We're in Trump Nation

Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. The less-fortunate, minorities and undocumented immigrants should beware – it is the birth of Trump Nation.

 

In Trump Nation, instead of pointed, hooded white sheets, politically incorrect Trump disciples will adorn themselves with business suits. In like manner, instead of the burning cross, threats to repeal government benefits and liberal immigration policies will instill fear.

 

Furthermore, in Trump Nation, the white middle class will continue to believe the myth of self-reliance with no government assistance. They will be fooled as described by Soren Kierkegaard. He said, “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true; the other is to refuse to accept what is true.” It is their refusal to accept what the upper-class hypocrite knows to be true: The upper class knows everyone feeds from the government trough. The trough is filled with welfare payments; food stamps; various disability stipends; subsidies; bailouts; generous tax breaks and loopholes; research grants; student loans; foreign aid – the list goes on. Even Trump benefits from government tax laws.

Therefore, no matter what Trump says, it will be business as usual. Trump is a deal-maker who will say and do whatever it takes to close the deal. He won the election because gullible followers believed his self-serving, fiery rhetoric. He was the type of political candidate described by H.L. Mencken. Mencken said, “If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”

Welcome to Trump Nation.

Kevin Palmer

Martinez 

 

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