“Mr. Trump’s supporters aren’t just bucking a party, they’re bucking everything around, within and connected to it.”An odd thing, in my observation, is that deep down the elite themselves also think the game is rigged. They don’t disagree, and they don’t like what they see—corruption, shallowness and selfishness in the systems all around them. Their odd anguish is that they have no faith the American people can—or will—do anything to turn it around. They see the American voter as distracted, poorly educated, subject to emotional and personality-driven political adventures. They sometimes refer to “Jaywalking,” the old Jay Leno “Tonight Show” staple in which he walked outside the studio and asked the man on the street about history. What caused the American Civil War? Um, Hitler? When did it take place, roughly? Uh, 1958?
Both sides, the elites and the non-elites, sense that things are stuck.”So wrote Peggy Noonan but there’s more to the phenomenon of Donald Trump and the agitation of so many people who may not articulate their reasons but they are angry. Very angry.
Good. It’s right to be angry at the corruption of the government. We know there’s almost nothing we can do about it. We know voting doesn’t work, that it makes the corruption even worse as new worse scoundrels replace the previous lousy corrupt bastards who promised, then not only refused to deliver, they delivered more oppression and corruption.
The Blacks are angry at the police who torture them but they know that their votes for Obama made things worse. The so-called Hispanics know the illegal immigrants give legal Hispanics a bad name. Hispanics are supporting Trump despite the false narrative of the media that Republicans cannot win the Hispanic vote. And of course the beleaguered white voters who have watched incredulous as they were blamed for the worst ills of which they had no idea.
America needs Trump.