Authoritarianism and mass psychology in America: The Leader and his movement Something has happened in America. It is also happening in other democracies in Europe….
It pains one to say it, but Trump supporters, in and out of Congress, are undermining democracy and the rule of law.
Our “authoritarian clown” has sucked all of the oxygen out of public life, seduced perhaps 40% of the population, and wrapped himself inside and around our brains to such an extent that we can hardly think of anything else. The media, and particularly the cable media, are thriving on the Schadenfreude of their viewers as the latter watch in disbelief each day as each new outrage and each new revelation about the president’s unbelievably coarse and often apparently unlawful actions occur.
“Trump did this today,” or “Trump is going to do that,” and so goes the refrain.
But spectators are not free of moral blame. You can’t just watch his actions and decry them. Something must be done to stop him.
kwDeveloping The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone…