Not that we’re El Trumpos, but:
Supporters of Donald Trump may need to be “deprogrammed” as if they were cult members, Hillary Clinton said.
“Sadly, so many of those extremists … take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure,” the former first lady, senator, secretary of state and Democratic nominee for president told CNN.
“He’s only in it for himself. He’s now defending himself in civil actions and criminal actions. And when do they break with him? Because at some point maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members. But something needs to happen.”
It’s a very specific view of the people and democracy. It’s not exclusive to the progressive left but it is, at this time, most often found there. If the demos disaagrees with our ideas then it’s the demos that is wrong. Therefore the people have to be managed and vonverted into agreeing with us. Rather than us, the would be leaders, doin’ stuff that the people want us to do.
Really rather authoritarian, isn’t it.