It is almost a little poetic that this idea is becoming a post basically the day that Charles Manson dies. He made it all the way to 83, too bad that his victims did not get to live out their lives. His crimes were horrible, but one thing we need to remember is that he exploited the political climate at the time to manipulate young people i nto doing his dirty deeds. As repulsed I am of Steve Bannon and his army of trolls, pedophilia advocate Milo Yiannopoulos, and infowars Alex Jones doubling down on denying Sandy Hook; those things seem not to phase most people that are supporting people like Donald Trump or Roy Moore. When people that I considered sane turned against me for voting for Obama I know racism was still very alive in the US of A. What I did not consider was how easily people were being brain washed into an ideology that was based on xenophobia. I never though that people would be so brainwashed that electing someone to protest “liberals” and “socialists” will turn into the #MAGACult we now live under.
I could spend all of my energy trying to debunk and explain how the FakeNews phenomenon is a classic propaganda strategy being used to manipulate people. I thought that explaining it to people on Facebook would make them wake up. In fact prior to the election of DJT I thought that it was pretty obvious how transparent everything was. Then he got elected and everything changed. People all over the country, I would bet closer to 60% of the country has been in shock. We have literally had a puppet installed as our president despite the fact that it was obvious that he was a bigot, immoral, self serving and just out to con the world. What we did not realize is that he was also forming a cult through the basic principles of word repetition and fear mongering. If you have never studied cults it is easy for you to confuse them with religion, in fact most people that do go into theology will differ on where the line is. That said I think that I have found the bridge to bring these people back. We need to get people back into reality and out of the cult that has been formed around the Making America Great Again idea.
Understanding brainwashing is the first step in this journey, because in order to not push people further into supporting pedophiles, ending programs that help the poor, and give more money to the rich, we need to understand how they got there in the first place. It is easy to know know that Facebook was very complicit on this by exposing as many as 126 million people to adds. And before you accuse me of tinfoil hat wearing. Facebook is known to want play with your brain already. Now I am not saying Facebook was the reason for Trump, in reality neither were the Russians. I don’t think the is really one single mastermind. I think there are many people that were opportunistic to run with their agendas. It is not even a chess game, it is more of a well, we can jump on that bandwagon and make this happen.
I think during the election a lot of fear was used to manipulate people. This is a pretty simple manipulation technique that uses fear to heighten anxiety and then provides relief. Mexicans are going to kill you! MS13 is coming for you! Sanctuary cities are letting rapist and murderers kill people with impunity. Build The Wall!
This is just one example, but the same thing is being done with Muslims. By keeping people afraid and then providing them with a simple solutions, they make it seem like everyone else is crazy by not seeing the truth that we are basically all crazy for not seeing how the “great savior” is going to solve all of our “problems.” Very quickly in their mind we become the people that just can’t see the truth. People are indoctrinated into this cult, and we need to find ways to get them to see that they are being manipulated.