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by Rick Botelho category: Politics

“Increase voter registration and turnout to break the Trump trance. Speak truth to fake patriotism.

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Freedom and truth are the wings of democracy. 

Without truth, freedom becomes demagoguery. Without freedom, truth is hard to find.

  • Without truth, there is no trust. 
  • Without trust, there is no effective democracy. 
  • Without effective democracy, there is no accountability to truth. 
  • Without accountability to truth, there is no civil discourse.

Why the truth doesn't matter anymore
We are so desensitized to fake news that lies carry little or no consequences. Here’s how bad it’s gotten. Lies and cover-ups that would have been front-page scandalous news twenty years ago go by with barely a whisper today.  Without accountability to the truth, fake patriots and propaganda machines create mass addictions to fake news. 

The dark money of fake news has corrupted our democracy to its core. Fake news addictions induce a trance that denies the truth. Lies become truth, and truths become lies. 

How can we hold fake patriots accountable to truth? 
Link truth to transparent accountability. Without truth and transparent accountability, there is no end to fake news addictions. With transparent accountability to truth, the USA will recover from the "opioid" crisis of fake news addictions. 

#MakeTruthMatterAgain (#MTMA) is the highest patriotic call

Vote for truth and transparent accountability. To restore our democracy back to the people, we must launch the #MTMA movement to align related causes under one unifying umbrella.

Call-to-actions to amplify the #MTMA message

  • Just click the Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr buttons above to share the #MTMA idea, On August 12th, you and every other supporter will send the #MTMA message to your social media followers. 
  • Copy this url and post this #MTMA message on your social media now. 
  • Invite your connections to do the 2-step call-to-action (above).  

Resisting fake patriots only increases their blind patriotic loyalty. Standing up for #MTMA is a more effective strategy for positive change than resisting fake patriots.  

How can we deconstruct the fake patriot playbook?

Use the 12-point criteria to assess any politician. 

Fake patriots:

  • Value personal power, wealth and elite privileges over the common good: egalitarianism, equality and equity
  • Put political ideology and identity ahead of truth, equity and planetary health
  • Masquerades narcissism as altruism
  • Are saviors who are always right and never wrong
  • Are self-righteous, authoritarian fundamentalists who command blind unconditional loyalty of followers
  • Create fake news addictions to induce truth-denying trances
  • Use fake news to kill the truth and avoid transparent accountability
  • Project faults on others (witch hunters accusing others of witch hunting them)
  • Scapegoat, blame and attack others for the deep root cause of problems
  • Defend themselves by bullying, violating and smearing their political opponents
  • Undermine democracy by attacking the free press with amoral vengeance 
  • Divide, conquer and control the silent majority  

To break through the denials of fake news addictions, we must create story movements about truth-seeking. How can we can build a #MTMA story movement to increase voter registration and turn-out for elections,

Host #MTMA Town Forums

Ignite people’s interest to participate in town forums about fake and true patriotism. Invite journalists to cover stories about the questions posed to politicians and leaders, such as:

  • How will you #MakeTruthMatterAgain?

  • What are your strategies for dismantling fake patriotism?

  • Who do you regard as fake patriots, and explain why?

Create story movements to build the #MTMA movement,

How can we make politicians represent us? 

To defeat the fake patriots, it is our civic duty to increase voter registration and turnout. Our democracy can only be as good as the collective integrity of our elected politicians.

To unrig the system, we must use equity, altruism, and transparent accountability to triumph over the political corruption of megalomania, narcissism and sociopathy.


  • Sign up above to share the message #MTMA on Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr
  • Share this url on your social media to invite your connections to sign up 
  • Invite people and organizations with large social reaches to sign up too.

Connect via Linked to get resources about how to host #MTMA events.  Learn more about what true patriots can do to break the trance of fake patriotism. 

#DismantleDeepState of #FakePatriotism. #FirePresident to #LiberateUSA.


Rick Botelho

Advocate for Truth, Equity and Planetary Health

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