Trump’s Not a Conservative Icon, and I Don’t Care!

 By Jim ONeill  February 12, 2016

 Trump’s no conservative an’ I don’t care.
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 Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the 
broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a 
free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.—The” Editors “Against Trump
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 A number of elitist conservative pundits and politicians have pointed out, 
quite correctly, that Donald Trump is no conservative ideologue (nor is he a 
progressive ideologue, socialist ideologue, or “whatever” ideologue). 


 Trump is a phenomenally successful businessman, a clear-eyed pragmatist and 
patriot who desires what works for “we the people” and the United States of 
America.  And how long has it been since America has had a leader like that?  
Too long, much too long.

 I would say that Trump’s tendencies are mostly conservative (which is why he 
chose to be a Republican candidate), but he is no neo-con war hawk, and thank 
God for that.  He is adamant about having a strong first-class military, but 
there will be no more endless “no win” wars with a President Trump.  It will be 
fight to win quickly and decisively, or don’t fight at all.

 Nor is he a NWO globalist—a position that both sides of the political aisle 
seem inordinately (even traitorously) fond of.  Trump is a true-blue patriot, 
who believes in and promotes American exceptionalism.

 I’ll leave talk of “Hegelian dialectics” and “3rd Way” politics for another 
time.  In the remainder of this article I wish to briefly address the 
“shame-based narrative”
 that has been so perniciously promoted in our schools and culture for so 
long—and why Trump’s “Make America Great Again” meme has struck such a 
responsive chord across the country. 


 The shame-based narrative essentially peddles a one-sided distortion of 
American history that claims the United States sucks (and so do you—unless you 
are fortunate enough to be a member of one of the many “trodden-upon” 
minorities).  It is a narrative fabricated from a poisonous melange of lopsided 
anecdotes, cherry picked half-truths, and lies.  It is an unremittingly 
negative portrait of the USA, where America’s mitigating circumstances, 
laudable efforts, and positive accomplishments are ridiculed, minimized, or 

 There are a number of reasons why certain individuals and groups have been 
feeding the shame-based narrative to America’s youth—but the main reason is the 
rather obvious one that globalists (whatever their ideology) consider countries 
(nation states), to be hopelessly retardataire and an impediment to the 
realization of their proposed utopian one world.  Hence patriotism and pride in 
one’s country must be discouraged at every turn.

 But emotionally stable people like to take pride in their roots, their turf, 
their “hood,” their home—their neighborhood, their city, their state, their 
country.  To teach (brainwash) people into believing that their country is 
pathetic, if not disgusting, creates a soul sickness that all too often 
manifests as apathy, depression, and/or anger.  Drug and alcohol abuse finds a 
ready home in such an environment.

Trump, as Pastor Manning puts it, “speaks truth to power.”  He knows full well 
that Big Business, Big Media, Big Banking, and Big Government are all in bed 
together—and he calls them on it.  Like no other major political figure that I 
can recall from my lifetime, he calls them on it.

 Trump tells us that America has greatness in it which needs to be set free; 
that “we the people” have greatness in us that needs to be set free.  And we 
respond with “Yeah…you’re right.  Yes, dammit you’re right!”

 His love for the United States is obvious, deep-seated, and true.  I believe 
that he will create jobs and employment opportunities like we’ve never seen 
before.  He can schmooze and finesse when needed, and knock heads when heads 
need knocking (to be adroit at both talents is somewhat rare in my experience). 
 His courage is undeniable, his work ethic impeccable, and his moral compass 
strong and steadfast.  Honestly, I don’t much care where Trump falls on the 
“Conservo-meter”—just keep kicking political correctness to the curb and 
speaking truth.

 He calls out to “we the people,” urging us to be true to “the better angels of 
our nature.”  To have faith and hope.  To believe, believe that America will be 
great again—better than ever in fact.  That it can fulfill its intended role of 
being “a shining city upon a hill”—a beacon of freedom, hope, and opportunity 
in a largely benighted world.

 And “we the people” have responded—to the disbelief and chagrin of the elites. 
 We tell them: “We love America, we think it is great, and you can take your 
global utopia and shove it where the sun don’t shine!”  God bless America!

 Jim ONeill  


 Born June 4, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the U.S. Navy from 
1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  
Worked as a commercial diver in the waters off of Scotland, India, and the 
United States.  While attending the University of South Florida as a journalism 
student in 1998 was presented with the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii 
AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award,” 1st place undergraduate division.  
(The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with money she won from 
successfully suing a national newspaper for libel).  Awarded US Army, US Navy, 
South African, and Russian jump wings.  Graduate of NOLS (National Outdoor 
Leadership School, 1970).  Member of Mensa, China Post #1, and lifetime member 
of the UDT/SEAL Association.

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