Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Why I Bash Trump More Than Clinton

I haven’t been writing anything recently, and I didn’t really plan to write today, but I have some things on my mind, and I feel the need to get them off my chest. 
I’ve written a lot of criticism of Donald Trump, and yet I’ve barely breathed a word of criticism towards Hillary, and I feel kind of bad about that. Hillary is awful. Hillary is a socialist, and socialism is bad. Really bad. Socialism is hundreds-of-millions-of-people-have-died-from-it level bad, yet even though Hillary has moved further and further left over the course of this election cycle, it’s Donald Trump that consumes all my thoughts and frustrations. 


The reason is simple. Everybody knows who Hillary is. I mean I’m sure she has a few fans that think Hillary is the bees knees, but it seems the vast majority recognizes her for what she is, a corrupt Democrat politician. Hillary is essentially running for Obama’s third term. If you liked Obama’s policies, you’ll probably like Hillary’s policies. Everybody basically understands that the Democrats want the government to have more control over the economy and more money taken from the citizenry in exchange for a pinky promise that the government will spend your money more wisely than you would and the vain hope that they wont screw things up through incompetence, corruption or the inherent vices of bureaucracy. 

People might not view the Democratic platform as cynically as I do, but they get the general gist of it. The Democrats have supported greater government control over people for generations. Nothing has changed. You can take it or leave it.

Trump on the other hand is a complete sea change in what it means to be a Republican and a conservative. Though I’m no fan of Romney, McCain, the Bushes, or Bob Dole, they did all have more consistent track records than Trump of advocating a more Constitutional approach to governing, respecting the law, general honesty, embracing Christian values, lowering taxes, opposing abortion, ect. Granted, they were all bad in their own ways and often ended up betraying their promises once in office, but at least we had the excuse that we expected more of them. 

Trump on the other hand has brought about a new form of conservatism which transparently spits in the face of these older values. The man is a moral blackhole and claims he has no reason to repent to God for his sins, and yet conservative Christians everywhere are praising him as the moral alternative. Conservatives who balked at Obama’s stimulus package now embrace Trump’s promised stimulus package. Trump has recently suggested the federal government should get involved in maternity leave and child daycare areas that would previously have been anathema to conservatives, but it’s all swallowed completely by most Republicans because Trump proposed it. 

I could go on for ages about Trump’s leftist polices, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve pointed out these things over and over again in personal and online exchanges and through my articles, and yet it has no effect on people. I don’t know if conservatives are so blinded by fear of Hillary that they can’t see the snake in their midst or if they never really believed in small government, Constitutional, moral principles in the first place and are just shallow partisans who want to see their side win, but there seems to be nothing Trump can do to lose his fans nor that I can do to reveal his true nature. 

And that in part is why I stopped writing. I keep trying to say to people, “Can’t you see this? Are you blind? Don’t you see he’s peeing in the face of everything you claimed to believe?” 

And the answer is no. People can’t see it. We seem to be living in a world where facts no longer matter, so what’s the use of providing them?

I’m not writing for you anymore. I wrote this for myself. If it helps someone else, that’s great, but I’ve given up on trying to reach other people. I don’t know what you want to hear or what you need to hear. I wish I did. I truly, deeply wish I did.

What I do know is that I expected better of conservatives, and I just can’t stop myself from wondering how so many can’t see who Trump truly is. 

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