Trump is no sur­prise

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Dr Has­san Ab­dul­lah Jouhar

Study­ing the Don­ald Trump case does not need much ef­fort. It is an un­ex­pected sur­prise that Trump made it to the White House, win­ning the Amer­i­can peo­ple’s votes. The man swept all Amer­i­can states, which re­flects the new pub­lic trend in the USA and the dom­i­nance of se­vere right­ist sen­ti­ments. Many po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts, me­dia fig­ures and or­di­nary peo­ple con­sid­ered elect­ing Don­ald Trump as US pres­i­dent as a ma­jor shock and dis­as­ter that would af­fect the USA and the en­tire world. As a re­ac­tion to his win­ning, the elec­tions came fast and might con­tinue to ac­cel­er­ate to the peak un­til he swears into of­fice the be­gin­ning of next year.

For the first time in modern his­tory, neg­a­tive re­ac­tions to elect­ing a US pres­i­dent match do­mes­ti­cally and world­wide. Those pes­simistic about Trumps’ ideas as well as his racist and nar­row vi­sions say that those might lead to vi­o­lence and ha­tred. This is a wave that has started dom­i­nat­ing many Western so­ci­eties lately. Trump not only de­feated his op­po­nent Hi­lary Clin­ton or the demo­cratic party, but also de­feated his own repub­li­can party, as well as the Amer­i­can me­dia, em­pires and ma­chines. He also de­feated non­govern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions that mo­bi­lized their ef­forts against him, as well as thou­sands of sports, Hol­ly­wood and po­lit­i­cal celebri­ties in­clud­ing three for­mer pres­i­dents namely Bill Clin­ton, Ge­orge Bush and Barak Obama. He is a clear man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Amer­i­can silent ma­jor­ity that made this change.

What will hap­pen to the USA is purely a do­mes­tic con­cern, though the en­tire world will be af­fected. How­ever, both the Amer­i­can peo­ple and the world ought to learn two lessons from this ex­pe­ri­ence. Trump suc­ceeded in con­vinc­ing the Amer­i­cans that Washington DC and its po­lit­i­cal icons were cor­rupt and that those politi­cians were us­ing them for the best in­ter­est in mega com­pa­nies and Wall Street. It was such a gi­gan­tic me­dia ma­chine that made the en­tire world fear the US, made it ar­ro­gantly a world leader, mak­ing it in­ter­fere in other coun­tries con­cerns, cre­ate ten­sions, wage wars and kill peo­ple, backed by Amer­ica’s sup­port to such a racist pol­icy. Now, the Amer­i­cans are suf­fer­ing from the same and have started to sense the feel­ing of fear, anx­i­ety, racial dis­crim­i­na­tion and un­known fu­ture.

The world and gov­ern­ments, in­clud­ing Arabs and Muslims, have no­body to blame but them­selves be­cause they ne­glected ed­u­ca­tion and hu­man rights which has re­sulted in a sit­u­a­tion where peo­ple line up in long queues out­side US em­bassies for im­mi­gra­tion. Peo­ple have been op­pressed by tyrant regimes and the USA seemed as the promised par­adise on earth. Arabs have been tak­ing Amer­i­can weapons to fight each other. They have even de­posited their wealth in Amer­i­can banks and fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions with­out any sense of shame or con­sid­er­a­tion to their dig­nity. They are now reap­ing what they had al­ready sown. So, why are they up­set?

— Trans­lated by Kuwait Times

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