We began our day in a deep depression. Even nature agreed with our mood as the dark gray skies hovered over the land of the free and the brave. What we witnessed last night was a classical switch and bait political extravaganza. Additionally, a scapegoating technique that worked so well for Hitler. From his entry into politics, Donald Trump identified a person(s) and ran a parallel treatment – demean them name call them and keep blaming them for everything that has gone wrong. Do not allow any one to interfere with your message, manage the media with an entertaining personality (a TV personality will do well) and keep this going relentlessly using lines and names that people can easily repeat. After awhile the people who follow you see what you see – an enemy and someone to hate.
When you have achieved the level of hate, you know that no decency or fact can penetrate that emotion. People will believe what every you tell them. The see this focused hate as the culmination of their frustration with leadership and country. The pure unfairness takes over any type of logic. The noise drowns out any type of clear thinking.
The entire election was about Trump and Trumps ideology and ideas. Hate and lack of fear and recriminations, bolstered by wealth, created an impervious candidate. You could not touch him even if you were the President of the US, the FBI or the CIA.
He did not stand up for America as he stood up for himself. But it will be hubris that will eventually have him come down in flames. For all of his promises to the hateful, they can just as easily turn on him when he defaults. The same mob he created will turn on him when he fails to deliver, when he fails to fill the gap that they see so clearly in their lives.
This can only be accelerated when his secrets are revealed. If those secrets in any way demean his supporters, their country or used to undermine the country, the mob will be vicious.
I believe the first 100 days will be spent in establishing his platform so that he can operate as freely as possible:
To that end keep a look out for the follow on steps of every dictator once they attain power;
- Restrictions imposed on freedom of the press
- Elimination of disloyal legislatures and Republican leadership
- Wide spread changing of the miliary leadership
- Elimination of social programs that he never depended on given his wealth
- Ironically, the creation of a ruling class and a working classes
- State run internet, TV and Radio
The only thing that can impede , but not stop his pace will be the checks and balances between the three power based in our government and the States.
Thus when most presidents say they will unite the country they do it. This president will make motions toward unity but I belive he will create an impenetrable platform to gain even more power.