You can’t reason or negotiate with people who consider you a mortal enemy and want to exterminate you. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
Francisco Franco – the caudillo of Spain – understood that you cannot reason with communists. You cannot persuade or mollify them. You can only stop them.
And he did.
It will probably take a man such as Franco to deal with the communists – and let’s speak plainly of them – who have infested this country like termites in a soggy log.
Is that man the Orange Man?
He seems to understand what Franco knew. That you do not play nice with communists, who aim to destroy you. It is why the Orange Man’s recent bitch-slapping (almost literally) of the “nasty” woman who had no interest in interviewing him was so wildly cheered. This is how you deal with such people.
And Orange Man did.
But was it just for show? As it was before?
Orange Man says – or sounds as if he says – many things that many would like to hear. And more to the point, are desperate to hear someone say. And for someone to do. This accounts for the devotion of Orange Man’s followers. It is unlike anything in recent American history going back at least to the time of Ronald Reagan, who also said a lot of things many people wanted very badly to hear.
And that was pretty much all he did.
To be fair to the Orange Man, there were some things he did do that amounted to more than just talking about them. One of the most meaningful of these being the ending of the federal fines applied to those who did not abide by the “individual mandate” – as it is styled – to hand over money to the health insurance mafia. This has given probably millions of people a financial respite from the communists’ most signal achievement of the past 20 years, that being what’s styled “Obamacare,” the forcing of health insurance on people. The “individual mandate” gave it teeth – and Orange Man pulled them.
“Quiet, anonymous, and often complicitous, lawbreaking and disobedience may well be the historically preferred mode of political action for peasant and subaltern classes, for whom open defiance is too dangerous….One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical effects of a conspiracy. More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called “Irish Democracy”—the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people—than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.” – James C. Scott, Two Cheers For Anarchism