Like many of you, I have been entertained by the unstoppable clown car that is Donald Trump. On the surface, and several layers deep as well, Trump appears to be a narcissistic blow-hard with inadequate credentials to lead a country.
The only problem with my analysis is that there is an eerie consistency to his success so far. Is there a method to it? Is there some sort of system at work under the hood?
One thing to keep in mind while watching that hilarious scene in Blazing Saddles is that it is historical. Yes, it’s satirized, but white Europeans really did conquer America from American Indians, and they did it with silly promises which were very often accepted by the Indians…promptly followed up by a lot of shooting. As I said in a comment of that post:
GOV’s stated plan is to push the red man back with toys (i.e.: for free), but in reality the plan must be to use men with guns to hold the indians to the “trade”. Trump’s plan is to have Mexico pay to build a wall (i.e.: for free), but really it’s going to take men with guns to take back our land/jobs from illegal aliens.
Here’s Adams on Trump’s idea that Mexico will pay for a wall between our border:
Trump also said he thinks Mexico should pay for the fence, which made most people scoff. But if your neighbor’s pit bull keeps escaping and eating your rosebushes, you tell the neighbor to pay for his own fence or you will shoot his dog next time you see it. Telling a neighbor to build his own wall for your benefit is not crazy talk. And I actually think Trump could pull it off.
Perhaps my detractors problem is a failure to fully appreciate the clown geniuses of Mel Brooks and Harvey Korman. They didn’t actually expect the audience to believe white men were idiots, or that toys won the West. They were telling jokes about violence.