On Machiavelli, Donald Trump, foxes and lions

In light of recent events surrounding the President and leftist violence directed at the right, there is a deeper, but accurate, explanation that explains what is occurring. Niccolo Machiavelli posited the two competing interests that make up a government in his book The Prince. Wilfredo Pareto also expanded on Machiavelli’s hypothesis.

The two competing groups are Lions and Foxes. The Lions are people who have conducted themselves in a trade or some sort of work involving accomplishment of some kind that usually involves manual, physical or mental labor. The Foxes are the people that are in the backgrounds and tend to deal with technical issues.

The foxes tend to be the side that tell the lions, you continue to go about your lives and we will run the government for you. Even lions take an interest in government too and both factions acknowledged that in order for a government to work and the peace to be kept, both camps have to have a balance of both.

What lead to the election of Donald Trump and the backlash against groups like the Republican political establishment is that the foxes dominate the US government. Donald Trump was elected as a way for the lions to tell the foxes that their faction must be at the table too.

Sadly, the fox den is made up of the Left, media and Republican political establishment and they are attacking Trump because he is a disruption with what the foxes want to accomplish. The shooting of Republican Congressman Stephen Scalise is a way that the fox den is saying they may no longer be interested in accommodation or rational discourse with the lions and intend to achieve or hold power at all costs. It would be in the best interest of the fox den to accommodate Donald Trump and let him govern. If not, the lions will end up not only getting angry but at some point might decide to go on a fox hunt. If that happens, payback will be a bitch.

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