Thanks for the post Andrea, it was insightful, but I do have a small complaint. It’s not about you per se but a pitfall most people fall into when writing (or talking) about American politicks.
Why is it when a few individuals, or in this case a handful of [right wing] groups protest about something the immediate reaction is the left has to have the complete opposite view?
Yes, these right wing groups have been vocal and outspoken but that doesn’t mean some on the left don’t have the same views. Most media in America — and the UK to a certain extent — are left-leaning although there are some right leaning news agency’s besides Fox News are anti-Trump, anti-right wing and will do what they can to paint the Trump supporters as loons. But the fact remains the left and the right, as far as individuals go do have some common ground.
I’m an American living in the UK but I still talk to my American friends all the time, both left leaning and right leaning. My left leaning friends are just as fed up with the lock down as my right leaning friends. I know this will blow your mind but guess what? I have right leaning friends who believe the lockdown is the right thing to do.
Please, don’t believe that the right and left have no common ground. And you should as I do (if you’re not already practicing it) find three or four [legitimate] news sources with differing opinions and leanings (and check to see if they have common sponsors, this is really important). Read them and then come to your conclusion.
By the way, I’m not a Trump supporter but I do support the office of the presidency