On Donald Trump, Jon Stewart Spoke and Louis C.K. Did Not

The majority of voters may literally–literally–be on the cusp of voting a fascist into the White House. A fascist. I don’t use that term loosely. I mean a real fascist.

Yet here’s what I read at USA Today this morning: “Stewart joined several other A-listers at the annual charity event, including Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan, but he was the only one to focus on politics.”

This is not a business-as-usual moment in American history. It’s not. It’s an existential moment for everyone. If you’re silent now–this week, today–you’re responsible for what Donald Trump does with police powers and nuclear weapons as president tomorrow.

When he starts his two-front war–one domestic, fighting resistance to him at home, the other against foreigners (and make no mistake, that war is coming, and he’s going to relish that war)–you will be responsible for it. It’s not enough to vote. We’ve got to speak. Now. Wednesday of next week will be too late.

Are you silent now?


About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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