The Power Of Fear
OK so if you watch this video, you will come away a lot smarter about the way things are working in the world.
This video is about Donald Trump and how he managed to get himself elected president of the United States but it’s really about more than that.
It’s about how any tyrant uses the power of fear to demoralize, desensitize and make people feel that there is no hope. That the world is just a crumbling ruin. That the end is nigh, so to speak.
It is this type of manipulative rhetoric and the media attention it garners that is precisely how repressive totalitarian regimes come into power.
This is exactly what has been happening in the United States with the coming of Donald Trump.
But his path was paved by the development of a substantial right-wing network of media outlets, talk radio, blogs and web sites that are all working in the same direction: to build up a climate of fear and bigotry among people who are easy to scare and manipulate.
In the case of America, these bigots preyed on the white working class, many of whom were displaced from their jobs (mostly through automation) and were living with a certain amount of fear and resentment already.
These extreme, or as they are now known, alt-right bigots filled these with fears that black people all had the potential to kill them, that Mexicans were stealing their jobs and flooding the country with drugs, that Muslims were all terrorists bringing their jihad to the shores of their country and the their government was condoning, yes even facilitating it all.
And as soon as Trump appeared on the scene, a man who embodied all the bigoted qualities of the alt-right and possessed a chronic narcissism and a desperate need to win at any cost, the bigots had their poster boy.
The news media covered the hell out of Trump, and exposed his rhetoric of hate and fear to just about every American, bringing out a bigotry in a lot of people who up to that point had been tolerant and pretty good citizens.
And on it went. With an elongated barrage of lies, Trump managed to reposition his main competitor Hillary Clinton, who unfortunately was too decent to fire back hard core and start a pissing contest.
And that really was that.
Now the American people’s worst nightmare has been realized.
A high functioning bigoted, racist, sexist, isolationist sociopath with no moral filter, limited intellect, arrogance beyond belief (called chronic narcissism), absolutely no grasp on the complexities of running a country, no diplomatic skills, a chronic liar, with alt-right bigots whispering in his ear and the white hot anger of the other half of the country who didn’t vote for him.
I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that I do not see any light at the end of the particular tunnel until at least 2020.
A few people have told me that I should back off a bit and give Trump a chance, so for the past couple of weeks that is exactly what I have been doing. Just watching.
And I am here to report no change. If anything the abject insanity of this man is shining even brighter.
So my message to the alt-right is simply this. Be careful what you wish for, because it just may blow up in your face, because Donald Trump may even be too crazy for you.
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