Donald Trump has not only met but surpassed the level of tyrannical behavior. As President, he feels that he wields absolute power and authority, and often wields that power unjustly, cruelly, or oppressively. Unjustly against 7 of several dozen countries, he dropped the gauntlet loudly and abusively to show bigotry and arrogance. He has been cruel when he spoke of Carly Fiorina, Megyn Kelly, and others. He is oppressive and demanding that all of his cabinet, his staff, and even his followers are to give their solemn oath of support to him and him only. He shows a complete disregard for human life and the freedoms given by God “higher power” and without cause or acceptance grabs women by the crotch and states they wanted him to do the sexual assault. Tyrannical behavior is usually very abusive, riddled with self-absorbent and oppressive acts to control the masses. This is the complete description of Donald J. Trump.
Tyranny is usually thought of as cruel and oppressive, and it often is, but the original definition of the term was ruled by persons who lack legitimacy, whether they be malign or benevolent. Historically, benign tyrannies have tended to be insecure and to try to maintain their power by becoming increasingly oppressive.
Donald Trump to many people started out as benign, but he showed signs of insecurity more and more as the 2016 election moved forward. He became abusive, arrogant, showboating to the level of ignorance. Donald J. Trump did not just become this way, but this all started with the spousal rape of his first wife Ivana and has moved forward to his sexual assault of unsuspecting women, to accusing people of adultery or being part of the JFK assassination.
Perhaps one of the things that most distinguishes those with a fascist mentality from most other persons is how they react in situations that engender feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. Both kinds of people will tend to seek to increase their power, that is, their control over the outcome of events, but those with a fascist mindset tend to overestimate the amount of influence over outcomes that it is possible to attain. This leads to behavior that often brings them to positions of leadership or authority, especially if most other persons in their society tend to underestimate the influence over outcomes they can attain and are inclined to yield to those who project confidence in what they can do and promise more than anyone can deliver.
First, we must be aware that Fascism is the Tyrannical behavior to the extreme. Donald Trump has shown significant signs of fascism for months and this author has called him out several times for being such. He promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, but now it is the American taxpayer and an import tax that will pay for the southern wall. Donald promised that we would be quickly sick and tired of winning, but to this date, we are sick and tired of the embarrassment and hatred of other countries towards the United States. We were told that OBAMACARE would be replaced as a first act he did, but now he is trying to take bits and pieces of it and replace with so called better ideas.
This process is aided by a common susceptibility which might be called the rooster syndrome, from the old saying, “They give credit to the rooster crowing for the rising of the sun.” It arises from the tendency of people guided more by hope or fear than intelligence to overestimate the power of their leaders and attribute to them outcomes, either good or bad, to which the leaders contributed little if anything, and perhaps even acted to prevent or reduce. This comes from the inability of most persons to understand complex dynamic systems and their long-term behavior, which leads people to attribute effects to proximate preceding events instead of actual long-term causes.
This describes the Rooster Syndrome, which is the following “blindly” by people who will over-estimate the ability of the so-called leaders. They give almost God-like qualities to them and believe that these Tyrants can do not wrong. And Donald spelled it out quite nicely when he stated that he loved the “low educated” since they are incapable of understanding long term results, the complexities that are put in place to bring them along as “sheeple” and pushes them to defend the indefensible.
This pattern of co-dependency is pathological, and generally results in decision making of poor quality that makes the situation even worse, but, because the pattern is pathological, instead of abandoning it, the co-dependents repeat their inappropriate behavior to produce a vicious spiral that, if not interrupted, can lead to total breakdown of the group and the worst of the available outcomes.
In psychiatry, this syndrome is often discussed as an “authoritarian personality disorder”. In common parlance, as being a “control freak”.
In Orwell’s classic fable, Nineteen Eighty-Four, the protagonist Winston Smith makes a key statement:
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
So in the scheme of the world, and the psychiatry world, we have a POTUS on the verge of a fascist Tyrannical subvert that will stop at nothing to gain acceptance, control, and power. The Question at what level will he actually go to get his desires obtained? Below are the 16 stages of tyrannical subversion. We can see most have been played in part or whole by Donald J. Trump.
Control of public information and opinion It begins with withholding information, and leads to putting out false or misleading information. A government can develop ministries of propaganda under many guises. They typically call it “public information” or “marketing”
TRYING TO CONTROL THE MEDIA AND WHAT IT REPORTS
Vote fraud used to prevent the election of reformers It doesn’t matter which of the two major party candidates are elected if no real reformer can get nominated, and when news services start knowing the outcomes of elections before it is possible for them to know, then the votes are not being honestly counted.
THE INVOLVEMENT OF RUSSIA INTO THE ELECTIONS
Undue official influence on trials and juries Nonrandom selection of jury panels, exclusion of those opposed to the law, exclusion of the jury from hearing argument on the law, exclusion of private prosecutors from access to the grand jury, and prevention of parties and their counsels from making effective arguments or challenging the government.
THE INSULTING, AND ATTEMPTING TO CONTROL THE TRUMP UNIVERSITY AND IMMIGRANT CASES
Usurpation of undelegated powers This is usually done with popular support for solving some problem, or to redistribute wealth to the advantage of the supporters of the dominant faction, but it soon leads to the deprivation of rights of minorities and individuals.
Seeking a government monopoly on the capability and use of armed force The first signs are efforts to register or restrict the possession and use of firearms, initially under the guise of “protecting” the public, which, when it actually results in increased crime, provides a basis for further disarmament efforts affecting more people and more weapons.
THREAT TO SEND THE MILITARY TO CHICAGO
Militarization of law enforcement Declaring a “war on crime” that becomes a war on civil liberties. Preparation of military forces for internal policing duties.
GIVING MILITARY POWERS TO LARGE CITIES AS PROPOSED BY TRUMP/PRIVATIZATION OF PRISONS
Infiltration and subversion of citizen groups that could be forces for reform Internal spying and surveillance is the beginning. A sign is false prosecutions of their leaders.
WHITE SUPREMACIST, KKK, RUSSIAN INFLUENCE
Suppression of investigators and whistleblowers When people who try to uncover high level wrongdoing are threatened, that is a sign the system is not only riddled with corruption, but that the corruption has passed the threshold into active tyranny.
ATTACKING THE NIA, FBI, CIA
Use of the law for competition suppression It begins with the dominant faction winning support by paying off their supporters and suppressing their supporters’ competitors, but leads to public officials themselves engaging in illegal activities and using the law to suppress independent competitors. A good example of this is narcotics trafficking.
Subversion of internal checks and balances This involves the appointment to key positions of persons who can be controlled by their sponsors, and who are then induced to do illegal things. The worst way in which this occurs is in the appointment of judges that will go along with unconstitutional acts by the other branches.
Creation of a class of officials who are above the law This is indicated by dismissal of charges for wrongdoing against persons who are “following orders”.
Increasing dependency of the people on government The classic approach to domination of the people is to first take everything they have away from them, then make them compliant with the demands of the rulers to get anything back again.
Increasing public ignorance of their civic duties and reluctance to perform them When the people avoid doing things like voting and serving in militias and juries, tyranny is not far behind.
Use of staged events to produce popular support Acts of terrorism, blamed on political opponents, followed immediately with well-prepared proposals for increased powers and budgets for suppressive agencies. Sometimes called a Reichstag plot.
BLAMING LIBERALS ONLY FOR DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS
Conversion of rights into privileges Requiring licenses and permits for doing things that the government does not have the delegated power to restrict, except by due process in which the burden of proof is on the petitioner.
Political correctness Many if not most people are susceptible to being recruited to engage in repressive actions against disfavored views or behaviors, and led to pave the way for the dominance of tyrannical government.
As one can see, Donald is using the Tyrannical, fascist playbook in great fashion. This should not only start blaring alarms and send out flashing lights but should entice all Patriots to march on the Capital and demand the removal of Donald J. Trump from POTUS.The key is always to detect tendencies toward tyranny and suppress them before they go too far or become too firmly established. The people must never acquiesce in any violation of the Constitution. Failure to take corrective action early will only mean that more severe measures will have to be taken later, perhaps with the loss of life and the disruption of the society in ways from which recovery may take centuries.Tags: Donald Trump Fascism