Perhaps this puts things in a language that the people addressed can understand. But probably not. The base error is failing to recognize that Trump’s base is functionally insane.

People desperately attempt to avoid this reality. It’s very, very frightening. We have seen and understand what this means on a smaller scale. There is a significant percentage of the population that can be led to self destruction.

We even joke about ‘drinking the koolaid’. Many of the people you are addressing are ready except they are being prepared to kill others.

It is not simply one mentally damaged narcissist but several million people who have bought the poison. We are social primates driven by social approval and emotion. Rational thought and high order thinking are late evolutionary developments.

It’s so much easier to follow the lead and simply give up thinking. Unfortunately we can no longer avoid thinking about this. This is an option that, somehow, needs to be removed.

Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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