Tagged: Trump cult

A passing thought about “Impeachment!”

I wonder how many of the tens of millions of Americans supporting Trump today, and condemning the Democrats for their “phony impeachment” and their “attack on American democracy,” were nodding their heads in agreement when Trump said, eleven years ago, that Nancy Pelosi — “a very impressive person, I like her a lot” — should have pursued the impeachment of George W. Bush,...

Trump’s Endless Kowtowing Tour Continues Uninterrupted

As you know, Highly Disputed Heavyweight Champion Donald “Pantywaist” Trumpkov has responded to a direct question about the Hong Kong protesters by crawling all the way across the Pacific Ocean in a championship-caliber grovel to Xi Jinping, begging Xi on live television to forgive him for having no choice but to publicly express a marginal, insincere bit of backhanded damning-with-faint-praise sympathy with those...

I lose (and I’m fine with that)

I, Daren Jonescu, hereby concede defeat in the Trump Wars. I sincerely believe that not one human being who was ever inclined to support Trump has had his head turned, or his rational faculty activated in the least, by anything I have ever written about Trump, or by all that I have written on the subject taken collectively. And none ever will. Tribalism...

Let’s Play “Manufacturing Trump’s Brain”

Trump supporters are out in force, as usual, tripping over themselves trying to invent a rationale — several, in fact — for the latest utterly irrational and conscienceless behavior of their favorite establishment-puppet/rogue-progressive president. In the process, they reveal just how fraught with moral traps is this game of “Manufacturing Trump’s Brain” in which they are perpetually engaged. For more than three years,...

Of Kurds and Turds

A word to all the sell-outs, all the weak-kneed little children afraid to stand out there in the big bad world without their tribe, without their friends, alone with their consciences and their pride; to all those unprepared emotionally to face their fate, and their nation’s fate, without a team to side with and hide behind; to all who pretended to believe in...

Shocker: No One Cares

Trump promised to eliminate the national debt. The debt is growing faster than ever. Trump promised to build a big beautiful wall, and said Mexico would pay for it. There is virtually no new wall of any sort, none of it the type Trump promised, and Trump used a fake national emergency declaration (according to Trump’s own account) to steal American taxpayers’ money...

God Has The Power

To critics who question Donald Trump’s banter about forcing U.S. companies to leave China, as part of his ongoing reality TV trade war with an opponent at least seventy-five times more intelligent, patient, and vision-oriented than the Orange Knucklehead, the reality TV president offers this heartening answer: For all of the Fake News Reporters that don’t have a clue as to what the...

A Thirtieth Anniversary the World is Preparing to Forget

June 4th, thirty years ago, the Chinese Communist Party annihilated hundreds of people who were protesting for their freedom against one of the most vicious, soulless, and diabolically clever governments in human history. The regime’s viciousness and soullessness may be verified in death tallies, for those who need quantitative evidence of the true meaning of progressive authoritarianism. The diabolical cleverness is revealed in...

Defining Winning Down

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, back when progressives were still allowed to talk about moral and political matters without complete deference to the current neo-Marxist orthodoxy, wrote of the decaying moral substance of modern America with the now-famous phrase, “defining deviancy down.” That useful expression is easily adaptable to other, analogous contexts, and today I would like to apply it to Trumpology, in which we...

Of Cults and Cultishness

A regular reader who likes to play devil’s advocate sent an e-mail to challenge my continued use of the terms “cult” and “cultist” in describing Donald Trump’s support base. Specifically, he questioned whether I am not simply calling Trumpists a cult out of emotionalism, and whether one might not level the same accusation against anyone with whom one disagrees, i.e., whether a “cult”...