By Chris Rossini
What is it that people despise about politicians? Well, there are many things. But for starters, politicians are notorious for saying one thing here, and then another thing there. They pander to whoever they happen to be speaking to at the moment. This applies to all politicians, both Republican and Democrat.
Democrats say they are anti-war, but in practice they're just as much vicious as Republicans. Meanwhile, Republicans claim to be for "limited government" but they're nothing even remotely like that while in power. It's all lies, piled upon lies, piled upon even more lies.
This has become the norm in America.
Polticians lie ... People vote for them anyway ... Politicians further enrich and empower the government and tear apart society ... People get angry.
Then it just starts all over again, in a cycle.
Donald Trump, because of conditions that have been exhaustively analyzed, has succeeded in convincing enough people that he's different.
And yet, it's become clear that without a shadow of doubt...he isn't!
The media has caught Trump saying one thing one day, and the very opposite the next. Sometimes he'll contradict himself in the same day, and even in the same speech!
It hasn't mattered. People believe that Trump's different. That Trump acts the exact same way that hated politicians act just gets brushed aside. It doesn't matter what he did or said 20 years ago, or what he did or said 20 days ago.
For example: Trump said of Janet Yellen at the end of last year:
“She’s [Janet Yellen’s] keeping the economy going, barely. The reason they’re keeping the interest rate down is Obama doesn’t want to have a recession-slash-depression during his administration.”
Yesterday, the exact opposite:
"I'm not a person that thinks Janet Yellen is doing a bad job. I happen to be a low-interest rate person unless inflation rears its ugly head, which can happen at some point."
Polar opposite. No one cares.
There are countless examples just like this. But isn't this quality one of the main things that people hate about politicians? That words don't mean anything? Just say whatever?
Trump merely mimics your average politician. He just adds some entertainment to it. That's really Trump's distinguishing characteristic. And if he's ever really confronted on his numerous contradictions, Trump knows how to pull a Madonna or Miley Cyrus. He just does something outrageous, like "insult" someone (which is very easy to do in PC-soaked America) and the contradictions disappear from the news.
There is a great danger to this.
It's in everyone's interest that lies, flip-flops and contradictions don't disappear. Politicians need to be seen for what they are.
It's bad enough when politicians are hated. They still find ways to do a ton of damage to our lives. However, when they're hated, there's at least some struggle in implementing their carnage. At least there's some resistance.
But what happens when a politician is loved? What happens when the damage is welcomed with cheers? What happens when no one cares about lies, but they're instead greeted with thunderous applause?
What happens to the few liberties that remain? Can they be snatched away to deafening chants of USA...USA?
Are we getting close to finding out?
Do we really want to know?