So, I watched the debates last night. I don't really follow politics, at least not in the specific sense of backing a candidate or following bills and propositions passed. I can't tell you who the police chief is in my area of the city. I do care about politics, but in a more general sense, I worry about the effects of racism and sexism on the culture and how those institutions are perpetuated by the laws enacted to regulate society. I get it. I care. I'm worried about inclusion and intersection.
I usually just vote for the democrat. The democratic party is a constellation of moral and ethical views that I align with. After watching the debate between Trump and Clinton, I found myself wondering how it is that we've gotten to this point. I'm not even voting for the democrat, I'm just voting for the politician, and she's running unopposed.
What was really frustrating, or what has been frustrating, is watching people constantly point out Donald Trump's lies, his obfuscations, his racism and sexism like it's going to make a difference, like anyone cares. Trump doesn't even care. No one cares that he's a horrible person, he's promising to make America great for white people again.
All the progressives ideas that have taken root in the culture and allowed women and minorities to be included in the conversation also mean that white people have to make room, they have to give up privileges that they're now realizing they relied on. Trump is a protest against progress. Progress is inconvenient if you're white, if you're privileged. You have to think about the language you use, in effort to be inclusive. You can't go around raping women or using racial slurs as a punchline. You have to consider other people. No one wants to do that work. Americans have become lazy and apathetic. Fucking Vote. For Clinton.
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