The title is "I love America, it's Americans I hate". Give you any clue to what's to come?
...The time for civil discourse and debate is over, they say; the only
course left now is resistance. A few of us are talking, after a couple
drinks, about buying guns; if it comes to a fascist state or civil war,
we figure, we don't want the red states to be the only ones armed.
From someone who probably screamed 'Insurrectionist!' or something similar when someone pointed out the real purpose of the 2nd Amendment.
And just how much time do you think they'll spend at the range learning to use the guns they despise? Assuming they actually buy them.
Like a lot of people, I'm still trying to figure out what policy to
adopt, and what marginal role I can play, in the incoming dystopia. My
official policy toward a Trump administration is straightforward enough
(even if implementing it won't be): Defy, paralyze, and undermine it in
any way I can. What's going to be more complicated is formulating some
coherent attitude toward the 62 million of my fellow Americans who
elected that administration. How to reconcile my convictions with the
actual human beings — family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors — who
voted for this man?
From one of the people passing around that poster that 'Saying you'll work against the President is TREASON!'
Of course, that was when a Democrat was President.
A vote cast for Trump is kind of like a murder; there may be context
to consider — a disadvantaged background, extenuating circumstances,
understandable motives — but the choice itself is binary and final,
irrevocable. There's a case to be made that it's indefensible; that his
supporters have forfeited any right to be respected or taken seriously.
'Taken seriously' is the least of his contempt.
The conservatives of the heartland have lashed back against the
coastal elites' condescending, classist prejudices by defiantly
confirming them: that they're pathetically dumb and gullible, uncritical
consumers of any disinformation that confirms their biases, easy dupes
for any demagogue who promises to bring back the factories and keep the
brown people down.
Ignorance and bigotry are actually the best possible motives
for having voted for Trump — they are at least honest, if not
honorable. But I don't believe all Trump voters are ignorant, or
bigoted; most of them are just evil — evil being defined not as anything
so glamorous as beheading journalists or gunning down grade schoolers,
but simply as not much caring about other people's suffering.
And there's the final: if you voted for Trump, you're EVIL. And you can do anything to fight Evil, right?
Toward the end he tries to- somewhat- soften this, but I don't really buy it; he'll give some tolerance to the two people he knows(that he knows of) who voted for Trump, but that's probably it. After all, he knows what's Right and Wrong, and everyone who cast a wrong vote is WRONG, and must be made to suffer for it.
Asshole would probably have been a fine commissar back in the Soviet Union, when he'd be able to kill people guilty of wrongthink and be praised for it.
Yes, the link is to Insty. If you want to read the whole thing, he's got the link.