One of the most remarkable things in politics has been the growth of Libertarianism as essentially, stealth White identity politics. Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan has increased his chance of success, because the Ryan pick plays out Steve Sailer’s strategy in a highly modified but effective form. Sailer is known for urging Republicans to abandon reflexive union bashing, noting that in California, for example, only public employee union members among the White middle and working class can afford to live in what amounts to a high-cost state. Sailer attributes Arnold Schwarzenegger’s defeat politically to his anti-public employee unions.
Yet, contra Sailer, for most Whites, unions don’t exist. Working class Whites don’t belong to unions, by overwhelming majorities, and public employee unions have rapidly changed into Latino-majority. SEIU, for example, is a major backer of amnesty for illegal aliens. Public employees at the State, Federal, and local level are increasingly non-White, as Affirmative Action ethnically cleanses Whites out of government. Meanwhile, working and middle class Whites get nothing from Government. When disaster strikes, FEMA is absent (save for places like non-White majority New Orleans). Welfare is just for non-Whites. As are any programs to modify mortgage payments in the wake of the subprime crisis.
This is the natural outcome of Democratic spoils politics: government exists to create crony capitalism opportunities and protection for connected rich White guys (like John Corzine, who is believed to face no charges for absconding with $1 billion of customer moneys out of MF Global), and welfare/transfer payments to non-functional Black and Hispanic communities (after corrupt local leaders like Jessie Jackson Jr. take their cut of course). There is nothing left over for Whites in the middle and working classes.
Hence Libertarianism, as stealth White identity politics. America is not Europe because unlike Europe’s welfare state, in the US Whites get nothing but a kick in the face, from the government.
Europe is socialist, because socialism there still provides things for White workers and the middle class. A failing, but free, health care system. Paid vacation. A nearly free education. Subsidies for housing, for fuel, for nearly everything. That system is collapsing as Europe ages, and faces a continual influx of alien, hostile, and welfare dependent North African Muslims, Africans both Muslim and not, and Muslim Turks, along with Pakistani Muslims and Muslims from places like Iraq. None of whom, from the Muslims to Caribbean and African Blacks, are able to support themselves, or live middle class non-violent lives, or integrate into European culture. In addition, the system of Europe faces massive welfare transfers BETWEEN nations, as Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, and like France face absolute fiscal failure in the form of punitive rates from private lenders for government bonds to fund things like welfare for out of work men and women, firefighters salaries, and other operational expenses of Socialist Europe that are funded with continually rolled-over short-term debt.
Nevertheless, among all that unsustainable failure, people who are White and middle or working class still get things from the Government. That’s the Bismarck model.
In this country, that FDR model was largely dismantled by 1968, by Johnson’s Democrats, and whatever was left was destroyed by a combination of Nixon, Ford, and Carter. Who preferred in unison to devote ALL the government’s resources to the toxic combination of rich, connected White guys and non-White welfare dependents.
So you have, for example, Obama’s rich, connected cronies like Lazard Ltd getting half a billion dollars of bailout money from the public purse to buy them out of failing Solyndra. Or you have California’s Global Warming law that allows connected Sand Hill Road venture capitalists to sell phony carbon credits, the same scam that made Al Gore millions. IQ tests are illegal for employers, as the Supreme Court ruled in Griggs vs. Duke Power that the tests discriminate against Black applicants. Yet Google, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, and other favored high-tech firms can employ them without sanction. Because they’re connected crony insiders.
Obama cut Medicare $716 billion to fund ObamaCare, to give in effect illegal aliens and ghetto dwellers free health care (and demand Affirmative Action for medical schools, mandating anti-White and anti-Asian quotas in admission and graduation and training of doctors). Social Security has similarly been gutted, to fund various cronyistic bailouts, and wealth transfers to non-Whites.
Paul Ryan and his small-government, spending cutbacks appeal to Whites because Obama is the culmination of decades of Democratic spoils politics excluding Whites from government benefits. So there was more for rich Whites and non-Whites. Those Black votes, in the 98% range for Democrats, year after year after year, are not free. They have an opportunity cost. Which is the White middle and working classes deciding that government is their enemy. The fat, hostile, and stupid Black woman at the DMV. The fat, hostile, and stupid (and mostly non-White) TSA screeners patting down elderly White ladies and humiliating them by disconnecting their colostomy or urine bags, and patting down screaming White toddlers, aim to humiliate their White relatives by illustrating the powerlessness to do anything about it. While giving a feel-good boost of superiority to the non-White workers. [It is nearly always a non-White TSA screener abusing elderly White men and women and White toddlers. No White TSA screener dares pull this with non-White people, they have Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP, Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and Louis Farrakhan on speed dial. Any such action by a White TSA screener against a non-White is a quick firing, jail time, and prosecution by the Feds and local authorities. Any such action by non-Whites against Whites is ... encouraged. But it has a cost.]
Most White middle class Americans have had their fill of government. It takes their tax money, and gives nothing in return but abuse. While making sure to satisfy the emotional needs of non-Whites to get one over on Whites. By choosing Paul Ryan, and Libertarian small-government, anti-spending messages, Romney is playing shrewd White identity politics. One that will never explicitly say so, but capitalize on the resentment felt by most Whites. Who are not ideologically committed to Libertarianism but have been screwed over for nearly half a century of Democratic spoils politics. Which definitely include things like safety and justice along with spending.
America is not France or England because America’s government only helps non-Whites and rich, crony elites. Government actively punishes ordinary Whites and never helps. This accounts for the large crowds and activity around Paul Ryan. Who has a simple fiscal message that plays out White identity politics in a nation that is still Majority White. And resents the hell out of getting screwed over.
Thus the Chicago Model dies. Over, what else, the money!