The Company You Keep…
For a long while I had second thoughts about doing this comic. I mean, it’s harsh and was written in a moment when I was really mad at ALL tr*mp supporters (to be fair, I am still really mad). I wrote it a week after the election when there was a huge uptick in hate crimes across the country, including incidents targeting kids in school. I wrote it down just to get my emotions out on paper while they were still fresh. But after letting it stew in my sketchbook for a few months I started to have second thoughts about lumping in ALL tr*mp supporters with racists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK.
But then I went and drew it anyways.
Because honestly, maybe you, the tr*mp supporter, aren’t racist. But you sure as hell voted for one. You voted for a man who on DAY ONE of his campaign called Mexicans “rapists and murderers.” Called for a ban AND registry on Muslims. A man who when endorsed by David Duke and the KKK would not immediately disavow said endorsement. A man who thinks all black people are poor and live in the inner city. A man who could only say a meager and timid “Cut it out” on 60 Minutes when asked about all the hate crimes a few days after the election before quickly moving on to the next topic. And this is just the race stuff. Let’s not even get started on all the sexist stuff (there might be a comic about down the road, we’ll see).
So you may not be racist yourself, tr*mp voter, but you are sure okay with voting for one.
Now if you voted for this man and you are offended by me calling you a racist: prove me wrong. Please. Go out there in the world and actually do some good through actions and not just words. Until you do, just remember: You voted for the same man that the KKK did. And that blood on your hands might never fully wash off.
(Sorry for drawing all the KKK robes and swastikas, everyone. I felt really gross doing it.)