Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It takes time to craft a positive message--

I think the confusion is because usually, he thinks protests should be "brought to heel".

1 comment:

Formerly Amherst said...

Hi Vivacious,
the battery went dead on the car and so we're stuck until Monday. Living in the country is not without challenges. Still overall, it's preferable by a mile.

One of the things I frequently see is that the left gets frustrated by the fact that they can't seem to change many Trump supporters' minds. They have thrown everything but the kitchen sink, and so far Trump voters are remaining pretty solid.

I was musing about this and think I can offer an explanation.

People on the right do not recognize who the left is talking about. I have lived in the South for most of my life (besides military service and some trips). I have been a conservative since I was in my 30s, and I have been around in a lot of different social circles.

Vixen, I have never met a Nazi or a KKK member in my entire life. I have never known anyone in wide circles who has ever met either of these categories. You could wander around the South for decade after decade and never bump into anyone who thought that being an Anglo-Saxon was “superior” to other races.

The number of people who are Nazis or KKK members could fill a proportional teacup. Nor, it must be stated, do people even have any leanings in that direction.

So the fact is when the left throws all these charges at the right, the right doesn't even know who they're talking about. There are even people who voted for Obama although they came to regret it. You know, the only feeling about Nazis on the right is that they filled up Auschwitz and other death camps and performed medical experiments on innocent people. They are the people that Anne Frank hid from and was killed by. They're the people that murdered Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They're the people who forced Paul Tillich out of Germany. They built and controlled the SS. Hitler wrote Mien Kampf.

You know, Hitler liked Wagner for a while and Schopenhauer. He came to despise Christianity. (He also ran out Free Masonry and Rudolf Steiner out of Germany.) He believed that the most important value was to affirm life by relentless protection and struggle for dominance of his own life against enemies.

Christianity he felt to be weak and self-sacrificial because Christ presumably went to his death as a sacrifice for others. There is absolutely zero appreciation for Hitler or Nazism by evangelical Christians or Catholics or anyone on the right.

And as we're pointed out, the Klan really had no specific policy agenda except to carry out their Democratic presumptions.

So now the left is in a gigantic outpouring over Nazism (which has been dead and gone for a long time) and the KKK, which has also been dead and gone for all practical purposes. And the right looks on perplexed because Nazism has utterly nothing to do in any way, shape or form with conservative opinion. This is why Trump voters are never affected by people railing against Nazism, the KKK, or white supremacists. The right does not identify with what they are talking about.