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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
How Murderer Charles Manson and Donald Trump Used Language to Gain Followers
Ed. Charles Manson was a psycho murderer who spent 47+ years in prison. The silly author of this hit piece attempts to compare Manson's methods of 'effective communication' with those of Donald Trump, claiming each man turned followers into mindless zealots. Can leftists be any more pathetic?
The following article appeared in
Newsweek on November 20th
The death of cult leader and
convicted murderer Charles Manson resurfaces tales from his twisted family’s
killing spree after nearly four decades. Manson orchestrated the brutal deaths
of actress Sharon Tate and six other innocent people in the 1960s according to historical
reports, which leave many wondering how he convinced
followers, made up of a former Sunday school teacher, a church choir
singer and a one-time homecoming princess, into committing such brutal acts.
According to psychoanalyst Mark
Smaller, past president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, part of
Manson’s power lay in the type of language he used. Notably, Manson was able to
speak in a way that engaged those who felt marginalized or alienated.
“A charismatic leader knows how to
speak to people in a way that will emotionally engage those people,” Smaller
Smaller is clear that he does not
believe President Donald Trump is similar to the convicted killer, or that
their followers have any shared beliefs or characteristics, but he did say we
can look to the current president to see how language is used to form a bond
“Our current president speaks in an
emotional or affective way to large numbers of people in our country who feel a
kind of alienation or disconnection from the government,” he said. “They feel
very responded to and become his political base.”
According to the psychoanalyst, cult
followers like those in the Manson family are so seduced by feelings of acceptance
and understanding that they accept their leaders’ ideologies regardless of how
destructive or dangerous they may be.
“It’s not even the content of what
that charismatic leader says,” he said. “He or she is able to do it in an
Smaller said that gang members also
utilize this way of speaking to recruit new members who may not have any form
of familial or social support.
They can feel like somebody has their
back,” he said.
Smaller doesn’t have specifics on
what Manson may have told followers, but said cult leaders may say things like,
“Your parents don’t really care about you. Your community doesn’t care about
you. The government doesn’t really care about you, but I’m going to not only
care about you, I’m going to take care of you. I understand how angry,
neglected, and hurt you feel.”
You're not funny now, Charlie. Just dead!
This ability to empathize is a key
component of manipulation, according to Dr. Carrie Barron,
a psychiatrist at Columbia University.
“There’s a very distorted dark side
of empathy,” she said. “You can use empathy to get inside another person and
manipulate. You know the inner workings of another person. You’re able to
perceive that without thinking about it.”
For example, manipulators might
connect to their followers by holding their hands while speaking or looking
them in the eyes.
But while it’s clear that
manipulators, like cult leaders, prey on people using language, Barron said
there’s usually a combination of factors that make them successful. And she
warns that many times the perpetrators appear more vulnerable than they really
are, though there’s still a lot that we don’t know about these types of people,
according to Barron.
She warns that we all need to be
cautious and alert in order not to get swept up in these radical personalities,
which Smaller believes is more important now than ever before.
He said that a combination of
socioeconomic conditions and social media have led to the increased feelings of
“That kind of distance, if not
disconnect, creates a mass kind of alienation,” he said.
While it's natural to worry about the
power charismatic leaders hold, Smaller thinks we should focus on
empowering those who need someone to follow.
“I’ve never worried as much about the
Donald Trumps in the world as I worry about the large amount of people in our
country who feel alienated and disconnected and looking to follow somebody,” he
“We live in a time where the
potential [is high] for adolescents to become very isolated and disconnected
from their families, from their schools, and from their communities. As
citizens of our communities, it’s our job to recognize and respond when we see
Ed.The definition of yellow
journalism is “journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude
exaggeration.”The author of this pathetic
attempt at comparing a third rate psycho and killer, Charlie Manson with a
first rate man and president, Donald Trump hopes to convince readers that both
of these “manipulators” use language to turn followers into slaves and zealots.
The left work day and
night to bring down Donald Trump.They succeeded in thoroughly discrediting George Bush because Bush was
wimpy enough to LET them.By refusing
to fight back, Bush was responsible for the Democrat upheaval which placed
Hussein in the White House and countless America hating Marxists in important
positions throughout the federal government.
politicians represent a great danger to the American public. George Bush was a
classic example. Donald Trump, on the other hand, will spit in the eye of
despicable critics. That’s a reaction which neither the hard left nor
Republican sell-outs are used to seeing in a politician. And that’s the point:
Trump is a man, NOT a political hack.
It’s no wonder DC
politicos in BOTH party’s want Donald Trump out of office.