In the socially and political climate of 2017, being a Donald Trump supporter is the new punk rock. Trump supporters are mocked, ridiculed and looked at with sheer disgust and bemusement, something a Punk sporting a purple 4 inch Mohawk walking down the streets of London in the 1970’s was familiar with.
The gasps, the outrage and the “How could you possibly like Donald Trump” reaction a Trump supporter receives in 2017. In a generation that is easily offended and that tries to appease everyone from Muslims and Gays alike, Trump is Punk.
Trump represents everything anti-establishment that leaves established politicians literally shaken in their shoes. He is political incorrect and says directly (or tweets directly) what is on his mind, without political protocol. He is loveably rude, amusingly obnoxious and has caused complete and utter anarchy since his inauguration as President of the free world on January 20th 2017.
In his abrasiveness, brutal honesty, and ability to implode establishment, Trump is punk rock.
Trump is not a politician, not in the traditional sense of the word, anyway. He is a brash New Yorker with no filter. He is a working man who represents the working class of America. Voices that for so long have gone unheard in the great nation.
In one of his most “punk” moments, the then presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, set the stage ablaze against the liberal establishment, who for so long had told the people what to say and what to think. If you were anti-migration and anti-illegal alien, you were considered a far right fascist that only needed a moustache to be compared to Hitler.
Calling anyone whose opinion you don’t agree with a “Nazi” is the favourite terminology of the left-wing, you know?
It was this moment that Trump threw out the rule book and the politically polite social behaviour that politicians had for so long adhered by. Just look at “crooked” Hillary Clinton, how many times has she changed her view on same-sex marriage just to garner votes and appease the LGBT community?
It was this moment that Trump made politics into “punk”.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said in his campaign kick-off speech. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
Only “some” Mexican immigrants are good people? It’s like when a punk singer spits on his audience. This was rebellious behaviour at its most finest.
And, the Trump supporters, who at this point had grown tired and weary of the liberal left-wing establishment of Barack Obama and his utopian refugee world vision, alongside mother of all migrants Angela Merkel, who lapped it up.
“TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP”
And, this wasn’t the only outrageous statement that more often than not, left liberals reeling with immense anger, frustration and disbelief. There was that time when somebody mentioned the saintly American war hero and former Republican nominee for the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, John McCain, with Trump being the wise cracking anarchist that he is, mocked that McCain couldn’t be that much of a hero, if he got caught? Ouch!
Or the time when Trump led the nation in chants of “Build the wall, build the wall.”
“I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”
And, he finished the year of 2016 in the way only Trump could.
“Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly, they just don’t know what to do. Love!”
The anti-establishment had toppled the left and Trump was leading a mutineer movement.
Riding the Trump train was like being front and centre of a mosh pit, the adrenaline and head bashing and just not giving a f*ck was the quintessence of punk rock.
And, not giving a f*ck has been Trump’s stance on many so-called politically correct and socialist rhetorics.
The Punk ideology was a social and political belief originated out of working class angst and the frustrations that many were feeling about economic issues and the neglect of working people and their struggles to survive.
Sounds very familiar, right?
Punk has always been associated as pro working-class, anti-establishment, freedom, anti-authoritarianism, anti-corporate culture/corruption, free-thought and non-conformity, everything Trump stands for and represents.
For so long the left have filled all the higher institutions of society. They continue to do so today. They control Hollywood and the music industry, they control the art world and they control popular culture, yet still claim to be counter-culture non-conformists railing against the mainstream.
But, how can you be a rebel when your name is Meryl Streep and your net worth is $65 Million?
The problem with that logic is, the left are the ultimate conformists, the left are the mainstream and the left are the establishment.
In the land that Tony Blair and Barack Obama helped shape and design, being politically correct became the new normal.
The word “punk” evokes images of angry hooligans and anarchist behaviour, the same unruly feral behaviour seen in Feminist marches and the same degenerate Anarchy displayed at any Anti-Trump protests.
But, let’s not compare the creativity of Punk to the stubbornness of multicultural left-wing hipsters.
They are not the working class or a portion of society that for so long have been totally silenced. They have constantly been at the forefront of privilege and now that special treatment has been taken away from them, they sulk, cry, whinge and riot.
That is not punk; this is children throwing their toys out of the pram because they haven’t got their own way.
Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the iconic English punk rock band which defined a generation of Punk in the late 70’s has spoken favourably of President Donald Trump.
The “God Save the Queen” singer said that the U.S. President was a “complicated fellow” but blamed the “left-wing media” for dubbing Trump racist.
“One journalist once said to me, ‘is he the political Sex Pistol?’
‘In a way, he is” Rotten said.
“There are many, many problems with him as a human being, but he’s not racist and there just might be a chance something good will come out of that situation because he terrifies politicians.”
He added: “This is a joy to behold for me. Dare I say, Trump could be a possible friend?”
Donald Trump and Johnny Rotten as friends? In a society, where right-wing has merged with punk rock, Trump has made Punk great again.
Story by Michael Lee
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