It goes without question that the year of 2016 will be etched in history as the ‘Year of Trump,’ just as 2008 will be remembered as the ‘Year of Obama.’ Both men were virtually dark horse candidates. Obama was a relative unknown community organizer from Chicago, and Trump, while a celebrity in his own right, was a stranger to politics. Both men were unexpected winners to say the least. And both men were unconventional candidates.
My first instinct would be to acknowledge that Donald Trump was the story of 2016. There is no denying he owned the headlines online, from the press, and through broadcast. Trump just wasn’t the talk of the nation during an explosive and hostile election year. He was the topic of conversation around the world. He controlled the airwaves and the water cooler discussion.
Like him or not, an honest person would have to admit that Trump’s candidacy brought excitement. He put a static charge in the air. Watching The Donald debate was worth popping the corn and settling in for an evening of fun. There was just something so refreshing in today’s political environment about a guy who had no filter.
I like statesmanship, so I don’t excuse Trump for his lack of decorum and gentility. There were moments in which there was absolutely no justification for his rude behavior. Nevertheless, we have reached that moment in our political climate where proper etiquette just doesn’t cut it. The Establishment elite in both the media and government are no longer worthy of respectful discourse. Trying to debate liars in a statesman-like manner is not only ineffective but politically suicidal.
Because of Trump’s unpredictable responses and his ‘I don’t give a rat’s rear end’ philosophy regarding his adversaries, he controlled the debate. His opponents were no longer arguing with lies and distortions, because if they did, he would call them out in an embarrassing and humiliating fashion. Considering that most politicians know how to dance around their own deceptions, as long as their opponents follow a protocol of propriety, they can get by with the falsehoods. But Trump changed the rules of the game.
As reasonable as it would be to concur that 2016 is the ‘Year of Donald Trump,’ I have a different proposal. I believe that the year of 2016 represents the transpiration of a worldwide campaign to topple the global elites and the progressive Marxists. Donald Trump is not the story. He is the personification of the outrage felt by hundreds of millions of working men and women throughout the world. His popularity represents the frustration and revulsion that normal people feel towards the materialization of the New World Order and the enslavement of the working classes all around the world.
Donald Trump’s candidacy mobilized the boots on the ground of the average men and women in America who had tired of the insanity within the branches of government, the madness in their culture, the corruption among their leaders, and the treacherous betrayal of the duplicitous media.
And as mainstream Americans rallied around Trump, despite his many cringe-worthy off the cuff comments, freedom-loving people all around the world watched. And they liked what they saw. The Trump momentum carried into European countries as desperate citizens of France, Italy, Germany, and Britain took hope that just maybe they could launch their own counterattack to the globalist movement.
Americans were witnessing outrageous, imperious, and traitorous behaviors of their elected officials and the media watchdogs, and they were powerless to intervene. They were truly at the mercy of the maniacal progressives, the impudent Barack Obama, and the ‘pay for play’ crowd in Washington D.C. Donald Trump’s flagrant temperament was symbolic of the wrath and indignation felt by ‘We the People’, not to be confused with ‘They the Liberals’.
Trump may be the big story of 2016, but history will show that the more profound story will not be the triumph of Trump. It will be the year that sanity, logic, common sense, and the appreciation of freedom made a comeback. It will be remembered as the year that the world rejected globalism.