The always great Doug Casey chimes in on what made Donald Trump win, why it may be the last win for the right, and what that will mean of the United States.
Casey is, in my opinion, entirely correct on Trump, on Republican politicians, on those who vote for the GOP, those who make up the Democratic Party and the nature of the left that votes for them, generally (as always there are exceptions). He correctly identifies the strictly right as naive fools clamoring for a simple past that will never come back, and the strictly left as an immoral cess pool of intolerant and oppressive asshats with no redeeming quality; the Republican Party as the dumb party and the Democratic Party as the evil party.
I think he is incorrect on his estimation that a civil war is very unlikely. The rise of the Tea Party has shown the right can be rallied, and the current protests show that the left can be too. Vitriol and rhetoric expose deep seated hatred. I don’t think that when push comes to shove, people will be too lazy to put their words and feelings into actions. At some point a line will be crossed and the fuse will be lit. I agree that people in general have become incredibly passive, but i also believe that their passivity has limits. I believe this to be the case all over the Western world.
Nevertheless its good to see that Casey has once again managed to analyze things the way few people in libertarian circles can, which is to say, with sobering realism rather than wishful thinking or self-deluding bias for one political hack over another as being generally “good” for libertarianism.