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Who Avoids Our Wars? The Rich, The Entitled

Watch News coverage of Trump rallies, and you will see Trump supporters portrayed as white, poor and stupid.
There certainly are Trump voters who are poor and stupid, but I have not met them. I have only seen them on the News.
The Trump voters I know personally have college degrees, are very wealthy, and believe the world started falling apart in the 60s and 70s when they were kids.The college degrees of the Trump voters I know are technical and professional.I have not met a Trump voter with a degree in arts or literature.
I recently met a tall, energetic engineer named Tom. He is retired but still works as a consultant.He owns a dozen cars, eight of them show-quality American muscle cars of the 60s and 70s.He has a home that would house a village in much of the world, no kids, and enough garage space for his entire car collection.
He has lived in Houston for more than 30 years, but grew up in suburban Chicago.As a high school student in the late 60s he was bussed to a different subu…