We are too nice. On mainstream media, with a few exceptions, white liberal pundits and commentators mince their words and are afraid to speak truth to power. Our unwillingness to offend others tends to correlate with high empathy and concern about social justice issues, but now is not the time for us to be polite.
In the media, it’s the anti-Trump conservatives, like Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, who are speaking up fearlessly against Trump and his heartless, anti-American policies, not white liberals, who still make excuses and try to find “reasons” for why he does the things he does. There are no good reasons. His mind doesn’t work like a normal person’s. He is not a good person and never will be. He cares about no one but himself. He will never change. He’s a liar, a grifter, a con artist, a malignant narcissist, a racist, a misogynist, a fascist, and an all around bad person. We need to stop pretending he has “better angels” just waiting for the right moment to reveal themselves, because he doesn’t. So we need to stop using weasel words and euphemisms. That just dilutes our message and will ultimately help Trump achieve his totalitarian goals.
Our unwillingness to offend is going to kill us. Democrats and liberals, THIS is the way it should be done: