Sunday, October 9, 2016

Deplorables Unmasked | the becoming radical

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Deplorables Unmasked

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Something deplorable happened on the way to claiming the U.S. is a Christian nation of free people where everyone regardless of race, creed, religion, or gender has the same opportunities at life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
And it wasn’t Donald Trump. Or better expressed, it wasn’t only Donald Trump.
Once Trump secured the nomination for president of the Republican Party, many scrambled to caution about condemning Trump’s supporters, not painting them with too broad and negative a brush.
Especially in the mainstream media, few, nearly none, would venture to utter words such as “racist,” “sexist,” “xenophobe,” or even “lie.”
Trump and his running mate have skated along literally piling lies on top of lies—including lies about not saying provable things, including Trump opening his most recent apology with lies.
But what is truly deplorable is Trump both represents and has unmasked the ugly truth about the U.S.: we are a nation of deplorables, not as outliers, but as a substantial population of our country.
As I was driving down I-85 in South Carolina on the morning after the suddenly shocking* recording ofTrump being exactly who he has always been, I saw a large, black SUV in front of me with this bumper sticker:
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It has become conventional wisdom to brush off Trump’s obnoxious bravado as part of his reality show persona, while adding that his supporters are more nuanced in their support for his candidacy.
But the harsh truth is that Trump is deplorable and so are his supporters—and so are many so-called decent Americans.
Cliches become cliches often because they are true, and one truism seems quite important at this moment: when someone shows you who they really are, be sure to pay attention.
And people often reveal who they really are when they think they are in private, when they think they are Deplorables Unmasked | the becoming radical:


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