A Friday question: As of 2016, there were 323.1 million people in the United States:

In 2016, 63 Million people voted for Trump.

As has been the case for as far back as anyone can remember, a relatively small percentage of the total population has determined who gets to run the country for four years....

Trump's approval rating, the lowest of any president in history after 1 year in office, hovers at about 35%.

That 35% is his voting "base". The number of people who have followed and supported Trump from the very beginning.

The overwhelming majority of this number, let's say 95%, are white Americans...

If we use his voting base as a sample of the general population, roughly 1/3 of the total U.S. population, or approximately 107 million people, (95% of whom are white) believe that:

Black and brown people live in or have ancestral roots in "shit hole counties";

Making America Great again means puting women back in the kitchen, gays back in the closet, and blacks back in their place;

White people are inherently superior to people of color; 

People of color are inherently inferior to white people; 

A free and independent press is "the enemy of the people";

Presidential power and authority can never be questioned or challenged;

People who are not loyal to the President are committing treason; 

Immigration to the United States should be for white people from Christian nation's only;

Only the super rich and big corporations should have a say in the government;

His political enemies are enemies of the state....

Guns and violence are legitimate responses to political opposition...

White people must carry this fight for the preservation of a Democratic Republic.

White people must resist, if they can....

So here's my question:

If I can't trust a third of the white people I encounter, how can I trust any white people at all?

Before you respond, read this...(again):

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/interracial-fr...

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on January 19, 2018 at 10:45am

If I can't trust a third of the white people I encounter, how can I trust any white people at all?

You shouldn't.  Your odds of ending up encountering a untrustworthy white person are pretty much the same as being able to making a flush by the river. (excuse the poker analogy.  LOL)

Trust, regardless of a person ethnic background, needs to be earned.  White people have done just the opposite in regards to how they treat people of color so you SHOULD treat everyone with suspicion until they prove themselves "trustworthy".

Comment by Maui Surfer on January 19, 2018 at 10:49am

It is worse than that, the third who is vocal are mostly dominating assholes who intimidate their spouses, relatives, neighbors and children to vote the way they do, so, it is actually much closer to half of white people you CANNOT trust. They will stab you in the back so fast you''ll barely hear the click of the switchblade.

Ron, it at this time just breaks down to what looks like very slightly over half of white people being normal, say, about 53%, while the rest are still Confederates liking their wounds. The better news is that the other 47%, the number Romney used and he is smart enough to actually man a calculator, unlike the Confederate Yankee or his lackey Mulvaney, are totally normal and have ZERO hatred against blacks, browns, First Nation people, Asians, or anyone else or mixture of the above. They even "convert" redneck kids who happen to be born with one decent parent when they can, see RedneckRevolt.com.

While the struggle continues, the time is now. Trump is the last gasp of the evil Nixonian white devil. The scumbag piece of dogshit who would just as soon see a North Vietnamese burn with napalm as eat ham for breakfast. Today, they proved they can't even tie their own shoes with all three branches of government, and a mass order to conservatize the Judicial system ... they are saps, suckers, haters, lackeys, fools, grads of Liberty University (and Trump University) and a whole fucking basket of DEPLORABLES. Well, they can't do shit in Hawaii, and if they come to my other main place of residence, the Bay Area, they will actually be knocked physically into oblivion. So, they hide in their "shithole" states and pretend being fake Banana Republic Dictators is the same thing as running America. In the meantime, China's 100 blip on their 3000 years of world dominance has worn off, and the Russians, simply by studying Math and Science instead of smoking weed before class have already put the USA number 2 or 3 in everything except what we spend all our money on, military might. And, one "might" remember what bankrupted Rome and caused the fall ...

Comment by cheshyre on January 19, 2018 at 10:49am

It's yourself you need to be able to trust first. After that, you know who you can and cannot trust.

Comment by Maui Surfer on January 19, 2018 at 10:53am

*very slightly over half of white people being normal ... (meant that amount being not normal, apologies, but, no matter, with our black, brown and rainbow cousins we still outnumber them and that number's growth is what is scaring the crap out of them)

Comment by Ron Powell on January 19, 2018 at 10:55am

@Amy;  I love the analogy......

Comment by Ron Powell on January 19, 2018 at 11:02am

@Cheshire;

"It's yourself you need to be able to trust first. "

Don’t ever think that I don't trust myself and my own judgment....

Comment by Ron Powell on January 19, 2018 at 1:21pm

@MS; There are self-proclaimed 'progressives' on this platform who I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw them...

They're the ones who would call me a racist, or remain silent while someone else called me aracist, for saying so....

Comment by alsoknownas on January 19, 2018 at 1:37pm

I detest the math used here to come to your conclusions.

The main reason is because it is correct.

Secondarily, I detest it because the equation does not allow for me as a white person to have hope not to encounter the untrustworthiness from other white people either.

Sequestered perhaps in groups of purportedly common thinkers, in some political or civic group, it may be that I'd meet more of those I could learn to trust.

However, moving about in the real world, the facts are as stated.

I never really know whom I am talking to at any given moment if that person is a stranger.

We are united in our distrust.

Ain't that grand?

Comment by Maui Surfer on January 19, 2018 at 3:36pm

Ron- those "progressives" are the ones who fall into the same area of the Venn Diagram where it overlaps with the Far Right Lunatic Fringe ... they are all nuts, don't have the ability to perceive what the rest of us know is reality, and like the Far Right, are willing to turn on their own at the drop of a dime. In a word, they are lunatics.

AKA- Sorry brother. I know from my many conversations with white friends from down South that other whites often put them to the "test" asking, driving, drilling: are you with us or one of them? !!! I've heard that experience related to me many, many times, and it is because the Confederates really do want to know if they are dealing with one of their own, or not. Sometimes they can just tell by looking at a decent white person, the lack of a polka-dot hat if you will, other times they aren't sure and the WANT to know before proceeding to the Klan meeting invitation.

Comment by Ron Powell on January 19, 2018 at 4:43pm

@MS; "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

---Martin Luther King, Jr

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