• If Sufferers of Trump-Derangement Call You a Pig … Take It as a Compliment

    Surge Summary: Some Trump haters like to call the president and his supporters “pigs” — but the pig has a noble and successful history in the United States — so maybe it’s not the insult they intend. 

    by Candace Hardin

    If you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome and, like a very bad cold, you just can’t shake it, you will write a parody of a best-selling children’s book, If You Give a Pig a Pancake. (This popular children’s book was written by the duo of Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia Bond.)

    You will make book / parody, because you’re unable to create your own original thoughts, and need to emulate someone else’s work as Fay Kanouse has done.

    This book, labeled as a parody for adults, If You Give a Pig the White House, is directed at President Donald Trump. A pig with big hair gets himself in trouble around the White House, binge watches Fox News, eats a lot of fast food and threatens national security without a care.

    Supporters of Trump, who have been called ugly names by such as Hillary Clinton, i.e. deplorables, Biden, i.e. the dregs of society and CNN as people with 10 teeth, would probably be offended again when they see this parody in the bookstores.

    Perhaps, being called pig would be a step up, as people like Kanouse believe, Trump supporters would be pigs as well.

    That would be great because PIGS play a fabulous, storied part in the welfare of humans dating back to almost 10,000 years ago.

    Really? How so, you might ask?

    Fossil records show that pigs were a thriving species as early as 40 million years ago and were first domesticated around 7,000 to 9,000 years ago by those in what is modern day China and parts of Western Europe. https://realpigfarming.com/history-of-pigs-in-america-7c4e8b837228

    Even the Romans had breed specific pigs around 3,500 years ago. Western and Southern Europe continued to cultivate and breed specific pigs up until the 1500s.

    Pigs are not native to North America. They are immigrants, just like the patriots and pilgrims of the United States, who came to these shores to start a new life.

    Pigs were brought over on the ships of Christopher Columbus and Hernando de Soto, whose descendants became a major food source for farm families in the 1600 and 1700s with any surplus sold as “barreled pork.”

    What about Wall Street? Everyone knows the contributions and drawbacks of Wall Street.

    Pigs are responsible for Wall Street. A wall was built when domesticated and feral pigs destroyed crops on Manhattan Island. To prevent their damage, farmers erected a wall to keep the pigs out. The avenue along the wall became known as Wall Street.

    Pigs tamed the west with the pioneer families as they set out in wagon trains.

    By the mid-1800s, Ohio became a major hub for moving swine. As many as 70,000 a day were sent from Ohio to the east coast, increasing even more with the advent of the railroad and in later years the addition of refrigerated cars.

    As the decades moved on, pig farming has become big business in the United States as the largest exporter of pork, moving 26% of the world’s total production and export.

    As anyone can readily see, pigs are the backbone of the history and economy of the United States.

    If the President is called a pig, it is because he is winning.

    The United States has the best economy in the world. Unemployment is the lowest for all groups of workers since 1969. Most members of NATO are paying their fair share of their own defense for the first time in a long time. China is being brought to heel about stealing, copying and reproducing intellectual property at a much lower price and for the first time, they are paying billions in tariffs on the goods they import to the US.

    The United States is now the # 1 EXPORTER of oil in the world.

    The world is keeping its hands in its own pockets now more than ever.

    In conclusion, if all of this history and prosperity is offensive to you only because President Trump has brought it, you have a mental problem.

    If someone had dared to write such a hateful parody / comparison of the previous president, all hell would have broken loose and there would have been riots in the streets with calls for death to the author.

    As a citizen, no one is required to like every president that comes into the White House. It is expected that the office of the President is respected and treated with the gravity of the station. The office is certainly is not receiving any of that now.

    The lack of manners and civility that became acceptable with the last administration and the Democratic Party are appalling. America is feeling the effect of it in everyday society, and it is a total disgrace.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Image adapted from: Jai79 from Pixabay 

    Candace Hardin resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin and history. She is a columnist on PolitiChicks.tv. and has a blog, kandisays.blogspot.com. Originally from North Carolina, her writing and beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Appalachian culture and tradition.

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