On September 11 2001, the United States of America suffered the most devastating tragedy caused by human actions, the gist of which according to the official account is that a group of terrorists led by the late mastermind bin Laden hijacked four commercial jetliners, crashed two into the Twin Tower in New York City, one on the Pentagon building in Washington, DC; the fourth plane crashed in Somerset county in Pennsylvania. Everyone on board of all four planes died in addition to well over 3,000 on the ground. It was not an accident – like the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 in Russia, the Tokaimura nuclear accident in 1997 in Japan or the more recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011 – September 11, 2001 was a planned, deliberate and barbaric act against the nation. People as far as Australia “shook” in disbelief at the news of such cruel actions on innocent civilians. But amidst the pain and suffering of so many families, something wonderful happened: the whole world united in support and remained open to provide any assistance to the American people and help our government in whatever capacity.
Fast forward to 2017, the whole world turns its back on the United States amidst another tragedy. This time, the devastation is much, much worse than 9/11/2001; the impact has begun to reverberate not just in the far east corner of the earth but throughout the universe. Donald Trump happens to the United States. No one can tell for sure whether there would be any survivor but one thing all experts seem to agree on, the geopolitical dynamic has drastically shifted and the United States might have to face both natural and man-made disasters alone, courtesy of Donald Trump.
Throughout the 2016 election campaign, most in the media who wore the “double breasted two-piece suit” of political experts, analysts, commentators or simply pundits advanced the theory that Donald Trump had tapped into the anger of the American people in order to secure the nomination and ultimately the presidency. I disagreed with those experts then; I disagree with them now.