Will The Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up
I was reminded again yesterday by a guy who lives in our neighborhood that there are a lot more stupid people in the world than smart ones. We were talking about BREXIT when the comment was made. He was correct of course, the less educated are far more numerous and they have the same right to vote as everyone else.
Which brings me to Donald Trump and how so many of his supporters are not able to demand that he clarify his message, or more sadly, are not even aware there is a need for clarification.
Yesterday Trump made some of his boldest statements to date about his views of the economic state of affairs. He promised to reinvigorate domestic manufacturing from steel to the electronics industry. He blasted trade deals and globalization. (Pretending that globalization can be, or should be, reversed is akin to re-introducing the Pony Express.)
This whole set of notions does not only rub up against international norms for the past decades but runs counter to the Republican agenda which has been advanced for generations.
But Trump’s latest lingo also runs counter to his long-held and argued views when he stressed the need for outsourcing and promoted globalization. His campaign does not even try to deal with the conflicting messages.
So that leaves it up to his supporters who are not strong on ‘book learning’ to listen, gobble it all up, and never question anything.
My friend was so correct when stating there are a lot more stupid people in the world than smart ones.