By Ed Raymond
Donald Trump: A Social-Psycho-on-Path Reproducing MAGA Zombies
I have been asking members of the Make Amerika Great Again (MAGA) cult for years to identify days, weeks, months, years, decades and/or centuries when America was great, so I can know what the Orange Genius sitting to the far right of the Christian God is planning for the Divided States of America. Not a word yet.
Perhaps the genetic discovery that we share 99.9% of our DNA with chimps, great apes, and bonobos and 40% of our genes with eggplant has boggled many minds. Then again, we have had experts in population and religion estimate that 100 billion Homo sapiens have died and been buried someplace on Planet Earth, and represented by 63,000 religions and 28 million gods. Someday we will discover human fossils under old malls.
The BIG question is: Why does Donald Trump have so much support from millions in the MAGA cult? Prominent psychologists say a relatively new study called the Dunning-Kruger Effect is the answer.
The short answer is: Republicans tend to be less educated than Democrats, so they are more vulnerable to cognitive bias where people with little expertise assume they have superior expertise.
It also assumes Republicans overestimate expertise in the political field because they don’t have enough knowledge to know they don’t have enough knowledge. No, I’m not repeating words. Read it again.
Did the Star of ‘The Apprentice’ Dream of Being President as a Child?
As a teenager, Donald’s parents shipped him off with his mental baggage to a military school to pick up a little discipline. He thought he was the best baseball shortstop in the city of New York, including the ones playing for the Yankees, but, according to old scorebooks, he hit only .136 in high school. That’s close to what he hit as president.
During the 1980s while being interviewed for in-rages and outrages, he would drop the presidential bomb, but only to get another headline. It wasn’t until after the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, according to sources, that he considered a run.
It was Black President Barack Obama who set off the White Apprentice who had charged him with being a Kenya birther and witch doctor.
On the same night Obama authorized the killing of Osama bin Laden, he stripped the “I alone-can-do-it” guy with these lines: “No one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald. That’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: Did we fake the moon landing? What actually happened in Roswell? He says he will run for president as a Republican—which is surprising, since I just assumed that he was running as a joke.”
Black Obama had put White Trump on a grill and rotisserie, turning it for five minutes, and charred him. I watched the Orange Genius turn redder and redder until I thought he was going to explode. He didn’t, but he never attended another White House Correspondents’ dinner.
I thought a small-town editor described the situation perfectly. Because Trump had five deferments during Vietnam authorized by a doctor who had never examined him for bone spurs, she wrote: “He is a weenie who can’t handle jokes at his expense. You know he is pathological in his area, because the sitting president is given a spot on the program to retaliate. Think about that—Spanky is passing up a microphone, camera, and a national audience. I do believe the yellow in his hair is running down his back.”
Here Is One Reason Red States Had 45% More Deaths From COVID Than Blue States
Political Scientist Briam Klaus reviewed the possibility of the US 2024 presidential election in an essay, “The Case for Amplifying Trump’s Insanity”: “The election pits a 77-year-old racist, misogynist bigot who has been liable for rape, who incited a deadly violent insurrection aimed at overturning an election, who has committed mass fraud for personal enrichment, who is facing 91 separate of felony criminal charges against him and who has discussed his authoritarian strategies for governing if he returns to office, against 81-year-old Joe Biden who sometimes gaffs or trips on stairs.”
But loves people, not just himself.
More than six years ago the Yale University School of Medicine called the “A Duty to Warn” conference. The results of this conference were a best-selling book "A Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.”
The chapters outline Trump’s basic problems, utilizing the latest Manual of Mental Deficiencies and the descriptions of sociopath, psychopath, and malignant narcissism. The experts use these words to diagnose him: rageful, grandiose, vengeful, impulsive, devoid of empathy, boastful, violent, thin-skinned, unable to control himself, and uses hateful speech.
Just the kind of guy you’d like as a neighbor and president.
In March of 2023 he described himself at Waco, Texas, the former home of the late David Koresh-Branch Davidian cult: “I am your warrior. I am your justice. For those who have been wronged, I am your retribution. With you at my side, we will totally obliterate the deep state, we will throw off the corrupt political class…and we will destroy Joe Biden.” How can a warrior be such a coward?
Why Did Real Christians Trade Their Religions and Votes for Political Power?
Corky and I lived under Jim Crow laws for more than three years in Virginia and North Carolina, living in segregated housing and watching my Black Marines in Jacksonville walking in the streets instead of with Whites on sidewalks.
In some old Confederate states, it was against the law to teach Black children how to read.Although Whites passed civil and voting rights laws attempting to rid the country of hundreds of Jim Crow laws in the 1960s, the election of Black Barack Obama for two terms as president shocked the nation and the racists in the old Confederacy.
The southern Whites are using their Protestant religions to swap and barter votes for White political power. Screw religion, we want power.They discovered that Trump has no ideology except for self-love, so, as long as he will support their racist and economic positions, they have thrown Jesus Christ under the bus and selected The Donald, the Orange Genius, the Chosen One, the Blonde Bombshell to lead them out of the democratic wilderness to the fascist estate where there is no abortion, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unions, Obamacare, and progressive taxes.
Two Protestant religions are romancing southern Whites. Christian Domionists are pushing that the United States is a Christian nation, with beliefs based on Genesis 1:28: “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
That means everybody, folks.
Former Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann ran for president under the Dominionist spear. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is a member and is also king of Texas, crowned by his Dominionist preacher father.
Members believe in Christian Reconstructionism; that is Christian artists will take dominion of the arts, Christian musicians will take dominion of music, Christian businessmen will take dominion over the business world.
Remember the Oklahoma City bomber? He was a Christian Identity member.
And then we have Identity Christianity, also known as Christian Identity, which is strong in South and Midwest churches. It is a racist, anti-Semitic, white supremacist religion which believes all non-Whites will either be exterminated or enslaved to serve the White race in the new Heavenly Kingdom on earth under the reign of Jesus Christ. In short, colored folk can go to Hell. CI members make great unquestioning MAGA cultists.
On top of these two religions, you can throw on a few Opus Dei Roman Catholics. (The Vatican lost Ireland when only 17% of the Irish believed in the church’s positions.) These “religious” people can convince The Chosen One to do or say anything to get their vote. It happened in 2016 and it can happen again.
The Young Are More Interested in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Perhaps you don’t know that, for the first time in history, less than half of the households in the Divided States of America attend an organized church. The “nones” are winning out. Only 30%, ages 25 to 34, go to church pews. However, some of the new unorganized churches are gaining young adherents.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, as an example, is gaining members with only eight “”I’d Really Rather You Didn’ts” instead of Ten Commandments. I will reveal three Didn’ts.”
1: “I’d really rather you didn’t act like a sanctimonious holier-than-thou ass when describing my Noodly Goodness. If some people don’t believe in me, that’s okay. Really, I’m not that vain. Besides, this isn’t about them so don’t change the subject.”
3: “I’d really rather you didn’t judge people for the way they look, or how they dress, or the way they talk, or, well, just play nice, okay? Oh, and get this in your thick heads: woman=person. Man=person. Samey, samey. One is not better than the other, unless we’re talking about fashion and I’m sorry, but I gave that to women and some guys who know the difference between teal and fuchsia.”
6: “ I’d really rather you didn’t build multimillion-dollar churches/temples/mosques/shrines to my Noodly Goodness when the money could be better spent (take your pick) : a. Ending poverty b. Curing diseases.” The other five are just as compassionate.
When Trump Flies to a Rally in His 757, He Is Announcing 'The Nazis Are Coming!'
Our country was alive with revolution on April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere picked up two lanterns, rowed across Boston Harbor, and informed the Sons of Liberty that “The British are coming! The British are Coming!” He then “borrowed” a horse and continued to warn members of the local militia. A British patrol almost captured him. Longfellow wrote: “The fate of a nation was riding that night.”
So, here we are, less than a year from the 2024 presidential election, and we listen to a candidate who babbles constantly from the Trump Towers, at More-a-Loco, political rallies, from court steps and courtrooms, and from his TRUMP 757. Most messages are based on Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Evidently God has done nothing to bring one language back to the world. The real Tower of Babel in Babylon contains 7,117 languages, Afrikaanz to Zulu, from 196 countries.
Trump Tower is aptly named. Psychiatrists say the Orange Jesus is in the last stages of Grandiose Narcissism. The evidence says Trump has only read one book in his life: Hitler’s Mein Kamph. He should have read William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich instead,a “critical fact history” of what Nazis did to Germany and its Jews, LBGTQIA+, and the mentally and physically deficient.
Americans have a duty to warn. Instead of riding at midnight, we have to use media 24-7 to yell, “The Nazis Are Coming! The Nazis Are Coming!” If we don’t, the United States will divide quickly after 275 years.
Longfellow wrote about Revere: “The fate of a nation was riding that night.” It will ride again on November 5, 2024.
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