Monday, 14 November 2016

THE ZEITGEIST ON WETBACK



With the spate of liberal tears caught in the turmoil of their petty tantrums, creating tsunamis of disbelief, disorder, and discontentment, one cannot help but be reminded of Carlyle’s worldview of those world-historical great men: destroying the happiness of peoples while fulfilling the destiny of an age. The whole of the media establishment, the whole of the Western World has been rocked by the Ascension of Trump. The vindication of this Ascendency is that of the lifeless vein pulsing once again with the flowing blood of the risen people.

Trump’s last meme of the campaign before he won the election was to “drain the swamp.” For Ezra Pound the symbolism of the swamp was wrapped up in the whole fabric of current and on-going tendencies found within the Western tradition, subverting and transfiguring it into a bog of pestilence and murky weakness.

But the swamp is not the Western Tradition but what befalls it when it fails itself. For Pound the swamp was the symbol of all that is undifferentiated, luxuriant, and infectious. It is what occurs when the world falls to the polarity of disorder, when the tendencies emblematic of usury seep into and destroy the unity of the organic hierarchy, harmony, and proportion of totalitarian completeness, symbolized by the citadel.

Canto XLI reflects Mussolini confronting the tangle of the swamp, creating order out of the chaos. The swamp, fueled by its usurious source, creates a system of ill-begotten mixes, of multiculturalism, miscegenation, fragmentation, and coexistence with disease. Up is down, left is right, men are women, nothing is sacred anymore in the quagmire of usury.

Trump’s last advertisement was called “anti-Semitic” and accused of accusing Jews – Soros, Yellin – because of the words, “For those who control the levers of power in Washington and for the global special interests, they partner with these people who don't have your good in mind.” The Jewish usurer and Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein is shown later in the ad in a similar vein.


While the corrupt oligarchical usurers and their sycophantic nomenklatura may be flushed out of the “swamp” in Washington by Trump-Pence in the manner of Mussolini’s “battle of the swamp,” one thing is certain – this is historical in a more profound manner than Obama ever could be.

Hegel wrote that history is a slaughter-bench, and indeed it is the law of nature that the gears of its mechanism require sacrifice. Build the wall President Trump, build the wall, drain the swamp and launch Operation Wetback.

Also published at AlexFontana

 

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