Real Men For Trump

Many rightish critics of our current political state of affairs assert that modern mass democracy does not breed true statesmen, and some of them point to the success of Donald Trump as a case in point. (I say sincere rightish critics because globalist donor class shills masquerading as movement conservatives who are critical of Trump, such as Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol, the boys at National Review, et al, are not sincere.) And these sincere critics are certainly right. This point deserves separate elaboration, but suffice it to say that the suite of traits that make for a good campaigner in our modern democracy, especially at the national level, do not necessarily make for a good leader, and are even potentially antagonistic to each other. The current occupant of the Oval Office, who is a master campaigner but a lousy leader, is an excellent illustration of this.

I would suggest, in addition, that while modern mass democracy does not select for statesmen, neither does it select for men with traditional masculine virtues. Here’s a test. Think of all the national politicians you can. Which ones would you want on your side in a bar fight? I would take on 10 men if I had the late Jim Traficant, may God rest his soul, on my side, but what modern politician would inspire that sort of confidence? Are you charging into a bar fight with Bobby Jindal backing you up? John Kasich? Jeb Bush is a big fella, but would you want him by your side against a couple of bikers? Controlling for age, Chris Chrsitie, Rudy Giuliani and Peter King come to mind, but not many others, and it’s probably no coincidence that the latter two are ethnics. In fact, I think a lot of Christie’s early appeal, before he fell from grace with the bridge scandal, related to the fact that he’s scrappy and not a typical plastic glad-handing pol.

Modern society is becoming increasingly feminized and sexually androgynous. Walk into a mall in Anywhere, USA and look around. Where are the manly men? Studies have even demonstrated that testosterone levels in men are falling.

Enter Donald Trump. The appeal of Donald Trump surely has a lot to do with a visceral, instinctual reaction to this societal feminization. Even the Trump haters at National Review recognize this aspect of Trump’s appeal because they published this textbook example of protesting too much in response. Our friends in the manosphere have pegged Trump as a classic alpha male, and in many senses he is. Trump’s apparent sensitivity to slights perhaps comes into play in evaluating his “alphaness,” but whatever one may say about his alphaness, he is unmistakably a man. Watch him enter a room. The swagger is palpable. He walks in knowing he owns the room.

Trump’s unique list of celebrity endorsers demonstrates this “real man” angle to his appeal. As a way to needle Trump critics, I have been posting on social media every time a particularly masculine celebrity endorses Trump, but beyond me rubbing it in to the supporters of other candidates, it is easy to spot a real meaningful trend here. The list is pretty impressive. Celebrities (description attached for those that might be a bit more obscure) who have endorsed or said positive things about Trump include (in no particular order):

  • Kevin Nash (professional wrestler)
  • Adrien Broner (boxer)
  • Lou Holtz
  • Bobby Knight
  • Gene Simmons
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Bruce Willis
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Nick Mangold (offensive lineman)
  • Pete Rose
  • Johnny Damon (MLB)
  • John Voight
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Mark Martin (NASCAR Driver)
  • Holly Holm (OK, not a man but she counts for the purposes of this list)
  • Herschel Walker
  • John Daly
  • Chael Sonnen (UFC fighter)
  • Kid Rock
  • Tito Ortiz (UFC fighter)
  • Jimmy McMillian (The Rent Is Too Damn High Party guy)
  • Paul Teutul, Sr. (Orange County Choppers)
  • John Rocker
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • Tim Allen
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Tom Brady
  • Dana White
  • Robert Davi (actor)
  • Chuck Yeager
  • Mike Tyson
  • Larry the Cable Guy
  • Hulk Hogan
  • Aissa Wayne (daughter of John Wayne, again not a man but important for the point of this list)
  • Jesse James (West Coast Choppers)
  • Stephen Baldwin
  • Gary Busey
  • Dennis Rodman (yes, I know about that picture in a dress)
  • Lou Ferrigno (body builder, The Hulk)
  • Ted Nugent
  • Willie Robertson (Duck Dynasty)
  • Jesse Ventura
  • Charlie Sheen
  • Mike Ditka
  • Terrell Owens
  • Wayne Allen Root (columnist, Libertarian VP nominee in 2008)
  • Scott Baio
  • Fred Williamson (actor, football player)
  • Clay Buchholtz (pitcher)
  • Bill Elliot (NASCAR driver)
  • Chase Elliot (NASCAR driver)
  • Ted DiBiase (professional wrestler)
  • Richie Incognito (NFL lineman)
  • Jerry Lawler (professional wrestler)
  • Shawne Merriman (NFL linebacker)
  • Ryan Newman (NASCAR driver)
  • Digger Phelps (basketball coach)
  • Chris Weidman (UFC)
  • Latrell Sprewell (NBA)
  • Meisha Tate (UFC Women’s Champion [for the record, Rhonda Rousey endorsed Bernie])
  • Kevin Von Erich (professional wrestler)
  • Lou Dobbs
  • “Roosh” (manosphere writer)
  • Dan Bilzerian (professional poker player)
  • Alex Jones (radio host)
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Dean Cain (actor)
  • Kurt Russell
  • Curt Schilling

Whatever one may think of all the individuals on this list, there are no metrosexuals among them. Trump seems particularly popular with the NASCAR, professional wrestling, and UFC crowds. Hmmm… Compare this list to some of the manlets leading the #NeverTrump campaign – Senator Lindsey Graham, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore and National Review writer Kevin Williamson come to mind.

As a traditionalist conservative, I too value statesmanship, but in political campaigns I believe that my fellow political obsessives and wonks can often get so wrapped up in the details that they miss the big picture. No, for those who value decorum and the sanctity of the process, Trump is not a statesman. And to all the conservative movement gatekeepers and box checkers, like many of those who backed Ted Cruz, he is not a by the books “conservative” as that term is currently (and erroneously) defined. But elections aren’t determined by obsessives and wonks like us. They are determined by actual voters. They are rarely about the fine print. They are about the Gestalt, the meta. And with Trump, this meta is not just policy. It’s also aesthetic, and part of the Trump aesthetic is clearly push back against the increasing feminization and hostility to masculinity that is degrading our culture. This reaction is largely visceral, not rational, but it’s healthy nonetheless and undeniably conservative in a more basic sense of the term. Recognize it and work with it. Don’t fight it. Don’t let the details put you on the wrong side of the big picture. favicon

31 thoughts on “Real Men For Trump”

  1. When you can create memes like this for a presidential candidate you know he’s alpha.

    Really, attempt to stick any candidate’s head in other than Trumps. It just does not work.

  2. Step out of your closet, man. You’re not fooling anybody. AND you’ll probably be happier (or at least have more dignity).



    Should ALL be targeted

  4. Jack Nicklaus: Retired Professional Golfer Endorses Donald Trump, Says He Is ‘Awakening the Country’

  5. There’s non-trump versions (originally from SharpWriter) of it as well, but of the modern presidents, Clinton is the only one that comes close to working.

    Edit: This one in particular made me burst out laughing. In much the same way as I laughed the last time a cute, fluffy animal tried to scare me.

  6. As a sperg myself, I feel it safe to say that there is no shortage of spergs and autistics among the alt-right. Many alt-rightists like to fancy themselves as heterosexual Jack Donovans, but ,in reality, they resemble less successful versions of temple Grandin.

  7. I find it hilarious that cuckservatives like David French and Erick Erickson seem to find it necessary to crap all over Trump by talking about his “counterfeit masculinity”. What they are really revealing is their own lack of masculinity.

  8. I don’t think there’s much doubt: Trump’s overt, almost retrograde masculinity, is among his most formidable assets.

  9. Trump masculine?
    yeah, taking to twitter to whine like some drama queen and being intimidated by smarter people is really masculine… Trump is a wimp and pansy, like his supporters… no REAL man would ever support this clown.

  10. you’re a colossal moron…
    Trump has not one shred of masculine qualities…. drama queens on twitter who can’t exhibit any self control are effeminate… not masculine.
    I can’t wait for someone to kill Trump DEAD

  11. ummmm… so? another irrelevant, insignificant d list celebrity for Trump?
    the only thing awakened in the country are uneducated, uncultured hillbillies… Trump has no mentally stable, successful people supporting him

  12. actually, a lot of highly intelligent, well educated, successful people are in the anti Trump crowd….

    According to US Census Bureau:
    87% of the upper 1%
    69% of the upper 15%
    58% of the middle class
    62% of the Military
    95% of athletes
    are voting democrat and consider themself “liberal”

    average annual income of conservative/republican voters: $38,800
    average annual income of liberal/democrat voters: $47,100

    % of conservative/republican voters with higher education: 7%
    % of liberal/democrat voters with higher education: 28%
    (*higher education: college, university, trade school, apprenticeship)

    top 15 wealthiest states, with lowest unemployment numbers, highest commercial and industrial development, highest average IQ’s, highest income per capita, lowest crime and highest average scholastic rankings: ALL BLUE STATES….

    top 15 poorest states, with highest crime, highest unemployement, lack of commercial and industrial development, relies on Federal assistance (aka ‘welfare’), low incomes, lowest IQ averages, low education rankings: ALL RED STATES…

  13. you’re a colossal idiot….
    there is nothing alpha about Trump’s whining and crying… taking to twitter like some jr high drama queen all hours of the day.
    he’s easily baited and becomes unhinged… he lacks any sense of masculinity (no different than his supporters, who are trailer trash, overweight and lazy)
    I find it hilarious that low IQ morons like this per desteen think a photoshop meme is indicative of someone’s character… this tells you all you need to know about his idiot, weak, cowardly supporters.

  14. Why should anyone listen to some semi-literate metrosexual pajama boy, who writes in Sixth Grade English, whining repeatedly about Trump fighting back when he is attacked? Sorry, but Trump will not just roll over and take the lies and distortions like Romney did. I don’t know your background or orientation, but I have yet to meet a white male in person
    who supports Hillary Clinton who wasn’t gay or had illegals among his in-laws.

  15. CTR Shill some more 4 months later when you think the thread is dead for the record books.

  16. is that a rhetorical question?
    like any of us knows why someone would listen to you?
    who knows and who cares?
    We are just laughing at trash like you and losers like Trump who are now slotted to have a 12.3% chance of winning the election whilst Clinton has a 87.7% chance…
    now fuck off you anti American piece of shit before you face off with a real man like myself and your family ends up having a closed casket funeral

  17. pfffft.. . shut the fuck up you small dick, fat belly, non athletic pussy loser… you actually admit to playing video games… LOL
    what fucking effeminate beta male.
    you’re some loser following losers… you’re the kind of cunt who I would murder without thinking twice abut it

  18. where’s that secret service cunt rag?
    oh yeah…. FREEDOM OF SPEECH… any secret service try to infringe on my right to free speech and what I wish will find themselves IN A FUCKING COMA

  19. You be sure and live stream all your badassery when the men in black suits kick your door down, you fucking cum bucket ass hat. Cry me some crybaby loser snowflake tears, I’m getting thirsty.

  20. We won, you lost dipshit, because you’re too fucking stupid to know the difference. Keyboard commando strokes himself while threatening strangers online. Typical libtard.

  21. 1.) who is “we”?
    2.) what was won
    3.) you’re still living paycheck to paycheck, lonely, hiding behind a fake name, fake account like a little pussy coward. Im enjoying living a life you can’t fathom, nor afford.
    IM laughing how this is how you spent a Saturday…. being easily provoked and sitting on your fat ass, goofing on the net.
    Real men have lives and responsibilities.

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