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vlyons

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We need a new HUAC

Come next Jan, assuming that Dems take the House; we need a new House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC). There was one in the 50s that ferreted out Communists. It eventually abused its power. But that doesn't mean that we don't need a new one, with a new mission to hunt out and expose public offcials and organizations (like the NRA), that have taken Russian money and favors to undermine our elections, and those who have obstructed the Mueller investigation. I'm very serious about this. What do you think?

How easy it is to control and manipulate people

I've been watching "Wild Wild Country" on Netflix. I encourage everyone to do the same. It is about the Rajneesh cult in Oregon in the 1980s, and how it tried to take over a town and a county. In the 1970s, I had my own experience of cults in Calif. I lived in San Francisco, during the Jim Jones cult, although I was never a part of it. There were many cults tho'- one behind every tree it seems. And they aren't any different than the cult of Trump, or the cult of Nazi Hitler.

It seems we humans like to be a member of a tribe. I guess that it's in our ape DNA. The rallys to confirm that our choice to be in this tribe, rather than that tribe, are the right choice, and that we are special and better and right. Whereas those people in that tribe over there are inferior, and wrong, and detestable. The line between a tribe and a mob is tissue thin. Play on ignorant people's emotions just a little bit. Make them prove that they are more dedicated to the cult than anyone else. And it becomes very easy to get them to believe lies, close their eyes and ears to facts, vent their anger in violent acts. Our egos get all entwined with identifying with the cult. So any crack or tarnish in the perfection and righteousness of the cult is a personal ego reduction. And the death of a fabricated imaginary ego cannot be tolerated.

We don't get much education about our emotions, how they arise and fall, how they exist, how to manage and deal with them. So we have an emotionally how-of-control president pulling the emotional strings of his followers. And they are so easy to manipulate, because accepting facts means their dear leader is an ignorant evil asshole. And then what would that make them? Accepting that a fabricated ego entwined and enmeshed with a cult is a big fat delusion cannot be tolerated.

When the Rajneeshies in Oregon fell apart, and it came out that their leader had poisoned a town of 700 people with salmonella and tried to murder a US attorney and the Attorney General of OR and god knows who else, the cult followers got a big fat taste of the disillusionment and sorrow that they had been ignorant of the delusion that they had been living.

And that is exactly what it will take to begin to crack and tarnish the cult of Trump. We must shove all the Trump crimes that Mueller discloses into the faces of the Trump followers.
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