“Isn’t it possible that we’re not right about everything? That those who live in places not where you live, watch shows that you don’t watch, and read books that you don’t read, have opinions and belief systems just as valid as yours? That maybe you don’t see the entire picture?”
No — it is not a mere difference of “place”, these people (Trumpets and Trumpettes) actively ignore what is around them, ignore the poor, the homeless, the veteran, the disabled, the disadvantaged, the unlucky. They watch far too much TV, and lack the critical thinking skills to comprehend when they are manipulated, they don’t read books at all, not even the Bibles they wave about when defending cake-bakers from baking cakes for gay weddings.
Note that the Bibles are not consulted when discussing refugees, despite the plain language of Matthew 25:25–36, or the lesser-known but more perfectly apt Isaiah 16:4 (“Let the Moabite fugitives stay with you; be their shelter from the destroyer. The oppressor will come to an end, and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the land.”)
The opinions offered by these people are not at all valid, because they lack a grasp of basic facts required to be acquainted with reality. It is these people who are so easily led by a demagogue, and so convinced that a “leader” who supports their preconceived bigotry and desperation, and their arrogance born of ignorance.
The reggae singer “Keida” sang it best — “If You Don’t Stand For Something, Ya Gonna Fall For Anything”