If you live in a progressive east coast town, I'd like to come to hold a free discussion
I think the basic answer to your question has to do with what happens to any group, left or right, when they come to perceive a problem (be it terrorism in 2001 or Trump in 2016) as evil. When you actually think someone or something is EVIL, you’ll accept any measure to defeat it. And “Trump” has become a stand-in for racism, sexism, homophobia, and everything else the American “left” (ie the Democratic party faithful) has come to believe is evil.
I don't need a town hall to tell you what happened.
What happened was Obama, who was elected in large part to end the stupid wars, but once in office, he not only continued the stupid wars but gave us a bunch of new stupid wars. However, pointing this out was tantamount to criticizing St. Barack, Obama The Sacred Cow. It didn't help that Team R was still foaming at the mouth for more stupid wars, to the point that it took every opportunity to accuse St. Barack of not being aggressive enough.
What happened was Trump got elected, and Team D got busy cosplaying as TheResistance#, bravely battling tyranny along with a bunch of big companies, the MSM and the CIA, to name a few.
What happened was liberals got the whip hand, the price of power being cooperation with The National Security State, and boy howdy, were they ever on board!
Come to Princeton, just down the road from you, and as liberal as it gets. I will be happy to provide a venue.
I think the sad truth is, for a lot of them, they never really held those principles. What they held were partisan, tribal affiliations. When those principles were championed by their political leaders, they championed them too. But as soon as they were no longer politically useful (or even detrimental), they had no qualms jettisoning them.
Kudos, Matt ... this is how you do it!
Hi Matt. I live in Greenwich, CT. Definitely driving distance from NJ and enough limousine liberals that you might be able to draw the crowd you describe. Lots of good venues and I could help you find somewhere appropriate. I am a big fan of your work.
Make sure you have security to deal with the inevitable presence of masked antifa. The idea of no longer having free speech needs to be enforced you know by the thug division.
Cambridge, MA (3.5 hour drive but this is the mecca of the sort of people Matt is referring to)
Richmond would be great. The city is as liberal and progressive as it gets. I’m sure VCU would have a venue that works for this.
The Yale Club of New York. Please send a dm if you’d like to discuss.
Andover, MA would be great.
Biden 66.6, Trump 31.7.
Asheville, NC would love to have you -- happy to help organize a space!
Matt, go to the source. Hold it on Capitol Hill in DC at the Miracle Theater on 8th Street SE. I’ll film it for free.
Alexandria Va...Great Idea Matt.
Well, unquestionably, one thing that happened to flip contemporary liberalism is Donald Trump. Much of this flip is reactionary... e.g. simplistically, if Trump is for no war, then we're for war.
Looking forward to your new book. Always great from the Cover to the last page even if I "rarely" disagree. Matt, unfortunately, you cannot reason someone out of something they weren't reasoned into. ALL ideology is a secular version of religion and like religion it's based on believe in something irrational on the face of it. Most religion has become rather "soft" these days, no more Catholics hating Protestants or Jew's or vice versa so the ruling classes needed something stronger. Enter woke ideology and the Trans narrative. Fantastical rubbish narratives and irrefutable with logic even if it's right in your face. You gonna believe what your told or your lying eyes? You know the answer for >90%. Distraction from the miserable reality of your life by looking outside your life and even outside the country as the ruling classes reset the Overton Window with ease.