From Mashable:“As writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” the letter reads. “American history, despite periods of nativism and bigotry, has from the first been a grand experiment in bringing people of different backgrounds together, not pitting them against one another.”
Trayvon Martin case? Ferguson riots?
“The rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response.”
Reality check: We asked our American friend, who is their audience?, given what we all obviously know, and he said: I am serious. For this stuff, themselves.
Because the cool people are now posturing only for themselves. Not for the uncool majority.
See also: His It’s Over, Over Here Why Trump had to be the nominee.