May 22nd, 2017

Analyzing the anti-Trump fury


By Letter to the Editor on February 16, 2017.

Donald Trump frequently repeated his policies during the 2016 U.S. election campaign. He reiterated these with his acceptance speech at the Republican convention as well as in the televised debates. Nobody can say they were not aware of his plans. In 31 states (with 306 electoral votes), the majority voted for Trump’s platform, compared to 20 states (with 232 electoral votes) that supported Clinton.

What people think of Donald Trump as a person does not cancel his election victory. And the popular vote plays no role in the election of an American president or a Canadian prime minister; so, we can discard popular vote as a non-argument.

Strangely, the Democrats now rage against the democratic process, yelling: “Not my president!” Of course, the big media form the spearhead of this anti-democratic revolt. One cannot help to wonder: What are the real motives behind this unprecedented reaction toward a democratic election, and what effect will it have on the young generation? Will the highly praised American democracy suffer permanent damage?

The undemocratic Democrats held their fire until the executive order on immigration. Aha!, they gloated – this is totally contrary to the holy cow of human rights! He must be crucified for daring to discriminate on grounds of religion or nationality. In fact, the order only refers to persecuted religious minorities (without naming them) for whom exceptions are made. Countries that cannot supply satisfactory background checks for visas are temporarily blocked. These include only seven out of 49 predominantly Muslim countries.

Many in transit to the U.S. were caught unawares, leading to anxiety, uncertainty, disbelief and anger at airports. These were deemed enough reason for a judge to take the extraordinary step to suspend an executive order of the democratically elected president of the United States. This president must now defend in court his obligation to defend his country against terrorist threats.

When one tunes out the static noise of over-emotional hullabaloo, and looks at the situation rationally, the opposition to the presidential executive order has no leg to stand on. If they can’t stop the message, they will try to eliminate the messenger. With the current Republican majorities in congress, impeachment is unlikely. Other alternatives are too ghastly to contemplate.

Jacob Van Zyl

Lethbridge

6 Responses to “Analyzing the anti-Trump fury”

  1. zulu1 says:

    Under previous presidents, it was easy for the establishment to control the agenda. After all as far back as Eisenhower, he warned of the power of the ” industrial military complex”.Presidents and members of Congress were bought and paid for, and could easily be controlled. Then along comes Trump, an outsider who cannot be bought, and who was not supported by his own Republicans. This presents a huge problem for the establishment , the people with the main stream media in their pocket. They are losing control and will stop at nothing to get it back.
    Daily we read of the intelligence services, the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA refusing to share intelligence with Trump, a man who is purportedly their Commander in Chief. Some would call that treason.
    Meanwhile, the Democratic leadership have done nothing to reduce the level of dissent within this deeply divided nation, while CNN went as far as to suggest ( hoped) that Trump might be assassinated before his official inauguration.
    Who knows what will happen next in this very corrupt system of government. Even the CBC recently mentioned “the deep state” in the US, referring to the shadowy people behind the scene who wield the real power in Washington.

  2. phlushie says:

    zulu, I think you have a very good read on the political situation in the United States but No one will want to believe the extent of the corruption. After all the Democrats ran a suspected felon for President. Neither Political party has aqny respect for the people of the United States.

    • zulu1 says:

      I would agree that both political parties in the US have zero respect or concern for the citizens of the US. With the security services now having the ability to monitor every conversation, text, and email in the US , it is becoming a police state run by and solely for the benefit of that same “deep state”
      If that does not frighten every Canadian, it should.

  3. Fedup Conservative says:

    You guys certainly have it right and it’s no different than what Klein, Stelmach and Redford did to this province. You don’t need to be a genius to realize they were all about helping themselves and their rich friends to our money, and didn’t give a damn about who got hurt in the process. There is no question seniors have been the biggest losers. Don’t forget Stelmach won a majority with only 21% of the vote, Trump with only 27%. The fact is no one wanted either one of them as president and the situation was the same in Alberta. My friends and I, some retired police officers, think he will get assassinated. I think he’s a fool for acting the way he is, he is certainly asking for it. If they can kill presidents the people liked, they can certainly kill one they don’t like. He has declared open season on immigrants, how are you going to stop Americans from declaring open season on him? Beating up on the media and his security people was not a smart thing to do.

  4. biff says:

    it is not often, zulu, that we enter into a thread much in agreement. thank you for your insight on the sad state that the usa is; canada, of course, is little different. meanwhile, as much as he can appear to be an immature and ignorant fool, trump may indeed prove to be an outsider, and this will provide for some interesting and likely even significant moments in history.
    here, it is clear trudeau, like a long line before him, is no outsider. tweedle-dum and tweedle-dee take turns at the mic whenever we switch gov’ts. while we get different sets of social laws – harper perhaps the most regressive, and the elder trudeau arguably the most progressive – each gov’t ensures lots of overspending/ wasted money, favouritism/cronyism, graft/sleaze…. besides backdoor deals, favourable tax exemptions, and rigged contracting, a great way for the in crowd to have their pockets lined is through gov’t borrowing. this process, because it means our pockets are getting picked, is further a way to keep the taxpaying masses poorer, and under thumb.

  5. already extinct says:

    Short minds are the boon of the politician.

    I suggest to put this Trump thing into perspective, Re-read Cameron’s now decades old “On the Take” subtitled “Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years” as a primer, then find a copy ( you don’t have to spend much they’re all over the Thrift stores now) P.C. Newmans “The Secret Mulroney Tapes”.

    Then for all you who have forgotten how corrupt the Clintons were (are) I suggest the most recent of the dozens of revelations penned about the wild beyond belief corruption attributable to them, this one “Crisis of Character” author Gary J. Byrne. This 2016 book of 283 pages gives you an idea how a White House Secret Service Officer, saw the Clintons. G.J. Bryne was about as close to Billy and Hillary as anyone ever got. Check him out!

    After reading this I can guarantee that (most) Trump haters will quickly abandon the war, and give him a chance to prove he isn’t fit to govern. How anyone could love the Clintons in droves and hate the current President of the United States of America so disproportionately is beyond me!


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