Thursday, June 2, 2016

Like What He Said

David Neiwart on Facebook:

Friends may have noticed that I have become very cranky of late on the subject of voting for Hillary Clinton in the general election. Put into simple terms: If you are a ‪#‎NeverHillary‬ voter — or a Trump voter, which in the end is the same thing — just unfriend me now. You are not a friend of mine.

I have spent the past 14 years trying to warn the public about the proto-fascist threat coming down the road at us through the auspices of the increasingly radicalized conservative movement and its official organ, the Republican Party. I’ve even published two books describing this threat — five and six years before it actually emerged.


But if you can’t understand that a Donald Trump presidency would be an extinction-level event for American democracy — and especially if you are so fanatically blinkered that you think that Clinton and Trump are actually comparable or similar — then you have neither paid any attention to the matters that I’ve spent the past 14 years focused on, and/or you simply have no respect for it. You are, on a very deep level, no friend of mine.

I tend to avoid posting political stuff on Facebook — that’s why I have a blog — but if I did, I would have said the same thing.  He said it much better, though.

One bark on “Like What He Said

  1. Hilary is not my ideal candidate but I will dance to the polls in November to vote for her. Donald is not to be trusted on any level at all. He is scary. Hilary is not. Add to that that I have voted in every presidential election in years and not one time have I had the opportunity to vote for someone of my own sex. It is a no brainer. Would I trust Hilary to have her finger on the nuclear button? Compared to the Donald, you bet your sweet

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