Americans Should Un-Stupid Themselves

Posted: November 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The most stupid thing you can do right now is to ignore the several core serious messages of Trump that resonated so much with so many Americans because for one reason or another you hate the messenger.

ThereAreNoSunglasses

Many Americans Should Un-Stupid Themselves – OpEd

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To be upfront, I strongly believe that President Trump is exactly what the USA desperately needs at this time, a disrupter. I say this as someone who worked in the political world for over 20 years, is white, highly educated, old and affluent.  I ask all who have negative views of Trump to open their minds and consider my arguments.

In September 2015 I published an article in which I said: “Trump surely has more current and potential supporters than the media and political establishment can accept. Unlike Trump, they have no imagination. The Donald, to his credit, is really on to something Great. I hope that many more Americans recognize that he is exactly what the nation needs. Stick that middle finger up at all the chronic liars that have sold out the vast majority of Americans.” More than…

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  1. Dr. Bramhall, I clicked the link and read this op-ed in its entirety and here is my comment which I am sure will not get posted.

    “Any national majority has a democratic right of self-determination to use their political system to reject immigration that threatens to change that majority, whether that majority is based on race, religion, culture or language. Political leaders that use humanitarian arguments to ignore majority resistance to immigration face defeat such as Hillary Clinton’s loss.”

    Oh, so this applies now? But what you fail to state is that the Indians were a majority here in America before “illegal European immigration” made that a thing of the past. The Indians attempted to demonstrate their “right of self-determination to use their political system to reject immigration that threatened to change that majority” and look where it led? To a ‘new white majority’ that now has a “democratic right of self-determination to use their political system to reject immigration that threatens to change that majority?”

    And I am certainly not surprised to see Dr. Bramhall’s liking this post because she is sitting up New Zealand that is being governed by those who look like her while the same applies. The Maoris had a democratic right of self-determination to use their political system to reject immigration that threatens to change the majority,” and yet the whites took over their land and the Maoris have no political representation. The same with the Aborigines in Australia. So, it would seem that only whites have a “democratic right of self-determination to use their political system to reject immigration that threatens to change that majority” wherever they land. Double standard, much?

    But don’t mind me, I’m just trying to ‘un-stupid’ myself here!

  2. You make an excellent point, Shelby. Hirschborn gets a bit muddled when he talks about rights – I think what he meant to say was “[from the point of view of Trump supporters], any national majority has the right to use their [majority] to reject an immigration system that threatens to change that majority.” To be strictly accurate, what he really means is the right to use their “majority.” There are no inherent rights under capitalism except for the ruling elite.

    He’s just giving a basic description of what happened on election night – that combined with successful Republican vote rigging and the insanity of the Electoral College, Trump supporters used their numbers to change current immigration policy, the endless war in the Middle East and pro-corporate globalization policies that are significantly hurting US workers.

    I think Hirschborn is wrong about Trump voters being concerned about voting majorities. I think they’re mainly concerned about immigrants competing for jobs and low cost housing. That’s the main concern about the influx of immigrants to New Zealand – much of it coming from the Maori community, as they face the most intense competition for jobs and housing. In fact, our most outspoken critic of foreign immigration is a Maori MP named Winston Peters. As an immigrant to New Zealand, I am on the receiving side of this xenophobia so I know what it feels like.

    I think you and I both know that the only rights any of us get are those that we fight for – often with violence – because we are usually faced with counteracting the violence of the capitalist state. Europeans have a history of incredible violence, especially when it comes to colonization.

    I note that ThereAreNoSunglasses left out this muddled bit in his summary. I liked the summary and the points he made about Trump being a disruptor (I think the corporate elites who run the Democratic Party need to be shaken up a bit), about the failure of the Democrats to acknowledge or represent the working class and the shameful pro-Clinton bias of the mainstream media.

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