Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Fascist of the Land of Liberty Essays - Genealogy,

The Fascist of the Land of Liberty Sarah A. Dunn Trinity Western University Political Science 101: Introduction to Political Philosophy Calvin Townsend Dec/8/17 We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they're endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they're accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariable the same Object events as a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient of sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of present President of the United States: Donald Trump is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He was prophesized by Plato, through The Republic, that a tyrant has been produced by democracy. It should be noted that democracies give way to tyrannies which leads to mob passion which overwhelms political wisdom and promotes the ideology of populism and a populist leader, a leader such as Trump represents aspects "of populism, which is anger at the establishment and various elites," which solidifies the beginning of the injustices that the President has bestowed upon the nation as well as the world ("Is Donald Trump Really a Populist?," 2016). He offered himself as the champion for the people of the United States of America in democracy, a man who could change the corruption that came from leaders such as Obama and bring America back to where it should be; a superpower that is untouchable. He simplifies that he is the one man who can make things whole again; or so he believes. Thus, Donald J. Trump, "emerges out of a whirlwind of anti-establishment hysteria; a strongman fascist promises to stick it to the elites and says only he can make the country great again; he gives the people a familiar boogeyman, some alien other, on whom they can dump their resentment," which provides the basis of Trumps allegations and his prominent actions of scapegoating minorities around America (Illing, 2016). He represents the decay of democracy by his own political existence, Trump proves that the Land of Liberty can be whipped into a frenzy of fascism which is not necessarily a difficult task; it can happen in one election. Plato noted that, "democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a short equality to equals and unequal's alike," which is evident when the current President has revealed the degeneration located at the core of our politics which has shone a light upon the catastrophe we call a liberal democracy (Illing, 2016). Although, Plato had predicted this degeneration of democracy, he divulged that, "the state falls sick, and is at war with herself," which is true; we witness the Land of Liberty become polarized and divided at the expense of a tyrant. He is a tyrant, Plato defines this as someone who is Eros incarnate, thus, his actions are of pure impulse, and he has no control over himself to any extent. Leaders who are defined by Eros incarnate form an allegiance with the poor through political chicanery of his own elite class. Donald Trump is a man who

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