Thursday, November 05, 2020

Who Half of Us Are

I don’t ever want to hear “this is not who we are” ever again.

This is very clearly who half of us are.

Myke Cole
via Facebook
November 3, 2020

Related Off-site Links:
Millions of White Voters Are Once Again Showing Who They Are – Brandon Tensley (CNN Politics, November 4, 2020).
We Now Know What America Is – Andrew Mitrovica (Common Dreams, November 4, 2020).
A Large Portion of the Electorate Chose the Sociopath – Tom Nichols (The Atlantic, November 4, 2020).
Exit Polls Point to the Power of White Patriarchy – Charles M. Blow (The Baltimore Sun, November 5, 2020).
If Donald Trump Wins a Second Term, Blame White People – Brittany Cooper (TIME, November 4, 2020).
Making Sense of the Morning After – Libby Anne (Patheos, November 4, 2020).
The Media Has It Wrong. Record Latinx Turnout Helped Biden. White Voters Failed DemsDemocracy Now! (November 5, 2020).
America’s Problem Is That White People Want It to Be a Failed State – Umair Haque (Eudaimonia & Co, November 1, 2020).
Blaming Trump Is Too Easy: This Is UsMSNBC News (August 5, 2019).

UPDATES: Chilling Scences: Guns Seen Outside Vote-Counting Centers as Trump Supporters March With Weapons – Tim Sullivan and Adam Geller (Associated Press News, November 7, 2020).
Trump’s Effort to Steal Election and Sow National Chaos Is Taking Place in Broad Daylight – Jon Queally (Common Dreams, November 7, 2020).
Donald Trump's Refusal to Concede Is No Joke – It's a Dangerous Precedent – Nesrine Malik (The Guardian, November 16, 2020).
Trump's Election Power Play: Persuade Republican Legislators to Do What U.S. Voters Did Not – Michael Martina, Karen Freifeld, and Jarrett Renshaw (Rueters, November 19, 2020).
Could Trump Defy Popular Vote By Halting Voter Certification? – Jessica Lee (Snopes, November 19, 2020).
The Coup Stage of Donald Trump’s Presidency – Masha Gessen (The New Yorker, November 20, 2020).
Judge Rejects Last-Minute Claim That Pence Can Ignore States’ Presidential Electors – Matthew S. Schwartz and Barbara Campbell (NPR News, January 1, 2021).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Trump’s Playbook
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump
Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump
On International Human Rights Day, Saying “No” to Donald Trump and His Fascist Agenda
Trump's America: Normalized White Supremacy and a Rising Tide of Racist Violence
Global Condemnation for Trump's Latest Ignorant and Racist Comments
Fascism Is Upon Us
“We Have an Emergency On Our Hands”: Marianne Williamson On the “Freefall” of American Democracy
“The Republican Party Has Now Made It Official: They Are a Cult”
Election Eve Thoughts
Election Day USA, 2020
We Cannot Allow a Biden Win to Mean a Return to “Brunch Liberalism”
“Now Is the Time to Reaffirm Our Belief in Democracy”

Image 1: President Donald Trump’s last rally before the 2020 election in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo: Peter van Agtmael / Magnum Photos for TIME)
Image 2: Donald Trump. (Photo: Reuters / David Becker)

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