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Trump’s Base Base

Donald Trump excuses and sympathizes with his supporter who attacked a protester from behind, beating him up.  Trump said the attacker was “fed up” with such disruption, as if the protester caused the attack.  Don’t dare protest or we’ll beat you up, goes his implied threat.  Further, he went on to say there are millions who are similarly fed up.

Fed up with what?  Perhaps constant irate anger without sensible content is wearing in them.  A national brain imbalance of raging mid-brains has millions gone awry into ill-focused, fear-based anxiety, leading to anger and hate.  It’s a sort of high.  It comes out of eight years (the same tactic was used during Bill Clinton’s era) of relentless ridicule and stubborn obstruction of our politicians and government, a sort of slow-motion national suicide.  There’s no rational analysis or respectful cooperative improvement, there’s just constant cynicism, wide scapegoating, and tall walls.  They deliberately ruin our government’s prestige and functions, claiming government is the problem, when they’re the ones making that so!  Congress has a low approval rating mostly because one party has deliberately ruined it.  Yet, ironically and tragically, they want to bully that dysfunctional party into place over all of us.  The dull-witted angrily ditto.

Imagine Trump and his crowd taking over the presidency so his sort of Republican can join the existing across-the-board Republican power of the Senate, House, Supreme Court, state legislatures, county boards, school boards, local sheriffs, and lots of paranoid survivalists long-since armored up.

Let Trump rule or there’ll be riots by millions of fed up, riled up, bullies – goes the threat.  This man’s insatiable need for attention has him enraging the baser aspects of his base.  Sanctimonious patriots ready to die, beat and kill?  Hm, where has humanity seen this sort of behavior before?

Byron has been using his writing and public speaking to engage, challenge and inspire audiences for over 40 years. Reverend Carrier's mission is to rescue and revive our earthly Eden, including our human worth and potential. If you enjoy his work, consider supporting him with Patreon.

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