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THOMPSON: Fools comprise Donald Trump’s base

October 26, 2020 - 12:00 PM

 


OPINION


No doubt there are fools in Canada. But in America...there are tens of millions of them.

Indeed, there are more fools in the United States than there are Canadians in Canada. Just so we’re on the same page, a fool is - variously - an idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton...Trump Republican.

Fools comprise Donald Trump’s base...most of his mindless supporters are so flawed we should worry about them passing along their genetic defects. These are not - by and large - decent people...no, don’t think it even for a moment. These are the people who have taken American democracy to the cliff’s deadly edge...and simply don’t care.

They are one-dimensional folks...they tend to care about single issues...like placing Conservative judges in courts. They don’t believe in science. They believe judicial reform means giving police more powers and building even more prisons. They easily look the other way as Trump cheats and lies...and care little about what is best for all Americans...or anyone else.

A big block of them are racists. Another chunk of them are “you’re-not-takin’-my-guns” nuts (even though no one’s trying). Most all of them are “I-get-my-news-on-Facebook-or-Fox.” There’s plenty of overlap, too, with many in an “all-of-the-above” group. Like I said, fools.

Many of these fools - again, there are more than there are Canadians - will vote for Donald Trump for president...again. A lot of Americans claim they are tired of the divisiveness in America...something Trump has exploited.

It might make for a nice feel-good ad - you know, the one that says “we have more in common than our differences”...but neither I nor most Democrats, Liberals, Progressives or decent people who truly care about America have much in common with Trump folks.

They certainly might call themselves Americans...but their cult is filled with hate...hate for immigrants, hate for minorities, hate for people who don’t hate minorities, hate for those who don’t practice their religion, hate for anyone in the LGBTQIA community, hate for women who don’t know their places. They hate so much they suppress voting in America...and show up at polls as “watchers” to intimidate those who have the gall to see things differently.

Sorry, we don’t have anything in common other than we’re on the same continent and breathe the same air...and because most of these fools (see definitions above) refuse to wear masks...they’re risking their lives and everyone else’s who has the misfortune of crossing  paths with them.

So, no I’m not willing to compromise...reach across the aisle...or anything else with Trump Republicans. These are the people that almost ended America. I support only their rights to live in America...and benefit from the rebuilding Democrats will start next January 20...Joe Biden’s Inauguration. That America is inclusive...not exclusive...the opposite of everything Trump has engineered.

Unless these fools...let’s use a word that so many Evangelicals who support Trump like to throw around - “repent” - they don’t deserve more.

For you fools - Trump supporters - that simply don’t get it...who might comment on my harsh assessment...fair warning. I will chew you up and spit you out. He’s the face of evil.

There’s lots of evidence. But let me give you just two examples. First, Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is criminal. He knowingly did things...with malice aforethought...that led unnecessarily to the deaths of more than 100,000 Americans. He has blood on his hands and the number of dead will increase dramatically in the coming months. In the last debate, this lying sack of excrement, claimed there was a cure...and said in a couple weeks a vaccine would be available. It will be second- or third-quarter next year before most Americans have vaccinations. Unforgivable!

Secondly, there are 545 children who three years ago were separated from their parents at the U.S. Southern border. It is not likely they will ever see their parents again. This coldly calculated move (devised by Advisers Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon and carried out by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions) and approved by Donald Trump is despicable. Unforgivable!

So, if you are a Trump Supporter and can’t “repent” for his sins and your sins in supporting ...yeah, you are an idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton...a fool. And we have nothing in common...nothing at all.

— Don Thompson, an American awaiting Canadian citizenship, lives in Vernon and in Florida. In a career that spans more than 40 years, Don has been a working journalist, a speechwriter and the CEO of an advertising and public relations firm. A passionate and compassionate man, he loves the written word as much as fine dinners with great wines. 


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