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Why continued support for Trump

Why continued support for Trump

The unwavering support Donald Trump continues to enjoy, in the eyes of many, defies logic. To many folks, his behavior since becoming President of the United States, if viewed logically, would cause considerable erosion of his support base. Although there is ample evidence that Trump is unfit for the Office of President, he continues to enjoy broad support. Is there history that explains the Trump phenomenon?

Take a look at what transpired in Germany after WWI. The German people were looking for a savior-someone to get them back to enjoying what they once had before losing WWI. Here is where the Hitler and Trump coming to power mirrors each other. Hitler’s Propaganda machine painted a picture of a nation in dire straits because of a weak military that lost the war, massive unemployment, high crime, loss of influence and leadership in the world, intermingling of races, which diluted the pure German Agrarian people.

The German Propaganda was instrumental in creating circumstances and painting pictures of a nation in dire straits in need of a savior. The circumstance either real or imagined is just what an individual with Hitler’s characteristics needed to ascend to the most powerful position in Germany politics. Working to help create an image of a savior was a low-ranking German foot solder, with broad ambitions to one day become the leader of Germany. By hook and crook, including some time in prison for attempting to overthrow the German ruling establishment, he eventually realized his lofty goal. The road leading to Hitler coming to power started way back in 1922. By the mid thirties the German people eventually embraced Hitler and his platform.

Fast forwards to today. How was a like situation created to make a considerable segment of United States voters subscribe to the notion that a Savior was needed to save this nation? Remember a Talk Show host named Paul Harvey-He use to say, “Now you know the rest of the story.” Paul Harvey, known for his Conservative leanings started this whole political radio and TV talk show phenomenon. Eventually Talking heads Rush Limbaugh, Neil Boortz, Sean Hannity, Billy Cunningham, Glen Beck and other lesser know blowhards came on the scene, spouting all kinds of hateful and divisive rhetoric, usually with a conservative slant. Limbaugh has been greasing the skids for the ascension of people like Donald Trump since 1984. In addition, Fox Network, created another avenue for Donald trump to come to power. It is reasonable to assume that these outlets were not knowingly shaping their programming and narrative to insure the election of an individual with the characteristics of Donald Trump. These folks painted a picture of State of the Union of the United States as a nation in decline with utter destruction just around the corner unless drastic actions were taken. This propaganda reached its apex during the Obama years in office (2008-2016.

Trump was able to get the Republican nomination because he and his propaganda machine painted him as someone that was going to take back this Nation-someone that was going to undo everything that Obama did. Trump portrayed himself as the only one capable of saving this nation and making it great again. Millions of people bought into this rhetoric. Why? Because they had been conditioned to believe it by the talking heads of Conservative Talk Radio and Fox. Trump talks about putting America first. Hitler talked about putting Germany first. People were willing to give Hitler a lot of leeway because of some of his accomplishments. People say the same about Trump. Germans saw Hitler as uncompromising and determined to implement his agenda, no matter the consequences. Trump exhibits the same behavior.

Of particular note is the belief that Trump is a God-fearing man. Many Germans felt the same way about Hitler. As with Hitler, the Church leaders of America, despite apprehension about Trumps beliefs, believe he is sincere and will accept the role of the church in American politics. Some easily recognized ministers of the gospel in the United States proclaim that Trump is God sent, and it is a sin to criticize him and go against his policies.

Finally, as with Hitler, Trump supporters will eventually come to realize that he is to blame for most of his problems-problems that negatively impact the social fabric of this nation. He will taken to task for his stubbornness, carelessness, taking liberty with the truth (lying) ignorance, stupidity, strong will, and resolution to stay on course no matter where it leads.

 

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August 27, 2017 - Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Uncategorized

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