Trump is not Hitler. Trump is Trump.

“Our biggest weakness is a determination to learn the wrong lessons.” – F. Keane

America has ‘never been a shining light of liberal universalism’ as Journalist F. Keanue so delicately puts it. Struggling with racism, police brutality, sexism, homophobia, conservatism, the United States and its American dream, has always been a exceptionally good advertisement for its own conceived image of freedom, making us look the other way or forget the dark sided scrutiny and hypocrisy in their avid commercialism promoting the white fence dream.

Protestors and their demonstrations hope for a populist change. A change that will topple the constitution and its inhabitants of blue suited white men. They want new and they want better. They want to grasp the real American dream of equity and prosperity. But, this kind of change, I would argue, has to come with management and regulations; a populism change is idealism, the people toppling their government is unlikely. People get bored easily, people are drunk on momentary gain, on momentary pleasure, we want change now and we fight for now, and then we stop.

Hopefully I am wrong. Hopefully we are willing to continue fighting even after it isn’t a trend, or popular. That’s our problem. Social media.

Hopefully I and we will keep fighting, shouting, even if no one is even listening any more. Even as twitter storms have died done, and Facebook memes disappeared and replaced. But even I hide hypocrisy somewhere on my tongue.

We do need change, but our stomping of feet and cleverly quoted signs will not work against people equally as stubborn.

It won’t work against Trump and his council because they eat their own lies for breakfast. They do not want their ideas and minds and speeches to be changed, in their own disillusioned reality they are the lords and masters who can make a change for the “better” – just like the hundreds have done and thought and dreamt before them. Here the people can do little but create commotion and chaos – but perhaps that is what is needed, even if it doesn’t lead to immediate change. Words aren’t just that. Words evoke anger and tears and smiles, words create ideology – speaking does make a change. Although people argue they don’t – only change makes change, only acting makes change. But words and voices are acting: they are speaking out, for some that is all and as much as they can do. They wait for those in more favourable positions to pave the way for them, so one day their words become actions. In my intercultural communication class, I argued, sometimes before action comes ideology and ideology is thought embodied in language – we discuss it, we argue it, we theorise it, we act it.

“A democracy thrives on people who are well informed.” Jon Sopel.

Words are powerful enough. Look at Trump, it was his promises, his words, that made people rally and shout and recreate. He creates “facts”, false facts and false news. The people following him are experiencing a sense of dillussionment around Trump, the man, and Trump, the election, the smallest holes are wins for them. The consumption of fake news toppled the democracy, social media, click bates, look att he statistics, Trump won on Facebook click bate, or Hilton lost on false news. We need good journalism, honest journalism. “Donald Trump needs an enemy” Period. Jon Sopel, you may be right. And who better than the media, seeding distrust to the ones covering the truth, biased or lies.

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