Is Trump Playing Us Like Obama Did in 2008
Hope and change. Obama was supposed to be a changer, restoring hope to the United States after this disastrous Bush administration.
After having lived through all but the last year of his reign, even the people that voted for him have to admit Obama has not restored hope, nor has the change he’s brought been beneficial to anyone except corporate interests and far-left authoritarians.
The middle class continues to wither away, and Cultural Marxism continues to destroy the foundations of America.
The Political Game
I recently wrote on the way the political process works in an article called Why Politicians Are Liars, and Why People Believe Them. It’s a very old game politicians play. Reinhold Niebuhr pointed out the insanity of the entire process with this quote, paraphrased here:
Rationality belongs to the cool observer but because of the stupidity of the average man he follows not reason but faith and this naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplification which are provided by a mythmaker to keep the ordinary person on course.
This necessary illusion is what campaigns are based on. Politicians tap into a popular sentiment, like Obama did in 2008 with his anti-Establishment rhetoric (sound familiar again in 2016?) and become a mythmaker who the average person believes in because their thinking processes compel them to do so.
Before proceeding, I sincerely hope Trump is the real deal. But, I increasingly fear he is only using this tried and true playbook of telling lies to willing ears in order to get into office.
It is plausible that Trump could be serving the interests of the corporate-government complex to diffuse some of the growing anger as whites are subjected to genocide and displacement from their homelands. The West has reached a near boiling point of revolution, and Trump could be an important safety valve, alleviating some of the pressure among those groups being disenfranchised (you) by taking on populist and nationalist themes in his campaign.
Indeed Trump talked politics with none other than Bill Clinton himself weeks before he threw his hat into the ring. The timing of his conversation with Clinton – one of the preeminent strategists in the Democratic party is indeed odd. More on his uncomfortably close relationship with the Clintons in a moment.
Getting back to Trump’s campaign, if he wins, he can do what every politician does once they get into office: Forget about the dupes that elected him until the next election cycle comes up. Following this school of thought, we live in a tyranny punctuated by an election every few years, in which the politicians butter our bread, create a myth people can follow, and then get on with business as usual serving their corporate paymasters once getting into office.
An important note to add is that if you are a white male you are practically worthless as a voting bloc. Quite frankly, the only thing your government wants from you is your tax money, and child support and alimony payments. It doesn’t give a damn about your vote anymore because it has all the votes it needs from women and minorities. However, the government does see you as a risk to its consolidation of power. The Trump campaign could be their way of throwing you a bone and the opposition to him contrived. (After all, if there is one thing I learned from my years in the mainstream media, stirring the shit pot of division SELLS. It generates interest in politics and it sells advertising in print and on TV.)
If Trump loses, this also benefits the interests of those who really run the government. The elites can show the rabble (us) we need not fight back against the globalism and socialism they have planned for us after a hard-fought campaign renders conservatives the big losers and Billary (or even worse, the avowed socialist Sanders) begins an 8 year reign of terror.
Trump is currently against Obamacare and government run healthcare. But Trump has supported a socialized healthcare system in the past. In 2000, as part of the Reform party he wrote the following, supporting a system like the “hurry up and wait” healthcare system in Canada. Six month waiting periods to see a doctor are common in Canada.
I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on [health]. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses. We must not allow citizens with medical problems go untreated because of financial problems or red tape. It is an unacceptable but accurate fact that the number of uninsured Americans has risen to forty-two million.
Working out detailed plans will take time. But the goal should be clear: Our people are our greatest asset. We must take care of our own. We must have universal healthcare.
The goal of health care reform should be a system that looks a lot like Canada. Doctors might be paid less than they are now, as is the case in Canada, but they would be able to treat more patients because of the reduction in their paperwork.
However, since beginning his campaign to Make America Great Again (an eerie rewording of Hope and Change) he has said the following about his past position on healthcare:
It’s a long time ago. It’s 11 or 12 years ago. And frankly, a lot of people agreed with it. A lot of conservative Republicans agreed with it, at that time. We have a different country today. We can’t afford things that we could have afforded or that we thought we could afford many years ago.
My plan now is to number one get rid of Obamacare.
Trump has also supported abortion rights in the past even though now he claims to be staunchly pro-life. In his book The America We Deserve published in 2000, he states:
I support a woman’s right to choose, but I am uncomfortable with the procedures.
But, in February of 2016 at the University of Houston, he had changed his position.
As far as Planned Parenthood is concerned, I’m pro-life.
He has been a member of the following parties:
- Reform Party, 1999-2001 (Reform Party has conservative leanings)
- Democratic Party, 2001-2009
- Independent, 2011-2012
- Republican, 2012-Present
Trump has also contributed large amounts of money in the past to far left Liberals including Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rangel, Ted Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy, Arlen Specter, and Dick “Turban” Durbin. A third of his campaign donations have gone to Democrats. A quarter have gone to Republicans, with the rest going to special interests.
On gay marriage, he waffles in this 2011 interview.
I live in New York. New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think [being gay] is great, but I’m not in favor of gay marriage.
Remember, as recently as her 2008 campaign Hillary had a very similar position, as did Obama. Both said they didn’t support gay marriage, and then in 2015 the White House was lit up in rainbow colors as gay marriage became the law of the land.
Trump has also favored the legalization of drugs in the past, but now he supports continuing the drug war.
He has also supported a ban on assault weapons in the past, and has supported more government intrusion into Second Amendment rights with tougher background checks.
I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within seventy-two hours if a potential gun owner has a record.
His position has reversed, conveniently enough, in time for this year’s election cycle.
Also, troublingly, he has called for government-imposed restrictions on the Internet in his 2016 campaign. Restricting freedom of speech sounds like the next step in the globalist/socialist playbook, right after restricting gun rights.
In his defense, political beliefs can change as people’s beliefs evolve. But, up until this year, Trump was not the standard-bearer on conservative issues.
Lots of Questions Loom
Is Donald Trump a dyed-in the wool conservative who had a last-minute conversion while America is on her deathbed? Or is he a political opportunist, who like most politicians, shifts positions as the political winds change direction? Is he an impostor? The waters are definitely muddy on this issue.
Even if he is serious about his change to being a conservative, don’t look for miracles. He will be the President, not the King. He will have the deck of a corrupt Congress and globalist elite chomping at the bit to destroy him stacked against him every step of the way. Even a lion can be brought down by a pack of hyenas. America is already very far down the primrose path to the hell of Cultural Marxism. That said, Trump is still a better choice than Ted Cruz, who increasingly seems to be a Bush family anointed neoconservative wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Trump is America’s Hail Mary pass. We are down by 7 in the last seconds of the 4th quarter. Let’s hope he makes the touchdown. Even with a touchdown we will need a miraculous 2-point conversion to win the game. Yes, things are that bad.
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