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Fri Dec 25, 2020, 08:37 AM

I awakened this Christmas thinking that [View all]

The Trump cult reminds me of something other than that political.

I believe it is as difficult to convince a Certain brand of Trump supporter to change his or her Mindset as it is to convince a Philadelphia Eagles fan to become a Dallas Cowboys fan, or a Green Bay Packers fan to become a Minnesota Vikings fan. I think there is a portion of the brain wired with some people, many people, that a certain measure of allegiance to a thing becomes the firmware and it is all but impossible to rationally negate its power over the individual.

I only need to look at myself to convince myself that this is a powerful argument. I have been a Philadelphia Phillies fan since 1958. Overall, they are the “losing-est” team in the history of baseball, if not professional sports, due to their early origins coupled with horrendous ownership and management over many decades of their existence. My heart has been torn out of my chest more times than I care to discuss, especially when I was a small child, but I have unswerving allegiance to the team no matter what. There is not a single person involved with the team from the time they were winners, And as we all know, there is absolutely no allegiance to a team by a player other than the contractual binding, and yet no matter what I am bound to emotionally handle to the best of my ability The ridiculous vagaries of this team. The Yankees are only 90 miles away from me and our whole different kettle of fish as a franchise, but there is not a prayer I could swear any allegiance to them.

It is irrational and yet pervasive. Of course, calling Trump irrational is like calling Charlie Manson moody. And so it goes.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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