What Film can Teach us about Donald Trump
In 1823 James Monroe signed the Monroe Doctrine. This doctrine essentially stated that the ‘United States would stay out of the eastern hemisphere as long as the eastern hemisphere left the western hemisphere alone. This was the foreign policy of Americas up until April 6, 1917 – we were isolationists. We kept to ourselves, we were hobbits. Post WWI we adopted isolationism again. We had just seen 320,518 casualties after almost a century of being isolated.
Take this scene from Casablanca as proof:
So what does this have to do with Donald Trump? Post-WWII America became a superpower for the first time because we entered a war we did not have to. We gave up the people we love to save the lives of others and to make the world a better, safer place. Or we wanted to make The World Great Again.
This is, of course, the story of Casablanca. In Casablanca, there are people gathered from all over Europe and they all go to the secret underground meetings to fight the Nazis. The only person who qowant attend the meetings, the American, Richatf Blaine the isolationist.
In this scene (spoilers), we see Rick give up the woman he loves to rejoin the fight.:
A truly noble and American thing to say and do, the true action of an honorable hero. One that still stands up decades later. A sacrifice that every American made on December 7, 1941, that allowed America to become the strongest country in the world.
Now consider this (watch to 23:45):
Unlike every other president, Trump won’t put his businesses in a blind trust, because he’s so great. All he was asked to do was give up money and control and he did not. Unlike Rick who sacrificed the love of his life to go to war for America and the world. Trump is no American hero. So what is he?
Consider this clip (Pinocchio 1940 spoilers).
Pinocchio has a choice to save himself, to do what is in his best interests. his father even tells him to leave him there to die. Pinocchio, however, makes the honorable, noble choice and saves his father, giving up his own life. He gave up what was most valuable to his self.
In conclusion please stop call Trump a boy, he’s not. He’s a wooden puppet who wants his father to love him.