According to the general consensus, Trump lost this election. Joe Biden secured more than the 270 electoral college votes he needed to win. It‘s over. Done. Finito.
But Trump refuses to publicly acknowledge this fact. Just yesterday he tweeted more baseless claims about supposed voter fraud, and he’s declared multiple times on twitter that he’s going to win the election since losing the election.
He’s submitted a budget proposal for 2021, he won’t let Biden talk to foreign leaders, and his campaign staff has been instructed not to contact Biden’s transition team. …
During the last town hall, Trump agreed to a peaceful transfer of power after flip flopping on the issue in recent debates (after initially saying he would back in June.)
Constitutional crisis averted.
If he sticks to his word, America is not destined to become a dictatorship- at least, not with Trump at the helm. He was elected the 45th president of a Democracy and he will exit the 45th president of a Democracy. (And I can’t imagine a world where Joe Biden becomes a dictator.)
In theory, our Democracy should be safe. …
If every time you went to the hospital your nurses and doctors were white, you would make an association between white people and healing.
If you only had white doctors and nurses you wouldn’t associate BIPOC with healing.
If you were to visit any major hospital now (strongly recommend against doing that) you would see BIPOC phlebotomists, nurses, and doctors. You probably wouldn’t even think twice about it. You’d probably think “I’m at the hospital to be healed and these people are healing me.” …
Race science is an alternative, illogical, and all around terrible explanation for why inequality persists.
Proponents of race “science,” or race “scientists,” present themselves as messengers of uncomfortable truths. They claim society has blinded itself to uncomfortable facts in favor of achieving a goal that can never be achieved.
But the idea that race science is uncomfortable and people would rather believe inequities are the result of racism and discrimination isn’t entirely accurate. It’s true that many people find race science uncomfortable and would rather believe inequities are the result of racism and discrimination, but it’s equally true that many people find the idea of racism and discrimination still affecting people’s lives today uncomfortable (because it attributes blame to particular groups) and would rather believe inequities are the result of innate differences. …
Republicans often tell people not to take Trump seriously.
“He was being sarcastic”
“He doesn’t mean what he says”
“That’s just Trump being Trump”
It’s the only way they can continue to justify supporting their candidate.
Because if the things he’s said were not jokes, we would have a president who is calling for their political rivals to be locked up, a president who is attempting to meddle with COVID testing because it might make him look bad, a president who suggested putting a deadly trap along the border (a moat with dangerous animals), and a president who is not willing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. …
CREDIT: Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash
The modern left wants equality and justice. The same things the old left wants.
The difference: The old left wants a more equal and just society because a more equal and just society would be a happier, richer place. The modern left wants a more equal and just society for the sake of having a more equal and just society.
There’s a critical difference between these two schools of thought.
A society that is equal and just because everybody is living their best life is a Utopia.
A society that is equal and just because everybody is suffering and nobody is happy is a Dystopia. Literally. Kurt Vonnegut’s “2081” to be exact. …