Reblog: It is not my job to make bigots feel comfortablePosted: November 14, 2016
Courtesy of my friend Melissa.
“In a moment of exhaustion and despair last night, I wrote this on my Facebook page: “If you voted for Trump, unfriend me now. And fuck you.”
I regretted posting that – it was the wrong thing to say – and changed it after a couple friends spoke reason to me. I also had a few Trump-supporting friends express shock and outrage that I would say such a thing.
People who voted for Donald Trump were offended.
“People telling us to calm down don’t understand why we’re worked up.
But the reason we’re worked up is because we woke up in a country that openly endorsed bigotry. Lots of our fellow citizens are soon going to be less free. In the United States. In 2016.”
“We all like to be liked. In the past I’ve had the gentle conversations because I wanted the other person to like me at the end, to respect me. Which meant allowing them to walk away feeling good about it.
But this is a copout.
There is no reason for Trump supporters to care. Unless we make their ignorance uncomfortable.”