Plenty of words have been written about the election of Donald Trump, but I would offer a few more.
The liberal reaction has been, in my view, absolutely ludicrous. Some have asked “what do I tell my children?” Others have vowed to “fight even harder” or not to “let them win,” whoever them are. There are reports (though many completely contrived) of Trump supporters harassing people of color and immigrants, but what is lost to these liberals are the many abuses heaped on Trump supporters over the course of the election season, and after. It’s as if those people don’t matter. And thus I have reached my point – the only people who matter to liberals are those who accept their worldview or are willing to be subjected to it.
These liberals are pretending to have transcended politics entirely. This is no longer “about republicans and democrats,” but about what it means to have elected such a wicked man, regardless of party. Sure. Of course that it your position. The whole of America ought to lift you up on to the pedestal from which you were recently thrown off. It is absolute poppycock, to be sure. They have referred to Trump as vulgar, racist, misogynist, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic, etc., but called their own candidate merely “flawed.” HA! Flawed!? Hillary Clinton is a truly corrupt and despicable person. She has been investigated for fraud (Whitewater and Cattle Futures), mishandling Top Secret information (email scandals), selling her position as Secretary of State (Clinton Foundation), and has paid fines for breaking elections laws. She spent 35 years degrading and ruining the lives of women who dared to accuse her equally despicable husband of harassment, assault, and/or rape. She’s also, if you’ll dare to remember, called certain blacks “super predators.” She was against gay marriage until just a few years ago when it became politically advantageous for her to change her views. She was for the Iraq war until she was against it. She supported the overthrow of Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. She essentially did nothing in the whole of the Syrian crisis. She supported a deal with Iran that almost certainly guarantees the largest supporter of terrorism in the world – a nuclear weapon. She rails against corporate influence in politics, but has taken literally tens of millions from them in just a few years. She even gave a speech where she told a group of financiers that you have to have both a “private position, and a public position.” In other words, say whatever it takes to get the power. Then do as you please. She is a wretch of a person, not merely “flawed.”
So, when liberals, preceding the election, acted as though she was immensely qualified and capable of being President of the United States, they directly or tacitly supported corruption, abuse of power, criminality, and the very real destruction of the lives of dozens of women. My dear liberal friends, you have no moral authority whatsoever to condemn anyone who voted for Trump.
On the matter of the supposed up-tick in acts of discrimination or violence against minorities – if they are actually happening (as reports have found some to be fraud) – I want to offer a few thoughts. First, Trump garnered about the same percentage of Hispanic votes as Romney and McCain. But Trump received nearly 10 percent of the black vote. Small as that sounds, it is nearly double what any Republican has gotten in a good long while. Why? Because minorities have been discriminated against by Democrats for 40 years, but in a very subtle way. George W. Bush called it the “soft tyranny of lowered expectations.” The liberal view of minorities is inherently racist, while the republican view is inherently egalitarian. Liberals have said, without saying aloud, that these poor blacks can do nothing without us. They need us to tell run their lives for them because they are incapable of doing it on their own.
And minorities were promised, in exchange for their allegiance, better schools, more jobs, equality, and the like. But unemployment rates and graduation rates among these groups is more than double whites or Asians. And minorities largely complied – black voters turnout for democrats on an order north of 95%. Hispanics between 75%-80%. Despite all of the liberal promises, not much has changed – and certainly little for the better. So they decided to give this new guy, Trump, a chance. It can’t be any worse, right? And in the case where a few extra percent of white voters turn out for Trump, they are quickly labeled racists and other derogatory names.
Donald Trump has been in the public arena for 30 plus years. Before this election, how many reports or allegations of racism did you hear about him? Instead, he received awards from the NAACP for his friendliness to the black community. The assertions of discrimination in housing complexes may be true, but most people are smart enough to ask “but was Trump in charge of that? Or was it a bad manager?”
Additionally, when you constantly make white people feel guilty for even having been born – that they are “privileged” in every way that no other group is – you alienate them. When you tell whites that their success was because of privilege rather than because they worked hard, or got an education, or avoided breaking the law. (Let’s also ignore that there is plenty of poverty and incarceration amongst whites.) This is an unequivocally a racist belief. Irony of ironies.
The point in all of this, if I haven’t been clear, is that liberals are blind to the truth. They are quick to cast blame on any source, but themselves. They name call and shame others, then when the others turn on them, they shout even louder expecting that to fix all.
Solutions: you get the government you deserve. If you want better choices, pick better people. Break free of the two-party system and vote your conscience. You cannot put up terrible choices and then get bitter over the fact that your bad choice lost to another bad choice. I have now voted for a third party candidate in three presidential elections. I encourage you to do the same – unless you’re happy with the likes of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as choices.