Friday, December 16, 2016


I have not lost any friends over voting for Trump, because I don't actually have all that many friends.  I do know that some relatives voted for him, and I just don't discuss it with them, because doing so would not change their minds - and even if they did, en masse, change their minds, it would affect nothing. 

But it does occur to me: finding out that someone whom you valued as a friend did, in fact vote for Trump must be like finding out that your clean-cut, friendly neighbor --- is a child molester.  It must be incomprehensible, and completely out of the scheme of normal thought.

Fortunately, normal thought is not a problem for Trump supporters.  A daily feeding of pseudo-news and hyped garbage, and they're good to go. .


Tabor said...

That is the hardest for me. Trying to see through their eyes. This man is so dangerous and self-centered and ignorant. HOw can they not see that?

Cerulean Bill said...

I suspect thaIn t they feel they have nothing to lose. They want to feel as if they matter, and that prosperity will be theirs again, preferably just as things were before - bustling factories making sturdy goods, fat paychecks. But it doesn't work that way, and neither does economics.