A vote for Donald Trump is a vote for fascism. When President Trump speaks, he knows what he is saying. It’s hard for us to know if he’s saying things that are intentionally fucked up or if he literally cannot follow his own train of thought. However, there are some things he says that are purposeful: He said “law and order” over and over in the Funny man I like Wine and running and maybe 3 people vintage shirt besides I will buy this first debate—and that is a racist dog whistle for white supremacists. He said, “Proud Boys, stand back, stand by.” He said, “There are very fine people, on both sides,” after Charlottesville. Men were showing up, armed to the nines, at state capitols to protest the stay-at-home and mask orders, and he commended them. When unarmed and peaceful protests against violent and extreme police brutality took place, he dismissed activists as looters.
Things that Trump says—like how he will not guarantee a “peaceful” transition of power if he loses the Funny man I like Wine and running and maybe 3 people vintage shirt besides I will buy this election—are really scary for any rationally minded person. However, I’m finding these sentiments especially hard to take, thanks to the PTSD, anxiety, depression, and ADHD I experience. Because of this, it is not hard for me to imagine the way almost any situation can become a worst-case scenario. My roommates and I stay up late most nights, worrying about if things go south, how many more of us will die, how can we escape the country, or how will we survive to 25.