Sunday, October 16, 2016

Trumpismo - Putinismo - Machismo

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Trumpismo-Putinismo rears its ugly double head. Machismo, authoritarianism, greed, double dealings, cheap but skillful populism and demagoguery are their common body. The Russian Mafia State and The Underworld International play their "Samson and Delilah games" with the West, using Trump as their "unwitting agent" and "playing him like a fiddle".

Now he looks like Laocoon, tied up in painful and torturing knots by the serpents of truth that he himself unleashed. The defeat looks inevitable and well deserved.
What are the roots of this phenomenon, descending historically to the times immemorial, from ancient Greek tyrants, to more recently, Hitlerism and Stalinism, among many other historical figures and examples, large and small?
What are the psychological and social underpinnings of these phenomena?
Why this political mechanism works so well in the countries like Russia, where Trump and Putin are supported by the majority, and why, hopefully, it will never work in America?
What are the political immunity factors?
Free speech, free press, pluralism, healthy intellectual honesty and civic duty.

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