In the aftermath of the US election, it appears that the silent majority—while older now—is still alive and kicking.
The signs that Trump could win were there for all to see. For instance, there was a complete absence of bumper stickers and signs in support of Hillary. She inspired almost no one, leaving only those voters taught by the media to hate Trump to pull the lever on her behalf.
It wasn’t enough.
Of course, like many, I assumed Hillary would win—simply because it was beyond my ability to imagine how Trump could prevail with virtually all of the mainstream media… and the bulk of the minority and millennial voters… and all the entrenched political interests lined up against him.
Yet, in the end, it was the prototypical American concerned about their future, and not the transsexual bathroom activists, who carried the day and denied Hillary her long-held presidential aspirations. In probably her greatest mistake in the campaign, Hillary labeled Trump’s supporters “deplorables,” which, as it turned out, was akin to spitting in the eye of over half of the population.
If you look at the electoral map, it is apparent that, with few exceptions, the bulk of Hillary’s support came from the coasts, both hotbeds of the liberal elites.
Interestingly, this map looks quite similar to the map of the Brexit vote, with the “Leave” camp (in blue) dominating the geographic center.
Like the British decision to detach from the cultural Marxist overlords of the European Union, Trump’s victory underscores a desire by the majority of the population to be free from the statist quo.
However, as close to half of the people in the country view a Trump-led administration as an abomination, consequences are inevitable.
Three Consequences Of Trump
- The millennials will feel disenfranchised.
With their champion, Bernie Sanders, outmaneuvered by Hillary’s hit squad, then forced to serve as a trained ape on the campaign circuit, the millennials had to cast around for an alternative candidate. I can assure you that Donald Trump—a white, male fat cat with bad hair—is the exact opposite of who they would want to head the country.
By the next election, the millennials will make up the single largest demographic voting bloc. Therefore, Trump has four years to prove that less, not more, government will produce the most satisfying result for American society.
The downside (and it is a very significant downside) will materialize if Trump—despite controlling both houses of Congress—is unable to make great, great things, really great things happen over his first term. Should his administration fail to impress the millennials over the next four years, come 2020, you can expect the socialists to surge back with long-term consequences.
- Racial minorities will feel thwarted.
Coming after the first black president, Trump’s victory shattered the dreams of large segments of the black and Hispanic communities—especially because the Clintons and the media callously played the race card over and over throughout the election. The strategy was effective, with 88% of the black vote and 65% of the Hispanic vote going to Hillary.
That the presidency has fallen back into the hands of a member of the white male demographic, a group the media had prematurely consigned to the trash bin of history, has shocked the racial minorities to their core. Can segregation and lynchings be far behind?
While we have yet to see how this particular scenario plays out, it won’t take much for articulate power-seekers within these communities to motivate some small segment into taking violent action at the next real or perceived offense.
- The enviro-cultists will be triggered.
Given how thoroughly brainwashed the environmental alarmists are, having a climate realist in the White House will be viewed in a similar light as a Jew would observe Hitler’s rise to power.
This group concerns me, as they believe in doing “whatever it takes” to save Mother Earth from being molested by Trump. Within this particular pocket of mass delusion, there will be hackers willing to unleash electronic mayhem and even those willing to use violence to “save the world.”
Triggering their worst fears, Trump has already announced he would appoint Myron Ebell to head up the transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency. Ebell is the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free-market think tank. More to the point, Ebell is a well-known skeptic of the whole global-warming nonsense.
Can you imagine his first day on the job? It would not surprise me in the slightest if the entire EPA staff walked out in protest. The consequences of such a walkout could be catastrophic because, uh… err… well… the local Starbucks would go out of business!
The changing of the guard at the EPA will be repeated in government offices throughout the country. Of course, the transition from the status quo to whatever is next won’t come quickly or easily.
However, provided Trump isn’t a complete dolt—and we only need to look back in history as far as George W. Bush to know that it is possible for dolts to be elected president—there should be much to celebrate as the new administration takes control.
- Healthcare reboot. While the complexity of Obamacare makes the path to dismantling it unclear to me, that appears to be a top priority for Trump and the Republicans.Speaking as an expat forced to pay ridiculous premiums for services I don’t want or need, and hearing horror stories of quickly degrading medical standards in the US, I think unraveling this ball of red tape would be a great start.
- A return to energy rationality. I find it very interesting that the US continues to meddle in the Middle East, even though it has achieved the formerly elusive goal of energy independence. Between the latest technological advances in fracking (which I have been told can now be used to profitably extract oil at just $35 a barrel), and nuclear, cheap natural gas, and clean coal technologies—plus the growth in alternative energy sources—the US energy picture has never been brighter.The ready availability of cheap energy is a prerequisite to a successful economy. With realists in charge, as opposed to populists who seek personal and political gains by promoting the ridiculous notion of a pending climate catastrophe, the benefits to society will be huge.
- A military stand-down. For reasons I have a hard time understanding, many people I know admire Putin, despite his well-earned reputation as a dangerous man willing to authorize “wet work” against opponents.Regardless, there’s no question the US and NATO have been belling the Russian goat pretty much consistently since the Soviet Union’s dissolution. If Trump is true to his word, he’ll sit with Putin and restart the relationship based on something other than the bellicose rhetoric regularly trotted out by Clinton and the neocons.Due to its reliance on oil revenues, Russia is still in trouble, and because of the abundance of cheap energy just mentioned, it will remain under pressure. However, without the sanctions and constant threat of war, there’s hope the country can find alternative ways to move forward economically. As far as I’m concerned, the key point is that a Trump administration means a step back from the precipice of war.
Elsewhere, I would hope and expect Trump would begin pulling troops out of countries where the US has no important strategic interests and, despite campaign rhetoric to the opposite, begin cutting back the insane level of military spending.
With the decision to elect Donald Trump to head the next administration now behind us, the constituencies that comprise “We the people” will begin the process of adapting.
Most will go along to get along, but others will line up behind opposition leaders skilled at tapping into their emotions, prejudices, opinions, etc., and continue to view Trump and his new administration as an existential threat and engage in widespread civil disobedience.
During the campaign, many Trump voters were harassed and even assaulted as they attempted to exercise their constitutional rights to peacefully gather and engage in free speech. Now that Trump has prevailed, I suspect that sort of harassment will be far less likely to be tolerated, setting the stage for direct confrontations as the social schism widens.
In short, I don’t see how the rollback of political correctness and socialism can take place without substantial friction between the administration and a significant percentage of the constituency who has lost all faith in the democratic form of government.
The jury is out as to whether the Trump administration will be able to lead the country back toward the principles that made the US the economic powerhouse and shining beacon to the rest of the world it was for almost two centuries.
However, for the first time in a very long time, there’s hope.
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Article By David Galland – Garret/Galland Research