Friday, December 09, 2016
The next stage after Trump's sort of small government fascism
The present way of the Republican Party has been to represent Big Business, but Trump seems to want to represent both big and small business while emphasizing economic nationalism, with tariffs on foreign products and on American businesses which want to move out of the U. S. to save money on labor costs. This is different from traditional populism which represents mainly what the Marxists call the petite bourgeois, or lower middle class workers. Then Trump is appointing military generals to his cabinet, while strongly supporting local police protection and order. I approve of what Trump is trying to do, and I don't want to use incendiary terms, but this American style economic nationalism seems to be a sort of small government fascism.
The important thing missing from this sort of small government fascism is a way to deal with the assimilation of distinctly different ethnic groups within America, even if Trump manages to halt legal and illegal immigration. That is, Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Middle-easterners, etc., do not assimilate in a meaningful way because human nature is naturally ethnocentric. Any nationalism needs to take this reality into account. So the next stage of political change, which probably won't be made by the Trump administration, is to begin to establish an ethnopluralism of ethnostates in America, which could be accommodated by our constitutional separation of regions, powers and states. Then America will be set for a long and successful future.