So, a friend emailed me with this subject header, saying, “So yeah, he’s not. Is he yours?”
Yes, he is.
Doesn’t mean I don’t think he’s crazy, but that’s how democracy works. You’re an American citizen. You don’t get to opt out. You don’t like the president? Do something about it.
Trump is our fault– all of us. We watch way, way, way too much TV and spend way too much time on stupid and wasteful narcissistic pursuits like Facebook rather than studying, reading, praying, and spending time with one another.
As a result, we’re all polarized into our little camps, everybody has their own universe inside their heads and expresses it online instead of just talking to one another.
We are a country that has fallen for the rope-a-dope of mass media marketing, most especially the powerful political tools used to shape public opinion. If we read actual books and actual facts rather than be drones listening to the talking heads on TV, there’d be no Trump.
But we don’t. And Trump is the result. It’s what we deserve.
Ignorance is not a conservative trait or a liberal one. Ignorance is simply ignorance. And ignorance is winning.
The best thing about Trump is that, hopefully, Americans of every political persuasion are now thinking the same thing: “We’ve gone too far. This thing has gotten out of hand.”
And then maybe we’ll start talking to one another again, and “compromise” won’t be a cuss word.