Trump’s Alt-“Americans” freely fantasize in print and on YouTube about their desire to execute liberals, “race mixers,” and other “traitors.” There is nothing to negotiate here. What’s needed is a clean sweep destruction of the Trumped GOP in 2018 and 2020. Nothing less will do.
Year One Trump went from bad to worse taking fools still on his side with him. There’s no room to get along when the issues at stake range from child rape to destruction of the planet and a question about if Nazi protesters are good people.
Face it: there’s no middle ground now just right and wrong.
Sophia A. McClennen made the point in a great AlterNet piece that Trump supporters are not good or misunderstood people. They put up with what Trump condones like people chanting ‘Jews will not replace us.’ There is nothing to talk about here just a war to be won at any cost against evil.
After Trump’s election came articles saying we needed to talk to one another “in order to heal.” Nonsense! The last thing you want is to heal a wound that covers a cancer. It needs to be excised. We’ll heal only after civilized America destroys malignant racist Trumpism.
There aren’t Breitbart and Fox News articles about Trump voters/Nazis/KKK’s “need to talk to liberals to heal.” The fascist right knows we’re in a fight to the death. What sane Americans better learn is that what we need to heal from Trump’s GOP is unconditional surrender in 2018 and 2020.
As Sophia A. McClennen writes: “The biggest problems the left [has] today is that we spend more time trying to understand a racist, sexist, xenophobic bigot and the people who like him than we spend actually fighting for progressive politics.” Just so!
In 1939 in Nazi Germany what would you have been “discussing” with the SS? Anyone who still supports Trump isn’t in the same moral universe. And any time you spend trying to connect with that person is only going to waste your time.
If you want to debate the merits of a tax cut for corporations fine.But if you want to debate if Roy Moore is good person you’re in La La Land. There’s no middle ground between fascist (or evangelical fantasy) and reality. Today the goal of rational Americans must be the total destruction of Trump and everything he stands for.
Productive political debate requires a shared reality.
Trump supporters don’t live on the same conceptual planet rational Americans do.
The only debate worth having is with sane Earth-dwellers on how to destroy Trumpism- forever and what you can personally do to achieve this.
The Terminally Trumped are so totally divorced from reality that having prolonged conversations with them — where one attempts to “see their point of view” – will simply damage your own brain in the way that looking through reverse-image glasses eventually damages eyesight and everything looks upside-down.
Trump is a serial liar. Those who support Trump spout his lies. Don’t engage lies. Rather work for the absolute defeat of the Father of Lies.
Trump’s supporters evolved from mistaken Republicans, to enablers of abuse, to outright fascist collaborators with corporate America subjugating women, the poor and the middle class. Today Trump’s supporters are knowingly enablers of abusive evil. There is now no excuse.
There are only three kinds of Americans now- 1) Trumped fascist abusers of women and democracy, 2) Fools waiting for someone else to “fix things” and 3) The implacable patriotic moral resistance demanding total surrender from Trump’s goons in 2018-2020.