Who Follows Trump?

Trump Calls For First Presidential Debate To Be Moved Up ...
I’m not presidential and I can’t even act like one on TV!

I’m a cynic–after all, I’m considered to be the founder of Cynical Philosophy–so what would you expect. However, cynicism is still a philosophical discipline, and like all the others, and seeks wisdom and truth.

After your presidential debacle debate, yesterday, I began to ponder an important question. What kind of person would follow Trump? What kind of person accepts routine lying, vengeance, and intimidation, etc.?

Then, inspiration hit! Eureka!

Thomas F. Wilson portrayed Biff Tannen, the antagonist in all three Back to the Future movies. According to Bob Gale, the writer, Biff Tannen was based on Donald Trump. This is especially obvious in the second one–the one in the future–in which Biff was immensely wealthy, owned a casino (and the entire town), and had no scruples.

Biff always had three sycophants following him around. They didn’t have purpose or even thoughts of their own–they just followed Biff and did whatever he said. (Although in the final one, they did abandon Tannen when he would be going to jail.)

Biff Tannen answers your burning Back To The Future ...

Those three followers explain Trump’s base better than anything else I’ve seen. Score one for the philosophical advantages of cynicism!

Decline and Fall of the USA

I watched the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, the various Chinese dynasties, The Huns, the British Empire, and dozens of other powerful nation-states. The decline of your United States is the fastest and most devastating yet.

  • Once a world leader, able to influence world affairs, you are now viewed as a pathetic joke.
  • Your Congress can get very little accomplished. Members prefer to make party-line speeches to the C-Span cameras rather than collaborate.
  • Your Senate is a rubber stamp that says, “Yes!” before the president has even asked the question.
  • The legislative vacuum has resulted in the courts becoming more powerful than ever was intended.
  • Your president views himself as an emperor, ruling by fiat. No one expects him to tell the truth. People fear his vengeance and many have suffered his Machiavellian wrath.

The day is coming when America, will be another historical has-been like Spain, Holland, and England—as people wonder, “Whatever happened to America?”

Presidential Quotations

Abraham Lincoln – “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy – “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

Lyndon Baines Johnson – “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your president.”

Richard M. Nixon – “I am not a crook.”

Donald M. trump – “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

Death by COVID-19

Over 202,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. That’s an impressive number–you must be proud of yourselves.

That’s nearly double the number of Americans killed in the First World War. In fact it’s nearly 40,000 more than the TOTAL deaths from Revolutionary War (25,000), The War of 1812 (20,000), The Mexican War (13,283), Spanish-American War (2,446), The Korean War (36,516), The War in Vietnam (58,219), The Gulf War (258), and the Iraq/Afghanistan War (6,626) combined.

Of course, the Spanish Flu of 1918 – 1920 is still ahead with 650,000 deaths. The Spanish flu’s existence was debated and denied and simplistic treatments, such as sunshine and fresh air proposed. Sound familiar?

Like COVID-19, the Spanish Flu came in waves, with each downturn hailed as the end only to be followed by the next surge of infections and deaths.

Concentration Camps

You Americans condemned Nazi Germany for its use of concentration camps to rid the country of undesirables. America, you believed, would never do such a horrible thing.

Well, maybe just a tiny bit when American citizens of Japanese ancestry were rounded up during the Second World War. But that shouldn’t count, should it?

But what about those who entered America, desperate for safety ,who have had members of their families killed by gangs? What about those who cannot earn a livable wage and are desperate for a job—any job—including those which Americans find demeaning or unprofitable? How does America treat them?

Let’s compare:

Nazis – Rounded up undesirables, including Jews, Romas, homosexuals, the physically and mentally handicapped.
America – Rounds up undesirables, such as those who entered his country illegally (even though it may take nearly 3 years to get a green card), those whose parents bought them here as infants or toddlers, those whose visas run out before their green card is approved.

Nazis – Kept prisoners in overcrowded, squalid conditions without adequate food, sanitary facilities, or medical care.
America – Keep prisoners in overcrowded, squalid cages without adequate food, sanitary facilities, or medical care.

Nazis – Performed medical experiments and forced sterilization on prisoners.
America – Perform forced sterilizations on prisoners.

Nazis – Eliminated the undesirables by the use of Xylon gas, carbon monoxide poisoning, starvation, overwork, plain-old-bullets, etc.
America – Eliminates undesirables by forcibly deporting them, often to a country they’ve never seen and know nothing about.

Nazis – Tattoo a number on the arm of prisoners for identification purposes.
America – Not believed to be currently in use.