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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 09:36 AM

Found on Facebook (Not a meme): Open Letter to My Trump Supporting Family [View all]


A few excerpts, but the whole thing is pretty worthwhile:

On the morning of November 9, 2016, the America I knew and loved died. Or rather, I woke that day to discover that it never really existed in the first place.

Up until November 8, 2016, I genuinely believed that, despite its myriad shortcomings, America was still the country that stood up to bullies. It valued intellect and scientific discovery. Americans may have disagreed on specific policies, but still had faith that public servants genuinely had the countryís best interests at heart. Immigration built this country. And we should always, always protect the innocent and welcome those fleeing poverty, war, or famine with open arms.

But America didnít elect a leader who represents any of those principles. America didnít elect a leader with any principles. And you did that. You can say you held your nose and voted for the ďlesser of two evils,Ē or that you only voted for Trump because you knew heíd further the policies with which you agreed, even if you found him personally detestable. But when you and all of the other Trump voters pulled that lever, you werenít just selecting your preferred presidential candidate. You were selecting what America was. And it is nothing like the America I grew up believing in. To say that your choice and the result it brought about triggered an existential crisis would be an understatement. My whole life, Iíd been an unquestioning, patriotic servant of America because of what Iíd believed it stood for. But in a single night, everything it stood for was revealed as a fraud. Everything I stood for was a fraud.

So now, two and half years into the alternative reality, Iíve come to grips that this isnít some insane nightmare. This is reality. And seeing how Trump supporters (yourselves included) have behaved since then, I really was a fool for ever believing America stood for anything else.

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