Why Trump Supporters Need to Demonize Democrats — and How Our Silence Helps Them Do This

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Demonizing anything is intended to create and promote fear.

Representative government like that of the United States of America is a luxury, one that people have rarely experienced in human history. The desire of those demonizing the Democrats shares an outlook that takes away from that ideal and which is more than suggestive of the outlook of the dictators and one-party leaders named above.

It is an outlook that opposes our country’s bedrock foundation. We let it flourish if we stay silent. Our outcome may not reach the levels of violence and the loss of individual and social rights in dictatorships — yet — but if we stay silent and allow the demonization to continue, we encourage more of it to appear.

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Storyteller and dreamer. I write about the English language, being human, the magic of life, and metaphysics. www.regina-clarke.com

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