posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 01:35 PM
Donald Trump has just won the South Carolina primary and is marching quickly toward the Republican Party nomination for president of the United
States. The question is how and why can a racist zenophobic megalomaniac and supreme demagogue have such broad appeal to the American electorate when
our friends in Canada and Europe know him for exactly what he is?
The reason lies in the present environment that exists in our country. People are afraid they will lose their jobs to immigrants, and are
angry at the political establishment which they blame for wage stagnation, and under employment. People are also in fear of terrorism and disgusted
with President Obama's tepid and ineffective response to the threat of Isis and his refusal to deal with the problem of illegal and potentially
dangerous immigrants from Syria and from areas south of the border pouring into the United States.
The basic tools of the dictator are well known: Fear, intimidation, scapegoating, and grand promises of change and a better future. We
saw Adolph Hitler promise the German people that he would make them proud again after World War One. He gave them someone to blame for their economic
problems, unemployment, and sense of hopelessness by telling them it was the Jews who were responsible for all of their problems, and he promised he
would make Germany great again so the people there could raise their heads and be proud to be Germans.
Similar disgust among Americans today with the status quo and relatively poor economic circumstances have allowed Donald Trump to
promise a solution to all of the nation's problems by simplistically focusing on the immigration issues and the terrorist threat as the source of all
of our difficulties today. And Sir Donald has time and again used insults and intimidation as weapons against reporters and journalists to avoid
answering tough questions when they are posed to him so as to hide his ignorance and lack of any real concrete policy proposals on how to address
America's problems other than by building a wall at the Mexican border and denying entry into our the country to the very Sunni Muslims we need to
help us form a coalition against Isis so necessary to defeat them.
So Sir Donald has his scapegoat and has utilized fear to attract thousands of votes to support his drive to the Presidency.
Americans fear that illegal immigrants will cause them to lose their jobs and we are all afraid that there will soon be attacks by Isis right here on
our home turf. And his ability to intimidate those who oppose him has been well documented. This racist bigot has made the powerful promise to make
America great again and has convinced many folks that he can do it.
President Obama has helped create the atmosphere for a Donald Trump to emerge with his tendency to see America as the reason for
the world's problems rather than a solution to same, and he has been one of the most ineffective presidents in American history, often causing people
to wonder just whose side he is really on. Trump has promised to lead where Obama only leads from behind and therefore Obama has played right into
the hands of a candidate like Trump.
Hopefully the American people will recognize sooner rather than later that Donald Trump is a potential extreme right wing
fascist dictator who will trample our right to freedom of speech and assembly and change the face of our land to the extent that we will no longer be
the nation admired as a beacon of freedom, and the best hope for world peace on the face of the Earth!
edit on 21-2-2016 by kendix1960
because: Corrected some improperly placed words and spelling error.