"The quality of ideas seems to play a minor role in mass movement leadership. What counts is the arrogant gesture, the complete disregard of the opinion of others, the singlehanded defiance of the world." -Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass MovementsFrom Facebook this morning:
"See, most people have to go through life eating a ton of shit, from their bosses and their spouses and the loan officer at the bank and everybody else. And so when they see some snarky Dr. House or Tony Stark or Deadpool character that just says "Fuck you" whenever they want to, they eat it up because they're living vicariously through that person. Now they can vote for him! Oh, sure, they'll rationalize it being about walls or ISIS or H1Bs, but that's it in a nutshell. He's gonna Fuck You his way into the nomination on the shoulders of an adoring throng of Walter Mittys."Looks like it's the GOP that's running on Hopey Changey this cycle.