The emotional plague-ridden politician will promise anything that is necessary to gain political power over people. Once in power he will renege on his promises and do whatever he must to carry out his destructive social agenda. Prior to being elected President of the United States in 2008, for example, Barack Obama promised Americans that he would bring about unity of the different factions that were tearing America apart. Since his election, Obama has consistently done exactly the opposite. He has deliberately generated social divisiveness, turning Americans against one another and exacerbating political polarization in every area of social life.
On the top of his list of groups to be alienated in this way are the “Haves” from the “Have-Nots.” Typical of the emotional plague’s way of operating, this way of dividing people is calculated to generate confusion in people’s minds (what groups are we talking about?) and also to provide a rationalization justifying the right of government to legally enter into the free market and shift wealth and power from one group, arbitrarily designated as ” the rich,” to another group, ” the poor” which includes, incidentally, those who are currently in political power. All of this is being covered over in the name of tax fairness, social justice and caring for ” the people.”
These rationalizations are designed to get the political support of an unsuspecting electorate many of whom because of their pre-existing armored perceptual structure honestly believe in the truth of these lofty ideals and mindlessly go along. An ideological alliance is thereby established between the power hungry politician and the masses of well-intentioned people who have no idea what is happening.