I find it very fascinating when any con man plays a sizable amount of Americans into something like, voting for him. And by building on a base that has one critical issue.
Remember when you were a kid and you’d ask your parents about something incessantly until they didn’t know the answer? And you’d keep asking, “Why, why, why…” until your parents would finally tell you to shut up. I don’t remember doing that myself but I’ve seen actors do it on television and assume it’s a thing.
That’s where it seems to stop for most people. They see it on TV and simply nod their head. That’s what makes people like Bill O’Reilly, who was recently let go due to multiple allegations of sexual harassment, a real danger. The conservative audience doesn’t ask why, and it’s imperative to the Republican party that it stay that way.
This past election was dominated not by policy, but drama. Policies must be analyzed, discussed in-depth, debated. Trump never had a real plan for leading the United States. A wall is not an issue, it’s just a way to radicalize those who associate color and crime.
Think twice before you decide to ask why. You are very, probably, not going to like what you hear. I’ve had a few deep conversations with family—proud Trump supporters. I had to explain the very basics of sexual assault twice, to the same person, and both times they initially took the side of the perpetrator.
Honestly, it might not be worth talking about. I pointed out to a supporter that Trump told a crowd he could kill someone and his base would still vote for him. They agreed, “It’s true, I would still vote for him.” How is anyone supposed to reason with that? I do this because of a gross curiosity.
I don’t think I can create that perfectly calculated conversation that completely changes someone’s world. Asking why has only lead me to the very bottom of the belief and it ends in two ways, either I don’t know or I feel it.