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):