There are two types of people. The minority right or left-wing, and the majority — in the middle. How this in the middle lot,vote is what we are talking about.
People are inherently decent.
But history has time and again shown, how relatively easy it was to prejudice one group against the other. Humans are intensely clan oriented. Even a slight difference in looks is noted deeply and invisible clan boundaries are drawn. Then there are perceived differences between clans that are stereotyped deeply. There will be negative and positives here for every clan.
Those who are divisive and have an agenda to suppress or profit from others, can easily work on the negative clan stereotype, exaggerate it and use it to split the vote bank based on clans; in which case the majority will eventually win.
For democracy to work, people need to be overall unprejudiced. Else it is just a majority clan over the other, and clan dynamics will start to emerge, which creates a sense of unfairness and eventually a frail, fearful and untrusting society. We have seen how strong and big nations have risen when people were able to look at the best of the other clans and work together; and how fast such a nation has got degraded when the reverse has happened. One can spend the force-directed inwards to stabilize or outside in the pursuit of real greatness.
It is a hard choice to go against clan dynamics, but I hope for the sake of a better world, each American does.
Yes giving out when you are lacking at home is stupid, but the right answer is not the reverse, but a moderation. WHO is bureaucratic and stupid, all human structures are. The right way is not to reject, not to be too selfish and use all the real excuses that can be used. The same for the excuse of using excessive force; or for that matter the excuse of unrest to loot and burn property. See this not as clan characteristic, but individual dynamics- there are rotten apples everywhere, but they are not the real excuse that you want to use to lie to yourself. Because deep down if you have hate, you need to confront it and root it out. Else there is no hope, for a person or for a country.
I remember these lines from one of the most powerful books ever written. I can place this right next to the Bible, as it describes love as it has never been described before. This is not so about ‘hippy, liberal, love’, but more important and easier to grasp.
From all this, we may learn that there are two races of men in this world, but only these two — the “race” of the decent man and the “race” of the indecent man. Both are found everywhere; they penetrate into all groups of society. No group consists entirely of decent or indecent people. Victor Frankl — Man’s Search for Meaning
True Greatness is looking outwards not just inwards. See how the latter has broken a lot of countries. Hope America becomes really Great Again.