Musings of a newbie speculative fiction writer and bibliophile
Nice post.I gave up on Americans when they voted Bush back in for a second term. When you lived in the States did you read Mad Magazine or Cracked? Cracked is now an Internet magazine, with words and Youtube style funny commentary. Today I found a not-very-funny look at how angry rural Americans voted for Trump like throwing a brick through a window. Here it is:http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-trumps-rise-that-no-one-talks-about/
I remember reading Mad but not Cracked. Thanks for the link. I've been trying to understand what happened, and that article helps. We have the same issues in Finland, but on a smaller scale. A populist party called Perussuomalaiset went from fringe to mainstream on platforms like limiting immigration, anti-EU opinions, and sticking up for traditional values. Their support kind of fizzled when they couldn't deliver what they promised. As a liberal city-dweller, I don't agree with their politics, but I get where they came from. After they won, I feel that people took it as permission to dispense with any politicsl correctness and to say what they really think. And we've had multiple scandals when those politicians express their openly racist or homophobic views. At least they've been called out on it, mostly, and some have been dismissed from the party, but their legacy remains. I guess it's a worldwide phenomenon.
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