The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword; Mightier Still Is the Alternate Fact (The Trumpification Effect)

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Inductee Donald Trump.

Aside from being first in groping, first in being out to get the notorious three M’s (Mexicans-Muslims-Media), first in paranoia about election fraud, first in being a “useful idiot,” as Lenin is said to have called a sleeper in capitalist society, first in being uniquely unqualified, first in being temperamentally unfit, not to mention being the only president ever elected to the WWE Hall of Fame, in only one week in office Donald Trump continues to add to his laurels as Liar-in-chief.

We the minority of the people have chosen a man who has turned the nation into a loony bin where the inmates are in charge of the asylum, a discombobulated potentate who can change his mind as quickly as the traffic lights on Fifth Avenue. But when it comes to lying, he is always straight ahead on red.

In his first hundred hours, he told more lies than some presidents in their four years in office.

As I was saying yesterday in describing the current state of insanity, giving new meaning to the acronym USA (United States Asylum), there is nothing in the Constitutution banning the practice of not telling the truth. He has the God-given right to lie his head off. Not that he needs much encouragement.

It comes as easily to him as opening his mouth, or getting out of bed at 3 AM and inscribing his latest policy insight on the Official Twitter account.

Telling lies is such a yooooooge thing in his act as “president,” his fans would be disappointed if he stopped lying.

And why should he?

He has been lying for 17 months, ever since descending the escalator at Trump Tower and throwing his golden mane into the presidential race.

It may not be exactly what some of us want in the way of a moral and ethical leader of what once was the greatest democracy in the world, but it is nicht verboten, as the Weimar Republic constitution read at the time of the funeral of President Paul von Hindenburg in 1934, without which the rise of that champion of truth, Adolf Hitler, wouldn’t have been possible.

What I worry about is the folks who accept the “alternate facts,” as lies are now known, as gospel, as if handed down from the Mount? How can so many of us believe that He will solve all of our problems, by Him alone, as if carved in stone on the Twitter tablet?

What has gotten into so many of us?

Maybe it’s the water.

Could it be the fluorides the John Birch Society warned us about in the 1950’s, finally kicked in? Instead of turning us into Godless socialistic communists, the worst kind, it has turned us into a nation ruled by the poorly informed about current events.

My theory is it’s something more dangerous.

Could habitual listening to the man who is the only president we have at this time taken its toll? Has it triggered some kind of brain trauma or cellular loss akin to Alzheimer’s disease? Is the damage emotional and psychological, like PTSD?

What we as a nation may be experiencing is the impact of a new something called the Trumpification Effect. Or TE.

TE could have set in the first time the afflicted watched the former real estate gonif promising to make America great again--even though it was already great.

And the next thing they knew –they were Trumpified! Caught like insects in cooling amber.

For those with TE, it doesn’t matter how much evidence the crooked corrupt horrible media presents to prove the falsity of the Yooooge Liar’s “alternate facts.”

As a matter of fact, the converse is true.

For the scientific amongst us, here is the formula that can be used to measure the TE in any situation:

E = MC2

No, that may be the wrong one. It seems to have been mixed up in my notes as I leave for Hawaii.

The way to tell if you, or anyone you know, has come down with TE, take the Trumpification Effect Test (Pat. Pending)

Q. 2+2 = ?

If the answer is 5 or any other number, the person should seek help.

Suffice it to say, the impact of Trumpification needs further study at the National Institute of Mental Health. Hopefully, before it is closed down by one of those wild and crazy executive orders coming out of the Oval Office with the speed of light on the grounds that it is a prime example of governmental overreach and a waste of taxpayer dollars needed to pay for the Great Mexico Wall.

Finally, I always like to end these transmissions on a positive note. Since I can’t think of any, I will end with a question:

Have we as nation gone nuts?

I’d better get out of here before I wind up on the no-fly list.

See you in two weeks. Aloha!


Marvin Kitman
Jan. 28, 2017

Marvin Kitman is the author of “The Making of the Preƒident 1789”, HarperCollins, and in paperback, Grove Press, available at Amazon and quality book-sellers. His other books include “George Washington’s Expense Account” by Gen. George Washington and Marvin Kitman, PFC (Ret.). Google them.