Surrealpolitik


TomHastings

“Donald Trump is for war and against war, for gun control and against gun control, pro-life and pro-choice, for politicians releasing their tax returns and refuses to do so himself, against gay marriage and in favor of gay marriage…”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Tacoma Weekly, The Dekalb County Dispatch, Grassroots Press, Lahaina News, The Daily Press
Date: July 16,21,22,2016
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Surrealpolitik
420 Words
By Tom H. Hastings

Donald Trump is for war and against war, for gun control and against gun control, pro-life and pro-choice, for politicians releasing their tax returns and refuses to do so himself, against gay marriage and in favor of gay marriage, he loves John McCain and he loathes John McCain, he wants everyone to pay attention to Ron Paul and he wants everyone to ignore Ron Paul—not to mention his 180-turn on Mitt Romney. The list goes on. He’s very religious, he’s not, he knows his Bible and he said “Corinthians Two.” Oye.

Hillary Clinton is in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and against it, for war and against it, against and for gun control, for and against gay marriage, emailed nothing classified on her private email and emailed some classified material on her private email. Her list of self-contradictory statements is shorter, by far, than is Donald Trump’s, but still.
It’s the Era of Surrealpolitik.

They both claim to evolve positions as new information comes in. Seriously? There was no new information about gay marriage as those two flipped and flopped. Oh wait, the poll numbers changed—that’s the new information, and the new positions followed. The wet finger test—which way are the voters blowing today? Time to follow them and call yourself a leader.

Here’s the reality, American white males (Trump’s base): You are going to be a distinct minority soon, according to all demographic predictions. Do you really want to back the white man who will guarantee that white males will not be loved or liked by anyone, a man with thin skin and a “Ready, fire! aim” approach to conflict? If you, like me, are just a working man, do you want to bet your job, your wages, and your pension on a businessman with a long proven record of shafting the working person and failure to pay his bills?

At least no one can say Trump voted for it before he voted against it. He has zero experience governing even though he’s 70. Isn’t that perhaps a little late to pretend to be able to learn the intricate ropes required to govern? His ignorance about public policy is matched only by his arrogance that it is easy. “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles. … I think I know most of it anyway.” Huh? Like how to punch in the codes to end life on Earth because someone “over there” insulted you?
God help us.
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Tom H. Hastings is Founding Director of PeaceVoice.

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