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Deep Reservations About the “Anti-Trump” Movement by Caleb Maupin

  • Are you satisfied with the left remaining an isolated book club of middle class bohemians? Or do you actually want a new America?
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January 20, 2017 | Open Letter to J20 Protesters

Dear J20 Protesters, 

These are not emotionless times in the United States of America. Anger is running high all across the country. If you have a moment, I urge you to calmly please consider just a few things I have to say. I’m not a Trump supporter, but I have some deep reservations about the “Anti-Trump” movement.

First, you are absolutely right to be offended, angry, and triggered by Donald Trump’s words, and his victory in November. The statements he has made about about immigrants, Muslims, and women are unacceptable. His calls for massive deportations and his support for the police despite their record of brutality is not something any progressive can support.

Caleb Maupin, Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad 

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Berkeley protesters just fell into the most obvious trap imaginable. Again, Melissa B. Warnke, Los Angeles (CA) Times

  • What happened at Berkeley wasn’t heroic or principled; it was disorganized, and pathetic.
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