There’s an immense amount of problems in politics today. However, one in particular has stolen the spotlight this past week after stories circulated about Trump striking a deal on DACA with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. This problem is the abundance of hero worship we see in politics. It spans across the political spectrum from the Bernie Bros to the Trumpsters. This week it was the Trumpsters who were very upset with their icon. After these stories circulated about Trump, some of his most adamant supporters took to social media to express their displeasure with him.

Take Ann Coulter for example:

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Ann Coulter’s Book “In Trump We Trust” was one of her many promotions of Donald Trump and her belief in his promises.

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Coulter clearly showing that she’s no longer on the Trump train after finding out that Trump was planning on striking a deal with Democrats on DACA.

 

Coulter is a prime example of the many who jumped off the Trump train real fast after these stories about Trump started circulating. Just as many of the Bernie Bros learned the hard way when he sold out to Clinton at the DNC, hero worship in politics does nothing but prop up these political figures for fantastic and amazing expectations only to always have its followers disappointed after a failure to fulfill these expectations. If you think a certain politician embodies all your views and principles, there’s a 99.9% chance you will be disappointed eventually. Why? Because they’re politicians, even those like Trump who claims they aren’t. Politics is a dirty game, and it corrupts even the most principled people. This isn’t to say that Trump or Sanders are principled in any way, Sanders the socialist owns 3 houses and Trump the poster boy for deportation clearly just showed he couldn’t care less. However, this is an opportunity to warn fans of certain politicians that even if they seem principled and unbreakable, politics will find a way of breaking them down, and you will be disappointed. Hero worship in politics is a great way to pump up a candidate, and a great way to bring them down, the latest event is just one more example.

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2 thoughts on “Hero worship in politics always leads to disappointment

  1. I figure it’s dissonance reduction. Many can’t hold their nose. They have to believe. And believing in a politician always means rationalizing something that really is bad. Better to try and acknowledge our preferences are marginal. Good in this and bad in that. You choose the one with the best total package and nothing more.

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