Trumpocalypse Now!: The Triumph of the Conspiracy Spectacle
Donald Trump was an unlikely candidate who steamrolled through the GOP establishment candidates in the primaries and upset Hillary Clinton in the general election. Trump rode a wave of populism to the front of the line. He also espoused conspiracy theories, some of which the mainstream media ignored or outright mocked. Trump spoke to the truthers who sought explanations for 9/11 and the JFK assassination. He promised answers while also pandering to radio host Alex Jones. Trump was already lambasted for his endorsement of the Obama-birth-certificate theories. The more outlandish his opinions, the more media attention. The conspiracy theories continued into his term, as Trump sees himself as the victim of a media and deep-state conspiracy to derail his rule. Only time will tell if that passes the litmus test.
Kenn Thomas has given the reader a bird’s eye view of the paranoia that runs through the United States. Some will say it’s justified, others will see ignorance or even hatred just below the surface. Donald Trump endorsed the conspiracy theories to gain votes; whether he truly believes in them is debatable. Trumpocalypse Now! is a book for anyone curious about the world we inhabit and why politics is a truly dirty game. An excellent examination of conspiracies, theories, and politics.
|Page Count||184 pages|
|Publisher||Adventures Unlimited Press|
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|Category||Current Events & Politics|