by Michael Krieger
[…] I just finished watching Trump’s entire acceptance speech and I have all sorts of thoughts to share. Let’s start with the overall picture. First, the speech confirmed all the reasons I cannot support Trump, but also further solidified why I think it’s very possible that he will win and become President. The speech was disturbing on multiple levels, while at the same time brilliant from a manipulative and salesmanship standpoint. He held my attention for the entire 75 minutes. Can you imagine for a moment Hillary doing the same thing? Yes, it matters.
So let’s get into it. The overriding theme in Trump’s speech was that he represents the “law and order candidate” and that he will “make America safe again.” Of course, the reality is that America is pretty safe and has been getting much safer over the decades. Nevertheless, media and politicians have fear-mongered the general public into thinking there is a terrorist behind every bush, and Trump is intentionally playing into that fear and emotion. Why is he doing this?