The Truth no longer matters! What do you mean the Truth no longer matters? Just what I said, “The Truth no longer matters. Today the Truth is what people think it is and that’s all that matters.”
The Trump Administration understands that the Truth no longer matters to its supporters! That the Truth is what they say it is!
The only thing that matters are what the people believe or can be made to believe and many people believe that whatever Trump tweets or states, no matter how provocative or outlandish, is the Truth.
Once his followers, his minions, completely believe that whatever Trump says is Truth, then no other information no matter how factual or obvious will change their minds. Then they will have, perhaps unknowingly, yet still willingly, given up their freedom to a propaganda machine.
There are people I know and like who voted for Trump. I know they are convinced that he is the best person for this country at this time. I know they don’t understand how I can’t see this. This scares me even more.
Donald Trump is clearly a Snake Oil Salesman! He is a completely self-absorbed human being. His persona, his personality, is no different than Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Hussein or a thousand other little dictators. The fact that he is now an American leader does not change this. Trump and his personality disorders are on the same level as those other men. It would be irresponsible of me to attempt to justify his behaviors and make him seem somehow nobler because he is American v German, Russian, or a leader from some other country.
The only difference in the outcome may be is if the Checks and Balances of our Democratic Republic can keep him from turning the United States into what those other dictators turned their countries into. I know that some people will think this is a belief way beyond the pale and that I should get a grip on reality.
I encourage those who think this to take a look at Germany, before Hitler; a man who was also elected by the people and how many Germans supported and believed in this man before he took them and their country to places we as a nation do not want to go! He did this by convincing them that his Truth was the only Truth.
I’ve spoken to many people for whom this election has left them with a sense of foreboding, as if as a nation we have entered unchartered water and they are unsure of and leery of what lies ahead. I’ve also spoken too many who are excited because they believe the political machine has been beaten and a future of prosperity and less government control and military strength lies ahead.
The days and months ahead have never been more uncertain for the United States but if as American citizens we allow the Trump Administration to determine for us what the Truth is then we will deserve the country we inherit.