President Barack Obama at a White House press conference this week said that Donald Trump is “unfit to serve as president” and “woefully unprepared to do this job.” I wholeheartedly disagree with the President Obama. Trump is the perfect presidential candidate.
Now, I know I’ve lost my liberal readership, but don’t quit on me mules. Maybe I can appease your precious leftist feelings a little later on in the read, and conservatives, thank you for choosing to read on, at least until I offend you also.
Donald Trump is a walking contradiction, spewing conservative idealism while using impetuous rhetoric (And poof, there goes my conservative readership. I’ll still finish the piece for good measure though). Can we at least agree on this though? Objectively speaking, Donald Trump does venture off the reservation every so often. It’s one thing to not be a slave to political correctness, but it’s another to completely disregard modern social cues. As a result of this contradiction the slogan Make America Great Again is misunderstood. Its supporters claim that the slogan, like when Reagan used it in 1980, refers to a return to a time period of economic security, and I’m still trying to figure out who has experienced economic security in America apart from the rich. It would seem to me, at least from first glance, that the rich get richer while the wage gap gets bigger, and very few people actually experience economic security. Of course, when we get down to the Brass Tax of pointing the blaming finger at the system there are still four fingers pointing at us.
Critics on the other hand snap back at the haughty slogan with claims that America has never been great, as it has stolen its riches off the backs of enslaved Africans and the graves of dead Native Americans. Those critics indeed make a fair point, and we all are aware of that history even if some choose to ignore it, but Make America Great Again goes much deeper than genocide and chattel slavery.
It’s a slogan that glorifies a time in America where prudence was king and Christianity, though splintered, was the pretty much the only religious girl in town.
That last part, the religious part is pretty important. Don’t ignore it. See, it’s difficult to “tolerate” people who don’t have the same moral base as you, that base being Jesus Christ if you’re American. Side note: Why else would slave owners indoctrinate their chattel slaves with Christianity, because they wanted to spread God’s love, or because they wanted to control them? Back when America was great there was no religious diversity. Well, there was, but instead of the argument being Muhammad versus Jesus, it was Catholicism versus Baptist versus Protestant, all Judeo-Christian religions. The Founding Fathers couldn’t account for the religious diversity that would befall America, not when American cities were basically all-white and all-Christian when the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791. Maybe the Founding Fathers should have written “Government shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, except for those religions that fall outside the sphere of Judeo-Christianity.”
The other and most important part of the Make America Great Again slogan champions a return to conservative prudence. That’s laughable, especially coming from Trump. News flash, don’t expect women stop wearing yoga pants, turning back the clock to a time where they were forced to adorn dresses below their ankles. Sure, that’s an extreme example, but we aren’t returning to any level of prudence that was previously lived, most likely not without people being forced, and definitely not under Donald Trump. The days of American prudence, no matter how great they were if they ever were great at all to begin with, are long gone.
Donald Trump is the perfect presidential candidate to usher in a new era of making America great again. He is America’s spirit animal, openly embracing audaciousness and an adamant irreverence for any decency, not including the wearing of yoga pants of course. The more I look at Donald Trump the more I don’t get why we all aren’t unanimously supporting him. Are we being honest with ourselves about who we are and what we want?
We take to social media and to the comment section under articles to spew poisonous subjectivity, and engage in nonsensical quarreling with no regard to each other or the subject matter.#WeSoundALOTlikeTrump
We embrace pop-culture that degrades women, undervalues humanity, and glorifies shallowness. Why not embrace Trump also? #WeSoundALOTlikeTrump
We place money, profit and materialism over tenderness and humanity. #WeSoundALOTlikeTrump
Need I say more? Of course this isn’t everybody, but I’m not here to talk about specific groups of people, rather I am focusing on the growing majority. Truthfully, most of us Americans and maybe even most of the first-world engage in one of the aforementioned three characteristics of Donald Trump. We are exactly who he is campaigning for, failing to realize we are in the second act of a Shakespearean tragedy that will be titled “Make America Great Again.”
This article was not funded by Hillary Clinton, nor is it an endorsement for her.