Each week, LA Progressive’s editors pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Billy Goddard who commented on the article by Berry Craig, "With Ever Trumpers, It��s Not the Economy, Stupid."
Great article Berry.
I’ve recently had two separate conversations with MAGA hat-wearing Trump supporters. In one online conversation I asked the individual if there was anything they didn’t like about Trump, because I was genuinely interested. In her defense she tried her best to answer honestly and said the following, “Sometimes he’s too harsh with his words, but I love everything about him.” Forget the fact that this sentence is a non sequitur, it just goes to show how drunk they are on the kool-aid. Trump does 10 things daily that any clear-minded individual would deem reprehensible.
I don’t know how to proceed with individuals who believe Trump is a kind, moral, honest, and truthful person, and that the French Revolution was just a natural unavoidable event.
My second conversation was an in person talk dealing mostly with economic issues. I ask the individual if there could ever be a wealth gap too great. I gave a hypothetical. Let’s say Jeff Bezos had a net worth of 110 trillion dollars, instead of 110 billion, and the overwhelming majority of Americans were in poverty. Would that be too much, I asked? Their response was to say that things will naturally balance themselves out and the example they cited was the French Revolution.
I don’t know how to proceed with individuals who believe Trump is a kind, moral, honest, and truthful person, and that the French Revolution was just a natural unavoidable event. To be honest, I don’t want to. Nothing penetrates their bubbles except Fox News and talk radio. Everything else gets dismissed as fake news or liberal hogwash. I am far from an expert and pretty bad at predicting political outcomes, but the only possible pathway I see to dethroning Trump is turning out the vote.Trying to break the feverish spell that has swept across Trumpistan is an effort in futility.