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Found Trump's Playbook all the way back in 1949: Prophets of Deceit

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posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Oblique9043
a 70 year old playbook


We were tired of watching our earning stolen, our freedoms crapped on, and our country ransacked with issues like earnings, enumerated Rights, and national security treated like pawns in a game, so we got real. Try to find THAT explanation in a 70 year old book. You found something that confirms your biases while shielding the little bubble of BS your party needs their sycophants to reside in so the Narrative isn't questioned... what you want, a cookie?

Here, have a damn cookie. You've changed nothing, including breaking free of that bubble that clouds your ability to see the world as it actually is.


Here, it's technically 65 years old but I think it still counts.

theamericanscholar.org...


The pseudo-conservative, Adorno writes, shows “conventionality and authoritarian submissiveness” in his conscious thinking and “violence, anarchic impulses, and chaotic destructiveness in the unconscious sphere. . . . The pseudo conservative is a man who, in the name of upholding traditional American values and institutions and defending them against more or less fictitious dangers, consciously or unconsciously aims at their abolition.”

Who is the pseudo-conservative, and what does he want? It is impossible to identify him by class, for the pseudo-conservative impulse can be found in practically all classes in society, although its power probably rests largely upon its appeal to the less educated members of the middle classes. The ideology of pseudo-conservatism can be characterized but not defined, because the pseudo-conservative tends to be more than ordinarily incoherent about politics. The lady who, when General Eisenhower’s victory over Senator Taft had finally become official, stalked out of the Hilton Hotel declaiming, “This means eight more years of socialism” was probably a fairly good representative of the pseudo-conservative mentality.

The restlessness, suspicion and fear manifested in various phases of the pseudo-conservative revolt give evidence of the real suffering which the pseudo-conservative experiences in his capacity as a citizen. He believes himself to be living in a world in which he is spied upon, plotted against, betrayed, and very likely destined for total ruin. He feels that his liberties have been arbitrarily and outrageously invaded. He is opposed to almost everything that has happened in American politics for the past twenty years. He hates the very thought of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He is disturbed deeply by American participation in the United Nations, which he can see only as a sinister organization. He sees his own country as being so weak that it is constantly about to fall victim to subversion; and yet he feels that it is so all-powerful that any failure it may experience in getting its way in the world — for instance, in the Orient — cannot possibly be due to its limitations but must be attributed to its having been betrayed.

He is the most bitter of all our citizens about our involvement in the wars of the past, but seems the least concerned about avoiding the next one. While he naturally does not like Soviet communism, what distinguishes him from the rest of us who also dislike it is that he shows little interest in, is often indeed bitterly hostile to such realistic measures as might actually strengthen the United States vis-à-vis Russia. He would much rather concern himself with the domestic scene, where communism is weak, than with those areas of the world where it is really strong and threatening. He wants to have nothing to do with the democratic nations of Western Europe, which seem to draw more of his ire than the Soviet Communists, and he is opposed to all “give-away programs” designed to aid and strengthen these nations. Indeed, he is likely to be antagonistic to most of the operations of our federal government except Congressional investigations, and to almost all of its expenditures.

For pseudo-conservatism is among other things a disorder in relation to authority, characterized by an inability to find other modes for human relationship than those of more or less complete domination or submission. The pseudo-conservative always imagines himself to be dominated and imposed upon because he feels that he is not dominant and knows of no other way of interpreting his position. He imagines that his own government and his own leadership are engaged in a more or less continuous conspiracy against him because he has come to think of authority only as something that aims to manipulate and deprive him. It is for this reason, among others, that he enjoys seeing outstanding generals, distinguished secretaries of state, and prominent scholars browbeaten and humiliated.

For there are among them a considerable number of the shabby genteel, of those who for one reason or another have lost their old objective positions in the life of business and politics and the professions, and who therefore cling with exceptional desperation to such remnants of their prestige as they can muster from their ancestors. These people, although very often quite well-to-do, feel that they have been pushed out of their rightful place in American life, even out of their neighborhoods. Most of them have been traditional Republicans by family inheritance, and they have felt themselves edged aside by the immigrants, the trade unions, and the urban machines in the past thirty years. When the immigrants were weak, these native elements used to indulge themselves in ethnic and religious snobberies at their expense.9 Now the immigrant groups have developed ample means, political and economic, of self-defense, and the second and third generations have become considerably more capable of looking out for themselves. Some of the old-family Americans have turned to find new objects for their resentment among liberals, left-wingers, intellectuals and the like — for in true pseudo-conservative fashion they relish weak victims and shrink from asserting themselves against the strong.


I'll take that cookie now.
edit on 10-2-2020 by Oblique9043 because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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The best advice my dad ever gave me was the following...

"You are NOT the center of the universe but if you do not become part of it you have no room to complain...."

When I was in my late teens/ early 20's the statement meant nothing and I thought he was wrong. After a few decades in the 'real' world you learn that it is the truth.

We are all but one part of something that we have no control over except how we can better what we surround ourselves with.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Oblique9043

Do you know what "pseudo " means? (Hint: see Romney and McCain)
edit on 10-2-2020 by SourGrapes because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Oblique9043

Alright, I should care why? Seriously, what's your point here?



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:29 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I like where are country is headed and I don’t like anything the Democrats stand for so I am more than pleased with the POTUS.


The VAST majority of Americans agree with you



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: Oblique9043

There you go, the pseudo conservative describes quite accurately the majority of right wingers on this site.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

This from the dude who incessantly waxes poetically about how this is a far right wing echo chamber and most of us are right wing extremists... Again, the message seems conflicted out of convenience.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: Breakthestreak

According to who? Sounds like you're buying one of the tactics outlined in the book.




The size of the movement is quantified, with claims that it consists "75% of the American people"



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Oblique9043
a reply to: Breakthestreak

According to who? Sounds like you're buying one of the tactics outlined in the book.




The size of the movement is quantified, with claims that it consists "75% of the American people"


We'll see in November, won't we?



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Why should you care? Well anyone who cares about truth and whats best for America would care but since I know you only care about whats best for yourself as it pertains to maintaining your perceived social hierarchy status, I don't expect you to care at all that I can prove your entire world view is the result of psychological issues and has little to do with actual reality and your chosen leader is using the playbook for demagogues written over half a century ago proving he's a conman and you're his fool.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Well 3 million more people voted for the other candidate last election so I guess we will see won't we?



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: Oblique9043

And, we're back to this. Oy. I'm getting too old for this Schiff.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: Oblique9043
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Why should you care? Well anyone who cares about truth and whats best for America would care but since I know you only care about whats best for yourself as it pertains to maintaining your perceived social hierarchy status, I don't expect you to care at all that I can prove your entire world view is the result of psychological issues and has little to do with actual reality and your chosen leader is using the playbook for demagogues written over half a century ago proving he's a conman and you're his fool.


and you're clearly a fool for both him and me, so how does that lend a shred of credibility to your ridiculous claims? My motivations are far more simplistic that what you've clumsily attempted to prescribe them to. CREAM... Cash Rules Everything Around Me. If it doesn't make me dollars, go eff yourself basically. Trump has been profitable for me, Obama was not. Simple as that. I'm sure you can find something at your local library, written around the era of the New Deal when money was first demonized and seeds were planted which are today producing the retarded fruit from which Bernie Sanders' crowd finds their sustainance, that claims that's some sort of mental manipulation exercise too but don't waste your time because I frankly don't care. I recognize that a popular liberal tactic is to find old writings of speculative fiction and attempt to utilize them to add some sort of academia level clout to whatever BS they're choosing to spew on any given day. To quote Shania Twain, that don't impress me much, feathery ice crystal.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: Oblique9043
a reply to: Breakthestreak

According to who? Sounds like you're buying one of the tactics outlined in the book.




The size of the movement is quantified, with claims that it consists "75% of the American people"


According to the 2020 election results

I’ll bet you anything you like



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:50 PM
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originally posted by: Oblique9043
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Well 3 million more people voted for the other candidate last election so I guess we will see won't we?


And what’s happened since then????????

Oh that’s right........



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Oblique9043
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Well 3 million more people voted for the other candidate last election so I guess we will see won't we?


,,,and who is your president right now? As I said earlier, none of it matters. At the end of this day you won't have changed a single thing except, hopefully, your underwear and socks. Welcome to pawn world, pawn.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: SourGrapes

Funny thing, most of the morons who roll down that "# million more voted for Hillary" track are the same morons who argue that Bernie Sanders somehow got screwed out of the Dem nomination despite receiving almost 4 million fewer votes than Clinton got.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 04:57 PM
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That look on his face is classic "What chew talkin' about?



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: Oblique9043

Aah, so that's what this is about...!!

Your side lost and you've not gotten over it yet...

Well, so did mine, since I voted independent. Yet, I've been able to move past it, and see the reality of it. Trump has done much better than I feared he would.

So, just out of curiosity, what's your reaction going to be in November?? 'cause I gotta say, it's not looking promising for the Dems.



posted on Feb, 10 2020 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: Oblique9043
I missed where Obama claimed to be a defender of Christianity.


"Their guns and religion."

Not Obama's religion, "Their" religion. Obama is a Muslim, so he would probably not see himself as a defender of Christianity.




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