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  • Writer's pictureChristopher McHale

Can you list five reputable individuals from various professional fields who endorse Trump?

The appeal of Trump seems predominantly to those outside the realm of conventional seriousness or credibility. Weird, right? I really can't think of another situation like this in my lifetime.

I'm talking across a wide range of fields including literature, entertainment, international politics, academia, business, local government, music, science, and the arts. The serious people just don't show up for Trump.

The phenomenon raises questions about the types of personalities and professionals drawn to Trump's leadership, suggesting a tilt towards those considered less serious or perhaps more manipulative, insincere, or predatory by some standards. This pattern is both intriguing and concerning.

Addressing the phenomenon of certain types of personalities and professionals being drawn to specific political figures, like Trump, requires a multifaceted approach:

1. Education and Awareness: Enhance education systems to foster critical thinking, media literacy, and a deep understanding of political ideologies and their impacts on society. An informed populace is more likely to make decisions based on thoughtful analysis rather than charisma or populism.

2. Encourage Diverse Representation: Actively promote and support the involvement of individuals from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds in the political process. This includes encouraging reputable individuals from the fields of science, education, arts, and business to participate in political discourse and potentially pursue political office.

3. Civic Engagement: Encourage active participation in the democratic process beyond just voting. This can include volunteering for campaigns, attending town hall meetings, and engaging in civil discourse with individuals holding differing views to understand multiple perspectives better.

4. Promote Ethical Leadership: Support leaders who demonstrate integrity, accountability, and a commitment to serving the public interest. Ethical leadership can inspire confidence and attract support from serious and reputable individuals across various sectors.

5. Strengthen Institutions: Work towards strengthening the institutions that underpin democracy, such as the judiciary, the free press, and electoral systems, to ensure they can act as checks and balances on power and encourage a more serious and respectful political environment.

6. Dialogue and Reconciliation: Facilitate dialogues between different societal groups to bridge divides and promote understanding. Recognizing shared values and common goals can help mitigate polarization and encourage cooperation among diverse groups.

Implementing these strategies can contribute to creating a political landscape that attracts and values contributions from reputable and serious individuals across all sectors of society, enhancing the quality of leadership and governance.

All of that is reasonable. But reason is the enemy of MAGA. That's a little terrifying. And a 2nd Trump presidency is entirely possible. Most terrifying of all.

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Mar 21

Uneducated, Uninvolved, Unethical - just the way they like them ("I love the uneducated!"). That's why they are trying to tear down the institutions we rely upon - Dept of Justice, free press, electoral systems. Divide and conquer - it has worked before.

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