This morning I did a Twitter rant that I think is worth sharing.
This week we’re seeing more of those advice articles for liberals on how to interact with the special snowflakes who voted for Trump.
Some of the articles come from conservatives who don’t know how to win gracefully.
Some come from well-intentioned liberals, like this one.
There may be some truth in all of them. The Vox article may be useful for dealing with your Trumpist uncle at Thanksgiving.
But turning people around one by one? Not a strategy for reaching voters, sorry.
So I have some advice for conservatives. SHUT OFF THE HATE MACHINE
By Hate Machine, I mean
- Fox News
- Sinclair Broadcasting
- talk radio
The Hate Machine teaches that liberals are evil, and other lies. Listeners to Fox are poorly informed on factual matter, studies show.
The Hate Machine also models victim behavior. A poor snowflake commentator on Fox broke down in tears because people are so JUDGEMENTAL.
You can empathize with your Trumpist uncle on Thanksgiving and he will be back to Fox hate on Friday.
SHUT OFF THE HATE MACHINE Then we’ll be able to talk.
Coda: I’m willing to be civil with Trumpies, but I also point out the damage they’ve done.
And open thread!