A common fallacy that “Progressives” make is that:
Progressives and liberals are good and conservatives and independents are bad.
The logical deduction from this dysfunctional belief is that:
Trump and his supporters – a large percentage of U.S. voters – are bad and Hillary Clinton and her supporters are good.
But not only are Trump and his followers bad, they are absolutely evil. They are racists, bigots, and warmongers.
The problem with this dysfunctional belief, and it’s logical deductions, is that not only does it costs Hillary Clinton votes – by denigrating a large portion of American voters – but it ignores Trump’s good points and his contributions to the political discussion.
Here are some of his good points:
Trump is virtually the only politician who has the courage and the political independence to accurately perceive the illegal immigration problem. Virtually every other politician gives in to La Raza (“The Race” — the Hispanic racial lobbying group) out of fear of losing the next election and being labels “anti-immigrant” and “racist.”
Trump is virtually the only politician who accurately perceives the debt problem and takes a responsible approach to it. The reality is that we are on a cliff of bankruptcy ready to fall off, and few are willing even to notice – except Trump.
One of the criterion for fiscal health of a country is the ratio between its debt and its GDP (“Gross Domestic Product” — which is the value of the total production of goods and services in the country in a year). Greece is considered in poor economic health because their ration is around 1:1 – that is, their debt equals their GDP.
The U.S. is even in worse shape. We have $19 trillion in federal debt, and only $17 trillion in GDP. And, as everyone knows, but doesn’t speak about, our legal financial obligations in the future bring this debt to tens to trillions of dollars more. Basically, we are just passing on this unbearable burden to our children. How’s that for morality?
Trump is one of the few politicians who stand up against the feminist inquisition, the racial inquisition, and the immigrant inquisition. Any statement that these inquisitors feel are against Progressive policies are deemed as heretical, evil, demonic, racist, and destructive. These heretics are then condemned by the inquisitors. The political heretic is demonized and socially condemned. The heretic is politically burned at the stake. Trump is one of the few politicians – and writers – who fight for authentic freedom of speech and freedom of thought.
And he is one of the few public persons who can speak independently of the inquisitors. He is financially independent, which few of us are. The inquisitors can ruin our careers, and they know it.
It is arguable that “Make America Great Again” may not be a positive and constructive policy for international relations. However, Trump is one of the few politicians who accurately perceive that Obama has consistently put American interests secondary and the interests of other nations — especially poorer nations — first.
Thus Mexico, Latin America, China, and India have done great economically under Obama, whereas American workers have seen their jobs gradually being transferred to those countries, and the American working class has suffered. We have seen the industrial capacity of the U.S. being depleted and the debt to foreign countries increased, to the point that the U.S. security compromised. With the decrease in American security, the U.S. has decreased its ability to be “policemen of the world” – that is, to help promote world peace.
In the meantime Obama has almost doubled the national debt, which American workers will have to pay interest on for the rest of their lives.
In conclusion, although a flawed candidate and perhaps unqualified to be President, Trump has some very strong points. Otherwise he wouldn’t have the support of well-meaning and intelligent supporters.
No, they aren’t all lowlifes.