As ever I conveyed the message that what keeps Israel and America connected is not lobbying dollars from AIPAC but our shared value system. Judaism is obviously the foundation of Christianity and America’s values and respect for one equitable law for all is still firmly rooted in the bible. Indigenous Jewish presence in Israel and the bond with America is easy to explain to people who support Trump and I’m very optimistic about the changes we will see.
Why I Am A Happy Donald Trump Supporter
I’m a happy Trump supporter. Trump has been a very divisive issue even amongst our happy group of contributors here at Israellycool. But what I’ve found is that I’m genuinely made happy by listening to Trump supporters.
I come not to preach the gospel of Trump; I come not to convert or proselytise you; I hope I can help you understand why so many Americans voted for Trump and why I too have supported him. Perhaps more of you can understand why I and many other Trump supporters are happy about the future of America. How we sleep soundly at night and make optimistic plans for new businesses and babies and a safer, more prosperous life. How we want life in America to be great again (and for me, a stronger America is a good thing in the world).
Allow me to put aside the embarrassing and insulting nonsense: as I wrote a year ago, and Dave wrote yesterday, Trump is not Hitler and making the comparison is menacing and an insult to millions who died under Hitler and who died liberating Europe from Hitler.
Many Trump supporters seem to be happy people. That is not a glib statement, it is incredibly profound. Listening to, watching and reading the thoughts of many Trump supporters is for me a pleasant experience. Watching his rallies during the campaign was entertaining and often optimistic. There is critical analysis and thought and even criticism when warranted (he and his team royally screwed up the Holocaust statement that missed out mentioning Jews), but if the goal of life is the pursuit of happiness (not hedonistic pleasure), Trump supporters are going in the right direction.
It seems to me that many Trump haters, and it really does seem to be visceral hatred at this point, do not appear to be happy. The “Resistance” as multiple time failed broadcaster Keith Olbermann puts it, needs to apologise to the world for the actions of Trump. They truly fear the establishment of death camps next week despite no proper evidence for this.
Whether it is Madonna wanting to blow up the White House or Ashley Judd and other celebrities with expletive laced hatred for Trump (and by extension it seems a hatred for the millions who did vote for him) or the celebration of street thuggery (even when the target is an individual you don’t like), all of these are not expressions of happiness and they don’t seem destined to bring happiness.
We see the same thing in Israel: Jews seem to generally be happy. There are plenty of reasons not to be, life is much harder here than other, softer places, but Jews are having more babies and showing more signs of optimism for the future. Expressions of hatred for all Arabs from Jews are relatively rare (though of course hatred and bullets fall rightly on any who attack us physically). Arabs who define their lives in the “resistance” to Israel are not happy. The hatred with which they speak about Jews infuses their beings and corrupts their lives.