I normally don’t do it. The writer in me likes to soak up environments and their circumstances from a distance—the human interaction with other like minded people isn’t necessary for me. But I did find a lot of joy in seeing people at the Uno’s celebration in West Chester, Ohio for president Trump on Friday night as the parade from the capitol to the White House transpired just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the new president of the United States. I had been through a lot with the people at that event and it was nice to see them under the best possible circumstances. We all didn’t get along in the past but the Trump election certainly unified us under the umbrella of this cause. We were all relieved and it showed.
But, one thing that came up a lot in talking with them at this party—smart people who normally catch everything—was that they were disgusted at the way the media portrayed Trump’s inauguration speech. I thought it was a great speech as I heard him say some things that rivaled what JFK had said so I was mystified why there was so much negative reaction by the press and the supporters who were defensive about their new president. My opinion of Trump’s speech was that it was short, he was nervous, distracted by the rain, and the four former presidents staring holes through is back sitting right behind him because they certainly didn’t like what he was saying—because they had caused much of it. But Trump did what he does—he’s not afraid of anything and he ground through it eloquently boldly proclaiming that he was returning government back to the people who elected him—then he said this—word for word:
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.
In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights and heal our divisions.
That is one of the most positive speeches I can ever remember hearing from a president of the United States—“ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow”—there is nothing negative about any of that. Actually, if the media reported the speech correctly, that would have been their takeaway—that would have been the theme of the entire day. That is certainly one of the reasons I voted for him.
Let’s make it clear, what we want for a president, because obviously there are a lot of people out there radicalized by public education and a political class that wanted to be like Europe for way too long, is a naturally positive person who works hard. Recognizing LGBT rights, or the ability to kill a baby in an abortion, or rolling in the mud of racism and slavery for which we inherited from our English heritage—and corrected by the mechanisms of our republic under the careful guidance of Abraham Lincoln—are not positive topics to tackle as the leading country of personal freedom throughout the world. The political left likes those topics because they distract us from the real objectives meant to be unlocked through capitalism. The political left desires global communism and interconnected trade so that the power of American capitalism can suffocate under the pressure of their radical ideology of collectivism dumbing down the human race to the laziest, and most lack luster in ambition. People like me who voted for Trump want to move on to bigger and better things. I don’t want America encumbered by bad management around the world. Before America can be the land of the free—it has to be free of the burden of saving the world from its own stupidity. If the world wants to improve, then they can watch us and get on board with a philosophy that’s conducive to tomorrow—and they need to throw out their stupid books by Karl Marx. That guy was a failure and anybody who follows his words will end up failures also—like the 100 or so thugs running around Washington D.C. breaking windows and throwing rocks at police hoping to stop the Trump presidency.
Clearly at the balls later that night as Trump danced with his wife in front of the crowds—which was a tradition, it was obvious that America was moving on. Once Pence and the entire Trump family came out to join the president and the First Lady on the dance floor a philosophic shift had taken place. After all the talk about what liberal designer would “dress” Melania Trump everything flew out the window. Ralph Lauren stepped up to the plate and sealed himself as the prime designer that he has always been. But liberal newcomers who might have challenged him lost out on an opportunity to get noticed—because Melania Trump could wear tin foil and make it look like the greatest thing ever created. The political left can drag ass themselves hoping to keep the world in the realm of global communism—but America is leaving the station and whoever is not on it—will get left behind. That was the message of the entire day.
There is a lot I personally identify with Trump on. Like my family said during the inauguration ceremonies, he’s my doppelganger only in an older form under different circumstances. So I can say with quite a lot of accuracy what president Trump is up to and what he’s going to do next. I noticed the little things because honestly I’d do many of the same things. For instance at the lunch where members of the house and senate were toasting Trump as the new president, he just sat there like a kid embarrassed that everyone was singing Happy Birthday to him. He obviously felt awkward and he didn’t know he was expected to speak afterwards. They had to coax him up to the podium where he stumbled around for a few seconds before getting into the grove of it and making use of the occasion. Then, after that he signed some executive orders. Around the table were Republican and Democratic leaders—namely Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer whom Trump had just called a clown weeks before. Each of those supposed leaders stood around the table waiting for Trump to hand them the pin he signed each document with so they could have it as a souvenir acting like teenage girls backstage at a rock concert. The occasion again made Trump feel awkward until he realized the strategic importance of the moment.
He smiled and handed the first pin to Nancy Pelosi the way any good salesman would recognize a situation like that—as a leverage point for later. Trump’s face said it all—defeating these people on Capitol Hill was going to be easy for him because many had already lost. They’d say one thing in public for the CNN cameras—but one on one with Trump—they’d melt like butter micro waved for 2 minutes. The real meat and potatoes regarding Trump is his work ethic. After the parade he went right to work and I have no doubt he’ll spend all day Saturday and Sunday getting ready for Monday—and Capitol Hill won’t know what to do with the first week of a Trump presidency. If people were surprised that he had the guts to make his inauguration speech one about populism, and nationalism freeing America from the bondage of negative relationships with other countries—they really won’t know what to do with his restless work ethic. Some people love to work, and Trump is one of those people.
I caught some other little things about Trump while I watched him dance that first dance with Melania to the song “My Way” which didn’t surprise me at all—I might have picked the same song. I watched Trump actually sing some of the words with the passion of a 9-year-old kid—which to me was not at all a negative. This is Trump’s last act in life before his own curtain closes and he knows it and he intends to make a splash. His wife knows it. His kids know it. And soon the rest of the world will learn what having a Trump present in the White House means who seldom sleeps, isn’t afraid of anything, and who is curious about everything—when he says — America is “ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow”—he means it. Before that final curtain closes on Trump’s life he’s going to do things his way and present it as a gift to America and the rest of the world if they want it. Trump’s life has always been about fireworks and now we get to see the finale, and before it’s done we’ll see something that will stun us and leave the world speechless in a positive way possibly for the first time ever.
It was a good day!
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