I applaud your sentiment, with one point — I think you’re making the case that “they” do deserve it.

I think the countries affected — I’m speaking from the UK here — need to lance the boil of the Culture Wars that were started deliberately in order to to manipulate voting patterns.

Let’s face it absolutely nobody was thinking about voting for Trump before 2016: Trump as president was instead, a running gag in one films and cartoons.

So Trump voters don’t exist, is what I am proposing. There is no “they” to speak of. Lest I be misunderstood: there is nevertheless a ragtag assemblage of operatives and ne’er-do-wells who will happily coalesce around an opportunity like Trump. The Bannons, the Stones, the Jones, the Manaforts…

However groups that were minded to vote for Trump clearly were identified, targeted and motivated.

And there are multiple groups: someone will abandon him this time around.

And for many of those who supported him, I can get it: I remember seeing a documentary in 2016 and thinking, those people are scared and they thought Trump was their salvation.

Personally I think “more fool them”, but I can’t in all good conscience deny their feeling of peril.

And this is result of long-term trends in the the Anglo-Saxon capitalist world, I would suggest; where simply making a living and getting by is becoming harder and harder…

If we don’t recognise that this is morally wrong and also a clear and present danger to a civil society, let’s be clear, we will end up with another Trump play at some point. Because it’s an open goal and the groups exploiting it will say “it would be rude not to accept the gift”.

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