President Trump's greatest achievement occurred long before he became president. PC has pervaded our culture to such an extent, that Trump's off the cuff remarks delighted ordinary folks, and sent sensitive highly conditioned stooges into hysterics.
We should not underestimate Trump's influence on popular culture. Although this forum is infested with many who believe that they are independent thinkers and true conservatives, when confronted with ideas that go against current group think and PC established narratives, it is only with grim satisfaction, that I watch them retreat to progressive talking points and arguments. Those characters will use the typical tools of the herd to ostracize and shun those that espouse heresies and sacrilege of the precepts of their conditioning.
Possibly, they fear entertaining a thought that reminds them of crueler times and deeds. For his part, Trump has been an iconoclast who has broken many images and holds the promise of breaking more. Many who have demonstrated great intelligence and discernment, tremble at challenges to group think, and lock their discernment away.
I am grateful for the rare true independent thinkers who are able to entertain an idea contrary to convention, without ascribing the worst and ugliest motives to the proponents. Group think and PC has gotten us to the present perilous predicament, it may take original thinking to escape.
Harlan Ellison, in the award winning short story Repent Harlequin, Said The Ticktockman, described a horrific dystopian future, in which the character Harlequin, is the last human alive to question the status quo.
Perhaps Trump's greatest achievement will be his role as Harlequin.
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