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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 09:07 AM

When worlds collide: Can reality finally defeat the Trumpian delusion?

When worlds collide: Can reality finally defeat the Trumpian delusion?
Like him or not, Joe Biden is from Earth. Donald Trump is from a malignant shadow-realm and has almost destroyed us

OCTOBER 28, 2020 11:00AM

(Salon) Republicans and Democrats; conservatives and liberals; Trumpists and progressives technically, they live on the same plane of existence, but in very different realities.

They do not consume the same news media. They do not go to the same schools. They do not live in the same communities. They rarely encounter one another in meaningful ways in person. They do not pray or worship together. They live in the same country but not the same nation. They do not share the same values. They do not communicate with one another in meaningful ways. They do not speak the same political language.

What happens when these worlds collide? We have no certain answer.

But we know one thing: Trumpism must be defeated on Election Day if the United States is to have any chance of remaining a democracy and then healing itself from the immediate and long-term harm done by Donald Trump and his movement over the last four-plus years.

For this to happen there can and should be no compromise between Trump and his movement, and Americans of conscience who are committed to the country's multiracial democracy. ................(more)


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