I've tolerated all I can.
There was one of many responses to the Twitter war going on with Meryl Streep and Ron Howard fighting against Trump that stood out, and I have posted it below. While the speech given by Streep would have undoubtedly still made the news cycle, it would have disappeared much faster and been less impacting if Trump had not decided to tweet about it, calling the receiver of nearly 160 awards as being ‘overrated,’ and whined about being ‘attacked.’
Twitter wars by a sitting President. I could comment on this for days on end, but what’s the point? I could comment endlessly about the upcoming Trump presidency, as well. But, again, what’s the point? What’s done is done, and we will all have to face the consequences that a minority of voters have foisted on us. And there will be consequences, and they will be dire, and they will effect all but those who are at the very top.
But, I digress.
This article focuses on the request for ‘us’ to be tolerant towards the incoming administration. This request and others like it have come directly from those who had not given ‘us’ the same courtesy, to the point where the hypocrisy is so thick it requires a snow plow to navigate. Be that as it may, here is the post in question, and if anyone knows who wrote this (and if it can be verified), let me know in the comments. I’d like to give credit where it is due. Basically, this sums up in a different way what I wrote about the other day regarding how backwards things are.
How after eight years of deplorable behavior towards President Obama and his administration, that we should somehow ‘put it all behind us’ and show our unfettered support for Trump & Co. I find myself unable to do so.
Anyhow, without further adieu:
I listened as they called my President a Muslim. I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys. I listened as they said he wasn’t born here. I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could. I saw the pictures of him as Hitler. I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice. I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog. I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was. I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
I watched as they did just that. I listened. I watched. I paid attention.
Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant. To move forward. To denounce protesters. To “Get over it.” To accept this…
I will not. I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be. I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get. I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country. I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice. I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them. Them. The people who voted for him. The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win. I will do this so that they never forget. And they will hear me. They will see it in my eyes when I look at them. They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them. They will know that I know who they are. They will know that I know what they are.
Do not call for my tolerance. I’ve tolerated all I can. Now it’s their turn to tolerate ridicule. Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day forward is now Trump’s fault just as much as they thought it was Obama’s. I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give.
– Author unknown.