posted on Jun, 27 2019 @ 11:40 AM
a reply to: operation mindcrime
most American people are happy with him
Folk here on ATS would have us believe this but I am not sure this is correct. They would have us believe that those who do NOT like him are just
products of the MSM brainwashing program and indeed there are those who are just that. However the majority of polls point out that he has around 40%
approval . And while many who do not like him are under sway of the media I think it only fair to say that it is my opinion that a fair percentage of
his supporters are under sway to the other side of our constant media blitz.
I can, however, say something about the American people here on ATS and it surprises me how blinded some have become by the very strong notion
that you have to pick a side. You are either with Trump or you are against him.
I think there are two reasons for this. One is that the whole notion of ''either or'' and ''right and wrong'' and ''good and evil'' is a false
dicotomy that goes way back to at least the early Greeks, Aristotle I think. This approach to thought leaves little room for gradients or sliding
scales of what is preferable action in any given situation.
And to that, from my observations, Trump himself has set himself up as the lynch pin of for or against. Early on I am sure you recall he pointed out
over and over ''I am the only one who can save'' America'' (paraphrasing of course ) Only I have the intelligence, only I have the connections, only
me only me.
It's almost as if your president has become some idol.
I don't blame Trump entirely for this phenomena as looking back on world history we as a race have been primed for thousands of years to have idols,
heroes adored leaders and such.
Today, across the media landscape celebrity rules. Their camera oriented lives are paste up for us to admire and believe in. The products that are
pushed at us use familiar and friendly faces like the folks next door as if they are our friends. And even better is when those faces belong to
''famous'' people mostly people who are already adored for movies, music and sports. Idols
Trump knows this well and has used it to an extreme and it is a wonder that he is still NOT liked by the majority of Americans. And that could simply
be because he demonstrates the true sickness of it all.