The 2020 Presidential Election is on Tuesday November 3rd. I know that there are some Americans who are saying “I can’t wait until it is over, so we can stop with all of the political stuff”. This time, there won’t be a stop to the political stuff. Donald Trump opened a can of worms (several cans, actually) over the past four years. He crossed some lines that should never, ever, be crossed.

It would be one thing if one person (Donald Trump) was as awful a human being as he is. It’s another thing to learn that he has supporters who support his cruelty.

Racism: Donald Trump and his supporters are racists. It is the central fact of his presidency. All of the talk about “Immigration” is thinly veiled racism.

On top, a graph of the Slave States (the confederacy in the Civil War).
On the bottom, the states that voted for Trump.

Every slave state voted for Trump except for Virginia, and that vote was close. Do you think that happened by coincidence?

What do you think “Build The Wall” means? Have you ever heard Trump talk about reducing the number of white immigrants coming into the U.S.?
What do you think Donald Trump meant when he referred to Mexicans as rapists? What do you think Donald Trump was thinking when he caged children at the border?

Do you see any white children there? I didn’t think so.

Donald Trump is a racist. His supporters support him, and support racism.

Sexism:
Donald Trump is an awful sexist.
For those of you who are women, or are married to a woman, or for those of you with daughters, how do you feel about:
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”

Are you ok with that?
Did you ignore the allegations of rape and sexual assault?
How about the payoffs to porn stars?
The multiple affairs and divorces?

You ok with that too?

COVID-19:

Let’s make this easy. Covid-19 didn’t exist in this country at the beginning of 2020. COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-is-now-the-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-the-u-s1/. 235,000 Americans have died in seven months.

Let’s make this easy. Covid-19 didn’t exist in this country at the beginning of 2020. COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-is-now-the-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-the-u-s1/. 235,000 Americans have died in seven months.

For those of you who say “it’s just the flu”, Check out the “Battle Death” numbers in America’s Wars in the Veterans Affairs chart below:

World War I: 53,402
Korean War: 33,739
Vietnam War: 47,434

Those totals through all of their years? 100,000 less than COVID in 8 months.
The Civil War? (140,414 + 74,524)=214,938. Less than 8 months of COVID.
In a few months, the COVID deaths will pass by American World War II deaths.
Describing that as “just the flu” isn’t just ignorant. It’s repulsive.
And if you are thinking that COVID is no big deal, it is you I am thinking of when I say repulsive.

Donald Trump, and his supporters, failed miserably on this. He and his followers are responsible for their deaths. If you are a Trump supporter, you have the blood of 235,000 dead Americans on your hands.

Healthcare:
At least Americans have healthcare protections, and can seek healthcare now that they really need it, right? Read this Brookings Institute summary on how Trump has tried to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/10/09/six-ways-trump-has-sabotaged-the-affordable-care-act/

What is the motivation for taking healthcare away from Americans, especially at this time? The motivation is evil.

The Pro-Life Movement: there is a group of people who refer to themselves as the “pro life movement”. And they support Trump.

Which part of life do they support?
It can’t be the children that Trump put in cages.
It can’t be the 235,000 dead from COVID.
It can’t be the 30,000 annual victims of gun violence. (Trump is the largest recipient of NRA contributions of all time).
It can’t be the children Trump is trying to deny healthcare coverage for.

Whose lives are the pro-life movement in favor of? Is it only white Republican lives?

There is no going back to normal after this election. Donald Trump crossed some lines that should never be crossed. What he did to this country over the past four years will leave a permanent stain on our history, our psyche, and our souls.

If you support him, I cannot have any relationship with you. You support someone who is a racist, a sexist, whose negligence killed 235,000 Americans. If you support Donald Trump, that means that you are a racist, a sexist, and that you helped to kill 235,000 Americans. You can’t maintain your reputation, and support him. You have to make a choice.

I have tried to remove most of you from my Facebook feed, my Twitter feed, and my phone list. Feel free to do the same. You are a shameful lot, who wrap yourselves in slogans like “law and order”, “protect the flag”, and “pro-life” while practicing racism, sexism and cruelty to fellow Americans.

Your behavior has harmed the United States, killed 235,000 citizens, and will take us years to repair. Shame on you.

I make this commitment:
I will not purchase goods or services from any pro-Trump organization. Ever. (I’m a one percenter. I purchase a lot of goods and services).
I will do no work for, or with, a Trump supporter. (I suppose that could cost me financially, but since I just had the best financial year, and the best financial month of my life, I am not too concerned).
You can report me to my boss. (I am self employed).


Why do I speak out like this? I do so because I have never witnessed evil like this in the United States. I didn’t think that this evil existed here., until a few years ago, when the Nazi flags and the Confederate flags re-appeared, along with racism and anti-semitism right out in the open.

Donald Trump has normalized a type of evil that cannot be tolerated. I cannot remain quiet.

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Martin Niemoller