to my friends who voted for Donald Trump:
even if you are not a racist, even if you were in it for the supreme court nominations, even if you hated hillary so much you had no other option… this is the era you just helped usher in to our country.
this doesn’t surprise those of us who have opposed trump all along. all along we’ve been saying that a vote for trump is a vote for racism, for bigotry, for intolerance, for hate. and all along, you’ve dismissed that notion — sometimes even suggesting that to point out the bigotry of the Trump movement is itself bigoted.
now the writing is on the wall, and the writing says “fuck n*ggers”. the writing says “go back go africa”.
did you think this wouldn’t happen? or did you think you could vote for a man who consistently appealed to hatred, xenophobia, and fear mongering and then wash your hands of the results the next day?
is this what it looks like to you to make america great again?
is this what it looks like to vote your conscience?
is this what it looks like to vote pro-life?
i understand that you don’t agree with and don’t endorse the hatred and violence coming from your fellow trump supporters. i get that. but listen:
your vote for trump has helped make America more dangerous for a lot of already-vulnerable people. you vote for trump has helped embolden a lot of already-hateful people.
so when me and my friends are heartbroken or angry or terrified or appalled that you supported donald trump and that he won the election, this is why. not because of obamacare or liberal policy or guns or supreme court appointments.
because kids are being bullied at kindergarten. because women are being threatened at gas stations. because hatred is being painted on our walls.
even if that’s not what you intended when you voted for trump, it’s what’s happening. and we knew it was going to happen. you knew it was going to happen too, if you were paying attention. and you voted for him always.
it’s too late to change your vote now. it’s too late to wash your hands of the consequences of your vote. but it’s not too late to repent, and by that i mean to admit your mistake and choose a different path.
open your eyes to the hatred and violence being perpetrated in the name of the man you supported. open your eyes to what your fellow citizens are going through.
(these are just a few examples of the hatred and violence being spread by your fellow trump supporters. there are dozens more here.)
published November 10, 2016
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