69 million page views

Trump Rides A One-Trick Pony

Reader comment on item: More Indications of Trump's Neo-fascism

Submitted by Dave, Nov 3, 2016 at 22:05

After 9/11, the best response from the White House should have been to suspend Islamic immigration, at least temporarily. That would have been far more humane and practical than flying off and trying use force to not only punish the bad guys, although that was fine, but to remake countries with deep-seated problems that we do not fully understand. Events have proven, and are still proving, just how intractable that task is. Perhaps, on a subliminal level, there is a collective unconscious that grasps that point.

The fact that someone as obnoxious and usually clueless as Trump has gotten as far as he has, is a symptom of justifiable fears that people have about immigration. If the elites continue to ignore people's concerns, we will see ever more demagoguery.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Trump Rides A One-Trick Pony by Dave

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)