Yes, I think so.
Trump’s shot at the Republican presidential nomination was intriguing, right out of the gate. The initial reaction to it was skepticism. “What’s this rich son of a bitch up to?” A valid question indeed! What IS this rich son of a bitch up to? What is in this thing for him? A truly objective analysis of new philosophies or ideas is made quite difficult by one of the basic self-defense aspect of human nature, which is a drive to maintain ones currently chosen beliefs. Much of the job of selling, be it ideas or dishwashers is, as Tump plainly recognizes, playing to people fantasies. Your reality is in your head, not mine. And it is real.
For me at first, Trump’s strongest appeal was his disdain for the main stream propagandia. Which spouts propaganda which causes typical Republican politicians to tremble in their boots. Rather than bowing and scraping and apologizing when faced with media propagandizing. Trump actually makes fun of them. Gives them the bird as it were, AND he profits in popularity and media coverage as well. For me this turned intrigue into a very positive fascination. Donald Trump rules the media. But still the wonder remains, who is he and what is he really after?
He obviously knows how to harvest benefits from his enemy. Donald Trump is getting more coverage from the propagandistic main-stream media than even their glorious angel, Hillary Clinton. Far more coverage than any of the Republicans he’s competing with. This not only benefits Trump, it exemplifies the wisdom of the man. However it comes at a price. The media does not want Donald Trump to win. The GOP (republicrats) are scared to dribbling shudders by Donald Trump, so getting his message out there in an effective way requires a certain amount of posturing, which he accomplishes brilliantly. Boisterous, cutting, offensive self importance opens the gate and Donald Trump triumphantly marches into America’s television, car radio, iPhone, newspaper, magazines (even the most radically propagandistic, i.e. NYT) for FREE! He plays the media fiddle so magnificently that their attempt to sell the scare reveals instead not only his core message, but a level of strategy which may be Trump’s greatest asset.
So… who is he really? What actually is at the core of his motivation? What is this rich son of a bitch actually up to? You’re not going to get at the heart of it via the media. Their ultimate motivation is to see him lose, so there will be no detailed and accurate analysis of what is going on. Getting at the truth is up to you. Unfortunately the disease of laziness and knee jerkism has reached a point which places most Americans at the mercy of whim. Trump realizes this and plays to it, “I play to people’s fantasies. . . It’s an innocent form of exaggeration, and a very effective form of promotion…Perception is reality,” but the truth is out there to be seen by anyone who has the drive to actually investigate. There is undeniable evidence is in Trump’s own background. If one steps back from the mainstream circus side show into history and the actual words of the man, who unlike our current pRESIDENT, actually is transparent. You can see his school records, his professional achievements, ANY aspect of his history is open for all to see.
At age 13 Trump began attending the New York Military Academy, where he played varsity football, soccer, and was captain of the varsity baseball team. “Honesty and straightforwardness was the rule of law” at the academy. It got ingrained in us that you don’t lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do . . . You just say the way it is,” Ted Levine, roommate. “He was cut from a different cloth, and it was quite obvious. He was more aloof. More focused than we were . . . We were wondering what we wanted to do when we grow up. He was already there.” ~Ted Pollard.
What you don’t find in Trump’s history is drugs, drinking, crime, nor even indecision. Trump was and is, driven. A man of vast accomplishment who attacks challenges and does so successfully. He turns obstacles into stepping stones and wins.
What’s in his head? He’s written 15 books, most of them before showing any sign of political ambition, and the man can truly be seen in their pages. One of the most important of these books, relative to Trump’s political goals is, “Crippled America.” To anyone interested in gaining a true perspective on Trump’s motivations, here they are. READ! Pay attention, turn off your presuppositions and listen for truth. It comes through quite plainly if you take down the shields.