People are not understanding what is happening because most depreciate the ideology they purport to defend.
It is, has been, and will be patriotism vs. globalism which translates to individualism vs collectivism. They ideology is depreciated because they fear it will be misunderstood as nazism vs democracy. This is why taxonomy of socialism is key to understanding and combating this mess. Socialism is the umbrella under which communism, fascism and globalism is ideologically protected. Because of that umbrella, people are divided and conquered.
With the tools of socialism, communism is translated to populism, patriotism is translated to fascism and both are controlled by globalism. Under the socialist umbrella, loans dominate the power of communist control of productive facilities, loans dominate the “crony capitalism” of fascism and loans are the mechanism of globalism, for all countries implementation of communism, fascism and globalism.
If commentators acknowledge the imporance of the ideology and its taxonomy it is with a two word nod to the concept, then they move on to personalities, tactics, strategy and other tangential considerations.
And, yes, they are tangential. IF PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DEFENDING, THEY CAN BE CONNED INTO BELIEVING THAT THEY ARE REALLY DEFENDING SOMETHING ELSE.
That is why Trump’s effectiveness is being used by the socialists. The commentators do not understand socialism, they do not understand individualism and patriotism in people and countries, and they are unable to defend what they do not understand.
It is not Trump who is flip flopping. Trump continues to be Trump, a hardball negotiator who gets people to do what he wants them to do. My concern is that he may not yet be used to wielding his new “tools for negotiating.”
Money and people are real to him, but they are imaginary and ephemeral in comparison to the reality of nuclear annihilation of the species. There are no “levels of gray” in a nuclear conflict. Everything is painfully black or white as in the question “To be or not to be.”
Trump is the best we have, and we have to hope that he knows, or learns how, to use the ultimate negotiation tools for the benefit of patriotism and freedom, because the socialists have long experience in how to use it for the benefit of socialism and slavery.
It is a tough negotiation. Most of the naysayers (and yaysayers) are full of it, because they do not know what they are evaluating. And they do not know because they do not focus and emphasize the ideology. They get lost in the trees and can’t see the forest.
To get an overview we must discuss the forest.