Among the many stickers I have on my car I have two that aren’t very popular in my neck of the woods, the red state of South Carolina. One reads, “HE LOST IN A FAIR ELECTION” and the second one, “YOU’RE IN A CULT”.
I get all kinds of reactions to these very “official” looking stickers printed in MAGA colors and style. I have had people ask if they could take a picture of them and even thank me for risking damage to my new car. I have also had people tell me that I am “number one” (that’s what the middle finger means, right?), tried to run me off the road, and even threatened to kick my “liberal ass” in the Burger King parking lot. I told that fat fuck to go eat a cheeseburger first. He would need the energy to pick his fat ass up off the ground.
My favorite interaction happened at the Home Depot. I had parked my car and across from me was a piece of shit pick-up truck with the back glass covered in Frump and Let’s Go Brandon stickers. An old, bent over man using a cane and wearing the red mark of the beast cap got out of the truck and hobbled up the parking lot flipping me the bird. This guy looked like he was one breath away from death and all I could do was laugh at him. I walked behind him, very, very slowly and laughed all the way to the entrance.
I thought about that old fart later. He was easily pushing 90 years old. I thought about all the stuff he had lived through in those 90 years; the Great Depression, the rise and fall Adolf Hitler, World War II, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the atomic bomb, the Korean War, the Civil Rights movement, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of JFK, the Vietnam War, the assassination of MLK, and putting a man on Moon. All of that happened from 1932 to 1970 before he was even 40 years old.
Which brings us to today, 2022. This old guy is at the end of his days, hell I wouldn’t be surprised if he was dead already. So, what I can’t wrap my head around, given what this guy has seen, what he has lived through, the changes in the world that have happened all around him that he would choose Ronald J. Frump as his lord and savior. That he truly believes that Ronald J. Frump can and will Make America Great Again. That he believes that Ronald J. Frump will deliver us back to the days of Patriotism, Mom, Apple Pie and waving the flag (not the confederate flag, Frump has delivered on that). That he believes with all his being, and the back windshield of his pick-up truck, that Ronald J. Frump gives one shit about him or this country.
I wrote and posted the following back in February 2020: So why are they so drawn to Trump? What do they see in him? What does he offer them? Does Trump have something they want out of life? How can they accept a man who obviously has severe mental health concerns, certainly ego and vanity issues, and apparently a serious amphetamine addiction (have you seen the man’s dilated pupils under the bright lights) as their lord and savior? A man who abuses women (20 that we know of), cheats on his wives, cheats on his taxes, cheats on anything, everything and everyone. So, what is the appeal? What is the cult of his personality that draws so many to him? Why would people like Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott stake their political life on him? Honestly, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that there is an avalanche of documents, books, emails, and sealed indictments waiting to see the light of day that are going to expose Trump for what he is, an immoral, corrupt, piece of shit. I simply don’t understand the cult of his personality.
Two years later, I still don’t understand.
I have searched the internet for the defining characteristics of a Frump supporter and sadly the only common denominator I could find is this, they are white. MAGA comes in all shapes and sizes, rich, poor, educated, dumb as a bag of rocks, southern, northern, mid-western, east coast, and west coast. And yes it is true a few Blacks, Asians, Latinos, and those that identify as “other” (your guess is as good as mine) voted for him, but 90% of those that cast their ballot for Frump were white (60% of Biden’s voters were white). Simply stated, being white is the defining feature of a Frump supporter. I know a big surprise.
I mentioned in my February 2020 post about the “avalanche of documents, books, emails, and sealed indictments waiting to see the light of day”. Well, that day is here. And for the sane, the rational, and the logical, this avalanche of information is pretty damning. It confirms what so many of us already knew on day one of his presidency, that Frump is an “immoral, corrupt, piece of shit”. But for whatever reason the cult of Ronald J. Frump continues even inside the GOP. Why? Who the hell knows? I honestly cannot come up with a reasonable answer.
Research has shown that cult leaders, from Charles Manson to Ronald J Frump, have four common personality traits.
1. They are narcissistic. (Check)
2. They are charismatic. (He is not my type, but check)
3. They are unpredictable. (The man loves chaos)
4. They have a “turn-on”.
What is Frump’s “turn-on”. Power, absolute, unflinching power. The road is littered with thousands of mean tweets directed at those that crossed his power path, questioned his authority, those that he perceived as being disloyal. Yes MAGA, “YOU’RE IN A CULT”. Adolph Hitler would be envious. Now do us all a favor, drink some Jim Jones jungle juice.