The moment that Corey Lewandowski responded to the story of a 10-year-old Down Syndrome girl being separated from her mother with a “Womp.Womp.” was the moment that America realized there was no point in trying to talk to a Trump supporter. People like Samantha Bee and Robert De Niro are taking some flack for responding to the administration’s antics with vulgarity, but Trump and his crew do not deserve civility or courtesy.
It is implied that if the left was nicer to the Trumpers, if the left could only refrain from using vulgarity, or if the left would quit making Nazi comparisons, then those on the other side might engage in or at the very least listen to civil discourse.
It is a lie.
Vulgarity and course language is a form of self-defense, and what better time to be defensive than when an administration tells the people bold-faced lies? Why should the left remain civil when Kjerstin Nielsen can go on national television and state “we do not have a policy of separating families at the border,” when the proof of our own eyes tell us otherwise? Why should the left remain civil when the FLOTUS wears a coat with the phrase “I really don’t care, do u?” printed on the back while visiting the detained minors? Why should the left remain civil when Stephen Miller laughs about enjoying pictures of suffering children being kept in cages?
When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time. -Maya Angelou
This is who they are. They are vile, callous, and sadistic. They revel in the pain of those they deem unworthy, and they aren’t afraid who knows it. Trump and his administration will never do anything that his base will deem too far. He has literally put babies in cages, and his base has found a way to defend the action.
It may be hard to fathom that a portion of the American population would not be moved by something as tragic as the death of one of those detained children, but they would not. They would find a way to rationalize it, just like they have rationalized every other abhorrent action this administration has taken.
“The dirty secret of fascism is that its appeal is not rational; it is, therefore, impervious to rational argument. You cannot talk someone out of a feeling of hatred.”
The left cannot wait around for Trump’s base to wake up or suddenly develop a moral code. It isn’t going to happen. We can refrain from using four-letter words, we can attempt to understand, and we can keep taking the high road, but it won’t change a single Trumper’s mind. They are lost.
Two years go Michelle Obama asked us to go high, when they go low. She appeared to tear up, as did many delegates, when she compared the groundbreaking nature of Clinton's candidacy to her husband's achievement as the first black president.
Breaking glass ceilings, she said, "is the story of this country … the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful and intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn."
As we all know - going high did not work. Shall we still be trying, or shall we tell Trump and his followers to fuck off?
Read more, “The Atrocities On Our Border Prove Trump’s Base Isn’t Worth Talking To” written by Katherine Cross posted by The Establishment on June 21, 2018