Why do people like Donald Trump?
Is it because he gets things done?
Well, to be factual, he doesn’t get things done. But people think he gets things done, and there in lies the reason why they like him.
His admirers love him because he looks like a guy who gets things done.
Secretly his followers wish for an equalizer, a person who can come in, kick ass, drain the swamp, kill all the bad guys and make America right again.
Good luck with that.
There’s a basic human desire and need to see justice done. Because we live in a world that’s unfair, we have an inner desire to rectify that unfairness.
Trump satisfies that need much as Edward Woodward satisfied that need in the show The Equalizer, much as Charles Bronson satisfied that need in Death Wish.
Uncompromising men who shoot from the hip are attractive, seldom effective – except in the movies.
When times are bleak, when things get out of hand, there is an even greater need for this type of streetside justice. The need for a man like Donald Trump grows stronger.
Not to worry; Trump never fails to deliver.
But is Trump the solution to this chaos, or is he the cause of this chaos?
Well, he certainly isn’t the solution.
He may not be the cause, but his actions don’t do much good.
Indeed, his ineffective, shoot from the hip bravado exacerbates the problem. Because he does not ask questions, primarily because he has no desire to ask the right questions, the solution does not even begin.
It is an axiom in life that the more high-quality questions you can ask yourself about a particular problem, the greater chance you have of achieving an effective solution.
But people apparently don’t care. They have their narcotic in Trump; and Trump, the drug, will soothe the pain for another day.
And isn’t this what we see in Donald Trump? His shtick and show is nothing more than one endless series of laughable, outrageous events.
Every new day is an adventure. Yesterday he was calling fallen war heroes losers, today he’s firing an Obama look-alike from within the Oval Office.
In that respect Trump is not much different than Cardi-B, another Hollywood entertainer.
The goal here is to distract you, to tease you, to keep you entranced and pacified inside a soothing opiate dreamworld.
The sad part is that America is not one step closer to solving its essential problems than it was on the day he took office.
Archer Crosley MD
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