How Trump Won America (& Why It’s a Good Thing) – A Food Story
Imagine America is hungry—no, starving.
Donald Trump is a McDonald’s Double Cheeseburger. Hillary Clinton is a salad on a plane.
You ask anyone in public: what would you eat? They know salad is healthier, they know it’s cheap (free, you’re already on the plane), an economically wise decision. They know McDonald’s will probably give them a sick stomach. It’s expensive, it doesn’t satisfy you for very long.
You ask them in public, and they will say salad any day.
But when they’re hungry, alone, and no one is around to know—what do you think they’ll choose?
It’s not based on stupidity (alone), it’s not based on prejudice (alone), it’s based on the instinct that says: this is what I want, and I want it now! And so we chose the burger.
This is good, because when we have our stomach problems, it will be easy to figure out why. Our problem is now in the open, we’ve been exposed as secret McDonald’s eaters.
Now, the difficult part: given the choice between an obviously bad option, and an obviously better option, why did we choose him? Why did our hunger trump our brain? But specifically, why did their slight economic problems beat out the rights of minorities, women, and global progress in general? Why is white American comfort so important, so primary, that they would be willing to forgive all the dangerous things he has said?
We’ll have four years to figure that one out, or we’ll be forced to repeat the same situation.
Good luck America, and good luck The World!
P.S. This is officially probably the last time I’ll talk about Trump, even after the scandal tomorrow, next week, the weekend after that.
However, if you have any thoughts, please let us know by offering up some words below.