DATELINE: Unpleasant Discovery
Thanksgiving is over, but not the political brawls.
Though many wanted to avoid politics during the traditional dinner, it was truly unnecessary. Offended parties likely avoided breaking bread with the newly minted, newly hated enemy: Victors of the Trump campaign.
We found that this number of indignant and raging sore losers were all Clinton supporters. They demonized anyone who voted for Trump as a racist, homophobe, and misogynist. This turn of events only occurred after the votes were counted.
They were prepared to continue to be your hypocritical friend if Clinton had won—and gloat over your support for Trump.
If Hillary had won, they might have been more tolerant.
Friends of long-standing now have unfriended Trump supporters and blocked their calls. If you had exchanged birthday cards for decades, or helped a friend through a crisis or two, you now learned that your vote for Trump made you anathema. Excommunicated.
It is certainly bracing to learn that people you liked and trusted for years really harbored a contempt for your politics that they could no longer forgive.
Not everyone who voted for Trump is racist, but Clinton supporters have broadened the definition to include anyone who didn’t agree with Hillary.
We find it interesting that the people who decried hate and haters turn out to be the worst offenders.
If you expect to call your former friends and Trump supporters with an apology, it may not work this time. And if you expect your quondam friends to recant their votes, that too is unlikely.
Perhaps it is indeed a time for giving thanks for finding out who your true friends are. Life teaches many unpleasant lessons and is patently unfair often—but finding out those you believed to be your friends are miserable and unfaithful is definitely a shocker.