“Enough from the Clown!” Up Schmitt’s Creek with Justin TrudeauJames J. O'Meara
You’ve seen these films, haven’t you, my man? — Manhunter
The sovereign is he who decides on the state of exception: If there is some person or institution, in a given polity, capable of bringing about a total suspension of the law and then to use extra-legal force to normalize the situation, then that person or institution is the sovereign in that polity. — Carl Schmitt, Political Theology 5
Snap! Crack! Pop! (Ow!)
That was the sound as the knees of “conservatives” began jerking over the weekend when the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, the fey, foppish Prime Minister of Canada who has been the butt — if you will — of macho conservative derision for years now apparently ran out of bubblegum and began kicking ass.
Suddenly, all the jokes about Shining Pony were forgotten, and he stood revealed as a big, bad meanie, the brute!
You expect this stuff from the Left, of course; the likes of Bill Maher began evoking the Little Corporal’s name several days earlier, when Trudeau complained about having to “tolerate” the unvaccinated (just as they called Trump Orange Hitler for referring to “bad hombres” coming in from Mexico).
But there’s nothing a conservative likes more than a chance to holler “fascist!” at the Left; except, perhaps, a chance to holler “Racist!” at the same folks. And for the same reason: The conservatives have been running away from fascism as much as from racism (that is, racial solidarity), perhaps even more so: the Second World War was a rather more decisive defeat than even the Civil Rights Act.
So I’ve definitely seen this film before; it’s the one where conservatives realize they’ve seen another film before as well, for this is “exactly how Nazi Germany started.” The Tribal members among them, who seem to be the dominant part these days, probably had racial nightmares of the Cossacks when Trudeau sent the horses in.
Just as the Left always seems to be doing something “racist,” because “racism” is simply natural, so any kind of effective government action smacks of “fascism,” the most natural and effective form of government.
Rather than attempt to defend fascism, conservatives have opted for their usual “cunning plan” of agreeing with the Left on fascism as the Ultimate Evil, but then “owning them” by pinning the label on the other side.
Hence conservatives have been trapped in a reflexive posture that makes them oppose any kind of effective government action to promote the welfare of the people, from Social Security to National Health Insurance. Rural electrification? Fascism! The National Highway System? Why not call it an Autobahn, eh, comrade?
Which is not to say that I don’t support the truckers’ goals or despise Trudeau’s goals. But we need to make the rather obvious separation of goals and methods and recognize Trudeau’s tough response as refreshingly effective government action, especially compared to the squishy impotence of both Trump and Biden in similar situations.
What’s wrong with Trudeau’s response is not his “fascist” methods, but rather that they are being used to forward the plans of a Hostile Elite. In the hands of the people, or a government truly “of the people,” they would be quite appropriate. If Trudeau had called out the militia to forcefully arrest, detain, and generally rough up a meeting at Davos or Jackson Hole or Silicon Valley, that might be “fascism” — but if so, I say, let’s have more of it.
We’ve seen that film: the European Revolution of 1933.
In fact, that’s exactly what the Black Bloc was doing in Seattle in 1999 during protests against the World Trade Organization, before their target was shifted (no doubt due to bags of SorosGeld) to attack populist movements. Same tactic, different goals.
So there’s that movie we’ve seen before as well.
Another movie conservatives have seen before was Justin’s father, Pierre, invoking the previous version of the Emergency Measures Act, the War Measures Act, during the Quebec Crisis of 1970, in the course of which he made the goddamn greatest statement ever made by a North American politician:
“There’s a lots of bleeding hearts around that don’t like to see people with helmets and guns,” said Trudeau. “All I can say is, go on and bleed. It’s more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don’t like the looks of a soldier’s helmet.”
Ralfe then asked Trudeau how far he would go to protect Canadians’ safety during the crisis.
With a shrug, Trudeau replied: “Just watch me.”
Of course, everyone points out that kidnapping and murdering a cabinet minister was a far more serious “crisis.” The line usually taken is something like, “All Trudeau had to do was go out and talk with the protestors, treat them like equal citizens with a right to be heard and negotiated with.” Wie bitte? And what exactly was he supposed to say to them? “I feel your pain?” Or perhaps, like Nixon, he could have snuck in for a surprise early morning visit to “share” his feelings about the “bad vibes”?
Trudeau’s vaccine was effectively the face and nature of the globohomo regime: to give an inch would have effectively emasculated himself, just as the conservative mockers would have expected. Surprise! If Trudeau hasn’t read Schmitt — from Pierre’s library? Or Fidel’s? — he’s a natural Schmittian.
Now Trudeau has shown us what real sovereignty is. He is the most dynamic leader in the world, beyond Putin or Orbán. Where other “leaders” talk, Trudeau takes action. He’s not afraid to send in the Cossacks, even if some citizens get trampled. You have to break some eggs to make an omelet, as I think Knute Rockne said, or maybe it was Bishop Fulton Sheen.
And there’s another movie: a few years back, I wrote on Counter-Currents about Trudeau’s sudden burst onto the public stage when he beat the crap out of a neocon talking head. Turned out the “lady boy” had a wicked right, and down went the neocon.
There is more than a little silly about Trudeau. Truth be told, there was a lot of silliness in Trump. And Huey Long, the last great fascist/populist. And though many on the Right may feel touchy about this, there was a lot of silliness in Hitler as well, making him a suitable role for Charlie Chaplin.
Just as Trevor Lynch has suggested that in the current world, Rightist ideas can only be expressed in the media by villains and madmen, perhaps silliness is the only way fascism can manifest itself in Clown World.
If Trudeau had met with a room full of truckers and conservatives, it probably would have gone down like this.
It would be a mistake to join our enemies in focusing on the silly purple glove rather than the iron fist which we can learn from.
As Mike Tyson could have told Patrick Brazeau, or the truckers, everyone laughs at Justin Trudeau — until they get punched in the face.
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 See, perhaps most egregiously, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by the inimitable Jonah Goldberg (New York: Doubleday, 2009).
 “Stalingrad! How’s that for catharsis!” Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Paris Review, The Art of Fiction No. 33. On the Civil Rights Act as a new Constitution, see Morris van de Camp’s review of Christopher Caldwell’s Age of Entitlement.
 William F. Buckley once said he ran into a Tennessee woman who claimed Goldwater wanted to take away her TV, meaning he opposed the Tennessee Valley Authority, as did Richard “Shoes Cause Liberalism” Weaver; see my review of his Ideas Have Consequences.
 H. P. Lovecraft was reflexively opposed to Franklin D. Roosevelt, until “conservatives” told him the New Deal was fascism, whereupon he immediately began to support it.
 He’s already shown us the right way to deal with journos: “I was manhandled, I was shoved, my head was slammed into a wooden fence, my hands were cut open, and my equipment (and wristwatch) were damaged. “ (“POLICE STATE: Trudeau’s bodyguards assault media at Christmas party event”). Want some? Get some!
 “’The media the next day, the newspapers, went and talked to some of the students. And most of the comments they got, almost all of them said that the president was speaking flippantly, irrelevantly. And, in fact, he did. He tried to engage them on Vietnam, evidently. They didn’t listen very much to what he had to say. He said he sympathized with their interest in peace,’ he said. ‘And then, when that didn’t work, he said, where do you go to college? And if it was Syracuse, oh, you have got a good football team. Or if it was California, he would talk about surfing to them. He talked about foreign travel. And the next day, the media only had those kinds of comments, which is kind of the reason why Nixon a couple of days later decided to put down his memories of the visit for the historical record.’” See “Richard Nixon met in secret with Vietnam War protesters, feared for his life.”
 In the famous “ranting” scene from Downfall, nothing Hitler says is wrong; it’s the delivery that makes it so suitable for making memes. This is also what makes unironic neo-Nazis unintentionally funny, however “scary” or “impressive” their helmets and uniforms are.
 “In a ‘free’ society we can’t suppress dangerous truths altogether. So we have to be immunized against them. That’s why Hollywood lets dangerous truths appear on screen, but only in the mouths of monsters: Derek Vinyard in American History X, Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York, Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins, the Joker in The Dark Knight, etc.” See “Christopher Nolan’s Batman Movies: Weaponizing Traditionalism, Transvaluing Values.”
 “Trudeau’s patience, superior cardio, and longer reach paid off in round three. Brazeau’s nose was bloodied. He looked like he was about to faint. The ref raised Trudeau’s arm and declared him the winner. Worst of all: Trudeau was gracious in victory, while Brazeau was dazed and petulant.” — “Shine Briefly, Little Pony“
Kooptace levice a její fatální nepochopení Marxe
IQ Doesn’t Matter
Buddha a Führer: Mladý Emil Cioran o Německu
IQ Is a Phenotype
Hunter S. Thompson as Psyop
A “Novel” Approach to the Understanding of Evil
Remembering Gabriele D’Annunzio (March 12, 1863–March 1, 1938)
CPAC 2023: The Republican Party is Dying Out
But he’s not a “big, bad meany” though, is he? He’s still a dweeb and always will be. In the end at least, say, Joseph Stalin had that steely gaze and masculine features. Justin Trudeau just comes across like an angry supermarket manager who’s been granted too much power by the rulership.
Don’t be mistaken, he’s as pathetic now as he’s ever been. More so.
Joe Stalin was propagandized as having masculine features and a steely gaze. In reality, he was a pockmarked, deformed dwarf with a withered arm and sallow skin.
That’s hilarious. I had never bothered to look up Stalin’s height before, and always assumed he was a giant man. I never would have guessed how tiny he was.
168cm, or 5’6″ for our friends on the wrong side of the water.
‘What’s wrong with Trudeau’s response is not his “fascist” methods, but rather that they are being used to forward the plans of a Hostile Elite. In the hands of the people, or a government truly “of the people,” they would be quite appropriate.’
Well, if you had a goverment “truly ‘of the people'”, protests on this large scale, especially from the working class, wouldn’t happen in the first place. Who could claim to be “the people” or the “real” people then? I would never support a government that would give to such a cowardly tyranny such Trudeau’s those, and I cannot imagine a “just cause” that justify what they are doing.
Also, using the freezing of bank accounts to silence dissidents is a quite dangerous method in any case, paving the way for unprecedent totalitarian control, and that is precisely what is coming once cash is abolished. This “if we did it it would be OK” argument doesn’t wash.
That’s a fantabulous suit that guy has on! Where can I get one?
You could ask The Golden One, maybe?
Where can you get a costume like that? I’d like to make a suggestion with the following – sung to the tune of “The Flintstones” TV cartoon series.
“Pink Shirts, join the Pink Shirts – they’re the campest paramilitaries”.
“Straight out of The Village – that’s the place you really want to be”.
“Pretty soon, they’ll be mincing down your street”.
“All your hang ups, they’ll stomp over with their feet”.
“When you’re with the Pink Shirts, you’ll have a really rather butch time – but not a bitch time – you’ll have a Gay old time!”.
But we need to make the rather obvious separation of goals and methods and recognize Trudeau’s tough response as refreshingly effective government action, especially compared to the squishy impotence of both Trump and Biden in similar situations.
Sorry: This is exceedingly dumb, even despicable. Getting aroused by the hand that beats you because it is excitingly tough and decisive? Admiring Trudeau’s cowardly, hypocritical, mendacious NWO tyranny against the disempowered people because it is so wonderfully “authoritarian”, even if you support the goals of the protesters?
Rejoicing in the “effectiveness” of freezing bank accounts, trampling over grannies with horses, violating basic civic rights, invoking martial law to basically do whatever you please, instead of rejoicing in the incredible populist energy and courage of the truckers? Feeling “refreshed” about Justin finally dropping his globo-wokey rainbow mask and kissing his iron fist?
Was the Biden administration’s persecution of patriots following January 6th not “refreshingly tough” enough for O’Meara? Would it provoke his admiration if it was and make Biden look more “based”?
This doesn’t make any sense. I hope this is just some “clever” provocation.
I agree we can certainly appreciate the tactics of Trudeau without celebrating the consequences it has for our people. Authoritarianism in and of itself is not inherently good or evil. Who wields the power and for what purpose is what’s important.
It’s a little like admiring the design of the T-34 as it crushes you on the streets of Budapest (Hungary) in 1956.
Trudeau’s supposed effeminacy, avuncular style, his hipsterdom and overall silliness make him a lightning rod for right-wing rah-rah macho philistinism.
The philistine right, which sadly includes some dissidents, has never been able to understand why they keep losing to the leftists they consider weak, even subhuman and always seem to be able to propagandize themselves into believing victory is imminent just because they are so macho and the left so effete.
When right-wingers such as myself point out that the left has a vast track record of getting shit done, even though they’re effeminate and decadent, we get called effeminate and weak ourselves. And so the philistine macho right get their asses handed to them once again, and predictably, learn nothing from it.
Avuncular is a word one might apply to Jared Taylor, but certainly not Trudeau.
Perhaps he’s the creepy uncle?
Another glorious ESL moment.
But don’t worry. You’re certainly level-pegging with our Scandinavian comrades.
That’s all true.
So I ask, how often do we see the antiwhite left lionizing right-wing figures (such as Franco or Pinochet) for having used force in an admirably decisive way, even if their aims might be questionable?
Because if the left, the perennial propaganda winners, do that a lot, maybe we should do that too.
But if the left, the perennial winners, regard that as a propaganda blunder and never do that, maybe we shouldn’t do it either.
The point isn’t to lionize Trudeau but to shock the right into accepting that these people may look like clowns, but don’t fuck around.
That’s always been true of the Left, which has always been more ruthless as well as evil than the Right (indeed, the Left is more brutal because it is more evil; it attracts amoralists and sadists). But liberals are not personally strong; their ruthlessness usually has to be accomplished by institutional powers (the cops, who rarely are in fact Trudeau-like liberals; I speak with considerable second-hand knowledge on this point), or else imported aliens and/or underclass savages. Liberals qua liberals are the weakest people who have ever lived. And they get little done that is constructive. But they do achieve considerable destruction.
The problem with rightists is not weakness or cowardice, but passivity, despair, and moral confusion (especially among our women on the ‘home’ front). Leftists are bullies because they are allied to a super-wealthy Jewish overclass above, who control the main levers of formal power, and possess a reserve army of underclass criminals below, who control the streets and prisons. Sam Francis didn’t call the oppressed decent folks in between “Middle Americans” for nothing.
I agree with Joe Gould. The Left never praises Pinochet even though Trudeau was doing the same thing as him. Praising Trudeau just because he is utilizing the power of the state to crush his enemies, which we can imagine is theoretically desirable or even something we would like to do ourselves, is a devastatingly terrible look from a propagandizing perspective.
Conservative means being hardened in one’s prejudices, no?
This x’s 10
The left used liberalism (such as free speech) to undermine our institutions and seize power. The question is, can/should the right do the same? I agree the constant “no you’re the real NAZI” slur employed by the right is maddening. I never understood why the right didn’t at least evoke Stalin and communism when criticizing left wing authoritarianism. Aside from autistic libertarians, both sides truly desire authoritarianism, wether they admit it or not.
Regarding civil disobedience… I would like to emphasize a point that I feel is often not understood: the aim of civil disobedience is NOT to decrease government violence but to show government violence as illegitimate !
So while admittedly I´m unable to understand the intricacies of possible governmental responses… if they are legally permitted or not…: that is a secondary point ! Civil disobedience wants to reveal the illegitimacy of the laws, it wants to force the government to enforce these laws and in that process to show that the laws are illegitimate. I.e.: law enforcement is fully expected in activism of civil disobedience! It is the ensuing media attention that allows for discussion of the unjust laws, to make obvious that the laws are wrong as evidenced by the excessiveness of the law enforcment measures relative to the infringement of the law.
Every participant in civil disobedience actions must know that is is the activities AFTER the confrontation that are critical (of-course it would be best if the government backed down rightaway even without confrontation but you can´t expect that and that is not the core concept of civil disobedience).
I would also like to add to the concept: one should best only start the action if a certain minimum number of participants is given.
Why … so… serious? Share a laugh with Finance Minister Freeland [sic] as she explains that all your bank accounts are belong to Justin. And I thought my jokes were bad.
I never understood why the right didn’t at least evoke Stalin and communism when criticizing left wing authoritarianism.
Because bashing the little corporal’s methods when Trudeau used a version of them puts the protesters on the correct side in the public’s eyes – or so the “right” thought. How can anyone criticize what you are doing if your opponents are natseees and fashists? Stalin? Lenin? Who’s that?
What on earth did the protesters in Ottawa expect – that Trudeau and his liberals would just look the other way til the end of time? This was a badly-thought-out project in aid of bringing an end to the unjustified measures & mandates. Oh well, live and learn, I guess.
I don’t think the few truckers who started this little jaunt thought that there would be so much (apparent) financial backing and gathering of forces in their favor as they made their way from British Columbia to Ottawa. Sizable, loud and joyous support on the road produced such a heady experience after arrival in Ottawa that things were doomed to get out of hand. During the 3-week picnic the protesters seemed to just be living in the moment or at least that is how it looked to me. Make enough noise, block enough streets, and Trudeau will come out and talk to you, see your viewpoint, and cancel the mandates. Right.
This was the first article or video from the Alt-Right that came down defending Trudeau. I must admit that it was well written and did make me think but after reading all the comments I have to come down on the side of the majority of the commenters. Trudeau’s tactics may be good if used for our cause, but he is part of the WEF and the globalists who are nothing but sheer evil.
O’Meara’s essays are always erudite (though I don’t always agree with him). Here I think he was highlighting the facts that self-styled “conservatives” are not always tough guys, while liberals, though perpetually evil, are not always “snowflakes”. These observations are not offered in defense of the egregious Trudeau.
Great stuff. Spot-on. The problem is not governance, it’s who is governing and to what purpose.
Nothing says ‘Jew-nipary’ quite like the supposed Left (which isn’t) and the supposed Right (which isn’t) holding the same value system. One specifically designed to exclude the will of a White majority.
Off topic, but O’Meara’s piece has a link to an eye-opening C-C article, Introduction to Yockey’s The Enemy of Europe by Kerry Bolton, about the formation of a political party (NDPD), composed of former Wehrmacht personnel and ex-Nazi functionaries, to work alongside (i.e., “under”) the state Communist party in the DDR (East Germany). Fascinating stuff, if that’s your bag.
It was news to me that the Soviets secretly offered to release Hess from Spandau, if he would agree to help “reform” those nostalgic for the days of national socialism.
One amusing detail Bolton could have added: Stalin – ever the pragmatist – even suggested that the NDPD be allowed to continue publishing the Nazi’s old newspaper, Völkischer Beobachter. No word on what he thought of Der Stürmer.
I understand the argument you’re trying to make about the nature of power, but Trudeau is using the emergency measures act to destroy the lives of innocents usually on our side and shut down their bank accounts. You just sound like you’re cheering on the enemy as he crushes us. This is NOT the right line of argument to take. We ought to be saying that this is a severe and tyrannical overreach of power. It might not ever be safe let alone legal to ever have a right wing protest in Canada ever again and other regimes may well look at this and want to imitate it thus further crushing our side.
But I guess you just want to make yourself look like a smartypants. I wonder if it was you having your bank account shut down after attending an energetic protest or rally if you would still be saying that Justin Trudeau is a model edgy Schmittian, instead of calling him out for what he is: The first manifestation of Stalinism in North America, that is to say Stalinism but Gay. I guarantee that these measures will be used to crush people who are posters and donors on this site for months if not years.
Mark Collett @MarkCollett :
“I have had another bank account closed – but this time I am not alone. Laura Towler and Sam Melia have also had their Monzo accounts closed today too. That brings the number of accounts I have had closed to FIVE.
No British political activist has faced this kind of relentless attack on their basic freedoms before. In fact, I am treated worse than the likes of Jeffrey Epstein – who despite committing the most horrific crimes was never denied banking facilities.
The British globalist establishment has made it clear; to them, there is no greater crime than standing up for the rights of white people.”
Should Counter-Currents cheer the toughness of antiwhites who economically strangle White advocates like Mark Collett?
I don’t think so.
Has Counter-Currents published articles lauding the toughness and effectiveness of the people who put Counter-Currents on the MATCH list?
No. Nor should it have.
@Lord Shang. Re your comment dated February 23, 2022 at 2:56 am.
Liberals qua liberals are the weakest people who have ever lived. And they get little done that is constructive. But they do achieve considerable destruction.
I think you have pretty well summed it up.
I think I wrote another comment, longer, that never got posted. I was enduring some insomnia (which of course surfing the web and commenting does NOT help!), and typing in bed, so maybe slightly groggy, but I’m sure I wrote something about the whole nonsense of this trucker movement when considered in light of the 50 year and counting Islamic invasion of Canada. I basically supported the Freedom Truckers as a matter of ethnocultural identification (and of course because Trudeau is among the worst diversitist leaders in the West today). I even agreed that the vaccine mandate for guys who are mostly alone when working made no medical sense, and was undoubtedly a liberal power play.
But really, aren’t there more pressing issues to agitate oppressed Middle Canadians than being told to get vaxxed? I got my two shots + booster, like hundreds of millions of others. What’s so special about these guys? When hundreds of big wheel truckers descend on Ottawa (or DC) demanding an end to Third World demographic imperialism, then I will know I’m seeing an Awakening – something I can fully support and get passionate about.
To this, I’ll have to say that Fascism and tyranny are not the same thing. This is despite the gigatons of war propaganda (still ongoing decades after the war itself) trying to equate the two things. Nearly any type of government can feature tyranny, or be headed by a tyrant, including the People’s Democratic Republic of Canuckistan presently headed by an assistant drama teacher and part-time ski instructor.
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