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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Dear Mr President,

The liberal-hoaxer press has been continually asking what they think is a rhetorical question (one that answers itself): “Do Alabama Republicans think it is better to elect a child molester than a Democrat?” I lived for decades next door in Mississippi, so I think I can answer that question with a resounding “Yes!” I know from your recent comments that you agree, but since you probably don’t know Alabama well, having no golf courses there, I thought I’d try to explain why.

No, the passions of many deeply religious Alabamians are activated by infallible and automatic triggers (words or images), that by-pass rational filters and send a jolt of religious voltage directly to the unconscious core of their beings.

Many Alabamians are deeply religious. That is, their religious instincts lie too deep for thought. Worldly matters stimulate their religious feelings, not by any tortured process of analysis or reflection or even by serious questions like “What would Jesus do – if, say, he was confronted on the one hand by a half-dozen women who claim to have been molested as teenagers, and also by professional colleagues of the accused molester who say they knew about his predatory predilections 40 years ago, and also by a former cop who was assigned to keep him away from the cheerleaders at football games, and on the other hand by the accused molester who rests his denials on his unspecified Bible-based beliefs – that is, what would Jesus do if he didn’t have divine foreknowledge and postknowledge and first-hand observation of the molesting and wasn’t in the mood to zap the molester with lightning, but was just being an ordinary Alabamian who wants the tax bill to pass in the mistaken belief that his own taxes would get cut and not just yours?

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No, the passions of many deeply religious Alabamians are activated by infallible and automatic triggers (words or images), that by-pass rational filters and send a jolt of religious voltage directly to the unconscious core of their beings. The women say “fondled my breast” and “removed my clothes” and “rubbed his penis” – all merely confusing and disconcerting emotional noise. Judge Moore says “Bible-based beliefs”. Case closed, game over, a vote for Moore and the tax bill.

This misdirection of religious impulses into ethically-neutral channels works best, of course, if the context has been so muddled that no facts can act as resisters to the current. Your pointing in several directions at once – “You have to listen to him”, “Women are special”, “40 years is a long time”, “He totally denies it” – have rendered rational thought difficult, and the way is clear to vote for repeal of the estate tax.

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Dan Embree

Received by the White House at 5:48 AM EST, 28 November 2017

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