uring the election, the deluge of hate that came my way when I expressed my disapproval of then-candidate Donald Trump was so violent that I purchased a gun.
But these days, the vitriol is coming from the other side.
...Expressing anything resembling support for the Trump administration has become nothing short of a taboo. And these backlashes... do raise the question, should Americans really be publicly shamed and bullied into apologizing for stating that they support the President of the United States? There is more than a chance that this could spectacularly backfire.
During the primary season and general election, I was a vocal conservative against Trump. I could not fathom how anyone could possibly support such an oaf, such a bully, for President.
But I’m starting to understand.
Before the election, The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf published a dialogue he had with a 22-year old Trump supporter living and working in Silicon Valley. How could such a man possibly support then-candidate Trump, was the question Friedersdorf put to him. “For me personally, it’s resistance against what San Francisco has been, and what I see the country becoming, in the form of ultra-PC culture,” the Trump supporter told him. “That’s where it’s almost impossible to have polite or constructive political discussion. Disagreement gets you labeled fascist, racist, bigoted, etc.”
This backlash against political correctness is what got Donald Trump elected.
Read more: https://forward.com/opinion/402998/the- ... supporter/
There's a line in the article about comparing Trump's immigration policy to Nazis. It reminded my of what Dennis Miller said turned him away from the Democrats...namely that every argument included bandying the word Nazi around incessantly and calling George W Bush a Nazi.
Do people ever learn from history? (I suppose not, the way statues of historical figures are being taken down). Anyway, this sort of thing is the same thing liberal Jonathan Pie told us about in the video JQP posted, and which I have referred to several times.
BTW, Jonathan Pie...is his middle initial Q by any chance?