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Letter: Let there be shunning of the Trump dystopians

In the 1960s scientists calculated that if earth’s mean temperature rises by just 2 degrees that the world’s glaciers will melt and sea levels will rise accordingly. Florida Evangelicals will be pleased to note that we have just crossed that threshold. Let the rapture begin. Hypnotists have long noted that 30 percent of the people are unaware 70 percent of the time. They use their recognition of these folks to go into an audience and pick out their subjects, who by the time they reach the stage are entranced by the hypnotist’s suggestions. 

One can see these daydreamers supporting Trump at his rallies and McConnell in the Senate, chanting “lock her up,” demanding chaos, defending nationalism and the absence of anthropogenic  global warming while villainizing globalism. They don’t have a clue that all life on the sphere is connected. The cadre of conservative talk show hosts, whose talking points are repeated by this 30 percent of the population, has not a clue how dangerous their suggestions are. There is neither a lie so bold, nor an action so underhanded that they would not repeat or perform it. Look to any of the gerrymandered, voter purged, voter ID’d, precinct closed, voter disenfranchised red states to see the deceit and pure evil this 30 percent has wrought. I wonder if the only way we can claw back to sanity is for the 70 percent to become mindful scumbags. Let there be shunning of the Trump dystopians.

John Hoffmann,

Carbondale