I think where we really do ourselves a disservice is in thinking that if we say we understand why someone does something, it’s the same as agreeing with what they did. Its not. If someone tells me they voted for trump because he’s a business man and they really believe that because of a, n, and c that he can reverse the recession , and I immediately go on the defensive about his political leanings and allies etc., I have lost that person. If I say, okay. I can see how that could be a valid belief. And hopefully he will do some positive things with the financial side of things. Did you know he also plans to have the Supreme Court overturn Roe v Wade? Do you support that?

Maybe they say yes. Maybe no. If they say no, then we can start a dialogue about how they can support keeping Roe v Wade. Now they’re not a trump supporter. They fucked up, but maybe we get them back for the important fights ahead. You know?

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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