Is it possible that Trump is the leader of an evil cult?

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The way he brainwashed his supporters and the GOP in general you would almost think he was leading a dangerous cult. His supporters don't find any faults with his policies or the way he ran his campaign. If David Koresh were still around would he be jealous of the power of Trump. Hell it got him elected president.

    Too bad Janet Reno isn't in charge or she would have stormed the castle before this nightmare got as far as it did.
     
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    You may see no resistance until he steps out with a platter full fruity drinks in paper cups to be consumed.
     
  3. kobalap macrumors 6502

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    Slow down there, cowpoke.

    Trump supporter != Republican.

    Those are two very different animals. It is true that some Trump supporters are Republican. But there are a huge segment of Trump supporters who are democrats or independents who are just fed up with crooked politicians like Hillary.

    If anything, Trump is just as much a liberal as he is a conservative. For example, his intervention on behalf of workers in this Carrier business. Government intervention over a business? Come on, classic liberal lunacy.
     
  4. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    They already drank the cool-aid however.
     
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    What were you saying earlier about starting "factual threads".
     
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    See, you are already too far gone to be saved.
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    If Trump were liberal would he be making these insane cabinet picks? I really think the guy is insane on an uncontrollable power trip.
     
  7. kobalap macrumors 6502

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    When he has his advisers in his ears, he makes republican leaning choices. Left to his own devices and acting on instinct, his erratic choices are liberal.
     
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    I think you are giving him too much credit. I think he wants to do as much damage as possible. His leadership picks seem to be designed to destroy each agency from within.
     
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    We are still whining over the election? When will people stop blocking roads and getting hit by cars?!
     
  10. Huntn macrumors G5

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    crooked politicians like Hillary?
    And he's Mr. Straight shooter? Here have some Koolaid. :)

    Well, valid point, maybe upping the dosage?
     
  11. DearthnVader macrumors regular

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    Of course he's leading an evil cult, he is the Devil, after all:eek:
     
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    Maybe the devils henchman, but would the Devil really allow such horrible hair?
     
  13. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Astaroth means "unruly hair" in Akkadian:

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    You would think that as an Apple user and after years of being vilified by practically everyone outside of the Apple ecosystem, people would learn that just because someone else shares a different point of view from you doesn't automatically make them a sheep, nor do they belong to a cult.

    If my years of being trashed on by other people on forums for using Apple products is any indication, I think I have a mighty good idea why they choose to believe in Donald Trump and support him. And it's most certainly not because they have been brainwashed.

    All I have are two words for his detractors and naysayers. Cognitive dissonance.
     
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    There is a difference between supporting him and just blind ignorance. I really think most of it is the latter Trump could and very well might go down as the worst president in history. I really have no hope that he will be anything but a complete failure.
     
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    You have nothing to base this on other than your blind hate. It's shameful and gross.
     
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    No it's based on what I have seen the past 18 months out of Trumps mouth.

    I can honestly say I have lost a lot of respect for Trump supporters because of their blind hatred and love for this man. It is sad and sickening to see how far our country has fallen because of Trump.
     
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    You can't post one thing to prove he is an evil cult leader. It's ridiculous on its face.
     
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    His supporters are just blindly ignoring everything he has done and he is eating up the power they have given him. How is that not the definition of a cult leader?
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/spycatcher/201208/dangerous-cult-leaders
     
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    A cult is typically defined as having religious views greatly different from the mainstream. Trump isn't a religious leader and his beliefs align with MANY MANY people. He doesn't fit the definition.
     
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    Read that link and get back to me...
     
  22. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Stephen Mangan's ancestor?
     
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    There is no link. You're just trying to justify hating someone.
     
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    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/spycatcher/201208/dangerous-cult-leaders
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    Ok lets go through the checklist shall we.

    1. He has a grandiose idea of who he is and what he can achieve. Check
    2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, or brilliance. Check
    3. Demands blind unquestioned obedience. Check
    4. Requires excessive admiration from followers and outsiders. Check
    5. Has a sense of entitlement - expecting to be treated special at all times. Check
    6. Is exploitative of others by asking for their money or that of relatives putting others at financial risk. Check
    7. Is arrogant and haughty in his behavior or attitude. Check
    8. Has an exaggerated sense of power (entitlement) that allows him to bend rules and break laws. Check
    9. Takes sexual advantage of members of his sect or cult. Check
    10. Sex is a requirement with adults and sub adults as part of a ritual or rite. Check
    11. Is hypersensitive to how he is seen or perceived by others. Check
    12. Publicly devalues others as being inferior, incapable, or not worthy. Check
    13. Makes members confess their sins or faults publicly subjecting them to ridicule or humiliation while revealing exploitable weaknesses of the penitent. Check
    14. Has ignored the needs of others, including: biological, physical, emotional, and financial needs. Check
    15. Is frequently boastful of accomplishments. Check
    16. Needs to be the center of attention and does things to distract others to insure that he or she is being noticed by arriving late, using exotic clothing, overdramatic speech, or by making theatrical entrances. Check
    17. Has insisted in always having the best of anything (house, car, jewelry, clothes) even when others are relegated to lesser facilities, amenities, or clothing. Check
    18. Doesn’t seem to listen well to needs of others, communication is usually one-way in the form of dictates. Check
    19. Haughtiness, grandiosity, and the need to be controlling is part of his personality. Check
    20. Behaves as though people are objects to be used, manipulated or exploited for personal gain. Cbeck
    21. When criticized he tends to lash out not just with anger but with rage. Check
    22. Anyone who criticizes or questions him is called an “enemy.” Check
    23. Refers to non-members or non-believers in him as “the enemy.” Check
    24. Acts imperious at times, not wishing to know what others think or desire. Check
    25. Believes himself to be omnipotent. Check
    26. Has “magical” answers or solutions to problems. Check
    27. Is superficially charming. Check
    28. Habitually puts down others as inferior and only he is superior. Check
    29. Has a certain coldness or aloofness about him that makes others worry about who this person really is and or whether they really know him. Check
    30. Is deeply offended when there are perceived signs of boredom, being ignored or of being slighted. Check
    31. Treats others with contempt and arrogance. Check
    32. Is constantly assessing for those who are a threat or those who revere him. Check
    33. The word “I” dominates his conversations. He is oblivious to how often he references himself. Check
    34. Hates to be embarrassed or fail publicly - when he does he acts out with rage. Check
    35. Doesn’t seem to feel guilty for anything he has done wrong nor does he apologize for his actions. Check
    36. Believes he possesses the answers and solutions to world problems. Check
    37. Believes himself to be a deity or a chosen representative of a deity. Check
    38. Rigid, unbending, or insensitive describes how this person thinks. Check
    39. Tries to control others in what they do, read, view, or think. Check
    40. Has isolated members of his sect from contact with family or outside world. Check
    41. Monitors and or restricts contact with family or outsiders. Check
    42. Works the least but demands the most. Check
    43. Has stated that he is “destined for greatness” or that he will be “martyred.” Check
    44. Seems to be highly dependent of tribute and adoration and will often fish for compliments. Check
    45. Uses enforcers or sycophants to insure compliance from members or believers. Check
    46. Sees self as “unstoppable” perhaps has even said so. Check
    47. Conceals background or family which would disclose how plain or ordinary he is. Check
    48. Doesn’t think there is anything wrong with himself – in fact sees himself as perfection or “blessed.” Check
    49. Has taken away the freedom to leave, to travel, to pursue life, and liberty of followers. Check
    50. Has isolated the group physically (moved to a remote area) so as to not be observed. Check
     
  25. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

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    Nah, you're off-base on this one.

    Keep government's mitts out of corporations and let the free market operate? That's conservatism.

    Regulate entire industries as a whole to achieve a specific purpose? That's liberalism.

    Have the government stick its fingers directly into the management of individual corporations, forcing them to make specific decisions as dictated by the country's ruler? Effectively, turn businesses into just another arm of the executive branch? That also has a name: fascism.
     

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