Why Trump Will Always be “My” President

  1. Run a good economy. Yes, fight climate change, but do it by quietly making non-carbon energy cheaper and carbon more expensive and by creating new jobs; and for god sake, say you’re “building a great economy,” not “fighting global warming.” The people who care about global warming will get it — you don’t need to convince them.
  2. Promote safety for all. I’ve written about this before, but when you talk about social justice, talk about it in the context of better protections for all. Stop talking about redressing historical wrongs, and stop making it sound like you’re going to let criminals commit crime. Give indifferent white people a reason to feel good about what you’re doing.
  3. Make cities a fun place to be. Liberals run all the major cities in America (except maybe a few in Texas, but who really cares about that disastrously constructed wasteland known as “Houston?”). Let’s be honest: most cities are a tragic mess. Liberals need to be the world’s best consumers of urban design, and then they need to build cities that are fun places to be. Not traffic-clogged homeless encampments. Show the rest of the country what they’re missing instead of sustaining the myth of cost-free elbow room in the exurbs and countryside.
  4. Stop engaging the Right. The Right isn’t acting in good faith, and the only way to win a battle with people like that is to not fight. Ignore them. Every time centrists engage with the Right’s points of view, those points of view are given a certain amount of legitimacy, even as those views get more and more extreme. People like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Donald Trump are trolls, and trolls thrive on attention and mudslinging. Dems, the left, liberals, and centrists are all trying to have a serious conversation, and they should have that conversation instead of telling people the obvious, like Marjorie Taylor Greene is a racist insurrectionist who is either stupid or cynical or equal parts both for saying that the Rothschilds have space lasers. Ideas like this that are completely outside any rational person’s definition of the sphere of discourse aren’t worth discussing. Hard as it might be: STOP TAKING THE BAIT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. You’re only feeding the narrative of a country at war with itself, because “close-minded liberals” [sic] are persecuting “regular Americans” [extra sic].

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Giuseppe Borghese III

Giuseppe Borghese III

I want to build a better human. One that can survive the troubles of our own making. One less insufferable than the narcissistic monster of today.