native to America, that made her uniquely qualified to write this book.—ERIK RUSH, syndicated columnist, author of Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal-America’s Racial Obsession.

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The Trump Revolution offers a blistering attack on the pseudo-conservative credentials of Donald Trump’s ‘conservative’ opponents. In this pungently written study, paleolibertarian commentator Ilana Mercer stresses the close connection between the rise of the populist Right in the US and the clumsy behavior of neoconservative mediocrities.”—PAUL GOTTFRIED, retired professor of Humanities, Elizabethtown College, PA, author of After Liberalism, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt, The Strange Death of Marxism, Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America. (VDARE.com.)

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The Trump Revolution is still (July 26) #1 in Books in the ‘Anarchy’ category that follows from > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Ideologies & Doctrines on Amazon. Well of course. Its central thesis is that, for liberty lovers this is it. We’ve reached the end of the road. The best we can hope for is for someone to smash the system; “action and counteraction, force and counterforce in the service of liberty …”

Anarchy July 26, 2016

Americans No Longer Have The Money, But Brexiter Brits Still Have The Brains

Britain, English, EU, Europe, Free Markets, Ilana Mercer, Intelligence, Journalism, Left-Liberalism, Nationhood

The new book, “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed,” is available on Amazon. The new column, “Americans No Longer Have ‘the Money,’ But Brexiter Brits Still Have ‘the Brains,’” is excerpted below:

During the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944, Lord Halifax is said to have “whispered to Lord Keynes: ‘It’s true: they have the money bags but we have all the brains.’” By “they,” Halifax meant the Americans.

His frustration with the American mind—often prosaic and anti-intellectual—during the critical Bretton-Woods negotiations seems as valid today. As odious as Britain’s elites are; boy, are they cleverer than ours. Take the impromptu interview, on June 28, which Richard Quest, CNN’s imported British broadcast journalist, conducted with Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party.

Farage had emerged exhilarated from the coven that is the European Parliament, where he had shared some home truths with the ponces leeching off Britain.

Other than to mouth formulaically about “small government, big military, balanced budgets and the penny plan”—America’s chattering class and ruling elites seem incapable of expressing the principles undergirding freedom. And members of this political Idiocracy dissolve into a puddle if their cue cards disappear.

Farage, however, spoke to some difficult ideas with ease, and without notes.

The act of secession, the quests for sovereignty, decentralization and regional autonomy from a second tier of tyrants—the first being the national, British government—involve comprehending complicated ideas.

About this, Milton Friedman forewarned in the introduction to F.A. Hayek’s “The Road to Serfdom.” Whereas “the argument for collectivism is simple if false; it is an immediate emotional argument.” “The argument for individualism” and freedom, on the other hand, “is subtle and sophisticated; it is an indirect rational argument.”

Put differently: If you can’t express the principles of liberty, can you properly pursue them? Will you not forgo them?

It’s difficult for dummies to understand liberty, let alone defend it, a problem the scintillating, cerebral Mr. Farage doesn’t have.

“You as a political project are in denial,” he told the grumbling laggards in the EU chamber. The EU had, “by stealth by deception, and without ever telling the truth to the British and European people, imposed political union upon them.”

Not to be trusted, EU advocate Segolene Royal, French environment minister and former socialist candidate for the French presidency, praised this coerced union, calling it a “family.” “The family is supposed to have a say in when a member leaves,” she griped to BBC’s tough talker, Stephen Sackur.

The sort of family Royal describes is known as La Familia, a crime family that knee caps you if you leave.

Heckling Eurocrats were reminded by Farage that when, in 2005, the people of the Netherlands and France said adieu to an enforced political union—the Eurocrats had “ignored them and brought in the Lisbon Treaty through the backdoor.” Indeed, the last refuge of a Brussels scoundrel is the bureaucracy. When voters scuttled the EU Constitution in that referenda; the rogues being upbraided by Farage dissolved one illegitimate political structure and constituted another.

“You’re in denial,” continued Farage, “about Mrs. Merkel’s invitation to any and all to cross the Mediterranean and enter the EU, all of which has led to massive divisions between and within countries.”

What the little people did, what the ordinary people did, what the people who’ve been oppressed have done is to reject the multinationals, reject the merchant banks, reject Big Politics, and demand their country back, their fishing waters back, their borders back. We want to be an independent self-governing nation. [If anything], we offer a beacon of hope. The UK will not be the last member state to leave the EU.

A series of similar watersheds would follow, predicted Farage.

Fleetingly, at least, Farage’s fluency with the ideas of freedom took effect. The blank faces flanking UKIP’s leader looked somewhat animated. Fewer jeered; some even clapped and cheered as Farage went on to submit that no stalling would be tolerated. The will of the British people would be heeded forthwith. Called for was “a grown-up and sensible attitude” toward executing popular—in this case, naturally licit—wishes.

Mr. Farage was not done, …

… Read the complete column, “Americans No Longer Have ‘the Money,’ But Brexiter Brits Still Have ‘the Brains,’” on the Unz Review. The book, “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed,” you’ll need to purchase.