I have so many questions about why all these people swallowed up Trump’s lies and even if they didn’t actually believe them, these hard-core supporters bought his snake oil thinking that he was the best thing for them. They cried fraud being the result of systematic ballot tampering and voting software manipulation, because Trump had told them that was the only way that he could lose the last election. Trump may be the world’s greatest con artist and he pulled their strings like a puppet master, because he was able to fabricate stories and his lemming followers would see “fake news” when he told them it was so. Trump taught these people to hate, starting with Hillary, then making up things about the radical left, targeting the immigrants and using his psychological warfare to gain more and more followers relying on FOX News.
These people who attacked the Capitol on January 6th believed that Democracy was a threat to their lives and those far-right QAnon conspiracy theorists who believe in a deep state, that things get done in potentially secret and unauthorized networks of power operating independently of a state’s political leadership in pursuit of their own agenda and goals are the worst of the whack jobs. These people are seeking order and control and they don’t seem to care about evidence, so they always have an answer no matter what the question is, because they feel that no one can prove them to be wrong. Corruption oozed out of every pore on Trump’s body and the only way that he could have cleaned up the swamp was if he resigned on the first day that he took office.
He tore this country apart in for years and millions still support him and even if he does something that they don’t particularly like, they are still going to say that he is their man, because he says things that make them feel secure and they see him as a winner. Trump supporters thought that he was bringing the country together, even at a time where he was tearing it apart. They may have been doing well in the stock market, but many other Americans suffered under his administration
Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix Opposing Forces hosted by weejars aka Sarah where she asks us to consider the antithetical, opposing, contrasting, mutually incompatible opposites of answer and question – together and apart.