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The election of Donald Trump: A big middle finger to the political establishment

November 2016

Well, I’m really enjoying seeing all the heads of the left-wing progressive voters exploding in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.

It’s also deliciously ironic to see all the protesters out there protesting Trump’s victory, stating he’s “Not my president,” when Trump was heavily criticized for his refusal to say whether he would accept the result if he lost the election.

Here’s my assessment of the American election of 2016:  For many, many people, tonight’s menu will include succulent black bird, along with a big piece of humble pie for desert.

The election of Donald Trump was a big middle finger to the establishment; a big ass-kicking to the globalist elites and the political dynasties, propped up and aided by the biased mainstream media, the pollsters and political pundits, who were so over the top with their anti-Trump rhetoric it was disgusting.

It also proves that lying and cheating doesn’t win in the end.

The establishment severely misjudged the disenchantment of the electorate and the desire for real change.

People are tired of these hypocritical, entitled, virtue-signaling globalist elites and political insiders telling them how they should live their lives from their pedestals, all the while lying, cheating, getting rich and powerful and manipulating the world to their advantage, leaving the “little people” to get shafted in the end.

Today, people don’t want things like unfair trade deals and faraway globalist legislative bodies controlling their economies, with unaccountable figures of authority leading the way.

People are tired of political correctness; of being called racist or Islamophobic for not wanting open borders; for not allowing illegal immigrants or radical Islamists to enter the country unimpeded by immigration regulations.  It’s a complete lie to say that ALL Trump supporters are racist, sexist, Islamophobic and homophobic.  Sure it’s likely some are, but most are NOT.

It’s really ironic that so-called progressives, the virtue signaling “friends” of the LGBT community, object to the idea of keeping radical Islamists out of America when they are the same one that come from countries that routinely kill gays by stoning them or throwing them off buildings.  Most just want what is best for their country.

People are tired of being told they are killing the planet with carbon dioxide, which is not a toxin but the food of life; essential to the existence of life on earth, and told that they have to pay carbon taxes, see their jobs leave the country and the economy destroyed in the name of saving the planet.

People are tired of the self-serving, globalist, two-party, duopoly elitists that have run America into the ground.

Yes, America does deserve to have a woman President someday; just not Hillary Clinton.   Hillary didn’t lose because she’s a woman. She lost because she is disliked by a LOT of people who see her as a cold, entitled, dishonest, morally bankrupt and corrupt elitist who has used her position to for wealth and power and who really doesn’t care about them.  I have heard over and over again from ordinary people, even from women, who have called her so unlikable that it trumped (no pun intended) any positives that could come from electing her as the first female president.

Hillary was repeatedly under FBI investigation and although she was cleared, it was for questionable reasons.  While FBI Director James Comey declined to indict her, he made it very clear that Hillary had violated the law.

Hillary failed to win because democracy won and a corrupt system lost.

Trump may be boorish, obnoxious, misogynistic and speaks his mind regardless of the consequences, but it would appear that many people really didn’t care about that.  One woman I heard on the radio stated that despite all the reasons not to vote for Trump, “I’m glad he beat Hillary.”

Hillary went from having a good chance of being the first female president, to being so reprehensible to many people that electing Trump was the better choice. How sad is that?  Just how bad do you have to be to lose to Trump?  Well, Hillary apparently found a way to set a new standard.

Trump may not have been the best choice for President, and he may still be a complete disaster, but the voters still didn’t care.

Hillary was also extremely classless by not giving her concession speech on election night or even address her supporters.  Some may wonder if she was so arrogant that she didn’t even write a concession speech.

Trump is an isolationist and in some ways that’s a good thing, especially from a military perspective.  People don’t want the military industrial complex, the same one President Eisenhower warned us about in 1961, profiting at their expense anymore.  It’s time to put America first.  It appears more Americans would rather have Trump than establishment politicians like Hillary (and Bush and Obama too) starting wars and destabilizing the Middle East.

I bought into Bush’s reasons for invading Iraq and look where that got us. We’ve seen the rise of ISIS and the Middle East is a war-torn mess.

Sometimes it’s necessary to take military action against a threat to global security (like Hitler), but sometimes it’s best to keep our noses out of places they don’t belong. Bush stated the Iraq war and Obama finished it, but Hillary would have continued Obama’s policies and apparently Americans don’t want that.  Yes, it’s nice to try to install democratic governments is places that haven’t had one before, but sometimes that’s the wrong thing to do.

The media tried to rig the election against Trump by not reporting honestly. They had their own narrative and did their best to influence the outcome of the election.   The Clinton News Network (CNN) for one, made complete fools of themselves with their biased reporting.

The establishment pollsters got this one really wrong, so wrong in fact that I wonder if anyone can trust the polls anymore.  Some polls showed Clinton ahead and some showed Trump in a close race.  Very few showed Trump ahead.  Why were the polls so wrong in the end?

One thing that may have happened was the silent majority spoke when it really counted:  in the voting booth.  It’s very likely Trump supporters got so tired of being falsely painted as racist, sexist, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, uneducated, uneducated white-male rednecks, misogynistic, knuckle-dragging idiots.  Hillary called Trump supporters ” a basket of deplorables,” something that millions of voters obviously found a disgraceful thing to say.

Ironic that the Ku Klux Klan, the ultimate racist organization in America, was as historian Eric Foner observed:  “…a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party……..to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure.”

With this election, I personally really got tired of the putrid, vitriolic hatred from the anti-Trump crown, just as I got tired of it during all the elections Harper battled.  I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.  Critics made Nazi comparisons with Trump, thereby making Trump a Nazi supporter/sympathizer, something that really showed how desperate they were.  As we all know, if you have to resort to Hitler and the Nazis to make your argument, you’ve lost the argument.

Frankly, there were many Trump supporters out there who found it socially unacceptable to openly profess their support for him, including wearing his “Make America Great Again” hats, but when they got into the voting booth, voted their true feelings because they agree with his policies.  It looks like the “deplorables” got the last laugh after all.

A lesson that could be learned from this is not to trust the pollsters too much and not to buy into the fear-mongering.

The Liberal elites and media criticized Trump for being a bully, which even he admitted he can be at times, but their descriptions of Trump frequently got into bullying territory in their own right.  They would attack his hair, his weight, make jokes about the size of his penis.  There were even naked Trump statues in many cities.

Trump was roundly criticized for his insistence that the system was rigged.  While Project Veritas Action did reveal some of the corrupt shenanigans going on behind the scenes during the campaign, the process was definitely rigged and it ended up biting both the Republican and Democratic Parties in the ass.

The Republican Party did everything they could to block Trump from getting the nomination and when he succeeded, did everything they could to hamper him, including refusing to officially endorse him, something that only succeeded in emboldening Trump.

The Democratic Party was caught rigging the nomination process against Bernie Sanders, as revealed by the e-mails released by WikiLeaks.  Since Sanders has a lot of the same views as Trump and was also a political outsider, it’s quite possible he would have defeated Trump in the election.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne appeared on the John Oakley Show on 640 Toronto (www.640toronto.com) shortly after the election to give her analysis of what Trump’s victory meant to her.  All I heard from her talking points her was what SHE thinks the public needs, not what the people really want.  She obviously has learned nothing from this election.

Let’s hope that Canada’s Prime Minister Selfie, Justin Trudeau, was listening, but I doubt it.

About the author

Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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