The “Great Man” theory of history is hogwash. Historical events that rely on a heroic individual are vanishingly rare. Just as our bodies evolved, so did our history. The events occurring across the world, and here at home, are all part of an evolutionary process. Trump, the man, is an agent in an evolving story.
Because of the internet, we are at the beginning of a new political era, the era of the common man. The old order, of the ruling elites, is being overthrown.
The ten thousand year evolution that began with agriculture has entered a new phase. The great leaps forward of the past — literacy, science, democracy — changed the world. As will the new era of the common man.
Donald Trump didn’t cause this evolution. He leads it because he understands it, not because he created it. His genius lies in his ability to see what is happening, to mount the band wagon,
When I started this blog in 2013 it was because I sensed a red tidal wave rising. It would win the Senate in 2014, and elect a united Republican government in 2016.
This red tide would be so strong that an unprecedented event could happen — the use of Article V by the states, using only Republican votes. And that, too, came to pass, and from 2014 to 2018 the Republican controlled state legislatures, by themselves, could have called for an Amendment Convention to the United States Constitution. Could have, but didn’t.
It must have been in 2013 that Donald Trump saw the same thing I did. He saw the red wave coming, and he decided to jump aboard.
He caught that wave, and he’s sitting on top of the world.