Moon Supporters and Trump Supporters

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published four books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                             I have always been troubled by extreme politics and people who embrace
extreme politics. This is the same thing I see with people who support the political left and Moon
Jae-in in South Korea and the political right and Donald Trump in the United States. In both cases
I cannot get a logical, rational argument. More often than not I am called a “dirty yankee” by the
Korean left or a “dirty Democrat” by Trump supporters (as in the Democratic Party USA. I am not a
member of the Democratic Party, but a member of a third party called the Libertarian Party USA).
Even as the economy begins to slow down in the United States, too many people here who call
themselves Republicans think Trump is doing a good job. I do not see that. I have been called
a “leftist” myself here in the USA, and too many Trump supporters say I have been “fooled” by
the “liberal” (their words for “leftist or “Communist”) press. I should explain that I am a survivor
of the Tiananmen Square Massacre which occurred on June 4, 1989, and have been a journalist
for 20 years. I am NOT a member of the Democratic Party or the American political left. At the same 
time I am condemned by many of the Korean political left for being “conservative.” The only reason
I am called this is because I am against North Korea and the Chinese government and I have yet
to see any clear and conclusive evidence that former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was
guilty of corruption. If I had published the stories that have been printed in the South Korean press
I would have been seen by fellow journalists as a fake and a liar and my standards for journalism
as a joke. But as I have learned extremist fanaticism means that people do not go on the hard evidence,
and live in their own nightmare/fantasy world. This is only too true for both the South Korean political
left and the American extremist political right.