This is not a well researched or studied thesis or anything. I’m not going to do a google search and make arbitrary judgments about what I find to “verify” my theory “scientifically”…but it’s a thought I had this morning.
I have to wonder about the mania of Trump supporters who are willing to ignore all evidence that Trump is:
1. Not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination.
2. A fully grown child who throws tantrums and pouts when he doesn’t get his way.
3. A narcissist who cares only about his own well being and couldn’t give a rip about the country or its inhabitants except to the degree that caring about them advances his own interests.
4. A snake oil salesman who will say whatever he thinks you want to hear to bamboozle you into buying what he’s selling.
I could go on.
All of these things are blindingly obvious to anyone who hasn’t drunk the Trump Koolaid (heck, a couple of them he’s flat admitted to), but based on his vote totals, an astonishing number of Republicans (and democrat crossovers) have imbibed in the aforementioned cordial.
My thought was:
How much of this is due to the basic human fact that the majority of humankind is suited for and desirous of only slavery?
I know that sounds extreme, and I’m not trying to say Trump is a slaveowner…it’s metaphorical.
I could replace that with “most people are suited for and desirous of only perpetual childhood” and mean the same thing.
What I’m saying is that the majority of people want nothing more than to be cared for. They want to be protected, provided for, and dictated to by someone or something else.
They don’t want to have to make the hard decisions (or even easy decisions for that matter) or to take responsibility for their own lives and decisions.
This penchant is demonstrated by several common aspects of human nature: The weird obsession with superheros comes to mind immediately. Why are superhero movies and comics so popular? Because a large part of humankind loves the idea of having some “superhuman” being to swoop to the rescue and save them when they’re in trouble.
In the real world, the superhero is replaced by authority figures and the government. I think The Donald is playing the role of superhero at the moment. The people who’ve fully bought into his dog and pony show view him as some sort of savior and redeemer. They’ve been disappointed in the current “superhero” government so they’re grasping for another, stronger, faster, more blustery one to take its place.
I don’t know…this isn’t a fully fleshed out theory, just a thought I had this morning.
The overall theory that most people want nothing more than to be taken care of and told what to do has been in my mind for years and nothing humankind has done in my lifetime has dispelled it…I’m kind of wondering out loud if the irrational cheerleading for Trump is a manifestation of that more basic trait.