If the headline sounds insane, that’s because it is. Liberals have always been crazy but the election of Donald J. Trump has exposed their madness in an epic way. An editor for Think Progress is so traumatized by the President-elect that he’s having paranoid delusions that his plumber is a Nazi capable of extreme anti-Semitic violence. This is going to be a rough 4 and maybe 8 years for the left.
Ned Resnikoff is a senior editor at liberal shitpile Think Progress. Recently he posted this on social media:
Wanted to share an experience from earlier today. This afternoon, I had plumber over to my apartment to fix a clogged drain. He was a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional. But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news.
Oh no, a white guy with a job came to this liberal’s house. Everyone knows employed white men are worse than Hitler. I’m joking here, but keep reading because that’s where this going.
And while I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name was Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home. I have no real reason to believe he was a Trump supporter or an anti-Semite, but in my uncertainty I couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger. I was rattled for some time after he left.
Potential danger? Of what, a clean running drain?
I’m very privileged insofar as this sense of danger is unfamiliar to me. And I know I feel it much less accurately than a lot of other people right now. I’m still a straight, white guy who can phenotypically pass for gentile. Plus my name is pretty WASP-y.
But today was a reminder that ambiguous social interactions now feel unsafe and unpredictable in a way that they never did before. And even if Trump is gone in four years, I don’t expect to ever reclaim that feeling of security. That’s just one more thing you voted for, if you voted for him.
To recap: liberal calls a plumber, he was a nice person and did a good job, and the liberal now fears for his safety because of Donald Trump. This is both parts sad and hysterical.
I voted for Trump because I want to keep my gun rights, he wasn’t Hillary Clinton, and Hollywood assholes promised to the leave the country if he won. Had I known Trump’s election was going to make liberals terrified of everything for the rest of time I would pulled some democratic-style voter fraud and voted for him twice.