Telling trump voters they are all racist, stupid, ignorant, etc.. will NOT help reach them. ..and we NEED them if we have any hope of avoiding the upcoming authoritarian fascist nightmare.
Small group of Trump voters are blatantly racist and not nice people. They are emboldened by Trump’s win and so have come out of woodwork.
Most Trump voters, I believe, are regular people. There is a lot of cognitive bias going on (both sides, I admit.) Hey, I’m liberal.. 99.9% I’ll vote democrat, right?
The problem here is that this was not a normal election. Trump played on our fears. He went for that deep instinctual fear we all have of “losing” (life, liberty, all that we know, etc).
His rallies were like a beautiful dance (ugh.. I hate to say that) but really he is like this amazing conductor.
So.. regular decent people voted for Trump for regular reasons. With me so far?
Now, cognitive bias really comes into play. As Trump berates magazines and broadway shows and provokes China, etc. those voters will minimize those things. You cannot blame them for that. It is normal! It is absolutely human.
Us liberals who feel there are enough dots to connect that suggest we are facing a devastating blow to our country NEED to <<respectfully>> and repeatedly show those dots.
RESPECTFULLY.. is important. Being respectful will gain those ears. They will listen and begin to process.
We’re all in this together whether we like it or not. It takes ALL of us to save this country.