We are informed that Curtis Ellis died yesterday. His last essay reviewed "Trumpism" just after the election and begs the question: What do NeverTrumpers find so horrible and awful about it?
First off, here's what Trump did in '20:
...Record numbers of blacks, Latinos, union members, and blue-collar Americans marched to the polls and voted GOP, many for the first time.
Some 55 percent of Florida’s Cuban-Americans, 30 percent of Puerto Ricans and 48 percent of “other Latinos” backed Trump, according to exit polls.
At the same time, about 26 percent of black men who had a high school diploma or less supported Trump, as did 22 percent of black men with bachelor’s degrees and 20 percent of black men with advanced degrees. Some 1-in-3 black men living in the Midwest also voted for Trump—many of whom are likely to be union members....
(We know that he won the election, too, thanks to Time Magazine.)
...So, what is this Trumpism that Americans chose over what the Democrats are offering?
Bring jobs and industries back to America. End our reliance on Communist China and build American supply chains instead of “global supply chains.” Buy American and hire American....
Forget free-trade dogma—defend American workers and businesses against the predations of a global corporate oligarchy. Do what’s good for American citizens rather than what’s good for “the global economy.”
America’s voters believe in countries and national sovereignty, not in submission to the alphabet soup of transnational authorities such as the WTO, WHO, G20, OECD, and so on.
They chose to restrict immigration to end the downward pressure on American wages.
They believe in rule by elected representatives rather than by a permanent state bureaucracy and judges accountable to no one.
They chose to end the military adventurism of endless wars that drains our blood and treasure and destroys tradition and cultures here and abroad. Make our allies pay their fair share for their defense. They recognized “America’s leadership role in the world” is fancy talk for making America the “policeman of the world,” and said, “No thanks.”
They know we must rebuild America rather than embark on nation-building projects around the world.
They feel in their gut we must break up the monopolies that control our media, technology, and economy and have an undue influence over our society and government.
They rejected the neo-Marxist ideology of race and gender identity and stood up for American national identity, Western civilization, Judeo-Christian culture, and traditional values of God, personal responsibility, and inalienable rights such as freedom of speech granted by our Creator, not the government....
Those are the principles of Trumpism.
Good reasons for patriots to reject them, I say.