I have heard from many Trump supporters that are worried and even hurt that people are thinking that they are racist, homophobic or a misogynist. They’ve been asking me what I think they should do, to move forward, to waylay some of the “hate” that is being directed at them.
This is a rough question to address, as the anger and fear being directed at many Trump supporters is unfortunately a side effect of the campaign that Trump himself ran.
Honestly, it is somewhat surprising to me that many of these Trump supporters are very gob-smacked at the response from non-Trump supporters.
We all live in our own bubbles, and if we have not learned anything from this election, we should take away the lesson that living in our bubbles, and not factoring in the perceptions of others, has gotten us into this position in the first place.
Regrettably, unless Trump himself changes his tune from the top — he’s sort of trying yet all of that trying is being over-written by his cabinet appointments — this “generalization of supporters” is going to be the predominant feeling of many Americans who did not support Trump.
Even if it isn’t true, individual to individual.
This would be no different than half of America believing everyone who voted for Hillary is just another corporate oligarchy puppet out to perpetuate lies in government — which of course is not true either.
For everyone to heal in this process, especially those who voted for Trump, I have observed that accountability is a very large lesson in this election.
No matter why people voted for Trump, I believe there is wisdom in people excepting that they voted for a candidate who simply erased the boundaries of accepted behavior for a person seeking the office of a public servant. This is spiritual physics – like attracts like. So it is likely that the response that many Trump supporters will receive from other people — will lack boundaries.
I’m not saying I support having no boundaries. I don’t. I am making a comment on base level spiritual physics. Cause-and-effect.
I think we have some opportunity to step away from this marginalization of people in the cause-and-effect boomerang that’s occurring, especially for those of us that were never Trump supporters.
I for one got very sick of being told that I was “voting with my vagina” as a Hillary Clinton supporter. So as someone who has been wildly marginalized in this election, I would rather harness my own sense of accountability and not pass that useless and base energy forward.
I personally know many of these “fiscal not moral” Trump supporters, and they are very good people in their day-to-day life. I know some that have been life-long moderate Democrats that were sucked into the fake-fact media campaigns. Or, they just didn’t resonate with Hillary anyway, period, and wanted a change. Many are Libertarian or Independents wanting something new to shake out the system, so they voted for Trump, fully knowing that mayhem would ensue, but counting on the mayhem to incite a course correction.
In short, a different form of Bernie’s Revolution.
I think it’s very important for the balancing of fear that’s spreading like a virus in the USA to acknowledge that for those of us who did not vote for Trump, not every Trump supporter is a racist or a homophobe or a misogynist.
And I think it’s very important for every Trump supporter to understand why people would make that assumption.
Because until we begin to see the world through someone else’s eyes – we will remain on this ridiculously polarized trajectory cast in a victim position. And that solves nothing.
It is up to our actions, not our ideologies, to define who we are in the world.
This in turn defines our world.
So I would ask every Trump supporter out there, who is not a racist, or a homophobe, or a misogynist — and I know there are many — to call their state senators and insist that no matter what party affiliation that you are, human rights, civil rights, and dignity be brought into our affairs of government.
Maybe start a hashtag like #TrumpSupporters4Equality when disavowing racist messages on social media.
Because this evolution is far bigger than Republicans vs Democrats, liberals vs conservatives. This is about love vs oppression. This is part of the ascension process.
Indeed, it is a spiritual issue.
And this issue calls into question the very design of the United States of America, which by our Constitution, does not call for oppression of the masses.
It’s especially important at this time that Republican congress people understand that half of America is not in favor of a human rights shut-down. I personally think they’re fairly aware of that, with the exception of a few hard-line extremists. However, I would not put anything past people’s aptitudes at this point in time, here in bizarro land, where there the illusion that “mob rules” is being acted out to reap its lessons.
If / when he is sworn in — and I’m still seeing some bumps in the road for him there — Mr. Trump is going to have a huge amount of pressure put on him by outside interests to carry out an agenda that is extreme. He has absolutely no training in this area of powerlessness. He is going to be overwhelmed by how silent his voice actually will be in the office of the Presidency.
We are already witnessing Mr. Trump bracing up against this overwhelming tide of powerlessness by attempting to insulate himself with family in the office of the Presidency. This insulation is costing the city of New York nearly one million dollars a day as he blocks off portions of fifth avenue to spend large amounts of time at Trump Tower instead of the White House.
I actually, truly, have a lot of compassion for the guy, as the fear that I feel coming out of him is palpable.
He fears for his life. He fears for his children’s lives, which is why he wants them close to him in the White House.
What was a strategy game of poker for this man has now become very real for him. And this reality is something that he simply is not prepared for.
Trump is, however, very tied to the opinion of him which is held by his supporters, as well their belief in him.
So please – if you supported Trump for fiscal or “governmental change” reasons, and you are not in support of racial and gender separatism, let your Congress people know that you are a Trump supporter who is not in favor of rolling back base human rights in America.
This is how we break the cycle of marginalization.
To be a Trump supporter and say nothing in the face of such sweeping hatred popping up across America is to give permission to the movement, regardless of your personal stance.
Silence is the green light. So speak up.
Please and thank you — from a Hillary supporter who does not believe that all Trump supporters are evil incarnate. None of us are. And I’m done with the need to polarize and marginalize.
That’s in part how we got into this mess.