Acclaimed Glengarry Glen Ross playwright and Walk the dog Screenwriter David Mamet told Breitbart News he believes Donald Trump is the true leader of the political left because their hatred of the former president has “united” them.
“How can so many people be galvanized without a leader to pile their dedication on? I realized they had a leader to pile their devotion on, but it was a devotion to assassination, and that was Donald Trump,” he said.
“Why is his name constantly in your mouth? It’s because it unified them.
This is one of the many conclusions that Mamet draws in his new book of essays Recession: The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of a Free Lunch. In an interview with Breitbart News editor Alex Marlow on Breitbart Daily News on Sirius XM Patriot 125, he explained the book’s thrust – how groupthink and leftist mob mentality stifles free speech and threatens democracy.
“Everyone has a different opinion, that’s how God made us,” he said. “The United States is based on the idea that everyone has a different opinion and we are going to have rules of debate. That’s what the Constitution is – rules of debate.
But the awakened crowd wants to eradicate free thought.
“If you’re part of a crowd, that means I give up my individuality, I derive all my meaning from the crowd – whatever it is, my sexual identity, my racial identity, my political identity,” he said. -he declares. “It’s the only thing that matters, rather than individual identity.”
He added: “There’s only one way to achieve excellence in the crowd, and that’s by being more outrageous than everyone around you. That’s why the crowd grows in the fury – because they keep pushing each other for status and power, they push more and more to the left.
Mamet also spoke about the left’s indoctrination of children and their usurpation of the role of parents.
“When you teach that it’s a terrible country, that logical thinking is cheating and you’re going to be charged for it, you’re not educating anyone. You indoctrinate them,” he said.
“I think that’s what’s really going to overwhelm Democrats in the midterm elections is that a lot of people, regardless of political persuasion, are saying they can’t have my kids.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mamet turned to the scriptures.
“All human nature is there,” he said. “It hides sometimes, but these are myths about human nature or his human nature expressed in poetic form. But it’s also a joke – that’s what a joke is, it’s human nature expressed in poetic form.
David Mamet is currently represented on Broadway with a revival of American Buffalo, with Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell and Darren Criss.
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