The Trump Fallacy

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Donald Trump has hit a nerve in this nation, and people are just catching up. Americans are so cynical of the bureaucracy that Washington D.C has become. There is a strong segment of this country that has willing aligned themselves with his political platform. A man who was at one point in time often the pun of reality television, and a person who uses Twitter as his personal microphone to spew rhetoric that fits his own ideology. Yet we should see through his deceit as he is not an honorable man, but he is so out of the norm that people have gravitated to him. We should realize that Trump is a moron, but a moron that people are willing to trust more than the snake politicians that live at Capitol Hill and I don’t know what I find more depressing. His campaign understands that for many average Americans the economy is still the #1 issue in America since 2008 because the truth is that there has been no economic recovery for the middle class, and the working class has been pushed down even further. The only “economic recovery” really occurred for the top 1 percent who reside on Wall Street.

Trump is merely an uneducated citizen. Anyone who has a fundamental understanding of American history understands that immigration has always been a social, and political dilemma as historically there have been numerous times of large influxes into the United States. Unfortunately, the hatred and envy is misplaced. Now I am not saying that in the 21st Century America is not facing glaring issues when it comes to immigration instead what I am saying is that it is clear there is a pattern to this immigration backlash. When the economy is booming the nation can bring enough talent, and labor to fill the needs of the economy. When the party ends, and the economy is either in decline or stagnation it becomes easy to point the finger towards those who are not “American” it’s a cycle that is prevalent in Europe as well, but not to the same degree. The United States has a unique history when it comes to this type of dilemma because it has happened in different points in its history, and I think what sets the U.S apart is that it has occurred with various different groups of people from all over the world.

Immigration is an issue that deserves an entire post by itself. What I am attempting to convey is that it’s merely a convenient scapegoat. If you think hard about it the narrative is so simple that it repels the mind. Immigrants take our jobs. The jobs that we “true citizens” should be competing for. It’s easy to digest, and the masses can easily digest such narratives. The problem is that it’s not addressing the root of the issues, or the fundamental problems structurally that should be addressed. Trump is merely a symptom of a sick declining society. The sad part is that there are no other viable options. Our society likes to promote freedom of choice, but in reality we the voters don’t really have one.

My warning to you the voter is that it’s easy to give in to the easy narrative. The Trump narrative. If Trump wins it’s not because of his merit, but because he isn’t a man who’s affiliated with the political elite of Capitol Hill, and more importantly as rich as he is he’s not a man of Wall Street.

Lot’s of fake choices is no choice at all.