Wednesday, July 06, 2022

The Trump MAGA Movement. What is it Really?

The movement known as the MAGA movement is made up of all types of Americans that tend to believe that we have been lied to, manipulated by the mass media and trashed by elites as well as cheated by the left who are secretly and openly Marxist.

This country which has a strong history of condemning Marxism, seems to be caving to it in all manner of ways.  For example, the openly Marxist and anti-capitalist rioters that cover their overwhelmingly white identity with black clad clothing, black masks and black umbrellas, and openly destroy private businesses, attacked a Federal courthouse, and burned down a police station, literally destroyed an Autozone store and spray painted anti-capitalist messages inside before it burned to ground, are not being reported with alarm!

At any other time in our history prior to Trump, all of these things would be an automatic cause for alarm and an FBI investigation and likely undercover infiltration operation.  Yet, you instead have some Democratic House members, like a NY congressman Jerry Nadler, saying that Antifa “does not exist”.   Either they are blind because they live in a mainstream media bubble that underreports and distorts what is actually happening, or they are simply manipulative individuals in power not representing Americans, but rather their partisan special interests and they only care about re-election every two years.

Trump was a very engaged president that used the power of his office to get things done that served the American interests.  He negotiated with the newly elected Marxist-leaning Mexican president to send 25,000 Mexican troops to our Southern border to protect it from being the porous gateway it has always been.  He did it with a threat of tariffs if he didn’t help.  He also arranged a Stay in Mexico policy for asylum seekers to replace the catch and release that has been not only re-implemented by the Biden administration but has been streamlined in such a way to make smuggling illegal immigrants a major US policy.  It cannot be overstated just how efficient this new president has been in securing hotel rooms, bus or airfare, and temporary work permits for millions of illegals that cross our border.  The border police have been reduced to just being processing agents for the illegals to enter the country virtually legally with the blessing the US government.  All laws passed by Congress that outlaws this are just ignored completely.

On the question of Tariffs, the first one implemented by Trump when he took office was on foreign steel being dumped into our country.  His 25% tariffs on steel and his executive order to use only American steel to build the Keystone XL pipeline that he approved immediately upon taking office, likely saved an American industry and the jobs for steelworkers that went with it.

When Ford announced they were moving a factory to Mexico, unlike other presidents before and after him, he publicly called them out.  One thing corporations seem to be afraid of is bad press.  So, they negotiated a settlement to keep about 1000 jobs in the US that were destined to go to Mexico.  Some complained that some people still lost their jobs, but that does not take away from the 1000 well paying union jobs that were saved due to Trump’s intervention.

In Europe, Trump exerted his influence to get the other NATO members to donate more toward their portion of the costs of the military alliance.  He managed to finagle billions more out of some countries than they had contributed in the past.  This directly led to the much stronger response that NATO was able offer when Russia invaded Ukraine.

When Trump brought up to Germany that allowing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to transport Russian natural gas directly from Russia to Europe bypassing Ukraine would lead to more dependence on Russia and therefore Putin, they laughed at his exigencies.  Yet, Trump put sanctions on the pipeline because he had the strength of his convictions. What did Biden do when he took office?  Well, he lifted Trump’s sanctions on Putin’s pipeline.  How did Putin respond?  Well, he saw weakness in the American resolve and invaded Ukraine.  Luckily, a stronger NATO was able to prop up Ukraine’s defenses against the invasion, which is still ongoing.  Trump also had been the president  that reversed Obama’s policy of not sending lethal weapons to Ukraine, so they were able to fend off the first wave of the attack while Biden was offering President Zelensky of Ukraine a ride out of the there.  That’s when he famously responded, I need weapons not a ride.   Far from being Putin’s puppet as he was characterized on CNN and practically everywhere, Trump was rightly a big thorn in the side of Putin that hobbled his ability to do what he wanted. 

At home, with the mass anti-Trump frenzy hyped up by the media, Hollywood elites, the Washington Post and the New York Times, not to mention Bloomberg, Business Insider, Twitter bans against he right, facebook money helping the Democrats and so much more, the 2020 election became the highest vote turnout for a  presidential election in history.  It set records on both sides.  Democrats that would normally not care or vote, were brought into the system.  On the right, Trump got more votes that his first election.  Yet, Biden from his basement campaign managed to get a record number of votes and clinching the election.  In my opinion, uninformed voters that get their news from the networks which never gave Trump and due credit and always spun everything all his actions, verbal or actual in a negative light, brought out the masses that voted for Biden’s win.

Now two years into this Biden administration, the Trump years are looking more and more like the Golden era where we had record low unemployment for all demographic groups, energy independence was achieved, no new wars involving out military; inflation, gas prices, food costs were low and real wages were rising.

The MAGA movement is stronger than ever and Trump’s America First agenda has realigned much of the Republican party much in the same way that Reagan did since his presidency in the 1980s.  Reagan was pro life, pro small government, anti-high taxes, and pro strong military (peace through strength).  His ideals have guided the Republican party ever since.  Now Trump has managed to make a course correction for the Reagan alignment.  He has basically eliminated the Tea Party movement and replaced it with MAGA (Make America Great Again).  People that lived before 2007 had memories of pre smartphone America, where texting and staring at your phone every few minutes for new text messages, tweets, Whatsapp, group chats, emails, facebook posts, Tik Tok videos, Instagram entertainment was not a way of life.  People talked and the phone was just a communication device, not a heart monitor, news feed, attention getter it is today.

So MAGA hearkens back to that time when it seems like life was simpler and therefore maybe more great?  The word Woke only meant something in the morning when you came out of a drowsy state.  Trans movement was not even a thing.  Something called the Trevor project was never heard of.  Boys swimming in girls’ teams and breaking records?  No one would have thought of that as a possibility in this topsy turvy world.  The main thrust of the MAGA movement however did not deal with those things.  The main thrust of the MAGA movement was slowing down or stopping the Walmartization of America.  Stanching the bleed of great American factories and the jobs that go with it, that were moving overseas to China at an incredible rate.  The Rust belt knew this better than anyone and Trump gave them a voice that the Democrats they were voting for election after election had a deaf ear and blind eye toward.  Over 70,000 American factories were transferred to China and they have now become a powerhouse of manufacturing that once was the pride of the American experiment.  All those good jobs that paid so well for generations were being replaced by Walmart jobs where the goods produced in China that were formerly produced here are not sold.  Walmart is virtually a Chinese manufacturing outlet store.  Appliances, North Carolina furniture factories, electronics, everything that was proudly made here was all now being made in China cheaply and sold back to us in every big box store as well as online.

This is likely the reason the Rust belt states suffer more deaths from Fentanyl, another Chinese manufactured import and border issue problem, that is killing 100,000 of our youths annually.  It kills more than twice the number of people that car accidents, our previous largest killer of Americans not related to illness, than any other cause.   Trump expended a lot of federal resources tackling the fentanyl problem.  That focus seems to have fallen by the wayside now and the focus is on streamlining illegal immigration, which also happened to streamline illegal fentanyl into our country.

At this point the cat is out of the bag.  People know that they have been lied to.  Although the people that have it ok and supported Biden and still think that Trump is Putin’s puppet and only listen to CNN, MSNBC and ignore any news source that talk differently, those people will likely blindly keep voting for Democrats.  But many others, including a large swathe of the Hispanic population are realizing that their personal interests more closely aligns with the American First movement, will likely vote for the new Republican ticket, whoever it is represented by, Trump or DeSantis.