(Again, as I’ve written before, I endorse no candidate and promote no specific political party. I don’t get too much of my news from American news media which is leftist or extreme leftist. I prefer not to be propagandized.)
But I do observe:
Trumped — the process by which a man is attacked by Illogical accusations, savage name-calling, exaggerated scorn, misplaced blame, and deceptive slogans, simply because the man does not agree with your political opinions.
Opinions, viewpoints – that’s all they are; but some think that only theirs should be heard, and the right to freely speak should be suppressed.
“To freely speak” — Ironic, because most of the savage attacks are bought and paid for, promoted with professional signs and t-shirts and ready-made slogans — about which the attackers are told to say “I do not wish to give my reason.” Just make sure to suppress or interfere with the right of others to freely speak.
Oh, yes, and blame the person whom you are attacking. Say: “He caused it.”
The resulting confusion will be sure to stop the discussion of the actual issues, a desired by-product of Trumping.
Interesting that the people who are doing it, young ones and not-so young, don’t seem to realize that this tactic is an old, old, old one; and has been used wherever democracy has been overturned. You know, “if you don’t know history, you are condemned to repeat it.”