Brexit and the Rise of Trump represent a very unique phenomenon in liberal democracies. It represents the overwhelming rejection of Globalist ideals and Political Correctness by large swathes of the population and the rejection of multiculturalism in favor of fierce Nationalism. As pundits run helter skelter in conjuring a narrative that suitably explains the phenomenon, the real reasons have conveniently escaped the most enlightened minds of the age.
Donald Trump has defied every single norm that the pundits have mandated essential towards building a strong campaign.
He is unabashedly politically incorrect, gladly embraces the hatred that the elites reserve for his antiques without so much as flinching from the usual, is not afraid to call the spade a spade and has remained defiant in the face of slander by the opposition without even a trace of apology in his words. Even a leaked tape that showed him using the crassest of language to describe women could do much towards bringing him down. In fact, he has grown much stronger since then. Obviously, having the devil incarnate as your opposition surely helps but it sure took more than just luck to annihilate the opposition from strongholds of the Republican Party.
Stephen Hawking has accused Trump of appealing to the least common denominator while Michael Moore has declared that a vote for Trump will be the biggest ‘F you’ to the establishment ever. They’re both right essentially. Large sections of Trump’s voter base believe their lives have progressively deteriorated over successive decades and they’ve been abandoned by the ruling elite. The average Trump voter is sick of the elite and their political correctness and their self sanctimonious righteousness while dismissing their concerns as illegitimate. There is a general sense of disenchantment with the political establishment and an all pervasive feeling of, “How can we expect the establishment to get rid of the mess that they’ve created in the first place?” Donald Trump is loathed by the elite, from the media to establishment in both the parties, his mannerisms and style have invited nothing but ridicule. And quite amusingly, none of Trump’s voters care. In fact, Trump is hugely appreciated for his manner of talking and genuinely admired for having the guts to speak truth to the face of power. In Trump, voices which were silenced by morally shaming them into submission found a person willing to fight for their cause, a person who grabbed Political Correctness by its.. (ahem) and would not pander to the Left at all.
Amidst the entire saga, political correctness has been exposed as the sham that it is. The Trump phenomenon has definitively proved that political correctness is a false sense of morality that is forced upon us by a corrupt establishment that seeks to humiliate us into submission rather than engaging in debate and seeks to silence opposition with self righteous moral indignation rather than confront the facts. And the Trump phenomenon has again proved that political correctness is not at all as important as it was touted to be by pundits to be a successful politician. Like pretty much everything else, the pundits were wrong about this as, quite unsurprisingly. Donald Trump has decimated the edifice of political correctness and razed it to the ground. It will be quite difficult to resurrect the monster that has been thus slain.
The Trump phenomenon has rendered every bit of advise by pundits as completely irrelevant. If you repeat a lie enough, you often come to perceive the lies as truth. And the pundits, insulated from the opinions of the masses, have become entrapped in their own castle of lies. Before Trump, if you had told any of these pundits that you could mock your opponents unashamedly, refuse to apologize for calling a woman fat in the past, attack the credibility of the media mercilessly and invent monikers such as Clinton News Network, Little Rubio and Lyin’ Ted to describe your opponents and even go to the extent of refusing to declare that you’ll accept the results of the election, the pundits would declare that your campaign was designed to be a political suicide. And yet, here we are.
One could expect that here onwards political correctness will play a considerably lesser role in American politics. Even liberals are admitting that they were indeed wrong to slander past Republicans such as Mitt Romney and John McCain with horrid exaggerations. The Trump phenomenon will surely encourage other anti-Islamization figures in Europe as they look to emulate what Donald Trump has achieved in the United States of America. Geert Wilders in Netherlands, Marine le Pen in France, AfD in Germany, UKIP in the United Kingdoms, all of them would seek inspiration from The Donald as the sweet song of Nationalism rises in the world again.