It isn’t much of a secret that the members of establishment media take every chance they get to discredit, demean and otherwise voice their disdain for people who follow their religious beliefs - especially Catholics and some of the other more conservative Christian denominations.
A few weeks ago on "Meet the Press," one of the regulars chose to read portions of a letter to the editor from a Lexington, Kentucky, newspaper he described as “fascinating.” He read, “Why do good people support Trump? It’s because people have been trained from childhood to believe in fairy tales. … This set their minds up to accept things that make them feel good. … The more fairy tales and lies he tells the better they feel. … Show me a person who believes in Noah’s ark and I will show you a Trump voter.”
His remarks came during a discussion with the executive editors of The New York Times and The Washington Post - who weren’t quite in agreement with his assertions, which didn’t seem to slow him down. He added that the letter reminded him of something his producer used to tell him, which was, “Hey, voters want to be lied to sometimes. They don’t always love being told hard truths.”
Forget for a moment that many of President Trump's “lies” are more laughable than a lot of other things. I almost think that he is just trying to see how far he can push things with the press and the opposition. I have come to the realization that his No. 1 quality may be that he will not turn his back on the average American voter.
He is honestly trying to work at fixing many of the issues that have only received lip service until he was inaugurated.
Shifting away from that thought, morality and politics used to be complementary in many cases. Not so today. We may no longer have an easily definable middle class, but we have a far more definable moral class.
These people are distressed, if not appalled, at how easily the insanity of political correctness has permeated so much of our society. Pornography is easily available to pre-teen children and affects their attitudes and understanding for life. Violence in video games and other sources of entertainment is endemic, yet we act surprised by youngsters with guns - and the answer is, ban the guns. These people know that use of illegal drugs is not victimless crimes.
These people are predominantly pro-life and believe that children are a gift and that the elderly can be sources of wisdom and maturity. These are people who believe the public education system has become a liberal indoctrination system first and an education system second, third or fourth.
These people do not want to be lied to and the reason they voted for Donald Trump is that for the 20, 30 or 40 years prior to his election, they have been systematically lied to and have swallowed empty promises about every important issue by and from slick talking politicians, corporations and their apologists in the major media.
These people are people of faith in a supreme being who believe in right and wrong - good and evil - if you will. They are certain their good will be rewarded and evil will be punished once physical life has ended. If one doesn’t have any doubt, there is no need for faith. But most people do have doubts about many things; but faith is what we have on our side.
Many, many people have faith in God and faith in President Trump. Sadly, too many elites aren’t smart enough to understand even this basic fact.
Well, that’s the way I see it.