Who are these people?

Trumps America

I have been looking at this picture all morning, a crowd shot of Trump’s rally last night in Sunrise, Florida. I don’t know much about Sunrise, FL so I did a little digging. Sunrise has a population of 95,458 people. The racial composition is 55.69% white and 35.69% black. The median age is 38.2 years and the median household income is $53,237.

The media reported that the arena the rally was held in can hold more than 20,000 people and it was filled to capacity. For the sake of argument let’s say there were 21,000 people at the rally last night. Based on the racial composition percentages for Sunrise that would mean if Trump was truly the President for all Americans there should have been about 7,500 black people attending. Look at that picture. Do you see any black faces?

Now I know there were a few blacks attending the rally last night. As Trump, Inc. has done in the past a few, more than one less than five, “black faces” are always sprinkled behind the podium for the cameras to pick-up. I certainly don’t want to infer that blacks, as a political demographic, don’t, can’t or won’t support Trump. I am sure there are some that do. That would be like me assuming all Reform Jews don’t support Trump. But back to the picture I have been staring at it all morning, I keep asking myself the same question, what does Trump really mean to these people?

If you are playing along at home I am sure you have read how disjointed, insane, demented and detached from realty Trump was last night. Nothing new there. It appears all the rallies are basically the same, Trump riffing through his greatest hits; how he beat everyone in 2016, Obama, the Clinton’s, Deep State, the impeachment hoax, Fake News, the do nothing Democrats, protecting guns, his “big beautiful wall”, keeping brown people out, etc., etc.

The new one last night was that the radical left wants to change the name of “Thanksgiving”. As you can imagine that fired all of the white people up. Trump didn’t tell us what we want to call it. That really wasn’t the point. Trumps point was that he, the chosen one, was going to save Thanksgiving just like he saved Christmas.

So what can I now safely assume about all those white people that still support Trump?

  1. They have never read the Constitution, and they never will. They don’t give a shit about democracy or our government.
  2. They don’t want to be governed that want to be ruled over by a dictator, a self-proclaimed monarch.
  3. Like there leader, they have no moral authority or compass and are truly  “Christians” in name only.
  4. They are racist, even if they don’t believe it, realize it or are willing to admit it.
  5. They get all of their information, thoughts, and talking points from Fox News and believe everything they hear from Trump no matter how ludicrous it is.
  6. They aren’t patriots they are just part of a tribe.
  7. They don’t love our military or our veterans as much as they claim they do.
  8. They don’t love America or American ideals.

Who are these people? Nobody new, they have been with us for 200 plus years. They are our brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. They are people we will pass the mash potatoes too on Thursday. They will change the oil in our car on Friday. They will ring up our groceries on Saturday. And they will sit next to us at church on Sunday.

I am having a hard time giving thanks for them right now so I guess I will pray for this, I hope some of them will wake-up, soon. Their growth as human beings has been stunted by a man and a movement that has nothing to do with Judeo-Christian or American values, values I believe in, values I have raised my children to believe in.

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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13 Responses to Who are these people?

  1. I see in your picture a few of my neighbors, a Baptist church pastor, a cousin or two, a county commissioner and yes, my governor. None of them are black, none are Democrat, several have pledged money to trump’s wall. They love their MAGA hats and claim to be true patriots. They call me vile names because I don’t support their king wannabe. Like you, I look and wonder who are these people?

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  2. Brookingslib says:

    They get offended when you call them a cult. So, I’ll do it anyway. They’re a cult.

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    • maryplumbago says:

      Absolutely they are a cult! And a very dangerous one. The shock of trump starting in 2016 pales in comparison to this many truly …Horrible ? Ignorant? Racist? Stupid? Evil?….I just don’t know what word to use anymore. I just know they walk among us and there’s lots of them.

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      • Brookingslib says:

        I see them every day out here in the rural Southern Oregon coast Mary. Lots of bumper stickers, MAGA hats and the like. I have to admit, I look at them and think to myself, why? It’s obviously millions of people across the country. But, I do know they ARE a minority of the people overall. That’s something we can never lose sight of. And, some day, he’ll be gone. Sooner, rather than later, I hope!

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        • maryplumbago says:

          I wonder why people in rural areas like him so much. Oregon! Whoa..I thought it was mostly the South and Midwest.

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          • Nan says:

            The northern part of Oregon (Portland, et al) tends to be dominated by Democrats. Fortunately, they are the higher population areas so they usually carry the votes for the state. But So. Oregon leans quite heavily conservative. Not sure why the divide … probably has something to do with the income level. In any event, it can be rather difficult to avoid Trumpsters!

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          • maryplumbago says:

            Very hard where I’m at…Fla.

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          • maryplumbago says:

            Also you’d think the lower income areas would be more for the democrats and not the rep who favor the rich..

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          • Nan says:

            You’d think … 🤔

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          • Brookingslib says:

            Oregon is a reliably blue state. But it’s population centers are Portland and Eugene. Most of the Dem vote comes from there. The rest of the state is very rural though. Same with parts of Northern California, and Washington State. We’re also blessed to have two really good Senators in Oregon by the way. I know I’m being represented well in D.C. That’s a good thing!

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  3. Patricia says:

    I am convinced that the attendees at these rallies are there for entertainment value. I don’t believe they really care what Trump stands for, they just want to be entertained. Some just like that he makes them look acceptable with his crude ways.

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