The Trump Doctrine

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It’s all but a done deal that Donald J. Trump, the real estate serial failure guy with all the presidential right stuff of a circus sideshow barker, will be the nominee of the Republican party. There is poetic justice in that.

The Republicans have been sowing the seeds of distrust and anger toward government for decades, certainly since Ronald Reagan campaigned in 1980, telling us that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

They have compounded that by paralyzing government for the past 6 years, including shutting it down altogether. The public anger that has stoked has now come back to bite the Republicans in the person of Donald the Arsonist, spraying gasoline on anything that has the kindling material of “establishment”.

In advance of the Indiana primary, Trump garnered the endorsement of Bobby Knight*, the flamboyant, abusive and fired former basketball coach of the Indiana Hoosiers. That endorsement was a notable pairing with Trump’s foreign policy speech just a day earlier, wherein he offered vague, belligerent claims, supported by incorrect information. For example, Trump promised that once he is president, ISIS will disappear, “very, very quickly.” Said Trump, “We must as a nation be more unpredictable.”

Yet we now know how Trump will defeat ISIS, thanks to his new endorser (so much for being “unpredictable”). Click on the bottom left corner of the video and you will understand the foreign policy methodology of The Trump Doctrine.

  • * Click through to the link in the text above and listen to the crowd after Knight waxed red-white-and-blue over the dropping of atomic bombs on Japan. That should add to your understanding of the people who support Trump. (Note to historian Knight: It happened in 1945, not 1944.)

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Ed. note: There is much in America that needs fixing and we are on a path to continually fail to make things better. It is my goal to make a difference – perhaps to be a catalyst for things to get better. That is the reason for these posts. To accomplish the goal requires reaching many thousands of people and a robust dialogue.

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  1. dominick Reply

    The public anger stoked by a paralyzed Congress keeps our public under the spell of political propaganda brainwashing. Since most have yet to understand how our corrupt private political parties exercise authoritarian rule over them, they still think that voting in elections will somehow transform power to them – instead of one or the other of our private parties. Few realize that just one member of Congress, or any other legislature, who can theoretically represent only the constituents in their district, has this authorized power established by their political party of majority to affect everyone else in the country, their state, or local government.

    Obviously, members of our two political parties have no intension of changing their arrangement of power. It appears that Republicans permit some people in the Democratic Party to exist as their primary punching bags. However, independents or other parties are not allowed to interfere with this arrangement of power. It insures a 99% success rate to have either a Republican or Democrat elected to office. Moreover, when the Democrats possibly take over this election, guess where the corporate money will be distributed. Hillary will surely stand by and wave her finger as she scolds the corporate special interests for their change in new party politician beneficiaries. Talk of reform will probably wait until the next election cycle, except with a few possible loophole-filled laws suggested that have no meaningful consequences.

    Here’s just one example to look forward to from one member of congress: The public anger stoked by a paralyzed Congress keeps our public under the spell of political propaganda brainwashing. Since most have yet to understand how our corrupt private political parties exercise authoritarian rule over them, they still think that voting in elections will somehow transform power to them – instead of one or the other of our private parties. Few realize that just one member of Congress, or any other legislature, who can theoretically represent only the constituents in their district, has this authorized power established by their political party of majority to affect everyone else in the country, their state, or local government.

    Obviously, members of our two political parties have no intension of changing their arrangement of power. It appears that Republicans permit some people in the Democratic Party to exist as their primary punching bags. However, independents or other parties are not allowed to interfere with this arrangement of power. It insures a 99% success rate to have either a Republican or Democrat elected to office. Moreover, when the Democrats possibly take over this election, guess where the corporate money will be distributed. Hillary will surely stand by and wave her finger as she scolds the corporate special interests for their change in new party politician beneficiaries. Talk of reform will probably wait until the next election cycle, except with a few possible loophole-filled laws suggested that have no meaningful consequences.

    Here’s just one example to look forward to from one member of congress: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d114:20:./temp/~bdsorU:@@@D&summ2=m& It prohibits direct solicitations, but allows all the indirect soliciting desired!

  2. Jim Altschuler Reply

    Neither Trump nor Knight are worth wasting words or time on.