Documenting Anti-Trump Sentiment on Blue Tribe Facebook

This will be fun.

So, the anti-Trump hysteria has reached a fevered pitch, with the unsurprising adherence to Godwin’s law in full effect. “He’s Hitler,” proclaims people supremely annoyed by Donald Trump’s over-the-top rhetoric. (Meditate on that for a second.) See for yourself:

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Put more succinctly:

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And of course the “hate speech” trope is levied on the Trump, and with gusto:

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The eagerness to disown – or in social media parlance, defriend – anyone who has warm feelings toward Trump (I suppose I’d include myself among them, by default; you don’t criticize people who hate Trump without suggesting that you don’t) is also on full display:

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Don’t argue. Don’t even try to debate. Just go away.

Another Facebook acquaintance upped the ante, opting to do the dirty work of mass defriending all by himself. After all, you can’t trust Trump supporters to choose to remove themselves from your cyberlife. You have to go find them. Root them out!

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Yikes. Note the third comment, however. Perhaps a glimmer of hope.

The dig at “uneducated white guys,” from a white guy no less, gives credence to the notion of a deep and growing cultural civil war among whites, in which minorities act mostly as abstractions with which to score political-moral victories over lesser paleskins. It’s a somewhat pathetic state of affairs, but here we are.

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4 Responses to Documenting Anti-Trump Sentiment on Blue Tribe Facebook

  1. tom merle says:

    So true. The vitriol goes far beyond the Trump proposal as hate speech. None of the critics mention the temporary nature of the suspension. We are at war … among ourselves.

    Sure The Donald is an opportunist and demagogue. He really doesn’t care about being a candidate. All of his assertions are made to build the Trump brand.

  2. I knew we were in a different environment when NBC Nightly News coverage of Trump’s Muslim ban was a 8 minute editorial against Trump. Going Godwin is now seen as a sacred duty.

  3. Nelson Kerr says:

    I have removed people from my friends list due to being fans of Trump. I am unwilling to spend the time and effort, or a probably futile , attempt to convince an adult that openly lying, fascism, and religious bigotry are bad things. If you are an adult and have not learned those things, you are most likely not worth the applies to Trump’s followers

  4. Thomas Bartlett says:

    A big “Like” to Nelson Kerr. There are limits to what is admissible in fora where honest can be attempted.

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