Intellectuals of the Republican Party (see here and here) are showing the utmost stupidity in deploring and opposing that amazing phenomenon named Trump, instead of putting all their resources – all the money they can raise, all the influence they can bring to bear – behind him. That would be the surest way of keeping treasonous, corrupt, crooked Hillary Clinton out of the White House.
However, some intellectuals – the ones who can really think – understand how lucky America is to have a political superstar loom up to save it at this desperate moment in its history.
The British historian Paul Johnson writes at Forbes:
The mental infection known as “political correctness” is one of the most dangerous intellectual afflictions ever to attack mankind. The fact that we began by laughing at it – and to some extent, still do – doesn’t diminish its venom one bit. …
Nowhere has PC been more triumphant than in the U.S. This is remarkable, because America has traditionally been the home of vigorous, outspoken, raw and raucous speech. From the early 17th century, when the clerical discipline the Pilgrim Fathers sought to impose broke down and those who had things to say struck out westward or southward for the freedom to say them, America has been a land of unrestricted comment on anything – until recently. Now the U.S. has been inundated with PC inquisitors, and PC poison is spreading worldwide in the Anglo zone.
For these reasons it’s good news that Donald Trump is doing so well in the American political primaries. He is vulgar, abusive, nasty, rude, boorish and outrageous.
We admire all that about him too.
He is also saying what he thinks and, more important, teaching Americans how to think for themselves again.
No one could be a bigger contrast to the spineless , pusillanimous and under-deserving Barack Obama, who has never done a thing for himself and is entirely the creation of reverse discrimination. The fact that he was elected President – not once, but twice – shows how deep-set the rot is and how far along the road to national impotence the country has traveled.
Under Obama the U.S. – by far the richest and most productive nation on earth – has been outsmarted, outmaneuvered and made to appear a second-class power by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. America has presented itself as a victim of political and economic Alzheimer’s disease, a case of national debility and geopolitical collapse.
None of the Republican candidates trailing Trump has the character to reverse this deplorable declension.
The Democratic nomination seems likely to go to the relic of the Clinton era, herself a patiently assembled model of political correctness, who is carefully instructing America’s most powerful pressure groups in what they want to hear and whose strongest card is the simplistic notion that the U.S. has never had a woman President and ought to have one now, merit being a secondary consideration.
It can be of no consideration at all in Hillary’s case. She has no merit whatsoever.
The world is disorderly and needs its leading nation to take charge and scare it back into decency. Donald Trump fits the bill.Other formidable figures, including Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, have performed a similar service in the past. But each President is unique and cast in his own mold. Trump is a man of excess–and today a man of excess is what’s needed.