I know I’ve recently written things many likely find offensive.
I’m probably less racist than Hillary Clinton. Any misogyny I display is quite obviously not Trumpian or anywhere close. I’ve always believed in equality of opportunity – and outcomes, in some cases.
The more serious problem, though, is to fail to recognize to understand that “angry white male” and the impact of his views on American society.
Having a woman on the ballot is enough to motivate the sexists. The recent protests by Black Lives Matter members and others (though the angry white male will focus on BLM) will similarly motivate the angry white man to vote against the Democrats and liberals. We can only hope such things aren’t as influential as we get closer to the election.
I have friends on the left who, likely reading a deeper racism into my posts, have expressed agreement with such darker thoughts, but they are uncomfortable openly stating their beliefs. That’s natural, but sort of sad. None of these people are racists or sexists. But it doesn’t make sense. When your eyes have seen the same or similar things all your life, it just doesn’t make sense. Much like the racial violence to which she was victim surprised the hell out of Misty.
It doesn’t make sense. No matter how many justifications we find for it. No matter what we do to change it. It doesn’t make sense. But the more enlightened of us nonetheless continue supporting progressive policies that will help everyone. We don’t turn inward and build a wall around our compassion.
None of it makes sense. But even through the absurdity we must push.