Analyzing the Donald Trump Phenomenon

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From A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect
From A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect

If you watch left wing TV, which is now high comedy for conservatives as Democrats and their press try to blame him for all the Trump protesters, calamities all the way to prickly heat. 

You will hear extensive, and breathless speculation over what Mr. Trump will do. Let us first document who he is:

Donald Trumps Firsts

Donald Trump is the first three-time married President and while our grandmothers would have difficulty with that today we are much more likely to see it as proof he is an optimist.

Mr. Trump is the first 70-year old man elected to the Presidency and we believe it is simply a consequence of our national lengthening life span, which is now over 80, and clean living, so he could well serve two terms.

Donald Trump is the first candidate to fund his own Presidential campaign and that record may last a long time unless he is so successful America will be looking for yet another man with such a record.  While not discussed in the media, that we can recall, it is a point that was likely on many minds given the state of corruption we see in Washington, DC.

President-elect Trump is the first reality television star elected to office and given the power of the media, not the last. Ronald Reagan was first a radio sports announcer, commentator and feature film actor, President of the Screen Actors Guild for 20 years,  GE TV spokesman media person to become President, but he had been a successful Governor of California 

Donald Trump is the first person elected to the Presidency without a political or a military background and this is a first even though Ronald Reagan’s military service was in a US continent based film company doing military training films, an important, but non-combat position.  Training films were very powerful training aids and great contributions to the war effort.  Reagan did have “Basic Training” so he was familiar with the problems and his films were considered very effective.

Donald Trump is the first billionaire elected to the office. His true net worth is unknown, but it is almost certainly several billion Dollars. Getting an accurate accounting of the net worth of a man with as complicated a financial picture as Mr. Trump’s is not an easy task. However, it can be said that money never has been a problem in his personal life so he is very unlikely to be driven by avarice of the kind seen with the Clintons.

In his appearances with Mr. Obama and on “60 Minutes” Mr. Trump seemed more subdued and serious than usual.  The weight of the job is coming to him. He shows it and we think he will do very well.

What He Will Be?

We are a little surprised Mr. Trump does not speak in terms of working with Congress as he can really generate very little without them, but Executive Orders which seem anathematic to him as he has roundly criticized Mr. Obama for overusing them.  Mr. Trump has said he would rescind all of Obama’s Executive Orders and if true that alone will cause great changes in many bureaus.

What has escaped, or been ignored, by the mainstream press is that Mr. Trump has experienced, and apparently perfected, the executive function far better than any man who has been President.  When he sits at the head of the table he knows he is not the most learned man there in every field represented or the smartest man in the room. He is the one who has to pick the right person in terms of sincerity and capacity for the job.  Mr. Obama’s failure was that he thought he was the smartest man in the room and made many mistakes thereby.

We see the major task before Donald Trump is that of overcoming a generation of people that have been indoctrinated in a world where advertisers no longer pitch “…what you want and need,” but “what you deserve.”  In other words, the “Me!” or “Victim” generation with “private space” looking to be offended.  We have only been waiting for an eastern, perhaps Ivy League, college to offer a Ph.D. program in “Victim’s Studies.”

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Adrian Vance

Adrian Vance Trained as a science teacher, with eight years classroom experience, he has been writing professionally since the age of 15. He was the youngest person to be published in Journal of the Illinois Academy of Science at 17 as a result of a paper he wrote suggesting a revision in the science teaching curriculum. Publication was accidental as his teacher headed the selection committee and his paper was sent to the printer in error. Nonetheless, it received positive response. It proposed teaching General Science, then Physics followed by Chemistry with Biology in the senior year given the then new molecular focus in Biology. During his college years he worked on the school newspaper, primarily as a photographer and did an occasional feature, some of which caused him to be called to the Dean's office. "You don't like the way we do things here?" was the usual opening remark followed by the expected suggestion. After his third year, exhausted and without direction, he left for one year, but returned, when Sputnik and Admiral Rickover's books documented a crisis in American education. He felt called to teach and completed a B.S. in Physical Science at Illinois State University with a major in chemistry, minor in biology, near minors physics and education. He did graduate work in both Illinois and California completing a California Life Diploma teaching credential in 1962. While teaching he saw many needs and opportunities in educational publishing so he wrote and produced educational materials, primarily filmstrips and sound recordings. He also wrote for photographic magazines as film work put him in touch with many photographic and production problems. He has 325 screen credits in educational, industrial film and filmstrip as a writer-producer. In 1976 he won the Learning Magazine “Best of the Year” award for his “You in the Universe” filmstrip series and the New York Film and Television Festival Silver Medal for “An Introduction to Cells” filmstrip series. For a partial database of Adrian’s publications please click on http://www.worldcat.org/search and you will see them listed by series title and publisher. Each series title included four to 30 filmstrips and all are not fully listed in this database. The grand total is over 800. Over that 30 years Mr. Vance also wrote other material: two books, published in New York: “UFO’s: The Eye and the Camera” for Barlenmir House and “Audiovisual Production” for Amphoto Books. He wrote and illustrated over 100 features and columns for photography magazines. He was a Founding Contributing Editor for Peterson's PhotoGraphic Magazine and the West Coast Editor of Popular Photography from 1974 to 1978, writing a monthly column for the magazine. As a result of underwater photography work he contributed to SKIN DIVER magazine in the 70's. His "Timing Waves to Enter The Sea" article, first appearing in SKIN DIVER, is now a chapter in a classified U.S. Navy Seals training manual. "UFO's, The Eye and the Camera" documents his "Two channel information theory for the analysis of events simultaneously seen and photographed." It is the first comparative analysis of vision and photography written with the idea of combining information from both sources into a single analysis that can be used scientifically and forensically. Mr. Vance is also credited with solving the mystery of how complete maps of Earth were drawn in antiquity and he rediscovered Captain Cook's secret method of locating Pacific islands so well their positions have only recently been improved. He is cited with discovering the method in the seventh edition of "The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings," by Dr. Charles Hapgood and he later contributed to a definitive article on cartography in antiquity for The Smithsonian Magazine as they confirmed his method. On February 19, 1976 Mr. Vance got a “Certificate of Appreciation” award from the Los Angeles Police Department “in grateful recognition of his generosity in make available to officers of this Department the talents and training of his German Shepherd, Boris. The ready willingness of Mr. Adrian Vance to become involved and to make available his valuable dog in a potentially hazardous situation deserves the gratitude and approbation of the entire Los Angeles Police Department.” This incident was critical to the LAPD administration’s realization that trained dogs could be of value in police work and they are now employed by the LAPD. When the computer replaced film the school market audio-visual field he switched horses at full gallop and produced 460 computer educational disk systems for the Apple II computer over 15 years. During that time he became a professional broadcaster in the 90's to promote the State Water bond issue in Santa Barbara, California as he felt it was critical for the town. He was publicly credited for having been one of the top ten reasons the measure passed thanks to his book “Drought in Paradise” and radio work. The collapse of his software business when Apple Computer discontinued the "II" machine line in 1995 crystallized the failure of his second marriage. With no clear direction in the school market supplemental materials field he sought a career in broadcasting in Las Vegas, Nevada doing shows on both KDWN and KXNT. This was unsatisfying due to the "star" economics of commercial radio where a few performers make millions and everyone else starves. Mr. Vance has also been a day trader, strategist, system developer and author on the equities markets and trading. He now trades stock, land and develops residential property. His website and trading information service, "The Stock Surfer" was a leading Internet service for seven years. He has been developing “The Young Americans” series of Young Adult novels promoting conservative values as well as his personal memoir, “A Long Way From Normal.” You can buy Adrian Vance’ books or downloads at Amazon.com December 21, 2010 he was awarded US. Patent 7,855,061 for his “Fuel Farm” that makes a gasoline equivalent 100 Octane fuel, butanol, from CO2, water and sunlight with algae and bacteria. You can see the full disclosure websites regarding his inventions at: http://CO2Au.blogspot.com and http://fuelfarm.i8.com -30-

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