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You Can’t Resist Trump by Closing Your Eyes

by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:

I have serious concerns about a Trump Presidency. I’ve laid these out repeatedly in the past, but to summarize, they center around his authoritarian nature, a disregard for civil liberties, and lastly the fact that many of the people he has surrounded himself with posses an ideology which runs completely counter to the populist message he espouses. As I warned back on November 9th, in the post Americans Roll the Dice With President Donald Trump:

Trump will be a failure unless he brings the right people into his inner circle. This is of the utmost importance. Indeed, I knew for certain Obama was a total fraud the moment he appointed Larry Summers and Timothy Geithner to key positions within his administration. This is the area I think Trump is most vulnerable to making some very big mistakes.

Irrespective of my serious concerns, I desperately want Trump to succeed. America needs him to succeed. I’m confident that Trump will never read a single word of this, but it’s also possible someone with access to him will. If so, please consider my observations. The Republic depends on him unifying the people and helping to foster an environment in which every American has a opportunity for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I’ve been very disappointed with a large number of Trump’s cabinet picks, and I think the people he has surrounded himself with in general will be a hindrance to populist polices that can help the American public. That said, I acknowledge he hasn’t actually done anything yet as President, so I’ll reserve further judgment for now.

Going forward, I will applaud Trump when he takes action I believe to be in the best interests of the people, and I will critique him when he does the opposite. This is what every thinking American should do, but I’m not delusional enough to expect it. I understand the inherent human desire to be tribal, attach yourself to a group and cheerlead your team. Unfortunate as that may be, it’s still very much a part of the world we live in.

Another reality of the world we inhabit at this time is that we’re in the midst of a very powerful populist political wave in then Western world. I fully welcome this reality, as I explained in the recent post, In Defense of Populism:

Populism is not a bug, but is a key feature in any democratic society. It functions as a sort of pressure relief valve for free societies. Indeed, it allows for an adjustment and recalibration of the existing order at the exact point in the cycle when it is needed most. In our current corrupt, unethical and depraved oligarchy, populism is exactly what is needed to restore some balance to society. Irrespective of what you think of Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, both political movements were undoubtably populist in nature. This doesn’t mean that Trump will govern as populist once he is sworn into power, but there’s little doubt that the energy which propelled him to the Presidency was part of a populist wave.

We need more populism in society from all sides, not less. Any resistance to Trump becomes unproductive, unhinged and dangerous without a countervailing message. As I expressed on Twitter earlier today in a series of tweets:

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2 comments to You Can’t Resist Trump by Closing Your Eyes

  • anon

    “You Can’t Resist ~ Trump ~ by Closing Your Eyes”?

    No. You can’t resist the “Jew” World Order by closing your eyes (or your ears, or your mouth ~ as in “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” ~ and meanwhile, evil rules).

  • Ed_B

    “You Can’t Resist Trump by Closing Your Eyes”

    Shhhh… don’t tell these idiots this. They might stop trying this and try something else that is more effective.

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