Tagged: Cult

Trump: A Lying Moron You Can Believe In

One day, Trump says DACA is a “bill of love,” he’ll sign anything Schumer and Feinstein put on his desk, and there will not be a real wall. His idolaters scream “treason.” On Thursday, Trump promises to “build a Great Wall” and complains about immigrants from the “s—hole countries” of Africa and the Caribbean. The cult is in heaven again. In other words,...

Imaginary Wall Just Got Ten Feet “Taller” (aka less real)

Republican lawmakers, continuing the time-honored Donald Jr.-Roger Stone-Reince Priebus-Jeff Sessions tradition of following Donald Trump around with a big beautiful pooper scooper, are now out at the microphones promising that of course when Trump built his cult of nationalist (i.e., anti-American populist) morons by endlessly repeating the mantra, “The Wall,” he didn’t actually mean a wall. He meant an amnesty deal. Someday, when...

Off the Deep End Into an Empty Pool

As a longtime contributor to American Thinker, I share the dismay of many readers at AT’s changing standards since the editors jumped onto the Trump train. In addition to the way this has affected me personally — I can’t speak my mind as freely over there as I once did, and many old readers have understandably fled for the hills, displaced by Breitbartians...

Believe Half of What I Say

The key to being the ideal sucker for a two-bit carnival barker is to want to believe him so badly that you are prepared to block your own ears to the second half of everything he says, so as to avoid facing the contradictions, the ugly revelations, and the not-so-hidden meanings behind the half you wanted to hear. Thus, for example, when Donald...

What Won’t a Cultist Swallow?

I recently noted the psychological projection demonstrated by “New Trumper” cultists like Roger Kimball and Dennis Prager, who wonder aloud how much greater Donald Trump has to make America before the “NeverTrumpers” finally come around and acknowledge him as the Second Coming, or perhaps something even more unique than that. Let’s turn the question back on them, where it belongs: How many ways...

And they started passing out glasses of Kool-Aid…

For months, many of us “establishment hack beta male” types have been wondering when, if ever, Donald Trump’s personality cultists might realize how thoroughly they’ve been had, how severely their blindness has compromised their nation’s last hopes of recovering (peacefully) from its progressive death spiral, and how profoundly the Washington establishment is benefitting from their idolatry. The answer, it now seems, may be that they will never realize it....

The Cult of The Wall

(Originally published in May 2016) If a presidential candidate were hoping, absent any reasoned case for his candidacy, to lure the weary and despondent into a personality cult that would follow him to the ends of the Earth without reason, he could do no better than invoke “the wall” as his campaign’s defining idea, and to repeat that idea, endlessly, as his cult’s...