Sometimes Organizations Can Lose Their Way While Losing Their Purpose…That is our main theme today as we’ll call out several different conservative groups here in Part 2. Even groups of people who always shared our beliefs & values can unknowingly side with evil through being deceived by persuasive charlatans. Whether it’s a political party, tribal media sources or religion, whenever any group body goes off the rails in subscribing to propaganda, conspiracies & disinformation campaigns, they can lose their bearings which in turn causes them to lose their greater purpose. By actually falling for a group mindset that becomes counterproductive & destructive, the more such twisted thinking spreads, it can truly pose a serious threat to our free society.
So our nation is now calling on us to serve. As patriotic Americans looking to preserve our constitutional democracy, we should aspire to inform those who’ve fallen into darkness. When you encounter anyone you suspect has sided with the Trump hype, it’s probably a waste of breath trying to argue with them. A better & less combative approach might be simply asking them this question…Where do you get your news from? After they state some echo source(s) like Fox, simply ask them to view this blog: www.thevoracs.com, offering political updates on the latest Trump news. If you’re gonna make them mad, let them get more irritated at our blog than at you. And yes, most Trumpeters will be disgusted by the site if they even look at it, but a small percentage may be open-minded enough to convert to reason & common sense when exposed to solid facts along with a message of moral clarity: washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-supporters-should-have-their-moral-blindness-pointed-out.
As we’ve also unfortunately seen firsthand these past few years, a president can lose their way along with their greater purpose. Trump is not qualified to lead & must be removed through impeachment or losing an election. It’s far too early to say whether the damage he’s doing will be permanent or not. When Trump goes down, it will be up to all Americans to try repairing the damage & help our nation rise from the ashes. It won’t be easy since the delusional nihilistic attitude will survive Trump. As a lifelong conservative, I hardly recognize the groups of people I was once a part of. Yes, I was indeed a GOP supporting, Fox viewing, ushering in an evangelical church conservative before many among them lost their compassionate conservatism & became radicalized as part of the far-right shifting tribe. I could probably sense as much as anyone their extreme transformation from right-wing rationalism to far-right radicalism.
Just based on the unconditional support for Trump their fuhrer, it looks like the GOP may have recently become the party enabling domestic terrorism, rape & incest, fascist tyranny, lawlessness & anti-freedoms, cruelty & deceit & corruption, xenophobia & racism & misogyny, & any number of the assorted evils that has overwhelmed & defined America under this new reign of terror. So what are we to think of the people supporting this train wreck of degrading moral human values in this unprecedented era of Trump? Through our commentary & article links below, we’ll try to do our best in answering that question. But it’s not easy explaining the inexplicable. So our whole theme here in Part 2 involves those who have lost their way & their purpose, since they have en masse joined the cult of Trump.
Sometimes Presidents can Lose Their Way while Losing Their Purpose, Relegated to Pursuing Corrupt Power through Their Repeated Lies
It’s been reported Trump used to read a book on Hitler’s speeches. His governing shows signs of being a cross between a Nazi leader & a Confederate leader. If you don’t believe me, check out these articles…
An inspiration for violence:
This is a real first. It’s asinine an American president would recommend a ban of congresswomen going to Israel. Must be part of his autocratic instincts:
The prez seeks to orchestrate his tyrannical takeover by purging his opponents & commanding the levers of power by running roughshod over our democratic institutions:
Yep, an incompetent doofus:
When a bully uses the bully pulpit:
Simply an awful person:
We’ve passed 12,000 on the Trump lie meter as president. These are mind-boggling numbers that defile the senses, which makes him by far the biggest liar any of us will ever know. How anybody can still believe a word the prez says is beyond me:
President Trump’s proclivity for spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods has continued at a remarkable pace. As of Aug. 5, his 928th day in office, he had made 12,019 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered. Trump crossed the 10,000 mark on April 26, and he has been averaging about 20 fishy claims a day since then. From the start of his presidency, he has averaged about 13 such claims a day. About one-fifth of these claims are about immigration, his signature issue — a percentage that has grown since the government shut down over funding for his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, his most repeated claim — 190 times — is that his border wall is being built. Congress balked at funding the concrete barrier he envisioned, so he has tried to pitch bollard fencing and repairs of existing barriers as “a wall.”
False or misleading claims about trade, the economy and the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign each account for about 10 percent of the total. Claims on those subjects are also among his most repeated. Trump has falsely claimed 186 times that the U.S. economy today is the best in history. He began making this claim in June 2018, and it quickly became one of his favorites. The president can certainly brag about the state of the economy, but he runs into trouble when he repeatedly makes a play for the history books. By just about any important measure, the economy today is not doing as well as it did under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson or Bill Clinton — or Ulysses S. Grant. Moreover, the economy is beginning to hit the head winds caused by the president’s trade wars.
On 166 occasions, he has claimed the United States has “lost” money on trade deficits. This reflects a basic misunderstanding of economics. Countries do not “lose” money on trade deficits. A trade deficit simply means that people in one country are buying more goods from another country than people in the second country are buying from the first country. Trade deficits are also affected by macroeconomic factors, such as currencies, economic growth, and savings and investment rates. Trump has falsely said 162 times that he passed the biggest tax cut in history. Even before his tax cut was crafted, he promised that it would be the biggest in U.S. history — bigger than Ronald Reagan’s in 1981. Reagan’s tax cut amounted to 2.9 percent of the gross domestic product, and none of the proposals under consideration came close to that level. Yet Trump persisted in this fiction even when the tax cut was eventually crafted to be the equivalent of 0.9 percent of GDP, making it the eighth-largest tax cut in 100 years. This continues to be an all-purpose applause line at the president’s rallies.
The president’s constant Twitter barrage also adds to his totals. More than 18 percent of the false and misleading statements stemmed from his itchy Twitter finger. Trump’s penchant for repeating false claims is demonstrated by the fact that the Fact Checker database has recorded more than 300 instances in which he has repeated a variation of the same claim at least three times. He also now has earned 23 “Bottomless Pinocchios,” claims that have earned Three or Four Pinocchios and that have been repeated at least 20 times.
Even as Trump’s fact-free statements proliferate, there is evidence that his approach is failing. Fewer than 3 in 10 Americans believe many of his most-common false statements, according to a Washington Post Fact Checker poll published in December. Only among a pool of strong Trump approvers — about 1 in 6 adults in the survey — did large majorities accept several, although not all, of his falsehoods as true. The award-winning database website, created by graphics reporter Leslie Shapiro, has an extremely fast search engine that will quickly locate suspect statements the president has made. We encourage readers to explore it in detail. For this update, we have added a new feature that provides a URL for every claim that is fact-checked, allowing readers to post the link on social media.
Make no mistake, lies are far worse than gaffes, especially the sheer number of lies told by our pathological liar-in-chief. Trump did get Dayton mixed up with Toledo in a teleprompter speech last week, but for some strange reason his gaffes don’t get anywhere near the media coverage as the ones told by Uncle Joe. Generally speaking, Trump is a chronic liar & Biden is a gaffe machine. I don’t think it’s connected with old age as Biden has always been prone to gaffes. So always keep this in mind, gaffes are just Joe being Joe, while lies are Trump being Trump. As a voter, I far prefer the gaffes. Uncle Joe is a good person with a big heart, something Trump is not. If Biden becomes the nominee, I’m very concerned the media will focus more on his harmless gaffes than on Trump’s repeated lying which are very harmful:
Sometimes Countries can Lose Their Way, Losing Their Purpose when Overrun by Corrupt Leadership
Although some among the German people nearly a century ago did call out the perils of Naziism, too many citizens were complacent, ignored or excused the threats from their leaders & the rest is history. That’s not to suggest our current U.S. president is bent on genocide. But too many Americans are similarly not taking our current fascist threat seriously, as our president mounts his unrestrained usurping of unbridled power by dividing us through native nationalism. If that sinister mindset is left unchecked & expands among the far-right, it could permanently trash our Constitution & rule of law.
Nope, I’m not kidding about this. There are some real parallels between Trump’s GOP & Hitler’s Nazis:
A new book details 20 ways Trump is copying Hitler’s playbook for a fascist takeover:
Let’s all get on the right side of history by not following the tragic mistakes made when citizens supported or excused the evil Nazis:
Colluding with a foreign adversary & then obstructing a federal investigation, without question that’s grounds for removal:
Tyrannical fascists among other personal traits are defined by their malignant narcissism:
The Pope warns against this far-right brand of isolationist nationalism. And as I’ve warned dozens of times, don’t for a second think fascism could never come to America:
The most direct path to fascism is in co-opting the Justice Dept:
And also going scorched earth on opponents in setting up a fascist regime:
Yes, I’ll emphasize again, it could happen here if we let it:
Sometimes Political Parties can Lose Their Way, Losing Their Purpose when Hijacked by a Corrupt Leader for Political Power
The GOP looks the other way when their leader’s vitriolic language incites violence by white supremacists:
Intolerance & fear breeds racial intimidation:
These are the types of idiots who get elected to Congress. These are also the idiots that need thrown out of Congress. The House Freedom Caucus is the worst of the worst, but there’s a new category that’s even lower. It’s revealed in the person of Steve King, the jackass who should have gotten the boot yesterday. His comments in the next set of articles are probably even worse than Todd Akin & his legitimate rape comment. Everyone who is a victim of rape or incest, & any of us who are appalled at the thought of rape or incest, should demand his resignation immediately! And that should include everybody in their right mind!
Sometimes Media Organizations can Lose Their Way, Losing Their Purpose through Propping Up a Corrupt Leader for Political Power
The Fox/echo anti-immigration hate talk that Trump governs by is the language helping breed domestic terrorism:
The false equivalency Trump uses in his both sides arguments are demonstrably false & exposed as pure nonsense:
Viewers blinded by the crap:
Conspiracy theories are extremely damaging as they play havoc with the truth, especially with so many gullible people out there:
Fox fake news is tearing our nation apart by feeding their bamboozled flock the radicalized garbage they want to hear:
A correspondent who escaped the vipers den reveals how they prey on people with a narrative of angry hatred & fear-mongering that has very little basis in facts:
The Loudest Voice is a show revealing the evils at Fox:
The milk-toast morning show always comes up with crazy alibis for the prez:
Fox & Friendless also churns out the lies in rapid-fire fashion:
Not only the prez, but the radical GOP lunatics in the House also getting their cues from Fox:
The entire media provides cover for Trump on his escalating deficits:
Fox also gives cover to the inhumane treatment of immigrants:
Fox echoes hate-mongering that resembles what the KKK once dished out:
Elevating Trump was more a sleight of hand:
The entire echo, including extremist radio nutwings & the NRA, have coordinated their demonizing message:
The replacement theory part of the racist diatribes blasted out in unison from the far-right:
Being a journalist in America never been more dangerous:
We may often disagree with the network news, but along with real journalism in the respected news publications, they are still the most objective sources of news we have to report on the facts (we even confess here at TheVORACS we are biased & opinionated compared to the professional journalists who bring us the news):
Trump attacks the real media because he wants to control them & receive the fawning coverage other dictators get from their media sources:
Trump’s attacks on free speech also extend to the increasingly influential social media platforms, where he’s trying to wield his power in controlling them too:
And also suppress the free speech of government employees:
Sometimes Religions can Lose Their Way, Losing Their Purpose when Attaching Themselves to a Corrupt Leader for Political Power
Evangelicals overlook an awful lot with Trump, but they really don’t like blasphemy:
In aligning the church with the mission of Trump as some evangelicals do, it’s a gross misinterpretation of scripture:
Some recognize the dangers & are pushing back against Christian nationalism:
An excellent question, what Bible are they reading?:
Soldiers of the cross or domestic terrorists? The lines are getting blurred. There are still many godly preachers in the evangelical churches, but we must learn to recognize & dismiss those serving the evil one:
Regardless of the ulterior purpose, any church religion that aligns with fraud undermines its whole mission:
If you don’t want to read this long article, I’ll just sum it up by saying Jeffress is a nutty goofball:
This shadowy group seems a bit fishy:
Evil not confined to white evangelicals:
The Devil’s bargain:
The hypocrisy overflows:
Whatever happened to serving Christ over serving Trump? The primary feature of this unholy alliance is in driving hordes of people away from the church:
The problem does not lie in Christianity but in the moral formation of Christians. Are they getting their view of refugees from Christian sources? Or are they taking their view from Fox News, talk radio and Trump? I suspect the latter. And the worship of political idols is ultimately a spiritual problem — a different kind of blasphemy. These challenges run deeper than politics. Many white evangelical Christians hold a faith that appeals to the comfortable rather than siding with the afflicted. They have allied themselves with bigots and nativists, risking the reputation of the gospel itself. And, in some very public ways, they are difficult to recognize as Christians at all.