How does that saying go again? Oh yeah, “If it ain’t white, it ain’t right!” And in this case, it’s white and waaaaaay right. 😉
Look at that crowd. No color, no diversity, no personality. Trump draws on the fears of white folk – folk afraid that what they don’t understand will hurt them. Folk convinced that something of theirs will be taken from them. Folk determined to live in isolation. The same people that tell you they don’t have a racist bone in their body are the same ones that say they want a wall built around them to keep others out – as they’re thumping a bible in one hand and claiming their devotion to the constitution and American ideals.
Trump is an entertainer. He’s an okay business man but ummmmm, don’t think he’s terribly bright or articulate. He shoots from the hip and therein lies the draw. Like any good salesman, he speaks at about a third-grade level – and that resonates well once you consider that his audiences appear to be a collective third-grade level of education.
It’s dangerous to be a follower and unable to think for yourself. Sure, it allows you some sense of security that you don’t have to be accountable for some outcome. The dangers outweigh any benefit, for sure. There is great risk of being abused and taken advantage of. There is great risk of making decisions for yourself. There are times – regardless of the setting – when you should follow and times you lead. But never give up your free will to think and decide for yourself – that’s the one thing that sets humans apart from other mammals in the animal kingdom.