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The Mystery that is President Trump

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 24, 2020 at 12:24

It has become a recurrent and never-ending anomaly of how so few really understand the phenomena that is President Trump. This continued misunderstanding will not be the cause of whether he is reelected or not, but what the resultant upheaval in America will be like when the election is over. No one; absolutely no one, is going to be ready to handle the result if it gets to that.
For our observer from under the Southern Cross and the attempt to characterize how America will fare if either the incumbent or his challenger manage to survive the craps table choice coming up in November, not even Americans whose life under liberty is at a cross roads have a clue; and there is no one following a rational map to point the direction America needs to go; lesser so from down under.
A scenario may be drawn when the Chinese expansion moves from the South China Sea, past Taiwan and into Coral Sea. Who will defend against that: the current incumbent or China's best friend from the previous administration? America has been lumbering under radical changes of ideology from before the Second World War and only students of obscure history might understand how this is changing us.
The view that America was once described as the bastion of freedom and was able to come from behind and put down tyrannical attempts to turn the world into a one world order speaking either German or Japanese, is now up for debate as some would have done differently. When the Soviet Union folded and Russian style Leninism morphed into Chinese socialism, America seemed at those cross roads, again.
The world is at the threshold of unrestrained chaos; again. And with an apparent pause in choosing whom might have any insight of how to keep some sense of order in all of it, the clamor of the unwashed masses who are bent upon tearing down any sense of order is becoming deafening and in the words of many who think they have an answer, they scream "who will lead us-you???"
More and more people are less convinced of America's leadership and posturing for war appears to be the assessment of the day. The question remains: who will lead us during this time? In the final analysis, whose opinion will matter the most? One clue might be: who would capitulate to the socialist anarchy of the day?

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