October 13, 2016
A must-read example of left-on-right ventriloquism…
John Biggs concludes:
I’m from Columbus, Ohio. I live in Brooklyn now. I’m voting Hillary. I’m angry all the time about this election. I wrote this so you can understand what you’re up against, what the people who are voting Trump are thinking. They’re not monsters. They want what we want: safety, security, health, and wealth. It’s not even us vs. them. It’s just us.
At this point in the game I think Hillary won. But this is just the beginning of what my friend Rich Svinkin calls “insurgent democracy.” We need to work together to get these grievances aired and solved, on both sides, or things will really get worse.
Here’s part of what came before — mostly accurate, I thought…
You come into my bar looking for fancy wine or some kind of craft brew when we all know this place serves three things — cheap beer, sandwiches, and conversation. Why are you bringing your shit here? What’s the point? Let me have what I love the way I let you have what you love. (…)
My friends and I are voting in a block. We know the score. We have all the information we need to make a decision about that Crooked Hillary. You have your opinions we have ours. Facebook is a big place and our worlds don’t overlap. I like it that way because you really piss me off. (…)
My world isn’t your world. It can be but not right now. You say I’m fucking up the environment with the coal I dig. You say I’m fucking up society with my religious beliefs. You say I’m killing people with the guns I’ve been taking special care of, the guns that maybe my grandpa carried in France seventy years ago. I’m not killing people. I know who is and it isn’t me or my friends.