The underlying theme in the Trump campaign and among his supporters is a disdain for the truth, reality is a distant consideration at best – it’s as though the Morlocks have emerged from their underground chambers intent on devouring everything in their path, or deforesting Easter island while constructing idols.
Trump has been caught in so many lies as to become the norm and an expectation – the greater the lie, the greater denial, the more eagerly it is embraced and one can’t help but wonder what that says about his constituency.
The growing demonstrations against Trump are the result of the complete moral and intellectual insolvency of positions he has taken – the Republican party is in chaos – a chaos Trump seeks to spread across party lines and in fact the national fabric.
Chaos is the historical weapon of choice of every despot and would be tyrant, for Trump more than one page has been taken from that book of Hitler speeches said to have found a favored place by his bedside.
There is a saying that history repeats itself and there seems to be a truth in that, repetition, rather than a lesson learned.
The Republican party, the so called party of Lincoln and “family values” is going down in flames, and deservedly so as it amounts to little more than a extremist right wing white supremacy movement.
It isn’t that the party has been co opted by Trump as much as having followed an inevitable evolution, and the bill has come due.
The “patriots” of the party aren’t as concerned about the national well being as they are about winning an election – if this weren’t true they would forget about “pledges” to support the nominee regardless of who it may be.
A total of twenty candidates began this campaign – seventeen on the Republican side and three from the Democrats – what’s pathetic about this has been the lack of qualifications by the huge majority of the candidates.
This win at any cost is exemplified by individuals like Ben Carson who was roundly
castigated by Trump and then endorsing the very man who ridiculed and attacked him.
It is further exemplified by blatant opportunists like Chris Christie and the DNC dirty
tricks to obstruct the Sanders campaign.
Elections are a lot like shopping – voters browse through available products seeking value for their dollar – when it comes to the Republican “products” it’s like shopping at one of those dollar stores, you aren’t going to find anything of lasting value.