People who write for a living ought to get out a bit more. This is from Andrew Bolt who clarifies what he was saying last week in his post on Buffoon Trump is just the symptom. He has now written a follow-up on Trump vs the elites. Here’s the point, which I agree with:
The elites are destroying the man, Donald Trump.
But they will play with fire if they ignore his message and Trump, with nothing left to lose, is now shouting it out loud. Here is its essence, in his speech on Thursday:
Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt — now, when I say ‘corrupt,’ I’m talking about totally corrupt — political establishment, with a new government controlled by you, the American people. There is nothing the political establishment will not do — no lie that they won’t tell, to hold their prestige and power at your expense. And that’s what’s been happening.
They will play with fire if Donald Trump is not elected president in November, full stop! He is irreplaceable. No one else can do what he might just possibly be able to. No one.
I spent 24 years as the Chief Economist for the Chamber of Commerce and I met no end of people just like him. If you want to run a business of any size, his is the personality type that is an absolute necessity if you are to succeed. Trump is in the construction business, for heaven’s sake. Ever seen the unions from the construction industry? Ever tried to get something built on time and within budget? When you look at Trump, you are looking at possibly the only kind of personality type that works at that level. I admired these people endlessly but I couldn’t do what they did. I used to be involved with union negotiations on the very periphery and these are not for the faint-hearted. And the one characteristic these business people had in common was the ability to lean hard strong wilfully and with no let up into people who would wreck their businesses if they could.
But what most of these people did not have was a clue how the economic system worked. That was my job, to explain to governments, the public service, the public, and sometimes even to them, what was necessary to make a market economy work. Very few of the people I dealt with had much of an idea about the economic and political system that surrounds us, the one that makes us the most prosperous people in history.
What makes Donald Trump different is that he does understand the politics and the economics. I only remember a single person I dealt with on my Economics Committee who was anywhere near his equal and he was gold. What you have in Donald Trump is someone – however “buffoonish” you might think him to be – who by force of personality will be able to achieve ends no one else before him would have been able to do, and in an international and domestic environment which has seldom been as explosive as the one we face right now. Who would you prefer to negotiate with the Russians, or the Syrians, or Iran – Donald or Hillary? Who do you think will genuinely wipe out ISIS? It’s not even a contest.
Alpha males and females are a breed apart. They are rare but are the natural leaders of any society (like Margaret Thatcher). Donald Trump is on our side in every issue of the moment, and what you must hope for with all your heart is that he wins the election in November. I will not listen to such idiocies about his personal eccentricities and personality flaws when the stakes are as high as they are. The sunshine conservatives who would hesitate for a fraction of a second in making Donald Trump the American president are not on our side.
A bit of advice from our most recent Nobel Laureate in Literature which I hope will make others think about things and what’s at stake:
“Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come again
And don’t speak too soon
For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin’.”