This middle-class Coronavirus relief is an insult. The meme is “bailouts for banks, money printer go brrrrr; bailouts for the people, money printer broke.” It underscores the fact that the USA is not a country, in the sense of a people having a state that serves their interests above all. It’s a multi-ethnic sick-man empire sustained by strip-mining the capital of its heritage population, ruled by gangsters whose handle on legitimacy is slipping.
How does Donald Trump fit into all this? The optics suck, starting with the Neocons he surrounds himself with. His Department of Justice letting Antifa run free while incarcerating Trump’s supporters on technicalities, the government’s doubling-down on Obama’ite terror. The continuing immigration, wall unbuilt, swamp undrained.
Another item on the list of non-accomplishments, a subjective but very real one, is his failure to win over Americans of a specific background: Republican-leaning upper-middle-class Whites with families and careers who live in the country’s major metropolitan areas, the same ones who voted for Marco Rubio in 2016 GOP primaries. If you move in those circles, you pick up on their attitude that Trump is just a clown.
On the other hand, working class Americans from coast to coast fill his stadium rallies. Middle-class intellectuals, malcontents, and reawakened Christians of the nationalist Right support him, to the degree that their disappointment hadn’t gotten the best of them. Trump won us over because he spoke to the hopes of the forgotten working class and to the aspirations of clear-eyed dissidents. As things stand, though, these two constituencies — working class Whites and the dissident-Right — do not have any political power.
The proverbial Acela-corridor classes do. By failing to display Alpha qualities, like rounding up and publicly executing Democratic Party leaders and members of the media, Trump hasn’t moved the needle with the White management class, the people who carry out the will of the regime. They remain loyal to the old boss, the pre-Trump uniparty establishment.
By appearances, Trump has no Constitutional power as President, it’s been a figurehead role for many administrations now. There is no federal agent, general officer, or anyone whom he can give any kind of an order. One explanation for the present state of affairs: Trump is one of them. Another explanation: he’s an idiot. Another: he’s impotent. And yet another: he’s a Bernie Sanders of the Right. An impractical, inconsequential dreamer who wants the peace of the 1980s with 2020s demographics.
As to the fifth explanation, for those who are disinclined to take certain things at face-value: he knew all along what he’s getting into, he’s executing the plan from the inside right on schedule, and he’s not working alone. That has always been the plan.
If so, it’s a patient man’s game. The White working classes who wait in long lines to fill his rally stadiums are another element of the long game. They are the people in flesh and blood, they are the nation without whom there is no America. And the dissident Right is people with the gift of sight and speech who carry the lamp in the darkness.