As that becomes clearer, we’re faced with a new problem: working out how we should respect and react to voters who wanted something – anything – to change, while recognising the man they chose to instigate those changes is an unrepentantly racist, misogynist, xenophobic, and dangerous husk of a human.
Flight Facilities, of all people, don’t appear to have struck that balance.
“Protesting and rioting in response to a democratically held election, undermines the fabric on which a great country was built. Sometimes things don’t go the way we want them to. That’s life. But if we live by the mentality of turning to violence and intimidation when things don’t go our way, why should we expect our adversaries to take the higher ground when it does?”
“The Republican party won the 2016 election with less of the white vote, than when it lost in 2012, which hopefully suggests that this week’s truly unbelievable result is less about hate, and more about the resonance of something more we failed to see.The sun will rise tomorrow. The world will keep turning. So, be excellent to each other, especially those you disagree with, and prove to us all that, irrespective of party politics, you can still be the greatest country on Earth.”
“I suggest you look back at history. The Boston Tea Party. Vietnam. Stonewall. Dr. King. Women’s Suffrage.EVERY SINGLE ONE.”
One commenter wrote “telling non white Americans to smile and take it (as they have had to do for all of America’s existence) is condescending as hell, and shows a huge lack of awareness,” with another saying the post is “such a privileged answer” to the issue.
Another wrote “this is not a normal election, this is not people whining they didn’t get their way,” and “there is no fucking way you’d write this if you weren’t two white men.”
Perhaps fan Mike Duong landed the most pointed rebuttal. He writes that while some of his mates are white, “some are Hispanic, some are Asian. Some are Muslim. There is real, tangible, crippling fear here. And it’s not just media hype.
Racial epitaphs (sic) are being strewn about. Intimidation, violence, and hatred is visible. I have friends, neighbors, loved ones who are afraid to be themselves. You can no longer love who you want, apparently. You can no longer worship who you want now, apparently. The threat of violence is palpable. It is terrifying.”