Had an idea how to talk to Trumpers

I heard an interesting interview where an ex- Trumper explained how she was initially captured and captivated by Trump. A very big reason was how right-wing media, in paticular FOX, had so demonized and exaggerated the Democratic power and how evil it is, that people on the right were already fearful. Here comes a strongman who “speaks” to the people and promises to fix things. She said things like the pussy tape were horrifying, but not as bad as a Democrat!
So anyway, maybe if we approach talking to MAGA about Democratic values rather than Trump, we might make headway. No one wants to hear they made a mistake, but if instead learn the media lied to them, the medicine might go down easier. Just a thought, and a little long for a comment on the live show. Thanks, Boomerdragon Kat.


I totally agree. I think this would help some people get out of their bubble. Hopefully leading to less Trump supporters.


I agree that talking down on Trump and the Democrats will end a conversation with Neo-liberals and Neo-conservative capitalists in a heartbeat. My approach is similar to what you suggest only I do not refer to Democratic values as such. Just saying the word Democrat can turn Trumpers and Republicans off. The last couple of years, in conversations, I have been measuring both parties and they’re similar ideology, how it plays out on the street here and across the world as having to get over the crossbar of universally accepted ethics and morality. This way I scrutinize, and am critical of the policies and legislation, not the people. I notice that if a first take time to frame my expectation to be the same for both sides, for all sides as having to meet universal values, then we can find common ground.


The democrats and republicans both, are why we have Trump in the first place. Both beholden to corporate democracy. The democracy that Biden and the DNC are afraid of losing. The problem is this type of democracy doesn’t work for the people.

Thus if the people are finding that this democracy is not working for them, they figure there’s not much to lose and vote for change. Albeit the wrong change.

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Yeah it is pretty funny, economics for the left is like lgbtq rights for the right. You have to know a poor person before poverty is a problem.