If I could pick anyone, ever, that I could stick in any decade of (euro)American history and they would fit perfectly, it would be Trump. Stick him in a Stetson and spurs and dump him anywhere on the US of A timeline. He fits. He, for me, is the archetypal America (Not the same as ‘american’). Bolshy, arrogant, flash with cash, confident, bonkers, sexist, emotional, volatile, bold and generous gestures (within the limits of his vision), quick to change his mind, slightly immature… I love the fact America put him in.
For me, at least it’s a dumpling of a human that got in with seemingly local vision, and responding to the human feeling in America with his own, rather than its showcase ideologies. There is a human honesty in his imperfection, despite the people he hangs around with. Compared to Babylons top choice: anything-goes warmongering Hillary pretend-at-perfection, openly talking war on new fronts and gung ho for it (ie ‘If I’m the president, we will attack Iran;’ ‘Assad must go’) but repeating all the showcase ideologies to woo the academia and youth who haven’t been around long enough to see what folks like her are really about.
It was not a vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’. It was a vote between ‘bad and evil’ for me. And thankfully, the vote was for the bad choice (just like Brexit/Remain – another result I am happy with).
It would be nice if everyone can learn the distinction with wonderful examples like this recent US election and Brexit. M Scott Peck wrote a whole book about the difference between bad and evil because he reckoned folk had lost sense of the difference.
Clinton is just evil: pretends to be doing it for good, but it really and quite obviously is not. Trump is just trump. He does not connive and conceal in quite the same way. If you busted him, he would eventually admit it: but never ever folks like Clinton, Blair et al
I would rather die in a world war started by Trump having some mad irrational teenage reaction to something than by the cold and calculating step by step agenda of the Clinton/Bush Cartel of recent decades.
I know the end result is the same, but I see the wonderful divine comedy and honest reflection of humanity in Trump pressing the button instead of Hillary because ‘it was the time that we planned all those years ago.’
Another reason I am glad about Trump is that, just like Brexit, it shows there are more thinking humans willing to own their feelings and claim them than idealists and the young who seem to simply lack the personal boundary themselves to understand the value and purpose of boundary on a national and international scale.
The collectivists did not realise they had been wooed by the globalists and, still now, cannot seem to see the horrors that lie ‘that way.’
The most oppressed minority in the world is the individual, and in 2016, they spoke: Brexit and Trump were victories of individualism over collectivism for me, and I consider it a victory for humanity over evil.
The Only Problem Is...
The very ones who claim the positive progressive open minded ‘awake educated informed position (more liberal left feminist press from the guardian to huff post and most MSM) are doing whatever they can to overturn the revealed fact that they are in the minority as a perspective. They refuse to see this and call everything from conspiracy to recount to denial. Instead of looking at what could be learned, they have instead defamed and insulted the Brexit/Trump camp with their naïve presumption that the most vocal groups in the runup and aftermath are the majority of those that voted that way.
Instead of looking to the hordes of thinking individuals from free marketers to libertarians to sovereign thinkers to well educated, well travelled individuals ’. They’re not mouthy because they don’t seek a platform to try to get others to live like them. I cannot speak for any or all of them, but from what I have seen, that is generally true. So, the mouthy lot – the racist and bigoted groups who do seek a platform, well, they seem to get the ‘credit’ by the MSM because of the volume (and especially from the collectivists and their outlets) and woe and wailing follows instead of enquiry and adapation.
The hypocrisy of the so called open minded ‘educated awake’ is staggering in their close minded and bigoted behaviour and lack of ability to see beneath the surface here – and really, their opinion can only be taken as half the story, as with the tale of the individual is only half the story.
We of course have to interact with other nations. But we should certainly not homogenise: that is a madness of cancerous proportions. Literally. The illusion of diversity with the loss of exactly that: and that is why the opinions of the narcissistic self –appointed ‘educated informed elite enlightened evolved ones’ who live in large cities and academia and many ‘new agers’ need to see the lens they are missing, and until then, their view is filtered and cannot be trusted to be sensible.
Follow on posts:
Part 2 the madness of the city states and academia over Brexit/Trump
Part 3 a word to the young if you think the old sold you out on Brexit / Trump
related: so why dont we get really good choices in politics?
related: a wee word if you think every victory on earth belongs to the rothschilds/elites etc