Given the current regime running ( into the ground ) the United States Government, I chose a quote by Eric Hoffer for One-Liner Wednesday at This, That, and The Other. Maybe it will help some of us understand how to fight the monsters nesting and squatting at 1600 Pennsylvnia Ave.
“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
— Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer author of The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements is a 1951 social psychology book by American writer Eric Hoffer, in which the author discusses the psychological causes of fanaticism.
Hoffer analyzes and attempts to explain the motives of the various types of personalities that give rise to mass movements; why and how mass movements start, progress and end; and the similarities between them, whether religious, political, radical or reactionary. He argues that even when their stated goals or values differ, mass movements are interchangeable, that adherents will often flip from one movement to another, and that the motivations for mass movements are interchangeable. Thus, religious, nationalist and social movements, whether radical or reactionary, tend to attract the same type of followers, behave in the same way and use the same tactics and rhetorical tools. As examples, he often refers to Communism, Fascism, National Socialism, Christianity, Protestantism, and Islam.