But also unsurprising is the Republican Establishment's rigging of Colorado delegates.
It is totally unsurprising that the Republican Establishment and Ted Cruz will work in tandem to stab Donald Trump voters in the back. It will be totally unsurprising if Donald Trump, in spite of having widespread national support from the people, will lose the primary. It will be totally unsurprising when Ted Cruz--or even Paul Ryan--is handed the candidacy by the GOPe. It will be totally unsurprising when the latter two lose the general election to Hillary Clinton, who then goes on to steer our nation into darkness until the end of time. And finally, it will also be unsurprising to see the r-selected "conflict avoidance" crowd celebrate, once "anyone but Trump" is placed into the president's chair.
Visceral hatred has been worked up against Donald Trump AND HIS VOTERS by Ted Cruz supporters, Marco Rubio voters, and others. This entire primary process has been all about the people the entire time. It's been all about the voters since Day One. And Trump's super power is to rip the mask off of all of society to reveal just who is who.
You'll spend years pretending that your friends are rational or even smart. But then, along comes a sincere candidate telling our society's media exactly what the Establishment's political game is all about, and it stirs up the hornet's nest. Suddenly, people begin calling Trump "mean," "pig," and "sleaze." American society is forced to reveal what it has been all along, and they hate that. Patsies and shills are brought out into the sunlight. Corruption is no longer played down, but it's obvious and in your face. People talk about killing those they disagree with. People you've gotten along with before and who have agreed with you on everything suddenly become stone cold enemies.
Trump did not make the people this way. Trump did not transform the people. He has revealed your friends to be cowardly conformists. He is a litmus test.
As Stefan Molyneux said, Trump is providing a free service, preventing us from forming toxic relationships with people who don't think, but only pretend to think, who remain as deeply fearful followers who only know to go with the flow. Trump, for a limited time (it seems), is separating the r-selected people from the K-selected people.
It is sad that it took Donald Trump to show this to you all. That everyone is so dazzled by the masks people wear in this society. That no one could read between the lines and know that this division would form. But such is life.
One can only coast through the madness. The madness is not going anywhere. Take off your blinders. Throw away your rose-tinted glasses, and see the world for what it really is. Acknowledge that no one in this world is perfect, and that all we can do is the best with what we got. Make the best of things, and don't fall for lies.
My forecast? No matter who wins in November, this country will be more divided and hostile than ever before. Prepare accordingly.