Word Of The Day Challenge: CONSENT
Among my family members and friends are people who consider themselves ” Good Republicans ” who say they don’t like Trump and they do things like fly the flag on the 4th of July and they post pictures of soldiers on their FB walls on Veterans day and they ever so gently point out I belong to a party ‘with the same kinds of problems ‘ as republicans so why bring up things like Trump’s deadly attack on our Capitol and Trump’s distasteful bromances with Dictators?
Of course President Obama was never accused of rape or for paying an adult film actress for her silence before his election and President Biden didn’t instruct law enforcement to shoot people in face when he wanted to clear the area for a photo-op and as far as I know he doesn’t think much of White Supremacists or Tucker Carlson.
But to their credit, they don’t rant and rave and claim that Democrats are cannibals who prey on children and they would never support the argument that we weren’t attacked on September 11th.
The problem is, they don’t say anything critical about Trump or the Republican party at all. And even though I care for my friends and family who are republicans I have taken note of the ones who have remained silent because –
“Your silence gives consent.”
and their silence is absolutely deafening.