Men Like Hitler Putin and Trump Represent The Pure Evil Side Of The Human Psyche

Striped down to the bone in the crudest of terms, the human egocentric, survival mechanism sees what people like them and their kind are able to acquire as being good and just and what others unlike them and their kind acquire as being somehow bad and unfair — they must be stealing from us they say. Ruthless, reptilian brained dictator types, who might not understand much else, are instinctively highly attuned to this evil bias — an, oh, so deadly quirk within our species.

They know that if they can create in the minds of a significant portion of their nation’s population the feeling that those “others” are somehow alien devils, they can literally get away with murder. Trump: “I could shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not loose a single supporter” — or saying something to that effect.

Being incapable of creating anything of real value, these hateful creatures are naturally, diseased destruction machines — Hitler with the destruction of the jews; Putin with the destruction of Ukraine, anything non Russian and all who would oppose him; Trump with his destructive business ventures and the smashing up the pillars of our democracy or anyone that gets in his way.

The one big thing about such men, besides their homicidal impulses, is that they are pathological liars. Millions upon millions, seem to believe their flimsy lies because they may feel intimidated by such bully types, but mostly because they have been cleverly made to see the liar as hating the same “other” as they fear and hate — hate being the most powerful of unifying agents — the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

It is breathtaking to learn just how much Putin, the master manipulator, is supported in Russia. Not only dose he have the state run media to propagandize what he wishes, for years he has also been promoting the perfect villain — America and its western accomplices. Sure there is a young and sophisticated segment of the Russian citizenry that sees through the incessant party line, but most have a deep need to want to believe that their country and leaders are on the side of righteousness. They are also a bit like those Americans caught in the Fox News bubble of disinformation — mostly because it plays to their negative emotional needs.

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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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James M. Ridgway, Jr.

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