The following response is the second half of my original response, the first half of which has somehow disappeared. Not the first time this has happened when I use the mobile app. I don’t have time to rewrite my first point right now but I will when I can*
I base my current judgment of this man on his behavior and actions over the past year. I watch him almost EVERY, SINGLE DAY make things up and spread those made up words as if they’re fact. Obvious, blatant, and for the most part, COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY AND WITHOUT REASON OR PURPOSE.
Yet, one dares 'expose' the lie for what it is, or react in a way natural for someone who has been lied to…even when that person comes armed with irefutable proof --invariably, this is the argument someone always makes.
The argument you’re making.
The resignation to the inevitable.
He is going to be president anyway. We should just take a deep breath and settle in and make the best of a bad situation.
To this I say, I do not endorse blanket hatred any more than I endorse blanket acceptance towards ANYONE, really.
I don’t believe people should be lashing out without knowing why they are doing so. Or because their candidate lost the election.
But I 100% believe that it is our civic duty to keep speaking up in protest over Donald Trump when he has just nonchalantly (and OBVIOUSLY) fabricated facts in front of the entire world. And, by the way, the reason he is so comfortable just talking straight out his ass is that we have shown him that his behavior will be tolerated, for all sorts of reasons. We have shown him that he can stand up in the middle of I can’t rightly remember where right now and start shooting people and we would still elect him president.
No. I’m sorry. I have not PREMATURELY judged him at all.
But, I’m pretty sure he has prematurely judged America and decided he can do whatever he wants with us.
At least, I really hope he is wrong about that.