So…on Trump

I’ve restrained myself on political commentary this season, especially on Facebook.  For the record, I don’t see myself voting for Trump.  There, I’ve said it.  You can breathe easier now.

Thesis:  Trump is the mirror of American culture.

Everyone is angry that he is rude and vulgar.  Yeah, what of it?  He probably best represents pop-culture America than any other candidate, if that is the case.

But he is an unrepentant fornicator.  Well, that’s on his soul and he will answer to God for it.  Again, given adultery and out of wedlock birth rates in America, who better to represent us?

The difference between Trump and everyone else is that Trump is honest about what he will do.  (Well, so is Hillary in a grimmer fashion).  He isn’t telling us polite insincerities about “our values.”  He speaks in concrete terms.  He doesn’t talk about “Fighting Terrorism.”  He is specific on border problems.

How can an Evangelical support him?  I have no idea but I might be able to guess.  GOP has broken every promise they have made to Evangelicals over the past 20 years.  It has moved closer to the center and some of its pundits boasted of “needing a new face.”  I had always interpreted that as their typical “Running an unwinnable neo-con/liberal” against the Dems.   I never thought that it would be Trump.

The Left calls working-class America “rednecks.”  The Neo-Con right calls them “low-information voters.”  The problem is that Beltway has always believed the universe is Washington D.C.  No one else matters.  They are about to pay for that.

I am not defending Donald Trump.  I am giving a prophetic analysis akin to how the OT prophets condemned Israel (while also condemning Israel’s punishers).

About J. B. Aitken

Interests include patristics, the role of the soul in the human person, analytic theology, Reformed Scholasticism, Medievalism, Substance Metaphysics
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