Tribal hatred and fear is the worst inspired human impulse. We are all hardwired to rejoice in our own kind and despise the “other.” When I say hardwired I mean at the most primitive ego level. The more intellectually sophisticated one becomes the more one is able to rises above this dark, primitive impulse.

It is alway the ignorant, primitive slobs that rally around violent hatred. Like he says, Trump loves the poorly educated blank minds that he can fire up to no good purpose.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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