My love for Trump supporters

We all have multiple allegiances. My central allegiance is to my species. Our great human project, since our dawn, has been to facilitate good rewarding lives, striving for fulfillment, surmounting the challenges of an uncaring cosmos.I’m part of that, thus inspiring a fundamental sense of affinity with everyone else. This is my love for people. Collectively and individually.

This fundamental truth overwhelms our differences, including particulars of what people think and believe. My entire life’s been lived among other people mostly holding profoundly different metaphysical ideas. Ones that, frankly, I might consider insane but for being so widely shared. Yet of course that doesn’t make me see them as bad people or enemies. We all struggle to understand our ineffable reality.

So too for Trump supporters, with beliefs repugnant to me. That doesn’t make them bad people either. Loving their families, supporting their friends, doing their jobs, fulfilling their responsibilities; all of us human beings just living our lives as best we can, taking part in the great human story. Trumpers too come under the umbrella of my love.

America has always been a wonderful place for humans living out that story. We have just been sorely tested; and as a people we passed with flying colors. But the country still now faces powerful challenges. One is how we can live together. We need for Trump supporters to join with us in the great work ahead.

4 Responses to “My love for Trump supporters”

  1. robertbward Says:

    Well said, Frank. It made me think of the group that was the subject of an article in the TU this morning: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.timesunion.com/7dayarchive/amp/Braver-Angels-learn-to-cross-political-religious-15691322.php

    I love the new flag in front of your house.

    Bob

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  2. rationaloptimist Says:

    It’s an old flag. I “struck the colors” on November 9, 2016. On Wednesday we re-raised the flag, with a singing of the National Anthem.

  3. Don Bronkema Says:

    Trumpism, if rendered universal, would condemn mankind to extinction. So, legislate reforms that permit Trumpers to re-racinate w/honor.

  4. Don Bronkema Says:

    Universal Trumpism wood drive Man extinct, so legislate reforms permittingem to re-racinate.

    On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 5:13 PM The Rational Optimist wrote:

    > rationaloptimist posted: ” We all have multiple allegiances. My central > allegiance is to my species. Our great human project, since our dawn, has > been to facilitate good rewarding lives, striving for fulfillment, > surmounting the challenges of an uncaring cosmos.I’m part of tha” >

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