PDT in Minneapolis

Mike Pence comes in at 51:00
PDT @ 104:30.

Trump is angry, and it really comes across. Why everyone else isn’t as angry is the question.

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8 Responses to PDT in Minneapolis

  1. cohenite

    The more I see of Trump the more I think he is the greatest POTUS. He’s like a mountain amongst cow pats.

  2. max

    Larceny in the Heart
    By R. J. Rushdoony

    Before inflation, in the early 1900s, many houses in the West were built for $300. For $1,000, a very superior house could be built.

    The popular Gillespie Hotel was built by Fred Gillespie in 1890 for $25,000.
    Some of the homes built in an earlier era for $300 have sold, in some larger cities and desired locations, for over $80,000 in recent years. The reason, of course, is inflation. Inflation is an increase in the money supply by the increase of credit (or debt), by bonds or borrowing, and by printing press money.

    Now, behind the increase in the money supply, is, as we have seen, planned larceny by the state and the citizenry, the voters. For inflation to succeed, Freedman Tilden held, its larcenous purpose must be understood and shared by the people. But it must be stated even more clearly that inflation begins where people have larceny in their hearts.
    Helmut Schoek, in Envy (1966), called attention to the deadly role played in society by envy. Envy demands the leveling of all things, because the envious man finds superiority in others intolerable. He sees it better to turn the world into hell rather than to allow anyone to prosper more than himself, or to be superior to him. Envy negates progress. On the other hand, as Schoek noted, “the more both private individuals and the custodians of political power in a given society are able to act as though there were no such thing as envy, the greater will be the rate of economic growth and the number of innovations in general.”1 The envious man wishes to level and equalize, and he turns envy into ‘virtue’ by calling it a demand for fraternity and equality. Since, however, a strictly equalitarian society is impossible, it follows, Schoek pointed out, that “the envious man is, by definition, the negation of the basis of any society.”2 Envy creates a conflict society in which the evil men are held to be precisely the most successful and advanced members of society. Their crime is their success, their wealth, or their superiority. Envy is justified by many sociologists and social scientists, and envy becomes then a fertile and justified cause of vandalism, rioting, and crime. Hatred and resentment are justified and made marks of a “social conscience.” The result is class warfare and a conflict society in which the rise of hostility and envy are seen as steps towards social progress, when in fact they lead to disaster.
    Of course, envy has deep roots in history and is an aspect of man’s original sin.
    The same is true of modern man’s approach to inflation: the evil one is Washington, D.C., the international bankers, or anyone other than themselves. Men whose lives are geared to inflationary living, and who run from one conference to another, unconcerned about the destruction to their country by inflation but eager to learn of a new way to make money out of inflation, will with consummate hypocrisy sit back and blame the politicians or bankers for inflation. True, politicians and bankers have their guilt, but who demands inflation from them by their envy, their debt-living, and their heart full of larceny? Is it not the voters?
    Inflation begins where there is larceny in the heart. The only long-term cure for it is honesty in the heart.
    Political cures only worsen a situation. For a changed society, changed men are necessary. If men discount this answer, we are entitled to suspect that they want the virtues of Phariseeism, the “right” to condemn the Federal Government for its inflationary policies, together with the “right” to operate freely with larceny in the heart. Of such is not the Kingdom of God.

  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    I watched quite a bit of it this morning. Trump is a thorough sentimentalist, a heart-strings tugger, and that sits so well with those who love country music and the direct message that it brings. No wonder the urban elites hate him. They never broken their hearts with Tammy nor with unabashed sincerity nearly wept with hand on heart before Old Glory. I watched the regular changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery where Kennedy lies, pressed amongst a group of out-of-towners all there for patriotic religiosity. Trump is their man.

    Occasionally in Australia I’ve met similar Big Men, having the opportunity to observe quietly men who’ve started successful companies or grown a business into many branch areas or lucked big on the right moment in property development. To a man, neither particularly well-educated nor burdened much by existential angst, they are sentimentalists with often child-like enthusiasms; except when it comes to business, where they are gimlet-eyed realists. They are usually not drawn to politics and tub thumping, but after Trump perhaps more of them could be and should be.

  4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare

    Clive Palmer is of the type, but not a particularly ‘sound’ one. 🙂

  5. nb

    Pence starts at 53:20
    Trump starts at 1:07:40

  6. Eyrie

    “Inflation begins where there is larceny in the heart. The only long-term cure for it is honesty in the heart.”
    Says a lot about people who advocate inflation as an economic policy.

  7. Herodotus

    And then Louisiana – which the USA purchased from France.
    The Dems are being driven further into looneyland by his apparent energy and appeal to middle America.

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