With the decay of US politics into fascism, in a world of destabilizing climate, fantasy tempts us to escape. That's addiction's call, like an alcoholic's first drink at breakfast. Chris Hedges points out that Trump is a product of our escapist world. I struggle with this addiction. Addicts lose their moral compass.

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Trump is the sick expression of a dysfunctional political system and mass culture that celebrate the most depraved aspects of human nature—greed, a lust for power, a thirst for adulation and celebrity, a penchant for the manipulation of others, dishonesty, a lack of remorse and a frightening pathology in which reality is ignored. He is the product of our escapist world of constant entertainment. He embodies the mutation of values in American society that has culminated in an enormous cult of the self and the abandonment of the common good. [emphasis mine]


A frightening pathology...

frightening pathology...

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