Milei VS Trump: Which Way, McGregor?
Opposing Leftist Globalism and an expanding Russia-China power is not mutually exclusive.
There is a culture clash in Europe as a result of leftist policies from an elite that’s out of touch with the people.
This can be recently seen in Ireland where those ultimately protesting and rioting against the cultural incompatibility of certain migrants mainly from the recent stabbings of children by an Algerian man have been labeled as “far right”. Such designation includes the fiery statements of MMA star Conor McGregor who wrote in a since deleted tweet:
“We are not losing any more of our women and children to sick and twisted people who should not even be in Ireland in the first place”
At this point, you either agree with this assessment or you don’t, but just because you recognize the problem doesn’t mean you won’t fall for the ultimate trap when trying to solve it and inevitably end up destroying the thing you were trying to preserve in the first place.
And out of the people set on solving the problem of globalistic leftism, the one told to run for President by the spirit of his deceased dog is one of the few populist leaders to notice this trap for what it is.
Of course this refers to the new president of Argentina, Javier Milei. Unlike Donald Trump’s MAGA base and discount Trumps like the newly victorious Dutch politician Geert Wilders, Milei recognizes that the enemy of his enemy is not his friend.
In what has become the common thought process, allowance for these leftist policies on migration and crime within the Western establishment creates a false dialectic in the minds of contrarian dissidents. If the Western co-called liberal leaders are to blame, then their Eastern enemies are right. At the least, any finger pointing by the establishment against countries like Russia is nothing but an excuse for the expansion of the military industrial complex.
So while Milei’s libertarian government-slashing policies are yet to be tested, his alignment with the Western sphere of influence despite its problems at least shows that this is not someone who mindlessly parrots “muh NATO bad” but sees the larger picture of which society aligns closer to his libertarian vision.
But which way shall the future king of Ireland Conor McGregor go?
Pro-Israel Anti-Ukraine Populism
The potential countries and their political systems for King McGregor and his Irish subjects to emulate once he takes power require a closer look.
Starting with the United States, the MAGA wing of its Republican Party is:
Anti Supporting Ukraine
Anti mass migration
Anti leftist ideology
Pro Law Enforcement
These positions are echoed as well by populist leaders in Europe such as the newly elected Dutch Prime Minister Geert Wilders and Hungary’s Victor Orban.
Regarding Israel, Wilders sees it as “the West's first line of defense against Islam” and Hungary’s had good relations with Israel as well, while banning rallies which support terrorist organizations like Hamas. America’s longtime support for Israel goes without saying.
And despite further right and further left anti-Semitic elements present within all three nations to certain degrees, there is a clear understanding by those currently in power of Israel representing Western interests in the Middle East. Such interests in the broader sense imply not just higher standards of civilization but how much power rival interests like China and the oil rich Middle Eastern nations can wield over your society if left unchecked.
Unfortunately, many of these same people do not see the expansionist Russia as a threat capable of lording over the West in this way. Even though there is concern about Chinese and Middle Eastern influence, the idea of more direct control strikes many of our liberal democracies as too distant.
Yet, to illustrate the worst case scenario, imagine China and Russia buying up all the US and EU politicians so they turn the West into a third world totalitarian social credit police state. And that’s just the parts of our planet not directly controlled by the China-Russia axis whose economic and military domination ensures submission from the rest.
With a nuked up Russia financially backed by China (with far less nukes) that the MAGA people rightfully oppose, there’s an incentive for the Chinese communist government to outgrow its current dependence on selling cheap products to the West and start leveraging its technological advancements and financial resources to crafting a new world order of its own.
This vision of a global governance structure heavily influenced by Beijing, could see Russia emerging as a key enforcer, especially in the European region. The end goal of which would be the establishment of a new geopolitical landscape where European nations find themselves increasingly within the sphere of influence of this Sino-Russian axis.
So if we don’t like the cozy relationship between California governor Gavin Newsome and Winnie the Pooh Jinping, how much more leverage should be given to this rival power through their vodka drinking enforcer on the world stage till every district of the US has a Gavin Newsome in charge?
Proof that Russia wants to go beyond Ukraine
Now some may be thinking: “Hold on Lev, you NATO military industrial complex bootlicker, the West is already controlled by these Globalist traitors beholden to China but now we’re finally seeing pushback from these based nationalistic leaders.”
Yet this so-called pushback allows for a Chinese-empowered Russia to rest up and regroup so as to advance well beyond Ukraine into Poland, the Baltics, and further on into Europe.
Countries bordering Russia like Finland have already been preparing their defenses while America’s isolationist MAGA faction and its European counterparts dismiss President Vladimir Putin’s intent of restoring the borders of not just the old USSR, but the Russian Empire which was at its geographical peak during the reign of its last Tsar, Nicholas II.
In one such example, Putin said that Poland must be “reminded” that its western territories were a “gift from Stalin” in reference to his claim that Poland wants to take Ukrainian territory. According to one of his closest former advisers, Andrej Illarionov, Putin sees the granting of independence to Finland in 1917 as an act of “treason against national interests” and that “Putin’s view is that he protects what belongs to him and his predecessors,”
Former Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has claimed that the Baltic countries also belong to Russia, as well as referring to Poland being "temporarily occupied", alluding to NATO presence inside the country. And Russian Colonel-General Andrey Mordvichev also confirmed such ambitions in an interview, stating that: “This war will last for a long time, because we still need to liberate Eastern Europe.”
Such predictions of Russia’s further expansionist goals can be seen in its propagandistic news programs, whose program directors are given direct instructions by Putin’s First Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexei Gromov, whose most important job is to make Putin happy. As outlined in the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project:
“The heads of television channels attend weekly m eetings at Gromov’s office at the presidential administration building in Moscow, where they are told what must be broadcast and what is forbidden.
Gromov’s sessions bring together the heads of all Russia’s major public and private TV companies — Channel One, VGTRK, NTV, TVC, REN TV, and Channel Five — plus representatives of key government agencies, including the office of the president, the government, and the parliament. A Kremlin official responsible for election campaigns also participates, along with foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
A few regular attendees of these meetings told The Project how they work.
Gromov outlines the president’s schedule and gives direct orders about how to cover his appearances and what exactly should be shown or said in news reports.”
As a result, these talking head propagandists have been saying the things that Putin most wants to hear, and this in turn influences his action in a closed loop of madness.
One Russian propagandist named Sergey Mardan corrected the mistaken notion that Putin wants to restore the USSR and instead claimed that what’s really being restored is the Russian Empire. Such is the real meaning behind the September 30 "Day of Unification," which marks the illegal annexation of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine.
Another notorious Kremlin propagandist, Vladimir Solovyov, claimed that Moscow's “less cultured” European neighbors wish to "rejoin the Russian empire."
And there is no reason to suspect such an imperial expansion to end even there as history shows us that these powers will keep expanding until they are stopped.
As bizarre as it may appear at first, Channel 5 propagandist presenter Nika Strizhak showcased a segment which she introduced by talking about how Russia should hold a Victory Day Parade to commemorate the Soviet Union’s defeating the Nazis in London or Berlin. The animated segment itself first shows the Russian army advancing from Moscow into Warsaw as well as Berlin and the Baltic countries. But the latter part aims even higher so as to “plan much in advance” for an invasion of England and the USA.
But lest one think that Nika’s Kremlin crafted speech about a European and US invasion is not convincing enough, here’s a concept video that Vladimir Putin himself presented of a nuke hitting Florida:
For those MAGA people dismissing such Russian expansion because countries like Finland and Poland are parts of NATO, it would be good to recall how the Munich Agreement of 1938, often cited as a classic example of failed appeasement, allowed Nazi Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia under the guise of promoting peace. This was the famous “Peace for our time” declaration made by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain towards a West which was extremely reluctant to repeat World War I over again.
Hitler justified expanding into Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland by claiming to protect ethnic Germans, similar to Putin's pretext of safeguarding ethnic Russians in Ukraine. However, Germany's claims of ethnic persecution may have been more legitimate. Before the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia, ethnic Russians and Ukrainians coexisted peacefully in the invaded regions, but Putin’s annexation introduced Russian interference in the form of saboteurs which gullible western journalists mistook for ethnic Russians fighting against “Ukrainian tyranny”.
Even more important in this context, however, was how willing the West was to appease Hitler, somehow thinking he would not go beyond the land already acquired. This is similar to the way that some Western leaders assume Putin won’t go beyond Ukraine.
They believed, or hoped, that Hitler’s territorial demands could be satisfied through diplomacy and concessions. This misjudgment was partly due to a lack of understanding of Nazi ideology and Hitler's explicit goals outlined in "Mein Kampf." In a similar way, Putin’s aforementioned ambitions have been on display for the whole world to see, yet leaders like Orban and Wilders, as well as the not-yet-in-power populist contenders throughout Europe, express no such concern over the Russia-China axis with ambitions to destroy the West.
Trump and MAGA on Ukraine
As far as Trump and the MAGA faction goes, the latter has been unquestionably isolationist, while The Donald himself presents an ambiguous and often contradictory stance.
On one hand, Trump expressed a desire for better relations with Russia and praised Putin's leadership on several occasions, as well as stating that Ukraine “could have given up Crimea” since he believes that “Putin wanted to make a deal.”
On the other hand, Trump’s administration implemented policies that were at times tough on Russia, including sanctions and opposition to Russian actions in Syria and Venezuela, plus withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty on account of Russia violating it for a long time.
This Hawkish approach to Russia, however, may have been due to people surrounding Trump at the time like former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, during whose time in office the Nuclear Forces Treaty was withdrawn from. Bolton's 17 month tenure was marked by his strong and often controversial positions on various international issues, which frequently put him at odds with Trump's more isolationist and negotiation-focused approach.
And with the MAGA wing voting against further support for Ukraine, it’s likely that Trump will keep following suit, ignoring Russia’s encroachment into Europe while going all in on domestic policy.
So what is likely to follow with populist victories in the West is a retreat away from the Russia problem until it gets too big to ignore. Whether “too big” means a NATO intervention in Poland and the Baltic countries or a European war ignored by the newly isolationist US is anybody’s guess. What is clear regardless is that if Russia is allowed to regroup and eventually annex Ukraine, the price in both money and lives will be far greater once the China supported Putin sets his eyes on the next prize.
To the MAGA people and other Western populists, you rightfully criticize our domestic problems but are extremely short sighted when it comes to foreign policy.
Are you willing to bet that Russia’s ambition will be satiated with the portion of Ukraine it already has despite Putin himself stating the contrary? If not, is there a conscious choice on your part to overlook Russia’s expansion in the face of Western isolationism simply for short term political gain?
Given the aforementioned power of a Russia-China alliance on the world stage, focusing on the very real domestic problems while ignoring these external realities means that most of these populist politicians are scooping water out of a sinking boat without fixing the hole at the bottom.
And yes, it is disappointing that those who propose fixing the hole end up being the same factions which offer lip service to the far left as in the case of the Biden Administration. But there are signs of populist political “unicorns” who can see the larger picture as well.
Pro-Israel Pro-Ukraine Populists
One such Unicorn has been the Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni who has been against Putin’s war from day one, all the while pressing forward with plans to deter migrants through extending their detention up to 18 months in newly built centers. Her government has also started working with Albania across the sea to hold migrants for processing with repatriation for those who do not meet the criteria of refugees.
Joining Meloni in this very exclusive unicorn pasture is the new Anarcho-Capitalist Prime Minister of Argentina, Javier Milei. One would imagine Milei in the company of other Non Aggression Principle respecters like Ron and Rand Paul, but his Pro-Israel Pro-Ukraine foreign policy alignment makes for a square peg in the round hole.
In libertarian philosophy, the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) is a core tenet which essentially states that aggression, usually defined as initiating or threatening any forceful interference with an individual or their property, is inherently wrong. In other words, it posits that individuals have the right to do anything they wish as long as they do not infringe upon others' rights.
This being noted, let us turn to Milei’s statement after Russia’s invasion in February of 2022:
“I brought the flag of Ukraine because if we defend the ideas of freedom, we cannot support and accept Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The position of the government is weak, it is the position of an accomplice of the worst dictatorships on earth, autocrats.”
It is indeed hard to maintain the non aggression principle so as to satisfy the requirements of organizations like the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity when Russia’s main principle is that of aggression against the West as a whole, but thankfully Milei was smart enough to catch on to this early.
Russia had already violated the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances signed by the US and UK as well, many times over. Under this treaty, Ukraine gave up its Nuclear arsenal in exchange for assurances against threats or use of force against its territorial integrity or political independence. Yet being blinded by the “Great Satan'' of US hegemony, many staunch libertarians and anarcho capitalists treat Russia like Pit Mommies treat their flower-crowned angels whose NAP gets violated by some statist infant.
Surely Russia can be reasoned with, and they’ll keep their promise this time, right?
Milei hit the nail on the head when declaring in an interview that “You can’t give these shit leftards an inch! You can't negotiate with leftards. You don't negotiate with trash because they'll end you.” More importantly, when asked to clarify who he defines as such, Milei responded by saying: “all kinds of collectivists”.
Such a description would fit in well with Russia’s top down oligarchy keeping collective control over their populace with their digital draft registry and prison time for online government criticism. Likewise, Russia’s been exporting far left activism and other such chaos into the West despite the mistaken belief of Putin only targeting the far right as allies.
Russia and the Far Left
Those on the right who naively see Putin as an ally will only realize when it's too late how much of a role he’s played with the empowerment of far left causes as well as migratory culture clash, if they ever realize it to begin with.
Examples of such can be seen with politicians like Germany’s leftist “Die Linke” party member Andrej Hunko who met with right-wing terrorist leader Aleksandr Zakharchenko of the Russia-backed "Donetsk People's Republic" in 2015. The purpose of this delegation was to deliver so-called "humanitarian help" to a group accused of multiple war crimes like targeting civilians, execution and mistreatment of prisoners of war, as well as abduction and forced labor.
On top of this, Zakharchenko declared that Ukraine was run by "miserable Jews" which had no deterrence on the German leftist delegation meeting with him either. At the same time, however, Hunko has been a long time advocate for a softening policy towards mass migration into the EU, complaining about “racist crackdowns” in Greece at the behest of Germany, leading to “fewer refugees (being) allowed to enter the Schengen area.”
Those countries with a hard anti-Russia stance had to deal with the weaponization of migrants against them as well. One example is the aforementioned Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni who has been facing a notable increase in migrants which the Italian government blamed on Russia’s now Prigozhin-less Wagner mercenary group with deep connections in Africa.
Same can be seen with hundreds of bicycling migrants from the Middle East and Africa appearing on Finland’s Russian border as retribution for Finland recently joining NATO. These “hybrid attacks” have prompted Estonia to close its borders as well.
And of course, the long time “Russophobe” nation of Poland has identified Russia along with its stooge Belarus in orchestrating another migration influx into the European Union via the Polish border in order to destabilize the region.
This has been going on for a while now since Russia has played a big role in the migration of Syrian refugees into Europe due to leveling whole cities and towns through their “Grozny” model used in their war against Chechnyan independence. And despite being seen by those critical of the Military Industrial Complex as a war hawk who didn’t care about West’s cultural makeup so long as money was made, US Senator John McCain spoke out against the migrant crisis which he blamed on Putin.
Of Russia’s strategy, Senator McCain said that it was:
“to exacerbate the refugee crisis and use it as a weapon to divide the transatlantic alliance and undermine the European project.”
This example of Syria is especially important for those who only look at the West as agents of destabilization in the Middle East, rather than seeing the bigger picture in terms of the direct threats we face.
This brings us back to the choices ahead for Ireland on the heels of a growing public discontent with their own establishment.
Rather than addressing the growing sense of cultural incompatibility, “hate speech” laws will be doubled down on in response to protests and riots incited by the recent stabbing of children at the hands of an Algerian immigrant.
Adding on to this is a newly proposed act which gives migrant activist organizations a role in policing the Irish people, including in what they’re allowed to say.
Such animosity in the Emerald Isle has been brewing for a while now but whose origin can be found in a policy which allowed for unprecedented levels of migration from cultures completely incompatible with the West.
Irish families have been kicked out of their homes, while at the same time, mostly third World fighting-age men have been pouring in to the point of housing over capacity. As an example of the numbers, men comprised 68% of total refugee applicants for Ireland in 2022 with 32% being women and 18% children.
This policy itself originated in 2011 with Alan Shatter, Ireland’s Minister of Justice and Equality at the time, who instituted major “reform” to Ireland's citizenship laws. While being someone who is a proud Zionist, it is unfortunate that Shatter has been so idiotically misguided in not seeing how radicalized Muslims regard Israel being applied to their resentment for the West in general.
REFORM THE 2011 MIGRATION ACT (Shatter’s immigration reforms)
REPATRIATION IN ALIGNMENT WITH SWEDEN
CLOSE IRISH PROPERTY TO FOREIGN INVESTORS
SHUTDOWN NGOs OPERATING IN THE COUNTRY
REFORM THE WELFARE STATE
These are all reasonable policies which can be seen as a mix of Milei and Meloni. Yet at the same time, Ireland’s populist consensus differs from not just those aforementioned unicorns but also from the views of Orban, Wilders, and Trump in traditionally being pro-Palestine and anti-Israel.
Seeing their struggle as somehow the same, Ireland was helped by the Soviet Union just as they had helped create the Palestinian cause in their fight against the West. And today, the same USSR called the Russian Federation empowers far left activists who lobby on behalf of uncontrolled migration into Europe, something which the spineless mainstream Irish politicians are only too happy to perpetuate.
The problem for those with a strong spine like Conor McGregor, however, is that in standing up against the aforementioned cultural incompatibilities, it's easy to (rightfully) blame what you are most familiar with while remaining oblivious to what you are not. What McGregor is familiar with are the local Irish politicians while his closest Russian experience was fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, so it would not be out of the question for the Russian government to use the current culture clash in Ireland for some divide and conquer tactics.
In this case, what could be better for Russia than old prejudices being reignited so as to give an equal amount of animosity towards Israel? Given Russia’s embrace of senior Hamas officials, such would only be par for the course.
That it was the unabashed Irish Anti-Semite Keith Woods whose post on X regarding Ireland was shared by McGregor points to which direction this can possibly go, and needlessly so as well. Being that Ireland’s political mainstream have shown solidarity with Ukraine is yet another sign that McGregor’s future Gaelic kingdom may succumb to reactionary contrarianism so as to be yet one more country without a single care as to what the Russia-China axis does in Europe and beyond.
But as was mentioned earlier, one starts to care when they’re the ones on the chopping block, which is why an alliance of Western interests which also reject the current trend of mindless progressivism is of the most importance today.
For Ireland and other nations going through the same problems as well as for individuals all around the world, it becomes a question of gaining independence from the kind of collectivist groupthink that ultimately dooms one to repeat historical mistakes. In the case of Hungary, Orban’s government is dependent on Russian fuel to keep their economy afloat.
In the case of Donald Trump, he ultimately depends on having a large support base, most of whom have no desire to focus on any problems other than the ones right in front of them. This is not at all meant to cast blame on people for their immediate needs when it comes to domestic US problems, but a recognition that such “people power” ends up overlooking crucial issues.
In the same way, content creators and news pundits who tow the party line are dependent on the algorithm to engage with people who already agree with most of what is said. In such an environment, it becomes difficult to adopt any heterodox view contrary to the in-group, even if it's the right one.
And ultimately, this is why my show Break The Rules was created. So that at least among those disseminating content online who come on the stream, we can cross through the algorithmically habitual divides in order to get at a semblance of truth.
As far as whether Ireland’s populist fate is sealed with a MAGA-like isolationism without the Israel support or if it adopts a critical view of Russia while befriending Israel a la Milei, it is too early to tell. Most important, however, is that the Irish people feel represented, and this would include the Brazilian man who stopped the aforementioned Algerian stabber as this man deserves to be an honorary Irishman for such a heroic act.
Those who honor and defend the place they call home and integrate into its culture have no reason not to be considered citizens, while those who have no such desire may find other places more culturally suited to their inner world.
So with that said, wishing Ireland, Argentina, the United States, and all other nations striving for high-trust independence, great success in achieving this reality. But we will only achieve this so long as we open ourselves up to what we do not yet know as well as what we do know.