I believe a unified country is a strong country. There is no doubt about that. However, the time for sitting across the table with the right wing and “having the tough conversations” has come to pass. There is no “tough conversation” to have with a fascist. There is no “tough conversation” to have with a racist. There is no “tough conversation” to have with a conspiracy theorist. There is no bridge that can be built between reality and delusion.

I started this blog to mostly help myself cope with a country that had elected Trump. I believed I had been wrong, that I had been shut off from rural America, that I had not been listening. It turns out I was right, I was not listening. But what I was not listening to was the growing movement of people who have woken up to being oppressed.

Oppressed groups are divided right now. Some have turned to fascism and racial resentment as an outlet for their anger at being oppressed, some have rallied around leftist politicians and activist movements in an effort to rewrite our society’s policies to end this oppression. But there cannot be unity between those who hope to double down on oppression of “others” and those who hope to end it altogether.

Politics isn’t polite. It is a brutalistic competition for resources in a finite world. We won’t “bridge the divide” with fascists and racists, we will drag them kicking and screaming into a better world, whether they like it or not.

I guess you could say this blog is a place where I can dump all my thoughts and feelings on the matter.