13 Nov 2016

Best Liberal Reactions to Election, 4: “Here’s Why We Grieve Today”

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North Raleigh Community Church Pastor John Pavlovitz says that when you voted for Trump, you were making more than a political choice:

I don’t think you understand us right now.

I think you think this is about politics.

I think you believe this is all just sour grapes; the crocodile tears of the losing locker room with the scoreboard going against us at the buzzer.

I can only tell you that you’re wrong. This is not about losing an election. This isn’t about not winning a contest. This is about two very different ways of seeing the world.

Hillary spoke about a diverse America; one where religion or skin color or sexual orientation or place of birth aren’t liabilities or deficiencies or moral defects. Her campaign was one of inclusion and connection and interdependency. It was about building bridges and breaking ceilings. It was about going high.

Trump imagined a very selective America; one that is largely white and straight and Christian, and the voting verified this. Donald Trump has never made any assertions otherwise. He ran a campaign of fear and exclusion and isolation—and that’s the vision of the world those who voted for him have endorsed.

They have aligned with the wall-builder and the professed p*ssy-grabber, and they have co-signed his body of work, regardless of the reasons they give for their vote:

Every horrible thing Donald Trump ever said about women or Muslims or people of color has now been validated.
Every profanity-laced press conference and every call to bully protestors and every ignorant diatribe has been endorsed.
Every piece of anti-LGBTQ legislation Mike Pence has championed has been signed-off on.

Half of our country has declared these things acceptable, noble, American.

This is the disconnect and the source of our grief today. It isn’t a political defeat that we’re lamenting, it’s a defeat for Humanity.

We’re not angry that our candidate lost. We’re angry because our candidate’s losing means this country will be less safe, less kind, and less available to a huge segment of its population, and that’s just the truth.

Those who have always felt vulnerable are now left more so. Those whose voices have been silenced will be further quieted. Those who always felt marginalized will be pushed further to the periphery. Those who feared they were seen as inferior now have confirmation in actual percentages.

Whole thing.

Personally, I think this sanctimonious lunatic crap is Pavlovitz’s own problem and nobody else’s.

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5 Feedbacks on "Best Liberal Reactions to Election, 4: “Here’s Why We Grieve Today”"

Nori

After reading the whole thing,I went on to the 1,900+ comments. Bad move,I lost whole brain cells reading thru their sanctimonius angst. Princeton Girl has lots of twisted sisters.



Seattle Sam

It is a “defeat for Humanity” — provided that your definition of humanity involves a Utopian world that assumes humanity will suddenly abandon virtually all of its known behaviors. And, yes, I hope your voice will be further quieted. And, yes, I hope that those who feel inferior consider the possibility that that feeling derives from actually being inferior in some way.



GoneWithTheWind

There is an interesting juxtaposition in all of this. Hillary has said far worse things than Trump and far more often. Thanks to Wikileaks we also know the things she said to support the lgbqt and other whiners was all lies and she merely mouthed platitudes to get elected. The media was forced to cover up most of the things Hillary has said which were far worse than anything Trump has said. BUT the entire MSM and the left wing have been digging into Trumps past for a long time and the best they can come up with is that he swears and talks dirty!! If Trump had actually been a bigot they would have shouted the proof from the roof tops but they got nothing, zip nada, nothing! So like good lefties they make it up and their useful idiots repeat it as though it were true.



RICK

This double dose of projection is nothing but a plea for help. It is a conflation of each entitled to their opinion and the errant belief that all opinions are equal.

We do understand, brother do we ever.



bob sykes

For decades, the left has pushed identity politics for blacks, hispanics, asians and jews, but not for whites. Whites have finally noticed, and many, but not all, of them practiced identity politics this time around.

In the future, all our politics will be identitarian, and people will push for the narrow interests of their race. Unfortunately, multiracial empires like ours are very unstable once the various groups prioritize their own selfish interests. The empire then is held together by brute force. Good examples are Tsarist Russia, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Yugoslavia, Iraq and Syria.

Look at Syria and Iraq today, and see our own future.



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