Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Election Results and Texas Nationalism and Neo-Confederacy

In case you haven't hear, Donald Trump won the presidential election.

The implications of this in terms of the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) is that their prospects are  on hold until there is a Democratic administration.

This is the response of Daniel Miller regarding the election results.

He makes threats, which I think at the moment, are empty threats. Obama is out of office and Hillary Clinton wasn't elected and the motive force that might have existed for Texas secession is gone.

However, his movement isn't going anywhere until disillusion with Trump sets in. On the other hand if disillusion with Trump sets in with Trump supporters Miller's claim that no one politician can change things will have greater credibility with the disaffected.

The movement is on hold. However, with demographic changes in Texas by 2020 there will be a state wide majority against his ideology in Texas and he will have very diminished prospects.

I have been writing a review of Miller's book, "Line in the Sand," trying to get it done as soon as possible. I think now it becomes a low priority. I will likely finish it up since I have put a lot of work into it, but maybe over the next year.

As for other secessionist movements they too are on hold.

I don't think Trump will be very pleased by movements to break up the nation for which he is the president.

"American Conservative" magazine is now the magazine to read and the "National Review" won't be the magazine to read.

Trump seems to be the nationalist and I think those forces which are against American nationalism will not be in favor.

As for his administration and its policies regarding the Confederacy I will be sending a series of letters asking him to: 1) Not send a wreath to the Arlington Confederate Monument. 2) Get neo-Confederates out of Junior ROTC.  3) Get neo-Confederates out of the U.S. military academies.

I am thinking of doing petitions with each of these.  I tend to think Trump will not respond favorably to these requests, but then again I don't really know. For a candidate whose slogan was, "Make America Great Again," it will be interesting to see what his views of the Confederacy will be.

On the other day he might have a Confederate flag at the White House or a portrait of a Confederate leader. Eisenhower had a portrait of Robert E. Lee.

However, I would like to stress we are in a whole new world. It is a different period now.

With the 2016 election both the Republican and Democratic Party establishments have been defeated.
We live in a new world.

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