Jerry Flay tells us in today’s guest blog why we should want Trump to succeed.
Why we want Trump by Jerry Flay
For the past 6 months we have been spoonfed a diet of poisonous perspective. It's target? Donald Trump.
The mainstream media would have us believe him to be the most evil of men. He has been called a racist, a misogynist, an Islamophobe and worse.
Indeed if elected, he will bring about the end of the world as we know it, we are told. Armageddon indeed.
He has been ridiculed for his hair, his hands, his idiocy and beyond.
And what makes this especially extraordinary, is that all over the world, leaders and other politicians have joined this chorus of disapproval.
Which is remarkable, because they didn't say that sort of stuff about Milosevic, about Ghadaffi or about Mugabe.
And we, poor saps that we are, have lapped it up and swallowed it like porridge.
There's an old joke that goes something like this: a man has been arrested for running naked down the street shouting "All the government are wankers". He was fined $10 for being drunk and disorderly, and imprisoned for 30 years for revealing a state secret.
In many ways, Donald Trump is that man. And the state secret he is revealing is this: governments the world over are corrupt, venal institutions whose reason for being is their own longevity and the interests of the big corporates who put them there.
Every so often we go through the charade of electing a new government, but, as Karr said, "plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose". Nothing really changes.
And this is why Trump is such a danger; not to Islam or Mexicans, not even to Americans, but to the establishment itself.
And that's why he has united opinion amongst politicians of different hues the world over. He simply cannot be allowed to challenge, nay to change, the status quo.
The campaign against him is, to misquote Voltaire, "pour discourager les autres".
Because the election of Trump would set a dangerous precedent. Throughout the west, rumblings of discontent with our rotten systems echo through cyberspace.
The masses are revolting, they want change. The poverty gap is obscene, public services are vanishing, bureaucracy is sprawling unchecked and each day the icy fingers of state control tighten their grip on our lives.
If Trump were to win, to show that the establishment can be overthrown, where next would this volcano of rebellion erupt?
Because, and this is the key to the Trump phenomenon, he is not a socialist, he is not a conservative; he is not bound by party ideology and party strictures. He is someone who has potential appeal for anyone: someone who can work with anyone: someone who answers to no faceless institutional loyalty.
And in so being, he has the ability to unite the disenchanted and disenfranchised from all sides of the spectrum.
And for the Camerons the Merkels, the Hollandes and the Trudeaus of this world, that's a terrifying prospect. They owe their existence to the extraordinary lie which is that political parties of different political persuasions offer an alternative to the incumbents.
If you find that hard to understand, look at Mrs Clinton's campaign current; "Vote for me because I am not Trump. I am different to Trump and Trump is bad".
Trump is the wind of change which threatens to blow through the corridors of power like an unchecked tornado, wreaking havoc and leaving behind an unrecognisable landscape.
You may not like Trump the man, but hear me, oh citizens of the world. Trump the phenomenon is our salvation, the tidal wave of disruption which will sweep clean the rotten, corrupt Augean stables that is the establishment.