On Tuesday the 5th of November, I volunteered at the Millbrook precinct in Winchester, passing out Republican sample ballots. The Democrat booth was across the sidewalk from ours, and we made small talk from time to time. The hours passed civilly, until the woman overheard me say that I am a massage therapist. Then it got interesting. She asked me to come and talk, then said that she was surprised, no, shocked, to hear what my profession is.
“That’s just impossible! You can’t be a Republican AND a healer!” I answered, “And yet, I stand here before you! Lots of my colleagues are conservatives and Republicans, too. Why don’t you believe me?”
“I’ve never met someone who was ‘both’!” Perhaps you should expand your circle of acquaintance!
She responded, “Republicans don’t want people to have equal rights!” I said “My boss is gay, and I have no problem working on him or his boyfriend! Muscles are muscles, and I take care of whoever is on my table.”
“Well, this conversation is OVER!” she said, waving her hand as if dismissing me from her royal court.
I have heard and read of Trump Derangement Syndrome many times, but never thought I’d see it manifested so starkly and in person. If someone can hold an opinion, receive direct evidence that it’s completely untrue, but cling to it anyway, they exhibit classic signs of acute mental instability.
These people exist. They breathe our air! They are calcified in their stances, and resist reality at all costs. When you consider what it will take to overcome the ‘Blue Wave’ lapping at our Shenandoah Valley, know that true believers on the Left can be so indoctrinated/brainwashed as to deny any and all truth. We can only defeat them with greater numbers. Psychiatric help for them is outside our purview.