It would seem that Trump’s success shouldn’t be surprising, shouldn’t it? It is almost as if the shock—not the disgust, mind you—is also scripted and rehearsed. Even The Simpsons foresaw him as president before 2030 back in the year 2000’s eleventh season. It’s all too easily predictable, isn’t it?
Trump pokes holes every sacred cow everyone is fed up with. Jeb was never going to win. One of the not-so-hidden hands in politics told IHOPKC that leaders “need a miracle”. It all sets up for Trump.
Maybe you think it is a conspiracy. Maybe The Simpsons’ prediction was fiction at the time, unwittingly predicting our world today, which blurs our shrinking line between fiction and reality. It was only a matter of time before someone called out the naked emperor parading through the streets with things that people hate.
The danger we face is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we have people—either acting or seriously—in shock that Trump is winning. On the other side, we have people either supporting him or hating him—as if his victory, good or bad, wasn’t totally predictable.
In 2016, friend and foe won’t be defined by any litmus test of who votes for who; it will be defined by already knowing who was already going to get those votes.