Charles McRay Blow (August 11, 1970 -)
There is a legitimate argument to be made that a spiral of recriminations will always descend into a hole of collective harm…
There has to be some acknowledgment that children were taken from their parents, some locked in cages, and that many may never be reunited with their parents again.
We have to acknowledge that Trump is a racist — something proven over and over again by his own words and actions — and that he still received a record number of votes for a sitting president anyway.
We have to acknowledge that he bragged about sexually assaulting women, had scores of women accuse him of sexual misconduct and was revealed to have paid off at least two women for their silence about alleged affairs.
We have to acknowledge that he has disparaged Mexicans, Muslims, Haitians and African nations.
These things happened. These people who supported him mostly knew these things happened. In many cases they heard Trump say them live on television or tweet them from his Twitter account.
Read the full article here. NYT December 16, 2020.
***Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on your day of inauguration. I and the nation you will now lead are grateful for your victory.