According to the conventional “wisdom” among the Leftists, God-Emperor Trump is a flashy simpleton who’s thrashing around without a clue, pissing off our allies and screwing up the country etc. etc. etc.
I’ll go with the “flashy” because well, that’s kinda undeniable — but that’s just Trump’s style. What he’s doing, however, is far more profound than most people realize. We all know his signal domestic achievements — conservative Supreme Court judges, tax cuts, nuking all the tiresome regulations which Democrat-controlled government apparatchiks have been inflicting on both businesses and individuals: all this and more, as well as driving the Left to frothing rage with his importunate and (to me) funny tweets, as he sets about radically changing the country’s zeitgeist from hapless Bush-era globalism and malevolent Obama-era neo-socialism into… greatness.
That’s all well and good; but what about foreign policy? This has always been a Republican strongpoint (Nixon, Reagan etc.) and a Democrat disaster area (Carter, Clinton, Obama ’nuff said).
Trump is proving to be a past master at the Great Game, all the more impressively so because he has no foreign policy experience. I could go on and explain it, but Sundance has beaten me to the punch. Go there now and read it all, because it will explain Trump’s actions and strategy better than I could ever do.
Back? Good. Now here’s what I think.
I think that Trump’s actions are quite definitely not off-the-cuff, spur-of-the-moment improvising. Yes, his technique may be so — he’s definitely a ready-fire-aim kind of guy — but behind that, I’m pretty sure that he has a very comprehensive plan, and that plan has come from several years of thinking about the U.S. and its relationship with the rest of the world, and what he would do to change it back into our favor. In other words, Trump has been wargaming this situation and his plan over and over and over again, and now that he’s POTUS, he’s putting it into practice.
I hesitate even to say this; but if I’m right, Donald Trump may turn out to be one of the most consequential Presidents this country has ever had. He is so far removed from the stupid, incompetent and venal Barack Obama that it beggars any attempt to quantify it.
All we have to do, we citizens of the United States, is to ignore the howling from the Left and give him the tools to finish the job. That means voting into office a Congress which will support him — oftentimes despite themselves — and, of course, reelecting him when the time comes.
We can worry about 2024 later, but it will involve putting someone into power who will have not only the knowledge but the sheer balls to continue Trump’s plan. If we can do that, there will be no stopping us; and we will make the 21st century an American one, just as we did its predecessor.