Thursday, March 07, 2019
Human society, under the guise of religion, worships itself. Its not just Egyptian pyramids, Medieval cathedrals, or Greek or Buddhist temples. But that idolatry is dying, only to be replaced with a society which attaches sacred significance to the individual. This has morphed into the ubiquitous practice of taking a "selfie". When we are not digitally adoring ourselves our micro and macro-manipulated selves take the time to worship movie stars. They represent our desires, dreams, fears, aspirations, and ambitions. Donald J. Trump, through his signature brashness, flashiness, and gladiatorial glitz captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of disgruntled mini-idols.
Trump worshipers would be the first to deny such an assertion as preposterous and even blasphemous. Yet, in an age of the self-obsessed individual its not surprising that the collective Id of the disgruntled found a mocking self-image and sadistic substantiation of itself in the repressive hands of power and plutocracy?
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