By Gamal Hennessy
Question: What do racist hatemongers, Wall Street executives, and Middle East terrorists have in common?
Answer: They will all probably benefit from the coming Trumpocalypse.
In the case of the terrorists, consider what Trumpzilla said when asked if the attack in Berlin Christmas Market attack would cause him to evaluate the proposed ban or a possible registry of Muslims in the United States:
"You know my plans. All along, I've been proven to be right, 100 percent correct."
Let’s break this down.
- First, no one knows his plans. He might not even know himself.
- Second, he has rarely if ever been proven right, since the vast majority of his statements conform to the classic elements of bullshit.
- Third, if the goal of ISIS is to drive a wedge between the moderate international Muslim population and the secular governments of the West, then all of Trumps “ideas” play into the hands of terrorists. Discrimination, isolation, and abuse radicalize lone wolf terrorists, which is exactly what ISIS needs to survive.
I’m not an expert on counter terrorism. I’m not an expert on ISIS. Having said that, I am pretty sure that pouring gasoline on a fire is not the best way to put the fire out.
But I don’t think Trumpzilla wants to put the fire out. He needs the crisis to hide his crimes and ignorance.