What Does Doomsday Have In Common With Trump
Let me begin by saying that I am the complete opposite of a Donald Trump supporter, I condemn the actions of this horrible man. Now that’s out of our way, let me explain to you why I would like to say, “Thank you Trump”.
I have never, in my entire life, been interested in politics. My mind-set, until recently, was the same as a lot of people my age, “Why do I care, I cant change anything”. This statement has become so obsolete, that it is hanging out with my old Myspace account. So, “Thank you Trump”, you have done the impossible. My overwhelming anger towards you has made me interested in politics. I want to know how the system works, and, “how the fuc* you made it this far”.
I would love to go on, and talk about why no one should be voting for Trump, but if you are reading my blog, I assume you already know that he is a racist, a pathological liar, and sexist piece of _____ (use your imagination). Just in case you want to hear it from someone else, here is John Oliver. ^ video ^
Lets dig down into the biggest issue of them all, why we need to stop the attacks on his supporters. Donald Trump supporters are like Doomsday, the more energy you put into attacking them the stronger and more loyal they become. You need to starting thinking logically. When you insult and attack their character, you are doing no good, in fact, you’re helping Trump. You are giving his supporters someone to hate, someone to blame, so they don’t have to blame themselves. My strategy 3 months ago, was the same as most. I would attack them, trivialize them, and belittle their intelligence. This all changed after I read an article titled, “Trump Supporters Aren’t Stupid” . Dignity, is what drives all of us in life; dignity and respect. The majority of Trump supporters tend to be white, with lower income. People who fall under these demographics are usually blue collar workers. Right now in the United States, the working classes are being deprived of work. Manufacturing jobs are being exported internationally, and technology is allowing labor to be streamlined. Which all leads up to more workers on the sideline. Without money, blue collar workers can not support their family. The identity they built around being a, “provider”, is at jeopardy. Even though there are candidates that would better serve the economy, #DonaldDrumpf supporters will stand by Donald because he promises to return their dignity.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to defend his supporters, I am merely giving you another perspective. Let’s break down racism. It all starts with, what we have already mentioned, dignity and respect. High School, can be used as a simple representation on how and why racism is being used in the political process. Lets call our student, Roger. Roger, like most children, is absolutely terrified to start High School. Roger’s number one concerned is that he wont fit in and be accepted. Let’s be honest, no one wants to be at the bottom of society; Roger’s state of mind is just. During gym class, Roger over hears some older kids picking on one of the exchange students. To quicken his path to fame, Roger joins in with the older kids and begins to belittle the exchange student. This way, Roger knows that he will be accepted by the older kids. If he took the route of activism, he may not of been immediately accepted and would have to continue being scared.
Ironically, like Roger, Trump supporters have the same motivation in their hearts — to look good in-front of their peers and to be accepted. The more scared they become, the deeper they plant themselves alongside Trump (the bully).
So Yes, I hate Donald Trump and everything he stands for. Yes, I do not like his supporters and the people who are backing him. We do however, need to stop for a minute and realize that the way we are dealing with this currently is not working. After Donald Trump loses the election, his supporters will still be around and we can’t continue our lives hating these people. Nothing good ever fosters from hate. Many of his supporters are not even racist, they just want shift their shame onto someone else. Is this wrong, totally. I am not sticking up for them, but we are no better if we continue to criticize them. Our criticism will not fix anything, it will only make things worse. Let’s, instead, figure out ways to reduce shame on a national level and start appreciating each other, even those we disagree with.
Hatred is a bad face, on everyone.
As the economy grows, the more jobs become available. As more jobs become available, there will be less shame across the nation. Less shame means, less blame.
Lets start fighting the big guy together and stop the everlasting feud between each other.