This is literally what I realized finally. I know Trump supporters. I work with trump supporters in the trades. Many of them had a huge hit to there 401ks. Lost work due to the pandemic and have literally suffered under this dude. But if you ask them if they will vote for him again then they’ll joyfully tell you yes. I literally told them that we made more money under Obama and they didn’t care. They don’t even REMEMBER because to them Obama was the worst president ever. A liberal antichrist that wanted to give those horrible liberal tax leaches more free money. These people don’t give a fuck if they suffer under trump.
They want to suffer. They believe that through working hard for the rest of there lives that they’ll be able to compare themselves to others and wear that “hard work” as a badge of honor. Like yea, life’s tough that doesn’t mean you have to live it miserably forever. But you can’t change these people. Change to them is bad and they can’t handle it. Yep. In the meantime, the ruling class keeps pushing this narrative on to the right in order to keep siphoning money away from us by keeping terrible policies in place. My dad wears that “badge” of a voluntary life of turmoil by having a back so bad he can barely walk anymore. He’s only 59.