We have to ask ourselves, what and how will the world think 300 or 400 years from now? What real difference will Donald Trump have made from that perspective?
These are big questions, but Marxism can offer one tool to examine that. I'll leave this question for others to respond to.
But if we want to analyze this, we have to have a deep understanding of history to make the best decisions. This is my take in a nutshell:
Perhaps the best historical era for us to study is 1780 to 1812. We went from the old monarchy to Napoleon in that time period. It was the 1700s versus the 1800s, but parts of significant changes affecting millions -- occurred rapidly.
Take depressions, for example. They are economic earthquakes, and rumor has it the government defenses are inadequate. There will be no quick and easy fixes to reward the plutocrats when the Big One strikes. And just as Cheeto bragged about the stock market on its way up; soon he will get to wear the 50 lb. weight of a failing stock market and world economy. In my opinion, there is no doubt that Mr. Trump will bumble his way into this swamp. It is only a matter of time.
Perhaps my second reason for writing about this is because I am an artist as well. I go ga-ga about the idea of John Constable meeting David on a street in Paris. The crazy thing about artists is that they do all sorts of crazy things -- things like being a cultural detective and soothsayer. And in this process I've come up with the theory that Trump may be perhaps be seen as a catalyst for a new aesthetic. What does that mean?
An obvious answer is that ultimately the world will have to start taking a left wing swing for a very long period of time.
But back to culture. Arts will flourish as they never have since the 1960s. There should be a cultural revolution coming down the pike. Perhaps we are entering a new post-imperial, post-colonial era. And that will be much, much better for us all.
The American Revolution started a match that ultimately landed on France. I am hopeful that the opposite thing will happen. I am begging to be adopted as an orphan of the French Republique.
But I am trying to focus on what changes we can Think of John Constable meeting David in Paris.
This in my opinion, is one of the ways in which Mr. Trump will be remembered. Certainly from our perspective it is royally fucked up. But parts of history will be buffed away -- leaving only the pleasing change of aesthetic that happened then.
I think that Donald Trump is doing this. This is my joke:
What's the difference between Donald Trump and Godzilla?
A: Trump knows more words in English.
And no doubt, the third generation crime family is currently in the White House.
US Grant, Nixon, and all the other grifter POTUSs, are penny slot machine players in comparison to the Orange Wonder.