If you’re worth $50 million dollars, and are a successful white actress in Hollywood, it really doesn’t matter who the president is: your life isn’t going to change much. That’s the epitome of what privilege is in this country. Minorities, women, members of the LGBT community, and any other group that Trump has targeted can’t say the same thing.
So, can someone please tell that to actress Susan Sarandon? Because I’m not sure if she knows this or not, but Donald Trump will be the GOP nominee. He has the support of 45 percent of the Republican base, and has won New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, three states that have predicted the eventual Republican nominee for years.
On the Democratic side, after Sanders decimated Clinton in seven of the last eight contests, anything goes. Clinton still holds an impressive delegate lead, but there’s still a long way to go.
However, Sarandon, an ardent Sanders supporter, made comments on MSNBC that should enrage any progressive that wants to spare this nation a Trump presidency no matter what. The Academy Award-winning actress hinted that those who support Sanders will not come out to support Clinton because she is, in their minds, “not authentic, that she’s a liar, that they don’t trust her.”
So, in her mind, “what difference does it make?”
When Hayes asked her if she could see herself voting for Clinton should Trump be the nominee, she responded “I don’t know, I’m gonna see what happens.” And why? Because he’ll bring the “revolution” a lot quicker than Sanders would.
“What difference does it make?” “I’m gonna see what happens.” I reiterate: when you’re a white actress worth $50 million, it doesn’t matter who the president is, you’re fine.
But for the rest of us, possibly letting a fascist maniac into the White House out of spite is a huge slap in the face. While conservatives openly flaunt their selfish privilege with their banker friends and Koch backers, “liberals” like Sarandon take a vindictive, passive approach to the issue at hand.
I want every progressive to repeat after me: Hillary Clinton is nowhere near “as bad” as Donald Trump. While Sarandon and her purist minions decide to “see what happens,” there’s millions of Muslims and immigrants who will literally be tagged, monitored, and in some cases, sent back to country they came from, thus splitting up their families.
While Sarandon arrogantly says “what difference does it make,” Trump’s Supreme Court nominees will double down on Citizen’s United, overturn Roe v. Wade and decimate unions.
The white, rich liberal arrogance perpetuated by privilege, at the hands of people like Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore, is a big part of what’s wrong with our political system. It breeds voter apathy. And guess what that gets us? President Trump.
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