OUR POLITICAL DIVIDE:
NORMAL VS DYSFUNCTIONAL AMERICANS
This writer struggled to understand what happened to some of my fellow Americans during and after the 2016 presidential election. Eventually I coined the term “Normal Americans” as a shorthand way to describe the majority of Americans, and to distinguish them from those screaming in the streets, having hissy fits on social media and threatening & demonizing their fellow Americans.
Professional people, basement dwellers and many in between are so full of hate for their fellow Americans that they were & are breaking the law to express their rage. Those without power & authority “merely” vandalize, physically attack & trash-talk others. Those with some modicum of power & authority, such as the Oregon State Bar, Facebook and educators, violate the civil rights of Trump supporters by threatening them & preventing them from exercising their First Amendment rights.
ALL TRUMP HATERS ARE NOT BASEMENT
DWELLERS & COUCH SURFERS
After the election, people I had known for decades were suddenly behaving like little kids throwing temper tantrums. They were so full of rage & rathe that they were lashing out at long-term friends who voted for Trump. They were calling family members “racist,” “stupid,” “idiots,” “mother-f**kers,” seemingly unconcerned that such words were likely to sever relationships.
Clinton voters came to work the day after the election to bully and harass co-workers who supported Trump. Too many supervisors allowed this abuse because, after all, Trump voters “deserved” what they got. Couch surfers and basement dwellers rioted in the streets the very next day, and have continued rioting to this day.
AMERICA HATERS ARE A TINY, TINY MINORITY:
BUT THE LOUDEST & NASTIEST
Since the 2016 election, dysfunctional Americans, a small, small minority, have taken over the national stage with their histrionics. Of course, these people existed before 2016, but they hid their sociopathic tendencies behind masks of normalcy.
When Donald J. Trump won the election on November 8, 2016, their masks came off. For some, they were just too dysfunctional to control themselves any longer. Their masks naturally fell off in their rage against Normal Americans. Other Dysfunctional Americans no longer felt the need to hide their hatred for their fellow Americans and their country.
WHERE DO TRUMP VOTERS LIVE?
“I’VE NEVER MET ONE”
This writer belatedly woke up to this insanity when I attended a gathering of fellow attorneys six days after Trump’s inauguration. This event was such a cold slap upside my head that I resolved to get involved in activities to support our president* as he struggles to save our country, our culture & support Normal Americans.
Prior to 2016 I knew I was surrounded by Liberals. After all, I live in Liberal Fantasyland: the Portland Metro Area. Nevertheless, I was not aware that so many Liberals were mentally unbalanced. They hid it well. In fact, Portland was the epicenter of the Antifa thuggery movement.
On January 26, 2017, a room full of “professional women” denied that Trump voters were fellow Americans, insisted that they didn’t know where these lowly creatures resided. This, despite the fact that 79,000 of their neighbors voted for Trump.
Clinton received only 90,000 votes in our county. Not exactly a landslide. So, obviously, these “creatures” were all over the place. Apparently, these arrogant Clinton voters had not noticed their Conservative neighbors before November, 2016, and certainly had no interest in getting to know them.
The Oregonian Newspaper, Oregon’s largest newspaper, has long been a promoter for Democrats and Liberal policies. Nevertheless, they published an article about this sorry sobfest.
SOME TRUMP HATERS ARE LOONIER THAN OTHERS
Some members of “the resistance” no longer feel the need to hide their lunacy. By exposing themselves, they think they can overwhelm and intimidate Normal Americans into silence, into hiding in the shadows again. If Normal Americans are too afraid to voice their thoughts, then Liberals appear to be the majority, which they are not.
Long after DHS & FBI declared Antifa thugs to be domestic terrorists, these psychotic Americans are still at it. Seemingly unconcerned about developing felony records that will negatively affect their futures, many can be counted on to join each & every scheduled riot. Some, paid by various Leftist organizations long bent on destroying the United States, are “making a living” going from city to city to riot, to vandalize and beat up their fellow Americans.
HATE-AMERICA RIOTS ARE
FUNDED BY WEALTHY LEFTISTS
In the Portland Metro Area Normal Americans discovered in the 1990s not to put political bumper stickers on their cars, lest Liberals vandalize them. Even though we live in an “upper-class” low-crime suburb, in 2004 this writer caught a trespasser in our driveway starting to damage our car because he did not like our small “Veterans For Bush” sticker.
The Bush re-election sign on our front lawn lasted about two days. THAT was the first and last time we displayed any political thoughts for others to see. That was then, this is now. Regardless of the dangers, even Normal Americans living in this area are starting to stand up for themselves, thanks to the support of the President of the United States.
NORMAL AMERICANS ARE AT THE
END OF THEIR TOLERANCE
Normal Americans have been so tolerant for so long that Liberals took us for granted. We allowed them to run roughshod over us for decades, inch by inch dominating every aspect of American life and our public institutions and, inch by inch chipping away at our freedoms.
Maybe Dysfunctional Americans can be forgiven for misjudging the majority’s tolerance. Our tolerance has been exhausted, and we are finally starting to fight back.* With President Trump’s support Normal Americans have finally found their collective backbone.
Diane L. Gruber
*I, for one, am devoting several hours every day (sometimes the entire day), almost each day, doing something to help my country crawl out of the hole Liberals have put us in. If each of us made some small effort daily or weekly through 2020’s election, we will find that America may be moving in the right direction by 2024 to save it from collapse. We owe it to future generations to ensure they inherit the same freedoms we did.