Yes, that is an aspect of this although I think that these guys riding the Trump train are driven almost exclusively by greed enhanced, if you will, by ignorance. That is greed for money and/or power and I don’t think they have any way of really distinguishing one from the other. They only know if they have it or if it is gone.

The ‘learned powerlessness’ is very much a factor among the rank and file Trump followers. They have been taught how to be abused and powerless for decades. They are supposed to be abused as that defines them. Everyone should be abused and powerless but just more powerless than them.

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