“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
If Donald Trump has done nothing else, apart from entertaining us, he has raised some uncomfortable truths for Americans to face.
For too many years people in America have had the luxury of sitting on the fence, avoiding taking stands on moral issues, or issues affecting minority groups in their country.
Frightened of looking like cranks.
Frightened of pseudo-intellectuals (who really know very little) mocking them.
Frightened of not being part of the herd.
Frightened of not appearing ‘nice’.
Lower that Confederate flag and raise a white one, quick!
Dear help us.
People, and not only in America, have been conditioned to act the same, buy the same gadgets, watch the same TV shows and even dress the same. If it continues they’ll all be dressed in similar suits like China in the days of Chairman Mao, only with little red smartphones instead of little red books.
More importantly than all these, the people are being conditioned to ‘think’ the same. ‘Sheeple’ are easier to control than ‘free thinking people’ and as we know it is all about control.
When I said they’re ‘frightened’, I meant Americans have been conditioned into being afraid to stick their own heads above the parapet.
But when occasionally someone does it for them then they secretly cheer – but not too loud mind you in case someone hears.
That’s why Trump enjoyed a surge in the polls after his remarks about illegal immigrants and how they are not all perfect human beings. Everybody knew it but were afraid to say it.
The political elites, most of them anyway, would never be caught saying what they really think – in public. Admittedly Trump said it in his own brash and loud style, but at least he said it.
You don’t have to agree with him – far from it – but you do have to acknowledge that he said what many thousands of ordinary Americans were thinking yet were afraid to say.
Many of these ordinary Americans are probably living in areas where there have been massive influxes of immigrants. They know how it has affected them. In these areas English has become a second language. Social problems have increased and crime has gone up. And everyone is afraid to say why.
More to the point, they know from first-hand experience that this new ethnic diversity has failed to provide the benefits that the liberal political elites promised it would.
Facts are facts are facts.
Many people have come to America to live the ‘dream’ and better themselves. But many others have come to take advantage of what they regard as a soft target for crime.
Many of Trump’s critics are just as guilty of trying to get publicity for themselves as perhaps Trump is making the remarks in the first place.
But the critics exhibit a sadly familiar and predictable pattern. They see an empty talking head on TV, think it’s smart, and then say the same things or a slight variation thereof. That makes them think they look smart too, except of course it doesn’t, because the talking head on TV was empty, not smart at all.
Many of these detractors have gone so far as to say that Trump’s remarks are not “presidential”.
The big question, that unfortunately is not being asked in blazing headlines in the media, is why in America today is it not ‘presidential’ to tell the truth, or to give a true expression of what you believe?
If that is now really the case then it is a sad reflection of American society and not something to be proud of.
You have another choice though.
If you want a liar in the White House there’s always Hillary.