I had Donald Trump all wrong. He's not here to get along, he's here to tear down before building up. It is the work of an iconoclast. It's also a prophetic mandate.
This came to me when i was hearing the wail of liberals on how a LIBERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ICON LIKE JOHN LEWIS was being torn down by Donald Trump. Then it hit me, he is a classical iconoclast. A breaker of images. His tackling the press is this.
He represents the mandate of God given to Jeremiah the Prophet:
"See, I have this day appointed you to the oversight of the nations and of the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant".
While he is not a prophet, he does carry a mantel to tear down..a breaker anointing to overthrow the established order. The work of an Iconoclast. Not all iconoclasts are prophets, but all prophets must at their core be iconoclasts
Are you always challenging the establishment? Or provoking popular thought by attacking traditions and institutions? Then you may be an iconoclast.
To be called an iconoclast today is kind of cool — they're rugged individualists, bold thinkers who don't give a hoot what tradition calls for. But back in medieval Greece, the iconoclasts had a more thuggish reputation. Stemming from the Greek words eikon, meaning "image," and klastes, meaning "breaker,"
Definitions of iconoclast online dictionary
Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions. Iconoclasm is the destruction of icons and other images or monuments for political motives. Over time, the word, usually in the adjectival form, has also come to refer to aggressive statements or actions against any well-established status quo. It is a frequent component of major political or religious changes. The term does not generally encompass the specific destruction of images of a ruler after his death or overthrow but can.