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When A Progressive Gets Sad He Says Stupid Things

Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:24
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This was written by David A. Hill Jr. He describes himself this way: “Feminist. Game Dev. Narrative Designer. Gamer. Proponent of radical empathy”. It was published in Extranewsfeed. I find it to be proudly condescending; just what one would expect from a Progressive.

“I Listened to a Trump Supporter”

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I talked at length with a Trump supporter I grew up around. I wanted to understand. I respected her growing up. I wanted to know why a person as kind and compassionate as I remember her is voting for someone like Donald Trump.

[…]

She’s voting for Donald Trump. I disagree with her choice, but I understand why she rejects Clinton so fiercely, and why she’s been swept up in Donald Trump’s particular brand of right-wing populism. I feel that on the left, it’s increasingly easy to ignore these people, to disregard them, to write them off as racists, bigots, or uneducated. I think that’s a loss for everyone involved, and that sometimes listening can help you to at least understand why a person is making the choices they make, so you can work on the root causes.

[…]

This is a wounded person. Insulting her or continuing to hurt her isn’t going to help. She’s swept up in Trump’s message because she feels someone’s finally listening.”

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