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Belief in the myth of outlaw heroes partly explains Donald Trump’s die-hard support

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By David G Bromley

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There are undoubtedly a number of his supporters who think that they will be going to war with the US government using their six shooter.

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In his never-ending attempt to politicize his substantial legal troubles, Trump’s exaggerated claims of victimhood are part of the appeal to his die-hard MAGA followers, who believe what Trump tells them: He is being persecuted by deep state bureaucrats because he is fighting for them.

I have known some outlaws and Trump is not outlaw.

He is a silver spoon big baby that engages in wage theft to blue-collar workers in his business .

https://fortune.com/2016/09/30/donald-trump-stiff-contractors/

Despite his personal and family wealth, Trump has been able to convince his blue-collar supporters that he is one of them. He presents himself as a persecuted figure who stands between them and politically motivated “witch hunts.”

Myths, witches and superstitious religious beliefs are all MAGA has.

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“ they are not after me. They’re after you. And I just happened to be standing in their way”

This gives me a hearty chuckle every time I hear it. It’s not so much the ‘myth of the outlaw’ that pushes this belief, more the lack of a good education.

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I have known some outlaws and Trump is not outlaw. 

Hmmm…

He is a silver spoon big baby that engages in wage theft to blue-collar workers in his business . 

Now that sound like more temper-tantrum leftist anger.

Myths, witches and superstitious religious beliefs are all MAGA has.

No, we have Trump, check the latest polls recently? Geez! No wonder the Dems are in a panic.

“ they are not after me. They’re after you. And I just happened to be standing in their way”

Absolutely and unequivocally undeniable.

This gives me a hearty chuckle.

When I look at the polls I get a chuckle as well.

every time I hear it. It’s not so much the ‘myth of the outlaw’ that pushes this belief, more the lack of a good education.

Yeah, for all the so-called education the left supposedly have, lol, why is it that so many of these kids are out of a job? Could it be that a degree in Art studies might not be the…ahem, smartest choice to make? Lol, good education and no work.

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Belief in the myth of outlaw heroes partly explains Donald Trump’s die-hard support

Nah, the reality of a safer and more affordable America under Trump explains "die-hard support" (versus flaccid support by Biden's crew?).

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Those behaviors include marital infidelity and sexual abuse, evading taxes and avoiding military service, disparaging celebrated and wounded military veterans and threatening his political opponents with lawsuits, imprisonment or execution.

Amazing how the same people who would deplore this in others can convince themselves it is fine in Trump. But consistency in thought, leave alone morals, is never a goal of the poorly-educated.

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Lol, good education and no work.

But able to think and not get duped into being afraid every minute of every day

How are they ‘coming for you’?

How is 45 protecting you?

He thrives on idiots who believe this garbage.

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Soon, Trump will become a convicted criminal running for office.

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They’re going to take your guns, take your crosses and a Mexican immigrant will take your job.

Has this ever actually happened despite the right screeching about it for literally your entire life?

Remember when Obama was going to take all your guns? Have you lost your job to a Mexican?

Don’t worry, 45’s indictments will make sure these things never happen. He’s doing it all for you lol. Send him money.

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The right doesn't want people to be educated. The people who are telling them this all have college degrees. If the public is uneducated they are easier to control. Just as Trump is a billionaire and pretending to be a good ole boy, the push is to keep people unable to think for themselves. The irony is that grassroots far-right people are buying into this. They won't have to think for themselves and will obey orders from their superiors, who are their superiors in more way than one.

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Nah. Trump is a hero to his overwhelmingly white base because they see him as someone who is looking out for their interests, thinks like them and looks like them. He has no minorities prominent in his inner circle and likes only immigrants who look like him, and by extension, them. They share the same beliefs that America was created by whites only and they did all the hard work. Everyone else has just been riding their coattails and should be thankful they live there, even the ones who were slaves. They feel disenfranchised now and are looking to regain their lost rights.

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a five minute conversation with a trump supporter tells you everything you need to know.

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They share the same beliefs that America was created by whites only and they did all the hard work. 

This is racism. But OK as long as its anti white racism I guess.

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But able to think and not get duped into being afraid every minute of every day

With the Democrats and this administration screwing the nation, I’m deeply terrified.

How are they ‘coming for you’? 

Rhetorical question???

How is 45 protecting you?

By putting America first, particularly the border.

He thrives on idiots who believe this garbage.

74 million idiots and growing, that’s a good thing.

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Soon, Trump will become a convicted criminal running for office.

Cool!

They’re going to take your guns, take your crosses and a Mexican immigrant will take your job. 

Yes!

https://www.newsweek.com/acceptable-hate-assaults-christianity-go-overlooked-opinion-1791866

https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/migrant-invasion-angers-chicago-s-black-citizens

As for the gun part they can try.

Has this ever actually happened despite the right screeching about it for literally your entire life? 

They’re trying, trying…

Remember when Obama was going to take all your guns?

Yes, and thanks to him, he helped to get the “Tea Party” formed in large part.

Have you lost your job to a Mexican? 

Not me personally. I’m independent, however…

https://afro.com/black-americans-need-better-immigration-policy/

Don’t worry, 45’s indictments will make sure these things never happen. He’s doing it all for you lol. Send him money.

If ever with all the delays now.

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He has no minorities prominent in his inner circle

Except for Tim Scott, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem for starters.

He thrives on idiots who believe this garbage.

I credit the US political system for not allowing non-US citizen idiots from foreign countries to vote in our elections.

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They’re going to take your guns, take your crosses and a Mexican immigrant will take your job. 

Yes!

No!

He thrives on idiots who believe this garbage.

I credit the US political system for not allowing non-US citizen idiots from foreign countries to vote in our elections.

Lol just what I was talking about. Thanks for popping up.

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His voters are so uneducated they would have no idea what liberal really means, let alone socialist or communist, or objectivity or science. For many their truth emerges from their own petty "common-sense" prejudices or out of a bronze-age book. In any case, those who really have something material to fear from liberalism, like the democratic majority getting them to pay more tax or stop infiltrating the regulatory architecture, and even more from socialism have been able to present what are really in the material interests of the masses as bogeymen concepts to be feared and shunned. So, now we have the absurd situation of a billionaire heathen, looking after billionaire interests, being able to distort their minds so easily, pretend he is on their side and get them to vote for him. Civilisation will be destroyed by such ignorance, but there is another class of numbskulls who even believe they can survive the demise of civilisation and even welcome it. They will be raised to heaven or be able to make use of their survival skills and weapon hauls. They may not look so kindly on the masses who are not like them.

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If ever with all the delays now.

Delay what? The trials are not going away. If you’re pinning your hopes on him being re-elected and pardoning himself you’re dreaming.

Here’s what is going to happen, write it down so I can say ‘told you so’:

Plenty of people will vote for 45. But not enough, nowhere near. He will lose. You’ll cry foul again. Then 45 will be done with finally.

Guaranteed.

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Despite his personal and family wealth, Trump has been able to convince his blue-collar supporters that he is one of them. He presents himself as a persecuted figure who stands between them and politically motivated “witch hunts.”

As their champion, Trump has been excused for the kinds of behaviors that have brought down other political figures.

Those behaviors include marital infidelity and sexual abuse, evading taxes and avoiding military service, disparaging celebrated and wounded military veterans and threatening his political opponents with lawsuits, imprisonment or execution.

BINGO! What this shows is the fact outlined in numerous studies and polls that Trump's base is significantly less educated than the norm - and thus more easily manipulated and "conned"....

The "con" has been going on all his life - from his ghost-written "The Art" books, to his failed Trump University and Trump Airlines, to his rants against China all the while having his clothing line made there...and don't forget all the illegals he employed while at the same time calling them "rapists and murderers"...

That Trump is popular with the less educated has less to do to the "myth of heroes", and more to the old adage that "there's one born every minute"....

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Plenty of people will vote for 45. But not enough, nowhere near. He will lose. You’ll cry foul again.

And then he will still go on trial, and still be found a criminal.

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Trump will never be a Robin Hood or a Jesse James. An Anti-Robin Hood.

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Despite his personal and family wealth, Trump has been able to convince his blue-collar supporters that he is one of them. He presents himself as a persecuted figure who stands between them and politically motivated “witch hunts.”

This is the true TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).

The greatest trick The Don ever pulled, was convincing the plebs he was one of, and spoke for, them.

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Trump will never be a Robin Hood or a Jesse James.

Not trying to be. That’s a liberal construct.

An Anti-Robin Hood.

Yes, exactly!!!!

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bass4funkToday 10:39 am JST

An Anti-Robin Hood.

Yes, exactly!!!!

So you support robbing the poor to give to the rich?

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So you support robbing the poor to give to the rich?

No, and to your point that is exactly one of the reasons why I would never vote Democrat.

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So you support robbing the poor to give to the rich?

No

So what does anti-robin hood mean to you then?

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So what does anti-robin hood mean to you then?

I just explained it.

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I just explained it.

Mmmkay, sure.

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Trump will never be a Robin Hood or a Jesse James.

Not trying to be.

Indeed, he wants to be Vladimir Putin...

An Anti-Robin Hood.

Yes, exactly!!!!

BINGO! Take from the poor and give to the rich (lower-end rich)....nothing better describes Trump's fleecing of his flock to pay his legal bills, court fines, and Melania's fashion coordinator...

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/melania-stylist-huge-earnings-trump-213056007.html

Thanks for admitting it...

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Trump robbed the poor to give big tax breaks to the rich.

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When they make the movie, Trump will play himself.

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An Anti-Robin Hood.

Yes, exactly!!!!

Dim.

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Saw Trump's speech at the border today.

He's just supremely brilliant. Great orator.

Highest functioning political machine on this planet.

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Saw Trump's speech at the border today.

He's just supremely brilliant. Great orator.

Highest functioning political machine on this planet.

Then why is he losing by 11 million votes to Biden?

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What? Me worry? Trump doesn’t have a chance in November. Biden is a master of politics.

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Trump's true appeal, outsider, as people fed up with corrupt establishment politicians, bought and paid for by the even more corrupt Special Interest Groups, the Globalists being the worst of the worst, seeking WW III.

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What? Me worry? Trump doesn’t have a chance in November.

You want to shoot him, that's pretty much it, the Dems threw everything else at this guy and nothing sticks

Biden is a master of politics.

Even his party doesn't believe that. When you lose James Carville and Paul Begala and Nate Silver and Ezra Klein, you are in deep, deep trouble.

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This 2004 book will help explain how people have been duped to vote against their own interests:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_Matter_withKansas%3F(book)

In order to explain to the "Cons" why no progress gets made on these issues, politicians and pundits point their fingers to a "liberal elite," a straw man representing everything that conservatism is not. When reasons are given, they eschew economic reasons in favor of accusing this elite of simply hating America, or having a desire to harm "average" Americans. This theme of victimization by these "elites" is pervasive in conservative literature, despite the fact that at the time conservatives controlled all three branches of government, were being served by an extensive media devoted only to conservative ideology, and had won 6 of the previous 9 presidential elections.

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Trump's not willing to take money from industry PACs, that's unique in modern US politics, actually he's only one. Sure, he'll take money from donors and even their election PACs, but NOT industry PACs. Big difference.

Why? So, he can freely pursue policies not controlled by the industries those policies impact, thus far better for average US citizens. That's his appeal, not bought and paid for that his wealth and media power allow for.

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Trump robbed the poor to give big tax breaks to the rich.

Trump is a rich man who asks for donations from the poor which he says he doesn’t need.

He must truly laugh at and look down on them.

A disgrace.

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This is why Biden is trouncing Trump again.

Which stat?

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Emerson poll this week has Trump winning outside the margin of error in all 7 key battleground states. People miss peace and prosperity at home, secure borders, low crime and low inflation. Biden's losing the Youth vote in Emerson poll, due to Gaza and High Prices like Rent.

People may not like Trump, but they respect him, know he's man of action, focused on helping US citizens thrive.

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Sure does. It proves their IQ is around 5 standard deviations above the typical Democrat voter's.

Studies have traditionally shown democrats to be of higher intelligence than Republicans.

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Trump is a rich man who asks for donations from the poor which he says he doesn’t need.

Not the poor anyone, but if people want to donate to him, there is no difference between sending money to him or the DNC. Well, there is a slight difference, if you live in a blue state and are poor, you are in a serious predicament socially, and economically.

He must truly laugh at and look down on them.

Not him, but the Dems do, don't believe me, look at every minority neighborhood in the US and tell me who's laughing, the Democrats.

A disgrace.

No arguments here.....

Studies have traditionally shown democrats to be of higher intelligence than Republicans.

What studies and if they are so much, why do they have to leave the crime, stench, and degradation of the blue states they so fondly speak of and seek to move to safer red States?

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Not the poor anyone, but if people want to donate to him, there is no difference between sending money to him or the DNC.

The difference is that if they send it to Trump, it goes to legal bills, and if they send it to the DNC, it goes to supporting Democratic candidates.

So keep sending your money to Trump.

What studies

You should know, the same non-partisan historians who rated Bush 2's presidency a success listed them all.

and if they are so much, why do they have to leave the crime, stench, and degradation of the blue states they so fondly speak of and seek to move to safer red States?

Is that what they tell you on Fox? Fox lies you know.

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Trump's not banned abortion, IVF, blocked border bills or been charged with insurrection.

SCOTUS has ruled on abortion, returned it to the states for their regulation and management. IVF ruling was just one state court seeking to clarify their states position.

Trump's not in office, not blocking any legislation. Jack Smith did not charge Trump with insurrection, and Congress did not convict him with an impeachment etc.

Much of Partisan Media fools many about Trump, most have little clue as to the man himself, they buy into the false media narrative. Meanwhile corrupt Joe Biden gets a big pass, all those monies from abroad, means nothing apparently. Trump supporters see the double standard.

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the DNC, it goes to supporting Democratic candidates.

You mean, lining their pockets. So how have they helped the poor exactly, can you break this down? How did they change their communities?

So keep sending your money to Trump.

Yes.

You should know,

No, so I want to know from you, relax, you have the stats?

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Trump's not banned abortion, IVF, blocked border bills or been charged with insurrection.

Why are you arguing with him, he took credit for Dobbs, and told his team to let him take credit for blocking b border legislation. And he's been legally declared an insurrectionist, and that part has held up to all appeals.

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What? Me worry? Trump doesn’t have a chance in November. 

You want to shoot him, that's pretty much it, the Dems threw everything else at this guy and nothing sticks

Biden is a master of politics.

Even his party doesn't believe that. When you lose James Carville and Paul Begala and Nate Silver and Ezra Klein, you are in deep, deep trouble.

So, you think politics is all above board? Biden is going to win because the Democrat Party is much more adept at “playing the election game” than Republicans. Cheating? Oh, of course not.

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Studies have traditionally shown democrats to be of higher intelligence than Republicans.

Do tell. Commissioned, carried out, and paid for by Democrat supporters, no doubt.

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Do tell. Commissioned, carried out, and paid for by Democrat supporters, no doubt.

Of course, they're the ones with the intelligence to be able to.

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Yes, I did.

Here are the latest stats

https://www.realclearpolling.com/latest-polls

Hmmmm....NYT. WaPo, Mother Jones? Where now is Biden leading? I am just only curious, maybe I overlooked something, so I just want you to let me know where the error was made.

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Meanwhile, Biden is 11 million votes ahead.

Where, which stat?

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So what does anti-robin hood mean to you then?

I just explained it.

Exactly! Grift from the rubes and give to oneself.

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Exactly! Grift from the rubes and give to oneself.

The DNC in a nutshell.

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The DNC in a nutshell.

Whose legal bills have the DNS been paying?

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Of course, they're the ones with the intelligence to be able to.

Nah, they're just the ones with an inferiority complex deep enough to motivate them to commission biased surveys that tell themselves what they want to hear.

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Nah, they're just the ones with an inferiority complex deep enough to motivate them to commission biased surveys that tell themselves what they want to hear.

Heh, sure, if that makes you feel better, then ok. Rest well tonight, it's ok.

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Did anyone else see all the Texans from border cities raging at Trump on the news today? They are angry that he blocked border legislation.

Of course, Texas will still be red at the end of the election. But that border extends way past Texas, and there are a lot of people living on it angry that Trump just forced the problem to continue.

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Heh, sure, if that makes you feel better, then ok. Rest well tonight, it's ok.

Don't worry, I will :-)

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It's never happened before, election interference charges in a Presidential election.

Huh? Trump is going on trial for it next month.

They don't mention that part on Fox though, do they. Fox lies you know.

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Trump also not interested in the DEEP State US Govt and its efforts to dominate counties abroad. People want a politician focused on THEIR needs not people overseas.

Trump's supporters want peace thru strength, not Global destabilization. Trump's track record of no new wars, proof positive, busy getting the Mid-East on peace path, trying to quietly figure out the Ukraine Civil War etc.

Trump kept US secure with low inflation, low interest rates, not out of control High prices and inflation with illegal immigrants pouring into country. Voters want to return to stability and prosperity, not more Biden Chaos policies of inflation, wars, open borders and high interest rates etc.

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Trump also not interested in the DEEP State US Govt and its efforts to dominate counties abroad.

Yeah, he's too busy trying to keep himself out of jail, and figure out how he's going to pay his bills.

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Trump's support clearly growing as Biden fades, check out this week's Emerson Polling. Trump wins all 7 swing states by outside the margin of error. Illegal immigrants and border by far #1 election issue now and building.

Illegal immigrant violent crime wave puts Biden in a bad light, YouTubes often highly disturbing. Trump supporters want return to secure borders and low crime. Americans now fearful for their safety and blame Biden.

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