Now that I have had some time to listen to a few political speeches, there seems to be a uncanny similarity between US President-elect Donald J Trump and Sena Chief Bal Tharekeray.
Both appeal to the pride and conscience of the locals. They both believe that outsiders are the reason why locals are backward and haven’t progressed.They both understand the system very well to proclaim that they don’t want to be a part of it. Sort of like Groucho Marx, but inevitably subscribe to the system.
A lot has been said about nativism and reasons for the uprising of local working class. It just seems amazing that you could watch these two speeches word for word and correlate the angst and vitriolic messages that both leaders projected.
DJ Trump wants to build a wall. The other one wants to build a temple. Both symbolic for the ideals and constituency that they represent. Trust me, people are buying into both.
Balasaheb in Aap ki adalat – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWqXTpuqipY
DJ Trump, best lines in 201 election – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0UB06v7yLY