You’re Not Voting For Hillary To Protect Me

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by Morgana Visser
Medium

Many Americans are rightfully scared shitless of Donald Trump; in particular marginalized people. But for many of us, we do not have the privilege of it being the first time we are truly afraid for our lives.

And because I am afraid of Donald Trump, I am expected to vote for Hillary. As if I am not scared of Hillary Clinton as President. But I am; in fact, many marginalized people are rightfully horrified of Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton’s presidency will entail imperialism, colonialism, neoliberalism, and militarism reaching every inch of the world. The entire global south, is threatened with the presence of Donald Trump. But no safer is the global south under Hillary Clinton’s reign of terror. For many marginalized people, we are always scared and horrified, worried for our safety — electing Democrats like Obama and Hillary have not and will not make us safer. We do not have the privilege of feeling or being any safer under Democrats opposed to Republicans.

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