The Nazi Tweets of ‘Trump God Emperor’
by Jonathan Weisman, May 26 2016 (LINK to article)
He doesn't realise it, of course, but the author is being rather hypocritical, demonising the tribal behaviour of others, as hateful, while being very tribal, and hateful (in HIS demonisation, as Nazis or racists, of others) himself.
It is no coincidence that we are culturalised from birth to trivialise, ridicule or demonise our inherent and intense tribal nature, so as to facilitate its manipulation and exploitation by the state, which deceitfully poses as our tribe or nation itself, in order legitimise itself, its ruling elites and the immense power they wield and abuse.
I suggest that Jonathan try rereading these tweets, not as expressions of hatred, but of tribalism.
Of course, tribalism can degenerate into hatred, but to assume this from the outset is self-fulfilling. Thinking badly of people encourages them to behave badly, while thinking well of them encourages good behaviour.
Jonathan assumes hatred on the part of his political opponents and spews hatred back, demonising them as Nazis and racists.
Like human sexuality, human tribalism is something we must study and understand, so that we can learn to direct and control it in more rational and civilised fashion, which we won't achieve by demonising it.