Never have I felt such a chasm between me and another group of people, as I feel between me and trump supporters. The oldest rule of thumb that exists, states simply that communication is the key to success, when trying to construct a bridge over an insurmountable distance.
In this case communication is useless. To say all trump supporters are stupid is wrong because they are not all stupid. They have, nonetheless, been hoodwinked into supporting a billionaire class that disdains their very existence, conned by a man who has spent his life conning others.
|"There's a sucker born every minute..." OK, trump|
didn't say this, P.T. Barnum did. My bad. I guess.
Make no mistake-the man is a genius: a pathological, narcissistic, bigoted, misogynistic asshole, but a genius nonetheless. He is a genius because he can make powerful statements like this one,
“We’re gonna find out. And-and, by the way, when I say you’re gonna find out. You can never really find out, there are gonna be-no matter what numbers we come up with, there are gonna be lots of people that did things we’re not going to find out about. But we will find them out because we need a better system where that can’t happen.” January 25, 2017
Why does speaking gibberish make him a genius? W did it everyday, and no called him a genius.
He's a genius because he played his supporters like a violin. These folks listened, nod enthusiastically and allowed trump to go on talking, because he was speaking their language, using short words. Doublespeak; hypocrisy; misinformation; outright lies; propaganda; incomprehensible rhetoric; gobbledygook; call it what you will-it all spells disaster for millions of Americans, who do not happen to be billionaires.
I have never-either before the election or after-seen an exchange between a trump supporter and anyone else, in which the trump supporter was able to engage in comprehensible dialogue. They are like guns-rights supporters, wind-up dolls who spew the party line.
Ask a question and you get an answer, but not an answer that has anything to do with the question you asked. It’s just spewage, or spillage, or verbal diarrhea, if you will pardon the expression. Conversing with a trump supporter is as effective as talking to a mannequin.
Many trump supporters do not trust people who use big words because they might be intellectuals, like Barack Obama. Big words confuse many trump supporters; you think trump doesn't know that?
I recently called a long-time friend "stupid" on face/book, ending that friendship forever. I felt bad, for a minute or two, but then I decided that I can no longer buy into the notion that people can put political differences aside, and just be friends.
It works in rare instances, when there are many other connections as well. Otherwise, I no longer ascribe to that theory, because the stakes have never before been what they are now. Political differences-and friendships-have never before hinged on whether the elderly in this country live or die.
Because that’s what we’re talking about here, with the current plan to slash Planned Parenthood, Social Security, and countless other programs that give the poor even a fighting chance at survival. If you continue to support the man responsible for this, and you do it on social media, then I do not want to be your friend.
I simply let my fingers do the deed, clicking on the necessary keys to ensure that I no longer see these cackling posts.
How is the situation ever going to improve if we do not communicate?
Never has there been an easier question to answer: The situation will improve as soon as the poverty stricken in this country start to keel over like so many dominoes. November, 2018 will roll around and enough of the dicks will get voted out of office, to shift the balance.
Legislation will reverse all of the atrocities unfolding today, tomorrow and for the next two years, and it will all be grand again.
Except for those who will die in the meantime, as the party rolls on in the billionaire section of the vessel.