Real Meaning of Trump He’s a Sign of American Decline

Methshot
Methshot

Donald Trump, in other words, is the first person to run openly and without apology on a platform of American decline. Think about that for a moment. “Make America Great Again!” is indeed an admission in the form of a boast. As he tells his audiences repeatedly, America, the formerly great, is today a punching bag for China, Mexico…

In the 1950s and early 1960s, the post-World War II and pre-Vietnam “golden” years of American power, few Americans then doubted the singularly unchallengeable power and greatness of the country. It was such a given, in fact, that it was simply too self-evident for presidents to cite, hail, or praise.

That note of defensiveness first crept into the American political lexicon with the unlikeliest of politicians: Ronald Reagan, the man who seemed like the least defensive, most genial guy on the planet. On this subject at least, think of him as Trumpian before the advent of The Donald, or at least as the man who (thanks to his ad writers) invented the political use of the word “again.” It was, after all, employed in 1984 in the seminal ad of his political run for a second term in office. While that bucolic-looking TV commercial was entitled “Prouder, Stronger, Better,” its first line ever so memorably went, “It’s morning again in America.”

Although still powerful,Donald Trump is a harbinger, however bizarre, of a new American century in which this country will indeed no longer be (with a bow to Muhammad Ali) "the Greatest" or, for all but a shrinking crew, exceptional.

So mark your calendars: 2016 is the official year the U.S. first went public as a declinist power and for that you can thank Donald

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176133/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_has_the_american_age_of_decline_begun/

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PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Obama is the proof America is in decline.

Trump is the proof America is waking up and want our prosperous republic to be restored.

At least that's the way I look at it.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Methshot
So much of our economic health today, such as it is, consists of massive spending tied to a sprawling national security state, which fosters military adventurism and interventionism as well as weapons exports, amplified by casino capitalism (literally “casino,” as in my old hometown, which desperately seeks a casino as a jobs producer).

Trump (and his casinos) is a symptom not a cure

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Carnalpleasure
Admitting to need a cure is a sure sign admitting to the presence of a disease. Trump is the cure. The symptoms are so numerous that trying to give a single name to encompass all of them is an exercise in futility.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Snarelure

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work; and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you …you may know that your society is doomed."

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

Americans are waking up and realizing the problems we face, and why we face these problems and who is to blame for it. Trump 2016.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Methshot
this sheds more light on this

http://archive.org/n/res/391839.html#391843

WebTool
WebTool

Shillary plz go

TechHater
TechHater

@Methshot
Fareed Zakaria Cheers Decline Of White America

Zakaria suggested that racially-motivated whites are enraged over what he described as their awareness of their decline relative to blacks and Hispanics.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Snarelure
he article suggests that white americans who don't have the education to compete in the 21th cent,will be closer to blacks and hispanics and other uneducated in other countries- europe,etc, in their economic outlook

Trump cannot change this,only radical technology can

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Snarelure
Trump isn't going to get you that 100+ k job

Only an education and job opportunities will which by the way, are going to alot of highly educated Chinese

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@GoogleCat
Are you just trying to rub this treason right in our faces by saying all this? Because I think we get that fact, and Trump is has been nominated to prevent this bullshit from continuing.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Need_TLC
we get that fact
Trump cannot stop this

Noone can
this is reality…take the redpill

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Need_TLC
Describing this “self-destructive” behavior of whites as an “exclusively American phenomenon,” Zakaria speculates that insufficient support for the welfare state among this demographic may be to blame. After all, whites in Europe apparently do not have this problem.

Speculating that whites haven’t endured the necessary threshold of generational hardship in order to develop coping strategies for lowered expectations of their own destinies as their black counterparts, Zakaria cites an anthropologist’s suggestion that centuries of “slavery, segregation, and racism” have toughened up blacks in unique ways. In other words, blacks have better capabilities of dealing with adversity than whites.

american cuck

haha..those rich 1% gonna keep all dat money 4 dem selves and u poor cumskins gotta go live wit us niggers

i gonna fuk yor white sista yor white momma and yor white granny,when u moves inta da hood

hahahaha

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Need_TLC
den i gonna fuk yor white sista yor white momma and yor white granny,when u moves inta da hood

hahahaha

den ise gonna steal yor bike

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@StonedTime
u sir are a nigger shiller of the ist degree

go eat a watermelon

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Methshot
This shit should have been said 8 years ago about Obama, a President who funneled money into worthless programs, wasteful government spending, and virtue signal-driven policy making.

If wanting national security, a stable economy, and a reduction in parasitic invaders is "decline" then I don't want to know what the alternative is.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Need_TLC
Ise fuk u 2 whiteboy but donna want shit on my dick,so i make u suk it

whereismyname
whereismyname

@JunkTop
This was no body's fault,but the result of a global economy

Nojokur
Nojokur

@whereismyname

Every country exists in a global economy.

But they dont all take out massive insane debts to fund very expensive and often useless public programs.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Methshot

Admitting you have a problem is the first step to fixing it.

OP's bizarre article seems to think that admitting you have a problem shows weekness, not strength. And blames the person who identified the problem, not those who caused it.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Nojokur
@Need_TLC
I'm really poor white trash.so i identify with the black man

gotta lerns demnigger skills 2 survive, so ise gotta think like a nigger,u white peece a shit

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Methshot

whos this Tom Engelhardt faggot
you dont come here to craft some jewish political fable about why you are worthy to write for a newspaper. This article reads 1000 percent like some brainwashed editorial HOGWASH.
At no point is no point made in the whole article.

This fuck ENgeldick he is just regurgitated some grade school style platitudes about AMURIKA and pretending like he knows something from doing that.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Methshot
blah blah blah blah…

Everyone likes to pontificate about Trump and why Trump has the massive support he has.

Trump has less than 100 people on his campaign payroll as opposed to Rod-ham's almost 800.

Imagine if Rod-ham spent what Trump has been spending and had a hundred people on her payroll. Trump isn't even spending real money yet, but Rod-ham is essentially buying her way into the Whitehouse.

Too bad we can't recoup the $80 Million tax dollars spent investigating the Clintons over past decades.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Illusionz
Maybe it's the million dollar Rod-ham bots we've been warned about?

girlDog
girlDog

there are many signs of american decline since the turn of the century in 1900. People have been writing books about it for over a hundred years

Techpill
Techpill

@CodeBuns
White economic prosperity does not necessarily rely solely on technology, it relies on us leading our own future on our terms. Not on the terms of kikes, blacks and the nation of China.

You can have all the tech in the world, but if all you are is another ingroups tax cow you will never have actual prosperity.

Methshot
Methshot

@Boy_vs_Girl
They've been here for months, stirring up fights between Trump supporters and Sanders supporters.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

wow you're admitting you're not great as you once were? what a faggot
A person, community and humanity should always strive towards greatness.
Decline or stabile leveling out is bad and we should face the truth.
Why is it so bad for you leftists to face the truth?
Do you think the right will get offended with the truth? Do you think our egos are so big that we cant be honest with ourselves in proportion of our patriotism?
We love our country, THAT IS WHY we say it isn't great.
It isn't defeatism, but optimistic look on future where we are at the top again.

askme
askme

typical ameritard arrogance, nothing to see here

Emberfire
Emberfire

There were no "golden years" and America was never "great" unless you were already wealthy. This sort of fallacious, bombastic nostalgia always seems to work on certain people and I'm not sure why. Historical revisionism to grab votes from the ignorant masses. If anything, a complete joke like Reagan being elected was proof that we were "in decline", although even by that point it was already too late.

our ludicrous celebrity president will be different this time, we swear!
it really matters! it's r-really important!
the mainstream media told me so, why would they lie!?

Don't make me laugh. Why are there so many celebrity-worshiping normalfags here recently?

WebTool
WebTool

@Methshot
Real Meaning of Trump He’s a Sign of American Decline

hence the need to MAGA. duh.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Emberfire
things got objectively worse. and the US had a severe loss in money, prestige and influence. especially after 9/11.
and that was 15 years ago.
also a lot of jobs had been outsourced elswhere over decades.
i don't think it's "bombastic" nostlagia.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Emberfire
our ludicrous celebrity president will be different this time, we swear!
ludicrous
you seem to have conveniently ignored the part where this time around the celebrity president has become a celebrity because he actually knows how to run shit.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Emberfire

Believe it or not, there was a time before glass-steagall was repealed and free trade obliterated our market advantages and our corporations all jumped ship overseas despite retaining their tax benefits here. Before blue collar work was completely taken from American hands and given to slaves one industry after the next, and the government orchestrated a drug war. Before everyone whined "free speech is hate speech", "white people are evil", but also "das racis" as an excuse to shut down real solutions to problems, and university students demanded racial segregation on their campuses again. And our ranking in education really was better in the past. It's not all bad, but we've been losing progress that was made in many fields.

I don't even think you want to know just how much we've lost.

askme
askme

@Spazyfool
Yes, but those years were long before Reagan.

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