Trump Rips Off Leftism's Mask

It's hard not to like a truth-teller who won't back down.

We do not want to vote for Donald Trump.  He is brash, uncouth, arrogant, and oh, that hair!

But there's not another politician we don't like who has so regularly forced us to pause for reflection.  This week, he gave us another round of compelling arguments for reconsideration.


First, like only a relative handful of people of national renown, Donald Trump dares to say what voters know but never hear: Illegal immigration is desperately harmful, not just to our economy, but to individual American lives and to our society as a whole.

DONALD TRUMP: When do we beat Mexico at the border? They’re laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they’re killing us economically.

The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.

Thank you. It’s true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.

It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably— probably— from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.

It is not possible for anyone who is honest, sane, and well-informed to disagree with a single word Trump spoke, because every word is demonstrably true.

Is, in fact, the Mexican government beating America in the competition for jobs?  Yep: the Wall Street Journal recently published a lead article "Why Auto Makers Are Building New Factories in Mexico, not the U.S."

Are, in fact, illegals entering from Mexico bringing all sorts of violent crime, drugs, and rape along with them?  A look at any day's headlines reveals this to be so.  Yet our government persists on releasing thousands of felonious immigrants, not deporting them as sanity and justice demand.

Are, nevertheless, some of the illegals good people?  Certainly; perhaps some of them mow your lawn, empty your trash, or watch your kids.  Trump rightly refuses to tar all Mexicans, or even all illegals, with the same brush.  That doesn't mean we need to let them stay here, but he's not calling for them to be abused or mistreated.

Speaking of which: are, in fact, an awful lot of bad illegal immigrants not even from Mexico but elsewhere?  Indeed so, but their most common point of entry is across our border with Mexico.

And Consequences

Which brings us to the thing we like best about Donald Trump: he's got all the right enemies.  What's more, he's able to make them lose their minds, and he has the courage of his convictions to not back down one iota when faced with attack.

This is valuable, because the enemies of truth are not always obvious.  Forbes magazine kindly has collected a list.

Nobody in America is surprised to discover that NBC cares more about political correctness than making money with Trump's Miss USA/Universe pageants.  But it's startling that Macy's, a department store, also dumped Trump's line of clothes in response to his speaking truth, and that's news we can use to switch to Penney's.  

Similarly, Univision and Televisa cater to exactly the people who have no right to be here - Spanish speakers in America as well as Mexico - so of course they would hate Trump's truth-telling.  But Serta, the mattress company?  We know to buy from Sealy next time!  And we have the opportunity to support a TV station we've never heard of which supported Trump: Reelz.

Let's reflect on what Trump has accomplished: we now see the true fascist evil of politically correct leftism.  Businesses which have nothing to do with politics are trying to use economic pressure against a man who holds unpopular views which happen to be perfectly true.

This is a problem which has bedeviled our country for a long time.  Finally, someone with a megaphone is attacking it full force.

In America, politics is supposed to stay out of business.  We are supposed to be a capitalist country where businesses compete on their respective merits, not the views of their owners.

The modern left can't allow this freedom: everyone must toe the line or their lives and companies must be destroyed.  We've seen this with the assault on Chick-fil-A, on bakeries and photographers who won't cater to homosexual unions, and even officially with the IRS stomping on Tea Party groups.

That's why Donald Trump is so important: He is too rich to be defeated this way.  He is so rich he doesn't have to listen to anybody; he is not dependent on donors or Hollywood.  He can pay for his whole campaign three times over entirely out of his own pocket; heck, he could just buy a TV network and a national newspaper to make sure his views get out.

It's long been a shame how smart, eloquent conservative politicians somehow don't reach the top because they can't get the funds they need.  Yes, there are a handful of rich conservatives: the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, maybe a couple more - but mostly the superrich support the Left in whatever guise.  We all know how unanimously liberal are the denizens of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, and over time, Wall Street is at best split.

Again, this is a problem Donald Trump simply does not have.  He doesn't even have to worry about campaign-finance laws: it's always been legal to spend your own money on your own political campaign.

Do we want to see The Donald ensconced in the Oval Office?  It's looking better and better all the time.

Let's see if he can strike a deal with someone else we like to be his Vice President.  Then we'd really be thinking hard.

Petrarch is a contributing editor for Scragged.  Read other articles by Petrarch or other articles on Partisanship.
Reader Comments

He's still standing firm. Go Trump!

July 8, 2015 5:40 PM

I think Pat Buchanan summarized it best:

"Whatever else he may be, Trump is a man of action."

The more I think about, the more I think that's it. Americans know, and the record is quite clear, that when Trump wants something done, he jumps into it with his full attention, assigns the right people and completes the mission. If he cares at all, he'll do it. If he doesn't care, he won't do it. Either way, his words and his actions are aligned.

A long time ago, Scragged wrote an article about getting out the vote (or rather not doing so). The key concern for the segment of voters who actually care is fidelity above all else. Basic trust. It doesn't matter what anyone says anymore because so much of what they actually DO is totally at odds with what they say. Nothing new about that, of course. The Greeks and Romans hated their politicians for the same reason.

The state of American politics is such that IF one can find a person who will actually do what he says on a particular issue, voters will cling to that person like a fly to sticky paper, even if they disagree with everything else. Nobody that promises everything you agree with actually does any of it, so you find the wedges that interest you the most and cling with a death grip. You MIGHT get that, you certainly won't get anything else, and at least you'll feel good about something.

July 8, 2015 5:55 PM
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