The Silent Majority will speak again in November. The silent majority will speak again in November, it is Trump’s new motto, yet another, which does not replace, but supports that of four years ago, Make America Great Again. Yes, since the vast majority will be silent, the one that does not shout, that does not devastate the cities, that works, that does not take to the streets, and that has no voice (fortunately, we should say) in the media lamestream – the information discount store – to decide the next president of the United States of America. That media lamestrem that had given voice to those economists who had already prophesied a kiliasm of stars and stripes, the millennial-style end of the world in the United States, from an employment point of view, while the facts, in recent days, have said that in May there was a leap forward of 2 and a half million new employees in the world of work. Two and a half million jobs previously lost, and now returned, thanks to the massive financial intervention ordered by the US administration. The illusion will also be for those who, in the US, are comparing the 1991 case of Rodney King, beaten by the Los Angeles police, to that of George Floyd, killed in recent weeks, always by police officers, in Minneapolis. Vain semblances of analogies, as the radicals hope it will end as in 1992, when dem Bill Clinton won the presidential election, after the riots of May of the same year, which followed the acquittal of the policemen involved in the King case. But Bush father, then, was defeated by the former governor of Arkansas, offering space for a democratic alternative, not so much because of the international scenario – being the country that came out of the Gulf War – but for raising taxes after an agreement with the Democrats.
Trump, on the other hand, not only cut taxes in his pre-pandemic “Chinese virus” tax reform, but no deal has been entered into by today’s Republicans with the Donkey party; as well as the “total” confrontation, taking place in the squares today, albeit fortunately lessened in the last few hours, by the silent majority it is perceived as instrumental, and, above all, not caused by Trump. But the big difference between the riots of 1992 and 2020, and which will prove decisive in the elections to be held in a few months, is that almost thirty years ago the phenomena were limited to the working class, while now not only are they more extensive but they also enjoy the support of the Democrats, with former President Obama primarily, who said he “understands” the rioters. A deadly hug, for the candidate Biden, who presents himself as a moderate, fresh from the official candidacy, since last week he exceeded the minimum number of delegates necessary for the affirmation at the summer convention. The endorsement of Colin Powell, the former Obama deputy, in Washington’s eight years will also be deadly: of that same Powell, who under Bush son, as secretary of state, endorsed the bluff of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction , and that although he was a Republican, he supported Obama’s candidacy twelve years ago. A mistake, therefore, politically sacrificial, that of the US dem, to support – or not to hinder – what is in fact an internal “terrorism”, like the “riots”: an error that did not even make an authentic communist party, like the Italian one, in the 70s, which always isolated the anti-system fringes. In short, Trump’s interpretation of a now radicalized American left now has its concrete results in everyday political and social dynamics, in a system that seems to increasingly take on the physiognomy of the old continent, the 20th century model.
But to win the presidential election in November, it will not be the revolutionary brand – of which Sanders, the socialist leader defeated in the primary dem, is one of the many symptoms – in Russophile style (in America there are also those who are comparing this period to that that preceded the advent of Bolshevism, albeit distinguishing the possible outcomes, such as Gary Saul Morson), but the “American dream”, once again, which has its reservoir in the Silent Majority, the silent majority. Trump’s task, therefore, will not be to throw gasoline on the fire, on an already incandescent scenario, but to stand as a symbol of the majority of the population, the one that rejects all extremism. Even the polls are clear and show that beyond radicalism, minorities, there is a clear majority. A Reuters-Ipsos poll released last Tuesday found that 73% of the population did not mind the peaceful protests and demonstrations that took place, while 79% thought that looting and vandalism undermined the foundation of justice. Likewise, a Monmouth poll on June 2 found that 78% believed that the anger that led to the protests was only partially justified. Americans can’t stand burning shops and churches.