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Protomartyr's Vision of Police State Dystopia: "Michigan Hammers"

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A Cranky One9/12/2020 8:49:57 pm PDT

re: #40 Belafon

I have been thinking a little bit about Trump and I really do wonder if we’re doing it wrong. He’s making all these threats, and a number of things that can be construed as encouraging stochastic terrorism, but I wonder if we should be responding to him with something other than fear. Should we be responding to his tweets the way the KPop kids have done? Should we be buying his merchandise to bury it so that it doesn’t get passed around? Are there other creative ways to undermine his campaign and message?

Trump wants respect, but has been denied that by New York society due to a pre-existing condition: terminal buffoonery. He thought being president would force that respect, but since respect is earned, it’s a Sisyphean task.

Laughing at him and denigrating him, especially in the face of his threats, is likely an effective tactic. And there’s the added benefit of the catharsis in doing so.

As a malignant narcissist, Trump will refuse responsibility for anything bad and will lie, rewrite history and find ways to blame others for his mistakes. Hammering the long list of his mistakes and failures will certainly generate narcissistic injury; his response will be to lash out and lose control. This is another effective tactic.

There are a number of tactics that can be used against the pimple of a president. Especially if his primary strategy is selling fear and hate. I’d focus on tactics that force PimpleOTUS to respond, since his mouth is quickly becoming his worst enemy.