WE MIGHT THINK TRUMP HAS PLUNGED US INTO CHAOS BUT HIS SUPPORTERS SEE IT VERY DIFFERENTLY
February 2, 2017
Many here say the president is simply doing everything he promised to do and that he was elected to do — fight political correctness, protect the country from terrorists, crack down on illegal immigration, make Washington’s swamp dwellers uncomfortable and show strength to other countries. Critics are unfairly exaggerating the effect of Trump’s executive orders and complaining without giving him a fair chance, supporters say, just as critics blew some of his comments and jokes out of proportion during the campaign.
NOTE: This last quote is the key one in the entire article. This is precisely why our national divide is looking like two liberal coasts with a vast sea of red in between. Those of us who live along the Atlantic Seaboard or along the Pacific Coast are quite familiar with Muslims, with Blacks, with Latinos, with all sorts of minority groups. And we love it. But when you live in the hinterlands and have no contact with anyone other than folks who look, act, and believe just like you do, you don't get this real world experience and, therefore, are quite likely to be swayed by the ravings of the Rush Limbaugh's and Alex Jones's of the right wing world since you have no reality by which to compare what they're telling you (as "news") with. And, this is how Donald Trump is able to say that America is a "dark and dangerous country." And folks believe him.
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My own research bears this out. While millions around the world have protested Trump, his supporters are universally behind him. This is not surprising to me. After all, they actually voted for a man who demeaned women, demeaned the handicapped, embraces conspiracy theories, lies repeatedly and brazenly and has installed a right wing fake news guy, Stephen Bannon, as one of his most trusted and valued aides. So all the flash and fireworks over the Muslim ban, banning the press, building the wall, shredding the Constitution is exactly what these folks were looking for. Apparently all the action, all the chaos, is right up their alley never mind that it's all smoke and mirrors and resembles nothing more than a television reality show.
It is, on the other hand, quite disturbing that his supporters don't see beyond the reality show spectacle that Trump and his Administration are producing. There is no substance there despite all the oceans of publicity Trump has received in his first few days in office. He is simply playing to his base and showing them "that he means business." Problem is, his Presidential "business" is going to go the way of many of his other businesses: Bankrupt. Which would be okay if he were still a private businessman. Unfortunately for us (and his supporters as well but they don't know this yet) he is quite likely going to take the entire country into bankruptcy before he's done.
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Take Care Folks: It's a Reality Show Jungle Out There!
PS: It does occur to me that the undying Trump support from his base gives a pretty solid clue as to how Hitler was able to come to power.