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Martin Wolf of the Financial Times weighs in on Donald Trump
Martin Wolf of the Finanacial Times may well be asking a question of "Why?" when he expresses his opinion of Donald Trump as a -
Along the way the words "vanity", "populist demagogues past and present". "narcissictic bully". "Paranoid fancies" and "grossly unqualified." All of which add up to Martin Wolf's featuring Robert Kagan's (of the Washington Post) descriptor prominently, that of "the GOP's Frakenstein monster", a result of the GOP's reliance on obstructionism, bigotry, and "its racially tinged derangement syndrome".
Since Trump's campaign is believed to have been financed prncipally through his own resources, in the matter of how sick and inconsistent his rantings may appear, he is - in the mantra of the nation whose people and allies he despises - entitled to make his point - without a keeper handy. If the people buy it, much to their sudden but lasting loss. The curtain can certainly ring down on the history of a leading democratic nation by one man's efforts, recall Nero, a symptom, but armed with political power. Once in office, the opportunity to recant will have passed. One might conclude that to such a condidate, the odffice is not much more than a spring board for personal goals led by Greed, arrogance and most of all, hatred. Given the height of the wave of popularity Trump currently rides, it is frightening that so much hate fills and controls so many.
The question is simple enough, "Have the US voters lost all common sense to allow a grotesque caricature (which is often used on a comic sense - except there is nothing comic about this serious issue of promoting a clown for the "most visible and prominent office of POTUS") like Trump, advance to center stage - even for a moment. Is it the intent of the GOP to allow him to continue until revulsion reaches the level that any substitute offered will seem tame and welcomed no matter what his or her vacuous political stance? There must be more behind the curtain out of view of the public. Trump can't be the only choice!
Some posters here have voiced intent to support Trump at the polls. The fervent hope is that that underlying xense we all carry to one degree or another prevails at the moment of truth, when the hand reaches for the lever or to mark the ballot to record the vote once and for all for history, conscience will surface as a strong enough force to impress the owner with the folly and futility of wssting a ballot, unless their serious intent is to follow Trump's lead in wrecking the nation. That's where Trump leads. Perhps his businesses are in such disarray because of his unoperative attitude. It doesn't smack of the calm, control and organized commmon sense needed to manage a series of successful international ventures. The equation doesn't balance.
What else but failure could be in store for us with a man at the controls who claims: our allies are useless,we have invested our hopes and resources in futile alliances which have duped and misled us; we have a populace of undesirables, in that half of our citizens are useless appendages due to gender and most of the remaining half is not to be trusted; that our treasured basic values underlying our philosopohies and moral and political integrity since well before there was any thought of a new sovereign, democratic nation, codified beliefs in development for much more than 2000 years, are not strong enough to demand support - so weak as to convince so many there is no redeeming virtue in those beliefs and the human race is not worth the effort to place faith in their worth. The burning question should be where does Trump place himself in such a portrait he offers? What has this self-evaluated great leader been doing to advance our progress?
To date he's proposed nothing we need to lead us out of however one would characterize our darkness and confusion. He's done the exact opposite!
O&G sides with Martin Wolf, although Martin will never have the chance to cast a vote for or against this apparition; his only hope is that his appeal may extend beyond the small readership of the Financial Times.