The Morning After

Well! Here we stand, on the morrow of our victory. In this glorious dawn, let us survey the battlefield.

The Clintons are finished, done. Their political careers are over, and the parasitic criminal syndicates they run, which draw their life’s-blood by selling access to power, have been expelled by the host. Each of them has good reason to be worried today, as a newly constituted Department of Justice — a department that may now, refreshingly, concern itself with justice, and with the enforcement of the nation’s laws — will no longer serve as their Praetorian guard.

The GOP, for what they’re worth, have held the House and the Senate, have gained three governorships, and have increased their numbers in state legislatures and local administrations. In the Senate, Chuck Schumer will not be the Majority Leader.

The predicted collapse of the stock market — futures were down hundreds of points late last night, as the Clintons’ doom became apparent — did not happen. As I write, the DJIA is up over sixty points, and heading rapidly north.

In short: the enemy is driven before us. For a morning, for a day, let us listen to the music of their lamentations. Drink deeply of their sweet tears.

Then to work. We have retaken the citadel, but it is burnt and broken.

As Churchill wrote:

In War: Resolution,
In Defeat: Defiance,
In Victory: Magnanimity
In Peace: Good Will.

We have been resolute, and we have been defiant. Now let us be magnanimous. But I will add: let us be stern, and let us be vigilant. Let us defend the country we have retaken, and know that our Hydra-headed enemy still lives, is swollen with hatred, and never sleeps.

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  1. JK says

    God bless America

    Posted November 9, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  2. What JK said (and I understood completely) and with which I heartily concur. And absolutely what Malcolm said as well.

    Posted November 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Permalink
  3. Karl says

    Your post is premature. That was just a battle. The war is still ongoing. Just look at the riots.

    Posted November 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says


    Yes, of course. My post described a battlefield, not a pacified empire — and I made clear that the enemy lives, and never sleeps.

    One may, however, take a moment to savor this victory in a crucial battle.

    Posted November 10, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink
  5. Criticus says

    Hi, Malcolm. You have a great blog, but I have to strenuously disagree about what I see as your urge for unification. We must do just the opposite. We must crush the left with every device possible and as quickly and aggressively as possible (because they still dominate and control the culture despite their current crying, whining, protesting, and rioting). But we should also simultaneously lay the framework for a peaceful, legal separation. We need to make the left so uncomfortable that they want to separate and agree with us to do it. I think everyone on the right should be spreading this message.

    More on this here:

    Posted November 11, 2016 at 10:00 am | Permalink
  6. Malcolm says


    I appreciate your concern, but I think you’ve misread me a little. Magnanimity is nothing more than a demeanor; I for one have many left-leaning friends, and it would serve little purpose to get in their faces to gloat and crow (as tempting as that is).

    That said, please note that nowhere did I call for “unity”; rather, I made very clear that we must defend what we have taken with stern and vigilant resolve, and that “our enemy is swollen with hatred and never sleeps.”

    Unity with that? Never in a million lifetimes. We must, as you say, crush and subdue that pestilential ideology as efficiently and remorselessly as we can, and must make certain, for the sake of our ancestors, our children, and everything we hold sacred, that we keep our boot on its neck. (Sadly, we cannot kill it, for it is immortal.)

    But there’s no reason we can’t be gentlemanly, especially when we have the whip-hand, and the enemy is prostrate before us. That’s really all I meant.

    That said, I’ll admit that I have a sociable disposition, and enjoy more in life than just politics and revolution; indeed, I find zealots tiresome and humorless, with a tendency to drain the fun out of life. (This is, indeed, one reason the Left has done so poorly in the last election.) Perhaps I lack the zeal to press the battle in every instant, with every friend and acquaintance and stranger, in every conversation, under every social circumstance, that you seem to recommend.

    I do understand your concern, and of course I agree that despite Mr. Trump’s victory, the war still rages all around us. I have also said, often, that what would be best is not unity, but separation, as the two sides have truly incommensurable axioms about what is the Good, about human nature, about the sacred and our relationship to it, about what actually fosters human flourishing, about the role and form of government, and so on. There is no possibility of political comity under such circumstances, and we’d be better off apart.

    I’ll certainly do what I can.

    Posted November 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm | Permalink
  7. Criticus says

    Hi, Malcolm. I apologize if my quick reading of your post missed some of the important details of your message. I would still hesitate to say that we should be focusing on magnanimity here. Yes, perhaps in _victory_ we could talk about that. But this is not victory. Not even close. Look at what is now happening. There are riots in the streets. Universities are in a state of panic. Journalists are penning hysterical, insane, apocalyptic screeds. The left is doubling-down, tripling down, turning it up to eleven (if somehow they weren’t already there). This is not the time for magnanimity. This is the heat of battle.

    But, again, I see that you mostly agree. And I am glad to see that. You are a patriot and run a great blog.

    Posted November 11, 2016 at 11:19 pm | Permalink
  8. Malcolm says

    Criticus, thanks for your kind words.

    I agree that this was only a victory in a vital test, and that the long campaign goes on. I agree also that the fury of the Left is at full boil in the days since the election, and that there may be no peace at all. Indeed, the current unrest may well descend, by rapid stages over the next weeks and months, into widespread chaos and disorder.

    If so, then so be it. No amount of magnanimity will make the least difference if the enemy has chosen total war.

    I will say this, though: they will not have chosen wisely.

    Posted November 12, 2016 at 12:41 am | Permalink