Wednesday, May 10, 2017
What if President Trump had said:
"Of course I have ties to Russia. What's wrong with ties to Russia? That doesn't mean I'm a fan of Putin, or that I approve of Russia meddling in our election process. We don't have to be a fan of the people we deal with. I do know that journalists working for Russia have been very effective in promoting Russian interests, and Western journalists are a little jealous....You should understand, as my new foreign policy adviser Srdja Trifkovic recently pointed out, that now is the time to effect a pan-European entente that embraces the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, from the British Isles to Vladivostok to the Americas. We have an historic opportunity to pave the way for a genuine Northern Alliance of Russia, Europe, and the United States, as all three are facing similar existential demographic and ideological (primarily jihadist) threats in the decades ahead. In an uncertain and ever more brutal world, the Northerners must find a way of banding together, lest they be defeated separately..."
But President Trump did not say that. What he did do was change, almost over-night, from a nationalist to a globalist, which is the main surprise and difficulty in understanding his actions. I don't think Trump is psychotic but he is ego-maniacal and narcissistic and that is almost as difficult to understand as a psychotic who lives in an alternative reality.
As to the firing of FBI director Comey, all we can ask is that old question: who benefits most? We need to follow that question courageously to the answers---no-matter what the answer's reveal. Can we be that objective? Think of how neoconservative Leo Strauss’s philosophy seems to have in the end promoted an elite reflecting his own ancestry, which gave the lie to his stand against the power of historical tradition. But all humans are a lot more biased toward themselves, their kin, and their ethnic groups than even wise men fully realize.