Headlines from Politicus USA.com during the past week:
*Trump Crashes And Burns By Accusing Clinton Of Murdering Iranian Scientist With Emails
*Trump Proves He Can’t Stay Sane For A Single Speech By Calling Unemployment Numbers A Hoax
*Trump Tells Outright Lie During Economic Speech By Claiming Clinton Will Raise Taxes
*Trump Tries To Con Voters By Removing Tax Cut For Millionaires From His Website
*Trump Attacks Immigrants Not Married to or Working for Him: ‘We’re Dealing with Animals’
*Trump Admits He Did Not See Video of Plane Loaded with $400 Million for Iran
*Clinton leads in North Carolina, but the big news is, 41% of Trump voters think she's the devil(Daily Kos.com)
What intelligent person would even consider a man who makes such statements as being fit for the presidency? The answer, obviously, is not a one.
But Trump has millions of followers: low income whites, Fox News followers, anti-facts people, and just plain stupid people. People who want to get the government's hands off their Medicare and Social Security. People who believe that reality shows are real like Trump's former show The Apprentice. People who believe it is anti-Christian to believe in science, evolution, or that the moon landing was real. They believe conspiracy theories about anything anti-Clinton, anti-Obama, and speak against social programs designed for the poor as government handouts even when they are qualified for them.
They live in small segregated communities with little or no interaction with people different from themselves. Their opinions and "facts" are reinforced by others in the same community who believe as they do. Critical thinking is limited to deciding what movie to attend. Book-reading is confined to simple fictions, if at all. Their jobs are labor intensive and usually deadend with no unions which many of them are against. They almost always vote against their own best interest because they lack the ability, nor are they inclined to analyze the issues. Finally, they don't read history or seek the truth because they can't handle either. They live in a world consumed with racism, homophobia, religious hypocrisy, and ignorance.
Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) said: "if you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice your're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."
Thomas Jefferson referred to them as "rubbish" in the 17th century, now we just call them: white trash.
Comments to think about.