I remember once, wandering through the streets of Taipei, praying for girls in Snake Alley who were forced to sell their bodies to all comers. Ahead of me I noticed two Americans carrying big black books. I went up to them to chat, hoping they were missionaries and they were carrying Bibles.
"Pretty girls, huh!"
One asked me.
"Pretty? Don't you know some of these girls are sold by their own families at age 15? And they have to have sex with dozens of men a day?"
"Oh, yeah, some even younger," one replied nonchalantly.
And it was brought home to me how flimsy a shared nationality or culture can be: barbarians are to be met with everywhere.
This came to mind just now as I was chatting with a Trump supporter who calls himself "Glacier," appropriately:
Glacier: In their entire history conservative Republicans have never conserved anything. Trump offers us the possibility of conserving our borders against illegal invaders, conserving our prosperity against job destroying trade deals, and conserving our nation against globalist elites. Conservatism has been exposed as the fraud that never did anything to stop the march of the progressive left and instead has only served as a means for elites to secure high paying jobs in the media, lobbying firms, and think tanks.
DM: Your first sentence is patent nonsense divorced from historical reality; no need to read further.