I watched a TV news report of a Trump rally. What struck me was those in attendance were standing and shouting as they listened to President Trump spew out his nasty rhetoric against his many critics.
Those in the media are especially singled out with the crowd shouting in unison, “fake news, fake news.” My feeling is that Trump gets off on these crowd gatherings as they enhance his oversize ego and narcissistic tendencies.
Over the years there have been many other individuals who were evil and were able to manipulate people’s emotions to the point of absurdity. Dictator Hitler comes to mind as well as other despots who have the same mindset, with control being their only goal, no matter how it is achieved.
Followers are so fixated on Trump and are happy for someone to be a spokesman for their deep-seeded feelings of hatred of certain people who are not like them.
A statement by a Lutheran pastor in postwar Germany fits perfectly in what I see is going on in America. Many may be familiar with the poem that starts “first they came after.” It was his way to make the point that the Germans were complicit through their silence of not speaking out against the terror being inflicted on some of their own people.
To Trump’s followers, don’t be complicit in what you see as wrong. Stand up for what is right.