Is Donald Trump purposefully dividing America? Absolutely.
Did Obama purposefully divide America? Absolutely.
In the perpetual campaign that being President has become – dividing America is now a highly effective campaign tactic. If you do not like it – look in the mirror for whom to blame.
Why is it now an effective tactic? We have effectively killed the republic. Government is no longer about protecting individual rights but about using its’ extraordinary powers to reassign winners and losers and redistribute wealth. Government is now about nothing more than dividing up the spoils of other peoples labor and life – hence being divisive rather than unifying is a highly effective tactic at getting to 51%. “I will take from that 49% and give to that 51% and I will win the election.” There you have it in a nutshell. Of course the 51% never receives what they thought they were getting but that is another post.
The political concept is that the 49% simply do not count – and why should they if we are going to pretend to be a democracy rather than a republic? This is why democracy is essentially ever expanding evil while republics are the least evil form of government. No government can continue without the consent of the governed – so if you do not like the role of government in your life being the reassignment of spoils do not consent to it and demand a return to a republic.
However – that is not what will happen. Obama supporters will not consent to Trump reallocating the spoils – but they were perfectly happy with Obama allocating the spoils. Trump folks may be happy with Trump reallocating the spoils but they hated Obama allocating the spoils.
The problem here is that government should not ever be allocating spoils.
Yesterday I posted on my Facebook page – “Can put a new sign up on the White House lawn – “Owned and Operated by Goldman-Sachs””
The Trump White House is now dominated by the alumni of Goldman-Sachs. This is not to imply that everyone from Goldman-Sachs is corrupt but that the same policies that Obama followed are now likely to continue in the Trump administration. I have often noted that during the eight years of Obama that $15 trillion in net worth was transferred from the bottom 93% to the top 7%. Those are just the facts. It is fair to assume that the policies that greatly favor Wall Street banks will continue with the Trump White House being just as dominated by the Wall Street banks as the Obama White House.
A great many people who voted for Trump voted explicitly against the White House being dominated by Wall Street banks.
Expect more division.