Friday, March 11, 2016

I Certainly Do Understand the Appeal of Trump

The myth is that all of Trump's supporters are angry, hostile underemployed and unemployed white men. There is some truth to that. And they have reason to be angry and hostile. Their $50,000 a year has turned into $15,000 - and all of that decline is the government's fault (these 105 IQ people are not going to retrain for jobs which are not there).

On TV I saw some stupid black guy protesting at a Trump rally. He was punched by what were clearly some blue-collar men. You don't see these men protesting about buffoons like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (who should be in prison).

Did this 85 IQ moron really think a drunken lesbian and a Jewish socialist are for him? Do all those 89 IQ Mexicans think they are, too?

But there are also those highly-educated, high-income people who lost their jobs to foreigners whom Americans had to train to replace them (this should be illegal).

And if one of these men goes into work with a pistol and blows away his CEO and board of directors and a bunch of his replacements, I'll find him not guilty if I am on the jury.

When you put together all those who have been screwed over by the government, you're probably looking at 150 million people.

All those billionaires running vicious attacks ads against Trump are those who want illegal alien Mexicans to work at their plants for minimum wage instead of having to pay Americans $15 an hour.

It's got to the point it's a war of Americans against those who want to exploit them, and have been for 40 years. It's why I say the government (and those made wealthy by the government) have been pissing on this country for those 40 years and telling us it's raining lemonade.

The middle class is being shot to hell, and the government isn't doing a damn thing about it. Every one of those people is a potential Trump supporter.

I was in my hometown recently. It was shocking. It's a middle class city (supposedly) but the number of middle class houses I saw sitting empty...a few hundred out of a city with 30,000 people. Nice houses, too.

My hometown has lost 40% of its population in the last 40 years and the steel mill (the main employer in town) is on the verge of going under. Why? Chinese imports - which are inferior to American steel (and China is in big trouble because of its economy).

The U.S. government is supposed to be on the side of the American people. It's not. It's against them.

And that explains the appeal of Trump.

The exploiters and traitors can run all the vicious attacks ads against Trump all they want. No one is listening to them. And they will never, ever figure out why.


Quartermain said...

The attacks are coming are coming from two quarters.

1) The Neo-Cons who are for outsourcing not to mention going into other countries, wrecking them, then taking in refugees to depress wages. Oh yeh, all for amnesty of illegals.

2) The Neo-Libs just as non-caring as the first group. Sees two angry guys, one black the other White, who lost their jobs and can't find another. For the first one, they pontificate about slavery, legacy of "racism", and whatever else. For the second, they mock as angry White men full of "White privilege" (which doesn't exist) and go ba ha ha.

Sorry excuse for human beings, all of them.

Anonymous said...

One of the best observations I've read yet on what's going on. I used to fly all over this country, and I wish people could see what has transpired. The worst is yet to come as the infrastructure is falling apart while we spent massive amounts of money fighting useless wars. This government does not care about the people living here anymore. We have been played by a system that only pretended to provide choice.

Anonymous said...

If Trump gets elected, what do your reckon the odds are of him passing any of the laws he wants (like banning Muslims and deporting illegal immigrants)? It's no secret that both the Republicans and Democrats hate him, and would probably reject anything that he proposes.

Bob Wallace said...

Politicians always do what they're forced to do. If Trump wants to ban Muslims and deport people, politicians, all of whom are afraid of losing their jobs, will do what he wants.

Anonymous said...

The power of the executive has been growing. There has been much use of "executive orders." Obama (according to NYT) holds "Terror Tuesdays" to make the final decision on who gets droned (including putative American citizens). We know that the govt. can now imprison indefinitely without trial, etc.

Imagine Trump holding those reins.

If he's a saint, he'll take out the trash. If a devil, well… In either case, it won't be good for his soul personally (absolute power corrupts), but there's a chance it could be good for the country, assuming rule of law is resumed at the end of the process. We're talking about a revolutionary process. With all the bad and good it means.

God save Trump and God save the USA.