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Nov 5, 2020Liked by Sasha Stone

For me I can't help but think about how much divisiveness and vitriol will be left no matter who wins. And it is EVERYWHERE on all sides. You know I'm in recovery, and I was saying on social media (UGH) that I find the solution to our problems to be simple...tolerance, empathy, love...that we will be ok...and then I see..."people who say everything will be ok need to shut up. Our lives are a stake." Jeez. I mean...yes...but these are people who live in SoCal. BUT...what I really wanted to say is this. I tried to tell a friend of mine that not all Trump supporters were white supremacist racists who hate queer people. Some support Republican economics. Foreign policy. Others are pro life, etc. etc. There are many reasons to vote for Trump. And he pretty much said I was wrong, insane and a bad liberal. So yeah...I feel I could never say this anywhere but here honestly without facing an internet attack I'm not quite capable of handling. SO yeah. Thanks for your voice Sasha.

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I know. A weird thing for me is that I have been listening to and read three or four gay men who support Trump. And he has much support from black and hispanic voters. So I'm thinking - do people think they just don't know their own minds? I agree with you. That's how I feel. I just want to see people as people.

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Heard you on the Glenn Beck show. Thank goodness for speaking up. To me you are like the Andrew Tate of the world. He is the most Googled man in the past 6 months. He is the most misunderstood man. I kinda feel you may be too. There must be millions of you out there. I support your right to speak up. Form texas

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I voted Obama-Obama-Trump-Trump, having changed none of my political views (save on abortion) since I was a teenager in the 70s. Now have "become" a White Supremacist. Tell me how I am supposed to feel about that, and the people who call me that.

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Reality is not popular these days, whether it be Covid, Trump, politics in general, or the media. It really leaves a sour taste in ones mouth, a knot in ones gut. I voted Obama-Obama-Hilary. Like you, I just couldn't un-see things after a point, so instead of mocking Trump reflexively, I decided to check him out. The Mount Rushmore speech was a revelation. Then, as you found as well, the rallies ... the rallies! What a breath of fresh air! If nothing else it was invigorating to receive some positive energy (people who never watched a Trump rally will have no idea) for a change from Biden's snarling, seething, anger - all directed at Trump. I believe if his rallies were carried even halfheartedly by MSM Trump would have won in a landslide. Policies aside, to see him in "real life" (not as portrayed by the media) was just so damned appealing. Look at Reagan and Clinton to see how far appeal and charisma can get you. As it was, he almost took the election anyway.

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My respect and admiration only grow with every post.

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