I am so pissed off by the immigration ban, and all the circumstances surrounding it. I feel as if the most pessimistic predictions about a Trump presidency are coming to fruition, and the truly morbid ones sound realistic. Are we currently witnessing the rise of the American Hitler? The fall of the US? Is this the prelude to WWIII, this time with nuclear weapons? Does anything else matter?
When I set out to write a post, I usually start with a potentially contentious point, and build arguments in favor or against it. But in this situation, there is no contentious thesis, and no one to argue with. This is unacceptable, and I can’t think of what else to say about it. I don’t think I could bear to turn it into yet another thesis and essay. Blogging simply isn’t the right tool to address this problem.
I have a draft, entirely unwritten, where I talk about the value of low-priority activism. For example, atheist activism is still valuable even though religion isn’t the root of all evil. Feminism is still important even if not everything can be blamed on the patriarchy. It’s okay to fight for a thing that is not the most important thing. Anyway we don’t even know what the most important thing is. You get the general idea.
I still stand by this thesis, but just this moment I’m not feeling it. Because right now we do know what the most important thing is, and that is to stop Trump.