Trump: Dictionary Definition of "Demagogue"
Posted by D_E_Liberty 6 years, 4 months ago to Politics
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Trump is literally the dictionary definition of a Demagogue. See this link, or research the history of Demagoguery yourself. Objectivists, who are ruled by reason, should be its chief critics. Wikipedia states: "The central feature of the practice of demagoguery is persuasion by means of passion, shutting down reasonable deliberation and consideration of alternatives. Demagogues "pander to passion, prejudice, bigotry, and ignorance rather than reason." Wiki's history, which includes specific "methods of demagogues" describe Trump's campaign to a "T". It's long, but read the entire text, you'll be astonished.
SOURCE URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demagogue
Best case scenario: Trump's "dumpster fire campaign" of demagoguery was all an act designed to manipulate irrational people's emotions into voting for him, prior to moderating his behavior, rhetoric, and certain policies. I seriously doubt this will happen, however...
Note: I did not vote for either and I did catch the "I" alone can do this rhetoric that drove his campaign early on, and I did catch the remnants of his "Liberal Progressive" views that were so much a part of his past.
I'll give him some leach to see, if by some miracle, he has awakened to smell the kakistocracy.