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My Final Word on the Subject

As Usual, Bill the Cat is Eloquence Personified

As Usual, Bill the Cat is Eloquence Personified

Donald Trump has brought joy to comics—though not to me—and even inspired Berkeley Breathed to start up his Bloom County comic once again after a thirty plus year absence. If, as most of my friends think, Trump will self-destruct long before November 2016, all well and good. But, if not, look for another Reichstag fire, concentration camps for Mexicans and women, and perhaps another land invasion of Russia.

It Kind of Says It All, Doesn’t It?

It Kind of Says It All, Doesn’t It?

You see, I have lost my faith in the American voter. Trump’s rising popularity in the face of the most asinine political behavior imaginable leads to to expect that the mofo might possibly win. And, if that happens, say goodbye to the U. S. of A.

4 thoughts on “My Final Word on the Subject

  1. I don’t think Trump’s success has anything really to do with a political agenda. I think he has tapped into the fears of a significant portion of the US populace who are terrified of the changes they have seen already and of those they see coming: a black man in the White House, gay marriages, the loss of control by the white American Christian male over “his” own country, a woman president, other religions, other peoples, other ways of doing things gaining strength. Those who have looked down at minorities apparently are now becoming a minority themselves, in what they see as their country–white, Christian, and male dominated.

    Many people can’t handle change when it comes too fast, and that’s what’s happening now. They are frightened and frightened people get angry. They see the changes coming from the government, so they are angry with and frightened of the government. Trump plays on that when he insults those apparently in power–he’s one of the people and angry at them also. And he is rich and powerful and on their side. He must be powerful because he gets away with saying what they want to say but are afraid to do so.

    He has put forth very few policies aside from the vaguest promises to make everything better. He can’t, for the minute he does become more specific, then he may dismay some of his followers and begin to lose them.

    His only policy so far has been regarding the immigration problem and his solution is instructive–build a wall, make Mexico pay for it, and ship all 11 million illegal immigrants back. Simplistic and satisfying as long as one doesn’t dwell on it–much better to just shout it out and feel good.

    Anyway, those are my thoughts. If he does stay, then I think he will get delegates in the primaries, but I don’t think he will be the GOP nominee. If that happens, then I believe the GOP has become suicidal.

    On the other hand, he may just declare that he has won, that he has accomplished all that he wanted to do, which was to wake up the electorate and make them aware of what was seriously wrong in the good ol’ US of A, and therefore there is no need for him to continue, for he has more important things to do, like make a few more billions.

    I think the second is the more likely.

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