I’m sorry, I just feel the need to rant about this a bit.
The demographic voting breakdown for rapist politicians like Trump and Moore makes for very sad reading. Yeah, I know the Democrat, Jones, won in Alabama – hurrah and everything – but damn near 49% of the electorate still voted for Moore, so it’s not exactly changing the societal dynamics of the state any time soon.
Going by different polls, anywhere from 70-75% of white men and 55-65% of white women voted for these monsters.
Now, this is true for Republican candidates in general, including the non-monstrous ones. They get the majority of white votes, regardless of the political hue of the state. It is the only goddamn reason they are extending their extinction date as a political force in the US.
But does this need to hold true even for candidates who are confirmed sexual predators?
What gives, my conservative white friends? You give a really, really bad name to your socially constructed race.
Seriously, is white privilege really that important to y’all?
Does some arbitrary notion of bullshit ethno-nationalism tickle your heart so much that even sexual predators get a pass as long as they are spangled in American stars and oozing Judeo-Christian, nationalist rhetoric?
I ask mostly out of an extremely concerned love.
You see, due to various life processes and messy happenstance, the majority of friends and loved ones in my life are white. For the sake of my very inter-racial, transnational family, I’m hoping they would never vote for such scumbags.
But even beyond personal cricles, my life is rooted in North America and it does concern me that such a sizable majority of white people actively court ignorance and fear. The shit white people do, across the political spectrum, affects all of us in this current post-1492 moment of humanity’s history. Other communities fuck up and for the most part it only affects their communities. White people fuck up and it affects a lot more than just white people.
(Until climate change shits on us all with absolute impunity and color-blindness that is.)
For now, I’m not very keen on living through an America getting high on brute nationalism and roid-rage patriarchy.
And I know deep down – regardless of who’s reading this piece – you’re not either.
Because you likely have people you care about and/or need who are going to get fucked over in the process.
Including the imbeciles who vote for such filth.