The left leaning news reports all through Thursday July 9, 2015 were swarming on information that RNC chairman Reince Pribus had called Donald Trump to instruct him to tone down his rhetoric considered by progressives and lame duck politicians as “incendiary.” The centralist candidates jumped on the band-wagon as well hoping that the day would sink the presidential hopeful’s rising poll numbers. The billionaire Trump however met during the day with a barrage of reporters to set the record straight. True, he had spoken to the RNC chairman, yes the Republican leader asked him to tone down things a bit, but that the call was more of a congratulatory nature. Instead of allowing himself to be a progressive whipping boy, he corrected the media by saying “Mr Priebus knows better than to lecture me. We’re not dealing with a five-star Army general.” That is why virtually everyone in politics is afraid of Donald Trump. As a billionaire who has built a life for himself of success, he knows that the progressive dreams of “interconnectivity” terrorism won’t work with him because ultimately, organizations will seek out his money, and he’s in control once they reach out to take it.
Interconnectivity terrorism is the type of strategic enterprise that involves democratic emphasis on the collective against an individual so to modify behavior into a desired direction reached through group consensus. The roots of this behavior are taught in public schools where ten children might come to a classroom dressed in the latest fashion trends of the day then in comes one who is different. That student may ha
Just today peers in activities I’m involved with declared that I am hard to work with because people are afraid of my temper, my volatile outbursts, and my otherwise aloofness to their quests for respect. I know what I do and what others do and where my skills are, and where they are otherwise lacking in rivals—so there is no need for me to arrive at a consensus with anybody, because I don’t need to. When people need something from you, they are at a weakened position if they don’t have something equally valuable to offer in return. To just point at a chain of command and hope that peer review is enough to mold behavior it is often scary to such people to learn that it isn’t. It works in the military when soldiers are broken down during basic training and rebuilt in the mold of an American soldier to sacrifice their life to others, and to respect titles, not the people who proudly utilize them for public approval. A soldier is expected to not pass judgment on their commander, to overlook any personal failings they may have. If that commander says to charge a machine gun, the soldier is expected to do so, even if they know it will mean their death. I am that guy who would tell the commander to get off his ass and do it himself. I have a better idea. People like that are terrifying to the established order seeking consensus.
It was the hope of the interconnectivity terrorists out there that once a few major retailers like Macy’s, NASCAR and other high-profile consumer heavyweights castigated Trump publicly, that the political newcomer would yield like a school kid to the pressure of a bully. But Trump didn’t yield, because he knows what they are afraid to admit, that they need his money and eventually, they’ll come to him like snakes shedding their skin if he shows a willingness to open his check book. That is the difference between a second-hander, and a primary. Trump knows he’s a primary and that most everyone else is a second-hander—one who lives through the existence of others.
Second-handers are always prone to gossip, because they can’t do for themselves, they rely too heavily on the opinions of other people. They are chained to others like anchors to a boat cast into deep water—unable to move or see the light of day without being raised to such heights by somebody else. When I spot a second-hander, or one tries to attach themselves to my hard-won efforts I typically choke off the second-hander as soon as possible and let them reel on the vine collapsing on their own efforts. Some might call that mean, I call it moral—in protecting what is mine—my work, and my effort. When some second-hanger attempts to suck off that effort and are cut off, they seek out a group consensus to regurgitate that terrible feeling of being the only kid in a room of ten who is out-of-fashion. Only I was the kid who loved that scrutiny and the older I became, the more I loved pissing off the establishment by rubbing their face in their own ineptness.
Trump knows in his heart that the RNC chairman needs him more than Trump needs the chairman and for most candidates who spend so much of their life trying to appeal to the political machine, that type of confidence is unequivocally terrifying. They don’t understand what it means to be your own man, yet in Trump they have no way to ignore it. They are used to him hosting political fundraisers and writing them checks—which made them feel important, because it included them in the distribution of power. But with Trump’s run for president, he has told the entire establishment that if he wants to see the presidential seat in the White House filled by somebody competent, then he’ll have to fill it himself. He’ll use his own money, his own reputation, and his own effort. He doesn’t need phony speech writers either, he’s been the star of his own television shows, so he is already more poised for the entertainment portion of politics than most politicians—so what does he need Reince Pribus for. Nothing!
So by the end of that same day there was serious concern. Their little coup de grace in the media to paint Trump as a mere mortal being called by the RNC chairman to be told to stop saying the things he had been saying turned out to be a complete failure. Polls at the close of business showed Trump at the top—and by a sustainable margin. Why—because Trump is one of the first candidates in my lifetime, perhaps ever, who is a truly free person not encumbered by second-hander interconnectivity terrorism. And people know it. The only way to solve today’s problems is with a real person and not some fake piece of plastic who says all the right things to get the right votes at the right time. What people want is something real, that can stand on its own, and be its own person. That is what people are looking for in an American president. And it is quite obvious that Trump is that in every way.