[Ads-l] Trump as our "glorious leader"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 1 23:24:56 UTC 2016

According to the New York Times today, one white-power writer is calling Mr. Trump "the glorious leader".  (Jonathan Mahler, "Trump's Message Resonates with White Supremacists.")

Is he seen as -- or does he see himself as -- the reincarnation of Joseph Stalin (1), or Kim -- pick your favorite -- of North Korea (2), or Napoleon (3)?

(1) December 21, 1929:  The occasion of Joseph Stalin's fiftieth birthday marked a major development of the state-orchestrated cult of personality around him. An enormous press campaign showered hyperbolic acclaim on the "glorious leader".  (Wikipedia, "December 1929".)

(2)  Casually referred to as the "Glorious Leader", although the North Korean Constitution now enacts the current glorious leader and his successors as "supreme leader of the DPRK".

(3)  Animal Farm's Napoleon – "A large, rather fierce-looking Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way". (However, perhaps he is not new:  he is seen as "An allegory of Joseph Stalin,".)


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