I'm coming to the realization that the GOP isn't a conservative party but rather an incoherent group of disenfranchised parties. Any group that has trouble pushing its agenda sees an opening by joining the GOP. It's also a business model to milk the disenfranchised.
Trump perhaps saw this so he reached out to any and every fringe group for their support. Any group, no matter how abhorrent their views are welcome in the GOP. But how do they handle conflicts between parties in the group?
They actually don't need to be because incoherence is the mode of operation. Trump has consistently been logically inconsistent. It is the same for parties within the GOP. They band together not because of commonality but rather because of shared disenfranchisement.
But how does a group with so many likely conflicting agendas stay together? They do so by creating a symbol or an idol that they can commonly revere. The idol doesn't have to stand for anything. Just as long as the idol amplifies their agenda.
Members of this grouping signal their allegiance by believing in an idea that is obviously untrue. Now it is the Big Lie. Without these devices, the incoherence of the entire group becomes apparent.
The odd thing about the American political system is that it has always made it possible to con people without consequences. So they run fundraising campaigns based on outrage. The greater the outrage the greater the funding.
The simpler the symbol the more effective the visualization and hence the fundraising. So we got 'The Wall', 'The Hoax', 'The Face Mask', 'The Steal' and 'The Vaccine', They all sound like titles that a Horror movie producer would conjure up.
The collective grievance does not come from any deep intellectual understanding of the issue. These are symbols without any true meaning. This is why all arguments against them fall on deaf ears. These symbols are only proxies to their own personal grievances.
They don't mean anything and you can keep on showing and arguing why all these symbols have no actual grounding in reality. But they will not listen because if you take away these proxy idols, you take away their original grievance. You take away a piece of their selves.
Hence we have the GOP. A basket of grievances that are devoid of any policy agendas.

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