“We’re not a cult.” These words were said unprompted by Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Cassidy was speaking with Chuck Todd. Now I hate to write about Todd, but his exchange with Cassidy fascinated me. But before I get to why let’s see what exactly was said.
Todd — “Donald Trump is sort of the leader out there.”
“First, we’re not a cult,” Cassidy replied.
And there lies my fascination. Todd never said they WERE a cult. It would sort of be like interviewing a murder suspect and having them say, “I didn’t kill anyone,” before they even knew why they were there. Of course the Trump movement is a cult. And it’s on Cassidy’s mind, or he wouldn’t even have said what he said.
It’s estimated there are 6 to 10 million people in this country who are or have recently been involved with cults. This country is fill of cults — and false prophets. Not all of them are Maga, obviously. Cults are big and small, in the south, up north, and out west.
Some are violent but not all. There are thousands of cults estimated to be operating across the United States. Most cult leaders are unscrupulous people who fancy themselves prophets. But they are false prophets.
They like to make prophecies, and the thing is, even when these prophecies fail, it doesn’t matter. The false prophet simply moves the goalpost. Sound familiar, dear readers? It’s like describing Maga itself, is it not?
Donald Trump is no prophet. He thinks he is, though, or he tries to make others believe it. He is a false prophet, but the thing is — the GOP has been his willing sheeple.
And bringing it back to Senator Cassidy — of course, the false prophet and cults were on his mind. Because he just might know as we do that for the last many years, the GOP was, in fact, in a cult — the Donald Trump cult. The real question for Cassidy and his fellow GOP Senators is — what do they intend to do about it?