As Donald Trump moves closer to the magic number of 1,237 delegates, the panic of the political class is a wonderful sight to behold.

GOP donors meet in secret conclave, plotting various scenarios designed to steal the nomination.  A “brokered” convention, a “contested” convention, a last-minute rules change, and a “conservative” third party run by Rick Perry or Sen. Ben Sasse: These are just a few of the bright ideas the neocons and their big-money backers have come up with in order to defy the peoples’ will and retain control of a party that has rejected them.

Rule or ruin!  Hasn’t that always been the neocons’ byword?

The Anti-Trump Popular Front reaches from the offices of the American Enterprise Institute and the Weekly Standard to the rancid cellars where Marxist & Bernie Bros. plot their violent attacks on Trump’s rallies.  They shut down a Trump rally in Chicago, and the media managed to blame Trump for the violence, which was carried out by and the Revolutionary Communist Party.

At every campaign event since Chicago, Trump has been harassed by well-organized and well-funded storm troopers of the left.  They blocked the roads in Arizona in order to prevent people from attending a Trump gathering.  They invade private venues rented by the campaign, yelling and screaming and swinging their fists—and when rally attendees try to defend their right to hear what Trump has to say, they are accused by the media of provocation.

And the Final Solution to the Trump Problem looms implicitly over this scene: At a rally in Texas one “protestor” rushed the stage and managed to grab Trump’s leg.  He was quickly tackled by security, but the response of CNN was to give him airtime to “explain” his motives.

Ginned up by the ferocious hate campaign launched by the media, a “lone gunman” may well emerge to take Trump out.

Barring that, the anti-Trump forces are content with using gutter tactics to defeat him: The anti-Trump PAC “Our Principles,” run by “moderate” Republican hack Liz Mair, ran ads on Facebook featuring racy photos of Melania Trump, targeting Utah’s Mormons.  Ted Cruz swept the Utah caucuses.

But Trump swept Arizona, winning a rich cache of delegates, and now the Northeastern primaries loom large—where Cruz doesn’t stand a chance.

Even I was surprised by Trump’s assertion (in an interview with the editors of the Washington Post) that NATO has outlived its usefulness.  When asked if any bases abroad serve U.S. interests, his answer was, “I don’t think so.”  America is an empire of bases that ring the globe.  The sheer amount of real estate owned and maintained by the Pentagon represents trillions of tax dollars.  If a President Trump were to dismantle this global apparatus, he would rid us of our albatross of an empire.  And this has the military contractors and the political class in an uproar.

In other words, attacks on Donald Trump for his “isolationism” are the surest sign that he is on the right track.  And like so many of the tactics used against Trump, this is helping, not hurting, him.

In the midst of all this, the vicious Islamic terrorist attack in Brussels made Trump look rather prescient.  Back in January, Trump had told FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo that

There is something going on, Maria.  Go to Brussels.  Go to Paris.  Go to different places.  There is something going on and it’s not good, where they want Shariah law . . . you know, there has to be some assimilation.  There is no assimilation.  There is something bad going on.  You go to Brussels—I was in Brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago, so beautiful, everything is so beautiful—it’s like living in a hellhole right now.

The New York Times responded with the headline “Donald Trump Finds a New City to Insult: Brussels.”  The piece related the self-righteous virtue-signaling that occurred mostly on social media, but some public officials joined in: Rudi Vervoort, president of the Brussels region, averred, “We can reassure the Americans that Brussels is a multicultural city where it is good to live.”  “Jean-Philippe Schreiber, a historian at the Université Libre de Bruxelles,” admitted that “Brussels has its problems,” but “said Mr. Trump was stirring up xenophobia.”

Yes, Brussels has its problems—and soon they, not Donald Trump, will be our problems.