MONTROSE, CO, USA — As a physicist, I cannot stress more the importance of the mechanics of motion. The field, before it was fully described, had been a serious subject in ancient times. Stupendous achievements by the ancient Egyptians in geometry, in the construction of chariots and their unique performance of architecture in building mystifyingly complex pyramids underscore some of the earliest known works on mechanics. Together, this science of motion and geometry sits central to the laws of physics.

But, there is something even more subtle about vehicles traveling on a highway from Accra to Kumasi than their motions and their mathematical descriptions. Probability. What is the probability, for an observer, within reason, of finding a car at a particular time on this highway with a given mass, given speed and given position – say at Anyinam?

In physics, we are trained to clearly see trajectories and futures. I see probabilities rather than possibilities. If I was asked whether it was possible to see a vehicle the size of a planet at Anyinam, I would simply reply, yes, it’s probable. In fact, it’s certain. Perhaps, the Earth. But since this article is not about physics, I will defer such a debate.

Still, this topic about Donald Trump concerns physics.

In keeping with the great edifices of modern science – mechanics, relativity and quantum mechanics – in comprehending what trajectories entail, one is also quickly caught up in comparing the energies of the past, present and future events in order to compute similarities, find growth (change with respect to time) and evaluate inconsistencies – perturbations. If it has an energy signature, I can spot it, and I can track it. I can identify its purpose through several trajectories, compute outcomes and define its probabilities. Overall, in physics, we are in the business of solving puzzles for the betterment of understanding the consciousness of an object or an event.

And that is why Donald Trump is the best thing to have happened to the United States of America in a very long time. Americans should be grateful. This man has singlehandedly unearthed the consciousness of millions of Americans in relentlessly flashing across every media outlet the American Corporatocracy can muster.

The American consciousness is at a crossroads. It must make a choice if it wishes to evolve into a respectable civilization or remain a barbaric one. Because, no matter what the corporate media says – the American people are about played out.

No one wants America’s exported food because it’s full of hormones and genetically modified garbage. Most of American manufacturing comes from labor camps all over Asia or the American Prison Industrial Complex which houses such a disproportionate number of African Americans that it has now been adequately dubbed as the New Jim Crow. More succinctly, it is slave labor at the heart of American manufacturing. Companies in the United States are no longer required to label the country, or place of origin, of meat, even if that country has lesser health standards than America.

America’s great experiment in democracy, founded by some truly remarkable intellectuals, like Benjamin Franklin, has undoubtedly derailed. It has put at risk, and marginalized its own populations in nearly every imaginable direction. As a physicist who computes energetic blueprints, trajectories and probable future directions, I can report that the United States of America is not united at all. And I doubt that fact requires an exceptional degree in physics, or the knowledge of the laws of physics, to evaluate.

I can also report that Donald Trump will end up uniting the American nation. He is the perturbation that will drive the Brownian parts towards the center of nucleation. He is a blessing that should have arrived years ago for a true reflection of the American consciousness, yet Americans were simply not ready for that lesson.

How, you may ask, will Donald Trump accomplish uniting the United States?

Well, in order for the United States to remain united in the fragile jobless, fast-increasing inequality and racialized climate, it’s time America kicks its secrets to the curb. It’s time America finds out what it really has under the hood and stop hiding who it wishes it had the courage to become, in the shadows of the foundations of the great experiment in democracy.

Until America comes to grips with some serious tears in the seams of its national fabric — no switching of Presidents and Congress will heal the gridlock and the rip in consciousness of the Corporatocracy that though horrifying — now defines the vast expanse of the American consciousness.

Enter Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is honest and fearless in his commitment to his opinions, and moreover — to himself. He will build a wall and Mexico will pay for it. He will deport all 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States – some may come back, but through a beautiful door in the wall. He will not pledge allegiance to Israel. Since he is not running for elections in Israel. He will bring back American manufacturing from abroad and out of Clinton’s Prison Industrial Complex. He will wipe out Obamacare and install a full scale competitive insurance market – and it will not be compulsory. He will maintain Social Security. He will fund Planned Parenthood and the Military Industrial Complex. He will get rid of corporate tax havens. And lest we forget, he will ‘make America great again’.

Donald Trump delivers his speeches with streetwise bragging and an unorthodox sense of intellectual insight. A graduate of one of the world’s most renowned business schools at the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School – Trump has made a name for himself for turning a million-dollar loan from his millionaire father into a multi-billion dollar corporation. He embodies capitalism, sensationalism, unapologetic stereotypical male sexuality all with the swagger of a movie-star-meets-professional-politician. He has chosen to present himself both as a finely-sketched image of an exceptionally educated American and a perfectly sculpted caricature of American ego, idiocy and ignorance.

To those who have never witnessed American self-confidence, or have never had the experience of being heard, they stand in awe of his sharp-tongued remarks, bulldozing his opinions unflappably through , backed by a coveted business acumen. His supporters feel it could be them up there, someday; the big man with all the big opinions that someone finally not only listens to — but cheers and obeys.

And obey the American masses do. The more applause Donald Trump gets, the braver in the moment he becomes. He is bold and has no second thought to shaming people he dislikes, or any reservations about insulting the corporate media from his microphone, puffing his chest with self-approval with seemingly uncensored convictions that ignite crowds of thirty thousand people to a raucous masses — who then have nowhere to unload their sense of disenfranchisement by the political establishment except on one another.

Yet it’s not the fact that Donald Trump is speaking his mind from outside the political establishment that inspires the deep dedication and unfettered following from coast to coast. If that were the case, every Donald Trump supporter would fall at the feet of Bernie Sanders, who has spoken his mind for decades in a way that definitely has been outside the box. Or, they would be devotees of Hillary Clinton, the first white woman, wife of a former president, with a real chance to be president, for that matter, who has spoken her mind vaguely enough to win decades of calculated love from the African American Civil Rights Establishment, the pharmaceutical companies, the oil industry, the Military Industrial Complex and the Prison Industrial Complex.

The fact remains that Donald Trump receives the unfaltering dedication and hero worship from his followers not because he speaks his mind — but the fact that Donald Trump is indeed, speaking their mind.

For this reason, Donald Trump is not a man, he is an energetic phenomenon in the short trajectory of the American experiment. He’s the perturbation America needs. He is the embodiment of an American consciousness long tucked away largely from sight. Trump gives a name, a face, a resume and a fitting suit to the stepchild of American mainstream consciousness: economic insecurity, joblessness, fermenting international terrorism, increasing fear of rigged corporate globalization — and the hatred that is born from resentfully stewing these ingredients in a repressed religiously racialized silence.

The future of the United States lies no longer in the hands of the political establishment and their two-faced relationship with the American masses. Time has run out for an elite who are only interested in the size of their pockets and care far less about the 40 million children in America who starve daily. The future of America lies furiously lodged in the hands of the disenfranchised masses who feel nothing they do or believe reaches the ears of the upper echelon of their shared society.

Only three trajectories remain for the American people to choose from, in increasing probability: Donald Trump wins and he unites America. Or, Hillary Clinton wins, the corporate madness continues and in four years a new more refined Donald Trump (perhaps, even Bernie-like but who can appeal to the African American masses) emerges, appeals to a wider audience, wrests power from the Clinton Corporatocratic Machine, and unites the country. Or yet, the political establishment on both sides of the political climate refuse Donald Trump, and refuse another Bernie-Trump in four years, and the country devolves into a civil war – and tears America apart.

For, at this moment there is no silencing of the vociferous political ‘outsiders’ who support Donald Trump. Their voices, their wants, their needs, are real. The nation can embrace them and move forward or refuse them and risk permanently tearing and breaking at the seams of the American chassis.

Either way, Donald Trump, the event, the phenomenon, the consciousness, has already won – he has redefined the consciousness of the American future. Only three trajectories remain. And in them, two choices. Otherwise it is chaos.

12 COMMENTS

  1. This is on another level oh…gee!! I would like Menes Tau to address some of the racial stuff that Trump has been accused of. I would like to see how a Trump presidency particularly helps African Americans. I would also like to see how Africa – US relations improve, or not, in a Trump presidency.

    But this is fascinating reading… and I am troubled. Frankly, I have no idea who this Trump man is and what he is up to.

  2. As all this wonderful essays seek to project Trump to the lamplight in some extent; that is OK, but I would have love to see more essay on how Bernie Sander advocacy and proposals seek to be realised in the real world of Anglo-American Civilisation.
    When the mandate is given, calculating all the risk involve to clear the shadow government in control of global economy. To give the Americans and the whole world the true freedom we desire.

  3. Lol. I did not see how Trump will unite America in the article. Unless if the author assumes all America are zombies and that Trump will wield absolute power beyond and above the institutions and processes and civil society. He has described the Trump madness well but it felt short of providing a scientific analysis as to how Trump is good for America. Certainly Trump cannot unite America as he is already ripping apart the Republicans. And we must realise that Trump is winning but not the overwhelming majority. If you add Ted and Kasich delegates together it’s about half with a little more than half delegates taken by Donald. Secondly we must recognise the grassroots and elite opposition to Trump inside the Republicans not to mention the whole of the country. So in actual fact Trump is not winning huge as Clinton is doing over Sanders. Thus I think with the events so far that Trump is not even gonna be the nominee and if so then the Democrats, either Hillary or Bernie will have a field day.

    • Valid points. What do you think would happen if Trump doesn’t scale 1237 and the Republicans go to a Contested Convention. Is it possible to write out Trump?

    • Yes. By their convention rules the final vote is decided. Thus following Kasich’s argument that if no candidate won the required delegates the convention thus decides. By that logic then Trump most likely will not be a nominee. As I argued Trump is not in any comfortable lead so far. If Kasich drops now for Ted it is possible he will defeat Trump. If Kasich still keeps until convention I still believe Trump will lose given the momentum building up against him.

    • There is definitely a huge momentum against Trump. One quick question. What will the republicans do with his supporters though if Trump doesn’t become the nominee? Do you think they can win the general elections without the Trump Camp?

    • I don’t think the Republicans can even win with any candidate. But despite the win he makes with delegates we must recognise that population – wise, Trump supporters are not the majority in the Republican camp. He is certainly loud. Outlandish. But he does not represent the majority. I think the majority of his support are mere white supremacists who have come to find solace in Trump following what they take to be the indignity of a Black man leading them. So Trump is a release valve for them. But they are not the majority. The rest of the Republicans are second level Trump supporter types. Obama is too good for them yet they cannot contend with that reality. Thus if Trump does not win it is even better for the Democrats because we will witness both voter apathy and some republicans going to vote for Hillary. So either way , a Trump win or lose is good for the Democrats. Amazing. … isn’t it?

  4. Yet again we find ourselves at another cross roads where change is being preached as badly needed. This time hope has been thrown out of the equation.

    Interesting perspective on the Trump phenomenon from an African perspective.

    What comes to mind for me is the last eight years where hope and change were flaunted and peddled to the masses. Hope and change went to die a quick and painful death in the city right next to the Potomac river Washington DC.

    What this new round of change reinforces for me is what seems to be the outright repudiation of the change that never came.

    There was so much hope and enthusiasm around the Obama campaign and presidency but it fell flat on its face with relatively no changes that challenge in any significant way the special interests and the real powers that be.

    I remember how for many black people 8years ago marked a sort of Renaissance and revitalization of the MLK dream. 8 years later one can easily say absolutely no progress was made for the betterment of blacks.

    Long story short, all this huff and puff and theatrics around the Donald may very well be a reincarnation of the past but mainly on the right.

    Is it real change that people seek or only the illusion of change? If anything the past 8years have only proven that the illusion can be sold as the real deal.

    • Obama has been a disgrace really. And that is probably why many are so pissed off, especially the Right!

    • I totally get it. People are mad (as the Americans would say)! People are so mad, they can’t stand politicians one bit. Although Hillary Clinton is doing a ‘wonderful’ job with her campaign so far. These are interesting times.

  5. Donald will unite factions of the United States that were previously divided because it will become evident that in order to survive a Trump America one will no longer be have the luxury of being an individual. One will need to form or join groups of like minded people to protect their communities, assets and resources like never before.

    The country as a whole will fracture under a Trump presidency but It will force African Americans to unite amongst themselves for preservation and economics like no other president before. There will be no more illusions of a white or mixed colored daddy savior and his trickle down economics to save us. I can’t wait until the Donald is sworn in.

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