Lately there have been comments that since Donald trump has been “elected” President-with the Electoral college vote and have the voting public NOT voting- we who oppose his agenda should be quiet, put up with it, and not complain. There have been protests all around the country of people who oppose trump’s agenda-racist, sexist, homophobic, and downright neo-fascist, judging by the people he has on his staff, like Steve Bannon.
Conservatives act as if their opponents should stay in their place and be quiet; this is true especially about the anti-trump protests, which conservatives have accused of being entirely violent and anti-social; this from the faction that would love the state to use violence and force against their opponents, who have raved all along about staging a revolution if Obama of Hillary got elected, and who feel they have to take their guns for a walk all the time. THEIR violence is supposedly more moral than OUR violence. This accusation of violence is an attempt to de-legitimize the opposition, to say we are not decent and nice people and we should be ignored in public discourse.
What about when Barack Obama was definitely elected President? There were the complains that he was a Muslim from Kenya and not legitimately qualified to be President. From the start, the republican congressional leadership vowed to do everything they could to make it impossible for Obama to govern. SO, why should be accommodate trump?
And the aftermath of the trump victory has seen many incidents of racist intimidation, such as anti-Semitic graffiti, physical assaults on Muslim and African-American people, and taunts and verbal harassment. The trump victory was no mere election but an opportunity for the neo-fascists and racists to crawl from the woodwork and into the mainstream of politics.
Let me be clear-I will join in the protests against the trump agenda, and I will not ask the permission of those who would benefit from it-the plutocrats who benefit from tax breaks what working people have to make up for, and the racists and neo-fascists who enjoy the false of security of “racial superiority.”