I caught this picture and the subsequent story on Facebook today. Apparently No one showed up at Donald Trumps inaugural festivities. He’s very unpopular as the media incessantly reminds us.
It’s funny that when Hillary was cancelling Rallies because they weren’t expecting a huge turnout the media didn’t cover it and when they did cover her rallies they zoomed in to make the crowds look more massive than they were.
Now size matters.
There’s many a reason a crowd would be bigger or smaller, weather being one example and demographics (Washington DC, and Northern Virginia trend heavily democratic) being another.
Another could be the fact that left wing groups have threatened to “disrupt” the nomination and stated their goal was to make it smaller than it would have been. Judging by the violence undertaken and property damage caused I could understand people staying home.
With that said I could understand more people showing up at 44s Inauguration. There was a moment to be proud as the 1st African American president Trumps the 44th rich white guy to be president.
But was crowd size really that different?
This being Bullshit inc. we are talking about so I figured they were lying so I looked for other images and came across this one. Sure does look like a lot of people.
So the media is suppressing shots of Trumps crowds to prove exactly what?
I have a hunch I know why.
Politics (and Religion for that Matter) are not just topics for some but become a part of who we are, a part of our identity. The elitist organs of Bullshit Inc. have identities revolving around Throne Sniffing felatiogarchy and don’t like being wrong, as they have been about everything since the escalator ride of destiny.
So wrong. Sad! As our new President might Tweet.
The Brains main function is not applying logic or reason or even truth but SURVIVAL.
When our politics become our identity than attacks on our ideas or our favored leaders become attacks on us.
The brain seeks emotional release to protect our ego as our ego needs our worldview to be correct because it holds our identity together. And God forbid the world sees our identity as… wrong.
Thus if nobody shows up for Trumps inauguration then that makes you Correct for having never supporting him. And all those assholes who voted for him so wrong. Hell they are so embarrassed by him now that they won’t even show up.
You were right all along!
Go ahead, admit it. You want him to fail.
You want him to fail so bigly that through the magic of confirmation bias you start seeing failure of your enemies everywhere. Like only seeing some angles of photos with few supporters . Reading only those polls showing how unpopular he is. Reading those stories saying that cutting Obamacare will both kill children AND cost money.
Now this phenomenon I describe knows no political ideology. The world was ending when (Obama, Bush, Clinton ) was in office and will continue past Trump.
However failure to see the success of your enemies will guarantee future failures. The democrats didn’t learn that with Bush. The Republicans didn’t learn that with Obama. And at this rate 2020 is looking like a repeat, as what could be Trumps legitimate and principled opposition is replaced by hysterics and tantrums and frankly a massive amount of willful denial of reality…