Lion of the Blogosphere

Apology for writing so much about Trump

One commenter writes:

I miss your posts talking about different occupational fields and how they relate to status and politics.

Another responds:

Me too. I’ve stopped coming as often since it’s been all Trump, all the time.

This is fair criticism. I admit that I have not been diligent in writing meaty and interesting blog posts during the last few months, and have substituted that for a lot of quickly written posts about the political horse race and how well Trump is doing.

Part of it is that I feel that I have already written everything worth saying about most topics. I sometimes discover that I write a blog post that’s nearly a repeat of a blog post I wrote in the past. Perhaps I should create some easy blog filler by just copying stuff I wrote years ago.

But going back to Trump, this really is the most important presidential election of my lifetime. Even if the only thing at stake were the Supreme Court, it would be the most important election of my lifetime. If Hillary wins, we will see a liberal Supreme Court. Maybe the reason why some conservatives don’t seem as alarmed about that as they should is because they think the only thing that the Supreme Court does is decide abortion cases, and the conservative court never made abortion illegal again, so they think it doesn’t really matter if liberals get control of the Court. Well I assure you they are going to be in for a huge shock when they see how activist the new liberal majority will be. At the very least, over the next decade, I fully expect that we will see abolishment of Second Amendment rights, major gutting of the First Amendment for the purpose of punishing people who disagree with the liberals on climate change, race and the peacefulness of Islam, Court-granted amnesty for illegal immigrants, Court-mandated government programs to end racism (with racism being defined as unequal outcomes for blacks and other minorities), and a large expansion of executive power in order to allow Hillary Clinton to create liberal policy without the assent of Congress.

But even bigger, if Trump wins will we see the biggest realignment of the political parties since Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President in 1932. A Trump victory will be a huge blow to political correctness. Since politicians desire only to win elections, we will see large numbers of Republican politicians suddenly adopting Trumpism, and no longer being so fearful of being politically incorrect. What exactly is Trumpism? Trumpism is a rejection of extreme liberalism, and unlike the pre-Trump GOP which is mostly an uneasy alliance of anti-abortion Christians and people in the top 1% who want lower taxes for themselves, the post-Trump GOP will represent non-elite white Americans of all religious beliefs, as well as a surprisingly large number of non-whites who identify with non-elite white American culture. This includes “Hispanics” who are now second-generation and aren’t much different in their worldview from non-elite whites. It may also include Asians who vote Democratic because they are not Christian and therefore are turned off by the pro-Christian message of the pre-Trump conservative party; by dumping the Christianity, Trumpism can bring in Asian voters. (This is not about me being anti-Christian, it’s about getting Christians to stop making everything about their abortion issue which is scaring too many voters away from the Republican Party and is dominating the political discussion to the detriment of more important issues like immigration and political correctness run amok.)

But all of this only happens if Trump wins. If Trump loses, it will be business as usual in Washington, but with an activist liberal Supreme Court.

And all of this is independent of whether or not Trump is an effective President. A vote for Trump is not merely a vote for The Donald, it’s also a vote for Trumpism. I expect President Trump to continue making gaffes and acting in a low-class manner. Does that stuff really matter when there is so much more at stake? I do expect that President Trump will get the wall built and have the federal government treat illegal aliens like they are actually here illegally. That’s Trump’s signature issue, it’s what he will have a mandate to do if he wins the election, and he does not want to go down in history as a bozo who abandoned his mandate and did nothing. Whether or not he may have believed 100% of his immigration platform five years ago is irrelevant. I am sure he has convinced himself that he believes it now. If Trump had the capability to accomplish stuff running his real estate business, he has the capability to accomplish building a wall.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Great post Lion. I believe there is one more reason: as in other great battles, the USA is the only nation capable of leading a successful nationalist restoration of which Brexit was just the first skirmish. But if we have the English and Welsh as allies, much the better. By the way, I think Nigel Farage just said that Jeff Sessions is his choice for Trump’s VP and I agree with him.


    July 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  2. Great post. +1


    July 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  3. Fuck them. Don’t apologize. This election is important and interesting and says a lot about society at large.


    July 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm

  4. Lion is right. I also miss a lot his posts about careers and status. In fact, it was one hist most famous posts (why a career in computer programming sucks) that, years ago, literally made me quit my job in the IT field. And I have never been better, althought I think that nowadays the IT field is better than ever (at least as preconized by greyenlightenment).
    But Trump election will be huge, not only in US, but worldwide. Liberalism is spreading like a cancer everywhere. This happens because every major cultural US trend is copied by insignificant countries, like the shithole that I live. So, if you are going to have a liberal Supreme Court, the storm will be epic.


    July 13, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    • Jonathan Haidt – (Paraphrasing) The solution to SJW’s on campuses and in academia is to discredit and disempower them.


      July 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      • I have a tremendous amount of respect for Haidt. He wrote a book called “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Religion and Politics”. I highly recommend it. He is a leftist who has seen the light.


        July 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      • “The solution to SJW’s on campuses and in academia is to discredit and disempower them.”

        That’s easier said than done. Even though the left-wing worldview is simplistic and clearly at odds with human nature and biology, it’s very difficult to get opposing viewpoints out to the public. The left owns popular culture, academia, and the msm. Everything is saturated with braindead liberal BS and it’s enforced by political correctness. People who hold opposing views are ostracized and dissenting opinions are not tolerated. Political correctness is all about keeping certain views hidden from the public and maintaining leftist social control.

        Lewis Medlock

        July 14, 2016 at 11:45 am

      • “That’s easier said than done. Even though the left-wing worldview is simplistic and clearly at odds with human nature and biology, it’s very difficult to get opposing viewpoints out to the public.”

        You don’t need to get opposing views out to the public. You don’t even need to persuade the public to your side. All you need is the power to remove the leftists from their position as gatekeepers in academia and media.

        Examples; don’t admit student social justice activists to ivy league schools. Don’t give federal funding to leftist college departments. Make it easier to sue for libel against media companies. Weaken copyright protections for media conglomerates.

        Power is what matters. When you have power, you don’t need to worry about persuading people because you can manufacture their consent later on down the road.


        July 14, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    • “Liberalism is spreading like a cancer everywhere.”



      July 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    • I think Lion was beyond wrong about the IT field.

      Let’s say web development does suck, well, what’s the alternative? For me if I wasn’t doing web dev I’d be making 8.50 an hour.

      Otis the Sweaty

      July 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    • IT workers in the USofA not only — do not have good social standing with normal women, then there’s the pay factor as well.

      A second tier Southern Euro nation like Spain, its IT workers are paid as much in Euros, but with generous free time and benefits.

      America is a complete sweatshop sh*thole, on par with non-White countries that strive..such those in East Asia.


      July 13, 2016 at 4:44 pm

  5. “not enough to say about current topics” is really hard to believe when nerds are in the eye of the social hurricane in so many ways and being scapegoated like never before.

    The latest example among many – seeing this Xeni Jardin/Birch Bayh harrassment story breaking, and her complaining about the other beta nerds in the car not intervening (as she herself froze) – we need people like you to speak up and say WHY nerds don’t intervene in such circumstances (she surmised it was because of their greed, but was probably wrong).

    Ignorance and demonization of nerds is at an all-time high.


    July 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

  6. You could more movie and tv reviews.


    July 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  7. You could travel and do travel writing.


    July 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    • Maybe I could crowdfund the travel…

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 13, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      • You should try it.


        July 13, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      • Get a patreon. I’d pay $5 a month


        July 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      • i will pitch in 20 bucks.

        lion, your #HBD insights and articles are critical to the survival of our western society. i think you should get on mike cernovich’s or stefan molyneux’s podcast.

        let’s get you a bigger audience.

        and let’s get your book published.


        July 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      • Get a patreon. I’d pay $5 a month

        I would too, actually. I’d pay $10 for good LotB travel writing that included commentary on social class!

        Samson J.

        July 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      • maybe you could travel to southeast asia an sample the local women, you can fund your trips by starting a pick-up blog


        July 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    • I came to post the same thing, but Curle beat me to it. Do travel writing about the topics you used to write about- status, class, etc. Getting out of the apartment will give you new ideas.


      July 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm

  8. Newbies here have no idea that none other than Heartiste used your comment section in 2007 to springboard his nascent blog. Because you never brag about it!

    The alt-right has grown exponentially and yet you still occupy a perfect niche. Almost all of the RP Johnny-come-latelys try to act alpha. Meanwhile, most conservative betas have doubled down on virtue-signaling hackery.

    Explaining alt-right from a chill, beta, STEM-aware perspective is in short supply.


    July 13, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    • Completely agreed, from a long-time reader.

      Samson J.

      July 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    • Actually Roissy used to post on Rooshv a lot mostly arguing with some mid 30’s broad named HedonisticPleasureSeeker (not slutty but the kind that likes to date betas and drink wine).

      I knew it before it was cool…


      July 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    • The relationship between Lion and Heartiste sounds like an excellent post.


      July 13, 2016 at 10:37 pm

  9. This election is so huge for all the reasons you mentioned. I look forward to anything you write about Trump and would be disappointed if you blogged less about the election.

    Jay Fink

    July 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    • But if he just blogged more in general that would be good….. I do miss some of the traditional stuff, but it’s mostly all been said.


      July 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  10. How about the vast proliferation of tattoos, even among women over the last five years or so?


    July 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    • I have noticed this unfortunate trend for 25 years. Although in the past 5 years it has gotten all the more extreme.

      Jay Fink

      July 13, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    • You mean ESPECIALLY among women.


      July 13, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      • Women like tattooed badboys, and because women don’t understand male sexuality, they love to tattoo themselves too. I guess it kind of works out because when guys are looking for easy sluts, a tattooed girl is a big indicator. Tramp stamps are out of fashion, but the gold standard tell now is a neck/collar or chest tattoo. Plenty of otherwise decent looking girls who unfortunately tattoo banal shit or cartoons on their bodies.

        Panther of the Blogocube

        July 14, 2016 at 2:04 am

  11. I like the Trump posts more than a lot of the social class and career posts, to be honest.


    July 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    • I am willing to bet you are not a long-time reader (i.e. since Lion’s old blog).

      Samson J.

      July 13, 2016 at 6:10 pm

  12. If Trump loses it will be business as usual on steroids. Because the Big Liberal International Capitalist Brahmin Caste will be insanely energized, and HRC will appoint at least three SCOTUS justices. Game over.


    July 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm

  13. People always think the current election is the most important one ever. But, in this case, I think it’s true. My reasons for thinking so are, for the most part, the same as yours. I think you summarized very well. I would only add that trade deficits are closing in a trillion dollars per year. That kind of wealth transfer ruins economies. And Trump is the only candidate who’s ever made it an issue.


    July 13, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  14. You hope that Trumpism will bring in more Asian voters?

    I want Trumpism to have an opposite effect. America doesn’t need more Asians.

    America operates better, when it is an entirely White entity in the higher cognitive areas, that are better suited for Whites.

    Do we need Asians to govern states, direct museums, colleges etc…? The answer is a resounding no. Nor do I want NAMs, who are less deserving.

    Montreal is a great cultural center, Francophone, and it doesn’t invite many Asian immigrants, because money isn’t the only thing that moves a civilization to greatness.


    July 13, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    • But then I’m singing to my own choir. The Anglo Prole Sphere is in shambles and cannot be fixed anytime soon, because of the things being said on this blog.


      July 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    • We don’t need more Asians immigrants. The only reason to have any immigrants is to increase the white population that is being reduced.

      I really don’t like the idea of any mass immigration, but whites may be needed.

      Large immigration should have ended with the 1924 Immigration Act. Unfortunately, it didn’t.


      July 13, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      • “I really don’t like the idea of any mass immigration, but whites may be needed.”

        America has a moral duty to admit German and Swedish refugees who are fleeing from Muslim invaders.


        July 14, 2016 at 12:57 am

      • “America has a moral duty to admit German and Swedish refugees who are fleeing from Muslim invaders.”

        Germany and Sweden have a moral duty to get rid of the Muslims in their midst.

        Lewis Medlock

        July 14, 2016 at 11:54 am

      • “Germany and Sweden have a moral duty to get rid of the Muslims in their midst.”

        True, but as long as they have Mad Merkel ruining their countries, America can at least replenish its demographics.


        July 14, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    • So I decided to look up the demographics on your much vaunted Montreal. The visible minority (non-white) percentage in 2006 was 26%. In 2011 it was was 31.7%. What is is now, 35-40%? 9.6% are muslin.

      The city that you think of Montreal simply won’t exist for your grandchildren. Cities that can’t endure are by definition not cultural centers. They are just passing fads.


      July 13, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      • Correct. It’s like 35%.

        I’m playing Devil’s Advocate. Anglo Prole Sphere Immigrants in the New World are much worse. They share absolutely no cultural or linguistic ties with their WASP Directors. Muslims in Quebec come from former French colonies.

        Montreal is a slow suicide, albeit, slow and with a French style of integration, it is not as stark. Anglo Proles only view their non-Western subjects as fungible tools.

        Furthermore, Anglo Proles are elitist pigs with a highly stratified society based solely on money AND race, which exacerbates the situation = 10000% far worse.


        July 14, 2016 at 12:51 am

  15. It will be interesting to have you trying to understand and write about the huge success of Israel as a nation which focuses on computer software development. Jews and software engineering is a bit different relation than Jews and the money industry.


    July 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

  16. LOTB,

    If you wouldn’t mind… Why does all of this matter to you on a personal level?

    I train cats to hiss at fashion liberals

    July 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm

  17. “Asians who vote Democratic because they are not Christian”

    Asians are a lot more Christian than you think, especially the immigrants. If Asians move to the Republicans, it’ll be because they start to recognize the intensity of liberal hostility towards them and people who “play by the rules” in general.


    July 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  18. Have you thought at all about “alternative” policies for immigration reform, that are perhaps strong alternatives to the Trump “jobs and security” viewpoint as well as the sentimental leftist viewpoint? A few that have been thrown out:

    1. Require immigrants to have “immigration insurance” which covers damages done by the person while living in the country. This was Sailer’s idea. I’m actually against it because it probably underestimates the true long-term cost of low-skill immigration (since their kids will also live in the country and probably have correlated outcomes) and I think that liberals could attack it as keeping out poor but qualified immigrants. I actually think that criticism is reasonable because there are some groups that are likely to do well, like rural farmers from China, who are low income.

    2. Some kind of ability testing for prospective immigrants. This is a good idea but I don’t see it being politically palpable because too few people believe in psychometrics.

    3. Requiring prospective immigrants to make a “values pledge” which the US government then publishes with the person’s name and proof of identity. For example, you could make them sign a statement saying something like “Freedom of speech, including speech which insults religious figures, should be legal and tolerated. Homosexuality should be tolerated”. My guess is that this is actually pretty highly correlated with psychometric results. You could even increase the g-loading by making people pass a quiz with subtle wording. I also wonder how it would change immigration from muslim countries. Presumably if these countries have laws against apostasy (and the pledge directly contradicts religious texts), then the people immigrating to the US would be breaking the law?

    The third idea is one that I haven’t heard anyone suggest before. I feel like the main advantage is that I could see it being politically viable. Plus you could have questions that pander to both liberals and conservatives, depending on the current political winds and hot issues, and people could waste their time arguing about what questions should be added or removed.


    July 13, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    • “Requiring prospective immigrants to make a “values pledge” which the US government then publishes with the person’s name and proof of identity.”

      LOL! Yeah, because grifter immigrants from Nigeria or Somalia or Egypt or El Salvador would NEVER just LIE about something like that and, ya know, give a fake identity or something.


      July 13, 2016 at 9:12 pm

  19. Trump is seen as the anti-PC candidate, and I think it’s important that the candidate perceived as anti-PC wins. He is undoubtedly also less PC than Hillary Clinton. But he is not really anti-PC, or he wouldn’t say that that the two shootings that BLM is currently squawking about were “sick and disgusting,” and he wouldn’t say that the problem with immigration is that some of it is illegal, and so on. He is plenty PC. That is unavoidable, but it shows how deeply seeded progressivism is. A Trump win will only help delay the decline. That’s worth doing, but we shouldn’t delude ourselves. We’d still be doomed.


    July 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    • Building a wall to stop illegal Mexican immigration, stopping Muslim immigration, etc. were all unthinkable positions for the past 16 years at least. Trump isn’t going to fix every problem in the world, and it’s silly to think that’s even possible. But if he wins we might actually be able to realign course in a direction that’s not completely suicidal.
      Even if you’re completely pessimistic, having a little bit more time to cash-out of the crumbling system seems to be beneficial.

      Panther of the Blogocube

      July 13, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      • I agree with you. I think Trump is worth voting for, and I think keeping the good things about America going for as long as possible is worth doing.


        July 14, 2016 at 1:22 am

  20. Yet the Trump posts have probably created more traffic for your sight than any damn 80’s music video with the Bangles in it. Fuck them.

    K.l. Asher

    July 13, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    • The Bangles are awesome!

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      July 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    • Bruce Charlton posted on this recently – political posts *always* generate more traffic than other, more thought-provoking and less tribally-charged topics. It’s unfortunate. But it’s worth reiterating too that I’m not opposed to Trump posts. I like Trump posts that comment on social class how it affects voting patterns. The Archdruid Report had the best introductory summary I’ve seen of the Trump phenomenon for people who Just Don’t Get It.

      Samson J.

      July 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    • I like all of LotB’s ’80s music posts. I got reacquainted with “Voices Carry” from a a post few weeks ago, downloaded it to my playlist, and listen to it almost once per day.

      E. Rekshun

      July 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  21. “Maybe the reason why some conservatives don’t seem as alarmed about that as they should is because they think the only thing that the Supreme Court does is decide abortion cases, and the conservative court never made abortion illegal again, so they think it doesn’t really matter if liberals get control of the Court.”

    I think beyond the Supreme Court, the problem is that most Conservative Republicans are blue pilled when it comes to demographics. They are vaguely aware that Republicans have lost California for good, and each Presidential election year the Democrats have more safe electoral states and need fewer independent votes, but it doesn’t click that this is because of deliberate immigration policy. When George Will quit the Republican Party, he said he and Ben Sasse would just wait until 2020. He doesn’t get that after a 4 year Clinton Presidency, there is no 2020 for Republicans. We really have one shot, and it’s this year. I don’t think there will be another chance, so it’s not just the Supreme Court, it’s everything that Conservatives think is important.

    Mike Street Station

    July 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

  22. I also want to say that I don’t want to be That Guy that tells you how to run your site. But I do miss your old insights into social class; those, coupled with an idiosyncratic right-of-center viewpoint, were what I couldn’t get anywhere else.

    Samson J.

    July 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  23. Anyhow, I agree entirely with the OP, which is your most lucid, most level-headed, well-written and fair commentary I’ve seen here in a while. I don’t know what’s going to happen if Trump loses. I don’t know what’s going to happen if he wins. But the world ain’t gonna be the same, I don’t think.

    Samson J.

    July 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  24. But going back to Trump, this really is the most important presidential election of my lifetime.

    I don’t see how you can cover Trump enough when every word he says makes headlines.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

  25. I hope to keep reading more posts on economics, careers, class, real estate, NYC, ’80s music and film, gender relations, race, computer programming, and law school.

    E. Rekshun

    July 13, 2016 at 6:24 pm

  26. jjbees

    July 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm

  27. Never apologize.

    Jokah Macpherson

    July 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm

  28. Trump doesn’t need to pick a “sane” running mate, by GOPe standards. He’s better off with a crazy one for assassination insurance.

    Herb Dregs

    July 13, 2016 at 10:34 pm

  29. Awesome post. I realized the same months ago.

    The title is wrong though. It should be ‘Apologia for Writing So Much about Trump.’

    Stay frosty my friend.


    July 13, 2016 at 10:38 pm

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