Go on my FB feed and talk to some people I went to hs with. This is them- to a tea. they don’t care, just fuck all liberals.
This really hurt my eyes trying to read so I’m writing the reddit post for others:
“You all don’t get it. I live in Trump country, in the Ozarks in southern Missouri, one of the last places where the KKK still has a relatively strong established presence. They don’t give a shit what he does. He’s just something to rally around and hate liberals, that’s it, period. He absolutely realizes that, and plays it up, they love it, he knows they love it, and the fact that people act like it’s anything other than that just proves that liberals are idiots, all the more reason for high fives all around.
“If you keep getting caught up in why do they not realize blah blah blah and how can they still back him after blah blah blah, you are not understanding what is the underlying motivating factor of his support. It’s fuck liberals, that’s pretty much it.
“Have you noticed he can do pretty much anything imaginable and they’ll explain some way that rationalizes it that makes zero logical sense? Because they’re not even keeping track of any logical narrative, it’s irrelevant, fuck liberals is the only relevant thing, trust me, I know first hand what I’m talking about. That’s why they just laugh at it all, because you all don’t even realize they really, truly, don’t give a fuck about whatever the conversation is about, it’s just a side mission story that doesn’t really matter anyways. That’s all just trivial details- the economy, health care, whatever. Fuck liberals.
“Look at the thing with not wearing the masks. I can tell you what that’s about. It’s about exposing fear. They’re playing chicken with nature and whoever flinches just moved down their internal pecking order, one step closer to being a liberal.
“You gotta understand the one core value that they hold above all others is hatred for weakness, because that’s what they believe strength is, hatred for weakness. And I mean passionate, sadistic hatred. And I’m not exaggerating. Believe me. Sadistic, passionate hatred, and that’s what proves they’re strong, their passionate hatred for weakness. Sometimes they lump in vulnerability, a compromised circumstance, or an overwhelming circumstance in there with weakness, too, because people tend to start humbling themselves when they’re in those circumstances and that’s an obvious sign of weakness.
“Kindness=weakness. Honesty=weakness. Compromise=weakness. They consider their very existence to be superior in every way to anyone who doesn’t hate weakness as much as they do. They consider liberals to be weak people who are inferior, almost a difference species, and the fact that liberals are so weak is why they have to unite in large numbers, which they find disgusting, but it’s that disgust that is a true expression of their natural superiority.
“Go ahead and try to have a logical, rational conversation with them though. Just keep in mind what I said here, and think about it.”
This summed up something I’ve been trying to say for years. Because, yes, the cruelty is the point for trump supporters but this is why.
This is why there is no bottom of the barrel and why so many of them will tell you he’s been such a successful president. They don’t care that he’s the reason they’re getting fucked in taxes or that his border wall is a failure, they don’t care that he hasn’t managed to really pass any landmark legislation or make good on the promises he made during his campaign. They don’t care because the ONLY measure they’re using to determine how successful he’s been and how much they support him is how much he pisses off or hurts liberals and the more he does it the better he looks to them, the more support they give him and the more bullshit he doubles down on. It’s a never-ending feedback loop and it’s ALL about the performance rather than his actions. It’s why we’ve devolved into whatever mess of a country you’d like to refer to the US in 2020 as with seemingly no rock bottom.
These are people who don’t understand politics as an entity that actually affects them, they can’t be reasoned with because they know being like that pisses off liberals. It’s honestly the most juvenile, immature tactic that elementary school-aged bullies use but they get a rise out of liberals repeatedly by doing it. It’s why so many of them comment on social media “trump 2020″ on posts that aren’t even about politics: because they know just posting that on a tasty video or something will piss off a bunch of liberals. We need to just stop responding to them when they say this type of shit, we need to ignore them, we need to stop giving them the outrage they want.
But, of course, we can’t do that because ignoring fascism is the same as and just as dangerous as enabling it.
Most of them don’t even pay attention to what he’s actually does and says; ask them about it–half the time, they don’t even know what you’re taking about. But as long as he’s pissing off liberals (and I’m using the colloquial US definition of “opposite of conservative” here), he’s doing everything they want. Conservativism in this country has devolved into a movement with no ideals, no principles, nothing at all beyond hurt the enemy at all cost.
best breakdown i’ve seen of trumps supporters.
The cruelty IS the point.
☝ Required reading for those still confounded by Trump supporters and their motivations.
But why do they want to piss off liberals?? Is it just sadism??
Because compassion=weakness to them. Because caring about other people (people who don’t look, think, and act just like them) is mind boggling to them.
If everyone has health care then why did they pay so much for theirs for so long? If everyone has somewhere to stay when the weather gets bad (not even all the time, mind you, just when sleeping outside will literally kill them) then why did they pay so much for their nice house?
If everyone has access to basic necessities then any time that they spent struggling was wasted and they want that time back. But you can’t get that time back. So how dare the world be a kinder place now then when they needed that kindness. At least that’s how my parents see it.
Trump: now officially the bad guy in an xmas hallmark film.
OK, who had “Trump tries to bribe Santa Claus and fails” in their 2020 apocalypse bingo card?
When you casually admit to committing voter fraud on Twitter.
I assumed this had to be fake, but its a real tweet:
I maintain that, as silly a premise as it is, the Sadako vs Kayako movie is still scarier and better than most of the recent Grudge/Ring reboots.
Spoiler: taking away the idea that even copying the tape will save you was particularly chilling.
Once you watch it, you are *just* doomed. Nothing you can do.
I continue to worry about Gina Carano and the Qanon stuff.
Scary Halloween decorations.
When you casually admit to committing voter fraud on Twitter.