Like Hitler and Stalin, Trump is the TIME Person of The Year

Almost about anything can get the people of the world riled up so easily. Anything -from burger to the weather.

But when TIME releases it’s Person of the year as Donald J. Trump on a day when these parts are so tense in anticipation of whether the anti-establishment bug that got him (Trump) to become 45th President of the United States might have crawled its way up sheets along the gold coast , there’s no telling the nature of the uproar.

Honestly, TIME could have chosen a better time. But then, here we are – the 2016 TIME Person of the Year Cover in hand (or on screen), staring at Trump.

It’s like we cannot explain it, yet we can.

There are two reasons why it’s really not as much of a big deal as we are making it seem.

First, almost every United States’ President (and in the first year of their elections too) have been named TIME Person of the Year. Bush, Clinton, Obama -42nd, 43rd and 44th Presidents of the United States in non particular order – have all graced the covers as the TIME POTUS-PoTY.

For this reason, we say thanks to TIME. Better this year than next. Let’s take all the shock in while we are still jaded.

Second, and more importantly: What is TIME Person of the Year anyway?

Sure it is a big deal. But in what way -is it always positive? Heck no!

Infact, we have just found a quote from the people at TIME that can explain away the whole shinding.

time-magazine-whistleblowers-2002In the 2002 edition which featured “The Whistleblowers” (Sherron Watkins of Enron, Coleen Rowley of the FBI and Cynthia Cooper of WorldCom), the profile covers whichever person, group, idea or object that “for better or for worse…has done the most to influence the events of the year”.

Who better then to be 2016 TIME Person of the Year than ‘The Donald’ uhn? Does he not deserve it.

Donald not only defied every odd known to pundits to become the 45th President of the United States, he’s also shown that there is absolutely no such thing as convention. At the same time proving what many of us only dared imagine – that America is not as much of the free world it has claimed to be for years.

To buttress this point, take a look at the 1938 and 1939 TIME Persons of The Year:

w583h583_737965-hitler-time-magazine-man-of-the-yearstalinYes, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin! Even Nikita Khrushchev  was named Man of the Year in 1957.

And just in case you are still unconvinced, here’s what TIME Editor-in-Chief, Nancy Gibbs has for you on this year’s choice:

“This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer…. 2016 was the year of his rise; 2017 will be the year of his rule, and like all newly elected leaders, he has a chance to fulfill promises and defy expectations…. For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.” 

 

 

 

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