By RF Schatten
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”.” ~~~ Isaac Asimov
Trumpism’s goal to fully succeed as its own glorious political party/movement is to simply follow History and do exactly what scholars write about: “Transform the subjective consciousness of the people…their attitudes, values and mentalities…into a single-minded, obedient national community”
Single-minded obedience? Sounds like the Republicans in Congress since the advent of the Tea Party. All of them way too spineless…trying to avoid their Führer’s wrath!
It’s a known fact around GOP circles these days, that if the votes in the Impeachment Trial to remove the President could be made privately in a secret ballot, instead of publicly …30–35 cowardly Republican Senators with absolutely no Cojones whatsoever would vote immediately to remove the President from office.
They vote in public to keep the appearance of transparency in the democratic process and to their oath of allegiance. Unfortunately, …and very shamelessly, their “Oath of Allegiance” is no longer to their Country, but to their leaders…the one in Washington, DC and the one in Moscow, Russia.
To these political zombies, betrayal to We, the People or to their party is not as important…betrayal to their supreme leader means you’re a Never-Trumper, the “lowest of the lowest form of human scum, worse than the Democrats”! To the Führer, it also means that you’re a traitor to Him, to the Cause, and to the Country.
And that means naturally, expulsion from the Tribe …because what once was the Grand Old Party, has morphed into a clan of tribal extremism.
What made the “Party of Lincoln” evolve into the “Party of Trump”?
53% of Republicans consider Dishonest Don a greater President than Honest Abe!! …ahhyup! they’ve been drinking way too much of that Trump Kool-Aid!
What made this Political Party turn into a Political Cult?
Why is it that Trumpism’s MAGA followers have turned more like a cult? While this Demagogue exploits the ignorance of his base…with his ‘love’ for the “uneducated & undereducated”, they will follow him off a cliff. But the GOP’s Politicos with a much higher intelligence quotient than the Trumper base, are also faithfully following his orders! … thus, assuring their supreme leader everyone is willing to go off the cliff together for him.
Cults psychologically manipulate their prey…that’s why Con-Artists make such great cult leaders.
Recruit lonely introverts, Social Outcasts, & Misfits, make them feel at home and secure within their own community, make them feel as if they were part of a ‘family’!
And with his Christian Evangelical base, it’s just natural for a grifter to use the same Con as all these Faux Pastors use on their own Congregations. It’s the spiritually hallow “Prosperity Gospel” scam …if you give money to the Church and its Religious leaders, you will be rewarded with health and wealth by God.
Sounds familiar? Look at Liberty University & Oral Roberts, for example! And the wealth of the Roberts & Falwell families! Remember when Oral Roberts went On-Air in his TV Network and said God told him that if he didn’t raise all these millions of dollars by a particular certain date (an important bill collection due), he will die? He got his millions right on time from a little old lady! …so, he won’t die!
The danger in Trumpism is that it encompasses their Political cult with Religious cultists, Racist cultists, and various Domestic Terrorism cults and low-life’s…nobodies who want to be somebody!
When you’re dealing with blatant ignorance, it makes things a lot easier when it comes to using “Lies” & “Psychological Projection”. Always, always, always have someone or something to blame for everything in the world, whether a religion, ethnic groups, the color of someone’s skin, a philosophy, or today’s various forms of lifestyles.
Causing blame subliminally brings out the natural hatred and fear built in someone’s mind…once that’s achieved…they got ya, sucker! Bring on that Kool-Aid!
The problem all types of cults always have is their “Talking Points”. They’re all required to stay in-sync with the standard spiel the Cult and/or their Leaders want you to say…when caught in a BS or confused, you start over from the very beginning!
It makes sense why GOP’ers can’t ever respond with a different answer no matter what the question is about…when stuck with questions by the Press that they can’t respond to, start all over again with their standard Talking Points!
Everyone has talked about all the injustice and all the evil perpetrated by the current US Administration, about all the publicly open corruption, all live on TV.
That’s what Trumpism is all about. It’s about miscreancy, about belligerence, about egregious lies, it’s about blind obedience and absolute loyalty to the President and all Trumpian causes …but mostly, it’s about Republicans capitulating 100% under a treasonous president!
And it all starts on how Trumpism reaches the mindless …with a flair of Orwellian doublespeak!
1) Stupidity is as necessary as intelligence and as difficult to attain.
2) War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.
3) What’s right is wrong and what’s wrong is right.
4) Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
5) We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
And when Fiction really meets Reality …it really does make you think:
“The Party told you to reject all the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command”.
Living a life in a Subliminal existence, and believing what’s right is wrong and what’s wrong is right is seriously dangerous! Forget the existence of our Democracy, we can re-build …it’s seriously dangerous for our existence as a Nation of Free People!
The President lives in his own little bubble of reality …in a narcissistic surrealistic world of Illusions and Delusions. So, it’s no surprise Trumpism lives & thrives in an alternate universe with their own beliefs about an anti-institutional society, and its infamous “Alternate Reality” scam!
Charisma is an essential quality if you want to lead a Cult… If you want to arouse fervent popular devotion, you need to relate to the ignorance who will follow you off that cliff. Just follow the grifter!
Jeremy Sherman perfectly hit the nail in the head with his commentary on AlterNet; “He swaggers away from all dust-ups, never apologizing, always accusing, always playing umpire declaring himself winner, always getting the last word. That’s the essence of cult charisma: The appearance of invincibility through proud incorrigibility”
Yes, America’s educational system is no longer #1…and it does need an overhaul. But folks! It doesn’t take a formal education to know right from wrong!
All this, just shows the MAGA Cult really doesn’t care what’s right or what’s wrong!! They know better! Most of them finished at least primary school…and a lot more graduated high school. They know much better…but it’s their fascination with degeneracy, their greed, and their fascination with evil that comes rooted in their upbringing, born out of a long legacy of bigotry & racism.
Trumpism is a dangerously hateful and evil Political Cult that consists of White Power Nationalists, Anti-Semitics, Xenophobes, your typical Millionaire Executives in it for the natural riches of corrupt governments, and every sick crazy criminal psychopath looking for a place to fit in …nothing more or nothing less!
It’s the ignorance of anti-intellectualism in a 21st Century multi-cultural, multi-racial, and multi-religious society…they long for the days that are long dead and gone…and the “Back to the Future” DeLorean with its 2.1 Gigawatts is just Hollywood! All these social outcasts absolutely refuse to accept the reality of today’s world.
So! Just remember, it’s your choice, it will always be your choice! And, if you’re still undecided about your feelings on Donald Trump …Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!