Donald Trump—The New Trojan Horse?

by Joe Hagstrom

We all know the story of Greece and Troy. Piddly details about Helen and Paris aside, it was written that Troy would fall from a type of suicide. And sure enough, the Trojans dragged the Trojan Horse into the city and a day later Troy fell.

The Trojans were warned not to take the horse into the city but they killed the guy that warned them it may be a trap. The Trojan Horse represented to them the nonsense they wanted to hear. That the Greeks gave up and the God’s wanted them to have a big wooden horse. No different from today in America. Millions of bigots, religious zealots and homophobes had in Trump a Trojan Horse that represented all they wanted to believe.

The religious only heard Trump’s opposition to abortion and that women who get one should be punished. Bigots heard what they wanted about evil Mexicans wanting to rape and murder and sell drugs. Trump did give the customary wink wink by saying there were a few “good ones.’ This assuaged the people who hate Blacks who always caveat their bigotry by saying there are a few “good ones” so he’s good with them. Trump’s working to take away civil rights from Gay and Transgender people so the anti Gay crowd is giddy as well as the Jesus freaks who are even giddier that Trump “gets it.” Whatever these people think “it” is.

So they, along with a good batch of working stiffs who heard what they wanted to hear about Trump saving coal and steel helped elect the Trumpian Horse. Not to mention all the people who voted against Hillary since they heard so much anti Hillary propaganda over the last thirty years that they figured it must be true. Or she was worse than Trump.

In 2016, just as the Trojans did several millenia ago, began the process of plunging the knife into the heart of America. The difference is we have an election to reverse the knife’s path. The Trojans didn’t. Odysseus and his men opened the gates of Troy and the Greeks quickly destroyed the city.

Destroying America takes more time. Trump has a Supreme Court and that’s the first step. His party retains Congress and that may be the final step. Social Security, Medicare, OSHA, the EPA and other government agencies that keep us safe and secure will end as we know them. Republicans have admitted this publicly. Yet this truth is not what their base is hearing. They only hear more attacks on minorities or Liberals despite Liberals being responsible for the very agencies and programs that have provided the security the vast majority of us count on every day.

To my fellow Americans that are under the illusion Democrats will take your guns or outlaw hunting or fishing. It’s Democrats that support public lands and waterways so you can enjoy these activities. I’m among these people. Republican privatization of lands means that unless you’re rich enough to buy them, you don’t hunt anymore.

Destroying the EPA means you have nowhere to fish anymore. Dismantling Social Security means you either work till you’re dead, or you have no house anymore. Dismantling of OSHA means if you’re injured on the job you’re fired. Trump likes that one the best. He always gets a big hand when he says that at one of his rallies.

We hear every election that is the election of our lifetime. I get tired of hearing that like everyone else. But this election is more. This is about the great experiment in Democracy our Founding Fathers started over 200 years ago. Our Nation prides itself on leadership and innovation.

We had the good sense not to just leave those without the means to become wealthy behind. Social Security and Medicare, Head Start and other programs showed that we cared as a Nation about everyone’s welfare. November 6 we decide if those ideals still matter. They matter to me. They have a great effect on how I’m able to live and help my family.

If you’re a Republican, think about what Ronald Reagan said: Social Security is the greatest government program ever devised. Don’t let the party of Trump destroy that. If you’re a Democrat, put aside any animosity you have because Pelosi or Shumer or Obama didn’t do exactly as you think they should have all the time.

If you’re an independent, stand for something. Stand for America. Let’s start the process of ending the madness that started with the election of Donald Trump. We have to get that Trojan Horse out of the White House. Your vote is the eviction paper. Or we end up like Troy. Not being defeated by our enemies, but by our own hand.

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10 Responses to Donald Trump—The New Trojan Horse?

  1. Bill Formby Reply

    November 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Joe, want to run for President?

    • Joe Hagstrom Reply

      November 6, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      I have too much integrity Bill. It’s part of what led me to ruin.

  2. Neil Bamforth Reply

    November 6, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Perfect analogy old bean.

    America needs a Democratic leader who isn’t a politician but is the antithesis of Trump….well…that’s my view for what it’s worth…

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      November 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      If he/she is a Democratic leader then he/she is a politician. That is inescapable.

    • Joe Hagstrom Reply

      November 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      I like the idea Neil but our celebrity obsessed culture would only allow an Oprah Winfrey or Mark Cuban to have a chance.

  3. Neil Bamforth Reply

    November 6, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    How about a politician who had a former life before politics? It’s career politicians who seem to have lost the trust of people.

  4. Terry55 Reply

    November 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Pols aren’t born nor are they raised as such. Many had lives as doctors, lawyers, veterans, and etc. few graduate school and magically become politicians. And Joe this is a bloody good article.

    • Joe Hagstrom Reply

      November 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks for reading Terry.

  5. Caroline Taylor Reply

    November 6, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Dems taking guns!!! That trope has been around for as long as I can remember, and it was bullshit then and it’s bullshit now. On the contrary, the dems haven’t been doing nearly enough about guns.

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