This week our open thread begins on Christmas Day. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.
What’s on your mind this week?
Scott Adam’s blog post about two separate reality paths made me think of our blog, which reflects what I observe among many other people I know in real life.
The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States has effectively forked reality into two versions that are running in parallel. Clinton’s supporters believe they are living in a world that is a repeat of 1930s Germany, with Trump playing the part of Adolf Hitler. See this reaction for a typical example.
Meanwhile, the other half of the country believes we elected a highly-capable populist who will “drain the swamp” and bring a business approach to government along with greater prosperity.
How can it simultaneously be true that Trump is OBVIOUSLY the next Hitler while it is also true that half the country didn’t notice? There are at least three ways to explain-away this dissonance. Maybe…
- Half the country are sexist, racist monsters too, so they like Trump.
- Half the country is stupid and can’t identify a Hitler that is right in front of them.
- Clinton supporters have been duped into believing something ridiculous about Trump.
What do you think?
The transition plans continue.
Go at it!
The 2016 presidential election is over but we still want to have a forum to discuss politics. Here it is!