The Allure of the Lowest Common Denominator- Dummies Vote Too

Warning-You already know what I’m about to say, but I feel like saying it anyway.

Have you ever believed something but suddenly you could put it together in a sentence or paragraph? Stay with me, please. Politicians don’t necessarily have beliefs (aside from Bernie) but reflect a group of people’s beliefs in order to get elected. It’s backward, but it’s the truth. Trump is popular mostly among white men without a college degree who live in southern states (the states you’d expect to be full of white guys who are angry about immigrants or affirmative action). If Trump appeals to you because he “Says it like it is”, you are saying “He is hateful in a way that society doesn’t allow me to be”. The more outrageous he is the more he fits the narrative of the angry white guy.

(This is where the obligatory connection to Hitler would go, but you’re a smart reader, you already know that)

That’s not to say there aren’t uneducated white women who feel the same, or white people with college degrees who think Trump is the future of America. In both colleges I went to there is a side focus on diversity education. Regardless of what you study, it’s part of the college experience. I didn’t need that exposure to be a well-rounded person with diverse opinions, but it helped as I’m sure the education helps students without such exposure.

What am I saying? Just because you didn’t go to college doesn’t mean you’re a dummy. Don’t vote for hate.

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