A sociologist on what drives Trump supporters

In this interview Democracy Now talks with a sociologist that went into the heart of Louisiana to see what motivates Trump supporters. She talks of the deep story they feel, which doesn’t account for facts. It feels like the government makes all these rules that favor minorities and immigrants at their expense. What she doesn’t say is that this deep narrative has been implanted in them by the 1%, the real cause of their suffering. They are the ones who create this deep story so that these genuinely angry and disenfranchised people direct those feelings away from them and onto the system, minorities and immigrants. And Trump is a master manipulator feeding this story while his actual history shows he couldn’t give one shit about any of these people.

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About theurj

Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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