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Wed Nov 4, 2020, 12:17 PM

120. I love the country--I just don't love a lot of the people in it.

Hereís what yesterdayís Republican vote said to me.

We know Donald Trump and most members of his administration are destroying the federal government and we donít care. The only people who benefit from the federal government are the minorities and illegals on welfare.

We know that Trump lies about everything and is taking taxpayer money for his golf courses, and we think thatís fine.

We know that hundreds of thousands more of our citizens will die from Covid-19 because Trump will do nothing to prevent it, and we are fine with that.

We know that the jobs of millions of hotel, airline, restaurant, and travel industry workers have been lost, many of which will be permanent as small businesses go out of business, and we donít care because we have our jobs and for some of us our 401ks are still healthy.

We know that Trump and Republicans will eventually get rid of the ACA and deprive over 20 million of our fellow citizens of health insurance, but we donít care because if you canít get insurance through your employer, then you just need to change jobs. In any event, itís your problem, not ours.

We know that Trump and Republicans are for racist policies that hurt minorities and for militarized police who shoot black people to kill without provocation, but weíre white so we donít care. If you donít like the situation, go back to Africa.

We know that Trump hates LGBTQ just as much as we do, so we are okay with any laws to take away their rights and force them back in the closet where we donít ever have to see them again.

We are especially okay with putting unqualified extremist judges on the federal courts and the Supreme Court because we believe that women should have no rights other than those granted to them by their fathers or husbands and if they have sex they should be forced to bear the consequences, including giving birth in an unwanted pregnancy or even dying with an ectopic or other dangerous pregnancy. We want the laws of the US government to be written to enforce our religious beliefs, especially patriarchal rule and the vindictive punishment of those who offend us.

We believe in science only when it benefits us, as when we get cancer and need the best treatment to save our lives (because weíre insured), but we refuse to believe in the science of climate warming because Democrats do believe in it. Thatís enough for us. We donít care if fires burn all of of California. Thatís their problem.

We voted for Trump and Republicans because we know they will do everything possible to protect our white privilege and to prevent more Muslims, or black or brown black or Asian immigrants from coming to this country. It belongs to white people only.


These are the attitudes of almost half this country that I cannot and will never accept. How I personally get beyond despising a significant portion of my fellow citizens is something I havenít figured out yet. I just find it all terribly depressing at the moment.

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