Hey, Jessica, I really pulled the plug, didn’t I? I wanted to get clear where you come from and be honest about my stance. Don’t be mad at me, please. I am fumbling around in the dark here. I do not want to insult you, I want to understand.

In your own words you are proudly white, conservative, Southern American, Christian, two times Trump voter. I would characterize myself as ashamed white, moderately progressive, European/cosmopolite, atheist humanist, two times flabbergasted by the support for Trump. We couldn’t differ more and my question about conspiracy theories only helped to make that even more evident.

You made your position perfectly clear. Thank you for opening up. We defenitely live in alternative worlds and in opposing bubbles, don’t you think?

I think we should try to trust and understand each other and stay away from anger. I am trying to do that. I know that it would be almost impossible to trust me after you read even a sliver of my posts on Medium. I called Trump the Bragging Bullshitting Baby Liar in Chief. I still think about him that way.

So, how to proceed? If you didn’t loose your patience with this stranger by now. Yes, I think differently about ‘the Media’. My idea about ‘the elite’ is different from yours. I think Trump lied all the time because his words where weighed against facts visible for everybody.

Do we understand each other? Is there a chance we will get to understand each other? Do we wish to understand each other? I do. What do you think?

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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