On his radio show last Friday, Glenn Beck analyzed Donald Trump’s speech at the National Republican Convention and concluded that it was a “bone-chilling and terrifying” speech.
Let me give you three things that he said that are bothersome.
1. “I am not going to let companies move to other countries, firing their employees along the way without consequences.”
What the hell is that? That has nothing to do with our system. Zero. A president — a Congress cannot stop a company from moving outside of the United States. They cannot give them consequences for doing what’s right for themselves and their shareholders. We may not like it, but that is the free market.
2. “Nobody knows the system better than me.”
Now, what did he mean by that? He was talking about the corruption in politics. And he gave a funny face after it, because he was like, “Yeah, I played the game. I was the one pulling the strings of Hillary Clinton.” Okay, so he’s admitting that he was corrupt. And then he says something even more disturbing.
3. “I alone can fix it.”
Here’s why this is disturbing: Donald Trump and his children — and look this up — they have been quoted several times as agreeing with the racehorse theory. This is a late 1800’s progressive medical viewpoint that is like crazy eugenics stuff. Nobody talks about the racehorse theory anymore. This is a step even above the racehorse theory.
Thomas Carlyle is the guy who came up with what’s called the Great Man theory. And, again, this went to Nietzsche and Hegel. And the Great Man theory is: There are great men who come along, and they turn history. And by studying them, you begin to see your true nature.
I can’t help but agree. As Beck concludes, Trump “is displaying all of the worst tendencies of a nationalist, populist, progressive candidate.”He believes the government isn’t the problem, but the solution. That’s why he wants more of it in every possible way.
And the crowd — consisting of Republicans of all people — has been so wooed and manipulated by him that they ate it all up, apparently without realizing that he advocated for everything they supposedly stand against.
At a certain moment the suckers at the convention actually chanted to him: “Yes, you will. Yes, you will. Yes, you will.”
They put all of their hopes, all of their dreams, all of their fears, all of their needs into a vessel — a man — and said, “Yes, you’re going to fix my problems. You’re going to deliver us from fear. You’re going to bring back the jobs. You’re going to crush those who have been oppressing us. You’re listening to us, and they’re not. You will continue to listen to us.”
In the last few weeks, increasingly more conservatives (hesitantly) announced their support for this man. They couldn’t make a bigger mistake. If this man is elected president of the United States, he’ll pose a threat not only to his own country, but also to the rest of the world. He’s a narcissist, a megalomaniac, and a nationalist progressive.
Judging from history, that can only mean one thing: big, big trouble.