|Brown shirt sold separately.|
In Trump’s defense, then, I would argue that these very traits are not only evident, but chief among the key principles on which Trump’s candidacy, attractiveness, and electability rest. In fact, Donald Trump may have the greatest potential of any current, former, or potential presidential candidate for unifying people in the
why: United States of America
Trump Makes Sense Because of “How
Got Great in the First Place” America
|Don't polish too hard.|
The plating's rather thin.
Without a Trump presidency, would our socio-political system still continue to improve our standard of living? Yes. The machine abides, whomever rides its gears. It is delusional to believe that any candidate could preserve our
and yet obstruct the
structure’s steady process of marginalization, exploitation, oppression, and
depersonalization. Previously, though, we were able to provide extraordinarily
high standards of living and other benefits to America citizens at the expense of
"other resources" elsewhere in the world. By redefining others as
relatively more or less human than others, we have built the largest consumer
economy in the world, while simultaneously excusing the destruction of whole
nations, cultures, and people groups as arguably unfortunate, but
unquestionably necessary. U.S.
Sadly, for many of us, the flow of resources from disenfranchised two-thirds world countries into our own is no longer as unimpeded as it once was. And so…
Trump Makes Sense Because of “How to Make
Second, then, we must also recognize that the world-wide playing field has been leveled. The biggest bully on the block finds that the proliferation of many lesser bullies is becoming insurmountable. This is a result of improved technology and industry now available elsewhere in the world, coupled with our own insatiable aspirations to ever-greater luxuries here at home. Thus, those "foreigners" and "third-world" resources we once successfully marginalized, exploited, oppressed and depersonalized have developed the capability to more effectively resist our efforts at pillaging the global village.
|Just. One. Guess.|
Therefore, if the quality of living in
is to continue increasing, then the quantity of those who are allowed such
quality must be reduced. Crude efforts like mass deportations, refugee
rejection, and immigration prevention (so necessary, but still unlikely in a
single term Trump presidency) would not be sufficient. To support the comfort
and convenience of most (and the luxuries of a few), some of those remaining
within our borders (including what some may persist in defining as “citizens”)
will need to be uncomfortably inconvenienced through the reduction of their
basic sustenance. Though some of these may still be willing and able to apply
themselves to supporting our economy, they cannot be allowed to hinder the
progress that can come only as we
“decrease the surplus population” (to quote St. Ebenezer of Scrooge). America
|By my count, we're batting .125|
on defending the defenseless.
(.100 if you count North America.)
So, yes, I have no doubts in the accuracy of Donald Trump’s claims. From what I have seen and heard, I cannot disagree: he does unify and can work with people. Remember, though, what we mean by “people.” The framers of the United States Constitution meant something less than you or I might when they referred to the benefits they believe should be available to "all men." Those whom they claimed were “created equal” did not, in fact, include me—despite my highly-esteemed status as a middle-aged uptight white guy. (I am not, it may surprise you to learn, a land-owner.) So, were we speaking of this two hundred years ago, Donald Trump’s claim would be true, despite the fact that he might find me impossible to work with.
So, upon our nation’s historic precedent, preserved and defended, despite our occasional decisions to “officially” include others among the ranks of human persons, Trump makes sense if we are to become More American for Fewer AmericansÔ. At this stage in our nation’s development, we can only become More AmericanÔ by ensuring that with each passing year, month, week or day (however frequently we can fuel the trains and the ovens) we create a
Ô. When “the people” unify by disqualifying those whom
Donald Trump can not work with, as I
have said, Trump makes sense. land of Fewer Americans
|Edmund Burke would agree also.|
Or, we could consider all others as they truly are: human persons, equally created to bear the image and likeness of one God eternally existing in three persons. While not all of us will agree on the theological foundations of this belief, here is what I mean by this: We are all indispensably interrelated to all of the one anothers of not only our nation but every other as well.
Of course, if I were to realize how commonly human I am, and that all you others are, too, then I might also find it necessary to “do unto others as I would have others do unto me.” Sadly, since that’s even less popular than I wish Donald Trump would be, we may soon find ourselves no longer in the “land of the free and the home of the brave,” but where we continue to make America More American for Fewer AmericansÔ.