All we know about Donald Trump’s policy is what he says, not what he has done or will do. Trump has no policy track record. He has never held office. Intimations of what he might do are often vague, too. Yet, beneath the rhetorical bluster, a few broad, if not salutary, strokes are evident.
Domestically, he says that he would end the fiasco that is open borders, especially the reckless importation of unvetted Mexicans and Muslims. He also claims to be the law and order candidate. Presumably, his focus would be on terrorists, extra-legal entrants, immigrant felons, and repeat offenders who abuse porous borders and so-called “sanctuary” cities. Trump has little patience either with cop killers or the organizations that sponsor hate speech directed against police. BLM takes a bow here.
Like his predicate, the eccentric Teddy Roosevelt, Trump also says that he will shake up Wall Street, bank monopolies, and the free-trade grifters that have turned the American economy into a slush fund for indifferent elites, right and left. Trump implies that America has the best politicians that money can buy. His prime exhibit for that charge is the Clintons. If evidence matters, Trump’s identification of the Hillary cartel as political pathology, not civic solution, is spot on. The Republican standard bearer also says that the “system” on both sides of the political aisle is “rigged” by a political culture that allows anti-democratic fixers like the Clintons to thrive.
The “crooked” Hillary meme is now validated by an avalanche of fact. The Benghazi cover-up, the rigged FBI “investigation” of Clinton’s private server, and the more recent rigged DNC national nominating convention are but three recent examples that come to mind.
The great irony of the “crooked Hillary” consensus is that any credible vetting of the Clintons must now be done by hackers, Julian Assange, and WikiLeaks. With the Hillary tilt, US media has again squandered its single digit objectivity rating on another Clinton shyster.
Pairs of breeding lawyers in the White House have proved to be a toxic if not ruinous mix.
Throughout, print and TV shills would have us believe conspiracy theories about sinister machinations between Donald Trump, Julian Assange, and Vladimir Putin. Every Clinton crime now gets to wear the burka of conspiracy. With Bill, it was the “vast right wing conspiracy.” With Hillary now it’s Trump, WikiLeaks, and the Russians.
Donald Trump also suggests that the time has come to reevaluate foreign policy alliances including NATO. Clearly, EU regime change policies and feckless Muslim small wars have been colossal failures. NATO’s bear-baiting and EU imperialism have done little or nothing to attrite the jihad or halt the spread of Islamism and terror. The world is not a safer place under NATO or team Obama.
Between regime change meddling and NATO expansion, the EU and America now underwrite a new Cold War with Russia whilst losing multiple hot wars with Islam.
Donald Trump is not responsible for any of this, not a single domestic, military, or foreign policy disaster.
If you read between the lines, Trump’s great failing is truth. He is pilloried for pointing the finger of shame at team Obama and a generation of policy fiasco and incompetence. Indeed, the authors of failure, including Barack Obama, have taken to asserting that Trump is “dangerous.”
Really? By what abuse of reason is the depressed state of the union and foreign affairs fiasco a function of anything Trump has ever said or done?
If the truth were told, President Obama has taken a page from the Clinton playbook. When confronted with the US-sponsored Libya coup blowback, the president refers to yet another failed Muslim state as a “shit show,” blaming “tribalism” and negligent Europeans. Like Hillary, the Obama ethic is the absence of personal responsibility. Somehow the political disaster that is “humanitarian intervention” in the Obama era is someone else’s fault. And somehow we are to believe that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are dangerous men.
Shakespeare once suggested that the purpose of theater is to “hold a mirror up to nature.” Indeed, a cinema icon with five decades of standing did just that the other day. Clint Eastwood captured the Clinton/Obama culture in an interview with Esquire.
That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now. We’re really in a pussy generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist. And then when I did Gran Torino, even my associate said, “This is a really good script, but it’s politically incorrect.” And I said, “Good. Let me read it tonight.” The next morning, I came in and I threw it on his desk and I said, “We’re starting this immediately.
Mister Eastwood’s choice of a euphemism for female genitalia for a metaphor is no accident. We live in a culture of girly men, manly women, and a sizable slice that couldn’t make either team. Real men are now an endangered species.
The best thing to be said about the Obama era might be that it will be over in a few months. If and when a definitive film is made of the political correctness era, let’s pray that Clint Eastwood writes the screenplay and directs the film. Eastwood is one of the few auteurs that might do justice to the Clintons, the Obamas, and the “pussy generation.”
A stellar essay Mr. Donovan.
Indeed, “real men are an endangered species”, then when one arrives on the scene with suggestions on how to fix the mess we are in everyone goes batshit crazy including many allegedly claiming to be on our side. We the American people have been screaming for a manly man to take charge and take names and get the job done since the end of Ronald Reagan’s second term. We don’t care if he breaks a few eggs on the way. Dispense with the PC bullshit, and if the pussified snowflakes get their feelings hurt along the way all the better. Just get the job done.
We’ve listened to platitudes and excuses for far too long, especially from the republican party leaders who have pledged to stop the left and their agendas. Trump stepped into the arena and won the nomination because of the inability of the republicans to uphold their own party platform. So where is the surprise?
Trump is no pussy but the real pussies in all of this are the ones screaming the loudest on all sides. Is Trump dangerous? Yes he is. He’s only dangerous to the country club elites of both democrats and republicans that comprise the UniParty which feeds at the government trough and is exactly why Trump will be elected president. People are beyond tired of the con games, the lies, the bullshit, mostly for the incremental destruction of the greatest country on the face of the earth in the history of the world.
Yes, we American loving people are beyond tired of pussies. We’ve had it and we’re not taking it anymore.