Notes on International Highlights: a “politically incorrect” view from South America
Trumpism, Putinism and electricities
There seems to be a kind of “magnetic wave” which surrounds, protects and boosts candidate Donald Trump, who attracts not so much due to logic or arguments, but rather through these types of “vibrations” that the candidate brings out
As seen from South America, the pre-electoral process which the United States is currently experiencing and which shall be wrapped up within a few weeks with the election of the Presidential Candidates for each party, causes much expectation and is, at the same time, a cause for concern.
The expectations are due to the natural influence which the United States continues to exert upon the region: any sneezes in this great nation could have political and economic consequences for the whole region to the south of the Rio Grande.
This concern comes, on the one hand, from the fact that, as usual, the candidates with the greatest possibility of being elected do not show much interest in South America, which they often see with disdain and also unfairly as a backyard, rather than a decisive pendulum for the interests of the United States. On the other hand, this concern is also fully justified in the light of a psychological phenomenon which surrounds one of the Republican candidates with the greatest chance of being elected to the White House, Mr Donald Trump.
Indeed, at least as seen from afar, there seems to be a kind of “magnetic wave” that surrounds, protects and boosts candidate Donald Trump, which attracts not so much for logic and arguments, but also through the “vibrations” that this candidate transmits. Vibrations that help to unconditionally seduce, in a way that is hard to explain or understand, significant parts of the Republican right and centre.
As several unbiased specialists have indeed shown, Mr Trump has, in ideological and moral terms, had a past and a present full of contradictions. The losers, based on these contradictions, are the principles of private ownership, free initiative, the family, and the protection of those still to be born. One day Mr Trump says something, then the next day he says the exact opposite, and no-one knows what he will say tomorrow; this, not to even mention his eccentric attitudes and ridiculous airs.
The confirmation of contradictions as shown by Mr Trump would be enough, in even the smallest of Latin American countries, for any candidate to lose qualifications and prestige with the respective centre and right-wing public.
However, this mechanism of objective analysis seems not to be working at the present time with regard to candidate Mr Trump, and in a country where his best centrist and conservative elements would need to be rational and sensible, and where people are proud of not being taken away by waves of emotion.
We do not have an explanation for this phenomenon of group “electricities” that have been acting upon so many centrists and conservatives in the United States, like psychological “magnets” that attract them to such a controversial figure as Mr Trump. We admit that we are not able to present a sociological explanation that is sufficient for the problem and that at least brings a solution.
Even so, the simple fact that such a complex issue is raised for discussion could contribute in some way for the study and debate of this unique phenomenon of obliteration of reason and supremacy of emotivism.
We have the right, as international analysts, of publicly identifying this sui generis psychomagnetic imam who seems to be the main instrument of attraction for candidate Trump, and also to confirm the existence of the aforementioned contradictions in those sectors of the American right and centre who support this candidate.
Wishing to take things further, extending beyond the limits of these notes, we could also analyse the political careers of Putin in Russia and Le Pen in France, both of which have been marked by somewhat similar “electricities”.
We stress that our intention is that of collaborating, as analysts of international reality, to study these delicate issues and also promote a healthy debate about the phenomena of social psychology that could set a new path for the United States and for the three Americas.
Original in Spanish:
Notes on International Highlights: a “politically incorrect” view from South America. Working document. May be disclosed without restriction. Thursday, 28 January 2016