Reflecting on the Campaign Climax

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I would first like to put one repetitive claim to rest: To those blaming the ‘uneducated white men’ for voting Trump, your art degree isn’t worth a whole lot more, and all opinions are equally valid in a democratic society.

People doused Trump in rapscallion rhetoric, by painting him as ‘literally Hitler’ and then saying that the Third World War would be imminent. But within 24 hours of his massive win; Russia, Hungary, and the Philippines have contacted him to say that they wish to mend the broken bridges left by the Obama administration. So the only question remains: How long will the hyperbole stick?

Repeat after me, leftists: Whoever kills Donald J Trump will go down in history as the catalyst to fascism.

Mike Pence is about as awful as one can get for a vice president. He’s for diverting taxpayer-funded money into gay conversion therapy, which, if you’re not aware, is akin to what happens to Alex in A Clockwork Orange. They essentially torture you psychologically with pornography to create negative associations and heavily repress natural human sexuality. In light of the prospect of Pence succeeding Trump, I can assure you that no matter how much the left talks about assassinating the President-Elect, they won’t do it.

For all of the loud, abrasive and brash comments made by Trump, it is the meek master hiding in the background with the hopes of forcing creationism onto children that you need to worry about.

As it stands now, Trump wants borders around the US to stop illegal immigration (that’s a rather centrist political belief). This has made him an object of scorn and derision to the American people. Depressed and unsatisfied, they march the streets seeking retribution with claims that sentiments of assassination ring true within the crowds. His border positions have made him a ‘racist’, his off-hand (or on-hand) comments about groping women have made him a ‘sexist’, and whatever tripe is said daily and be seen as a reflection of the privileged cis-heteronormative patriarchy at play.

So, to those anti-gun neo-liberal Hillary supporters; I dare you to take up arms and attack Donald, because the relentless wrath of Mike Pence will strike your non-binary butt down from the top spot. Trump should, right now, be treated well and treated carefully, because libertarians and liberals alike will be scorned should Pence get in. His authoritarian-right theocratic nonsense will be the reason for the reemergence of clichés from the 1950s.

So, the libertarian reader is left with one option. It’s not pretty and it’s not enticing. Take this one unique chance to whip out every persuasive technique at your disposal so that you can reaffirm gun rights for those fearing government tyranny, make progress with LGBT+ rights among nihilistic Democrats, and collude for a government which is not dictated by a god or by a warped nationalistic sense of justice, but one of solitude.

Make peace with the disaffected voters and collude with those feeling left out. Just as Johnson was savagely tossed aside by America, so too were the voters wanting a fear-mongering and manipulative vulture-in-a-pantsuit as their next president. The Democrats and Libertarians have a lot of overlap and with a candidate who truly represents liberty, there is a strong chance that the pent up tensions could ease the third-party onto a stronger and more principled political revolution.

Just as one must ask themselves ‘what is Aleppo?’, one must also ask where it all went wrong.

The bombastic and absurdist provocation through in-jokes that runs seamlessly through 4chan and leaks slowly into the mainstream through Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones and Breitbart have won this election and given Trump the support needed to get this far. So with the ‘politically incorrect’ board touting Trump this year, this can be contrasted to the 2012 election, in which Ron Paul was their drug of choice. The Paul-Trump jump, as I call it, may seem illogical at first, but embodies clarity when seen through the eyes of personality and flare. It’s the same flare that the 2016 Democratic crowd saw in Bernie, and it’s the passionate proud patriot whom can stand up and voice his opinion without following in Bill Weld’s footsteps and kissing the gargantuan boot of Hillary Clinton’s establishment.

The character, charisma, and cohesion in policy that carried both Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders, is what both Clinton and Johnson lacked.

It is the passion that defies odds and turns the small into the strong. The independent into the many, and the meek into the massive. When you are small, hopeless and stuck where Gary was – the response should never be to back down, but to double down. The fire of passion grows and catches wherever it goes, hopping from one to the next.

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke”
― Vincent Van Gogh

Johnson’s failure, Clinton’s failure, and the failure of those seeking liberty was not torn to shreds on the 8th, but was taught a lesson on how passion and charisma carry a cause.

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David McManus

David McManus has an extensive background in youth politics and of advocacy with regards to the libertarian and anarcho-capitalist movements. David draws his values from the works of Stirner, Hoppe and Rothbard. He is currently a student in Australia with a passion for writing, which carries into a healthy zest for liberty-based activism. Despite an aspiring career in politics, he considers himself a writer at heart with a steady niche for freelance work.

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