We Chose Poorly: Where We’re at as a Nation, One Year Later
Politics in the United States has devolved into an endeavor that usually attracts the wrong people for the wrong reasons. This is The New Normal that we don’t want to face publicly but dread privately. It is the politics of hate. It is the politics of fear, ignorance, arrogance and the blatant worship of symbols without any dedication to the ideas behind the symbols. It is the politics of “divide and conquer.” We are a house divided against itself and that is an untenable position as history shows us.
I encourage you to read the Playboy piece I linked to above. It lays out many of the changes that the narcissistic man-baby squatting in the White House has brought, changes that have unsettled us, and the litany is soul-destroying. But wait! There’s more!
As a country, we have ignored the growth of the right-wing fantasy machine. The Fox News & Rush Limbaugh cultists are now too far gone for us to reach. We need cult deprogramming on a massive scale, and the only way that has happened in the past is via open warfare.
In the last, desperate days of WWII, ordinary German citizens clung to hopes that Der Fuhrer had a “secret weapon” that was hidden, that would emerge to defeat the Allies and turn the tide of the war.
At the heart of the rumors sat Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Public Entertainment and Propaganda. He spread the lie, as he had so many others. It was a desperate attempt to shape reality to his will, to give hope to men facing defeat.
This is what happens with a cult of politics. Even past all sanity, the cultists cling to their fantasies that All Will Be Redeemed. We are already seeing the groundwork being laid to inspire the Fox News cultists to rise up in the streets and commit mass murder.
They will not go quietly. Not into that good night, but into the filthy ash heap of history.
The truth is this: Trump is a symptom. It is us who are sick.