Thursday, November 10, 2016

Why and how Trump won

I've been going over why the Republicans in the non-urban areas supported Trump and believe he will "make America great, again" and what they believe that means. First, what is the cause of their being disgruntled. The economy is just a small part. What I have concluded is that they believe they no longer are "special". As I grew up and then older I saw the color and race of America changing. We whites were 87% of the country. "We" made the decisions, chose the path to the future. We were in charge. We were special.With television and movies and legal actions, starting with Brown vs. School Board, where "separate but equal" was shot down - by an all white Supreme Court"- integration of blacks into the "white" communities got sped up and 'normalized'. Whites were no longer "as special", they lost some "specialness". Then the Spanish migration came from various countries, mostly legal. And Asian peoples joined the few who already here. Whites were less andless "special". Obama's election was like a final blow, nothing was 'sacred' anymore. While the majority of us cheered that the U.S. has matured to the point that we had a black President, many in the rural areas saw the bottom drop out of the their world-view and their view of themself, and of the nation. Then the economy went bad, schools went bad, etc. And many Asian Indians and Middle Eastern Arabs came to America, and illegal latino immigrants were here in large numbers. And we whites had less and less reason to believe we were 'running things, and were "special". We were "loosing" OUR Country. And THEY wanted it back, like it was. Well, you won't get it. And you won't get it because we still believe what the Declaration of independence says: "All men are created equal..." That means there are no special people. Whites are not special. Blacks are not Special. Asians and Arabs and Latinos aren't special. Trump tapped into this loss of "being on top" and won the election. But he can't make whites "special, again", because we never were. We are all Americans, entitled to all the rights and privileges everyone else is entitled to. We are all "involved in mankind". We might know it but its true. My advice to the "disgruntled" white community is what the comedian lady said to the Bernie supporters at the convention: "Get over it" There are no special people. Work together or get out of the way. You've b locked the way, here in 2016, for a few years, maybe even decades, but "the truth will out". We whites are not special and Trump is certainly not the person who is going to make us "special again. Sorry its so long.

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