Tensions are high as the votes are tallied.
But that does not excuse blatant insults to a specific demographic.
Now, Maxine Waters said seven stunning racist words against Trump voters.
Waters was hosted on SiriusXM’s show “The Joe Madison Show” to discuss the current state of the presidential election.
And she had harsh words for anyone who disagreed with her.
She said that she is disgusted by any “black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump.”
Waters continued, lamenting how she did not understand how any black American could vote for Trump.
“It just hurts me so bad to see blacks talking about supporting Trump. I don’t know why they would be doing it. I don’t know why it is on their minds.”
She continued, explaining the importance of voting and how she believes America would be going in a severely wrong direction if Trump is reelected.
“The divisiveness that this deplorable human being has caused, the confrontation, the dog-whistling to the right-wing, the white supremacists, the KKK, and they are coming alive. They are emboldened because they have a leader.”
She noted how Trump was critical of former Democratic Reps. John Lewis of Georgia and Elijah Cummings of Maryland:
“He’s a racist. He does not have any appreciation for black people and black women in particular. He has no respect for us. He is not doing anything for us. For those black young men who think somehow they can align themselves with Trump, not only are they terrible mistaken, any of them showing their face, I will never, ever forgive them for undermining the possibility to help their own people and their own communities.”
These words come as a severe blow to an entire demographic.
Her beliefs are strongly rooted in her anger against the way she has seen politicians and others treat people of her community.
But that does not give her clearance to insult an entire group of people who believe differently than she does.
Her harsh words demonstrate the polarizing nature of politics and the utter divisiveness inherent to the system.
The thinking is “If anyone disagrees with your beliefs, they must be a horrible, immoral, disgusting person.”
This is the main problem of politics.
We should be able to communicate what we believe without being berated for it.
On the other hand, we should strive to listen to other people’s opinions without berating them for their beliefs.
Politics as a whole has become a battlefield of strict Manichean thinking.
People only think in absolutes.
In order for the country to grow and progress, especially in these tense and uncertain times, we must work towards a goal of understanding and not outright rejection.
This is not what Waters demonstrates in her comments to black voters.
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