Thursday, 3 November 2016

What I learned after 100,000 miles on the road talking to Trump supporters

quote [ Donald Trump’s message resonates in the most forgotten corners of the US, because viewed from these places, America no longer seems a great country. ]

More American politics, sorry everyone. This seemed like an article which wasn't making apologies for the racism, cultural xenophobia, etc, that's driving Donald's support, but at the same time those fears don't come out of nowhere, and it's important to understand those stories.
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[by Spyike]
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sanepride said @ 6:41pm GMT on 3rd November
But it's not a class war in the solely economic sense, but also a cultural one. That is, between the 'cosmopolitan elite' and the 'Wall Mart shoppers'. True that the former tend to be the higher earners, but the boundaries also transcend traditional economic boundaries. If it was Bernie instead of Hillary vs. Trump, I sense the battle lines would have ended up in about the same place.

sanepride said @ 6:42pm GMT on 3rd November
But it's not a class war in the solely economic sense, but also a cultural one. That is, between the 'cosmopolitan elite' and the 'Wall Mart shoppers'. True that the former tend to be the higher earners, but the boundaries also transcend traditional economic considerations. If it was Bernie instead of Hillary vs. Trump, I sense the battle lines would have ended up in about the same place.


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sanepride said @ 6:41pm GMT on 3rd November
But it's not a class war in the solely economic sense, but also a cultural one. That is, between the 'cosmopolitan elite' and the 'Wall Mart shoppers'. True that the former tend to be the higher earners, but the boundaries also transcend traditional economic considerations. If it was Bernie instead of Hillary vs. Trump, I sense the battle lines would have ended up in about the same place.



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