On November 8, 2016 America choose Republican nominee Donald Trump as their President. Trump’s rise could be because of a lot of aspects. It could be hatred for Hilary Clinton’s email scandal and belief that she may be a criminal, the threat of the extreme leftist agenda proposed by Bernie Sanders, the need to fix Obama’s attempts to make America a more socialist nation and Hilary‘s promise to continue them, the threat of multiculturalism taking over the USA or simply Donald Trump’s personality and his brilliant salesmanship.
Trump’s victory and the scope of it, shows the extreme and obvious bias of the supposedly left leaning American Media. I have seen articles like `Donald Trump’s Bigotry’,` Trump: The Face of American racism’ and many more like these posted by American news giants . The media has attacked Trump without explaining properly to its audience why Trump is being attacked, this is not ethical journalism to say the least. It doesn’t help that Donald Trump has a reality T.V. star’s personality and not a politician’s which makes him resistant to attacks like these. Trump has been in media attention since 1973, so he is obviously experienced enough to handle them in a certain way. In his book the Art of the Deal, Trump says `A journalist may write positively or negatively. But from a business point of view the benefits of being written about have far outweighed the drawbacks. When I talk with reporters, I talk straight. I try not to deceive them or to be defensive, because those are precisely the ways most get themselves in trouble. I play to people’s fantasies. People may not always think big themselves, but they can still get very excited by those who do. That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and greatest and the most spectacular‘. However, the biggest failure obviously has to be the algorithm used by this news organization to determine the presidential polls and the now obvious polling bias. A number of news outlets predicted that there was a 90% chance of Hillary Clinton’s victory. This couldn’t have been more far from the truth. This is also exactly why foreign countries were so surprised at every one of Trump’s victories, because they were continuously referring to this media.
Trump has no shame, politicians are kept in check with shame by the media, but Trump is really more of a celebrity. He isn’t afraid of being labeled a racist, bigot or even a sexist. Therefore he doesn’t feel the need to be politically correct. But Trump’s victory shows that one need not be politically correct to be a good politician. All that matters is whether his political views are conveyed and the message is clear. Trump’s rise is the downfall of politically correct culture which was started and run by mostly white liberals. So, when Trump says Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers and they need to be kept out. What he means to say is 80% of Central American women crossing the Mexico – America border are being raped, 85% of drugs supplied to around 100 million US citizens. 60% of immigrant Hispanic households are using welfare compared to the 32% of white immigrant households and 22% of native households according to the Center of Immigration Studies. Calling him a racist, even if you support pc culture would be running away from a way bigger problem.
America and the west has had a “will they –won’t they” relationship with capitalism for centuries. I believe that one of the main reasons is that capitalism in its core is anti-religious (especially Christianity).
Religions give the notion that a good spiritual life and the pursuit of business and money are sworn enemies. Some Christians would tell you that capitalism doesn’t look after the producers and downgrades the important spiritual ends of life for the sake of small luxuries like hamburgers, celebrity clothing and garish destructing mass media. Religion’s attack on the immorality of money has severely affected the development of capitalism. President Obama promised to give people free health care and free college education because he believed that they were entitled. When people are given something they are entitled, they don’t feel gratitude, they don’t say thank you, and they ask `what else am I entitled to?’. Socialism makes people demand more and Capitalism makes people work more. When Hilary Clinton promised to continue that Socialist trend introduced by Obama, thanks to massive backlash from Bernie Sander’s supporters. Trump went completely against this and awakened a silent population of the US to make America capitalist again.A trump supporter would say capitalism is the very system the west was created on. Without it, we have nothing, we have to preserve our values. And, as we know they are succeeding.
Hypermasculinity has been a real trend in western history. The west has a history of turning to strong masculine authoritarian leaders when they feel like their establishment has failed them but the USA is running on a strong enough system to ever let this happen. Hilary Clinton’s extreme professionalism as a politician couldn’t trump Donald Trump’s masculinity. With him or against him, Trump is definitely telling America to man up and face the facts. Certain people believe Trump has authoritarian leanings because he openly supports authoritarian leaders and likes those leaders because they are authoritarian. Some would say Trump supports Putin because he wants to avoid a war, because Europeans fighting Europeans is the most terrifying idea anyone could ever have. Even if Trump wanted to be any kind of authoritarian leader, he possibly couldn’t do it. The republicans have a majority in both the house and the senate and they will want to keep it. To do that the republicans will need to keep President Trump in check because if there is a war or an economic downfall during Trump’s presidency, the Democrats could very easily get the majority back in the midterm elections and also impeach the President if it comes to it. The Republicans will have to govern well to keep their majority, they can’t just take away millions of health insurances and dismantle 1000’s of immigrant families that is bad for PR to say the least. So, we will see if the Republicans can, we will see how strong the American system really is.