Donald Trump : Bull in a China Shop

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A vote is a bet, and always carries risk

In the final analysis the sophisticated non-directly-involved  voter will understand that supporting a candidate is little more than a craps shoot, a  gamble where one has little control of the true odds in the final outcome.  In the end you can only bet what you will and hope for the best. A sophisticated voter living in a highly complex modern day quasi-democracy will understand that all candidates are in fact organizational representatives, and their “personal” powers and opinions are really very limited, quite possibly non-existent in the day to day practical flow of modern politics. In most cases even the most hard nosed of politicians will choose from a set of choices already predetermined for him, or
her, and make a “choice” that someone else has determined is the best course to follow. That’s just the way our complex political system is set up to deal with the ever increasing complexity of our world.

So its hard to say what that particular candidate really stands for, much less what that particular candidate is likely to do when confronted with the full power of the organization that is backing him or her in the course of their candidacy, or the practice of their successfully attained office. So to make it short and simple, we really have no clue as to what any candidate is going to do
once in office. This depends on their organization, and how much influence they have managed to attain in that organization. Simply put, they will choose between the options made available to them. The game is in many ways “fixed” from the get-go.

For this reason Donald Trump is a real oddity.  He really has been the “leader” of his organization. He has for the most part had some real command of his own organization. For one thing he built it up from scratch, and mostly through his own effort. And if he is as rich as they say he is, he is in many ways in control of at least some part of the bottom line-he controls some part of the
money that is financing his campaign. He has some input, and has, presumably a very long history of both financial and ideological
input. This cannot be said of any other present candidate. For these reasons we have to take Trump very seriously. He may be as
“independent” a candidate as they come.

Popularity

As we have seen Donald Trump has become a force in politics. He is at present in the lead for the Republican nomination. He leads
in delegates and will most likely become the Republican nominee, and may actually stand a good chance of defeating whoever is the
Democratic nominee. Yet his candidacy is eccentric and out of the normal playing field. But still he is dominant. The question is
why?

Donald Trump is an unusual presidential candidate to be sure. He is not a politician. He is a businessman and has not  been
voted into any office in the past. So why is he so popular? Why do so many believe he could be the answer to the corruption we have
seen in politics over the past twenty to thirty years?

True, there have been others like him, others not trained in political skills who ultimately managed to attain some public office.
Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California, but was an actor and a businessman, and not a trained politician. Jesse Ventura,
a wrestler managed to become governor of Minnesota only by being popular, again with no political background. Michael Bloomberg
managed to become mayor of America’s largest city, New York, and he too had no background in politics or law. But in Donald
Trump’s case, running for president as a non-politician, a businessman and media personality, he is an exceptional case. There has
not been anyone like him for a very long time, at least not someone who demonstrated a viable candidacy(though Ross Perot came
close.) Although Donald Trump is not a trained lawyer politician, he is still succeeding.

The mood of the voters is easy to see. People are tired of politicians. There is really no other way to put it. Most people feel
that politicians have done little to further the interests of the average American voter, Republican or Democrat. This sentiment is
violently strong among the majority of voters. A good chunk of this majority of American voters see Donald Trump as being the best
chance at protesting the current state of politics in the United States and so support him.

We can see clearly that the majority of people who support Donald Trump are disaffected Republican voters who feel their party has
little represented their interests over the years-or the interests of the nation. It is easy to see why they choose Trump. He is an
outsider, a rebel, and is not seemingly affiliated to any particular special interest, at least not to the prevailing special
interests. And the more these special interests publicly protest Trump’s candidacy, the more these particular disaffected voters
will support Trump.

Many of these people see the public figure, the image and think this image is someone they can trust. But what does Trump offer in
essence? Does Trump offer anything inherently, that would be a real change in idelogical direction for the American people? In
other words is there something more to Trump’s campaign than just the illusions of a public figure shining in the Media power
light? Is there someone really in there? Is there a real spirit behind the persona?

Trump is in essence a Businessman

For us to answer that question what we must understand here first and before all else is that Donald Trump is indeed a businessman.
He is a born and bred businessman – no matter the particular type of his business. Moreover, he is not so much a connected businessman, but a maverick, seemingly a loner of sorts, almost like a larger than life car salesman. A man intent on making his own fortune by hawking each car one by one, and with a sticker on each one bearing his brand name. He is for the most part self
made. And now he’s running for president, with his own brand name front and center.

He seems to be affiliated with no one in particular.

Though people like this have had terrible personal political liabilities and compromising obligations in the past(and still do in
the eyes of the average person) in Trump’s case there is some reason to follow him simply because he’s just too loud to be
compromised. He has not been generous to any of his “connections” in the past, nor is there anything to give confidence that he
will be in the future. And this is the odd part about his appeal. He promises to actually do what he wants to do! Shouts it again
and again, as he has been doing almost all his public life. Instead of to do what others who sponsored his campaign want him to
do! He actually promises to be his own man! Its been a long time since any presidential candidate has promised to be his own man.
And this is a novelty. This is actually a kind of ideological revolution for many when we think of it in present current of the
past thirty to forty years. This man really is an individual rather than a conglamarate corporate representative. Though he is
still a corporate representative, he represents his own small local business.

He is in most ways self-made. His fortune has depended less on organized co-ordinated mass sales and more on individual effort,
individual promotion on a grand scale even at times seemingly manipulative of the media he seemed to be using. The “Donald” as he
was to known in the media, has pretty much sold himself, and made himself or so it appears to most of us. To many people this
makes him different than most other wealthy individuals who would purport to be president. He is in fact more of an “individual”
than other wealthy men who have acquired brand status, as for example Bill Gates, or Michael Bloomberg, or the late Steven Jobs. He
is associated with no other brand than his own name, Trump. His “interest” only goes so far as his own desire, or principle.

Although his lack of organized affiliation may seem trivial at first, it is actually seminal. To many Americans his non-affiliation
is the sign of an Ideal American individual. A man who stood on his own, and still stands on his own name, and his own perception
of self-worth. He seems to have a genuine conviction in his own self-righteiousness. Though we can associate other interests with
the leaders of Apple, or Microsoft, or Bloomberg, all corporations, all multi-nationals, we can only associate Donald Trump, with
Donald Trump! Or at least so it seems, and what it seems to many it simply is in some sense. To a large number of people his own
persona is what is important to them. He is selling his own brand, his own name, himself. That is actually quite rare for
politicians these days who are almost always trained to be representatives of someone elses interests. Donald Trump may be a
sensational media phenomenon but he doesnt seem to represent any interest but his own.

Then again we might well ask how different is he from Kim Kardashian or her mother Chris who seems also to be well endowed with the
entreprenerial spirit? Why should we not vote for Kim Kardashian, or her mother should she decide to run? Kardashian may be
popular but she must have issues in order to qualify for a run at the presidency. And must have some history of these issues. If she did have well developed “issues”deeply integrated in an influential organization she too might be a candidate one day under the present political system.
Even a wildly popular public persona needs issues, and Donald Trump happens to have major issues and with a long history. He seems
to have wanted a political position from the beginning,  if you listen carefully to his statements over the past several decades.

Foreign Policy

In Donald Trump’s view foreign policy, for example, has been a failure, because it has not yielded the returns expected of the
initial investment; remember, this is a businessman, and he thinks like a businessman, and the bottom line is always important to a
businessman. We have invested Trillions in the Middle East, yet we have seen little return for our investment. When we account for
all the money spent on Pakistan, Israel, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, and so many others, and the endless wars, and the headaches,
whether in fealty or in contest, we see that these expenditures have been gigantic over the past seventy years. Yet what have we
recieved but more wars, more terrorism, more expenditures? Of what value have these expenditures been to the American people? To be
sure those who support Trump understand this equation. His particular supporters may not understand the p’s and q’s, the x’s and
o’s, but they have an intuitive understanding of the balance sheet concerning the Middle East. They wonder just how have any of
these expenditures benefitted the American people? How have Trump’s supporters benefitted from these long, expensive wars?
Moreover, the expenditures are only becoming greater. The dangers ever worse. You can be sure some part of this equation is in many
ways understood by those who support Trump. This business horse sense, bottom line mentality is what he is projecting on the most
basic human level. If you look hard enough you will see that this is indeed his issue.

True the corporate Media conglomerates will not discuss any of the true costs, or who benefits from these wars, but be certain
there are Americans keeping score. To someone like Trump, and those that understand his way of thinking, the bottom line is of
paramount importance; we will either eat, or starve, be happy or miserable if we’re in the black, and not the red. How have these
wars been profitable to the average person? Always keeping in mind that wars are generally evil and will not make many people
happy. Again Trump is pretty much on his own. He has never been heavily affiliated with anyone. He seems to have little multi-
national interests. To someone like this a more profitable foreign policy means a local surpluss over the possiblity of an overseas
advantage.

Recently he has taken to questioning the value of NATO and how much of their own money are the other NATO powers actually spending
only to come to the conclusion that in reality most expenses are forwarded to the American people. Again, he seems to scream the
question :” how does this profit Americans”? His question is resonating quite well with large numbers of Americans at this point.

Although he often waxes militaristic, promising quick and decisive action, his mentality seems to indicate he is more concerned
with the bottom line than anything else. How is our foreign policy actually benefitting us?

Our foreign policy is one of his chief attack points. And it goes far beyond the middle east wars or military expenditures.

Trade

One of his favorite targets seems to be the Bush Global Economic Expansion, and how it has applied to our trading partners. Donald
Trump will openly ask what profit was there in making China a superpower with American money? He asks just exactly how have we
benefitted from creating a Chinese Superpower with our borrowed money, much of it now owed to them? Frankly there are no good
answers. As anyone who sees the situation will attest to. We have a five hundred billion dollar trading deficit with China each
year. How does such a massive yearly short fall really benefit the American people? In fact we seem to have trading deficits with
most nations around the world, especially our closest allies. How does do these expenditures benefit the American people? Someone
who is independent, and not a recipient of this money spent on these trade deficits will notice such short falls. Moreover the tax
bill associated with these deficits is something everyone notices every week they receive a paycheck, or every quarter year they
pay property taxes. The future liabilities of these wars, both strategic, and financial are obvious to almost anyone who bothers to
look, and important to anyone who actually plans to live and work in the United States. This concern is clear when listening to
Trump.

We have built up the emerging market, but at what cost? Have we really benefitted from any of this? Today China is a super-power,
India may soon follow. But these will have the appetites of Super-powers as well. In the end how much will all this really cost?
And will the cost be less than the profit for any but the few with their hands in the foreign cookie jar? This is a point Trump has
made repeatedly, and a point that cant simply be dismissed. We’ve involved ourselves financially overseas, and greatly so, but what
profit is there to the average American? Trump asks this question with his demeanor..he doesnt even have to speak it. He often says
we need a better deal but what he really means is that the deal we have is not proffiting Americans.

Again this ability to attack these foreign relations comes from the fact that Donald Trump is not affiliated with a corporate
multi-national that directly benefits from these overseas shortfalls. He has depended directly on the wealth of the American public
for sustenance, as do most domestic small businesses, and especially real estate tycoons who must have strong local economies to
succeed. He sees no benefit to foreign trade deficits, or the creation of vast foreign super-powers at the expense of the American
public. He may do business overseas of course, but his interest is here not in Switzerland, or Australia, or in China and this is
obvious. He is no George Soros. Trump’s interest is in the United States, and not in the Global Economy.

Immigration

Immigration is another losing venture in the view of Donald Trump. And this may be the greatest reason for the massive support he
is recieving. The powerful special interests have everything to benefit from wholesale illegal immigration as we have mentioned
before. It creates a quick demand that raises prices for all goods and services, as well as real estate. To be honest Donald Trump
himself would benefit from this surge in demand that unregulated immigration would create, since he is in the real estate business.
But what is clear is that these results tend to be short term. As immigrants assimilate into the system their immediate benefit of
stimulating the economy decreases while the costs associated with assimilating immigrants, of any form of immigration, legal or
illegal, begin to rise after the initial benefit.

Schools, roads, services all require additional expenditures by the government and this will require associated taxation. In
reality the United States has not yet demonstrated that it can efficiently process the existing population much less hope to
assimilate still others efficiently. Yet we see endless streams of new immigrants from all over the world, both documented and
undocumented. Again at first these will tend to increase demand for services, industry and epecially real estate, and businesses
will benefit initially. But as these newcomers remain, and their true costs for assimilation begin to have an impact, we are once
again returned to the underlying inefficiency of the present economy that grows ever worse the larger the population. In effect,
Donald Trump’s point would be that we are not actually gaining anything through immigration but once again losing. Is he being
honest? No one can really say for sure. But when we look at all the other candidates in both parties we dont see anyone even
concerned with the immigration phenomenon except possibly to increase the numbers of immigrants.

Wrong choice of words?

Donald Trump initially introduced illegal immigration in his campaign by assailing the character of those crossing the Mexican
border. But in reality this was nothing more than a ploy. A talking point. The reality is that Trump was apparently concerned with
the general validity of illegal immigration, as he later identified when referring to Muslim terrorists. He asked the basic
question : who are these people who are these people entering the nation? Do we really know their backgrounds and is there a danger
if we dont? This question may not concern the special interests that are directly benefitting from unregulated immigration, but it
certainly concerns most Americans. There have been numerous crimes committed by illegal immigrants. There have also been terrorist
attacks committed by those immigrants whose backgrounds have not been well known. These are valid points that will not be missed by
the American public, and cannot be dismissed in essence.

Its true that Trump’s choice of words was perhaps poor and in many ways unfairly insulting to the millions of people who have come
here to better their lot, but in reality the fundamental questions remain. How exactly do we know who is comming here if their
entry is unregulated? How do we know their backgrounds?

When Trump said that there should be a moratorium on Muslims entering the nation, there was a huge outcry. But his point seems to
have been ignored. He is asking a fundamental question : If we are bombing their homelands, uprooting their lives, causing these
people immense grief in war, how then do we expect these people to like us? How do we expect that these people who do come here
from these lands which we have destroyed, to not harbor ill towards us? To a large degree this animosity is present in many lands
besides the Middle East being that the U.S. “empire” has extended into many nations all over the world in the years since the end
of the last world war.

These questions may be uncomfortable, may be “politically incorrect”, and less than flatteriing, but they are real, and they are
to the point. Our foreign policy has not created many friends. Most people who emigrate to our shores do not come from “freindly”
nations. That is just a fact. Donald Trump is just brazen enough to point that out. This may not be politically correct, but its a
truth, at least to some degree. How can these people be expected to assimilate properly under these circumstances?

More to the point, no matter who the immigrants are, its going to take awhile, and great resources to assimilate them properly,
and we need to be aware of that. In fact if we look to the history of immigration, legal or otherwise we can see that all these
populations were at first mal-adjusted, no matter if they were English, German, French Irish or Italian. Anger, inequality,
poverty, hard labor, and lack of representation have all been headwinds in the adjustment of all immigrant populations of the past.
Yet those immigrants of the past benefitted in reality from a regulated border. The competition was kept to a minimum. Today what
we see is an open border and ever increasing numbers of aliens from all over the world. The question is how will all these people
adjust in this kind of environment? Will they ever adjust? And how much will this adjustment cost in real terms? Will the United
States be able to sustain its own identity, much less its economy? Again these are points that Trump seems to know all too well,
as if by heart. He brings them up incidentally many times, but he seems to be aware of these points in some way. He has probably
dealt with more immigrants directly(albeit as the boss) than all the candidates running against him combined. So he knows the real
situation as it is being applied to actual people and not to just virtual customers, or voters on the computer screen. His
particular kind of business would have demanded this familiarity with immigrants in a city like New York.

American Identity

But Trump symbolizes fundamental political alienation to many potential voters, and that translates to viscerally directed anger at
the two major parties themselves, and it seems to be a personal and deep rooted anger. He has questioned both parties, he has
attacked both personalities behind the parties. He has flung the kind of dirt at the candidates that does not seem to support any
respect for anyone who is affiliated with either party. This is obvious to most observers.

We hear many attack Trump on his views, and his lack of etiquette at the political table, but they almost never ask themselves why
it is that Trump is misbehaving, or in reality why are so many supporting him at this visceral level of reaction. They give us
simple minded political one liners that seasoned politicians would like us to take to heart, but almost never admit just how badly
the two party system has failed. How it has served shallow platitudes while in almost all ways catering in earnest to deep rooted,
powerful special interests.

We often hear that those who support Donald Trump are “angry white Americans” but rarely does anyone really ask the question why
these people should be angry in the first place. We must at some point ask : just why are all these people so angry?

The present global game involves very old tried and true tricks of colonialism as most of us should by now realize. Increase trade
at any cost, as long as someone important has interest on the other side of the trade equation. But of course this requires the
creation of demand locally so that the products made abroad can be bought by those who live at home. Much of it through fiscal
policy expenditures, much of it through credit expansion, but both at the expense of the American native. But even those two
methods begin to fail after awhile. At some point you have to increase the size of the domestic population as well; and this can
only be done through importation of immigrants.

So not only is the economy geared to support foreign trade at the expense of domestic comfort, but is also jimmied to import
domestic demand so as to continue profitable multi-national foreign trade! In this way globalism doesn’t just deal with the well
being of our trading “partners” at the domestic population’s expense, but also ultimately with the identity of the nation itself.

In order to keep the economy growing immigrants are necessary but the only way to assimilate these immigrants quickly and
efficiently is to lower whatever standards there are. This is not new but ancient in practice, and there is no “empire” throughout
history that has not experienced this effect to some degree or other. However, there are limits to this formula. If done carefully
and slowly it can be done without much anger and reaction. But if done too quickly and voluminously it can lead to real mass
disassociation and anome. Moreover, many of these disaffected local populations will come see this practice as only the beginning,
and indeed there is in our time very little talk of ever stemming the immigrant flows or changing the direction of trade flow which
is up to now always negative. Certainly there is little in either the Democratic or Republican parties that would affirm or
acknowledge the idea that these immigrant flows are now jeopardizing the stability and fundamental identity of the nation. But most
Americans do understand this innately. There may no be clear right or wrong in the end, but it is clear that many Americans feel
there is an existential threat not only to the economy but to the identity of the nation as well.

In reality the very existence of the American people as we have come to know them is now in jeopardy. You cannot simply invite
three hundred million people from overseas, as seems to be the intent of the controlling multi-national entities, without at some
point extinguishing whatever native identity there is in the United States itself. At some point in time the native people and
culture will be replaced by a global conglomerate of other nationalities quite possibly with the extinction of any authentic
American cultural ties to the past. Although some “progressive” minded individuals may think this a novel idea, futuristic and
forward looking, in the end its not. Culture and identity take a very long time to form. The nation of the United States is the
newest development in a long European evolution that has taken thousands of years to fruition. It is simple to dismiss it, and
offer to replace the present culture of the United States with a “Global” union, but in reality this can never happen. The effects
of such displacement of culture will be a lack of guidance going forward, and a growing inherent weakness.

And sometimes the only guidance seems to be simple tradition. Just a simple faith in “who we are”, and who we have been, and who
will we be.

Today the idea is that we dont need a native culture. The two parties have decided somewhere in some backroom that globalism is
good enough to replace the native culture of the United States(or any other nation) and have used many a device to pass this off on
the American public as the new “Global American Ideal”, but it is quite obvious that a very large number of Americans are not
buying it, especially those most vehemently supporting Trump; and in reality this is being percieved as nothing but deception by
those supporters. Nothing but lies used to further the ends of multinational interests whose only real concern is making a few
dollars and living in some foreign paradise somewhere. All the while waging profitless wars, while at the same time creating
synthetic domestic demand through unbridled immigration. In the end neither the natives, nor the newcomers seem likely to profit
as a whole. Nor, as we have seen is this something new. Throughout all of history this same process has been used to empower the
few elite at the expense of the many, and has been the source of awful destruction. In fact we are not alone in this degeneration
of native identity. Its now become a world wide phenomenon! And the United States is the chief instrument of this phenomenon of
unbridled globalization. If you were to ask most anyone on Earth which nation is most responsible for the present trends in
globalism, the answer will in the majority of responses be : “the United States”. Those Americans who most fervently support Trump
are those who are most acutely aware of these negative effects of “globalization”.

The simple truth is that a large number of Americans feel betrayed, threatened and cheated. They feel as if their own culture,
their own values, both constitutional and social are well on the way to being wiped out to make room for some international
jamboree, which they never asked for nor will probably accept without rebellion of some kind on some level. This all out
globalization of the world and the United States itself is not what the American people themselves expected their parties to aspire
to. There will be those who will call this racism, and to be dead honest, there is some virulent racism that supports Trump. This
does make it difficult for some people to align themselves with Trump’s campaign. But in reality much of this that seems to be
nothing but abhorrent “racism” is only a people’s will to an identity. People want to know who they are, what their history is, what
meaning the traditions of their parents have in the ever evolving historical world. When they sense that the very identity of their
nation is being undermined, they will react, and in some of the more primitive reactions there will be a racist flavor, which is
again abhorrent and regrettable. But this does not necessarily or by itself condemn the reasoning behind the need for a change in
direction, or condemn the values that a Trump candidacy represents in this particular instance of American history.

Sure a controlled immigration policy would do good, and has done good for the nation in the past-we are all indeed immigrants or
descended from immigrants, in fact all human civilization is the product of immigration, of this there can be no doubt. But as we
have said it takes time for all newcomers to acclimate themselves to the existing culture. In time they contribute to it, and make
it better. But when the flood gates are opened, and there is no accounting of how many people enter the nation, or any care as to
the ultimate consequence upon the nation, both economic, and political, there will then be a real danger of cultural extinction.
There may not be enough of the old civilization to absorb the new, and inherent economic inefficiency may rise to catastrophic
levels. And a reaction somewhere will occur-whether its overt or covert.

The shallow mass media response that technological serendipity, along with “Creative” financing can bind us all and make a global
civilization of us is really not worth even considering here. It is naive and tantamount to plain stupid. More to the point this
forcible globalism we see today is clearly a grotesque deception! Civilization is made of people, and families of people, not of
machines. And it takes a long time to make real people, and a real civilization. People will eventually react through some form of
nationalism if their culture is being continuously assailed as if to extinction. This cultural reaction is not to be branded as
“Racism” automatically however(though it may eventually turn to that if not checked.) Cultures, nations, even states and cities
will often fight hardest when their identity is attacked. This is simply human, and this the strongest motive and representation
behind Trump. Its a reaction, plain and simple.

Fundamentally then, this danger of a loss of American identity is a large part of Trump’s protest candidacy! And yes it does have
many similarities to some highly destructive phenomena of the past, which we need not here mention. It is for very similar reasons
that the world experienced some fearsome wars in the not too distant past. And this should stand as a warning. Trump may well be a
pressure release valve, I do not believe he is himself a racist, though an avid believer perhaps in American Darwinism…still
worse yet may follow if these warnings are not heeded. Certainly a Clinton presidency would probably not evolve without tremendous
turmoil and reactionary instability.

Best we can hope for at this time

Donald Trump is asking very hard questions. They are not politically correct, sometimes very ugly and distasteful to the delicate
liberal ear. But the questions he asks are a direct challenge to the largely corrupt special interests and their cronies in both
parties. They are not comfortable questions. This has resulted in threats by the established Republican party and many of its Neo-
Conservative sponsors to create a new right wing party. Some have suggested the re-emergence of the Whig party. Others a brokered
convention to possibly deny Trump the nomination. But in reality this is only the Will of the Republican party bosses, and not the
Will of the Republican voter. In the end, its nothing but talk. Its quite clear that for the moment at least, the “Elites” have
lost direct control of the Republican party because the Republican voter has largely lost faith in the Republican party elites.
They try of course to sneak Ted Cruz in, who is actually a former George W. Bush staffer, as they tried to sneak Marco Rubio in,
also a budding Neo-Conservative. But both moves have only infuriated the Republican voter.

The Republican party has for three decades made its money by supporting the few at the expense of the many. It has been the chief
architect of the Global expansion and Multi-nationalism. This practice has been fully exposed over the past ten years and most
Republican voters are angry. The expenditures and sacrifices made over the past ten to fifteen years have not benefited most
Americans, Republican or Democrat, but only the few who are well placed at the top of the socio-economic bio-sphere. These have
continued to plot against the domestic American population. The American Will has been severely compromised in favor of a “multi-
national” external interest that has left the spirit of the American people in disarray. Neither party has done much to stop this
trend, and indeed both major parties seem to be sponsored for the most part by those same people who would move the capital of the
United States somewhere outside the nation itself if they could(for the moment New York City is as far as they can get.) In the
end, those who support Trump understand this, they feel it, and they are reacting vigorously.

Donald Trump is an Aberration of the Political System

Its true that Donald Trump is an aberration. Its also true that he is “dangerous”. He is a volatile commodity and can go either way
and we should all be aware of this. But in reality he is most dangerous to a degenerating leadership that has done little to support
the interests of the American people. All the other candidates are heavily sponsored by special interests and this is clear. Most
of them “color” their policies to the right, left, or center, but in reality do not offer anything substantially new. Most of it
seems to be just more talk, more promise, more misinformation, and business as usual. Donald Trump is a real danger to the
establishment. He threatens genuine change, dangerous change, and is in many ways an independent likely to go in a very different
direction than we are used to. He is also a forceful personality who is keen on self importance. He may have the character to say
“no, I just wont do that” when confronted with an option that he is personally opposed to. I dont know that any other candidate has
shown this potential. We may say he is revolting in more than one sense, but maybe the system now in place is just not pretty
enough anymore and needs to be replaced, and sometimes that’s just an ugly thing to do.

Admittedly Trump’s candidacy is a sign of great political degeneration to many, but at this point it is clear to many that the
nation has no dependable political institution worth trusting another four years. Where the nation will go in Trump’s hands is not
known, but for those supporting Trump this uncertainty is still much better than the certainty promised by the rest of the
candidates. A certainty of more wars, more debt, more unregulated immigration, more globalism and the continued degeneration of
the American ideal. The present and ubiquitous policy of Global Colonialism has become an existential threat to the American
identity, and those most sensitive to this threat are gravitating to Donald Trump.

For these reasons Trump is a viable candidate and has a fair chance of becoming the next president of the United States, though
Hillary Clinton still stands in his way, and will be a very powerful adversary who can, if things break her way, overcome any
challenges by Trump. She is still according to most polls the heavy favorite to win the presidency. However, even if she should
win, there is little reason to think that things will go smoothly for her. No matter who wins in November of 2016 the sailing will
probably not be smooth, of this we can be almost certain. Therefore there may in fact be no “safe” candidate to support in any
case, and this in many ways favors the eccentric candidacy of Trump.
P.S. For all we have said of Trump and the possible authenticity of his presidential candidacy we may still feel quite stupid six
months into a Trump presidency. But these are the breaks, these are the choices…rarely do elected officials perform as expected.
Is the Donald a Joker, a Fraud, a Pretender? Well the question really is how much of a Joker, Fraud or Pretender is he, how often,
and how does he compare to the other presidential candidates? At some point or other we are all Frauds, Jokers and Pretenders, the
only question is what are we when we arent, and how often is that? In the final analysis we can never truly know what’s in a human
heart, whether they know right from wrong, or whether they will have the courage to act upon their conscience when the time comes.
All we can do is place a bet on what we intuit to be the outcome, as if we were in one of Trump’s casinos betting at a roulette
table, and then hope for the best.

P.P.S. Although we can say that Trump’s candidacy is independent because he has money. The fact that he has money makes him somewhat more independent than the vast majority of candidates who do not have the money to run a major campaign.

But in the end what this says again is that you cannot run a candidacy based simply on Ideals! You may be the smartest man the world has ever produced and still not have the money to be a candidate. And if you do manage to become a candidate you are still beholden to the big money that made your campaign possible.

Something is wrong with that formula. Democracy by its very nature and birth is based on Ideals. On principles. If principles have no place in our modern democracies, then maybe something is vitally wrong with our democracies as they are today!