God Bless you Donald J. Trump
There are long periods in history when power remains firmly centered in a certain group of people, as if it were rooted there, and then something elemental changes and the power center shifts for another epoch to a different group.
The definition of these elementals may be genetic like Kings and Queens, or race based, like when one color of people or nationality enslaves another.
In modern times, since the masses could read or write, the leadership elite group that controlled power — had as part of their power definition — control over the news channels, be they street barkers or TV networks.
This was possible because not every human carried a device that connected to an unrestricted communication network, (Internet) that a single individual, (Trump) could broadcast on, (Twitter).
In this election, in this country, for the first time in history, the people elected an individual, as their President, whose PRIMARY method of communication during an election cycle; not only bi-passed all the regular media channels — BUT won a victory those same media channels ferociously fought.
Believe it not, Trump is a lot smarter than he projects. He’s like the opposite image of how we normally define a great communicator, but his use of a direct device reversed this polarity, the removal of a filter meant he could stretch the boundaries of political correctness without penalty, in fact, his candor became an advantage he had over every competitor. No other politician in this race on either side comprehended the power of this alternative channel and the different type of communication it requires, until it was too late.
Experience is a great instructor and Trump’s previous run for President, his TV experience — all added up in his mind and morphed into a new algorithm.
Trump thinks great thoughts — and then communicates them crudely — which I originally misdiagnosed as a flaw. When you carefully examine this revolution we just witnessed, it’s evidence of GENIUS on his part that he was able to repeatedly, time after time, day after day, stay so focused on the national consciousness; that he could respond in real time to whatever they were thinking and feeling on THAT day — and get his message so brilliantly expressed in just 140 characters.
As a writer, I marvel at that.
What ever else Trump does or does not do, he has forever changed the power algorithm in this nation, the liberal elite are on notice, there’s a hole in the net.
It’s now possible for a real change maker to claim the Presidency and it doesn’t matter how many newspapers or TV stations they own, or are sympathetic to their collectivist view, because a new alternative to compliance with the main stream media exists.
I’m glad I was alive to witness this, I didn’t see it coming this soon — and if you had told me 10 years ago — Trump would be the change agent –I would have ridiculed you.
God Bless you Donald J. Trump.