Donald Trump: From a Public Joke to a Political Celebrity and a Serious Threat to the Future of the United States.
Note: This post is intended to impact the presumptive outcome of the forthcoming Republican National Convention scheduled on July 18–21 in Cleveland, Ohio.
This is the first time I am writing about Donald Trump. Until this point of the presidential race, I have refused to write about Trump as I felt it was a waste of time. I didn’t want to further feed his egocentric image by investing time discussing his ridiculous policies or his hateful speech.
In fact, I wrote this post not to talk about Trump. I wrote the post to comment and discuss about the responsible actors that made him a political celebrity and a serious threat to the future of the United States.
The political establishment has demonstrated a lack of dedication towards the needs and interests of the people.
Politicians, who become part of this exclusive establishment, often employ opportunistic tactics filled up with empty promises in order to persuade the people to vote for them. However, as soon as these politicians have their aimed seat in public office, their empty promises slowly vanish into nothingness and people are left with a sense hopelessness and deception about the political system.
As a result, many people do not have any type of credibility or respect towards the status quo established government as politicians continue disappointing the population over and over again.
Most people feel enslaved to survive a capitalist economy that only benefits a small percentage of the population and opportunities for a better future seem for the majority as unreachable dreams.
People feel tired from the current system and are thirsty for change.
Trump markets himself as the anti-establishment symbol that republicans were striving for and unfortunately, for his supporters he represents change. He is perceived as an “outsider” of the establishment and as an “honest” individual who is running for president for the exclusive purpose of “making America great again.” As much as I hate to admit it, the strength of the statement within Trump supporters embodies anger and frustration resulting from a corrupted government that has dissatisfied its people for so many years.
Then, this is not about Trump. This is about the people who support Trump; the people who do not trust the establishment and strive for change.
Notwithstanding the spread of corruption within the political establishment, its members along with the assistance of mainstream media constantly instigate unnecessary fear to the masses in order to justify their irresponsible actions. History has taught us that politicians are known to use fear as a tool of manipulation and distraction from reality.
People become the perfect targets for manipulation when sentiments of fear and frustration bloom. These sentiments combined with the anger resulting from a system that only works for a few, brings up within the people the need for a radical change. However, the truth is that Trump’s perspective of radical change transcends any type of logical connotation to reality and instead it diffuses xenophobia and hate.
Mainstream media played an imperative role for the rise of Trump’s popularity. These sources have misstated the facts and released uninformed controversial melodramas instead of relevant news. It prioritized ratings over the well-being of the United States and incentivized Trump to express radical and outrageous statements in exchange of media coverage.
Trump became the lead character of this staged political system and now the entire country is at risk of having Trump as the next president of the United States.
Therefore, if Trump becomes the next president of the United States, please blame the root causes of the problem: the corrupted political establishment that uses mainstream media as a tool to catechize the population into a fictional reality based on fear and hate.