Trump(ed) but not defeated

Anything but inevitable, Trump is now president of the United States.

Donald J Trump.

The man who tried to brand steaks.

 

Does this mean every American is a racist now? Does this mean everyone in America is on-board with sexual assault? Does this mean every American is an idiot? Does this mean liberal ideology has been defeated? Does this mean the world will go to war? Does this mean the end?

No. Of course not.

Trump is and always has been a joke.

It’s just that this joke was supposedly better than all the other jokes running for President this time round. The joke got out of hand. The joke became sentient, and angry. The joke beat everyone to the post.

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All except Bernie. Bernie might’ve snatched it. Might have. Trump dominated Clinton. Bernie polled well in places like Michigan, Wisconsin, but arguably may have done even worse in Florida. It’s impossible to say, although Sanders did have an extremely active ground and internet movement (which petered off after the young people he had energized had to choose between  Orange Satan and Hillary “Fill my Pockets” Clinton.)

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. The American people have chosen.

It’s not the end of the world.

Hey.

This is a good thing.

Trump will spend the next four years spouting his platitudes and enraging the Middle East and fiddling with fat, red buttons and eliciting sex from his office workers and touching his wife’s breasts and applying fake tan and killing terrorists and getting his toupee glued down and waterboarding terrorists and having lunch with Putin and making sure the devilish homosexuals are put back in their place and deporting aliens and dissolving the Republican party and most importantly, building a very fucking big wall to keep everyone fleeing their melting country inside and paying taxes to fund Trump’s campaign of hate.

Sorry. I got carried away.

This is a good thing.

After four years of this ridiculousness, maybe, maybe, America will vote for someone with integrity, progressive values and a mandate to fix this disunity not only in America, but across the West. Trump may be the political earthquake and shake-up that allows real change to happen in America.

Garry Wills says: “Trump will make America vilely great again.”

Maybe.

Just maybe.

Until then, sit tight. We’ll have to endure. It’s not the end.

The flames grow higher.

Trump is a white protest vote against a failed democratic system. As was Brexit in the UK. A disassociation of untouchable elites with the general populace. The snarling media turns the white-horde into haters of homosexuals, immigrants and those with different beliefs.

This is not the way it has to be. Continued political activism by Bernie’s young supporters, and Corbyn trying his hardest over here to disseminate his liberal message, and a battle in Europe against the Alt-Right, and everybody else just trying to keep their shit together. It’s going to be a long fight. It’s going to be a hard fight.

Real, progressive change can and will happen.

This is not the end.

 

24 thoughts on “Trump(ed) but not defeated

  1. This line right here: A disassociation of untouchable elites with the general populace.
    What is surprising to me is the incredulity of the mainstream media and the political elite that these are the results. Their disbelief proves without a doubt how out of touch they are with the everyday American. To me, this is not about the actual issues. Instead, it is a giant middle finger that has just been hoisted in the direction of Washington D.C. This is not the end. This is the beginning. The apple cart has been toppled over, now it’s up to us, the people, to turn it back upright.

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  2. Being from England, all I can say is Brexit was only the first stage of our revolution. Once we have control back in our own Parliament and control of our borders, we can then spread the wealth and create a more democratic country. Hopefully Trump will give your country a kick start, otherwise I can see a real alternative to the Republicans and Democrats springing up.

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    • Good points, I believe the best thing to do is not rest on our laurels, keep up with activism and attempting to promote what we believe to be is the truth. Good luck to us all.

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  3. “What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.”

    The sun also rises…

    Great post!

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  4. If he can swing the whole country with his tirades, maybe there is something to bee gleaned. I am not a US citizen, but Trump was a joke. A joke that got out of hand, because he roused the curiosity of public loud enough to make them think, Why Not? Let’s just see how far he can go!!!

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  5. in the effort to find the silver lining(s)…one is that his rabid supporters instead inflamed by a “rigged” system and hijacking of “their country” and talking about a revolution will rather have to spend the next four years explaining why America isn’t great again, why ISIS is still kicking, why corporations are still taking jobs to other countries and the swamp in DC hasn’t been drained.

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  6. Hey Harry, thanks for checking out my post.
    As to America and Trump. He will hopefully give the moderate a whisper of a chance to silence the progressive left and radical right.
    This could be a chance to have a more normal political climate. The ignorance of both extremes caused the “average Joe, or Jane” to say we’ve had enough.
    As to divisions, the last 8 years have created a larger gap between Americans financially, socially, and racially than it has been since the 60’s.

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    • Yes, I agree. Well said. In terms of normalising politics, it is said that you must swing one way, before you swing the other. I think once people realise that Trump may not be the answer to their calls (which, he might be, who am I to say?) we might have some progress across the board.

      Thanks for coming by to comment, I’ll be back to check out your blog soon 🙂

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  7. I’m curious, too, as to how Sanders would have stacked up against Trump. Because I think a lot of Trump’s votes weren’t so much for him as they were against Clinton. I’m fiscally conservative, so some of Sanders ideas made me wary, but I do think the man is the real deal, with true compassion, integrity and a deep belief in this country. Too bad he never had a fair chance.

    You are right in saying Trump is an actor. I think a lot of it was an act and it was fueled by the media. The more outlandish he acted, the more the media got in an uproar. I suspect you’ll see him dial back a lot of the divisive rhetoric and become more moderate. I don’t think he’s got what it takes to bring the country together but he isn’t going to be the anti-Christ that many liberals fear. As you’ve said, the sun came up again, the world is still spinning and we’ll just have to wait and see.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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    • You’re very much correct. Already Trump has begun to rewind a little, even calling out his supposed “alt-right” supporters. He is a closet democrat, I believe, with some possibly forward thinking ideas about America’s economy.

      Here’s to hoping the next four, or even 8 if he doesn’t mess up, go okay.

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  8. Being an outsider I get more to understand about Trump from you. Yes, Trump has made ridiculous statements. What is surprising is the decision made by the American people to elect him to office. Anand Bose from Kerala

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