Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Voice of The Swamp speaks. People comment.

I was a progressive Democrat, by birth and upbringing, until about 40 years ago, when, after discovering that an article of that faith, that only "ignorant rednecks" were conservative, was false, it became possible for me to examine leftism critically. It didn't take much of that for me to decide to leave the Democrats, register Republican, and vote for Ronald Reagan. I have not had reason to doubt the wisdom of that decision, since.

But being Republican didn't incline me to vote for Trump. I decided, literally on election day, to vote for Trump, affirmatively, not just as the strongest protest against corrupt Hillary (a decision I had taken only ten days before), because of Hillary's "basket of deplorables" statement. Because, having been a Republican among progressive Democrats for about 36 years, I _knew_ what that meant. It meant their way, or the highway (and "driving is a privilege, not a right").

Some others, lacking my somewhat unusual circumstances, may also lack my insight, which, even with Hillary's help, really didn't come until more recently than 2016, that even after 36 years as a Republican, the progressive assumptions of my upbringing, especially emphasis on a rigid conformity to "nonconformist" style, and to a "free speech" style which never says the "wrong" thing, still warped my assessment of Trump's qualifications. That, in this, at least, I had been a snob.

These guys, I hope, will bring that, eh, insight to more people.

The essence of Voice of Swamp, excerpted.


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