Sorry, Morgan Warstler, We See Who Truly Doesn’t Love America
Warstler is back to his old tricks over at Scott Sumner. Sumner, however, never seems to answer him anymore:
“I’m grey tribe but I get we are in the 3 player game. Right now we are China in Cold War.”
“The Blue Team (the folks who think of themselves as other and call themselves globalists largely bc they don’t like it HERE) are B player the USSR.”
“Red Team is Player A. The home team. The hegemony.”
Globalists? Warstler reads a lot of Breitbart. But I take issue with his attempt to define the Blue Team as those who don’t like it here. What Comey’s revelations on Monday show, is it’s not us who aren’t loyal to our country.
BUT our optimal(easiest) strategy IMO is to CO-OPT Red, giving them a way of being GLOBALISTS and still being home team. Still giving them We’re #1! We’re #1!
So it’s simple:
“Grey team partner with red team to DEFEAT BLUE, while preaching / trading with Red Team – you become more Libertarian and WE WILL LOOK OUTWARD TOWARDS DOMINATION.”
“The idea is that Sumner’s team is Grey Team-libertarian-and he should partner with the Red Team.”
“Last point for now Scott,”
“Blues will NEVER let us drive. They have a sick agenda, they don’t feel at home in America.”
“But the Reds, they only need to see we have a loyalty to the roots from which we came, and if we give it to them… they will let us make the whole world Libertarian.”
But isn’t it actually the Red Team who shows they don’t ‘Like it here’ if they can’t have their way? The Trump campaign shows they can only win if they cheat. Even W showed that. Nixon cheated in both 1968 and 1972.
What the Red Team are showing is that if they can’t win in America they no longer love it. They’ll happily sell it to the Russians.
“Underneath every state, is it’s HEGEMONY.”
“The is the Red Team – in America – defined as: those people who can:
“Red Team has total control over 37 states, owns 80% of US housing stock, runs Main Street, Churches, and PTAs. They own 450M guns and buy 20-25M more each year. They LOVE Zombie movies, bc practice.”
“Red Team will get violent if there is ever a direct confrontation to their hegemony.”
“This isn’t just int he US, this is in ALL Nations, no matter their political economy.”
“This is the same moral formulation as CAN + WANT = WILL. They CAN revolt, today they simply don’t want to…”
This is what Obama was about. He wanted to be a transformational President. If there is a ‘Hegemony’ in America as Warstler claims then Obama wanted to transform it. Whether or not he was successful remains to be seen. Yes, outside of his own elections, the Dems have not done well since 2008.
So Morgan is claiming vindication. Yet, the counter narrative is what we’ve seen post election. Sumner himself has argued that as bad as Trump is, he won’t do as much harm as we fear as the President is much less powerful than we assume.
On the other hand Jonathan Chait has argued that despite Trump’s win, in the big picture, we’ll see that Obama’s transformation of America was successful.
Why President Obama's legacy was broader and deeper than you think, and why it will endure https://t.co/HJdOAmXIEx
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) December 24, 2016
This then would be the counter narrative to Morgan Warstler.
And the early going in the Trump years seems to validate in different ways both Sumner and Chait. Trump has seen himself checked by the courts, by the media, by government leakers. by civil society.
Which would suggest that Morgan’s belief in the impregnable power of Red State America is self delusion. At this point they can only win an election by collaborating with a hostile foreign power.
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