I personally love cussing, and a lot of it has to do with that very point: these repugnant things are actually offensive, not our language. It’s also a great pain reliever to speak fully and freely.
But anyway, I do not have the spoons nor desire to write on this election any more. I’ve shared some of my thoughts elsewhere, but because of the traumatic and triggering nature of this entire election season, I will simply rely on Black folks who still have the bandwidth to do it.
Many of us are fearful for our lives, losing hope, and having to retreat and do self-care in ways we haven’t ever had to do. We are triggered by every mention of our false choices in a country never built for us, but that thrives because of our efforts.
It’s much too much.
The fact that I was able to read your article should let you know how useful (and non-threatening/non-triggering) I find your writing and analysis.
Thank you for that.