What is the Meaning of President Trump?

What does it mean when Donald Trump is elected President?  It means we’re almost done.  When Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania vote Republican something is starting to happen.  Now maybe Trump will relieve some of the anger that’s building up.  He has re-ignited the economy and given people hope.  Maybe that will lower the pressure and allow things to return to a simmer.  But maybe not.  The full court press by the Democrats, The Media, Liberal Federal Judges, Corporate America, Hollywood, Blue State Governors and the Deep State to undo the results of the election is all encompassing.  The cowardly republicans, when they’re not actually working against the interests of their constituents, are almost entirely useless.  Trump has some good instincts and knows how to negotiate with bureaucrats and scoundrels.  But will it be enough?

Trump’s election is akin to the Hail Mary Pass.  America has been bamboozled for the last sixty years.  Our politicians are a combination of the inept, the corrupt and the just plain evil.  We’ve allowed these people to corrupt us and our children and now we’re hoping that a reality TV star and real estate entrepreneur is going to magically set the clock back to 1958.  That’s not going to happen.  To undo what has happened will take years, maybe decades.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m praying for the Hail Mary Pass to succeed.  And who knows?  It could.  But I’m daunted by the sheer number of things that have to go right.  The midterms have to go for the Republicans.  Justice Kennedy has to retire while we hold the Senate.  That idiot Mueller has to go away without causing damage.  The Congress has to wake up and grow a backbone.  Trump has to deport millions of illegal immigrants and build the wall.  Affirmative action has to be eliminated.  Religious liberty and decency need to be defended by a conservative Supreme Court.  The culture and traditions of this country need to be restored to what they were.

I think of Trump as a pressure relief valve.  Things are starting to boil and the pressure is in the danger zone.  Trump can relieve some of that pressure in the short term but if the situation doesn’t improve even that relief won’t be enough.  The whole thing is going to explode.  And that isn’t something I’m hoping for.  I’ve got kids and grandkids.  I’d like them to live in a happy and good place, not a war zone.  But honestly as time goes on I see less and less that reminds me of the country that I grew up in.

So that is how I read the meaning of President Trump.  He is the Hail Mary Pass from the 50-yard line with 1 second left on the clock and four defenders standing in the end zone waiting.  If he wins, I’ll live to see this country return to being a shining city on a hill.  If he fails I expect the alt-right will be proven correct in their premonitions.  We will see the fracture of this country into separate tribes, one against the other.

4 thoughts on “What is the Meaning of President Trump?

  • January 13, 2018 at 11:49 am
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    Agreed, but if the worst happens, how would the fracture manifest?
    Something like a reverse of the late 60’s when the “inner cities” were put to the torch, meaning the now gentrified cities (NY, LA, SF, Boston etc) will be walled off and the non-gentrified (sections of Baltimore, Houston, Detroit, Chicago etc) ones turned into zones of anarchy? It will be astonishing to see this happen all under Democrat governance but still be blamed on the “white patriarchy”. If only the people of color in the U.S. would abandon the trap of Marxist/Frankfurt school pseudo-analysis and embrace real educational standards, the proven advantage of two parent(biological) parent families, bith required to take advantage of ( the coming?) full employment economy, things would go better than the coming divergence.

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  • January 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm
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    “Agreed, but if the worst happens, how would the fracture manifest?” That’s the quadrillion dollar question isn’t it? Of course anyone who claims to know is probably pretending. I’ve heard several theories. The war party says it’ll be guerrilla war with or without the military joining one or more sides. That sounds like Yugoslavia with nukes available. Not very pretty. Another theory I’ve heard is it will be non-military. Basically regional civil disobedience. California seceding by degrees, widespread deplatforming by companies and organizations and boycotts. Of course that sort of sounds like where we are already so maybe this is a very gradual fracture. In fact this is what I hope actually happens. A sort of self-determined segregation by organized groups. This would take a right wing federal judiciary and executive government to overcome the interference that typically occurs. But things could change if some initial pushback from the right stings the left. So maybe a little violence at first followed by benign neglect. What’s your guess?

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  • January 14, 2018 at 1:20 am
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    Regional civil disobedience sounds plausible —mixed with the implosion of states like NY/NJ/IL which will no longer be able to sustain funding their welfare state/public union kleptocracies.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    It was interesting to hear that Governor Moonbeam was speculating on the reduction of pension benefits. Of course what that sounds like is steal from the older American citizens that don’t vote for him and give it to the younger non-Americans who will. But either way, it sounds like they are running out of other people’s money.

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