Adam Lawrence Dyer
3 min readJul 31, 2019

Donald Trump is not a racist. Donald Trump is the love child that results from the orgy of Reaganomics, the 1994 Crime Bill, Clarence Thomas, Citizens United and the century-long defeat of anti-lynching legislation. Mitch McConnell is the midwife.

Donald Trump is not a bigot. Donald Trump is unworldly and ignorant about race, ethnicity, colonial history, human nature and most of all, he is ignorant about himself (see: “ A very stable genius “).

Donald Trump is not a misogynist. Donald Trump is what happens when “boys will be boys” is given a budget.

Donald Trump is not a xenophobe. Donald Trump is the convulsion of a scarcity mentality that has spent years using billions of dollars of other people’s money like steroids because he has no natural talent for earning his own.

Donald Trump is not a billionaire.

Donald Trump is not a liar. Donald Trump is the poster child of entitlement who will always believe he has a right to be first, a right to win, a right to be the only one heard and a right to be right.

Donald Trump is not the cause…he is the result. Like a rash, he is only a symptom.

Marianne Williamson is correct when she says ‘wonkiness’ will not win the 2020 election:

If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this President is bringing up in this country then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days. #BigTruth #Marianne2020

- Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) July 31, 2019

But love alone will not win either.

The 2020 election will be won by the person who meets ALL people where they are ( or where they would like to see themselves.)

The 2020 election will be won by the person who speaks to people in the clearest voice ( or the tone of voice they wish they could use.)

The 2020 election will be won by the person who motivates people in ways they can’t or are too tired, angry, hopeless, etc. to motivate themselves.

Trump succeeds because he always speaks to the child in people that cries, “I want it now!” It is the only language in which he is truly fluent: International Brat. He speaks to the most volatile emotion… pride. He uses the most vulnerable part of the human personality… ego; and he activates the lizard brain through simplicity.

Pride, ego, simplicity. Result.

The only solution is using this same basic equation (without the negative, violent and destructive spin) to make the Trump Show a one season fluke with no hope of syndication.

Only then can we tackle the greater task of transforming our government back into a government. Four years is more than enough of this very, very bad television program.

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Originally published at on July 31, 2019.