Donald Trump followers adore him for weird reasons


Dave Eggers is a combination screenwriter/nonfiction writer and his latest is a book, “The Captain and the Glory," which has the following passage in the opening pages...
 “Any imbecile might decide on a certain Monday to become a captain, and by Tuesday, with no qualifications whatsoever, that imbecile could take charge of a 300,000-ton vessel and the thousands of lives contained within.”
This tome is a satirical novel that captures the personality of the Donald Trump supporter...
"He writes of a petulant Captain — a man who is quick to toss his opposition overboard, makes nonsensical morning announcements about spiders that typically slip into observations about his penis, and steers the ship and its passengers further and further out to sea."
Eggers spent time on the T-rump 2016 campaign trail talking to followers about "people and families who have been struggling mightily due to his policies on immigration, asylum, and other related issues." Eggers conclusion...
"they don’t always get at the comical absurdity and the horror on a grand scale that I feel we’ve been going through."
The author looked for an even "larger story." What he came up with was...
"the cartoonish madness and the loss of all moral compass and sanity. I think plenty of essays and columnists and late-night TV hosts have been doing a good job of reflecting on that every day but I thought that there might be a spot for an allegory or some sort of parable that kind of put it in stark relief."
This line from the book begins to describe the typical Trump booster...
“Because he was unscripted when he told lies — he was the most honest captain they’d ever known.”
The sense here is that no matter how many lies the Oval Office lunatic tells his chosen people, they will not only believe them, they will also love him for it. There is more and I suggest you read this entire AlterNet article written by Ashlie D. Stevens for Salon.

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