What Trump’s Faithful Hear

 

As the Mueller probe digs up increasingly incriminating dirt on Trump and his minions, the right-wing media concoct ever-more fantastic fantasies to feed his faithful followers.

Here’s a sample from an article my nephew Chris sent me this morning:

This year could turn out to be the defining year for the United States. It is clear that the US military/security complex and the Democratic Party aided by their media vassals intend to purge Donald Trump from the presidency. One of the open conspirators declared the other day that we have to get rid of Trump now before he wins reelection in a landslide.

It is now a known fact that Russiagate is a conspiracy of the military/security complex, Obama regime, Democratic National Committee and presstitute media to destroy President Trump.

I know, you probably  think this is somebody’s sophomoric attempt at satire. Or the work of a Russian bot.

But it is attributed to Paul Craig Roberts of the Institute for Political Economy, and he is described in Wikipedia as an “American economist, journalist, blogger, conspiracy theorist and former civil servant.”

Wikipedia says he was Reagan’s assistant secretary pf the treasury. And he is sometimes refered to as “the father of Reaganomics.”

Reaganomics has turned out to be wrong, but it isn’t lunacy.

So what happened to this guy? Did he lose his mind? He sounds dangerously paranoid to me. Or is it just old age?

But he is not alone. Far from it. Conspiracy theorists abound. And they attract legions of followers.

What’s with these people? Are they so bored by reality that they yearn for something – anything –  more diverting? Do they prefer palatable lies to the unpleasant taste of reality?

Beats me. But as long as they exist, we will get the likes of Paul Craig Roberts.

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