On Saturday, President Donald Trump traveled to an aircraft hanger in Melbourne, Florida, to give a campaign speech to a crowd of cheering supporters. It was not a pleasant speech for libertarian Trump fanboys, who hold the view that Trump is about to disband NATO and end foreign military adventures of the United States.When he got to outlining his views with regard to the state and the molding of culture, his comments became even more horrifying.
Here is Trump in his own words from that speech:
I'm a NATO fan.
What I want to do is build safe zones in Syria and other places.---
I've also directed the defense community headed by General, now — you know, he said it, he said it — and now Secretary ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, to develop a plan to totally destroy ISIS. I have ordered the department of defense to begin plans for the great rebuilding of the united states military.---
And there was also indications in Trump's speech of disturbing future police/military actions by federal agencies in the United States:
We've directed the creation of a task force for reducing violent crime in America, including our inner cities. We're going to make our inner cities safe again...Safety is a civil right. And we will fight to make America totally safe again.
I've ordered the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to coordinate on a plan to destroy transnational criminal cartels which are all over the United States and we are going to stop the drugs from pours into your country, into your community, into your cities and poisoning our youth. We're stopping it. We're stopping it.And finally this shocker:
The nation state remains the best model for human happiness.From Wikipedia on nation states:
A nation state is a type of state that joins the political entity of a state to the cultural entity of a nation, from which it aims to derive its political legitimacy to rule and potentially its status as a sovereign state. A state is specifically a political and geopolitical entity, whilst a nation is a cultural and ethnic one. The term "nation state" implies that the two coincide, in that a state has chosen to adopt and endorse a specific cultural group as associated with it...
The most noticeable characteristic is the degree to which nation states use the state as an instrument of national unity, in economic, social and cultural life.Trump did not indicate in his speech how he plans to use the state to mold the nation into a specific economic, social and cultural style.
This is not libertarianism. This is authoritarianism. They are the words of a power freak, who wants to mold the country in his image.