(OP ED NEWS) – Have you noticed you rarely see Trump supporters wear their darling red MAGA caps in public? Why is that? You see them in abundance at Trump rallies, but rarely at social affairs or sporting events or even in stores or shopping malls.
If the polls are right and Trump has roughly a 40 percent approval rating, you'd think you'd see a wide swath of red caps at any public gathering. But you don't. Could it be that Trump supporters are afraid to wear their red caps in public because they want to avoid embarrassment or confrontation? Or is it something else?
Perhaps Trump supporters don't wear their MAGA caps in public for the same reason that Ku Klux Klan members don't wear their pointed white sheets to the grocery store. Because deep down they know these caps don't just represent Trump; they represent their own prejudices. In other words, they're fine to wear when they're in a group or at a rally where kindred spirits abound and they feel comfortable. But not in the general public where putting their prejudices on display would make them stand out and create problems.
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Naturally, Trump supporters will deny this, the same way Archie Bunker denied that he was prejudiced against blacks or minorities. (And what is Trump, after all, but a rich and powerful Archie Bunker.) But the sad truth is, our country has always been divided by rich and poor, liberal and conservative, dove and hawk. And in a deeper psychological way by the forces of love and compassion versus those of fear and insecurity.