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Published May 11, 2019
This post is part of a series that I published in Jan 2019.
I have studied and researched material on trump since March 2015. I hope that I will be able to find that material.
The events of the last few weeks increase the urgency of republishing this material so that ‘normal’ people, who may not give a hoot about politics have a touchstone where they can find out how trump amassed his loyalists, to include senators and congressman, and how he keeps them in line.
This post is surgically removed from a post published in Hubpages in January. I also added a little more meat to meat to flesh out some earliers hints as to the direction we are heading.
I am leaning heavily on articles by Dr. Bobby Azarian published in Pyschology Today. He also leans on fellow researcher David Dunning for the Dunning- Kruger Effect.
I realize that this material is above the reading level in which I usually publish. In fact as I re-read it is absolutely brutal to understand. But I hope that you will bear with me.
Perhaps you will even offer suggestions on how I can make this presentation easier to read inside of being the heavy tome that it is.
Hopefully this series will be a catharsis. I want to put my angst about trump to bed at least until it gets closer to the elections.
I am sure you are aware how taxing his pronunciations can be: without merit, without sound reasoning and without a shred of good public speaking skills. In addition his shills such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Bill Barr, Ruby Guiliani, Bob Jordan, Mark Meadows et al. add to his crassness and belicosity.
Let’s crank up this machine again and move along in our effort to dismantle trump.
A short review:
I have appropriated trump’s term ‘Deep State’ to describe how his machinations have infiltered and seized the inner workings of our government from food safety inspections (the lack thereof); barbaric treatment of immigrants especially along our Southern Border; his idiotic foreign policy which relies on his supposed personal relationships which dictators and fascists.
A case in point is the increase in the tariffs on Chinese imports. To quell their appropriation of our technology he beats up the average American citizen instead of fashioning policies to deal with the actual problems.
China retaliates by not purchasing our farmers soybeans because he did not target the real item of his wrath so now he puts farmers on welfare and pays them what they would have earned had he not deconstructed the market system.
Oh I could go on but let’s return to how and what means trump has used to get the US into this mess.
In addition to Dr. Azarian’s research and others that I mention in this series, I need to make you aware of even stronger research.
An article in The Washington Post on January 23, 2016 by Jacob Bogage tells the story of neuroscientist Ryan McGarry who applies so electrodes to your head, shows you a video clip and can tell who you are going to vote for. SCARY?
Maybe we can discover how trump won without dissecting millions of brains.
An article in Politico Magazine by David Dunning on May 2016 introduces us to the
A brief glimpse at this postulate and then we will come back to it.
The Dunning Kruger Effect states: Humans often Overestimate Their Political Expertise. Indeed people are unaware of how misinformed they actually are!.
Other points that we need to consider:
The Power of Mortality Remindrs and Perceived Existential Threats
Relative Deprivation – A Misquided Sense of Entitlement
Lack of Exposure to Dissimilar Other
Trumps Conspiracy Theories Target the Mentally Vulnerable.
I tried to make this short since the preceding posts have been pretty ugly. I hope that you will refresh and come back to join me for more of this series.
Thanks for stopping.