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It's not my intention to offend, although it also not my intention to appease either, our political atmosphere today is one of inarticulate berating and it seems that one cannot afford an opinion without being attacked - we no longer merely disagree with one another, we actively seek any reason to segregate. I think it's appalling, so much so even that I refuse to engage in practically any conversation surrounding our political atmosphere.
There is, however, something that I cannot understand, and I need help trying to put it together.
I understand the appeal of the idea of what it is that Donald Trump might represent. The corruption of politics in the United States is beyond fathomable, there was a time decades ago when the swamp at least attempted to keep the corruption out of the purview of the American people but, for many decades now, the swamp has blatantly beguiled the American people into systemic submission without the slightest concern for subservient quietness.
The idea of bringing someone with a fresh constitution who has not been muddied into the arena, a business-person who might effectively rebuild our crippled platitude from the foundations skyward; the possibilities seem limitless.
But why are we trading a corrupt politician for a corrupt businessman? Politicians are still, at the very least, dependent on us for their tenure, corrupt businessmen are accountable to no one. It's the corrupt businessman the created the corrupt politician in the first place.
the only way I can figure it is that those of you who voted for Trump in the beginning, and those of you who are still supportive of him are not actually supporting Trump but rather the idea that seemed so appealing in the beginning. You continue to, somehow, look beyond the man behind the Twitter handle and you see an idea in front of you, you are capable of seeing through Trump and into the reality where we voted for a decent businessman - for all intents and purposes you don't see Donald Trump, you see someone else entirely; unless, of course, you're as rotten or bigoted as he most assuredly is.
Because how else could he possibly be explained!?
Hell, I like the idea of an elected official who is the product of anything but our political arena, I'm libertarian for Christ sake! But I cannot ignore the man: the vile, the disgusting creature that is Donald Trump. The unimpressive list of Presidential accomplishments does not reprieve him of his inhuman pitiless arrogance.
So I ask those of you that still support him today, in an attempt to help me understand: why?
If you are a decent, accepting, understanding American what on earth is willing you to support this man? I would like to know how you are capable of looking beyond the things he says and does, hell I'll even dismiss what some of you might call hearsay in regards to what some of you might not see as blatant racism or sexism, how about just his complete lack of decorum in stature of Presidential (a representative of world affairs) projection.
How are you capable of looking past that? I'm asking fervently, I need to know...