Mar 5, 2016

Injustice in America: How Donald Trump is Tapping into our Frustration

Injustice - such an ugly word, such an Un-American concept; is that at the core of the Trump appeal?

I have enjoyed watching the media and pundits turn themselves inside out to explain the Trump phenomena.  Most have interesting and valid points, here are some snippets that you might find compelling:

Donald Trump, Conservatives, and the Obama Effect - David Fowler writes:

I think some social conservatives have despaired of “values candidates” actually doing anything in support of their values. They have not lost their concern for the social values that drove them in the past to reluctantly support the Doles, McCains, and Romneys, and the do-nothing-but-make-excuses-for-inaction social conservatives who have been elected to Congress, but they have decided that supporting such conservatives isn’t going to result in those values being reflected in public policy.

So, at this point, I think some social conservatives see no reason to continue supporting candidates who run on those values simply because they espouse those values. They believe history has shown them it won’t matter, so they are voting for someone who talks tough on the other issues they care about. (Read more)

Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected - Peggy Noonan writes:

Because they are protected they feel they can do pretty much anything, impose any reality. They’re insulated from many of the effects of their own decisions. (Read more)

Understanding Trump: Why Peggy Noonan Is Also Blind - Steve Denning writes:

Pursuit of this goal by public corporations has led to the pervasive extraction of short-term value for the protected class—those with assets—at the expense of the unprotected—those with few assets. It is in reality the epitome of institutionalized selfishness—the specific mechanism by which the protected class screws the unprotected class. (Read more)

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Most Americans do not believe in class warfare but we do believe in equality and we do believe in justice; this last few decades we have been shown to be suckers and that is where Trump taps into.  His rhetoric appeals to those who are seeking justice, he promises to stand up, he promises justice.

Founder, John Adams said that our Republic is a government of laws, not of men.  That is foundational to the American Spirit.  The reality is far from the dream.  For the last 16 years, Americans have watched the elite commit crimes for which they go unpunished, it is festering in every area of life.  Black Lives Matters, Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party are all outgrowths of the loss equal application of the law.

Equal Justice
Our bedrock, our foundation, is on equality - on laws that apply to everyone.  We have seen over and over again injustice, consider for a minute:

Voter intimidation by Black Panthers at polling places in 2012 not prosecuted
Planned Parenthood not indicted or punished for selling human parts but videographer indicted
Hillary Clinton - Benghazi, travelgate, emails, ect ect ect ect
Fast and Furious - Gun Walking into Mexico designed to undermine the 2nd amendment
The Treason of complete abdication of border enforcement (read more)
Obamacare - when every effort, every effort to stop it was ignored (Scott Brown, GOP Congress in 2010, 2012, 2014)
Christian Intimidation and Attack from bakers to bathrooms
Benghazi - no FBI investigation on the ground, no indictments, no answers, no justice
Obama's Lawlessness
Bush's NeoCon Wars that have crippled the Middle East and maimed the minds, bodies, and families of thousands of servicemen and civilians
Christian Genocide

This is just a sampling of injustice, add high profile cases where the bad guy gets away with murder and you have a boiling cauldron of frustration, anger, and fear.  The above examples are US centric but western Europe is also seething from unrestrained Muslim refugees and all that goes with it.  Western nations are about to explode.  In the eyes of many, Trump is the non-violent explosion we've been looking for.  A brash brawler who doesn't take sh*t from anybody.