You know there has to be something seriously wrong with the two party system when the voters turn to a novice candidate with no political or military experience and somehow he wins the presidency.
That’s very telling of some major dysfunctions within the Democrat and Republican Party’s, I think the voters had been disappointed too many times. Now the trust was gone and to make it worse neither side had a good message and we know how long campaign promises last. The stage was set for an outsider like Trump and that was his edge over the traditional candidates. Had it not been for the consistent inability of both parties to deliver what the voters wanted, Trump would not have had a chance.
There was no traditional grace period before the hatemongers took to the streets to do their worst. The hate went over the top crazy from Trump’s first day in office. This is completely unprecedented in our history. And it get even more bizarre when you consider Trump is turning around the economy. He’s ripping thru red tape via a host of reforms and he has put more money back in the pockets of the average American than any of the last 4 presidents. That should be good news, even for the left.
Trump’s presidency got off to a bad start with the so-called Russian connection and a year long investigation. That one failed to turn up a shred of evidence. So instead of closing it, it has morphed into investigating a couple of hacks close to Trump who failed to give full disclosures or failed to file the proper paperwork. But, still there’s no evidence that Trump did anything remotely wrong. Now enters this tawdry affair with Stormy Daniels, a cheap hustler who slept with Trump over 11 years ago. She did it for the money 11 years ago and she’s doing it the money now. The democrats and their allies are all too happy to resort to tabloid stories if it will hurt Trump. Nobody is defending Trump, we all know that affair makes him a sleaze too; however, we can take some consolation that at least he was not in politics back then. Trump is a billionaire and a decade ago he had a hit TV show. A lot of tramps wanted to get next him, is anyone surprised? On the other side, it’s not like JFK, LBJ or Clinton had set the standard for high moral conduct while in office. Yet, here we have this pathological hate for Trump and a blatant double standard.
What this agenda of hate tells me is, the political message of the left has failed! Voter’s are not buying what the left is selling. Since they can’t make a valid political argument that voters can accept, they are desperately trying low, personal attacks to do what mere politics cannot. This is a leftist culture movement. They have embarked on a campaign of warping information and news facts. They are bent on scandalizing and degrading. I say this is a cultural effort because we see this happening in Hollywood, late night TV shows, in the news media, in colleges across America and wherever the left is strong and there is an opportunity to exploit and stir up more hate. This is really troubling.
America is to some extent suffering from our own excess. We’ve been number one in the world for a long time and we’ve become lazy and eager to latch on to the quick fixes without doing our due diligence. The entire State of CA is a great example for that! Having too much can be every bit as debilitating as having too little. Our excesses has led us to socialist style entitlements, wealth squandering, greed and corruption, especially in Washington. This is the great swamp that Trump was talking about draining. It’s the establishment, a huge political machine and it exactly what the voters rebelled against when they voted for Trump.
We are in the age of luxury, leisure time and excesses. As Prof. Victor Davis Hanson put’s it, these are the banes of society. He went on to say that when these ills are coupled to the information age with cell phones and computers, well, bad information can spread like wild fire. We’re missing the usual deliberation and contemplation as seen in older societies.
This is dangerous, we’ve seen what happened in Ferguson, MO. This incident exploded into a national news story of murder by cop with a completely false narrative. And once out there and despite the facts, the false story still lives.
This kind of impulsive action sets the stage for dangerous overreactions. The trouble makers in Ferguson didn’t want to take the time to listen to the real story – the whole story. They had their own agenda. Next, just look at the legislation that slips by! People aren’t paying attention, they’re not reading! It’s because we just want the summary, the short form, the headlines and this means we tend to make poor decisions. Impulse over reason is never good for any side of any argument. This plays right into the hands of the far left, looking for diversion and division.
Our educational system is failing us too, because they are not teaching students to be inductive, to use historical analysis and to have a wide body of knowledge and opinions to draw from to make well reasoned, thoughtful decisions. The left has found it easy to take these young minds and manipulated them until we have them graduating as political tools, filled with arrogance and ignorance, a deadly combination. We’re not training them to be leaders, we’re training them to be yellers and protestors completely indifferent to the other side’s point of view. We see that to often with these kids rallying for gun control following the Florida school shooting. They are young, operating without the customary historical reference points or even caring about them or the views of others. Sadly, we have the adults jumping on their bandwagon for their own agendas. This is scary folks and I don’t like where we are headed.