A lot of very kind, thoughtful people told me they think i made a mistake tonight. I'm going to reflect on this & respond after some sleep.
After listening, it's clear I conflated personal empathy for victims of violence w/ institutional support for @NCGOP denying others rights.
That was wrong, and selfish, and it doesn't make sense to oppose political violence by supporting those attacking civil rights. I'm sorry.
I'll be withdrawing my donation & continuing to support organizations fighting for justice & civil rights in NC and beyond, as I have been.
Those who corrected me were mostly younger folks & those who've maintained moral clarity in making decisions. I'm thankful for your counsel.
Richard Bottoms @rbottoms
We don't solve our problems in this country by bombs, and certainly it isn't the left that favors it. pic.twitter.com/opJLeMUf7n
this I know.
Torraine Walker @TorraineWalker
Thank you for listening. I feel you were really trying to be kind but the NCGOP is actively trying to curtail civil rights.
they absolutely are. I get that and am sorry I didn't put that first.
Spooky Negro Jew™ @TurboQueerJC
I'm glad you were able to listen to criticism without dismissal. That can be hard to come by these days
well, I know I'll make mistakes, I just get to do it a lot more visibly. So it goes.
Genderqueer Warrior @Anonyqueer
TY. I know my words were harsh, but owning up to a mistake takes courage most people sadly lack. I myself was in a bad place.
understood. Having a public platform means taking my lumps publicly. That's fair.