We’ve all come to realize a bit too late that Trump has tapped into an underlying paranoia among the captive minds of his supporters. Through a solidarity of hypernationalism and religious fundamentalism he has allowed them to express their racism and bigotry in a manner that just a few years ago was unimaginable and they love him for that. It’s difficult to accept just how much some people love their hatred more than they care about their own economic wellbeing. This contagion among the morally, spiritually and politically bankrupt creates a competitiveness towards those who are equals and a contempt toward those less fortunate. Like toddlers playing with firecrackers, any attempt to assuage their fear, anger or indifference is futile. The allure of Trumps tribal impulses are the last refuge of a terrified group, who are desperately searching for meaning in a world they no longer understand. Pragmatic thinking has been replaced with gullible notions the U.S. can continue to maintain the world’s largest military and the most expensive healthcare system, with one of the lowest tax rates in the developed world. The danger however, is the irrational fears that cast doubt on the real threats involving; climate change, the lack of affordable healthcare, concentration of wealth, privatization, reasonable gun legislation, living wages, public education, mass incarceration and voter suppression. It’s time we ignore the dead-end thinking of conservatives whose fringe beliefs are ground zero for all that is scientifically and factually inaccurate. As a conservative voter if you don’t want your tax dollars helping the sick, the poor and the needy while addressing issues of sustainability, equality and middleclass economics, then it’s time to stop claiming you support a party based on Christian values and democratic ideals.