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Response to disalitervisum (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 31, 2018, 08:50 AM

9. Take it from me

 

with all due respect, it's a waste of energy to reach out to Trump supporters. It's not that they can't understand, it's that they don't want to.

I have a Trump supporting mother and father. One's a Christian conservative. The other is an anarchist who basically had one too many bad experiences with dirty cops and inept government officials. They claim that everything would be better left to the private sector/charity. This is in spite of the fact I exist.

I have cerebral palsy. I am a direct refutation of GOP/Libertarian ideas. The private schools wouldn't go near me. So I went to public school. Went to college too. The private sector barely did shit for me health wise. Church and charity? The former was useless entirely. The latter provided sports but not really anything useful for immediate needs. Medicaid came through. But they don't want to give up this "All government is evvvvvvvvillll" shit despite evidence in front of their face.

One of the first things you learn when you deal with an addict is that you can't help people who don't wanna be helped. And these people are straight-up fucking addicted. They're addicted to this alternative reality where everyone who works for the government, every non-white, non-Christian, LGBT, or anyone from an urban area, is out to get them and kill them for being a Christian and/or straight or whatever the fuck reason Alex Jones is ranting about this week.

And much like addicts, you can't explain to Trump voters why their ideas are going to hurt them. You can't explain to the person babbling about how environmentalism is some grand conspiracy why having toxic waste everywhere is a bad idea for example. It has to affect him personally.

They have to hit rock bottom. And even then, there's no guarantee.

Even as people on Intervention run into more and more problems caused by their addiction, they'll always have an excuse. And most redhats will likewise always have an excuse (the college kid was mean to them, civil war statues, her emails, etc)

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