Someone with the propitious name of “Del Cid” sent me this today:
I am voting for Donald Trump this November
Whether any of the innumerable slings and arrows directed at Trump’s person and politics recently have any basis in fact or not, in the end it matters quite little to me. This election, I am not so much voting for the individual as I am voting for what he inherently represents.
As so many wrongly assume, just because I vote for Trump does not necessarily require that I admire every aspect of him personally. Nor does it mean I condone every action he has committed, decision he has made, policy he has endorsed, or word he has spoken. As common sense as this may sound to some, it has tripped up enough people I have spoken to lately that sadly I feel I must make this clarification.
So why am I voting for Donald Trump?
In part I am voting for Trump because the only viable alternative, Hillary Clinton, is far worse than Trump on almost every conceivable level. At the very least, I will vote strategically for Trump in order to deny Hillary the Presidency and to prevent the catastrophe that such a result would undoubtedly bring upon our nation and possibly even the rest of the world.
However, ultimately I will vote for Trump because no matter the specifics of what actions he may take or what stances he may adopt as President, the one thing he is guaranteed to do is shake the Establishment currently embedded in our nation’s government to its very core. Given his track record so far as only just a Presidential nominee, one has to admit this to be true, just as one must equally admit that our government has fallen into a dangerous rut and must be shaken out of it.
Hillary could never do that, she is too much a part of said Establishment to bring any meaningful, productive change no matter how flowery and polished her scripts and talking points are. Best case scenario, Hillary as President would only carry on the current status quo and our government, and nation, will continue to devolve into chaos and eventual self-destruction.
In contrast, Trump as President will likely result in one of two situations:
- He breaks the mold adhered to by almost every newly made President for the last several generations and actually acts on his campaign promises; thus making some much needed positive changes to our government and our national/international policies. True, no one is perfect and he may and probably will make some bad decisions or changes to be sure. But overall, his Presidency will be a net positive and with his help our nation will thrive and flourish and begin to find its way back to the right track.
- He makes some truly terrible changes, declares himself God-Emperor of America, and drives us all to hell in a handcart. If this is the path his presidency takes, then he will undoubtedly gather so much hatred and opposition from enough of us true blooded Americans that We the People will finally be galvanized into performing our full civic duty and actually do something ourselves to fix our nation and “Make America Great Again.”
Obviously possibility 1 is best case scenario, and 2 is worst case scenario. Call me a flaming optimist, but I feel that possibility 1” is the most likely outcome. As with all relatively sane individuals, I generally prefer orderly, intellectual revolutions to chaotic, violent ones. However, history has repeatedly and unfailingly demonstrated that if the former is so continuously and brutally repressed, the latter will occur eventually.
Either way, change must happen. Change will happen. Real and fundamental change.
Which of our two candidates this election season are more suited to acting as a catalyst for positive change, short or long term? The old bureaucrat so highly experienced in the game of political corruption that even her scandals have scandals? The woman so inextricably tied to the rot at the core of our political machinery that she is the veritable posterchild (postergranny?) of all things wrong with our government today? Or the loud, brash, polarizing man who drives the chattel of PC media elites, SJW thought police, cuckservatives, et all before him like so many helpless leaves before the hurricane? The one candidate who has already begun the breaking of the Present World Order without even yet having stepped foot in the White House?
I look at it all like this: It is a cold, hard fact that you will never in your life be given the choice of a Presidential candidate who will completely satisfy all of your moral and political standards. Yet at the same time neither you nor your nation can afford for you to stand by, shun your civic duty, and remove yourself from the decision for the purpose of virtue signaling your moral superiority. Other than arguably making you look good, what real good does this accomplish for the world? You must choose the best you can out of what options you have been given, and make the most you can out of the reality with which you are faced.
I have studied my options carefully this election season. Given the choices reality has set out before me, I can only conscientiously fulfill my civic duty as an American citizen by choosing Donald Trump for my next President.