Fears of Trump triumph
They say there’s a special place in hell for women who put down other women. After the U.S. election, I think we’re going to have to make some room for the Jews who support Donald Trump.
How can you possibly think anything good will come from this for you, your friends, your family and your community? It defies all logic that something celebrated by the KKK and comfortably “outs” anti-semites could also be celebrated by any single Jewish person.
Jews are told to remember the horrors of the Holocaust all the time, not just on Remembrance Day. Remembering isn’t enough anymore for me. I need action. I need to know that my community is supporting not just our community, but any community that’s marginalized or suffering from the hate of others. What use is our collective trauma if not put to something good?
So much is still uncertain, but this bizarre mutual acquaintanceship between Jews and the hateful, racist supporters of Trump terrifies me at this moment more than any possibility of what’s next. Because if the children and grandchildren of the people who suffered the worst genocide of the 20th century can’t remember how to do the right thing, who will?
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