Nov 09 2016 Published by gerty-z under exhaustion, politics, queer
I sat stunned watching the election last night with Twig and close friends. It was devastating to see how many folks signed on to Trump's view of America. An America that doesn't value me, my family, or my work.
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>>An America that doesn't value me, my family, or my work.<<
Therein lies the rub, that "America" you you believe doesn't value you, your family, or your work is of the same opinion, that you (not specifically but generally) do not value them, their family or their effort.
Unfortunately Cheetos Jesus was able to use those perceptions to manipulate you (again, generally, not specifically) as well as the those in "America," to give him the opportunity to play big boss man.
I grew up in a flyover red state. People aren't stupid, but they are scared. And many, when scared, buy into the racist rhetoric that DJT used to get elected. By their action of voting for that man, they signed on to his racist, misogynistic, and bigoted view. In my mind, that makes them racist. It certainly makes it clear they are not allies of mine.
I spent the day with the same feeling.
Boba is not right. These people are smart and thoughtful. They were not manipulated. They are racist, not stupid.
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