Monday, August 10, 2015

The Better Man

There is an old saying I’ve heard from Davis Aurini (though he may have taken them from someone else) about how if you can’t be a good man, at least be a better man.  In case you don’t understand the context, it means that you may be a terrible person, but if you can be a better man in terms of masculinity, you’d at least be a better person in the long run.

In the field of Republican nominees, there is not perfect candidate.  Unlike the Democrats and the Left, Republicans tend to be made up of individuals, not collective tribes, and so they are much more ideologically diverse.  While Republicans aren’t necessary Socialist, many are center-leftists despite what they might say.

So it comes as no surprise that most of the candidates for the Republican presidency are mostly worthless.  Very few have values or ideals that match up with my own and therefore they tend to be nothing more than puppets in cheap suits.

As far as the ideological spectrum goes, I have the most in common with Rand Paul.  And I will probably vote for him the primary next year.

But I have to give props to Donald Trump.  I know that I agree with him about 56% of the time, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing a man stand up to idiots in the mainstream media.  And Trump handles himself fairly well.

If Trump wins the nomination, I will vote for him.  This is not because of ideology, but because of the nature of his personality and his experience in running successful (and failing) businesses.

Trump is a multi-millionaire (or a billionaire, I’m not sure, don’t care).  He’s made more money than most people could ever possibly make.  And by all appearances, he did it legitimately under the law, though he probably bribed politicians in order to make things work.

What’s more, he was willing to speak out on things that most people try to keep their mouths shut about.  He questioned Obama’s citizenship cred.  That takes guts for a man who is in big business under the watchful eye of a communist President.

And he said what everyone was thinking when it comes to immigration: that Mexico, among other nations, are sending their equivalent of trailer trash to America.

So while Trump is by far from perfect in terms of who I want running government, he is probably the best man for a job that most people only want because they’re failed lawyers, community organizers, or failed businessmen.  None of which really applies to Trump.

And one final note: Trump has filed for bankruptcy many times in the past.  And since the US government is effectively bankrupt, that makes him the prime candidate for properly dealing that situation.