Brace Yourselves: Trump Supporters About to Get REALLY Violent
If you haven’t been reading the posts of Jared Yates Sexton, a former evangelical Christian & brainwashed right-winger, you really should, because he’s pointing out What Comes Next in a way that we all need to pay attention to.
This is his assessment of today’s wackaloon press conference, which would get any other president removed from office and locked in the nuthouse:
Please, god, listen.
This is a cycle.
Authoritarians create crises, they make them worse, then they blame conspiracies. Right now the Chinese/liberal conspiracy theory is growing by the day.
I’m begging you. Recognize what is happening.
Trump is an authoritarian. They create crises, refuse responsibility, and find conspiracies to blame. They build a defense of anger and rage to save themselves and then use them as a weapon.
We are in a deadly cycle and China is just the start.https://t.co/lFuw51je6K
Trump just said, I’m so many words, that liberals are siding with Chinese Communist Party propaganda.
Please please please. Pay. Attention.
This is another step in the authoritarian cycle. We’re moving at rapid speed.
Trump refuses to comment on whether or not he’s considering repercussions against China.
Listen. Pay attention. Trump is an authoritarian and authoritarians will declare war or plunge societies into madness and bloodshed to hide their own failures.
This is how it works.
The myths we’ve been told about authoritarianism and fascism have allowed it to grow here in America.
Authoritarians are inherently insecure, obviously incompetent, enabled by corporations and biased media, and can take hold anywhere and at any time.https://t.co/r53TCvnhEi
The racist scapegoating of the Chinese is building anger and is going to lead to violence. Using prejudices and fear to hide failures is the hallmark of an authoritarian regime, and it almost always ends in blood and ruin.
For years, millions of thuggish, stupid, angry yokels have been inundated with a steady stream of propaganda, meant to convince them that their true enemies are intellectuals, blacks, latinos, feminists and gays. The boogeymen that make frequent appearances on Rush, Hannity, Dobbs, Ingraham, etc. etc.
Even a casual skimming of right-wing comment threads will reveal a seething mass of murderous anger, champing at the bit to be let off the leash to go “murder some libtards.”Look for a lot more of this being spread on social media. Some by Russian trolls, but quickly and eagerly adopted by the neo-Nazis now running the U.S. Government.
This belief in a broad liberal conspiracy is standard in the highest echelons of the conservative establishment and right-wing media. The Russia investigation is dismissed, from the president on down, as a politicized witch hunt. George Soros supposedly paid $300 to each participant in the “March for Our Lives” in March. (Disclosure: I marched that day, and I’m still awaiting my check.) What is less well appreciated by liberals is that the language of conspiracy is often used to justify similar behavior on the right. The Russia investigation is not just a witch hunt, it’s the product of the real scandal, which is Hillary-Russia-Obama-FBI collusion, so we must investigate that. Soros funds paid campus protestors, so Turning Point USA needs millions of dollars from Republican donors to win university elections. The liberal academic establishment prevents conservative voices from getting plum faculty jobs, so the Koch Foundation needs to give millions of dollars to universities with strings very much attached.
This did not begin with Donald Trump. The modern Republican Party may be particularly apt to push conspiracy theories to rationalize its complicity with a staggeringly corrupt administration, but this is an extension of, not a break from, a much longer history. Since its very beginning, in the 1950s, members of the modern conservative movement have justified bad behavior by convincing themselves that the other side is worse. One of the binding agents holding the conservative coalition together over the course of the past half century has been an opposition to liberalism, socialism, and global communism built on the suspicion, sometimes made explicit, that there’s no real difference among them.
These people are not going to wait quietly in line as the hospitals fill up and there are no ventilators for them or their family. They are not going to accept that it was THEIR leader who fucked them up.
They are going to look to someone else to vent their rage upon.
That means us.
Trump is already testing how much outcry there is going to be over “removing” 80% of the journalists who cover the White House in favor of the groveling ass-lickers.
Once then press is silenced, then he can move towards rounding up other traitors.