Trumpism, as Cultlike Cowardliness

Few Trump followers see themselves as they really are. . .

By Andrew L. Pate

Steadily the Trump movement has, since 2015, taken on a political zealotry unlike most, if not all of America's previous political evolutions.  The powerful elements within Trumpism have become so magnified they have swollen to unprecedented heights, temperament-wise, creating a boiling pot of dangerous resentments within and without the movement.

In less than five years, Trumpism has inwardly blown itself up to be a fanatical cult driven by religious, racial and anti-democracy prejudices, all of which are to be clearly discerned in five ignoble attributes that define the movement in 2020:

#1 Its blind, obsequious idolatry—to Trumpites, their leader possesses uniquely divine attributes.  He stands above all other humans.  He alone can speak cultic truth.  And no matter what he says or does, nothing spoken or done by him is in error.  He is the Perfect One, which the constant  fawning over him by Trumpites confirms (see Pence and Pompeo);

#2  Its pervasive irrationality—Trump's lack of political experience mattered not at all to the vast majority of those who voted for him in 2015.  In fact, the inexperience he brought to the White House further divined him then and has since; for you see, to Trumpites their God does not think or talk like mere humans.  Therefore  facts and data stemming from scientific and medical research are, in Trump land,  the ridiculous follies of those contaminated by lower learning.  Only Trump talk makes sense, and only to those who believe steadfastly in him.

#3 Its intense anti-democracy positions—the historic democratic values of freedom, justice and equality are, among Trump's people, the mumblings of weak Americans who have failed to acknowledge the supreme importance of national and ethnic self-preservation, which, as God Trump has declared, calls for, in defense, the utilization of every kind of weapon available, and also for the building of a huge border Wall.  Cult preservation further demands that its costs be totally paid for, preferably by Trump's wealthiest opponents.

4) Its obsessiveness with the past—Trumpites must always stay focused on the Greatness of America's past (pre-Obama); this is the only means whereby the "stable genius" of their God can be allowed to unfold in all its glory, which calls for, as is well known, attending every T rally possible, not wearing a mask for the purpose of avoiding or spreading the Covid-19 virus, constant alertness to anti-cultists, and being ever close to Trump in some way.

5) Its anti-Christ, heretical nature—the so-called evangelical Christians of 2020 who support Trumpism  are rightly conceived by much of the rest of Christendom as untrue to their faith, heretical that is, with respect to the authentic teachings of the Bible and to those of Jesus Christ in particular.

Trumpism is more than a cult.  It is a myth, created and promulgated by its founder, which ending is not likely to be pleasant   Hopefully, prayerfully, it will fade or end abruptly without violence.

Remember.  In reality, Trump is human.  He, too, will pass, although his weaknesses are glaring, as most Millenials, Gen Y youngsters, Blacks and other minorities  are vigorously attesting in the present day.

Also, no respected historian  will deny that among the most grievous of American tragedies  have been those tied to cults, which immediately brings to mind: the Charles Manson Family, the Branch Davidians of David Keresh and the worst, in my judgment, the People's Temple led by Jim Jones, which ended in the terrible 1978 tragedy that took place in Jonestown, Guyana, when at Jones's order 914 Temple members committed suicide (304 children) by drinking grape ade laced with cyanide. The Jonestown tragedy also ended with the murders, again at Jones's direction,  of U. S. Congressman Leo Ryan and four others who had traveled with him on his investigative trip to study the cult's activities first hand.

Trumpites will, of course, completely deny that Trump is in any way like Jim Jones, David Karesh, Charles Manson and their likes.  And, as they frequently assert, they will declare that Trump wants only a unified Great America.

Such a denial itself discloses the Truth, however.  Trump's methods and the blind following of his cult are no different from those of any cult creator or member.  They are a sickness unto death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

AFew Trump followers see themselves as they really are. . .

By Andrew L. Pate

Steadily the Trump movement has, since 2015, taken on a political zealotry unlike most, if not all of America's previous political movements.  The powerful elements within Trumpism have become so magnified they have swollen to unprecedented heights, temperament-wise, creating a boiling pot of dangerous resentments within and without the movement.

In less than five years, Trumpism has inwardly blown itself up to be a fanatical cult driven by religious, racial and anti-democracy prejudices, all of which are to be clearly discerned in five ignoble attributes that define the movement in 2020:

#1 Its blind, obsequious Idolatry—to Trumpites, their leader possesses uniquely divine attributes.  He stands above all other humans.  He alone can speak cultic truth.  And no matter what he says or does, nothing spoken or done by him is in error.  He is the Perfect One, which the constant  fawning over him by Trumpites confirms (see Pence and Pompeo);

#2  It's pervasive Irrationality—Trump's lack of political experience mattered not at all to the vast majority of those who voted for him in 2015.  In fact, the inexperience he brought to the White House further divined him then and has since; for you see, to Trumpites their God does not think or talk like mere humans.  Therefore  facts and data stemming from scientific and medical research are, in Trump land,  the ridiculous follies of those contaminated by lower learning.  Only the Trump talk makes sense, and only to those who believe steadfastly in him.

#3 Its intense Anti-Democracy positions—the historic democratic values of freedom, justice and equality are, among Trump's people, the mumblings of weak Americans who have failed to acknowledge the supreme importance of national and ethnic self-preserv see ation, which, as God Trump has declared, calls for, in defense, the utilization of every kind of weapon available, and also for the building of a huge border Wall.  Cult preservation further demands that all preservation costs be met.

4) Its Obsessiveness  with the past—Trumpites must always stay focused on the Greatness of America's past (pre-Obama); this is the only means whereby the "stable genius" of their God can be allowed to unfold in all its glory, which requires, as is well known, attending every T rally possible, not wearing a mask for the purpose of avoiding or spreading the Covid-19 virus, constant alertness to anti-cultists, and being ever close to Trump in some way.

5) Its anti-Christ, heretical nature—the so-called evangelical Christians of 2020 who support Trumpism  are rightly conceived by much of the rest of Christendom as untrue to their faith, heretical that is, with respect to the authentic teachings of the Bible and to those of Jesus Christ in particular.

Trumpism is more than cult.  It is a myth, created and promulgated by its founder, which ending is not likely to be pleasant   Hopefully, prayerfully, it will fade or end abruptly without violence.

Remember.  In reality, Trump is human.  He, too, will pass, although his weaknesses are glaring, as most Millenials, Gen Y youngsters, Blacks and other minorities  are vigorously attesting in the present day.

Also, no respected historian  will deny that among the most grievous of American tragedies  have been those tied to cults, which immediately brings to mind: the Charles Manson Family, the Branch Davidians of David Keresh and the worst, in my judgment, the People's Temple led by Jim Jones, which ended in the terrible 1978 tragedy that took place in Jonestown, Guyana, when at Jones's order 914 Temple members committed suicide (304 children) by drinking grape ade laced with cyanide. The Jonestown tragedy also ended with the murders, again at Jone's direction,  of U. S. Congressman Leo Ryan and four others who'd traveled with him on his investigative trip to study the cult's activities first hand.

Trumpites will, of course, completely deny that Trump is in any way like Jim Jones, David Karesh and his likes.  And, as they frequently assert, they will declare that Trump wants only a unified Great America.

Such a denial itself discloses the Truth, however  Trump's methods and the blind following of his cult are no different from those of any cult creator or member.  They are a sickness unto ;death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Manson Family - 1969 Actress Sharon Tate and 8 others brutally murdered

 

Jonestown, Guyana - 1978

 

Branch Davidian - 1993 nearly 80 killed after 51 day standoff between David Karesh and government

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *