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Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech Was Pure-and-Simple Demagoguery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Thursday, 21 July 2016 21:47

And Sadly It Showed Also Mr. Trump's and His Gang's Ignorance of World-and-American History, Economics, the Environment and How the U.S. Government Works. Etc., Ad Infinitum

A Special Report by Bobby M. Reyes

D onald J. Trump delivered a well-rehearsed but poorly-researched acceptance speech. To use metaphors, Mr. Trump delivered -- not a sensible, pragmatic and honest vision of his presidential candidacy -- but morsels of red meat to hungry human versions of albino wolves and canines. He delivered what the Republican audience wanted to hear but not what the majority of American voters needed to hear.

The scene was a lot of people in the Republican audience cheering the demagogic presentation of facts and arguments by Mr. Trump because they, too, did not know the truth.

In my honest opinion (IMHO), Mr. Trump has to fire his speech writers and advisers, including his children, for they all shared his passion for demagoguery and obvious ignorance of history, economics, the environment and how governments (at all levels from the federal, state, county, city and town), aside of course from committing the now-infamous plagiarism of Mrs. Michele Obama's 2008 speech.

Here are some of the errors in history, etc., that Mr. Trump and his gang of advisers and speech writers intentionally or unwittingly -- because of ignorance -- failed to mention in his acceptance speech:

1.0 The Republican Party controls both houses of the U.S. Congress and nobody in his right mind can blame solely President Barack Obama for any perceived defects in the legislative process or even in gun control, healthcare, etc.

2.0 The turmoil in the Middle East can be traced to the enmity (and bloody wars) for more-than 1,200 years between Shiite and Sunni branches of the Islamic religion. The Iraqi War that resulted in the rise of the Islamic Jihadists was started by President George W. Bush, a Republican, after his Administration's invasion of Afghanistan resulting from the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

3.0 President Obama and his then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were not responsible for the change of regimes in Egypt, Libya and other other countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The so-called "Arab Spring" started it all and it was due to people's popular revolts and not as a result of American imperialist policies.

3.1 Please refer to this reference: QUOTE. The Arab Spring (Arabicالربيع العربي‎‎, ar-rabīˁ al-ˁarabī) was a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010 in Tunisia with the Tunisian Revolution, and spread throughout the countries of the Arab League and its surroundings. Major insurgencies in Syria, Libya, and Yemen resulted with civil uprisings in Egypt and Bahrain, large street demonstrations in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Oman, and minor protests even in Saudi Arabia.[1] 

4.0 Even the NAFTA started as a Republican initiative. Please read this reference: QUOTE. (The) NAFTA, a trade pact between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, eliminated virtually all tariffs and trade restrictions between the three nations. The passage of NAFTA was one of Clinton’s first major victories as the first Democratic president in 12 years–though the movement for free trade in North America had begun as a Republican initiative. UNQUOTE. Citation:

5.0 The slogan of Mr. Trump that under his presidency, "American Can Be Great Again" is illogical and laughable, as the U.S.A. is still the world's biggest economy and the greatest country the world has ever seen.

6.0 The promise made by Mr. Trump to strengthen the military is a misnomer as the U.S. is the only "superpower in the world" and the U.S. military is second to none.

7.0 The U.S. President does not control police and many law-enforcement agencies in the country, as control is exercised by the state (National Guard), cities and towns (police) and counties (sheriff's departments).

8.0 The federal government does not control the educational system of the U.S.A., as states have their university systems and local governments have their school districts, with many of the school-board members elected by local voters.

9.0 The American President and/or even the U.S. Congress cannot do more to produce more fossil fuels, as the U.S. is now the world's biggest producer of crude oil and natural gas. The U.S. also is the world's biggest exporter of gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels. The price of fossil fuel is dictated by cartel agreements (i.e., the OPEC) and prevailing market conditions like supply-and-demand factors.

10.0  It was embarrassing and foolhardy for Mr. Trump to claim that only he could fix the problems of the American economy, as he has not founded any giant successful firm like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Chevron or even a FedEx or UPS. He should be humble enough to admit that Mr. Trump's casino resorts have sought the protection of the U.S. federal bankruptcy courts four times with many stakeholders, banks, employees and vendors losing a lot of money. And worse, the other businesses that he founded or bought (from the fake Trump University, a steak-distribution firm, airline, signature-clothing line, vodka distillery, picture-frames company, board games, mortgage firms, etc.) or licensed like the Trump Ocean Resorts in Mexico, have all folded up due to insolvency. In fact nobody knows if Mr. Trump and his remaining real-estate companies are worth billions of dollars, as he has refused to release to the public his tax-returns. For all we know, Mr. Trump is facing personal insolvency and his presidential run is just another business exercise.

This writer is sure that mainstream news companies will publish also fact-checking reports and their links will be added to this "unsolicited advice" of an article.

Please see an Associated Press fact-checking report on the Acceptance Speech of Mr. Trump"

(To be continued ...)

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