Saturday, January 23, 2016

Some reasons for Trump popularity

There are many reasons why Americans are unhappy with the state of their lives and their country.
Helped by the media, which adores him, Trump’s message is distorted so much that he is partly responsibile for our troubles, and the responsibility of others in the GOP, is turned on its head. People with Trump’s views made things the way they are.
Start with the Tea Party. It successfully got taxes reduced so much that desperate governments have to rip citizens off with fees for licenses, parking fines, and the like.
A justice system that allows cops to kill indiscriminately is not available to the public unless they can pay expensive lawyers. Even filing a motion costs $200.
The same government that does not help us interferes in our personal lives when we want an abortion, to marry someone of the same sex, or smoke weed.
The Republican-led government that sent us to war looking for non-existent weapons of mass destruction cut taxes, making it certain veterans returning with PTSD like Sarah Palin’s son would not get the treatment they need in a timely fashion.
The icing on the cake is failures by a revenue-stripped government to prevent disasters such as the Flint water attempt to save money at the expense of a Democrat-controlled city. Republican presidential candidates want nothing to do with this.
Meanwhile, Trump continues with this brainwashing?
Nazi Joseph Goebbels said: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State." 
Politico has found that Americans who like authoritarianism are the biggest supporters of Trump.
The reality TV star, who already is throwing critics out of his rallies, would be throwing them in jail when they rose to oppose him on the streets.This week he bragged he could shoot people in the street, like his Russian and North Korean buddies, and still win.
Soon the nation will see Trump has no clothes, despite having the money for a Cleopatra-like wardrobe. What happens then remains to be seen.

1 comment:

  1. It is most frightening to think of the possibility that a true demagogue could be considered for Commander in Chief. A country that has the biggest arsenal in the world can go so very far wrong in a heartbeat.