This has been an especially toxic, divisive election year. I have thought a lot about … what next. I am 99% confident that our next president will be Hillary Clinton, but I have to wonder … will that be the end of the hate speech that is so prevalent today? It is hard to imagine that Trump will simply slink back into his dark cave and never be heard from again (though one can always hope). Blogger-friend Hugh wrote an excellent post on just this topic, so rather than re-invent the wheel, I ask you to take a minute and read his post, drop in and leave a comment … or two!
Robert Reich recalls a phone conversation he had with a friend who predicts a Clinton victory in November — and a majority of Democrats in the Senate (though not the House). The conversation then picks up as follows:
And what about all the people who’ll be voting for Trump?”
“What about them?” he asked, cautiously.
“After Trump loses, they’ll still be out there, right?”
“And they’ll be madder than hell, poisoned with Trump’s venom. They’ll be a ready-made constituency for the next demagogue.”
“Bob?” he asked.
“Remind me never to phone you again.”
“Sorry,” I said.
Indeed. There’s the rub. What about those crawly things Trump has enticed out from under the rocks he has been kicking over for the past few months, “poisoned with Trump’s venom”? That’s something we all need to ponder. Given that many of them are the “second amendment people” that the Trumpet encouraged to…
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