Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Like the Serbian demagogues Slobodan Milosevic and Radovan Karadzic, Donald Trump fabricates his own reality through malignant rhetoric. While tapping into constituent resentments, observes Peter Maass, Trump–like the notorious war criminals–attacks journalists who report truths he doesn’t like. In this ‘twilight zone of lies’, repeating Trump’s audacious claims only serves to help obscure the truth–something those unacquainted with the principles of psychological warfare fail to understand. Given that most liberals fall into this category, it will perhaps fall on Trump’s core constituencies ‘who realize their hero had conned them’ to overthrow the bombastic tyrant.