They feel unvalued. They feel stuck. They are mocked. And there is nothing they feel they can do about it.
Why Trump voters are not “complete idiots”
Chris Arnade
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When rioting and general unrest breaks out as a result of, for the sake of a topical example, heavy-handed policing, a lot of folk wonder aloud, “Why are they destroying their own neighborhoods?” When you feel the rule of law is broken and is being used to keep you down, you feel like you have nothing left to lose — and you’re also angry. This is partly why I think Trump is popular. Trump voters are rioting on a national scale, willing to set fire to the country, because, “Fuck it, right? We’re being kept down, what else have we got to lose?” (Not to say I condone Trump or his message. I think Trump is poison, a bigot and a populist who himself is part of the problem, preying on the insecurities of the people the system has marginalized.)

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