Here are a couple of recent examples where Donald Trump would have fallen short for me if I had originally had any expectations of him.
But I never did like him, because of certain things I remember him saying, like this:
Also, not too long ago he promised to push ahead with 5G and 6G, which I think is a problem:
And I learned (from Alan Watt) that Trump had promised to make things easier for Big Pharma when he was running his campaign:
Myself, I have been through the political savior thing, having been disappointed by past political heroes–most recently Ron Paul–who let things slide at the end of his presidential campaign.
So I really found it disturbing for the last 4 years how so many people have latched on to Trump as a political savior–because I never saw him that way. What has become more and more obvious if it wasn’t at the beginning is that he is there to create a very divided society.
This isn’t new. This trick was pulled long before I understood it–dividing society between this artificial left and right divisions. One of the things I learned from libertarian writers like Murray Rothbard early on was that the right-wing had been co-opted a long time ago by Neo-conservatives. Ronald Reagan’s cabinet contained prominent ex-Trotskyists. And of course they wanted to go to war with Russian-supporting communists all over the world. William F. Buckley Jr.–who tried to control the conservative movement–famously declared that America had to be a totalitarian bureaucracy for the duration of the Cold War.
Reagan was never who he was portrayed to be. Charlotte Iserbyt talks about this subject–in the context of the education system–on a recent episode of the Opperman Report. http://www.oppermanreport.com/. This illustrates one of these ideological issues that becomes very difficult for people. The major parties both ended up supporting “privatization” and “public private partnership” but this lady always opposed the removal of the local school boards from local democratic accountability. She obviously feels that the Reagan administration was introducing more of a centralized, communist system–with its education treaty with the Soviet Union. How to reconcile these things when we are being fooled by artificial ideologies all the time?
Back to Trump:
When Trump supports policy A, the Trump-haters associate everyone who believes A with Trump.
So much for having any kind of rational discussion. The conversation ends at that.
Successful psychological warfare.
When I am trying to discuss COVID-19, I am associated with the “right-wing” or with Trump–even though Trump has been in charge of the COVID-19 policies in America–just like the “liberal” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada or like the “conservative” Premier of Ontario.
The point is that you cannot rely on politicians. You can pressure them, sure, yes, you should do that. You should make them listen to you.
But it’s a mistake to worship these people (“conservative” or not) and look to them as saviors. They will let you down. They’ll pull you into another war–for example–or they’ll mass-vaccinate you–or they’ll shut down your economy–they already did.
I know that many readers aren’t going to like to hear this.
Don’t depend on political saviors.
Everything depends on YOU. Only YOU and other people like you–of all political flavors if possible–as many as possible–right away.
You have to make sure that these measures are stopped, that these pharmaceutical companies and billionaire oligarchs are stopped–that constitutional rights and freedoms are preserved.