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Tue Apr 23, 2024, 09:18 PM Apr 23

The Stupidity Of MAGA Americans [View all]

Part of what is distressing about Donald Trump is not just that he is a stupid and ignorant sociopath. It is that there are millions of Americans that are stupid enough, gullible enough, and ignorant enough to support a demagogue like Trump.

There is a substantial portion of the American population that does not understand or care about democracy and justice in this country. There is just a large number of people who are basically ignorant of what it means to be a good American citizen. I am not entirely sure how many MAGA there are. Maybe a substantial hard core of 10 or 20 %? Maybe more?

MAGA and Trump are a political disease. If Trump is convicted, if Trump is jailed, if Trump loses the election to Joe Biden, the head will be cut off of the snake. But there is a danger that other MAGA leaders would step in and take Trump's place. People like Kari Lake in Arizona, for example.

While I think that Trump's conviction or his defeat in the Presidential election would be a great step forward, it would not completely solve the problem. Trump is like a cancerous tumor that must be removed from the body of American politics. But once the tumor is removed, we must examine what remains to ensure that the cancer has not spread elsewhere in our country. We must clear MAGA fascism entirely out of our system. The conviction and defeat of Trump would be a great step forward for that though.

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