My dad always said, “If you start yelling, you’ve lost the argument.” Yelling is the result of having run out of logical response and resorting to pure emotion. I want to talk about Trump Derangement Syndrome. Brett Hume coined the term after seeing people flipping out over Trump’s presidency.
Here’s some things that I’ve seen since that November day. I’ve see Rosie O’Donnell recommending martial law. I’ve been numerous faked hate crimes. I’ve seen Sarah Silverman ask for a military coup. I’ve seen California want to secede. I’ve seen riots at Milo speaking events. I’ve seen violence in the streets. I’ve seen Madonna talk about burning down the White House. I’ve seen Tim Kaine promote fighting in the streets. All the while, people talking about fascism, white nationalism, how Trump’s view of America is dark, and all the while demanding that we come back together.
I don’t think people see the irony. Martial law? Military coup? Beating the hell out of people? These are the very essence of fascism. Well…let’s be honest. The Nazi party was a national socialist party. Fascism is where the government sets prices. What people confuse fascism with is authoritarianism. The hallmark of an such regime is violence and force. The Brown Shirts were the misinformed mob that went around an beat the shit out of anyone opposing their views. Right now…gotta say that “the resistance” is looking a lot more like Brown Shirts.
As far as California wanting to secede…what arrogance! You lost one bloody election. If you had some wisdom about you, you might want to invoke the Tenth Amendment. You might demand that the Federal government be responsible for less and individual states be responsible for me. You might want to run your state how you want to run your state and let Georgia run their state. But no…if you can’t inflict other’s with how you wish a state to be run, you will not be happy. Why can’t you see the virtue that the Founding Fathers found in letting each state run their own affairs as long as it falls within the confines of the Constitution?
How can anyone take Democrats seriously when they talk about how dark Trump’s vision of America is when it’s the Democrats view that ONE ELECTION MEANS NAZISM? How do you get darker than that? How do I take you seriously on the grounds of “white nationalism” when you have preached black nationalism, Latino nationalism, gay nationalism, etc etc etc…when all a nation means is a group of people that identify as a group…something the left has enforced with militant vigor for my entire life? How can you possibly promote any sort of unity when you say that a full 48% of the country are either white supremacists, misogynists, racists, or pathetic morons? That is the general theory of the Trump election…is it not? How can you “come together” with Nazis? Did “Love Trumps Hate” end just because of one election? It’s sad and it’s pathetic.
What makes more sense to you? People you have known and loved your entire life that voted for Trump are closet Nazis OR that you are being mislead and riled up? Which makes more sense?
You want to come together? You want to change minds? Try sitting down with one of these beloved friends and ask them “Why did you vote for Trump?” Try to actually understand their point of view. I don’t think I’ve ever thought, outright, that someone opposed my view due to them being stupid or hating America or any other stupid reason. I have always assumed that their life journey has lead them to a viewpoint. I generally understand their viewpoint. I just disagree with their viewpoint, but in no case have I ever decided to hate someone for their viewpoint. I have never yelled at someone for their viewpoint. I have never insulted someone for their viewpoint. I will say that in the vast majority of political discussions I have had with someone of an opposing viewpoint, those have been the end result towards me.
Learn to listen. You may learn something. Maybe you will change your mind. If not, at least you will learn that the other side is not full of monsters or full of hate. You will learn that they have their reasons. Communication and compassion, if anything, will bring us back together. It’s like I always say…once you understand someone, it’s impossible to be mad at them.
Long Live the Constitution!