“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell
There’s so much rage directed at Donald Trump because he’s seen as a “joke candidate.” Most Americans on both sides of the aisle dismiss him because of his history of outrageous rhetoric. Granted, Trump isn’t a serious contender to lead the free world–at least in my book–however, he serves a purpose. What he said regarding immigration—both legal and illegal—has set fire to the political world.
The question is: Why? The way in which Trump chooses his words is not eloquent, and this outrages the left. He sticks to his guns even after multiple sponsors have backed away from his business, but his crowds are exploding.
According to Breitbart, the Trump campaign had to move a scheduled event in Arizona to a larger venue because of the unexpected crowd demand. People are flocking to a “joke candidate,” who is prone to bursts of ludicrous rhetoric. So why has he surged among conservatives?
The reason he’s become an icon is because he dared to put into words a truth that no other politician is willing to touch with a ten-foot poll. Sure, other conservatives talk about immigration—even aggressively—but Trump is a horse of a different color. Donald Trump took a hammer to the glass jaw of the Washington establishment.
That is why he’s become so quickly and fervently popular.
Those who have lost loved ones to the crimes of illegal aliens have begun to speak up following Trump’s candidacy.
Breitbart reports that Jamiel Shaw Sr., whose son was murdered at the hands of an illegal immigrant, said of Trump:
“I’m feeling invigorated, with Donald Trump, for the first time–people who’ve been murdered by illegal aliens, we feel hope, we feel change coming, and we’re happy that we can get our stories out, we can get mobilized, and start trying to make sure this happens…
You know, it can happen to anybody. That’s why we need security, we have to feel safe. How are we going to feel safe if you have criminals beating the system and they’re killing us…Nobody else is doing it, nobody else is…”
Others victims’ parents and families are making similar comments.
Do I believe the Donald is the right choice for President? Absolutely not. However, I want him in this race because his bluntness will drive the debates into the territory of reality. Politicians—even the best conservatives—tread the political scene with a certain degree of protocol. This depressing model of propriety has created an environment in which the truth is thickly coated in layers of unnecessary rhetoric.
When the truth becomes so tightly wrapped by convention, it no longer represents reality. And if we are no longer speaking openly about what is real and true, we might as well remain silent.
Donald Trump, for all his faults, has no fear of reprisal from the media or anyone else. He says what he believes to be true, and screw anyone who tells him to shut his mouth. That is refreshing and absolutely necessary. We need to open up the mausoleum of political discourse, and breathe in the fresh air.
Donald Trump is forcing us into the light, and the result is a better and more honest political discourse. I hope others will follow suit with such blunt statements, because that is what we so desperately need at this moment in time.
I can’t wait to hear what comes next.