Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Via Banter: Yes, You Should Shame Your Trump Voting Relatives At Thanksgiving Dinner They've gone beyond politics and should be treated like the pariahs they are.

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Every year, there are somewhat tongue-in-cheek articles about how to deal with your wacky Fox News watching uncle at Thanksgiving dinner. Usually, they preach patience and presenting facts. This article is going to be a little different. This year, you should treat them like child molesters, and not be shy about it.

Think about what they've done. They elected the single most unfit candidate in American history to the presidency. Donald is an unrepentant racist that is building a white nationalist administration. He has no respect for American values or traditions and has been promising to rule as a dictator from the beginning.

That's who your Donald voting relatives have put into the White House.

Since the election, there have been over 700 hate crimes perpetrated by white supremacists emboldened by Donald's hate speech. Last night, Rachel Maddow showed a video of Richard Spencer, one of the leaders of the "alt-right" (the slick repackaging of white nationalism), yelling "Hail Trump, hail our (white) people, hail victory!" and throwing a Nazi salute which was answered in kind by a number of men in the audience.

Richard Spencer is a huge fan of Trump's Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon. Bannon is the anti-Semite that ran Breitbart.com, a website that caters explicitly to Spencer's rabidly racist white nationalists. Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Preibus just refused to rule out registering MuslimsTrump's camp has spoken openly about the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII as historical "precedent."

That's who your Donald voting relatives have put into the White House.

For this sin against human decency, your Donald voting relatives should be shunned. They should treated as collaborators because that's what they are. They're the people in Germany who stood by and watched the Jews be herded into concentration camps and murdered. Except they're worse because at least the Germans had never seen anything like the rise of Hitler before. They had no frame of reference to understand what was happening to their country. Your Donald voting relatives have heard and read about Nazis their entire lives. They know and they didn't care.

Yes, they will have a million excuses for why they voted for someone they knew was a monster but they're all bullshit. It wasn't the economy. It wasn't ISIS. It wasn't unemployment. It wasn't Hillary's emails. It wasn't Bill's affairs. It wasn't Washington corruption. Every single reason they give is a lie and they know it. They wanted one thing and one thing only: To take "their" country back from that fucking n*gger in the White House. That's it. End of line. Full stop.

Your Donald voting relatives were so freaked out that a black man was president that once Donald told them it was not just permissible to be racist but necessary, they leapt at the chance to put Those People back in their place. And in doing so, they knowingly elected a man that will be all the things they were so afraid Obama was going to be: A tyrant. A dictator. A bully. An autocratic pig that will disregard the rule of law and treat America like his own personal playground. A brutal despot that will silence the media, arrest his political opponents and use the full power of the government to destroy his enemies.

That's who your Donald voting relatives have put into the White House.

Under normal circumstances, you shouldn't let politics come between family but this isn't normal. 

Your Donald voting relatives have chosen to stand and be counted with white nationalists like the KKK and they should understand that there are consequences for that. Trump promised them that he would end "political correctness" and they would be free to be racist assholes without paying the price for it. 

This is when you look them in the eye and tell them that they were wrong.

This is when you look them in the eye and tell them they've crossed a Rubicon. 

This is when you look them in the eye and tell them that they're no better than the white mobs that used to throw a party and lynch an innocent black man. 

This is when you look them in the eye and tell them that they're no better than the KKK burning a cross on a black family's lawn.

This is when you look them in the eye and tell them that you're ashamed of them and they've stained their soul.

It won't be fun. It won't be easy. It won't be a happy memory. But it's necessary. Your Donald voting relatives want to normalize what they've done and that cannot happen under any circumstances. You need to rub their nose in their shit until they realize their actions will never be accepted, will never be anything but an albatross around their neck for the rest of their days. And if they can't handle that truth, let them go build a new family with their fellow white nationalists. Then they can see how much they enjoy attending white power parades and openly discussing killing all the Jews and other mongrel races.

Because that's who your Donald voting relatives have put into the White House and they should not be allowed to forget it for one second.
Justin Rosario
Justin Rosario at the Daily Banter

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