To the Followers of #TheDonald / A los Seguidores de #TheDonald

Please explain to me how this person is going to be any good for the American people, or for anyone else. How can an obscenely rich man understand a struggling family with bills to pay and a small income to do it with? It’s not just that. It’s a man that has offended about 80% of Americans: women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims… basically anyone who differs from the stereotyped 50’s American dream vision.
He claims that he’s not an establishment candidate, but of course, he means that in a political sense. In a financial sense, he IS the establishment: Middle aged white man, rich from the cradle, a trust fund child. He’s never known what it is to lack anything.
Yet, many average citizens back him and his ‘policies’, although they will not benefit from them. He appeals to their sense of dignity and unless they are going hungry, they’d rather have pride than money.
That is a worthy cause for reflection. How, in this material world, all that’s left to common people is not being last in line.
That’s what #TheDonald sells them.
That’s what the Establishment sells them.
It’s ok that you’re not rich.
At least you’re not black.
At least you’re not a woman.
At least you’re not an immigrant.
At least you’re not the lowest scum of the Earth.
You’re our scum, so we’ll protect you. You’ll always be one step above true scum.

In the end, perhaps it’s true that money isn’t everything, even in corporate capitalism.
Or perhaps it’s true that money can compensate for just about all there is. A rich man convincing poor people that it’s ok to hate because they will be lifted above by the mere fact of their similarity to the rich, which is only skin deep.
In the end, a rich man’s money is buying poor people’s will in exchange for the crumbs of their own dignity.
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Por favor, explíquenme cómo esta persona va a ser beneficiosa para el pueblo americano, o para cualquier persona más. ¿Cómo puede un señor obscenamente rico entender la lucha de una familia que tiene que pagar facturas con un sueldo pequeño? No solamente éso, sino que es un señor que ha ofendido a aproximadamente el 80% de los americanos: Mujeres, negros, latinos, musulmanes… básicamente cualquiera que no se ajuste a la visión estereotípica del sueño americano de los años 50.

Proclama que no es un candidato del Establishment, pero claro, lo que quiere decir es que no lo es desde el punto de vista político. Desde el punto de vista económico, él ES el Establishment: Hombre blanco, de mediana edad, rico de nacimiento, un niño con dinero. Nunca ha sabido lo que es la necesidad. Y, sin embargo, muchas personas corrientes lo respaldan a él y a sus ‘políticas’, aunque no se beneficiarán de ellas. Les ofrece un sentido de la dignidad, y salvo que estén pasando hambre, prefieren la dignidad al dinero.
Ésta es una idea para reflexionar. Cómo en este mundo materialista todo lo que les queda al común de los mortales es no ser el último de la fila.
Ëso es lo que les vende #TheDonald.

Éso es lo que el Establishment les vende.
Vale que no eres rico.
Por lo menos no eres negro.
Por lo menos no eres mujer.
Por lo menos no eres inmigrante.
Por lo menos no eres la escoria más baja.
Eres nuestra escoria, así que te protegeremos. Siempre estarás un escalón por encima de la vedadera escoria.

Al final, quizá sea verdad que el dinero no lo es todo, incluso en el capitalismo.
O quizá es verdad que el dinero puede compensar casi todo lo que hay. Un hombre rico convenciendo a a gente pobre que está bien odiar porque están por encima en virtud de su parecido con los ricos, que solo es cuestion de piel.
Al final, el dinero de un rico está comprando la voluntad de la gente pobre a cambio de las migajas de su propia dignidad.

 

2 thoughts on “To the Followers of #TheDonald / A los Seguidores de #TheDonald

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    1. It’s so obvious that this man has no respect, apart from no clear policies. He will not benefit the American people or the world. He may, in fact, speed up the possibility of a war.

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