Almost surreal

Yes, the ideas of Trumpists are the result of low education but also of persistent brainwashing by right wing media which is available to them 24/7. It is why the battle lines are being drawn with increasing rancor towards an enemy they think cannot be negotiated with. This type of cult-like mentality cannot be reasoned with as some people are beyond reach, but the solution might be be to improve their lives such that they see results and are less likely to fall prey to propaganda.

The Democratic party deserves a healthy share of the blame of course with people like Joe Manchin personifying the Neoliberal bought politician sticking up for corporate interests who have little interest in helping the disenfranchised.

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