Thanksgiving dinner (in Canada). Hoped to avoid the topic, tried to. Don't even know how they got me started but I ended up stating some reasons why I would vote for Trump if presented with the choice. I horrified everybody. The power of the narrative is real. They are convinced Trump is literally going to purge colored-skin people from the country and start shooting them. They are convinced Trump is going to team up with Putin to subdivide more empire among themselves. They really are convinced that Trump is a racist misogynist. They are convinced the day Trump wins the election, his supporters will start burning mosques and running wild lynching minorities, police all over the country will open fire on blacks, and so on. I was told how shocking my position was, since I had always been a fellow progressive, it was unbelievable to them that I could join the confederate bigots.
I'm in awe. They were berating me, while themselves regurgitating the narrative that is on its face untrue. That hive mind terrifies me. I have never, ever, ever, seen a more powerful mind control narrative successfully convince people of Straw Man Trump, not the real man running for office.
Being a hard worker who values continuous improvement, honesty, and work ethic - I proudly take my place with Les Deplorables. Maaaah.