I just got back from Trump country, California, where I am initiating a project to get together and have a dialogue (Left & Right). Of course everyone is friendly on the surface. As soon as politics (masks, vaccines, etc.) are mentioned, however, people get very defensive and upset. It’s not “regular people” I worry about. We are all mostly friendly in person (Thank God!) But Repugnantcans don’t need the population to understand exactly what their leaders are up to and about and the leaders prefer it that way. We see the GQP has a capacity for cruelty & fomenting violence. They only need the “people” to vote for them to cause tremendous harm. We need to talk about the issues w/ one another. Somehow. I have some ideas. We shall see.