This has come up from an English journalist by the name of Jonathan Pie. He cusses and swears, really foul language (the reader is warned), and is clearly livid with anger, but the point is made.
I am getting a clear picture of the object of our revolution, not only the Hidden Hand and the banks which are ripping us all off, but also the incapacity of the Left to engage in honest debate instead of shutting up their opponents. The cultural “politically correct” Marxist thought it could gain by heavy-handed tactics, taking its opponents for idiots.
I have doing a lot of reading these last few days to try to understand the Trump phenomenon, the triple crown of fame, money and power. He has got all three with his swaggering showman style from years ago. Mussolini, Goldfinger or Blofeld himself? I don’t think so. In ideological terms, Trump is very centrist, appealing to the ordinary people the champagne Left took for idiots and cash-cows. The day of the election, I “voted” (not legally because I am not American and I don’t live in the US) for Trump in revolt against the champagne Left that was about to give us more of the same bullshit – and lead us into World War III. I am infinitely relieved that Hillary Clinton is out, because it also means the end of the same stuff and the same Hidden Hand here in Europe. We have French politicians talking of impeaching François Hollande. He is dealing with the same demons of hell as Bush, Clinton and Obama.
Trump may also lead us down the garden path, and there may be many disappointed people. He is no saint, no new Constantine for Christian conservatives with bigoted agendas. Decades ago, he would have been seen as a filthy rich pig, but a moderate politician. There is one thing about him that brings hope, at least for a time, to pull politics and his country out of mediocrity and to go the extra mile.
I have already mentioned it. I see Trump as a transition figure in this time of Glasnost in the west, the melting away of the Orwellian ideology that stifles thought and conversation. The nannies are finished. We have to wake up and take our freedom and human dignity back from the demons of hell. Sorry to sound so shrill, but this whole thing has got me going!
It is now for us to engage and start thinking for ourselves. Ooff! The Pit seems at last to be understanding something. It may all be a false spring like Benedict XVI in the RC Church – but we can still hope and pray for the après-Trump.