By: Kevin F. “Citizen at Large” a/k/a John Q. Public
When it comes to running for and serving in public office in America today, we are forced to witness the ugly art of “the politics of personal destruction” in nearly every campaign. Considering the rancorous political environment that we’ve found ourselves swallowing for the past three years, I think it’s important to remind ourselves that the current state of President Trump’s public persona was not always as it is presently portrayed. Instead, it was quite the opposite. Let’s all go into our “way-back” machines to the pre-2016 elections era, and before Donald J. Trump publicly announced his candidacy for the office of president. Let’s take a look at what the Left in America would prefer we, the unwashed masses, never remember.
There is little doubt that the majority of us living and growing up in the U.S. over the past four decades have been all too familiar with the name “Trump.” After all, for most of the public, the name seemed to be ever synonymous with two things: Wealth and Fame. For many Americans, the name “Trump” could quite literally have been interpreted as “The New Gold Standard.” Here was this young and impressive Manhattan real estate business mogul who had effectively amassed an amazing fortune and forever changed the New York City skyline. As a teenager in the 1980’s and a young man in the 1990’s, I would often see Donald Trump’s pictures splashed across the covers of high profile and upscale magazines. He was routinely lauded by network television as well as making appearances on all the biggest shows with all the biggest names. In those days, not so long ago, they couldn’t seem to get enough of all things “Trump.” They covered everything, from his lavish Park Avenue lifestyle to his glamorous new wife. It appeared that everyone wanted to be associated with the name “Trump,” and that didn’t seem to be exclusive to just the media. No, politician after sleazy politician at every level (city, state, and federal) all lined up at the door for the chance to kiss the ring of the esteemed New York mogul, to shamelessly ask for campaign contributions, and to tout themselves as being associated with this great name. Maybe even for the chance to attend his next wedding?
Now, of course, there were times that the media covered Trump in a less than glamorous light, and he certainly had his share of negative exposure in the tabloids. We can all look back on the coverage of the failed business dealings, his affair with Marla Maples, and the broken marriages. Yet through all that, it seemed that Donald Trump never lost his mystique in the public’s eye as the undisputed “King of New York Royalty.” Then, after decades of being a titan in the world of business and real estate, domestically and internationally, “The Don” continued his successes. He advanced to produce the highly successful reality TV show “The Apprentice,” with its famous tagline, “You’re Fired,” thus cementing his reputation in the added arena of prime time television.
This now brings us to an interesting question considering that Donald J. Trump did so well, has been revered for so many years, and successfully maintained himself at the highest rung of society in the public’s eye. How did this same man become regarded as the most loathsome creature on earth by roughly half of the American people nearly overnight? I submit that the answer is quite simple: The politics of personal destruction. As we’ve seen, the Democrat Party, aided by the Leftists in control of the mainstream media, embarked on the most vicious, shameless, and outright despicable smear campaign that I believe this planet has ever seen! One so extreme that Joseph Goebbels himself, with his strategy of, “If you tell a lie big enough, and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it,” would be astonished at its success. I feel that the effectiveness of this blitzkrieg tactic could only have worked in a society with a sizable percentage of an ignorant public. One who refuses to investigate any more in-depth than what the newscaster on the television screen tells them. That may sound like a rather damning indictment of a portion of our country’s citizenry because it is.
Which then inevitably begs a second question: why? Why would they do this? I contend that the Democrat Party and their Globalist puppet masters knew, without question, after judging the public’s decades-long affinity for this man, if they did not do everything in their power to stop him, then Donald J. Trump would go on to become the most popular and beloved president that this country has seen since the days of George Washington. They knew that this man had long garnered high favor in the eyes of everyday Americans, on both the Left and the Right of the political spectrum. Trump could potentially do the unthinkable by actually unifying the general public, pulling them out of their long-held Right/Left paradigm, and finally moving the country forward in a positive direction! “No!” There was something else they knew all too well: “Donald Trump is not one of us, he is not one of the Globalist Elite, and he is not on board with the Globalist plan!” This was clearly demonstrated by the public scene Trump made regarding the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate. The Left and their cohorts knew that they needed to get out ahead of this as fast as they could. Drawing from all the lessons they had learned from their high priest Saul Alinsky, they proceeded to attack Donald Trump, his name/brand, his family, and his supporters with every filthy lie and smear that they could dream up in their dirty little minds. “Flip the script on everything, turn reality on its head, and do it fast!”
The next questions from behind closed doors would likely be these (in my opinion): Would the general public, at this point, be sufficiently dumbed down enough to fall for such a con job? After all, every accusation thrown at him (Racist, Misogynist, Homophobe, Xenophobe, etc. etc.) could easily be proven or disproven just by going back and checking his record. Statements he’s made in his books, in the media over the years, or even what he is currently saying. It’s not rocket science, it’s just basic fact-checking, but that would require a minimal amount of effort that a lot of the public is unwilling to put in. The next question would be this: Has the general public been demoralized enough at this point, to not only stomach but to happily play along with such nasty tactics and vile behavior on our part as a political party? The answer to these two questions lies squarely with you, the reader, to decide on judging from what you’ve seen with your own eyes over these last years.
I have maintained the belief for more than three years now, that if Donald Trump had run as a Democrat and won, then every single person you see slandering him, from the highest-paid fake news media talking heads to lowest pink hat-wearing street activist would be kissing the ground that Donald Trump walks on and touting him as the messiah. Furthermore, I believe that if this had been the case, you would never have seen the Right, both politicians and citizens, come out against this man in the wicked ways that the Left has shamelessly demonstrated for all to see. It’s simply not the way that respectable people in a civilized society conduct themselves. Make no mistake, when it comes to less than critical thinking constituents, propaganda, and brainwashing are potent and effective tools that the enemy uses liberally to further their agenda. How effective might you ask? Well, if the Left can demonize Trump, then they can demonize anyone.
I want to end on this hopefully prophetic note, by adding the 2nd half of the Joseph Goebbels “Tell a big lie” quote that I cited earlier in the article. It is this: “The lie can be maintained only for such a time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic, and/or military consequences of the lie”. With an ever-increasing amount of the American public supporting the job President Trump is doing, while tiring of the Democrat’s nonstop destructive antics, the lies of the Russian collusion fraud being exposed, the details of Spygate coming forth day by day, the Ukraine quid pro quo accusations unraveling before them, and the House Impeachment farce showing itself for the abomination to our Nation that it is, I have to wonder to myself, “Did any of these jackasses in D.C. ever even finish reading the quote?” You decide…