An old colleague and friend of mine was brave enough to stick his neck out by writing a blog arguing for tolerance of people like me. Check out this comment from one of the bravely anonymous Good Guys that have been dragging me:
Your buddy Jeff is a racist and supports Trump — a racist. So he supports racism.That makes you complicit. Your actions are creating an atmosphere of hate on our universities that hurts black bodies and erases minorities. We are literally being persecuted and cannot feel safe while you buttress this network of oppression by aiding and abeting white supremacy. Or don’t you think Black Lives Matter?
Perhaps before your reflectively support Jeff’s white privilege, you should give a little thought to the history of this country’s horrific treatment of black and brown people.
I very much look forward to evicting Trump from office and installing a real liberal. This country has suffered for far too long. Progressives are going to grow our institutional power and work to ensure people like Jeff, his friends and family are unemployed pariahs in polite society.
Follow the logic: all Trump supporters are white supremacists, and all white supremacists — plus their friends and family! — deserve to be permanently disenfranchised and driven out of society. They need to be unemployed. They need to starve, and therefore presumably die.
That’s at least 40,000,000 human beings. Again, plus those people’s friends and family.
Notice that the individual didn’t engage (surprise) with anything related to my original blog post or tweets. He/she may not have even read it. It’s sufficient that I unapologetically voted for the President.
Just imagine a world where these people gain power.
An old mentor accused me a couple of nights ago of “needing counseling” if I was afraid of these people. How dare I believe the evidence of my own lying eyes!