Carpe diem


Not long ago during the US Presidential campaign I conversed with a number of people here in BA who expressed their concern about Donald Trump’s campaign style. Many simply accepted every salacious accusation against Trump as an absolute truth. When I told them that -to the best of my understanding – Trump was going to be elected, they reacted in typical fashion invoking the predictions and analysis of this or that political expert parroting the line of the American mainstream media. Argentines are ambitious by nature, we are not content with simply being ignorant: we must wear are our ignorance like a badge. It is no wonder that in Spanish the anagram of “argentino” (Argentine) is “ignorante” (ignorant) a fact highlighted by one of our rare brilliant compatriots, the celebrated scientist and writer Marcos Aguinis. Now that Mr Trump is President, many here believe I am a sort of guru with supernatural prophetic powers, when in reality I own a very advanced bull manure detector honed by years of exposure to the US mainstream media.

In the years before the elections I thought that American Conservatism was going to spend a long time in the wilderness. I looked and there were plenty of good men who would have deserved the Conservative vote, yet none had all the qualities necessary to fight the good fight against the vicious Liberal Progressive machinery of the culture of death. When Trump decided to run I thought he was another Tom Dewey. I had nothing against the guy but I did not know much about him either. Then I began to listen to him. I watched him destroy several candidates in the primaries with incisive precise labels like: “little” or “low energy.” Trump did not merely win over those competitors, he destroyed them by highlighting their basic political defects with absolute certainty. Those labels were not only caustic, they were true. When John Kasich began pontificating Trump simply dismissed his verbosity with a simple “blah blah blah” and some observation about the Governor’s eating manners. It was over after that.

Trump was “translating” the perception that everyday Americans have of those politicians. To use the New York street jargon he was “real” and not “a phony” – I do believe he won the election then and there. By being able to see that from this far away – albeit a little late in the primaries – I confirmed the fact that my American citizenship goes much farther than the mere possession of a naturalization certificate. In a way this was my coming of age, my arrival to a certain American state of mind. Those who are appalled at my words so far better move to a different blog, this is only the beginning and it may be harmful to your delicate Liberal ears.

After the election many continue to be surprised by how many Latinos and black Americans voted for Trump. That did not take me by surprise. Liberals believe that they make a real good job at hiding the condescension (if not outright despise) they feel for blacks and Latinos in their plantation. I lived in Boston 22 years and that was my daily bread. I could fill the Boston phone book with the names of some poor sods who would talk to me in five year-old English, and later felt offended when discovering that I could not only speak, read, and write … I could do the job better than they ever could. In the words of a former boss -a character with as much talent as the ordinary moth- after reading a paper he had asked me to write: “How could I compete with this!” You see, he had ordered that paper but he did not tell me that I was expected to show up at his desk holding my Mexican sombrero on my chest, saying humbly “Pardon mee … mee no able to write that, patron!” Needless to say the man in question is a Liberal both in the political and Catholic senses, and a moron to boot.

Donald Trump never, not even for a minute came across as a phony looking for votes. One could see he was going to actually try his best to deliver. This is a man with real class, not a hypocrite but a genuine, authentic man of the people. Then his agenda came to the fore and it was a conservative, pro-life agenda filled with common sense, effective items  that anyone could simply understand. When I heard the other politicians talking about him with disdain I recognized that disdain as the same I had experienced so many times from similar foolsI am sure I was not the only one to notice that.

All of a sudden Donald Trump, the multimillionaire, TV star with a Queens accent was one of us. He was not trying to talk to us feigning to be like us for a minute or two. He was like us, every day, every hour and he was a winner arriving at a time when we were all tired of losing. I am not talking about losing only politically but at every turn in our lives, losing jobs to an artificially created professional class of ignoramuses. Tired of losing the purchasing power of our salaries, tired of having some teenager at some “human resources” desk tell us that we did not qualify for a job, or a raise, or a promotion while we could see on the media how ignorant nobodies made fools of themselves in Congress like Rep. Hank Johnson (D. Ga.)  who explained to us that the island of Guam could capsize if too many US Marines moved there. If you cannot fix your teeth, or cannot get a job to make ends meet, or lack the hundreds of thousands of dollars to have some decent health insurance, etc. the situation is bad enough to make any man see red, and many started seeing red and decided to vote red even in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, places where Mr Trump opponents did not even bother to visit in spite of  having over a billion dollars to spend in the campaign. Talk about taking us for granted.

Trump is beginning to destroy all that with simple authenticity. Notice also his humility and lack of ambiguity and nuance. In a real campaign about issues Trump reached real ordinary Americans, something that the hysteric shrieks of Hillary Clinton could not do even if they were amplified at galactic levels.

The dust of the election is settled now and here are the results: the Democrats who booed God at the opening of their convention, have been reduced to a municipal level party. For the first time in 100 years American citizens have access to raw, real, political power. One can see in a not too distant future that the elites that were deciding everything about our life will have to come down from their 365 days per year air conditioned ivory towers, to do their part with the rest of us instead of telling us how we should live. Trump seems clearly bent on ending that smugness and arrogance and that is good news for us, the perpetual last in the list.

One more result we must remember: the pollsters failed, the pundits failed, the mainstream media failed, the television talking heads failed, the illuminated political left failed, the eternally offended Muslims failed: Trump won with a vote of confidence of those among the American people to whom the Founding Fathers trusted the fate of the Republic: the one people under God, the people of common sense, the ones that will be left standing to forge the best days of the nation when this horrible Progressive fever subsides. Carpe diem.

Forgive my rant.

In this video from one of the top political analysis programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the analyst Jorge Giaccobe on October 4, 2016 affirms that Donald Trump will not and cannot win the US Presidential Elections. See 24:58 “No – no va a ganar Trump.” Translation: “No – Trump is not going to win.”


17 thoughts on “Carpe diem

  1. “Notice also his humility and lack of ambiguity and nuance.”

    Carlos, who else would pick up on Trump’s humility. Not humble about his own accomplishments but rather humility in terms of his common humanity, no?

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    • Yes, Alice. There is a difference between modesty and humility. President Trump is not modest, definitely 🙂 but he is humble in his way to approach others. When he says that people are not stupid just because they are not lawyers or did not go to college, he is humbly recognizing the value of the contributions made by other Americans. There is no “flyby country” for him, there are no “rednecks holding to their guns and their Bibles” but Americans who want to accomplish their very best and cannot be condemned to squalor just because they are not lawyers, academics, or bankers. Our ruling class is not humble but – in my book – Donald Trump is.

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  2. You have been an important touchstone to me for several years now, Carlos, mostly as a guide in the development of my Catholic faith but also in helping me to understand the current moment in salvation history. Who knows what the future will hold? But we do know that traditional America has awakened and that this helps the cause of western civilization, another word for Catholicism.

    Thanks for this article. Up this way, many of us are trying to get a sense of the battlefield of this second civil war and how to promote God’s will in this context. The culture of life and of death are engaged in an epic struggle, and the average American appears to have begun to see that each of us must follow Trump’s courageous example to the best of our ability if we are to do our part on God’s behalf.

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    • Wow, Castelletto. Thank you for those encouraging words. I think God uses us to help each other. Honestly, I think we have to help each other, we are a team with one objective that is salvation for the glory of God. As even the Church suffers the blows of the culture of death, disorder, and darkness we must endure these times and collaborate to bring life, order, and light into the world. No one knows how this fight will evolve, no one knows what tomorrow will bring but we have read the book and we know this: that God wins in the end. Salvation is going to be our reward and we have to help each other. In fact it is our obligation to seek salvation for others. Woe to us if we don’t!

      St Paul in 1 Corinthians 9:16: “But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this to suggest that something be done for me. Indeed, I would rather die than for anyone to nullify my boast. Yet when I preach the gospel, I have no reason to boast, because I am obligated to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility…”

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  3. “Notice also his humility and lack of ambiguity and nuance.”

    That is such a great observation of Trump. I didn’t believe in the beginning of his campaign that he was conservative, but he is smart and he has surrounded himself with conservatives. He has quickly learned the “whys” of conservatism. It seems to me that when he hears the truth, he knows it and is not afraid to act on it. A real leader. The Holy Spirit is definitely working through President Trump.

    May God bless you, Carlos and all the *BULL MANURE DETECTORS* in BA and the USA.

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  4. Dear friends, very rarely have I been forced to delete a comment here. In most cases so far those deleted comments were either spam or something that contained vile language. I am not politically correct so I warn those who think they are entitled to say anything here, that I am the king of this blog. This is a totalitarian realm, and what the king does not like will be sent to the shredder without the slightest concern for the feelings of the scribe. 🙂

    The long comment that arrived a few minutes ago contained a phrase that could be very well and reasonably interpreted as a threat to the President of the United States. That is illegal and it will not be tolerated. Furthermore it tires me to hear comments that are all over the place and do not have any main point other than expressing praise or displeasure for anything in particular. We are Christians and we are charged with delivering light, not obscurity.

    There are storms and sunny days ahead. We are creatures of the present and we do not know the future. To state that this is the end of the nation because the electorate did not favor your particular mix of ideas is not something we want discussed here although I can understand the frustration. We are a team and we’re going to get through this together or perish trying. If you think you’re the last smart American left you should run for office and not waste time commenting in this blog.

    God bless!

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      • Well … we all have our days. 🙂 The Union survived Lincoln, Buchanan, Jackson, both Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Obubu, etc. My favs continue to be George Washington and Calvin Coolidge, people that get the job done without much fanfare and go home. Ted Cruz is a weasel – if there was any doubt, that scheduled meeting with Bill Clinton in Mobile, Alabama was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Of course both men have one private interest in common. Texans would do well to send that two-faced scoundrel out of politics as soon as the next election.

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  5. Great article, Carlos, as we all have come to expect. Thank you for articulating what are also my views so eloquently. I too saw Trump coming a while back and was mocked by a brother-in-law over a year ago for telling him Trump was going to be president-what a laugh I had on him! What first drew me to Trump was his impeccable ability to counter political correctness. It began against that woman candidate, I can’t recall her name right now, back in the primaries, when she tried to play the sexist card. Of course, he emulated this even more spectacularly against ‘rape facilitator’ Clinton!

    I am intrigued by an insight of yours derived from your own experience. You describe how these Massachussets liberals apparently infantilise you Latinos. They seem to either demonise or infantilise those whom they don’t understand. Perhaps this is why they seem unable to grasp that there are dangers to Muslim immigration. Their condescension and sanctimony may be leading them to infantilise the Muslims, negating their threat. Liberals are the modern Gnostics, living in a virtual reality of their own creation, utterly clueless of the real world that is about to roll right over them.

    We are now looking forward to the spread of Trumpism over here in Europe. Hopefully, ‘Europe’ is a term about to become obsolete except as a geographical and general cultural term.

    God bless,


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    • I have found that those belonging to a cult or going through a strong delusion caused for example by mental illness act in the same way Liberals do. For instance, I entered into a conversation about the reality of Hell with someone who very brilliantly concluded that Hell could not exist because if it was so then he would go to Hell. Faced with facts that show his sinful condition (adultery) the man found easier to eliminate the moral dilemma by concluding that there were no unsavory consequences to his way of living.

      A regular Bostonian faced with a Mexican who happens to be a great mechanic concludes that he himself, born in the land of Harvard, Boston U, MIT, Tufts, etc. surely must have the same skills. After all, since Mexicans are all dumb and Yankees are all smart then this business of disassembling and assembling a Rolls Royce transmission must be easy!

      These are exaggerations of course but one can find them in the cults. Jehovah’s Witnesses call their cult “the truth” nothing less! Now if Pope John Paul II can read the biblical languages and does not arrive at the insane doctrines of the Watchtower then it must be that John Paul II is a very wicked man bent on leading mankind to perdition.

      Liberalism is a mix of a cult, a mental condition, and profound ignorance. Like those summer flies that keep hitting a window pane over and over, no amount of reality will make a dent on their absolute conviction that they have “the truth” – it is a pitiful illness indeed.

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  6. Thanks for an excellent “rant”, Carlos! Very much appreciated! Despite the anarchists running in the streets of some US cities & liberal temper tantrums, there’s a certain kind of peace on the nation now. We have a president who cares about all Americans, We have a president who loves our nation & believes firmly that we need to return to the laws established by our Founding Fathers. He admires & respects our military & police & first responders & is very open about it. He doesn’t find his family like the obamanation did. He said openly that he has to rely on God! Wow! Maybe the US WILL have a future!

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    • I didn’t know he said anything about relying on God, Sue. Not that I doubted at least an intuitive sense of that on his part. Do you remember what he said?


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