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The Tools of the Dictator----Fear, A Scapegoat, Intimidation and Donald Trump

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posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: madenusa

You're right about the fact that all too many people out there are willing to allow others to do their thinking for them. That fact alone is one of the main reasons a candidate like Donald Trump can gain traction for his outrageous demeanor and insulting comments.
edit on 22-2-2016 by kendix1960 because: Word added for clarity.




posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

I like it!

Those were GREAT times for people like me. White, bright, witty, charming and bigger than most other people.

For everyone else though? Maybe not so much.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 08:26 PM
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Proud to have voted for him in my state of S. Carolina too. TRUMP. The only one not in the pockets of Donors, Special Interests, and Super PACs. It's just common sense really, but this place doesn't seem to get that.

Trump is a leader and a unifier. Bernie is... a knob.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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originally posted by: GD21D
I'm not a fan of Trump to be honest. I think he understands how to appeal to the lowest common denominator by telling idiots what they want to hear. He's a savvy entertainer and businessman, and that, in my opinion, is what appeals to a lot of people. As far as any rational policy, Trump is basically an empty suit.

With that being said, why all the hyperbole of terms like "dictator"? Do people even understand what a dictatorship is? If Donald Trump were a potential dictator, why would he even utilize the electoral process? People intend to vote for him. You may not like him.... Hell, I can't stand him.... But if he's elected then he has mandate. Sorry, but that's the way democracy works. Sometimes the guy you don't like get's elected. Sometimes you're on the outside of popular will. It's just the way it is.

Instead of smearing someone with hyperbole, your time may be better spent promoting better ideas.


You might be surprised that the "lowest" common denominator is actually the "highest".

Political correctness has shattered to many things, and we are sick of it.

No matter what, every single day I feel better about this type of talk than ANYTHING I have heard from the last 4 presidents.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: ParasuvO

Obama has disillusioned some people so badly with his brand of political correctness as a front for failed leadership that it can appear as if the lowest common denominator is the highest. But make no mistake. Trump is and he remains the lowest possible of all denominators and he must simply never become the POTUS! That's my opinion! And I do blame Obama for creating the atmosphere for Trump to emerge.!



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: EyeKyu

Trump doesn't have to be a "corruptee" as he is in his own pocket as the corrupter. Besides he doesn't have a clue how to implement any policies even if he had any, which he doesn't. Good for some laughs, I suppose, depending on one's sense of humor, but POTUS---no way!!



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 10:53 PM
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originally posted by: kendix1960
Hopefully the American people will recognize sooner rather than later that Donald Trump is a potential extreme right wing fascist dictator who will trample our right to freedom of speech and assembly and change the face of our land to the extent that we will no longer be the nation admired as a beacon of freedom, and the best hope for world peace on the face of the Earth!


Makes me wish for old Donald even more so I can show what our 2nd is all about...lol



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Be careful what you wish for. If you get Trump as POTUS, you won't like it!
edit on 22-2-2016 by kendix1960 because: added a capital letter



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 10:58 PM
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Trump discovered the secret to great ratinsg on TV with his ridiculous reality shows. He is simply leveraging what he discovered with media, and applying it to politics. Sad, scary.. true.. and effective. Especially with those that thought Apprentice and the Kardashians were clever and riveting entertainment.

He is so full of bullcrap, lies, promises he can't possibly keep, racist slants, womanizing comments, and a boastful ego of the highest degree, I'm amazed people are enamored with him. The worst thing that could possibly happen, if he were to become the next POTUS.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: fleabit

You're sure right about that! Trump as POTUS would be the worst disaster for America imaginable within the frame work of the highest office in the land. And should that disaster occur, then President Obama is to blame for bringing about the environment in which this buffoon could emerge.

The American voters should send the Trumpus back to Reality T.V. and back to his casinos and hotels forthwith.
edit on 22-2-2016 by kendix1960 because: added a word, and added a comma.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 12:48 AM
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originally posted by: kendix1960

Be careful what you wish for. If you get Trump as POTUS, you won't like it!


Why? I actually hope for a Bernie and Donald run off, at least it will be an interesting four years with either. A Hillary Cruz run off would be just boring.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: kendix1960

I think this quote sums things up nicely-

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” – Edward Bernays (“the father of public relations”), Propaganda, 1928 (note that Bernays’ book, Propaganda, begins with the above quote).



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: WHOS READY

There is no question that manipulation by media or government and by other means as a form of subliminal propaganda is an ongoing and dangerous form of salesmanship and the public must be aware of same and on guard so as to be able to resist it. The minute we allow government or media or any other entity to do our thinking for us, whether it happens on a conscience or unconscious level we become nothing but robots.

Any presidential candidate can, in much the same way as described above, potentially mesmerize their audience. In my opinion, Donald Trump takes full advantage of this concept that so many folks do not think for themselves as a means of garnering votes and support for his empty, outrageous, megalomaniac and ego driven rhetoric.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Boring or not, if any one of those candidates becomes the next president, it will be bad new for America. But Sanders would be particularly bad and Trump simply unacceptable and an unmitigated tragedy and catastrophe!! That's why a Trump v Sanders run off must be avoided in any way possible in my opinion.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: kendix1960

I really hope that in a few years I look back on myself as silly for thinking this. Still, it feels like the secret ruling class, whomever they may be, are seeking to establish an authoritarian United States, and they're letting us choose in what way to proceed. Are we going with the socialistic Hillary Clinton, or are we going with the eerily fascist Donald Trump?

Donald Trump definitely has dictator characteristics...



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: JohnFisher

They have not found a way to completely usurp the voting rights and process. Not from trying. You can google and find out how many laws have been passed since 2008 to suppress voting. By the small government crowd. The tactic now is to convince the voters who do vote are stupid to not give up that right, without even a shot.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: JohnFisher

So glad to see that you also recognize Trump's dictatorial characteristics although Sir Donald doesn't even try to hide same. He is what he is and "something bad is coming out of there." And That's for sure!!
edit on 23-2-2016 by kendix1960 because: Added a couple words to a sentence for clarity.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: MOMof3

Laws that suppress voting in any way must be resisted and repealed. Without the right to vote and then freely exercised, a democracy cannot exist or endure.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 11:20 AM
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originally posted by: ExoticSpaceTiger
I don't live in the USA and honest to God wonder what so many Americans see in him. I get that some like having an outlet for their frustrations in the form of Trump's rhetorics, but why would anyone seriously see him as a potential, viable president? If you must, let him be a radio talk show host or something, but not the president of all US people if he seemingly doesn't even want to represent all American people.

To me it's mystifying, but I guess we'll see how it all unravels...


ok....you have to remember this.....he has 30% to 40% of the republican vote, and these are people that actually took the time and went out and voted in the primary. this is far from the whole country or even close to a majority of republicans themselves. trump is an oddity, a one off, that has fascinated the general media, and thus receives an inordinate amount of media air time. most Americans would not vote for him, simply due to him being the quintessential example of an billionaire, blow-hard, oligarch. the media always seems to find the most politically lazy person when they want a sound bite for that day's news. because of that they DO NOT interview the "drab, articulate, but politically astute" man on the street....they tend to go with the ignorant and/or naïve, or someone not able to express themselves well in an impromptu news interview.......I think this is what happen in other countries, also....example, the BBC media talking to a raving soccer player about British politics....or an ordinary poor, but hard-working Brit walking down the street, on the subject of EU reform......we, as citizens of modern democratic countries need to keep our perspective, unfortunately, those are NOT the average persons wanted for media interviews.
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posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: jimmyx

You're absolutely right on. I share your view that Trump won't win a national election. I think his support is soft and will peak out. The kind of wiser and better educated folks who will actually go to the polls on election day will not vote for this buffoon and will see him for what he really is. The problem is that we'll likely have to deal with four more years of Obama like policies when the President's surrogate, Hillary Clinton is elected. Again, she is better than Sanders but not by a whole lot!
edit on 23-2-2016 by kendix1960 because: Corrected a misspelled word.




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