Populism is the fastest growing political force comprised of an expanding number of people that are completely unorganized, but who are suspicious and angry of organized hierarchies. The common core of populism is they are fed up with the radical left wing elitists who think they are smarter than everyone else, and allow no one else to express their viewpoint. Further, populists distrust the established political parties who make up the swamp in Washington, D.C., which can best be described as a failed, corrupt big government. It is amazing how thousands of populists attend President Trump’s rallies to hear him go after fake news generated by a media with stupid beliefs. Generally, populists are tolerant of President Trump’s ability to characterize his opponents in rough and demeaning terms, with coarse humor. Populists are part of the real world made up of hard working people in tough enterprises. They understand that business is the golden goose that creates wealth for those who have the guts to go after the rewards. Who they do not like are pompous white-collar leaders who invent scams to cheat the public.
Populism is also gaining strength in Europe. President Trump knows how to label nations that are wrong-doers and threaten the peace with their constant bluffs to shakedown the world’s community. It is almost humorous to hear our President identify the North Korean trouble-maker as the “rocket man.” The real tactic may be that perhaps some of the military leaders in North Korea may come to realize that if the “rocket man” provokes a war, they would get wiped off the map. Miracles can happen with a self-generated coup that removes the “rocket man,” dismantles the nuclear-laden missiles and leads to a peaceful unity with South Korea. In the past, our involvement in organizing a coup almost always ends up with us supporting another evil leader, and this must be avoided on any future U.S. involvement. As with our American Revolution, it was self-generated and resulted in a great nation being born.
Here at home, I understand our President is a real purgative on a mission to clean out rotten, constipated government. The old saying, “shit happens” is the myth that populists wish to expose. They know that to improve our government, they have to expose a media that needs to be cleaned up.
I believe President Trump is a success–driven man who earned his wealth in building huge top-of-the-line hotels and resorts. He would not submit or give in to any form of corruption on big city building projects and achieved completion on projects ahead of schedule and under budget, based on good business practice principles. Sure, Trump talks rough with no nonsense. It is interesting how those with practically no accomplishments cannot stand Trump and try to boost their ego by proclaiming how Trump should behave. The fake news media is quick to interview and publish these stupid anti-Trump advocates who are easily ridiculed by populous as incompetent fools. Regions composing Middle America, i.e., the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain west are the breeding grounds for populism, while the big cities with their welfare economy is the feeding ground of cesspools for the radical left wing elitists who just want the votes of the poor.
What is populism? Populism is all about the hard working middle class people with true grit and spunk, and is successful because populous leaders and followers like President Trump who want to provide opportunity for the middle class. Who are the populous middle class supporters? It is the small subcontractors and local service businesses that are air conditioning, roofers, plumbers, electricians and all sorts of specialists who are the heart of our great American work force. They know one thing – that their success in business is to provide the stepping stone to a good life for their employees. Populists are those who stand at attention with their right hand over their hearts when the National Anthem is played, or when our flag is displayed. It seems like those millionaire football players who kneel in disrespect of our National Anthem do so because they assume race does not matter. They could start with a haircut and shave. What sets the populists apart from the welfare herd is that they really want to make something of themselves and are willing to take risks to improve themselves.
It is populists, real and fictional, who have helped working people that are part of our great American ethic like Davy Crockett from Western Tennessee, who as a U.S. Congressman who wore his deer skin frontier clothes in Washington and drafted a bill so people could acquire land. His son, who later became a Congressman, finally got it passed into law. In the 1930’s, a populist radio show idolized the masked Lone Ranger, and his trusty side-kick, Indian brave, Tonto. After doing a heroic deed for someone, it was “hi-ho Silver” as he sped away on his white horse. In recent times, it was John Wayne, a cowboy movie star in the image of a populist. History will likely label President Trump as the greatest President because of his populist ideals. Populism thrives on the dream that there is always someone out there who is aiding the down-trodden, common people.