Copied from a friend’s page. She’s obviously had it. Feel free to share and let those in your orbit know how you feel.
“You know how horrible he is. You know the tweets are racist. I know you know because you’re too smart not to know. Even if it’s just a nagging feeling in your gut, even if the cognitive dissonance you feel after having voted for him won’t let you admit it, you know it. And I know you know it. And if, after all of this, you still support him, still make excuses for him, are still ok with him, then I’m not ok with you. You are not the kind of person with whom I want to associate myself. You don’t hold the same basic American and human views that I do.
You may say, “Well, I don’t like him personally, and I’M not like that, BUT he’s done...” No. Just, no. Values aren’t transactional. Values are at the core of the kind of person you are. You don’t trade your values and morals for political capital and if you find that you can, then they weren’t really your values to begin with. Turning a blind eye to evil is tacit endorsement of evil. Doing it knowingly to get something out of it is even worse. You can claim not to be “that kind of person; a racist, a misogynist, a ‘whatever’,” but supporting him means you are ok enough with what he’s done to “let it slide” to get what you want, and that basically makes you “that kind of person.”
There are scores of other people; decent, moral, reasonable people who could lead you and represent your interests, but you’re selling your soul to follow an immoral, racist conman. Please know that that’s how I and others like me see you. Don’t be fooled by the everyday friendliness and polite conversation that we offer. We do it because we’re decent human beings. But this is how we see you.
Because we know that you know.
And you should know better.”
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