You may have heard that the U.S.A. has a new President Elect. What shocks me the most about this election isn’t that he won, but that many of the people who voted for him are shocked by the behavior they are seeing in the wake of the election. There have been numerous reports of vandalism, assault, and other threatening behavior towards people who are not white males. They invariably say something to the effect of, “Trump is our new president. It’s my right!”
“But I’m not racist!” say the very people who voted this man into office.
But you voted for this man. You voted for the person who has been turning people in this country against one another. I know you weren’t thrilled with the alternative. I know you wanted to go against “The Establishment.” But when you vote for a man who thinks it’s great to grab women by the pussy because he’s famous and the same man fails to apologize for that statement, you vote for a misogynist. When you vote for a man who claims that Mexicans are coming to our country to rape our women, you vote for a racist. When you vote for a man who chooses an outspoken anti-LGBTQ government official to be his Vice President, you vote for a man who doesn’t care to recognize the human rights of your neighbors and possibly your own family members.
You have to take the bad with the good and own up to voting for this man. Given how horribly he has spoken about approximately half of our population simply by speaking ill of women, I highly doubt he has any genuine concern for the shrinking middle class or the growing lower class. He is likely more concerned about growing his own bank accounts and his continuing ability to avoid paying taxes. That cabinet he’s putting together? It’s made up of staunch members of The Establishment, some of whom come highly praised by the KKK.
Congratulations, Trump supporters! You got yourself an evil tyrant.