Thank you so much for this. I think it's smart and sensitive and good advice.
As a psychotherapist and a life long liberal, my orientation has been to try to empathize.
Ouch, and I know better.
With clients for example you cannot give empathy when you are being abused! You have to know how to set a limit, a boundary. With Trump supporters I think the same. They are boundary-less, out of control, or rather "in control of being out of control".
Many people need to see this piece. I will do my part to spread it.
Thanks again for your clarity, your conviction and your sharing your story. I'm into the sharing of stories as being the most convincing ways to help others understand. Unfortunately the people of whom you speak are not interested in sharing the underbelly of the cult addictive belonging.