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Letter: The real middle America


Thursday, December 14, 2017
The real middle America

The left can’t get over the results of the election and understand why middle America elected Donald Trump.

Most middle Americans are not focused on European film, fair trade coffee, sipping merlot, theater or parking their carcass on subsidized light rail to soak in the “culture” of the cities.

Middle Americans don’t pretend to embrace “diversity” while cloistering themselves in communities with like-minded individuals, expecting news sources to validate their beliefs rather than report “news.” They live in diverse geography and diverse suburban communities everywhere. They don’t crusade for every cause du jour, virtue signaling ethical and moral purity; instead they focus on their day-to-day lives and struggles.

Middle Americans have faith and are comfortable with good old patriotism. They are working hard to get by, playing by the rules and building a better life.

Middle Americans don’t want to be preached to that the science is settled, the debate is over and that politicians “know what is best for you.” They want social engineers to stop stereotyping people based on outward identities while ignoring the content of each individual’s character.

Many middle Americans work for corporations, and they are proud of what they accomplish and contribute; they don’t see the corporate bogey man around every corner.

Middle Americans are tired of being called “racist,” “sexist,” “homophobic,” “deplorable,” “uneducated” and a host of epithets used to silence debate as the left runs its endless loop of self talk.

The left can’t recognize and accept that their own arrogance is responsible for the election results.

BILL BUNKER

Barnstead