Thursday, June 09, 2016

Towers Of Trumpism...


...Piled high atop a penthouse filled to bursting with white supremacisms:

...Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke defended Donald Trump on his radio show earlier this week from criticism of his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, blaming "the Jews" in the media for propagating a long-running negative agenda against the presumptive Republican nominee...

That is all.

Tip O' The Toque to Driftglass.



e.a.f. said...

well there went the Jewish vote. said...

If you look at it objectively, Trump's methodology has more in common with a televangelist than a politician. He is a master at manipulation and persuasion, and his uneducated, racist, unskeptical, loyal audience--believe his every word, without a shred of evidence. Compare Trumpism to any religion:

1. A figurehead, prophet, or deity (Trump) [take your pick]
2. An easily-offended, thin-skinned, and neurotic deity
3. Motivation by fear (Muslisms, Mexicans, terrorists)
4. Numerous contradictions (virtually everything he says)
5. Creating an Us versus Them mentality (slay all non-believers!)
6. Sell to fantasies and wishful thinking (a wall, anyone?)
7. Simple language and parables (repeat it until you believe it)
8. Demands loyalty (or be banished forever)
9. Faith-based (facts and reason not necessary)
10. Women are second-class citizens
11. Persuade the uneducated, disenfranchised, and gullible.

Low on facts, big on fear, he is a mad prophet telling his flock exactly whatever they want to hear. Trumpism: A Religion for Sheeple (Amazon)