yep. i do not excuse it, just explaining my thought process. which, interestingly, is to rationalize the behavior of others to make it easier for me to understand. the truth, though, is that i DON’T understand it. i don’t understand how ANYONE stood up and said, “I’m with him.”
for more reasons then his blatant prejudice.
he couldn’t put two coherent sentences together the entire campaign.
people cite his charisma, and ability to connect with his audience. i see nothing charismatic about the man. i feel no connection.
i get the science of it.
i get the bigotry of it.
i get my part in it, the only part i can change.
god, its all so ugly.
i know how hard being a single mom is in this country. a single WHITE mom. I will never know what it’s like to be black in America. But i can sure as shit speak out against intolerance and hatred and people just plain being dicks towards those who are marginalized, or towards children, or towards people weaker than me.
love thy neighbor. you are your brother’s keeper. do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
i can do that.