Authoritarian Followers

Rant-(website)Things seem to be getting disturbingly weird in the States lately. For some inexplicable reason, crass and classless Donald Trump has moved ahead as the undisputed frontrunner in the Republican leadership race. And with last night’s resignation of Ted Cruz, there now seems to be no stopping him.

So what is behind this phenomenon? Why are so many otherwise intelligent Americans throwing their boisterous and aggressive support behind a loudmouth blowhard who openly mocks his supporters, spouts venomous rhetoric at every opportunity, and has no viable political experience or platform of which to speak?

Funny you should ask. Because I have a few thoughts on that very subject.

See Authoritarian Followers in the Ramblings section of this blog.

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About wordswithbrad

Let's see. I guess first and foremost I am a life wanderer on a journey of discovery and experience. Can you tell I am a child of the sixties? Along the way I have become many things ... a College Professor (now retired after 28 wonderful years), a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, a singer/songwriter, a musician, an artist, a world traveler, a fan of science fiction and history, and a student of human nature. But my greatest accomplishments are being father to two of the most amazing and accomplished young men I have ever known, and husband to the incredible and delightful woman who made that possible.
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One Response to Authoritarian Followers

  1. tomarciamae says:

    Brad … that rant was lengthy and worth every moment! Robert J. Sawyer is now on my list of ‘must’ read authors! Thanks!

    This situation south of us is oddly reminiscent of the McCarthy era … seems that not much has changed in the past 60 years. I know it has, yet maybe the insanity is cyclical. I’m hoping the 10% of Q3 voters get out to vote … tho that small a percentage certainly doesn’t give us Canadians much of a confidence boost, does it???

    Any word on Jeffrey’s mark yet? Is he at all concerned or merely annoyed at their thoughtlessness? Has he plans once his grade is secured?

    Give him a squidge from his Auntie Marcia!

    Squidges to you all!

    XoX

    Marc *******

    In Light & Laughter

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