BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 19:33:10 UTC 2017

On 1 March 2017 at 18:42, Dave Sill  wrote:
> Yes, we are in strong disagreement. Trump's celebrity certainly helped him,
> but I don't think the vast majority of Trump voters said to themselves,
> "Well, this should be entertaining..." Reason/entertainment is a false
> dichotomy: just because it wasn't reason doesn't mean it was entertainment
> value. It could have emotion/fear/frustration/etc that led them to vote for
> Trump.
> Yeah, but, sadly, Trump voters weren't largely poor or even largely
> uneducated. Any anyone who thinks Trump is going to soak the rich or do
> anything to redistribute wealth to the poor is delusional.
> Yes, like I said, he's tapped into a large pool of frustrated and angry
> people by echoing their concerns and saying he'll fix them.

Viewed from the outside (in the UK) I mostly agree with Dave.
The USA seems to be split in half, roughly between the East/West
coastal cities and the rest of the country in between. Each half just
cannot understand how the other half thinks. It is as though they are
two different worlds.


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