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noordinaryspider wrote

"Stop complaining and vote" does not make logical sense and sounds like victim-blaming and silencing the voices of people who have genuine issues.

Can I try to explain?

Does everybody in the State of California need to STFU? People in the State of California were certainly allowed to vote after Donald Trump had already won enough electoral votes in the East Coast of the United States of America for it to be rational to believe that Donald Trump would be the new President of the United States of America before most normal Californians were able to leave their normal jobs, smoke their normal pipes, drink their normal martinis, and get ready to go to their normal polling places.

All these normal people in their normal lives in their normal California homes in their normal United States of America might have felt a bit glum. They might have decided to express their emotions by voting for Hilary Clinton, but the normal people in their normal California in their normal United States of America knew that expressing their feelings could not change reality.

Some of these normal people might have chosen to express their normal feelings by checking the normal box for "none of the above" or "write-in candidate". That is normal. Feelings are normal. Maybe it made the normal people feel better to check that box and write "Donald Duck" instead of checking the box for Hilary Clinton.

Feelings are normal. The normal people expressed their normal feelings normally. They knew that Donald J. Trump was going to be the next president of the United States of America no matter how they felt about it.

Some people who aren't normal might have stayed home, gotten drunk, sucked their thumbs, had sex, or done other non-normal-people things because that made their feeling stop hurting faster than voting for Hilary Clinton would have.

I think the normal people have a right to feel feelings even if they voted for Donald Duck instead of Hilary Clinton. I think the not-normal people have a right to feel their not-normal feelings too.

Feeling feelings isn't a crime. Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States of America. This makes some people feel feelings. I do not believe that anyone has the right to tell somebody else what feelings they are allowed to feel.

I genuinely believe that I talk too much so I am going to shut up after I say one more thing:

If you are a citizen of the United States of America and you didn't vote, I don't hate you and you can complain to me all you want.