Open Letter: To my Trump-supporting family.

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Jul 7 68 Comments

http://mydaughtersarmy.org/open-letter-to-my-trump-supporting-family/

So now, two and half years into the alternative reality, I’ve come to grips that this isn’t some insane nightmare. This is reality. And seeing how Trump supporters (yourselves included) have behaved since then, I really was a fool for ever believing America stood for anything else.

I won’t bore you with my journey to “wokeness” or why the things you tolerate literally sicken me. Sexual predator? “They’re not hot enough to sexually assault.” Racist bully? “Fake news.” Uncompassionate bigot? “They should stay in their own damn countries.” Even if I had the capacity and patience to expound on every deviation from the America I thought existed, you wouldn’t care. Why? Because you’ve stopped listening. The rise of Fox News means you’ve stopped reading the papers. And even if you did, you wouldn’t be intrigued or inquisitive about what they say because you’ve bought into the idea that the press is the enemy of the people (except for Fox News and the National Review, which get passes because, well, why?).

You’ve stopped paying attention to anyone who doesn’t agree with your crystallized view of the world. You’re the mosquito of the Reagan era, completely unaware the sap has long hardened around you into amber. And frankly, it’s not even particularly pretty amber. It’s dull, opaque, muffled. You can’t see or hear through it and you don’t want to.

But to be honest with you, I’ve lost all interest in trying to break you free. At first, I really wanted to. I wanted you to understand how the promise of America was broken. I wanted you to see so we could find some way to fix it. But every time I tried, you trotted out some line you heard Trump spew (none of which make any sense whatsoever, by the way) or that some Fox News commentator has conned you into thinking reflects reality. So I’m done.

The America I believed in doesn’t exist. Instead, it’s a different country now, irretrievably. I get a bit melancholy about it sometimes, because promise and hope and opportunity are like political endorphins, and I miss them. And I miss you. I miss having conversations about our lives as though you hadn’t abandoned everything we ever believed in. I miss seeing your smiling faces without having to hold back a political tirade. I miss spending time with you without constantly wondering how you sleep at night knowing what this country is doing to the defenseless.

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  • Microsoft
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    Microsoft

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    The US is definitely “a different country now”.

    Even the far left NYTimes agrees. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/26/opinion/sunday/republican-platform-far-right.html

    But it wasn’t the right that changed.
    Jul 7 8
    • Lyft done2
      ^damm, on point
      Jul 7
    • Amazon yup!
      The graph is wrong. The Democrats are still significantly to the right of the British conservatives.
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft
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      Microsoft

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      Tier 1more
      Single dimensional models aren’t that great for representing political views.

      That said, the Conservative Party isn’t advocating for the #NewGreenDeal, free university for all, and open borders to the entire world.
      Jul 7
    • Amazon yup!
      The UKCP wants handguns banned, free healthcare for everyone, universities run by the state with tuition capped at an affordable rate and free for everyone earning under 25k GBP. They are significantly to the left of the US Democratic Party.

      The also support zero increase in carbon emissions to be achieved by taxing polluters, a ban on gasoline powered cars, etc.
      Jul 8
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      Nah, until they also want open border, illegal immigrants have free health insurance and can vote. UKCP can't match Democrats.
      Jul 8
  • Microsoft / Eng mybad
    Typical liberals/communists, ideology over family.
    Jul 7 3
    • Microsoft 🐰bunyqueen
      Bla bla bla....
      Jul 7
    • Google Devil
      Mybad name checkouts . He is used to saying it too often .
      Jul 7
    • Which is why your Trump-supporting relatives can’t just shut up about him. Right.
      Jul 7
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    What exactly is the point of this article? The writer sounds mentally disturbed.
    Jul 7 8
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      What does family have to do with the current president? Are you that shallow that you would trash your family based on whoever is currently in the White House?
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft 🐰bunyqueen
      Do you feign imbecility? It has nothing to do with an elected official per se, it has everything to do with moral, ethics and values. The writer also comes to the hard realization that may be his ideal view of the US was just smoke and mirrors, or that he was denying the hard truth...
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft STPfan
      Buny - although you are a treasonous little worm, Trump will never stop working for you.
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft 🐰bunyqueen
      😂
      Also: 🖕
      Jul 7
    • Google Devil
      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      Jul 8
  • Microsoft STPfan
    Jul 7 2
    • Amazon yup!
      Typical nonsense perfectly illustrating the point in the OP
      Jul 7
    • Lyft done2
      Yeah, I thought it was hilarious to
      Jul 7
  • Oracle / Product
    dbiA46

    Oracle Product

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    Trump 2020
    Jul 7 1
    • Lyft done2
      Trump 2024
      Jul 7
  • Amazon wamen
    -1
    Jul 7 1
    • Google Devil
      Love you wamen
      Jul 7
  • Lyft done2
    Pathetic child. She too will one day grow up
    Jul 7 2
    • Amazon yup!
      But will you?
      Jul 7
    • Apple / Eng djaodhev
      Maybe one day he’ll be able to get our ceos name correct. But I guess you don’t grow out of dementia :(
      Jul 8
  • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
    One thing I've learned in my career. Respect different opinion and learn if there are merits to it. Trump is simply anti PC with common sense.
    Jul 7 2
    • Microsoft / Other
      MrningStar

      Microsoft Other

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      Experienced. Degreeless. Polished. Ambitious. Black.
      MrningStarmore
      We may have SIGNIFICANTLY differing views on what constitutes 'common sense'.
      Jul 8
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      For sure, I can tell when illegal immigrants by law are called undocumented now.
      Jul 8
  • Google Devil
    Cerner man let’s exchange digits cause I would love to run it in your face in few years how wrong you were with trump . GOP Democrats nonissue trump hell mo ,
    Jul 7 7
    • Cerner pfdP78
      Your 5th grade level grammar tells me the only naked body you’ve touched is your own.
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft 🐰bunyqueen
      Incels only have imaginary wifes
      Jul 7
    • Google Devil
      Amen@ bunyqueen . I was naive as a bull I should have known better .
      Jul 7
    • Microsoft 🐰bunyqueen
      Are you in CA or WA or elsewhere?
      Jul 7
    • Google Devil
      I am in CA buny n u ?
      Jul 7
  • Cerner pfdP78
    Lol. It’s not us, it’s you. When you accept this reality and take accountability for your actions, you’ll finally be set free.

    MAGA.
    Jul 7 0
  • Google Devil
    Beautiful & well written . Agree country has changed and turned into an ordinary one . Things were in play for 20 years but with trump it’s just accelerating towards the worse . Now waiting for wave of trump supporters to bash this article with either pointing to economy which is artificially inflated via tax cuts and temp or just come back with 1 liners without any real content .
    Jul 7 0
  • Microsoft HdnF84
    +1
    Jul 7 1
    • Google Devil
      Love you hdnF84
      Jul 7
  • Google F0m38g
    Meanwhile in reality: public support for gay rights remain near record highs, approval of legal immigration is at historic highs even among Republicans, there's growing bipartisan support for drug legalization, crimes of all kinds still lie near historic lows.

    Americans are measurably more tolerant and peaceful even under this presidency. This sanctimonious "open letter" is just a cheap tactic to rile people up before the election.
    Jul 8 2
    • Microsoft / Other
      MrningStar

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      MrningStarmore
      Measurably more tolerant and peaceful? How exactly are you measuring this? Because according to the FBI hate crimes have statistically increased every year since Trump was elected, rising by double digit percentages nationally.
      Jul 8
    • Amazon wamen
      @MrningStar way to use ‘statistics’ to form a distorted view of the world.

      There were 6,063 reported hate crime incidents in 2016. -> 7,106 (in 2017). An increase of 1,043.

      Keyword: reported. Not convicted.

      Per capita, it is basically nothing: 300+ Million people.

      https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/hate-crime-statistics
      Jul 8
  • Apple / Eng tWBu16
    I’m glad people are starting to wake up to what Trump really is
    Jul 7 1
    • Lyft done2
      Totally agree. For the first two years I was absorbed in the fake news and I didn’t realize we had finally elected a true antiestablishment president who is revitalizing our country and improving the trajectory of our future. Now that my eyes are open I’m really fucking pumped
      Jul 7
  • Indeed / Mgmt Ryry
    Ah, TDS
    Jul 7 0
  • Oracle . 🍍😏
    Drumpfh resigned after reading this letter. Sad!
    Jul 7 0
  • Lyft done2
    I feel so sorry for the parents. They sound like good people
    Jul 7 0
  • Microsoft savagefckr
    Yep. That letter sounds more like a cry for help. It’s sad and I hope the author can find a good therapist and get some help.
    Jul 8 0
  • Nvidia btfd
    BENGHAZI
    Jul 7 0
  • Microsoft @FB
    BORING!
    Jul 8 0

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