There’s a lot of talk about Donald Trump being violent, condoning it, or at least inciting it.
But this is a total misread of our next President. First of all, he’s not responsible for what every random guy does — out of thousands. (And by the way, I don’t condone the violence that has happened so far.)
Second of all, he’s not violent, he’s just “street.” He was born in Queens. Of course, that doesn’t mean he was hustling on the street, dodging bullets. I know he had a privileged upbringing that no doubt isolated him from much of the violence and strife that some people grew up with in the city.
I, for example, grew up in the South Bronx. I saw my first dead body when I was three. (I still remember the look on his face to this day.) But growing up there in New York made me see the world in a certain way.
Actions have consequences.
Rude people are not tolerated.
If you attack me, I’ll come back at you twice at hard.
In fact, I got into my share of fights. Yes, real honest-to-God street fights. (I actually detail many of them in my upcoming book There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative — preorder it to find out my main strategy for winning fights, even though I always found myself fighting people twice my size.) Anyway, I’m not saying that Donald Trump grew up slamming people’s heads into walls. But there is something about growing up in New York, a certain toughness instilled, a certain level of “street” that can’t be ignored.
At least, that’s how it worked out with Trump.
That’s why Americans LOVE him. They are tired of being pushed around. They want someone who will not put up with non-sense. Remember Mitt Romney’s “No Apology” tour? I love it that he did that tour. I voted for Romney, and don’t regret it.
Romney is a gentleman… almost too good to do what needs to be done.
But what he TRIED to do, Donald is actually doing.
He’s not apologizing. He’s not backing down.
He knows both sides of the street. He knows the game. And he knows how to WIN IT. Like I’ve said… he doesn’t bring a knife to a gun fight!
And that’s why we support him. I’ll leave you with this:
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
– Frederick Douglas
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