Christian Parker, 18 — A immature Trump believer and comedian
Courtesy of Christian Parker
Earlier this year, Christian — who describes his 3 categorical interests as politics, comedy, and stone ‘n’ hurl — was one of 100 students selected for a US Senate Youth Program in Washington, DC. The prominence was assembly President Donald Trump, whom he voted for in Nov and can do a spot-on sense of.
Trump shook Christian’s palm and gave a brief motivational speech. “I gamble there’s a destiny boss sitting in this room right now,” he told them. It could be Christian, who skeleton to enter politics after graduating from college.
Today, with his friends, he plays in a stone rope and performs domestic comedy on a internal radio uncover in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Tell me about where we live.
“[Fort Smith, Arkansas] is a standard Southern town. It used to be really industrious. We used to have a large Whirlpool plant here, yet Whirlpool went down to Mexico. A lot of people mislaid their jobs, and it took an mercantile downturn, so there are a lot of deserted buildings downtown. But we have a abounding informative birthright of being a western town. There’s a famous judge, Judge Parker, who was famous as a ‘hanging judge,’ since Fort Smith was a final courteous area before we got into Indian territory, that is now Oklahoma. He was famous for unresolved a lot of people … It’s a mixture of civil and a close area — only large adequate to have restaurants yet not a whole lot to do.”
Do we feel like we fit in? What was your high propagandize like?
“Yes, we like a people and am really in balance with a culture, that is really conservative, religious, and focused on family … My high school, when we initial started, was called a Southside Rebels … We have a good band. Southside has a repute of, ‘This is where a rich, white, abundant kids go.’ And Northside was where a low-income kids go. But we consider it’s gotten some-more ethnically diverse. A large debate happened my sophomore year, after a South Carolina Dylann Roof shooting. To be politically correct, we altered a mascot to a nonconformist and a quarrel song, that was ‘Dixie.'”
How do we brand politically? What is an critical emanate for you?
“I’m a purebred Republican, and we trust in tiny supervision and individualism. Individualism has turn a nasty word. But we feel as yet that’s what a nation was founded on, a faith that we can strike out and do your possess craving though a fear of supervision involvement … An critical emanate is we see a fear of temperament politics entrance adult some-more and some-more — this suspicion that we’re going to box people in … this social-justice climate, we can't stand. That’s a many unpropitious thing to a Democratic Party. we consider temperament politics are a form of injustice — a suspicion that since we are ‘this,’ we have to do ‘this.'”
How do we use amicable media?
“I use Instagram and iFunny a lot to demeanour during humorous pictures. we don’t have a finsta, yet we a lot of my friends do. A lot of my friends run meme accounts, too, that is flattering considerable in a way. we consider finstas are too damaging, since once we put something on a internet, it never comes behind … When we initial started [on amicable media], we was in seventh class and posted whatever we suspicion about. But now, I’m really most clever about what we post.”
How did we form your domestic views?
“Very most so from my family and eccentric research. It seems like my mom falls some-more in line with Democratic principles, and my father is a centrist who’s somewhat to a right. I’m really most some-more to a right. Family shaped my opinions. we go to church. That’s where we get my eremite morals, and we listen to a lot of speak radio.”
What are we disturbed about for your future?
“This suspicion of socialism, it scares me. I’m substantially in that organisation of ultra-white abundant people, a country-club throng that feels threatened by suspicion that socialism is apropos normalized, that is formed on a suspicion that we can take from me … I’m disturbed that we’re going to have a leftward trend in politics among immature people and see a arise of concept medical … You’re not entitled [to healthcare]. It’s a privilege, since it’s a product, like anything else. You squeeze it, like a square of seat … If a baby is innate with a inborn heart disease, a alloy is going to work on it. If they can’t means it, we can do a remuneration devise or go to your church or your friend.”