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Trump Supporters Identify the Real Problem

No worries. Trump supporters don’t hate minorities. They hate the poor.

The Trump Voters You Don’t Know | The Christian Science Monitor

“[Trump] won the election because key groups of voters overlooked those [racist] comments and instead embraced him as an agent of change against a government seen to be subservient to corrupt elites who cater to the poor.”

~ Staff, The Christian Science Monitor

As I read the article linked above, I expected the above paragraph to end with “rich donors” instead of the word “poor.” However, it did help me understand something…

Those poor people are really powerful. Look how they control our nation’s political leaders. Everybody should want to be poor, because they really get what they want.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

9 Comments

  1. michelinewalker

    A close relative would have voted for Trump because of his stand on abortions. She is not an American, but she wasn’t thinking. The aftermath…

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes. Many good people are duped by Republican anti-abortion/sanctity of life rhetoric. Since a lot of people have a strong emotional reaction to abortion, it’s useful for propaganda purposes. If the Republican Party was genuinely pro-life, it would also be anti-war and against capital punishment.

      Maybe we should be soft-hearted in relationships, but wear our critical-thinking cap in politics.

      • michelinewalker

        It’s a terrible contradiction. One cannot favour the death-penalty and scream murder when a fetus is removed. That has long been my argument. If one respected life, one would not let people go hungry and send them to war. These people do not make any sense and they have no compassion Best.

  2. smilecalm

    gratitude for
    expressions
    which empower
    the poor & those
    who act from compassion, JoAnn 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      May we all grow in kindness…

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks, Carol. I do not recall hearing the phrase: “The dangerous classes.” Interesting. Will take a look at Brace’s book.

      • Carol A. Hand

        One of Brace’s many contributions included the “orphan trains,” a way to interrupt the transmission of immorality and laziness associated with “pauperism” by relocating poor children from urban areas to communities “in the west.” Many were not orphans. Here’s link to some of that history: http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/about/history/orphan-trains.

      • JoAnn Chateau

        Thanks for the link, Carol. I’ve known people who ended up in orphanages (my own father) or a safe farm (England WWII) who had at least one living parent. Not an easy experience, and some were abused. Harsh times are just simply bad, evil.

        This Saturday morning I feel the weight of the world, fearing a pending harsh era that will make all previous hardship pale by comparison. Climate scientists say global warming is advancing faster than they expected. A shallow ignoramus, soon to be US President, will attempt to halt efforts to address climate change. (Not to mention his contempt for “losers,” which is everyone outside his immediate circle — if only the people who voted for him understood.)

        It is no time for anyone to indulge in a false sense of superiority, or safety. We must pull together. Not to be saved, I am afraid, but to exit with as much compassion and dignity as possible.

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