A figure of public interest. A spectacle.
Why does Mr Trump appeal to so many Americans?
He is different. It is as simple as that. Most politicians stick to the impression management game. They discuss what will keep them in spick and span form, moving them from point A to B with ease.
What we know from a history of revolution makers and powerful not-so-revolutionary figures is that change and bravery appeals the masses. People are drawn to thinking of the future, they love it. Trump gives them that, he provides ideals of a new future, a new movement, change. If you open up a history book or psychological textbook, you’ll know this, and well, Trump has certainly opened a few books and he knows this to.
He is simply toying with the masses through a game of public attention. The more public attention, the more power can grow and hope can manifest inside the heads of desperate people.
There is no denying he has gained monetary success. This seems to be the thing that most American Citizens prize, financial freedom, when really people don’t even begin to realise that they are forming an image of success based on a game of life sized monopoly. We call Trump ‘successful’. What has he really gained? A big sum of money from societal manipulation.
“Make America Great Again” – Is he referring to the greatness of an America filled with slavery, or the America that overthrew the Native Americans? Perhaps its the greatness of the America that fuel’ed the Islamic War? Who knows.