We hold this Truth to be self evident: Donald Trump is a confidence man.
by O Society Jan 17, 2020
Cons work on people who want to believe due to their own issues with greed, fear, resentment and so on. Trump’s specific con appeals to the people who subscribe to the conservative moral hierarchy.
I have my own issues with greed, fear, and resentment to deal with, just like every other American. I could be a hypocrite. However, the difference between me and the average Trumpet is I do not believe in the conservative moral hierarchy.
For a believer, it is like swimming in water. As fish, they never notice the water, they simply swim. There are oceans and then there are ponds.
A True Believer hates Ho-mo-sexuals and Blacks and so on because these are the Other in the Conservative Moral Hierarchy. It’s only natural. Law & Order. Clean and neat. God sits on top, of course, and God is an Awesome God white, heterosexual, Christian, American, male, capitalist, of course. He might even drink Budweiser. Maybe even right out of the can. Maybe…
To such folks, someone like me is a traitor to the cause simply because I do not automatically believe in their virtue. I am a n!gger lover, a heathen, a communist. All because I do not believe their God can beat up someone else’s god at the Heavenly Playground Showdown, and I do not believe covering one’s own ass with pink skin makes one’s ass better than the brown skin covering someone else’s ass. I do not believe dicks are better than vaginas, my belief is only that the two do fit together nicely, thank you.
And I don’t believe the few rich people are better than all the poor ones. I don’t think being American makes someone inherently better than being born Chinese simply because the location of where one is born – be it away in the hay of a manger or a crop circle in a rice field – seems a matter of chance rather than personal merit to me.
How ’bout you?
Ultimately I am none of these things as I find no essence when I look under the table, which is what makes me a traitor to the cause, a traitor to the con, an injury to the confidence of the believer, a thorn in the crown upon the self-congratulatory mastabatory mind of Mammon.
I am not gay, pansexual or even confused about my gender, but if you are, go on with your bad fabulous self and don’t bother me while I eat sushi. I am not the devil nor do I believe in Satan. I am not able to believe in any -ism at all. I do not believe in the Other because I examined myself and found no merit there with which to elevate my self above all the rest of the selves in humanity. My self is simply more familiar to me than your self or anyone else’s self. Familiarity does not make this self better or worse than, just more familiar, to me. It works. Nothing more, nothing less than either.
How ’bout you?
This is why I cannot be a Trumpet. I unlearned all they taught me, in schools both private and public. Their so-called “meritocracy” is a fake and a fraud, so I simply never internalized it as “true.”
How about you?