It’s Just My Opinion

We no longer rely on facts. With the explosion of the internet and sites like Facebook and Twitter, everyone has an OPINION. And most opinions are scary as hell.

Since Trump has taken office, fact checking has exploded and has become the norm, for the majority of Americans and the world. Most of the FAKE news is propaganda by foreign countries, like Russia. Yet, people believe what they read, they don’t stop to question it or balance it with fact checking.

The Dunning-Kruger effect explains that the problem isn’t just that they are misinformed; it’s that they are completely unaware that they are misinformed. This creates a double burden. The Psychology Behind Donald Trump’s Unwavering Support.

In a recent news feed on Facebook, a friend posted an anti-Trump post. The hate that spewed in the comment sections showed how much our country is divided but this one line stood out…

Not trying to convince anybody, just expressing an opinion.

This was his opinion…

Mike, believe what you want. IMHO Obama was the most divisive, destructive, president we have had in the last 100 years. Just my opinion so no need to try and convince me otherwise. Obviously many agree with my point of view or somebody so far out of the political loop like Trump never would have been elected. It was a reaction to eight years of Obama.

Someone, who genuinely wanted to understand why he felt that way, followed up and asked, “I’ve heard this narrative a lot. I’m curious and seriously asking , what did Obama do(one example is fine) that was divisive and destructive? I just want to see your perspective.”

His response, “Not trying to convince anybody, just expressing an opinion.”

You see this a lot, especially with Trump supporters. They express their opinion, but there is no substance in which to back it.

With a country in turmoil due to Trump’s lack of leadership, it is astonishing that people still believe in him. Most of the people in the world are constantly confounded by the blind following and acceptance of such an indescribably and obviously corrupt and lawless human being.

This begs the question — has a Trump supporter, then in your OPINION, do you agree that it is okay:

To be a racist

To demean women.

To lie repeatedly.

To cheat.

To break the law over and over again. And get away with it.

To incite violence.

To reward corruption.

To steal from the taxpayers.

To turn your back on the American people.

To scorn our allies.

To align yourself with Russian and other Communist leaders.

To destroy the environment.

To make your rich friends richer.

To suppress voter’s rights and rig elections.

To kill Americans.

And that is just to name a small portion of what Trump has done while in office.

The above are FACTS, not opinions.

Before you vote in the election take a long hard look at what Trump represents and has actually done, not what he wants you to believe. Investigate, be open-minded, look deep in your soul. Is the above what you really want for America? For your family? For your children’s future?

Take a step away from politics and party affiliation. Vote on what is best for the country. You cannot run a country on OPINIONS. It is ran on facts.

Trump is not the savior of America. He is the cause of its destruction. And that is a fact, not an opinion.

His relentless assault on truth and the institutions of democracy — his provocations and abuse of power, his psychological instability and his emotional volatility, his delusions and his incompetence — are unlike anything we’ve seen before. He needs to be stopped. And his supporters can’t say, as they did in 2016, that they just didn’t know. Now we know. It’s not too late — it’s never too late — to do the right thing. — Why Trump Supporters Can’t Admit Who He Really Is

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“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” MLK

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My creative self needs an outlet, I do this with writing and photography and the occasional thought and opinion.

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