i am so fucking tired of hearing or reading on here people defending trump supporters as though ‘they really are good people’ ‘they themselves aren’t actually racist’ and on and on.
supporting a candidate who openly displays themselves as & declares policy positions that are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamophobic, anti-semitic, promoting of rape culture, denying climate change YES INDEED MAKES YOU THOSE THINGS. it means these positions are acceptable.
it means my friend edward can be killed by someone who feared for their life just because of his black skin despite him being one of the most gentle, thoughtful, kindest human beings i’ve ever known
it means i can’t demand equal treatment by my employers in a male-dominated field despite the fact that i excel far past my male counterparts
it means my friend elaine’s marriage to her wife means nothing, deserves no protection under the law, could be denied housing, employment or hospital visitation rights, or even subjected to ‘conversion therapy’ which is literally torture
it means my neighbors from saudi arabia can’t expect to be protected from hate crimes, could be deported
it means that mubarakah, a muslim woman who started a gym for women in our city to empower women & help them lead healthy lives, could be deported because of who she prays to
it means my jewish coworker should expect his house covered in swastikas, fearing violence
it means my rapists were just boys being boys
it means we destroy the environment senselessly for the greed of a few
especially since this fucking country preaches that we are the MOST FREE & dictates that other countries should adopt our democracy, TAKING THESE POSITIONS MAKES YOU ANTI-DEMOCRATIC & HYPOCRITICAL AS FUCK.
AND IF YOU DON’T SUPPORT THOSE THINGS BUT DEFEND THE OTHERS IN YOUR LIFE WHO PRETEND THAT THEIR VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO STANDS FOR THESE THINGS DOESN’T MEAN THAT IS WHO THEY ARE IS EVEN FUCKING WORSE because you should know fucking better & should use your fucking voice to show them the bigotry of their support.
IT’S NOT FREEDOM FOR SOME.