Beyond all odds, The Donald is still kicking ass in the polls and is making a lot of my friends and readers very excited. He’s currently at 27% nationally, which is damn near double the next closest candidate (the very boring liar Ben Carson, who will not win).
As an interesting turn of events, the elites’ favorite, Jeb Bush, has turned out to be such a horrible, unskilled, wimpy politician that he’s pretty much imploded and will probably be out of the race shortly. The right-wing elites have slowly abandoned him and found a new champion, Marco Rubio, who is doing “eh okay” at the moment. We’ll see what happens with that. Then there’s Ted Cruz, who is far too right-wing to win any major election in our new left-wing America. None of the other Republican candidates are worth mentioning because they don’t have a chance in hell.
Nothing has changed on the Democrat side. Regardless of how much young white people like him, it’s demographically impossible for Bernie Sanders to win the nomination unless something very unusual happens, which means it’s Hillary unless she gets indicted before the election as I’ve discussed before.
So at the moment, it looks like a Trump-Hillary race or Rubio-Hillary race. I suppose a Bush-Hillary race is still possible but I don’t see how that could happen at this point. In all three cases, the heavy odds are on Hillary’s side for numerous reasons I’ve discussed before. So my overall odds-laying remains the same: odds are the Lizard Queen will be our next president. (Enjoy the decline!)
Back to Trump. Am I pumped up about him? I’ve received many emails asking me if I’ll cancel my plans to move out of the US if Trump (or Cruz) becomes president. Um, no. The US is not a fixable system regardless of who you elect. As I’ve said before, the last opportunities we had to turn this country around was during the mid 1990s, and that was 20 years ago. The US, along with the rest of the Western world, is now on a slow decline that cannot be stopped. The only thing that could stop the decline would be if someone invents something that’s a societal game-changer, but clearly that has nothing to do with politics or government. (Government actually impedes this kind of innovation in the first place.)
Do I support Trump as president? No. He’s very entertaining, I love his Alpha Male 1.0 bravado, and I agree with several of his positions. At the same time, he’s a ruthless authoritarian of near-psychotic proportions. A few examples:
1. He wants to bring back big-government, Nazi-like persecution of particular peoples. He said:
We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule…And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago…We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.
Hey, I think terrorists (of any race or religion) should be killed, but make no mistake; what he’s talking about above is 1984 stuff. It’s Nazi shit. That’s not freedom. That’s not America.
2. Despite the fact he was against the War in Iraq, he is now a hardcore warmonger who wants to “bomb the shit out of ISIS” and “take their oil” and make some fascist / corporatist deal with big oil companies like Exxon. Yeah. Like that’s worked so well when we’ve done that stuff in the past. Peace-loving Obama has dropped literally thousands of bombs on ISIS. How has that worked out? Winston Churchill already interfered and mashed three separate countries and cultures into one country called “Iraq.” How did that work out?
Trump wants more of the same. Bombs, war, death, creating more angry terrorists, big business making lots of money, trillions of more dollars spent (read: wasted), and we the taxpayers getting royally screwed.
I realize this tough talk might give your inner masculine id a fist pump, but in the real world this shit has never worked. It won’t work if/when Trump does it either.
3. Trump actually wants to kill the families of the terrorists. Yeah, he actually wants this. What a great idea. Use our bombs to now purposely kill completely innocent civilians (including children). Not only is it horrific on its face, it’s 100% guaranteed to create more terrorist and more anti-West hatred throughout the world.
So no, I don’t support Trump for president in any way whatsoever.
If Trump does win, it will actually be one great positive that has nothing to do with Trump. If Trump actually wins the presidential election (and I still say his odds are not good at all) then it will represent the first time in my lifetime, perhaps even the first time in over 100 years, that the elites didn’t get their choice for president.
It will be the first time the people actually elected a US president instead of the elites. That would be a very good and wonderful thing, regardless of how much of a monster Trump is. This is especially considering that one of the two elite choices (Hillary) is an even worse monster than Trump.
So a Trump Presidency would be great thing in that the elites finally got a much needed finger-poke in the eye, but it would also be a horrible thing because Trump is a monster.
What interesting times we live in…