Post-election links

John Scalzi says if someone votes for Trump but doesn’t like him being a racist, that person still voted for a racist.

•Similarly, This Ruthless World responds to Trump voters who insist they’re not racist. “Who the fuck cares whether or not you are personally racist when you vote for racists?  Who gives a shit if you privately disagree with racist policies if you support political platforms that incorporate those policies?  Who gives a rat’s ass about the warm tears you shed for the downtrodden when you enable their oppression?  What the hell does it matter if you “have black friends” if you enable policies designed to turn those friends into second-class citizens, maybe not citizens altogether (and also what kind of a shit “friend” are you)? The supposedly sensible things you say in your parlor do not make a difference in people’s lives.  How you vote, who you support, and what political movements you legitimize with your support – those things make a difference in people’s lives. And if you support Trump, you are hurting many, many people simply on the basis of race or where they were born.”

•Slacktivist says we should make it clear that the white supremacists who think they’re speaking for us do not speak for us.

Harry Reid: “If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.”

•Sure, Republicans’ top priority in 2008 was making Obama a one-term president (by their own admission). Bygones! According to sensible pundits we must come together and give Trump a chance.

•NK Jemisin isn’t having any of that crap: “Are you so afraid of a world where everyone gets to dream that you would rather impose a nightmare on us all? Apparently so. Well. This changes nothing for me. My ancestors helped build this country, so I’ll be damned if I let a bunch of whining, shortsighted fools either run me out of it or destroy what they spilled blood to achieve. And I’ll be damned if I let Trump or his ilk threaten the lives and opportunities of my friends and neighbors without fighting back by every means at my disposal.”

•Once again, right-to-life means any amount of suffering is justified if you can ban abortion.

•David Neiwert looks at Trump’s deplorables, and back at the far-right reaction to Obama’s election. Unsurprisingly, they’re no nicer when they don’t win.

•The possible impact of a Trump presidency on daily life.

•A former Russian reporter says the autocratic power Trump can exercise will make it easy to compromise with him (media cooperating for White House access say). But we shouldn’t.

•The head of CBS says Trump was awesome for ratings and entertaining. Leslie Moonvees is, of course, a rich white guy.

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