How Trump Fires Up His Malcontent Supporters

Let’s say your life is a shambles, or it just hasn’t turned out quite as good as you had wished. Perhaps it’s because you were a little lazy or impulsive, yes, the instant gratification bug plagued you. Or heaven forbid you are 15 IQ points short of average. The bottom line is that you life has been nonstop chaos.

But you delude yourself and say, no, not really, it must have been someone else’s fault. Yes, that’s it; it was the fault of the government that’s always feeding advantages to those undeserving “others.” Indeed, it’s that damned Washington establishment.

So along comes a failed businessman/ con man that says chaos is good. In fact, says Trump, there is nothing the least bit wrong with chaos. I love chaos. Your chaos is good too. In fact when I become president our chaos will rule the world. I’m going to drain the Washington and international swamps of these bureaucratic stiffs that have been feeding off you good people, and build a great big beautiful wall to protect us real Americans.

And, thus, since Trump has no talent beyond creating chaos, he makes lemonade out of lemons by going around the world creating havoc to the delight of his havoc, chaos loving supporters, who like their leader are lacking in talent and looking for others to blame for their shortcomings.

It’s the manifestation of that old saying that birds of a feather flock together, no matter how ridiculous and dangerous is their cause.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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