An Open Letter to the Other Half of America…

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Dear Trump Supporters:

For the life of me I cannot understand how you could still support him. Do you no longer care about anything you used to care about?

On some level I get it. Four years ago you were seduced by all the racial rhetoric. You were scared, frustrated, tired of seeing your white privilege diminished by the nation’s changing demographics. Then along came Trump with his promise to Make America Great (white) Again. It was intoxicating. But that was then.

Let’s consider all that’s occurred since. What you’ve accepted from Trump:

You’re ok with pussy-grabbing, sexual assault and non-stop sexism/misogyny.

You’re ok with mocking disabled people.

You’re ok with bullying. Name-calling. Incivility. Toxicity.

You’re ok with lies, dishonesty and hypocrisy.

You’re ok with serial-sinning.

You’re ok with record debt and deficits.

You’re ok with trade wars.

You’re ok with blatant corruption.

You’re ok with police brutality.

You’re ok with calling the free and open press (the bedrock of democracy) the ‘enemy of the people”

You’re ok with the shattering of norms and the defiling of institutions including the FBI, intelligence community and independent judiciary.

You’re ok with a deadly pandemic and sacrificing the elderly and sick.

You’re ok with stealing Supreme Court seats.

You’re ok with stealing elections.

You’re ok with disrespecting war heroes, Gold Star families and active military. You’re ok with calling them “suckers and losers”

You’re ok with enabling our most deadly enemies.

You’re ok with alienating our most trusted, respected, loyal allies.

You’re ok with treason and the endangering of our national security.

Before Trump, your hero was Ronald Reagan. But you support a president whose policies and behavior would make Reagan implode in his grave. You support a president who goes against everything you as a conservative believed in four years ago.

And now you face the biggest question of all: are you also ok with America becoming an autocracy? With Trump becoming King? Because that’s what’s at stake in this election.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a democracy…

Writer, blogger, resistor, supporter of women filmmakers

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