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“The sense that we are losing control of our own country, by the design of politicians, is creating a fury”

“The sense that we are losing control of our own country, by the design of politicians, is creating a fury”

I wrote that in July 2015 about how Trump alone among candidates at the time understood the power of the illegal immigration issue: “Illegal immigration and open borders have made voters increasingly angry because they reflect the growing lawlessness of society and the willingness of Republicans to capitulate to leftist identity politics.”

I wrote this at National Review on July 13, 2015, about how Trump alone among Republican candidates at the time recognized the growing fury at illegal immigration. At that point Trump was polling in the teens, and no one gave him a chance, but he saw what no other Republican in that cycle saw, Trump’s Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration.

Donald Trump has rocketed to the top, or near the top, of the Republican-primary field by focusing on illegal immigration and border security…. Trump is in the driver’s seat, and his vehicle is the lawlessness reflected in our failure to control illegal immigration in general, and violent illegal-immigrant criminals and gangs in particular….

The media fell all over itself to denounce Trump, as did many Republican candidates and pundits. Trump was called incendiary, insensitive, a clown, not serious, damaging to the Republican “brand,” not what “we” are about, and so on….

Some claim that the rate of murder and crime by illegal immigrants is no higher than for those here legally, but that’s an obfuscation. Any murder or crime by an illegal immigrant is one too many, because that person should not be in our country in the first place….

Sure, Trump mentions other issues such as trade, but it is illegal immigration that motivated at least several thousand people to turn out for what was supposed to be a modest campaign stop in Phoenix. One section in Trump’s Phoenix speech jumped out at me as capturing especially well what is happening on the ground:

When I started . . . I didn’t think the immigration thing would take on a life like it has. I made some very tough statements about people flowing through, because that’s one of the things, to make our country great again, we have to create borders, otherwise we don’t have a country [italics added].

Any Republican who doesn’t understand what Trump was getting at is hopelessly out of touch with the most motivated portion of the electorate, Republican and otherwise.

Illegal immigration and open borders have made voters increasingly angry because they reflect the growing lawlessness of society and the willingness of Republicans to capitulate to leftist identity politics. The sense that we are losing control of our own country, by the design of politicians, is creating a fury — and an opening for a politician willing to recognize that the problem poses an existential threat to our own freedoms.

If Republicans consider Trump a danger to the Republican party in the 2016 general election, then they should start by feeling the people’s pain over illegal immigration, standing with the victims, and looking in the mirror — not at Donald Trump.

My point still rings true, perhaps more true now that Joe Biden has opened the border and encouraged mass illegal migration. Trump still understands, and so does Ron DeSantis who has been very aggressive in Florida against illegal immigration. I don’t think the Republican establishment gets it yet.


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The media is equally guilty along with corrupt pols.

    mailman in reply to Whitewall. | May 12, 2023 at 4:40 am

    The DEMOCRAT media you mean…right?!

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to mailman. | May 12, 2023 at 9:03 am

      Is there a difference? All media is a propaganda arm of the Democratic Socialist joint effort. Even the “fair and balanced” Fox News is in on the game. They simply throw a few bits of red meat to conservatives to appease them. But behind the scenes they control what is and is not televised, what one sees and what one does not see.

        Whitewall in reply to AF_Chief_Master_Sgt. | May 12, 2023 at 9:28 am

        Advertisers and stock holders set the field of news reporting and debate for all corporate media. Instead of playing the entire field- pitch, if you are British- these money people want a close game, like between the 45 yard lines. That used to be referred to as the opening or closing of the Overton Window. .

President Trump understands and has the cajoles to deport the illegal aliens

Oh, the Republican establishment gets it.

They just don’t care.

    fscarn in reply to Olinser. | May 12, 2023 at 7:04 am

    More than not caring; they’re all for it. Having millions of illegals dilutes the votes of self-governing citizens (the purpose of our designed system), causes more and more to be dependent on government causing us all to be indebted more, resulting in a complete diminution of our independence and sovereignty. And that, the loss of sovereignty of the USA, is the end goal. Call it the NWO or whatever, the end result will be the complete domination of all nations by a group of the world’s elite, an oligarchy to the nth degree.

    See, Overview of America,

    Groty in reply to Olinser. | May 12, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Social Security and Medicare are Ponzis that rely on new suckers paying in to keep them solvent. Birth rates of native born Americans are at or below replacement rate. Both parties understand the birth rate of existing Americans is not sufficient to keep the Ponzis going.

    That’s one reason why both parties turn a blind eye to the invasion. They don’t care that the invaders are using fake documents. It keeps the Ponzi going. A decade ago Social Security did an analysis and determined that trough their use of fraudulent documents, the invaders were paying $13 billion a year into the system but they are not eligible to collect benefits. The politicians know this. They turn a blind eye it all to avoid having to take hard votes to “fix” the mess they created – which very well may cost them their job.

    Then, of course, both parties want to keep wages from rising to suit their donors. And some of the biggest donors – including Koch to the GOP, and Soros to the dark side – are ideologically driven to want NO borders at all. Soros wants the concept of the nation-state sent to the dust bin. He’s created foundations worth tens of billions to work toward replacing national sovereignty with a single global governing system. Which is sorta what the elites have been working toward after WWII, with the creation of the UN, IMF, World Bank and the gazillion other “multi-lateral” organizations. They just don’t like talking about it, running campaigns on it, or caring about your opinion about it.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Groty. | May 12, 2023 at 10:32 am

      Correct. We are all on track to be serfs to the global enterprise. Instead of working the land for our Barons, we work for “the man.”

      We will be required to toil for the profits of others, shop at the company store at inflated costs, and feed at the troughs of the various -industrial complex (renewable-, medical-, pharmaceutical-, agricultural-, and the like). They will all get their profits off of the joint government, political, and corporate demands.

      We get to vote I. Sham elections that switch from Democrat to Republican which is nothing more than different sides of the same coin.

      Throw in a bit of racism, sexism, and other forms of hate to keep us divided, and voila, bread and circuses to keep us distracted.

One can only hope that more people start to get it. It’s hard to acknowledge you were duped. Only dumb people are duped, not them. It appears momentum is growing among some dupes to recognize things were actually better under Trump, in many ways, and that wokeism is the new form of totalitarianism being imposed by those that duped them.

Subotai Bahadur | May 11, 2023 at 11:52 pm

We already have lost control of our country, and seem to be beyond constitutional means of redress because those in charge ignore the law, the courts, and the Constitution when it suits them.

Subotai Bahadur

    ChrisPeters in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | May 12, 2023 at 12:08 am

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

      henrybowman in reply to ChrisPeters. | May 12, 2023 at 12:40 am

      I would have quoted an apter portion:

      “…all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.”

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to henrybowman. | May 12, 2023 at 7:28 am

        This is the quote I think of where I picture a group of men and women saying to “the authorities”, “Step aside. Now!” and aim their rifles and what have you in a southerly direction, and use them.

        Or, ranchers on the border shooting the trespassers.

          If you so much as raised your little finger in self defense you would be charged with a hate crime. Or in the case of a bear, Grizz, raising your paw would be a considered a chargeable offense.

        ChrisPeters in reply to henrybowman. | May 12, 2023 at 12:15 pm

        Unfortunately, you are quite right, and I had considered that as well.

        We have been softened up to the point where we simply accept/tolerate these attacks on our sovereignty and individual liberty.

        Our government is no longer working for us, but is instead actively working against us.

Pres. Trump needs to ride the illegal alien wave into office.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Dimsdale. | May 12, 2023 at 7:30 am

    Fine. What I want to know is what he does if that ride is successful. Will he do concrete things (I don’t mean a border wall), or just talk, and make horrendous cabinet appointments?

    I don’t think there is a political solution, no matter who is running.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 12, 2023 at 9:19 am

      I believe there is a political solution.

      We need a presidential candidate who will immediately implement an Operation Wetback style mass deportation of all illegal immigrants. That president will need to have an Attorney General, and other cabinet members who are dedicated to use the full force and control of the government to implement it.

      It may seem counterproductive to our Constitutional rights, but an invading force, with or without the approval of a rogue administration, needs to be expelled.

      To start, no more immigration. Close the doors, turn off the lights, and put up a closed for business sign.

      Next, give all illegals who have entered the country 30 days to go to the nearest government agency and turn themselves in. Then they have another 30 days to go back to their country of origin.

      Followed by mass deportation of anyone who fails to self identify and remove themselves voluntarily.

      All those who are deported will surrender all property as ill-gotten gains.

      All companies will be required to use e-verify for all hires. They must also use it for any hires that have occurred previously for current employees. They will then Immediately terminate all illegals.

      We must fine each company under current laws for each illegal hire, suspend all licenses for those who hire illegals, and incarcerate those who fail to comply. If the courts step in to stop it, we can do what the Biden regime does. Ignore the courts.

      Deportation will be directly to Mexico, since Mexico’s government was complicit in providing a highway to our borders.

      Of course, the bleeding heart liberals and others in this board will call me a Xenophobe. But that’s OK. You are all complicit in the presence of illegals.

        paracelsus in reply to AF_Chief_Master_Sgt. | May 12, 2023 at 10:36 am

        and at least complete the wall (with four feet of barbed wire on top). My only problem is that I just keep thinking of the one running across Friedrichstrasse – yeah! I know. two different purposes.

        Many have been legalized and institutionalized.

        You touch on Mexico with regard to it being the destination for deportations, which is a start. That said, beyond that a serious sit-down with Mexico is called for, their participation as a host for illegal immigrants at the border must be halted, ceased immediately.

        Attempting to return illegals to Mexico would probably be met with violence. Transportation modes – bus, train, air – would be physically denied. Crossings by foot would be flat out repelled. Failure to deal firmly with Mexico and most other countries is one of the most serious failures, and there are many, of this administration. It is collection of un-American cowards. It is atrocious and intentional.

        Ike knew how to deal with an invasion, and he brought in General ‘Jumpin’ Joe’ Swing to fix things back then. We need that again. Biden can’t even fix his Depends.

        I advocate for a $500 bounty per illegal head – no bag limit. If 100 people did this, they’d be arrested. If 1,000,000 or 5,000,000 people did this, the government would crap their pants. It’s going to take MASSIVE disobedience on a scale never seen before to fix this. When have enough Americans had enough?

      Trying to get Trump reelected is a political solution. But “political” covers a lot of ground. A Revolution is political. And so is Secession. The 2024 election will be the breaking point. No matter who wins, I think there will be violence. If Biden (or some other last minute Democrat puppet) wins the same way they won in 2020, I suspect the violence will lead to either a Revolution or Secession. Because the Radical Left already controls most everything and every institution at the National level, it’s the latter — Secession — that I consider to be the most likely and best possible solution now. But it will take leadership from all the governors involved. It may seem like a fantasy or some kind of crack pipe dream when your think of the military power controlled by the National government, but I think there are ways this can happen and be successful. I’m not advocating this or rejecting it at this point. But I am predicting it.

I still refuse to employ the expression :illegal immigrants”: as they have no legal standing to cross the border, they’re invaders and should be repulsed – with lethal force, if required

I am wondering if another year and a half we will be at the tipping point that we will be done as a country due to the course we are on.

    Evil Otto in reply to Skip. | May 12, 2023 at 5:14 am

    I’m not sure there even is a tipping point anymore. People just seem to accept what’s going on with resignation and vote for their R or D tribe.

People dont care. If they cared Biden wouldn’t be President.

    Virginia42 in reply to mailman. | May 12, 2023 at 9:50 am

    When the very institutions that are supposed to gaurantee our system of government pretend there isn’t voter fraud, it rather puts us behind the 8 ball. Worse, it doesn’t matter how popular or well Trump does unless he can overcome the margin of fraud. Since nothing was done about it, it’s going to be worse in 2024. Just sayin.’

There is a real lack of courage in this Country

After Jan 6 people withdrew, shut up and cowered, terrified

In all seriousness, how can this be stopped? Impeachment won’t happen with the dem senate. Through the courts? We all have standing, right?

How quickly can this be ended?

E Howard Hunt | May 12, 2023 at 8:02 am

A fury only among those predisposed to be furious. Step out of your comfort zone and discuss it with any patron at a Starbucks and you will encounter ignorance, indifference or sanctimony. The ultra rich, citizens of the world will have one last generation to enjoy their spoils before China takes over and exterminates the inferior.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to E Howard Hunt. | May 12, 2023 at 10:37 am

    As long as yoots get to go to Starbucks, have internet access to their favorite apps on their smartphones, and obtain a reasonable amount of likes and upvotes for their social commentary, they will be happy in their bread and circuses world.

Very obviously we are not furious enough. We haven’t taken to the streets to attempt to convince the politicians to change course. I’m not sure whether that would be sufficient now, or whether they will just sic their gestapo on us,

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Edward. | May 12, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    There are only so many Gestapo. Eventually, we will get to the point where we are done with them. Then we start pushing back.

    They live among us.

I say this with all respect.
I have never seen a post by Prof Jacobson that was not written with sharpness and clarity that wasn’t dead on target.

BierceAmbrose | May 12, 2023 at 11:20 pm

It’s worse than that. As a buddy of mine said around the same time: “They’re not even trying to hide it any more.”

It isn’t your country, or even your own life; you aren’t governed, you are ruled; to their advantage, not yours; they see you as the problem, not just your crappy attitude, but your existence.

Change my mind.

It will be easy to convince our new (illegal) citizens that the gov is the problem when things don’t go their way. Big propaganda right now that things suck because of the white man. The people coming from dictatorships know the score and have settled issues with violence. That’s why the dictator takes the guns. Our new citizens will have no problem getting guns