My esteemed associate and friend Aaron raised the following issues and I have been seeing a lot of the same sort of discussions on Twitter.
Not only about unity and reparations, though. The question of how in the fuck Trump got so many votes has been floating around like an undersea mine.
Now, as Aaron says:
While I might make excuses for some percentage of people who voted for Trump, the truth is that it’s a massive problem for all of us that 70 million people just voted for that. They walk among us, and they’re not going anywhere. Except the ones who said they’d leave if Biden won, and meant it, of course.
I was wondering if we might find it interesting to have a blog to post in, like the election one, where we share thoughts and analysis on what is going on in America that people couldn’t see through Trump after 4 years, and what we can do about it.
So, let’s do that.
This video is a tiny, tiny start:
I expect David, Sam Seder, TYT, and others to look at the data and the facts on the ground, and really take apart this issue, getting as much as we can out of it.
There’s a lot to unpack in there.
I was going to re-link a new version of Dave Chapelle’s Saturday Night Live opening monologue. Sadly I was unable to find a single version other than the SNL official one that wasn’t atrociously messed up in sound and image quality, and it might still have been locked out of various countries (Australia) anyway. It’s worth going and hunting for. Maybe not entirely relevant, but given that 100% of Trump’s voters were either racist or so worried about issue #2 that they didn’t care they were voting for a white supremacist fascist, it does make some historical and cultural points very well indeed.
What do you think?