That’s the way I figure it. As you could tell from the rallies Trump had a ton of enthusiastic supporters, about 70 million of them, who grew to love the guy. On the other side there were more than 70 million who have a deep hated of him. Joe Biden was irrelevant; John Doe could have defeated Trump this time because the forces of hate had almost all the media, including some at Fox, saying hateful things all day long, plus all the powerful corporations, and millions of dollars in campaign contributions on their side. And the haters employed censorship effectively.
I like what Jason Whitlock, an American sports journalist, said about it the other day. He said that the 2020 election has played out as a “parable about the power of love versus the power of hate.” He says he wasn’t talking about the two candidates specifically, but about their supporters. He noted that Donald Trump’s support comes from people who unconditionally love Donald Trump to the point that they will risk their health and go to rallies with thousands of people. They will risk their reputations and be accused of being racists and sexists. They will risk their safety in terms of being attacked by Antifa and BLM.
By contrast, Whitlock goes on, Biden’s supporters hate Trump far more than the love Joe Biden. “That is their energy source. It has nothing to do with Joe Biden. So this is about, can you take hate and turn that into something that is a winning formula for you. Is hate a more powerful motivation for a base of supporters? Is that how we’re going to be deciding elections, deciding who we support?”
“I think it’s a sad statement about where we are as a society as it relates to politics. I think it is a sad statement on where we are in terms of relationships. This is a country founded on Judea-Christian values and we are moving away from that. God is the embodiment of love and we are a society that seems to be embracing and favoring hate.” The Biden win makes a statement about hate and its power to conquer love.
He went on to point out that Trump supporters feel a strong connection to the president “because he is actually expressing a set of ideas and beliefs that he stands firm on. As it relates to Joe Biden, we just don’t know.”
I wonder where John Doe stands on the important issues.