The day after the 2016 election, Lynette Villano, a 72-year-old widow and clerk for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, sent her grandson Connor Mulvey a text message:
"I guess you can probably figure out that I'm very happy today," Lynnette began. "Donald Trump is to your generation what Ronald Reagan was to ours. I am so fortunate to have been part of both. ... He defied conventional wisdom at every turn. ... Hopefully, I will be going to the Inauguration."
Connor, who was then starting his senior year as an undergraduate at Tulane, replied almost immediately.
"Donald Trump is a bigoted imbecile who tapped into the racism and ignorance in America," he texted. "You're right, he is like Ronald Reagan. He's going to leave this country in ruins and completely ignore minorities' problems. The fact that he 'won' this election is a blemish on the history of the United States. I will not be recognizing him as my President, because much like George W. Bush he failed to win the popular vote. The only difference is that I believe Bush was a good person who was manipulated by those around him. Donald is an arrogant asshole with a history of abuse, mistreatment, and greed. He and his supporters should be ashamed of themselves, but it's evident they lack the self-reflective capabilities to do so. I want you to think long and hard about what you've aided in. My LGBT friends are scared. My Muslim friends are scared. My Hispanic friends are scared. My female friends are scared. I'm scared. The fact that you've gone along with his disgraceful rhetoric the entire way through disappoints me to no end. Congratulations, you've damaged America. I hope it was worth it."
The fallout from this exchange, which continued over several more raw messages, still reverberates for Lynette. Despite the harsh texts, she sent her grandson Christmas presents in 2016. He returned them. She was also not invited to attend his graduation from Tulane in May 2017, or his 21st birthday the following day. When Connor took out a $10,000 loan after graduating and needed a co-signer, Lynette obliged him, but Connor still refuses to talk to her. She says she hasn't seen him since the spring of 2016.
You'd think they'd comment on how this reads like something out of the Cultural Revolution, but instead they act like this is all normal and these divisions are all Trump's fault.
This Connor clown is clearly an NPC who uncritically absorbs all the propaganda he's fed and regurgitates it like an autonomous robot.
While such behavior wouldn't be much of an issue in a healthy society, when your institutions are run by fanatical Marxist lunatics it presents a wee bit of a problem.