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It's Not A Cult (Photos) (Original Post) ItsjustMe Aug 2023 OP
I have one of that type of truck down the street from me William769 Aug 2023 #1
I sincerely hope... Think. Again. Aug 2023 #2
There are hateful, nasty humans in the world. I don't know how they come to be hateful and nasty Lonestarblue Aug 2023 #3
I guess that's it... Think. Again. Aug 2023 #5
This / vlyons Aug 2023 #8
when Obama became president Skittles Aug 2023 #4
Please see my post #5 above. and thanks for responding. Think. Again. Aug 2023 #6
I do agree their behavior defies explanation Skittles Aug 2023 #10
The best JanLip Aug 2023 #16
It's uncanny! brakester Aug 2023 #25
Trailer trash vlyons Aug 2023 #7
+1. dalton99a Aug 2023 #19
Wow. Think. Again. Aug 2023 #26
Amazing how republicans are so easily conned. Emile Aug 2023 #9
I have NEVER seen so much ugliness and stupidity in one place before. It is sickening. nt CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2023 #11
Hmmmm... rdchili96 Aug 2023 #12
That top animation, at first I thought it was the only reasonable one captain queeg Aug 2023 #13
Yes it really galls them that a black man sat in the same chair where Reagan sat, vlyons Aug 2023 #21
The Slobfather is a cartoon character malaise Aug 2023 #14
More economic anxiety dalton99a Aug 2023 #15
I do like the ugly rusted out van with amateurish "Trump Promises Kept" on it. tanyev Aug 2023 #17
The irony sails right over their heads. bluesbassman Aug 2023 #20
Trailer trash vlyons Aug 2023 #22
Why are they always expensive trucks? debm55 Aug 2023 #18
Darn it. I can't join because I don't have a road-hog pickup. Love the broken down, sinkingfeeling Aug 2023 #23
So much blasphemy Hekate Aug 2023 #24
Saw This NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 #27
So many idiots D_Master81 Aug 2023 #28
The fourth one down, the red Chevy from 2016, mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2023 #29
Gee, I wish I had that kind of money GPV Aug 2023 #30
SICKophants Ferrets are Cool Aug 2023 #31

William769

(54,956 posts)
1. I have one of that type of truck down the street from me
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 02:28 AM
Aug 2023

Evertime I drive by it, I want to ram the bastard then my better angel fucks with my head and I end up driving by.

Think. Again.

(6,269 posts)
2. I sincerely hope...
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 02:43 AM
Aug 2023

...some good psychologists somewhere are looking into whatever mind-glitch is responsible for so many otherwise functional humans to go blindly over the edge like this.

Is it something in the water?, subliminal advertising?, are they all eating the same brand of junkfood (that no one else would touch)?

What reduces a person to be so blatantly and publicly irrational?

(Edited to add: This is a serious question.)

Lonestarblue

(9,730 posts)
3. There are hateful, nasty humans in the world. I don't know how they come to be hateful and nasty
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:34 AM
Aug 2023

or why the US now has so many of them, but Trump gave them all permission to be as hateful and nasty as they want. That’s why they love him. They saw him shoving a leader of another country and most likely wanted him to shove the man harder. They like his meanness and his bullying because he excuses their own meanness and bullying. They’re like kids in high school whose judgment hasn’t caught up with their age who go along with the bullies because they’re part of some “in” group that makes them part of the popular or feared kids.

Think. Again.

(6,269 posts)
5. I guess that's it...
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:58 AM
Aug 2023

...and maybe I'm just still too naive in my old age, but I keep thinking that their behavior seems too outlandish and malicious to fall within the "normal" range of humans.

I realize there are always exceptions, but I'm confused by the sheer number of people that are now acting like people we used to lock away for this kind of behavior and the danger it poses to peaceful society.

Skittles

(152,883 posts)
4. when Obama became president
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:35 AM
Aug 2023

these racist fucks came out from under their rocks - Trump gave them permission to be loud and proud about their racism - I swear that's all it is.....

Skittles

(152,883 posts)
10. I do agree their behavior defies explanation
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 05:54 AM
Aug 2023

but you and I, we are not racist assholes who have had to suppress our instincts (remember they used to call simply being civil as being "politically correct" ) - these people see THOSE folk (POC, women) getting more and more (you know, EQUALITY) and they don't see that as a good thing, they see it as THEIR power diminishing....a big loud unrepentant racist asshole like Trump makes them feel better about their inadequacies.....simply put, Trump's fans are as pathetic as him

brakester

(44 posts)
25. It's uncanny!
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:09 PM
Aug 2023

How can so many people become so demented at around the same time without a physical vector?

It is like madness and idiocy spread like a virus! A mademic!

Up until this moment I visualized this phenomenon as similar to a brain worm or ergot poisoning. I think I have broken through a mental wall. That, just like a virus or mass poisoning, Mass media can actually mass poison minds. I guess because I've never experienced this in my lifetime (like the witch-burning era) that I couldn't compute that WORDS/lies and manipulation can poison our minds, too.

And I blame UNREGULATED SOCIAL MEDIA. Just like the contagion of greed has created UNFETTERED CAPITALISM which has befouled the unique blend of democratic socialism/regulated capitalism that we have prospered from..

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
7. Trailer trash
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 05:35 AM
Aug 2023

How many graduated from high school? The RW Christian fundie connection doesn't surprise me. Not a big jump from believing BY FAITH ALONE in an invisible sky god, who can suspend the laws of physics and believing everything that Trump and Fox News tells them.

It's all just so much grasping at self, trying desperately to make their delusions be reality. And how many thousands of years have they been waiting for Jesus to come back to reign and rule? Meanwhile let Trump reign and rule!

Such ignorance appalls me. I live in Texas. Do you have any idea how many Southern Baptists, Church of Christers, and Jehovah Witnesses, etc there are across the south? So many of them are racist hate-mongers. They hate blacks, immigrants, LGBT, liberals, Dems, atheists, Moslems, Jews, the US federal gov, educated elitists, etc. Only their Old Testament punishing god is the real god. Only Trump is the real POTUS.

Think. Again.

(6,269 posts)
26. Wow.
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 04:29 PM
Aug 2023

Some people really do think he's some kind of supernatural miracle, don't they?

These people need serious help. I'm not kidding.

rdchili96

(175 posts)
12. Hmmmm...
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 06:35 AM
Aug 2023

For people who claim that kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful to the American flag, they sure do love to disrespect the flag themselves

https://www.legion.org/flag/code


captain queeg

(10,019 posts)
13. That top animation, at first I thought it was the only reasonable one
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 07:28 AM
Aug 2023

Then looking closer I realized the message was all those FU fingers were bouncing off him. At least that’s what I interpreted. As I looked at all the pickups I thought any given day you could find some of these folks at Walmart. What drives these idiots? And I noticed one PU around halfway down with a message in the back window “stop Obama”. I thought WTF are they talking about? He’s gone. Then I realized that it what drives these people. They are still pissed off that we had a black president. And, he was smarter and more articulate than they were. I really think that is the crux of the issue.

vlyons

(10,252 posts)
21. Yes it really galls them that a black man sat in the same chair where Reagan sat,
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 08:43 AM
Aug 2023

and ate at his table, and SLEPT IN HIS BED! A BLACK MAN! What's next? A black woman? The blacks are moving into their neighborhood, going to school with their children, taking their jobs, getting hired as their bosses. Make America Great Again means Make Blacks get back in their places, preferably picking cotton, shining shoes, and picking up the trash.

tanyev

(42,143 posts)
17. I do like the ugly rusted out van with amateurish "Trump Promises Kept" on it.
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 08:17 AM
Aug 2023

That one is more true to the spirit of what Trump did to the country.

bluesbassman

(19,227 posts)
20. The irony sails right over their heads.
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 08:30 AM
Aug 2023

I live in Texas and travel around the state a lot. You would be amazed at the amount of dilapidated mobile homes and tumble down shacks out in the boonies with Trump flags flying. They’re clueless.

sinkingfeeling

(51,045 posts)
23. Darn it. I can't join because I don't have a road-hog pickup. Love the broken down,
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 10:01 AM
Aug 2023

old paneled truck with "Promises Kept".

NowISeetheLight

(3,940 posts)
27. Saw This
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 05:53 PM
Aug 2023

When I lived in South Carolina I saw a lot of trucks like this. Between Magats and Confederate flag flying racists it was a different world. It is a cult as far as I'm concerned.

D_Master81

(1,822 posts)
28. So many idiots
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 05:58 PM
Aug 2023

So many of these idiots are probably now crying about not having money after spending thousands of dollars putting trump decal wraps all over their truck.

mahatmakanejeeves

(56,468 posts)
29. The fourth one down, the red Chevy from 2016,
Fri Aug 25, 2023, 07:11 PM
Aug 2023

wouldn’t be a bad little truck other than that paint job.

Absent the paint job, I wouldn’t mind owning that at all. It looks like something Larry Wilcox would drive in CHiPs. He was partial to blue trucks, of course. But you knew that.



The unfortunate paint job runs this one’s resale value down to near-zero.

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