Back in the old days, when I was teaching composition at College of the Redwoods, one of the techniques I would teach for writing a good introduction was to use a famous quotation to support the thesis. Here is mine: “There are none so blind as those who will not see.”
When I watch videos of Trump rallies, it literally makes me sick to my stomach. There is so much anger, so much fear.There is no rational thinking.
Who are these people who chant “Lock her up” and “Build a wall” like trained parrots?
Who are these women who support a man who brags about groping women?
Who are these black people who support an outright racist?
Who are these Hispanic people who support a man who has reduced their race to murderers and rapists?
Can’t they see that this man is a phony, a liar, a con man?
Can’t they see that he is a disgrace to everything that is decent about this country?
Apparently they don’t want to.
What ever happened to “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”?
What ever happened to the values that this country was founded upon: courage and compassion?
Here is the second part of the quotation I used in my introduction: “The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.”
Bill Morris, Eureka