60 + million of us imagined the deplorable situation America finds itself in because we had civics classes in school apparently many didn't, read history, talked to relatives who like some of us, experienced Nixon and Reagan and before them, the depression, fascism and WWII. We are the people who think critically and understand republican democracy compared to authoritarianism.
The other 60+ million didn't and mostly still don't. They really don't care about democracy.....they only care about their own small bubble. That goes too for the few million Stein and Johnson voters who do not understand the give and take of democracy and also live in their own little bubbles and ultimately, gave us the Presidential choice of the first 60+ million above. They live in their own authoritarian mental space with a dose of greed and selfishness in the case of the libertarians.
So, here we are. Yes, the deplorables were properly defined and are on the sidelines, if not the marching columns, cheering on the Nazi's, KKK'rs and Alt righters trying to move us to violence so they can vent their rage through these deviants.
The Deplorable rage is about privilege and bigotry learned I guess from their parents and some peers. Their rage is about their own failure to secure the economic future they envisioned when they mostly didn't educate themselves beyond high school thinking they didn't need to be more learned or more informed to succeed in life and career.
Life has not gone well for most of them and they are willing to bring down the grand American experiment and those of us who were engaged in trying to perfect and improve it to prove their power. Theirs is the power to destroy, disrupt, reverse and build roadblocks to move forward. They are the people of NO. They are the people of me, not WE.
We will defeat them with love, generosity and non-violence. And when we finish, we'll lift them up and give them a chance strive for their dreams, if they have any.