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Dutch Wrote: Connie, I'm afraid that the "public" here does not understand what s going on, before it is to late; It is all about "money" for Trump and his cronies; the real hard working people here are only good if he can use them for his own propaganda; for the rest he does not care; it is me, me, me, only. But yeah some day the chickens............etc.
Yet millions of Americans still voted for Donald. We have to ask ourselves why.
I think it's for a variety of reasons, but the main one in my opinion is white resentment. White men were used to getting everything they wanted for hundreds of years and all of a sudden they aren't. That pisses them off because their parents raised them to believe that they are better than everyone else. That's why they had that great paying job. It's because they were special.
They didn't know or don't care that the New Deal explicitly excluded black people from any and all benefits. They glossed over the fact that Jim Crow laws, with the blessing of the Supreme Court, perpetuated apartheid indefinitely.
Then brown people started saying "no, you aren't special" and demanded to be treated equally, and women started saying "you know what? I am smarter than you, Jerry," and machines started saying "I'll do this job and will never take a vacation or sick day."
And those poor white men who were used to having everything handed to them on a silver platter all of a sudden realized that their shit actually does stink.
Then out of nowhere this guy comes around and tells those people that he is their knight in shining armor and that "he alone" will fix all of their problems and they ate it up hook, line, and sinker.