January 17, Cult of Personality

Republicans are Trumpists; they’re conservatives no more.
A cult of personality, all Trumpist to the core.
Once anti-communistic, now they sing the praise of Xi,
And why? Their savior praises Xi; therefore, they must agree.

Since Donald praises Putin, Tucker Carlson likes Orban,
Though these men are dictators; they are in Trump’s pantheon.
Which means that Donald is in favor of autocracy.
Good Trumpists therefore don’t mind if he kills democracy.

Without democracy, who needs elections one might lose?
(Trump cannot lose but you might hear he lost on the fake news.)
It seems that all the “free press” does is lie and criticize.
So, what’s the point of having them? It’s time for their demise.

Trump checks off every DSM-5 box for “NPD.” (1)
Which means he’s sick with narcissism’s mental malady.
Fascism’s definition shows that Trumpists fit the mold. (2)
A crazy autocratic Führer: Trumpists all seem sold.

Psychiatrists, historians, present the evidence.
Supporting Donald Trump implies a lack of common sense.
Support by evangelicals is baffling to hear.
Trump has no Christian virtues, not a close call, crystal clear.

So, what appeals to Trumpists in Trump’s personality?
Do Trumpists lack intelligence, or lack morality?
They won’t withdraw support if Trump’s convicted of a crime.
A cultist remains loyal; there’s no reason and no rhyme.

(1) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition. “NPD:” Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
(2) See the article by Umberto Eco: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/