Donald trumps no one

My Dad once told me that anything and everything can be done to an extreme, beyond what is healthy. He was certainly right.

Extremism is, by and large, the biggest threat facing America today. It has managed to percolate every aspect of our society and our world.

Terrorism is a perfect example of what happens if you extremify Islam.

Nazism is a perfect example of what happens if you extremify patriotism.

Communism is a perfect example of what happens if you extremify fairness.

Outrage is a perfect example of what happens if you extremify justice.

Political correctness is a perfect example of what happens if you extremify tactfulness.

Donald Trump is a perfect example of what happens if you extremify Conservatism.

Conservatism is, at its heart, full of good values. Liberalism can be as well. Both are attempting to make the world a better place. But anything done to an extreme can become perverted beyond recognizability, and so has Trump done with the Republican party, and with everything that Conservatism stands for.

While yes, you could argue that he is a Conservative, I think it would be better said that he falls into a party all his own. Trump has preyed on the darkest heart of a simmering populace, and has stoked the fires of racism, anger, frustration, selfishness, intolerance, and other dark feelings that have been building up for many many decades. He has accumulated a fanatically loyal group of followers, who will stop at nothing to see him become the face of America. His rallies seem to hold a simmering, barely withheld, radicalism that sometimes overflows just a little, just enough to see what’s inside the pressure cooker, waiting to explode.

He is by far, the greatest danger that the Republican party, and dare I say, America has ever faced.

While he claims to stand for Republican values and beliefs, I would argue that if Donald Trump becomes the new face of the Republican party, we will be in DESPERATE need of a new party.

As the cartoon says, the question is…will he pop?

I can tell you one thing, if he doesn’t pop, and becomes elected as the nominee, the Republican party will.

And if somehow even the Republican party doesn’t pop, and he becomes President of the United States, I don’t want to imagine what would happen to America.

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One thought on “Donald trumps no one

  1. I would not say that Donald Trump is a conservative. He has held many positions totally opposed to conservatism in the past. This is not to say that people can’t have a change of heart, but I don’t really believe that is the case for Trump. I would say that if anything, he is an opportunist and is more of a populist than a conservative.

    As for stoking ” the fires of racism, anger, frustration, selfishness, intolerance, and other dark feelings”, I certainly don’t associate that with conservatism and I think it is unjust to throw those charges at the vast majority of his supporters. Anger and frustration are quite valid reactions when people have been lied to. And frankly, the political elites of both the major parties have been lying for years.

    I believe Trump is popular with some Republicans simply because the career politicians who have claimed to be conservative have not done as they promised. So what value does the Republican label have? The elites in the party have underestimated the anger of the more conservative Republican base and are now paying the price. Trump is not the reason we need a new Republican party. Trump is a symptom of the underlying problem. And by the way, he’s quite popular with a lot of Democrats as well.

    I’m not a Trump supporter and he certainly won’t get my support during the primaries. In the general election, if my choice is between the Democratic candidate – probably either a former Secretary of State who ought to be indicted or an aging socialist who doesn’t understand economics – and the blow-hard, egotistical, successful businessman, I’ll probably hold my nose and vote for the businessman.

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