Made Americans Great Again
After it's all said & done: Why Trump was ultimately a good thing
Recalling a debate I had roughly a year ago with a democratic socialist, Trump was a big topic of discussion. He (the socialist) made claims that in terms of foreign policy, Obama and Trump were quite similar. He asked me to give him talking points on some good Trump did for America and how it contrasted Obama. The first thing that came to my mind was immigration. Just as I was going to elaborate, it struck me that Obama also had a strict immigration policy. He of course didn’t go as far as recommending a wall on our southern border, but he was responsible for building the “cages” that were in place for illegal immigrants that were caught.
Before I go on, just a little background. I indeed voted for Trump. He was this charismatic, no BS breathe of fresh air that wanted to put American interests first before anything else. Obviously a sentiment most Americans stood behind. As his presidency unfolded I started seeing chinks in his armor. In retrospect he was probably more of the same policy wise, just concealed behind a facade of working class nationalism. He was a complete shill to a certain Middle East “country”, and let us not forget his continued promotion of the vaccine. Would I vote for him again? Probably not. All this considered, he single handedly was responsible for giving the mostly forgotten rural working class a voice again.
Back to the debate, I told the Sanders supporter that his (Trumps) greatest feat was the movement he created. An ethos of pride and nationalism that was sick and tired of the same political puppets dictating and engineering the country to the will of our global masters. Look at the sheer volume of his rallies. Stop the steal. Jan 6th. When was the last time you saw that many Americans coordinate and amass for a cause? So many forgotten and disregarded Americans finally having the courage to take a stand because they felt they had a leader who truly cared about them. It speaks volumes to how famished we were as a country for some resemblance of tradition and pride.
Now I couldn’t go into great detail in the conversation, as he is not coming from the same foundation of information on how the world operates as I am. What I would have told him if we were on the same page and what I’ll tell you is that we really don’t know if Trump was who he claimed to be. Everyone has their theories. Those still clinging to the “Qanon” timeline see him playing both sides of the fence in an attempt to calculate a counter offense. Others think he had too many ties to a certain “minority” for him to ever be considered the real deal. Was he really stabbed in the back by Pence, or was this all part of the plan from the start to demoralize his supporters? Are we actually living through what Yuri Bezmenov called “active measures”? At the end of the day, probably a handful of people truly know.
Controlled opposition is still better than no opposition. Something is always better than nothing. If he was real and capitulated because he was being strong-armed, then he is a coward that’ll always be in JFK’s shadow. If he was an elaborate puppet, at least he made Americans aspire to be great again.
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