America Deserves Donald Trump

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The Donald in Full Attitude

I used to think that America had achieved the pinnacle of H.L.Mencken’s famous quote about the eventual election of a moron with the disputed election of George W Bush but that was just a rung above the possibility of a President Trump. Donald Trump represents the last desperate hope of an American electorate who have been left out of the political process and have lost respect for our corpocracy ~ so in their powerless dilemma, many have turned to a billionaire huckster who will gleefully voice their fears and concerns while creating a grade D political reality show which sadly has become American politics: Allen L Roland, PhD

 

  “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” – H.L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

Wall street (Corpocracy) has made its decision on where its money will go for the 2016 Presidential Election Primaries and the decision, no surprise, is Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marc Rubio and the rest can scramble for the crumbs.

The Supreme Court Citizens United decision has given corporations a voice and vote in our elections so the corpocracy (Wall Street) essentialldecidethe winner through political donations and associated huge media exposure.

The public (voting electorate) don’t have a chance since the electoral college voting system guarantees the decision will be made in essentially five states ~ regardless of the results of smaller states with Ohio and Florida being the principal states.

Unless we reverse Citizens United, the public is reduced to voices in the wind and as their frustrations mount they support and vote for candidates that are almost directly opposed to what they feel ~ they settle for mediocracy and rule by the corpocracy ~ while gnashing their teeth in the background.

Many, including myself, felt we had reached rock bottom with the election of George W Bush who immediately led us into our illegal war with Iraq and the loss and displacement of millions of Iraqi lives as well as over 6000 American servicemen and countless wounded in action ~ which we are still paying for.

ENTER THE DONALD

Satirist Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, recently satirized the entry of Donald Trump into the 2016 election primaries with his article ~ Bar Officially Cannot Be Lowered

” Logsdon acknowledged that he and his fellow scholars have come under fire in the past for claiming that the bar could not be further lowered, specifically when they issued a paper to that effect after the selection of the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee (Sarah Palin) in 2008.

2008 speech

Then-Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was formally nominated for vice president at the 2008 Republican National Convention

We got that one wrong,” he said. “Clearly, the bar still had a way to go.”

Now that the issue of whether the bar can be further lowered has been settled, Logsdon and his colleagues plan to examine the question of whether there is anything left to scrape at the bottom of the barrel. “Our findings are preliminary, but it appears that the answer is no,” he said.”

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out…without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

But Trump may well survive the satire and abuse and play an important role in the upcoming 2016 Presidential Primaries as Michael Jensen points out in the Standard Democrat;

“Six months ago, by way of example, Donald Trump was not on anyone’s radar screen. Six months ago the polls had Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker ~ with a side of Ted Cruz ~ as the recipe for Republican victory.

And rest assured, six months from now there will be yet another scenario that will surely change from today’s snapshot.

I strongly suspect Trump has little or no chance of receiving the GOP nomination. He’ll spend some of his fortune, that’s for sure.

Trump is today’s oddity and the lightening rod on the campaign trail.

But the Trump momentum is easy to understand.

Trump consistently says what many Americans feel and he says it bluntly – which is refreshing in the world of politics.

Trump says illegal immigration will unravel the fabric of our society. He’s right. .

There is nothing politically correct about Donald Trump.

And right now, I honestly think the American public is sick and tired of political correctness.

What’s really fascinating about the Trump candidacy is that despite massive and unprecedented efforts by the liberal national media to paint him as a clown, Trump keeps rolling on and making an impressive showing in virtually all polls.

That must surely have the liberals scratching their heads for an answer.

As I said, I think Trump is somewhat a flash in the pan; a popular guy in our reality television world.

But there is one major benefit to the Trump campaign.

Because of his success thus far, he is forcing the other GOP candidates to talk about the important issues and perhaps slant their opinions in a different direction.

And here is my ultimate dream.

I would love to see Trump and Hillary on the stage debating one day. He would eat her alive and throw the bones to the dogs.

I can think of no better end to her dismal political life”

See Jensen article   

 But I Digress ~ a dull politically correct 2016 Presidential Primary season has suddenly come to life with the appearance of the Donald and despite his enormous ego and overbearing attitude, Trump may just, along with Bernie Sanders, help bring this election back to the issues the people really care about (and the corpocracy ignores) ~ and set the stage for a truly meaningful 2016 Presidential election.

As the late George Carlin once correctly exclaimed regarding our Congress ~ “It’s a great big club, and you’re not in it ” ~ so get used to it because Corporations are people and the electorate are most definitely not to be trusted with the truth, starting with 9/11 and extending to Drone assassinations and TPP. But when the Truth does make its belated appearance ~ it may come in strange idiotic forms which most certainly could include Mr. Trump.

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H.L Mencken

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30 Responses to "America Deserves Donald Trump"

  1. Michael Farrell  July 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Allen, you should be gratified to know that on Michael Savage today, Trump was talking about how he’d get a better deal and what should be done about Iraq and Savage practically swooned. He then said that Trump was the one we were waiting for, he was “our generation’s Churchill.”

    Well, after that I had to pull into Starbucks and get a cup to control my blood pressure. We can ignore the fact that the reason Churchill succeeded in WWII was because he was too old to be part of any relevant generation in terms of values, beliefs, attitudes and general focus. There are so many generations actively involved in politics that Trump does unite all manner of generational dumbasses. My first calm thought was that Savage must be using some really strong anti-psychotics and was having a bad reaction…or some really good dope. The other was a simple comparison: Churchill is to Trump as T Rex is to Parakeet.

    I will now go open my copy of the Library of America’s HL Mencken and commence to read about a more optimistic time.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 31, 2015 at 12:41 am

      Michael, I hope it was a double shot at Starbucks ~ here’s the perfect Mencken quote to fray your nerves and blood pressure “Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
      ~ H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series

  2. Ted Gorsline  July 30, 2015 at 12:38 am

    His name rhymes with garbage dump so there is alot for the poets to work with.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 30, 2015 at 9:46 am

      There once was a man named Trump
      His hair made him look like a frump
      He was candidate for President
      He wanted to set a precedent
      His moment of fame
      Ended in shame
      For in the end
      The Trump was Dumped

  3. Aftab shah  July 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    America deserves Donald Trupm, but he can only be elected if people vote directly for the candidates.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Aftab shah ~ America deserves Trump is meant facetiously in the Mencken sense of a dumbed down electorate deserves its champion but you are absolutely correct that only through a popular vote (versus electoral college) is that even a possibility..

    • Lasher  July 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      @Aftab shah:
      You are probably right. America, a country that elected the likes of Barack Obama (twice!), probably does deserve another Zionist Jew stooge to further run the country down into the ground and into communism. The majority of us are dunces and fools who have no patriotism for this country and its historical preeminence; all they want is security, no matter who provides it – security meaning everything they need or want provided for them at no cost in either money or labor. We have become a nation that is rotted to the core because of the machinations of the international, Zionist, Jewish, bankers who have done much the same thing to every other society that allowed them to come into it and usurp its government and economy while simultaneously corrupting the traditional values that the people have previously lived by.

  4. Bill  July 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    He hired actors to cheer him when he announced his candidacy. He golfs with Bloomberg, Clinton, Guilianni and other swine. He seems to be playing a role. The really stupid ones are the ones who believe we really have any semblance of a democracy and any chance for our voice to be heard outside of commenting in places like this.

  5. Neil  July 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    “And right now, I honestly think the American public is sick and tired of political correctness.”

    In my view, political correctness = censorship. Many people crying for political correctness use it as a form of censorship to suppress other unique views. It is used as a form of “labeling” another’s views thereby restricting free speech.

  6. Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Sounds like a lot of work, Toby ~ and few of us would agree, which is one of the unique qualities of VT.

  7. Jack Heart  July 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    As a native New Yorker whose sister is one of the most politically influential people on Long Island I can tell you all a few things about Donald Trump and i will but let me just warn you; the man bores me to death as do the automatons who support him. So it will be brief:

    Trump actually ran out of money while building his hysterically ostentatious restaurant at Jones Beach. The tax payers here in NY ended up footing the bill for most of it. The fabled Trump fortune is nothing but an illusion of the main stream media. Real billionaires don’t need to run for the presidency here in America. They manufacture them. Just ask Sheldon Adelson or even the current holder of the office. Does anyone reading this actually believe David Koch would appear let alone star in his own TV reality show? Can you picture the Rockefeller’s having a mail order bride from Russia marry into the family? Would any of the Bushes appear on national TV wearing a toupee seemingly made from discarded corn husks?

    • Jack Heart  July 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      The guy is an actor and I doubt very very much that he has ever been privy to even the information shared here on VT, let alone the underlying motives that move history and the human race. He has been given the job of embarrassing Obama and the democrats which considering the fact that they have done absolutely nothing to stop Mexico’s invasion of America is a pretty dam easy job at that. He will never be the president. He is the son of nobody and he is far to stupid to be anything but just what he is; a long and loud opening salvo, a diversionary tactic. He is nothing but a talking football game. They should give him a regular time slot on Monday night right after old reruns of Lou Dobb’s telling the truth about the Mexican invasion before they shut him up, just like they will shut Trump up when the time comes…

    • Jack Heart  July 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      And one last thing; Trump couldn’t even win a fight with my sister over Piping Clovers. He certainly isn’t going to win any fights for the American people.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Great comment, Jack ~ I’ve always suspected that Trump’s so called Empire was a mirage and built on fluff and someone else’s money. His moment will be brief and will end just as rapidly ~ like a moth to the flame.

  8. Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    David, tell it to my editor 😉

  9. Michael Farrell  July 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I often disagree with Roland, but then the stable of Vets Today columnists generally disagree with each other about most things. However, when you cite Mencken on American customs, values and mores, it’s hard to disagree. I’m impressed with this column; the idea is surfacing other places — Alec Baldwin on Stern this morning, for example — that given the system and the people we may well be facing the inevitable in Trump. Idiocracy is coming soon, to a street corner near you…chainsaw duels and tractor pulls will be dancing their way to a new consensus.

    I’d feel smug about that, except I live here. I’m an American, and this is my country. So, it may be a cosmic waste of time, but I will continue to care, as I suspect most of us at Vets will do. We’re going to talk crap about candidates, and processes and issues and whatever. Some of it will be reasoned, and some of it will be batshit. Some will be reasoned bat shit.

    But Allen’s final quote alone is worth the cost of admission; Mencken said what I think drives most of us with it…“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H.L Mencken

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Michael, For some time I’ve been collecting Mencken’s better quotes on politics and the generally decrepit state of consciousness that most Americans consider normal ~ here’s one of my favorite Mencken quotes;
      On Liars and Truth: “The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” –H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

  10. mary  July 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

    my silly neighbor put TRUMP in orange tape across the back of his truck..lol

  11. Curmudgeon  July 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Congress was not the target of Carlin’s “It’s a big club and you ain’t in it”. He referred to “the owners” of the USA; the judges and politicians were part of the list that the owner’s owned.

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Carlin rightfully lumped them all together ~ there’re all in on the action.

  12. Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Dave E ~ Don’t forget Hillary’s famous ” We came, We saw and he died ” statement on CBS about the death of Gaddafi ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIRYvJQeHM
    That woman is a menace and so is her creepy husband.

  13. Martin Maloney  July 29, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Is Trump a stalking horse for Hillary?

    Will 2016 be a rerun of 1992?

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

      The Donald is his own stalking horse ~ he is beholden to no one accept his outsized ego ~ he loves the limelight and will eventually crash and burn in it, like a moth to the flame.

  14. Cold Wind  July 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Ask Trump about Israel, the Federal reserve, 9-11. the Police State, and again about Israel and Pollard. How is he different from from any other neo-con? From Obama?

  15. jmf  July 29, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Hah, “the electorate”, as in elect-ronic manipulated vote.

    • jmf  July 29, 2015 at 7:03 am

      The Elect-O-Rate is a measure of the marginal propensity to subsume.

  16. Raptor  July 29, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I do believe that he is a foot soldier sent to the front lines as a means of distraction because the PTB may be ahead of the game by a greater distance that one would ever imagine. Despite it all he will fail at the end of the day simply because he is a lightning rod and the, slip and fall, is only a matter of time. They know people have had enough and are fed up and this is the easiest way to eliminate an entire party or at least effectively cripple it.

    The question is who would that leave on the other side? Surely Hillary isn’t standing a snowballs chance in hell. That would surely be far too much for this country to bear. I know most people are clueless, but not that far gone.

    Raptor

    • Allen L Roland, PhD  July 29, 2015 at 7:39 am

      Raptor ~ the current political scene is kabuki theater and all beholden to AIPAC. The only legitimate people’s voice is Bernie Sanders who will shock and awe in Iowa and New Hampshire.

    • Lasher  July 30, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Well, I’m glad you think so, but in this day and time, I don’t doubt anything.

  17. Simpsons Donkey  July 28, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Cold fact — No matter who sits in the White House, the same evil policies will be perpetrated.
    Given that, the Donald is not to be assessed as any just a loon who lives in his own crackpot mirror-world, but as someone who cannot resist these plans. If even a guy like John F Kennedy, who was at bottom a soldier who knew the evil of war, could not prevail against David Atlee Phillips, the Dulles brother et al., and whose resistance got him killed, then what kind of animal could possibly avert America’s causing World War Four? (World War Three was on 3rd September 2013, when NATO general Andrew Stavridis fired Tomahawk missiles at Damascus, and Russia shot them down)?
    My Ameriki friends, familiarise yourself with better presidential election methods as outlined by Philip K. Dick in his masterpiece Flow My Tears, The Policemn Said, where game show host Jason Taverner goes down the rabbit hole, or in The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch where a president is elected by lottery. America can now do no worse.

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