How can I tell whether you likely voted for Trump?

What is the difference between someone who votes for the Republican nominee and the Democratic Party nominee

This is not the whole truth, there are lots of shades of gray, and yet, especially in the current elections, this is what I have observed on the people I had an opportunity to observe.

  • 1. The less distinctions someone had the more likely they voted for Trump.Distinctions are the patterns smart, intelligent people use to navigate life, to produce results, to tell truth from falsehood.Trump voters are almost blank in this regard. No distinctions... black and white.
  • 2. The less someone was willing, able or trust themselves to do anything for themselves other than scream bloody murder, the more likely they voted for Trump.
    Which is, when you look at the fact that Trump voters can't tell the difference between one thing and another, makes a lot of sense.Also, when you are someone who can't do, won't do, can't see yourself doing... your knee jerk reaction is: it is somebody else's fault.And when someone as unpolished as yourself comes around and screams bloody murder, you are sure you are hearing "freedom calls".
  • 3. The less you give a hoot about other people, including everyone, by the way, not just the less fortunate than you, the more likely you have voted for Trump.The fact that you don't care about others says more than that you are uncaring. It says that... but it also says that you live in a scarcity mindset: it is never enough for you, and it is never it for you.You see the world as a zero-sum game: for someone to win, someone needs to lose... You are actually attracted to that world: someone losing gives you Schadenfreude... gleeful pleasure at someone else's misery.You want. And someone has to lose for you to get it.
  • 4. You are not an intellectual. Intellectually you are incurious, and unpolished. I am not saying that you are uncouth... because you may look polished, because looks and appearances are very important to you. But you are skin deep.And when someone scratches your skin, you get angry. Hell... furious.
  • 5. Owning up to your mistakes, shortcomings, and hidden desires is near impossible or hard for you.

Now let's see if the Clinton voters are any better:

  • Being a democrat has always been the dominion of the educated, the intelligentsia.
  • People grew up with books in the home, reading, and it was a no-question that they will be learned.
  • And another major characteristics of the educated: they, by virtue of their wider cone of vision, are more able and willing to include others and their interests in their view.They care. They don't want to care: they do. Why? It came in the DNA.

Are these major characteristics true for every voter in the United States?

Let me muscle test the accuracy of the above statements: 95% accuracy.

Which means, there are 5% who voted opposite to what they were "supposed to" vote, according to their inner nature.

80% of my site's visitors voted for Trump.

I have been having bouts of sobbing since the election.

I find myself in bad company.

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Dear friends,

The unimaginable has happened. President Trump.

And worse, there are Trumps in every town. Threatening all our democracies.

What's most important now is to build a global movement to stop them. Over 2 million of us have signed the open letter, below, from the world to Trump, and it's been covered across major media. Now it's a manifesto for the next 4 years -- one that will run as a full page ad in major papers and project onto Trump Tower in New York. Help it become an even more powerful message -- forward it widely and sign below:

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Dear Mr. Trump,

This is not what greatness looks like.

The world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry. We reject your support for torture, your calls for murdering civilians, and your general encouragement of violence. We reject your denigration of women, Muslims, Mexicans, and millions of others who don’t look like you, talk like you, or pray to the same god as you.

Facing your fear we choose compassion. Hearing your despair we choose hope. Seeing your ignorance we choose understanding.

As citizens of the world, we stand united against your brand of division.

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Last thing: do I like Hillary Clinton? No, have never liked her. But one thing I am sure of: if she makes changes, it will not be in the direction of the far right, the religious bigots, the uneducated and entitled gun-slinging "majority" that makes, gasp, America so American.

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3 thoughts on “How can I tell whether you likely voted for Trump?”

  1. This post on the election is really way off. It strains your credibility that you wrote it, and most of the other stuff on this site is interesting. I am certain that as many people with high degrees and good intelligence voted for Trump as Hillary. Maybe not as many college professors, but “intellectual” means different things to different people.

  2. Instead of publishing it as an article, I am including Rob Brezsny’s answer to people like Kay and the 80% of the readers of this blog.

    I will bold the most important parts… most important and non-political essence:

    This ezine is also available online at http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/756_2/756_2-2016.11.15.02.52.archive.txt

    Rob Brezsny’s Astrology Newsletter

    November 16, 2016

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    See a pretty version of this newsletter: http://bit.ly/2fPqNMW

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    Some readers have been surprised by the fact that I’m heartbroken and outraged about Trump’s victory. “It’s not pronoiac to be so sad and angry,” one person said.

    To correct that misunderstanding, here’s a relevant passage from my book *Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia*:

    Pronoia is fueled by a drive to cultivate happiness and a determination to practice an aggressive form of gratitude that systematically identifies the things that are working well. But it is not a soothing diversion meant for timid Pollyannas strung out on optimistic delusions.

    It’s not a feel-good New Age fantasy used to deny the harsh facts about existence. Those of us who perceive the world pronoiacally refuse to be polite shills for sentimental hopefulness.

    On the contrary, we build our optimism not through a repression of difficulty, but rather a vigorous engagement with it. We understand that the best way to attract blessings is to grapple with the knottiest enigmas.

    Each fresh puzzle is a potential source of future bliss — an exciting teaching that may usher us to our next breakthrough.

    Do you want to be a pronoiac player? Blend anarchistic rebelliousness with open-hearted exuberance. Root your insurrectionary fervor in expansive joy instead of withering hatred. Enjoy saying “no!” but don’t make it the wellspring of your vitality. Be fueled by blood-red yeses that rip against the grain of comfortable ugliness.

    The wise Charles Eisenstein writes:

    “We are exiting an old story that explained to us the way of the world and our place in it. Some may cling to it all the more desperately as it dissolves, looking perhaps to Donald Trump to restore it, but their savior has not the power to bring back the dead.

    “Neither would Clinton have been able to preserve America as we’d known it for too much longer. We as a society are entering a space between stories, in which everything that had seemed so real, true, right, and permanent comes into doubt.

    “For a while, segments of society have remained insulated from this breakdown (whether by fortune, talent, or privilege), living in a bubble as the containing economic and ecological systems deteriorate. But not for much longer.

    “Not even the elites are immune to this doubt. They grasp at straws of past glories and obsolete strategies; they create perfunctory and unconvincing shibboleths (Putin!), wandering aimlessly from ‘doctrine’ to ‘doctrine’ – and they have no idea what to do.

    Their haplessness and half-heartedness was plain to see in this election, their disbelief in their own propaganda, their cynicism.

    When even the custodians of the story no longer believe the story, you know its days are numbered. It is a shell with no engine, running on habit and momentum.”

    Read Charles Eisenstein’s whole piece: http://charleseisenstein.net/hategriefandanewstory/

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    I’m not naïve. In my years on the planet, I have witnessed and experienced the atrocities of racism, misogyny, homophobia, militarism, nativism, plutocracy, hate-mongering, and bigotry of many stripes.

    Since I was 16 years old, I have fought these evils. That’s why I have had knives brandished at me by bigots — bottles thrown at me and insults hurled at me. While participating in political protests, I have been tear-gassed and clubbed by police. I have felt the barrel of a cop’s gun against my head, and have been strip-searched and harassed by law enforcement officers.

    And much, much more. I won’t mention here all the abuses I’ve seen directed at gay, female, black, Hispanic, or impoverished people I care about.

    And yet I am finding it a challenge to fully integrate the fact that 60 million Americans just voted for a person whose own words have revealed him to be a racist, misogynist, homophobic, militaristic, plutocratic hate-mongerer. I’m heartbroken. My grief and anger are deep.

    I’m open to the possibility that some redemption will ultimately emerge from this tragedy, even it takes decades. I will search for and work to create that redemption.

    But for now it’s my duty to explore the teachings of this pain.

    One thing that’s important to my process is to ask whether my perceptions of Trump’s dangerous intentions are real. Am I projecting my fears onto him? Have I been fooled into exaggerating his terror? So far, my answers to those questions is “No.” I invite you to send me good evidence to the contrary.

    Here are compilations of the evidence Trump himself has provided:

    http://tinyurl.com/gunpsq7

    http://tinyurl.com/gu63a6k

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    A voice in my dream said to me: “I believe redemption will come from this disaster — that the Trump election is a desperation move to preserve a dying paradigm. And I affirm that the work to birth the new paradigm requires me to steadfastly practice the seemingly impossible discipline of love.”

    Here’s how I replied to the voice in my dream: I agree. But we also need the fuel of our anger. Which is why I’m meditating on these questions:

    How do we summon the right blend of practical love and constructive anger?

    How do we refrain from hating other people even as we fight fiercely against the hatred and danger they have helped unleash?

    How do we cultivate cheerful buoyancy even as we neutralize the bigoted, autocratic poisons that are on the loose?

    How can we be both wrathful insurrectionaries and exuberant lovers of life?

    How can we stay in a good yet unruly mood as we overthrow the mass hallucinations that are metastasizing?

    In the face of the danger, how do we remain intensely dedicated to building beauty and truth and justice and love even as we keep our imaginations wild and hungry and free?

    Can our struggle also be a form of play?

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    A reader who is upset about my outrage at the election results sent me this meme: “Believe there is good in the world.”

    Here’s my response: For more than a decade, I have been a tireless advocate for the importance of believing there is good in the world. But if we believers in the world’s wonder and glory fail to identify and acknowledge the world’s suffering, our advocacy is empty and feeble; our credibility is zero.

    To celebrate the good — indeed, to create and cultivate the good — we must deal regularly with the darkness.

    And I’ll add what I learned from my teacher, Robert Hartman: if you want good to live in the world, you need to know evil intimately. I paraphrased it… but you can get the gist.

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. ~Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime. He spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Germany, 1937.

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