“Trump has brought us to a state where we will have to do a lot of very basic thinking about how our society goes on from this point.”–Writer Marilynne Robinson (here)
It occurs to me that in order to reverse the direction of the directionless Trump Administration, we don’t need to change the mind of a single Trump voter, a single Republican, a single Christian extremist. Our task is a simple, though difficult one: get those who think like us to act, to vote.
There are a hell of a lot more of us than there are of the Trump stripe and our own assumption that Americans couldn’t possibly be stupid, mean, thoughtless, crazy, evil enough to vote Trump was naive at best, equally stupid, mean, etc., at worst.
Trump was elected by about a quarter of the adults in America. Of the adults who didn’t vote, an overwhelming majority (about 70 percent by a couple of estimates) would have voted Clinton or Third Party had they troubled themselves to get to register and get to the polls.. That’s a lot of votes, enough to overwhelm Trump and his minions.
Getting them to break their patterns, however, is another story.