Trump  Usually, I’m debunking Facebook memes but this time, I’ve found one with which I can agree.

Before I launch into my diatribe, I feel the need to disclose this: I am not a huge fan of “The Donald.” In fact, I’m not a small fan or even any kind of fan at all. At his most harmless, I consider him a carnival barker; at his worst, I believe he’s a Democrat plant to further discredit the Republican party. Furthermore, I think there are many on the G.O.P. roster who would make a better POTUS than the Trumpster, Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Rand Paul, to name a few.

With that out of the way, I’ll address the meme, starting with its statement. Since at least the 1990s, liberals/progressives/social justice warriors have long relied on a tried-and-true tactic when they feel threatened in a political argument. It’s a tactic that combines both a strawman and ad hominem attack, and is rather effective at shutting down any opposition.

Quite simply, it works like this: if someone disagrees with the latest liberal policy, those who support it can simply call the detractor a racist, sexist, misogynist and/or homophobe in order to silence the opposition. While intellectually lazy, this tactic is amazingly effective since no one wants to be labelled any of these terms. We live in the social media age, and word of one’s perceived transgressions travels fast and far. Today, people labelled racist, for example, risk public ridicule, violence, and possibly even losing one’s job.

This is exactly what makes Trump so appealing.

“The Donald’s” angry diatribes against illegal immigration and other hot-button topics has become the voice of a specific American demographic long denied the opportunity to express theirs without fear of retribution. Being self-employed and independently wealthy, Trump doesn’t isn’t beholden to the purveyors of the current narrative, thus he shows no fear of the backlash of angry ISJWs screaming for his head on a platter. In short, this forms the basis of Donald’s appeal.

I’m not the first person to criticize the Left for its knee-jerk labeling and inability to withstand scrutiny. Yet even with so much criticism, the majority of those that make up this group continue to rely upon these tactics to silence their opposition. No surprise there… People will continue to engage in bad, immoral, and unruly behavior as long as said behavior continues to reward them. But in doing so, the American Left is completely ignore Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

As the meme states, if they keep this up, they might want to get used to the phrase “President Trump.”

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