I write a lot about MAGA folks (Make America Great Again) in trying to understand why they so enthusiastically support such a defective person. I often write about them as if they were some monolithic mass who rose from the swamps of time. Of course, I know that they are just a hodgepodge of disenchanted groups who all have one thing in common.
It isn’t a coincidence that the largest group are probably older white Evangelical males who fear that they are the last generation of their type. They see the world changing so quickly, and they are fighting to their last breath to keep that from happening. If only they could realize that staking themselves out in defense of a very flawed person will likely end up as the primary reason for that to actually happen.
Maybe not the majority but another big portion of MAGA are people are racists. They see that they finally have someone in the White House who thinks like they do. They are empowered by the hateful racist words of #CO3 (current Oval Office occupant) to come out from their hiding places and try to take back the world to where they were in charge and things always remained the same.
Then there are people who believe almost anything put in front of them. Many are conspiracy theorists that are convinced that everyone in the Democratic Party are pedophiles or worse. Q-Non is the most active conspiracy theory going around now. #CO3 has been conspiracy theory minded his entire life, he is one of them.
Another significant group are those that just don’t trust government to any degree. Some are Libertarians but most are just anti- everything. They don’t like stoplights as that makes them stop when they don’t want to. They don’t want anyone to tell them what to do.
Finally, maybe the smallest group by population but the most significant on influence are a portion of the 4% that controls 66% of all the wealth. They know that when a Democratic administration comes in they will have to pay more in taxes. I’m not saying that anyone who is wealthy is in this boat but there is enough greed in that group to do permanent damage to our democracy.
I’m sure I have forgotten a few of these disparate groups, but I think that pretty much covers MAGA, at least in my view. Fear drives them all to do extreme things to keep change from happening.
Do you really want this hodgepodge of misfits to keep this guy in office???