GOOD IDEA –
Taking a minute to understand why Donald Trump is doing so well in the US presidential gongshow. Frustration. People are frustrated. Names white people. Angry middle and lower class white people.
They’re angry because they feel attacked all the time. You don’t have to think they’re right or even agree, but when you’re constantly being told you’re part of the [problem you will naturally gravitate towards the perosn saying you’re not. You’re going to wave the flag for the person who promises to stand up for you.
That’s what Trump is doing. They turn on the news and see things like Oscars so White leading up to the academy awards and they feel like their whiteness is being equated to oppression. It makes them feel like they’re being expected to feel guilty about the colour of their skin.
That’s not the intent obviously, but what do you expect. You’ve got millions of white Americans that live below the poverty line and they keep getting the term white privilege thrown in their faces. When you eat three quarters of your meals from a can, you come from a broken home and have no hope of ever getting a post secondary education but you’re being told that because of the colour of your skin you’re privileged … you’re gonna get pissed off and resent your perceived accusers. That’s just human nature regardless of race.
Trump knows this, and he’s using that anger and frustration to his benefit and at this point it’s hard to think the guy won’t win.