The Prince or President?

It seems a lot of people in the media (and elsewhere) have been surprised by the quickness of President Donald J. Trump’s actions recently, even going so far as to call his maneuvers “chaotic.”  They really shouldn’t be surprised by what he’s doing, though.  Allow me to explain…

“It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.”

― Niccolò Machiavelli, “The Prince”

If the above quote doesn’t accurately describe what Donald Trump has been up against since first announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015, I don’t know what does.

“One can reach the position of ruler through the favor of either the common citizens or the nobles, because the two classes are found in every city. The nobles want only to oppress the people, and the people want only to avoid oppression…When the nobles feel pressure from the people, they try to make one of their own the prince in order to protect their privileges. When the people feel they cannot resist the nobles, they try to make a fellow citizen prince in order to protect their rights. You can never satisfy the nobles by acting honorably, but you can satisfy the people.”

The People’s Champion

Donald J. Trump ascended to power on the promise of returning power of the U.S. government to its citizens. Trump is loathed by the elite, our modern day nobles, which is why they oppose him so viciously.

One of Their Own

Crooked Hillary Clinton was not chosen by the people. If the libtards had their way, Crazy Bernie would’ve been the democratic nominee. Clearly, the elite was unsure of how cooperative and/or capable Sanders would be in such a role and decided instead to confer that position upon Clinton, an unscrupulous puppet, ready and willing to do their bidding, to protect their interests not ours.

“Regardless of how a prince comes to power, he should make every effort to win the good will of the people, or in times of trouble, he will have no hope. A prince must not delude himself about the reliability of the people, but nonetheless, a prince who makes good preparations and knows how to command will never be betrayed by them. A wise ruler will contrive to keep all his citizens dependent on him and on the state, and then he will be able to trust them.”

At any point, Trump could’ve chosen to pander to any number of the Left’s bread and butter groups: racial minorities, the LGBT community, Muslims, etc. But he didn’t. Instead, he chose his constituents masterfully — aligning himself with law and order by association with the military/police and 2nd Amendment supporters, morality by association with Christians and Pro Life advocates, the hardworking everyman by association with those who lost their jobs through outsourcing or illegal immigration, etc.

Which begs the question, which constituents did the Left choose to court?  The worst our society has to offer — criminals, illegal aliens, domestic terror groups like Black Lives Matter and their sympathizers, Welfare cases, sexually irresponsible Pro-Choice advocates, feminists, etc.

The contrast couldn’t have been more stark.

If the lamestream media is truly “surprised” by Trump’s actions, it’s only because they’ve been used to dealing with all talk, no action politicians, and Trump’s a completely different animal.

Personally, I don’t think the media is surprised by what Trump’s doing, or at least not to the degree they’re letting on.  They know just enough to try and put their own #FakeNews spin on everything he does, in an effort to undermine what he seeks to achieve.

You want to know the real reason Trump’s been so busy since taking office, and why he’s getting so much done so quickly?

“Cruel acts may be justified when they are done all at once to establish a prince’s power (but not repeated) and turned to the benefit of his subjects. Cruel acts are done badly when they increase over time. A conqueror should decide how many injuries he must inflict up front and do them all at once to keep his subjects from constantly resenting them. But benefits should be handed out gradually, so that people savor them. Above all, a prince should live with his subjects in such a way that no good or bad situation can force him to change his conduct.”

If you’re going to rip off a Band-Aid, what’s the better way to do it?  Doing it quickly and all-at-once, or dragging it out so you can feel every little hair get pulled out by its root?

Exactly.

Trump is following the advice laid out in “The Prince” to the letter.  You may have seen this same sort of Machiavellian stratagem of “settling all business at once” at the end of a little movie called “The Godfather”:

*SPOILER ALERT*

 

#FakeNews can try and claim President Trump’s actions are “chaotic” all it wants, but make no mistake, no actions taken by Trump are willy-nilly.  They’re all part of an elaborate strategy, his master plan to make America great again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: leonevolpe

"The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves." - Niccolo Machiavelli, "The Prince"

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