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The changing emotions in politics
The world watched in shock as Donald Trump rose to victory as American President. In the aftermath, what we need to understand is not Mr. Trump but the way we construct him. Politics has turned virtual these days. The image matters more than reality. Rhetoric and metaphors hold the sway in between dialects. Issues like unemployment and immigration are mere triggers. The idea of politics seems to have been reworked. Look at Brexit and the latest US Presidential elections. Mr. Trump, an outsider in politics, stood tall in these uncertain times where he promised quick and understandable solutions to problems neither he nor the voters understood. Voting a candidate offering violent solutions, bawling out hatred speech indicates that politics is no longer about empowerment. Ms. Clinton on the other hand had the right answers but seemed like a prissy first class alien to local idioms. The Brexit and American election is more a result of emotional catharsis than a campaign around arguments, ideologies, facts and platforms.

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