TRUMP A RISK TO THE WORLD
The US is the world's leading nation, not least in terms of military
capability. If a self-centered, aggressive person who has poor self-control,
will be the chief of the superpower, many of us will lie sleepless at nights
and at days have a stomach ache because of anxiety and fear.
How in God's name have the American political system hatched out such a total
misfit presidential candidate as Donald Trump? In Europe experiencing probably
many that American politics and especially presidential campaigns is a big
stunt. But it is a dangerous spectacle, which ultimately can have disastrous
consequences, not only for the US but for the world.
Donald Trump is a spoiled, self-centered and selfish upper-fry, which
exclusively looks to his private interests and his own person. He is so
self-absorbed and arrogant, he completely lack the ability to self-criticism
and to accept criticism from other people. Anyone who dares to criticize Trump
has put his last potatoes at the business world there Trump has influence.
Often he himself carry out the execution.
His view of women also reflects the self-satisfied, upper class fry with a
bully mentality and perverse macho
psyche. The woman is a nice toy in his hands. She is for him, nothing else.
Trump pretend to speak in the election campaign for the average American and
that he will make America great and awe again. But it is only his own interests
that matters. So it has been and is in his business and he is a candidate just
because of his own, prestige-related needs and interests.
He feels himself that he is smart, but his political messages are most empty
rhetoric and demagoguery, which shows that he does not have much control of
what it means to be a top politician and president. With his arrogance and
omnipotence before he reflects that he can change America and the world if he
becomes president. Would he, against all odds, to become president, he will
stir up chaos in office and administration. He thinks he should be able to
handle the US the way he managed his
business: authoritarian and degrading for the staff. And with the huge
risk-taking, that others may have to fix when it goes wrong. Then the banks he
defrauded of huge loans got to go in and rescue him and the business, because
it would cost too much if he rippled. As president of the United States, it
will be the taxpayers who will bear the piper when the finances are ruined.
The voters may not know much about his political platform and program of
action. But it seems not to matter to those who support him. He wins the
sympathy and votes of the most reactionary layers in the United States: the
utkickade, unemployed and bankrupt wretch among peasants and workers. They do
not understand much of advanced policies and choose to believe Trump's demagogy
and because they dislike the political establishment in general. Sadly, they do
not realize that Trump is a guy who really despise them, use
them as cannon fodder. For Trump's only winners something to take heed
Hillary Clinton's problem is that she is a very experienced and knowledgeable
politician, belonging to the establishment that the enraged mass of subclass
think are indebted to their problems. Jealousy spurts from the eyes of the
humiliated, unemployed poor people who are interviewed on America's depraved
bars in the country's cities and communities.
America's big problems is that there are an awful lot of unhappy people,
victims of globalization. Gone are the days when the United States by far the
world could ride on their enormous natural and financial resources and highly
developed technology. Trump deceiving them into believing that he can do
something about all this if he becomes president. It is the election campaign's biggest scam!
A GRIM WINTER WAITING
Wednesday morning it snows. The morning light has been difficult to break
through and it is unusually cold for the season. On radio and TV news flows on
Donald Trump's big victory in the presidential election. A shock wave rolls
over the world. An unstable and aggressive person with poor impulse control
become America's next president with an opportunity to press the button that
could trigger a world war. We hold your breath.
How could things go so badly? My many friends in the United States believed -
and assured me - that 90 percent were sure that Hillary Clinton would win the
election. For them, Donald Trump has been and is a deeply embarrassing
embarrassment in American politics, that they are ashamed of. Now they are embarrassed
even more by the fact that in the US there were so many people who want such a
hateful person without political experience as president.
That it went so bad, they mean, is because many citizens who are not doing well
in US wanted a really change. These people had hoped that Obama's talk of
change would mean something in reality and give them a better life. But of this
was nothing and it is the political establishment fault. Therefore, the working
men and women voted in a political outsider, who they believe should pursue
policies in their interest. And that is what Trump promised - and said that he
is the hard-working and neglected the people's candidate. These groups feel
that "the American dream" is not for them but status quo.
Many of these citizens in the polls not wanted to say that they would vote for
Trump, because in the middle class US and its media world it is not opportune.
Therefore, this surprising and shocking election results. Winner of the
elections is the most conservative part of the population and in the Republican
Party. These politicians, who also has the majority in Congress will now
continue the dismantling of the US version of the welfare state. And
"Obama care" at the top of the list.
The amazing thing is that Trump's voters believe in his demagogic slogan to
"take back the country and make it great and powerful again." How
should a yuppie capitalist- who the banks had to rescue - with no political experience of working in
Washington, be able to carry out the election promises? The whole thing is
mostly a propaganda scam and Trump's voters are likely to become even more
disappointed and bitter. Hard times await the US.
The main issues and problems in this election campaign has been immigration,
terrorism and globalization economic implications and effects of the so-called
"blue collar workers," ie, the working class and poor peasantry.
Trump has delivered simple, slogan-rate solutions to these problems, while
Clinton represents the policies Obama brought. Trump has frantically trumpeted
that he is the man of the ordinary people, while Hillary Clinton is one of the
foremost representatives of the political establishment, whose policies have
been a failure for others than middle and upper classes. Clinton stands for
these voters for something they deeply despise and hate and this has been her
in a barrel. Furthermore, this restricted, conservative bunch, will never
accept a woman as president. All this has favored Trump and the media has not
understood what is moving among the grass roots, where its reporters has no
Outside my window the snow increased and wet snow weighing down trees - feels
like a symbol of the spirit right now. I freeze indoors.
WHY DID TRUMP WIN?
The surprise was large when Donald Trump won the presidential election. The
polls had shown that Hillary Clinton would win. Clinton also got two million
more votes than Trump. Clinton got 59.9 percent of the votes and Trump 59.7. If
approximately seventy thousand votes had fallen differently in states like
Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin had Hillary Clinton stood victorious. In
fact Clinton got three million more votes than Trump.
Voter turnout in the US is often low by Swedish standards. Rarely not much more
than 50 percent. In this election it varied between the states from 36.9 to
68.1 with an average of 55.6 by an electorate college of 231 600 000. It is
three percent lower than the last election when Obama won (in Sweden's
participation is often around 85%).
The reason for low turnout is
because many without higher education do not think it make any difference
whether they participate or not. The political establishment run their race as
they want anyway. In addition, you must pre-register to vote, and this will not
be done if you do not intend to vote.
Those who voted this time for Trump
belongs to a category who have a typically very low turnout. But this time
managed Trump and Co to get an unusually large number of these people to vote.
In several of the swing states such as Florida, Michigan and North Carolina,
the voter turnout increased compared to 2012 and it favored Trump.
Trump got many votes
from workers, poor peasants and the unemployed - both men and women. Despite his attitude to women he received 46 percent of
female voters. The strongest support he received from older, white males who
lack higher education. Latinos, who Trump attacked, voted 30 percent for him!
But only eight percent black.
Clinton got fewer votes among young college
educated than Obama did and it may be that many of them supported Sanders and
were disappointed that he was knocked out by Clinton in premiere elections.
They criticized Clinton for unfair practices before Congress in which the
political establishment manipulated out Sanders. After the Convention several
critics said to media that they would not vote for Clinton. They thus stayed at
home and Clinton lost their votes.
important factor is the electoral system in US. We like to think that the
United States is one country, but in fact, it is 50 states that cooperate. The
states have different arrangements for appointing candidates for the
presidential election. Some have primaries, with proportionate
selection, while others are content with so-called caucuses or
nomination meeting to select delegates to the party convention, which elects
the party's presidential candidate. Some delegates are bound to a particular
candidate while other super delegates can vote for whomever they want. The
presidential candidates (and their delegates) that locks up, is in practice
chosen only by a few percent of the electorate.
complicate things even more, you vote in the presidential election is not
directly on a presidential candidate without the electoral college, which more
or less committed to a particular candidate. This complicated system makes it
set for ingenuity in tactics and strategy, which Trump's team proved smarter to
use than Clinton (who was quite confident of victory). It has happened that
electors have changed their opinion, but it is unusual. Depending on the
population of the state, they have a certain number of electors. States with
many delegates will of course be strategically important. In some states,
elections are proportionate and in other winner takes all. The latter resulted
in this election that Trump in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North
Carolina, won with few voices and took all electors! This arrangement meant
that Clinton received more votes than Trump, but Trump won nonetheless with
just a little more than one hundred thousand more votes.
Opinion polls showed that Clinton would win. But we cannot rely on polls
because all respondents do not want to answer. Or does not answer honestly if
they intend to vote for a candidate that is inopportune in mainstream media.
Liberal media in the US depicted Trump as an extremist. The working class, poor
peasants and lumpenproletariat is not likely to
respond to polls, and therefore, the polls was wrong - and Clinton's team was
not clear on this.
How can it
be that the deprived, poor and oppressed people, who should reasonably be
interested in a strong social policy, voted for Trump. Yes, there are several
good reasons, but most likely it is a protest vote. White, elderly men and
women with their economic conditions deteriorating, identify themselves hardly
with Trump and do probably not trust his promises (so stupid, they are not),
but by voting for the aggressive demagogue Trump
they show their dissatisfaction and the rejection of liberal, established
groups are also usually very conservative and therefore very skeptical of the
social state and its authorities. They do not think they will get any
meaningful help from the authorities in any case. They think they will be
better off by free market capitalism. Therefore, they are also negative to the
rules and restrictions that hamper the industry. They supports Trump's
criticism of environmental agreements.
state is associated with the political elite in Washington. This is usually the
politicians who live far away from the lives of the disadvantaged regions in
the "rust belt", central and southern United States. Trump has presented himself as an aggressive opponent to
the political establishment, to which he does not belong - but Clinton embodies.
The vulnerable, disadvantaged and disillusioned wanted a change, which Trump
pretended hi stands for, while Clinton's
trademark was the same or more of the Obama policy.
Republicans have long worked intensely on turning opinion in the conservative
direction by the Tea Party movement and other campaigns. Many also testify that
public opinion in the US during the last 10-15 years swung sharply to the right
and this have favored Trump and Republicans in this election.
Many of Trump's voters are among those who have been very skeptical - if not
hostile - to Obama and his policies. If there would also be a female president
with Obama Politics was just too much for them. This must be stopped!
Trump has long been a media celebrity and want to be seen as a tough guy and
super capitalist with great success in business. This skills he promises to use
and run the administration as an effective capitalist enterprise in his own management. And this will lead to a stripped down
and more efficient administration, mainly engaged in the defense of the
country. And leave the national conditions to the market
forces. This is what political scientists call the night-watchman state.
A state with far less international commitments in NATO and military bases
around in the world. The tax money will be used at home in US. Voters like
Trump's promises of major initiatives of developing the infrastructure, which
can provide jobs for workers and middle class now deprived areas.
In the US there is a great reluctance to pay taxes and this is especially true
of the people who have no confidence in the political establishment, the state
and its agencies. Trump's promises of tax cuts was sweet music in these
Trump wants to scrap or modify trade agreements with Asia and China (PPT) and
North and South America (NAFTA), (and never sign the proposed agreement with
the EU (TTIP), which he believes are going to undermine the US economy through
unfair competition. This in turn creates unemployment, so that we can see in the
rust belt and coal mines. Trump's language and
aggressive stance is popular among the disappointed and bitter, which says that
it is Washington's fault that they have lost jobs and have it bad. The
political elite have not seen the broad public interests. They are more
interested in US to be big on the world market.
Many small business owners are very negative about Obama's health insurance
reform, which has given them increased social security payments and expenses.
They believed in the promise of Trump to eliminate "Obama care".
Immigration and in particular illegal, primarily from Latin America is for many
a very hot topic - not to say anathema. Trump has said he wants to change
radically in this, build a (symbolic?) wall against Mexico and expel more than eleven
million illegal immigrants. That as many as 30 percent of Latinos voted for
Trump is probably related to that the legal, established Latinos experiencing
an illegitimate competition from undocumented and would like Trump to throws
them out of the country.
Middle- and working-class American is often upset over another unfairly
competitive relationship, then certain groups such as Blacks who have lost
admissions to colleges and universities, still coming in
on special terms. Trump has promised to change these
shortcuts. In the States, and especially smaller communities and rural
areas where Trump won many votes, he did it partly because he strongly
criticized the lifestyle of the upper and middle class Americans live in
America's big cities on the east and west coasts. This people, they see as
money distended, flashy, career-oriented with a blasphemous lifestyle far from
their own idea about a dissent life. Even
less they like the immoral life of the homosexuals are considered live and
LGBTQ movement's propaganda. Feminism is not a good thing for Trump's voters
and that is one reason why so many white working and middle class women voted for
Trump. They argue that their sisters are misled by the left-liberal
"suffragettes". The deployable did not like to get a woman president
with more of Obama politics.
Trump's voters see a great danger that Islamists and terrorists raging in the
world and to some extent in the United States. They agree with Trump on bundle
the pack, and kill them. And then not let a single bastard over the bridge.
Trump's harsh criticism of the liberal media, they also completely agree to.
Modern media has gone from trying to be reasonably neutral reporting to be
opinion-forming and set the agenda for reporting and public discussion. They
feel that what is being reflected ach discussed in the mainstream media is only
to a small extent is about them, their lives, opinions and problems. And if
they are noticed, they are sometimes called "white trash" or
"rednecks" trash and peasant lips with low social status. Nor, they
participate in the same way in the so-called social media as the urban middle
class is doing and they have considerably more difficult to get their voice
heard. That they would be particularly influenced by demagoguery, hate
propaganda and lies in social media, I do not think.
In retrospect, we can see that Trump's voters could have good reason to vote
for him. But probably it was first and foremost a protest voting on a bully
candidate with a vulgarity and aggressiveness approach to the establishment which they like very much.
It then played no role if Trump will win och not. The mark was enough and it
seems that Trump and Co. even themselves were surprised by the win. But they
had managed to get the disgruntled masses to the polls. Therefore Trump
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN TRUMP AND HITLER
There are striking similarities between how the social background looked like
when Hitler and the Nazis came to power. Germany had lost the First World War
and the consequences were felt by the German people. For the middle class and
the working class changed a growing wealth through the industrial revolution to
economic recessing and radically deteriorating living conditions. Renunciation,
discontent and poverty created great dissatisfaction and bitterness in large
groups of people. Hitler and the Nazis were good at exploiting this discontent
and targeted diatribe against the corrupt political elite. There was also a
strong desire for revenge among the people for the treachery Germany has been
subjected to at the end of the war. Hitler played brilliantly on these lawsuits
and denounced what he saw as not German culture and attitudes.
After the crisis in the US and world economy around 2008 and capital flight to
the nations where production costs are lowest, this has taken a toll on the
middle class and working class in the countries and areas in the US where the
industry earlier was big and strong and gave many jobs. Relatively lower
incomes, unemployment and loss of housing in the so-called rust belt in the
northeastern and central United States have created great discontent among
workers and the middle class. They target mainly his criticism of the political
establishment in Washington. In the South there is irritation that illegal
Latinos are taking jobs away from Americans. Trump took advantage of this
dissatisfaction and promised to create lots of new jobs, as well as Hitler did
in the late 30's. The US has lost the war it has been involved in for a number
of decades, from Vietnam to Libya and Syria. Even in the United States are
among those who appreciate the courage, greatness, strength and tough methods,
a desire and longing for revenge. Which Trump effectively been able to play on
and attack Washington.
Hitler learned early to use media and new technologies such as radio and film
for as often as possible to get his message to the masses. By Hitler's
startling statements, emotion and aggression he patronized
his audience and received constant media attention. Hitler developed an
overbearing style at his performances well organized to gain audience's
emotions. Hitler was the savior! And this was precisely what indignation, And
this was precisely what indignated and careworn spinsters wanted to hear. The Nazi propaganda machine
was comprehensive and effective and Hitler dramaturgy went home with those who
believed that a strong leader would take Germany out of the crisis. Hitler
promised to make Germany great and strong again. Those who were not with Hitler
and the Nazis were against them and should be fought by all means.
Trump has been at least as effective to use today's media technology for by his
aggressiveness and hard attacks on the political establishment, arouse much
attention. Through his unorthodox statements and attacks on political opponents,
he has every day topped the news. Trump got more attention than Clinton and his
former rivals among Republicans. His demagoguery was an effective way to get his
message of those who caught more than the toughness of thoughtfulness and
critical examination. Clinton had right about the "deplorable," but
cannot be said. Trump however, was able to outright lies to portray himself as
the savior that will make America great, proud and strong again. Those who do
not support Trump is against him and should be fought down and hung out as bad
Hitler used effectively a scapegoat to blame for Germany's defeat in the war
and the economic crisis. The Jews became the perfect scapegoat, because they
already through history was unpopular and was identified as a group that was
deviant and its own fraction in the community with unjustly much power and
Trump uses the same technology and point out a scapegoat, as he attacks the
people of Latin America who sneaked into the country and take jobs from honest
Americans. These illegal latinos are criminals freeloaders on the American body
and should be thrown out. A wall should be built between the US and Mexico to
effectively stop these evaders. Since there is a threat from Islamic jihadists
and terrorists, this is of course also an excellent scapegoat to blame. Here,
Trump returned to show decisiveness by declaring that when he becomes
president, he will ensure that not a single Muslim should be allowed to enter
the country. Trump like Hitler is against free trade, which he says is one
reason that it is economically bad for parts of the US, as well as it once did
for Germany. Is it not it striking how great similarities are when Hitler and
the Nazis came to power and when America's great demagogue Trump became the
president of the deplorable today?
I saw the
whole inauguration of Trump on CNN. Can think it's much of a
also impressive with all the people coming to the Capitol. And
all these politically tough opponents, which brought bitter battles, how they
can behave as politely at each other. Obama is really a very nice
bad for him that his presidency began with the economic crisis that he was so
busy trying to steer the ship in to port, he did not manage to take advantage
of the favorable political situation for the Democrats and push through the
reforms that he has gone to the polls on and he really wanted to do. After
the first few years, unfortunately the Republican got majority and sabotaged
everything for Obama. He had to resort to the presidential decree, which now Trump
can easily unravel.
was somewhat strange to see and hear Trump's demagogy (which he is good at!)
And castigate the political establishment in Washington and at the same time e.g.
see Paul Ryan (Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives) and others
that really belongs to the establishment, stand there and smile. But perhaps
they smiled ironically and thought: Just talk Trump! Obviously,
when you listen to Trump's speech, he suffers from hybridized and megalomania.
parody that this super capitalist who says he is the man of the people, and now
shall get power back from Washington to The People. How
can they believe such tricksters as such is known to handle his employees in an
authoritarian and shameful ways. But
mainly the "deplorable" voted Trump
as a protest against the political establishment, which they distrust, and
sometimes even hate.
We understand of
course also, when Trump gives his airy promises about how many jobs he will
create via an isolationist politic, unless all the talk of Trump only is
demagogy and fake, that Trump does not have much knowledge of macroeconomics. Gets
really interesting to see how he will cope with the presidency. It's probably harder
than he disguised himself!
day after the inauguration, it is very large, perhaps greater than ever,
demonstrations in all major cities in the US and in Europe and Australia. Millions
are out and show that they do not accept President Trump and the reactionary
politics (that's right, Reactionary is the right word!) he stands for. He wants
to roll back a series of social reforms that the Democrats for decades
demonstrators also says, rightly, that Trump is not a legitimate president. Hillary
Clinton got three million more votes, and together with those who voted for the
Greens and the Liberals, it is about ten millions predominance of non-Trump. But
it is these "deplorable" that the Sweden Democrats, as well as all of
the extreme right in Europe call the people; "the people have
spoken", etc ... And what about the rest of the people? This is just simple demagoguery. One
thing is certain, the election demonstrates a highly fragmented United States
of America - an Ununited States of America.