1. Trump will never make America great again for anyone making less than $1 billion annually. And, let's face it, for billionaires — this place has always been great.
I belong to a Facebook group whose members, according to the group's name, are there to improve the city where we all reside. Recently, someone posted a poll asking members to vote on the causes of our current spike in criminal activity. Here are the top three responses:
When I was a child, I was at my grandparents' house one weekend and I witnessed my grandmother yell an obscenity at my grandfather. It scared me and I began to cry. As she redirected her energy toward comforting me, I asked her why she was so mad at Pop Pop. She replied, "Pop Pop is a stinky Republican and it just makes Mimi so mad because she is a smart Democrat."
In 1765, the colonists cited "taxation without representation" as one of the grievances which eventually led to the American revolution. England imposed taxes on the colonists although they had no representatives in Parliament and their best interests were essentially of no matter to the Crown. They called this "tyranny" and rebelled against this form of government because it was unjust.
Politicians have numerous psychological ploys to garner support and sway constituents. One highly effective tool they use is inciting fear.