Conversation killers unite

This thread I read about a historian’s interaction with a Trumpian conspiracy theory laden elder woman is a good one. Trump has done nothing but to push his cult followers to great lengths of crazy defenses for indefensible actions and words.

When I try to have a general conversation with a Trump supporter, it turns so weird so fast. Laughably weird. And like this guy’s experience, when you hear the crazy and laugh, it pisses them off. It’s as if they want desperately to be taken seriously, and are crushed when the shit they say is funny rather than worth a listen.

But the biggest lesson from this thread is just how quickly an otherwise innocuous discussion turns political rather than connective. The guy was chasing seagulls with his kids at the beach and the elderly woman thought it was nice. The somewhat one-way conversation goes south.

What is it about the Trump supporter that requires a one-way discussion? My family and friends will make comments about liberals and their agenda, and when I negate their views influenced by the “news” with insider liberal perspective, it’s like they would rather believe the media than the person to whom they say things like, “I love you” to .

Anyway, check the thread below. Enjoy.