If your vote is “undecided” you can’t sit with us

Jolie A. Doggett
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4 min readOct 1, 2020



⬆️⬆️⬆️ That’s me trying to find what it is some people see in Trump. After watching the first presidential debate, I’m not at all surprised by how ignorant, angry, rude, wrong, and racist the current president is. What does continue to perplex me is why so many people still support this man, share his ideologies, and plan to keep him in power.

There are a disturbing amount of Americans willing to vote for, harass others over and, in some cases, even kill for this man. This man who has lied about the severity of a virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans. This man who has locked children away in modern-day internment camps. This man who refused to denounce white supremacy and encourages violence against Black bodies. Really?! This is the man who’s captured America’s vote and threatens to do so again?

But that shouldn’t surprise me. In a right-on-time, article, our resident politics commentator, Danielle Moodie, points out that we’ve been here before. In the 40s and 50s, McCarthyism overtook American politics, persecuted innocent citizens and engulfed the country in paranoia and lies similar to what we’re seeing today.

“We don’t revere history or civics in America — maybe that’s why we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again and why Republicans never have to stray too far from their dusty playbook,” writes Moodie. “Create an enemy of a vulnerable community of people, instill fear in the public, rinse and repeat. In just four years, America has turned on its own people and made a mockery of our democracy.”

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When our so-called “American values” are put to the test, America continues to show her true colors time and time again. Honestly, at this point, if you or people you know are still willing to support Trump, just admit you’re racist so we can all go on with our day. Admit that you care more about single issues than you do about human lives.

I think we tend to look back at the politics of the past with 20/20 hindsight and wonder how could we ever let something like that happen. Yet, here we are. It’s happening again. This is our opportunity to be who we say we would’ve been “back then.” Our time is now. How are you gonna act?

Make good choices!

Jolie A. Doggett

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Jolie A. Doggett

writer | editor | reader | podcaster | people person | (i used to work here ☺️)