Aaron Sorkin Letter to his daughter

This letter by American Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar winning screenwriter, to his 15 year old daughter, sums up how many Americans felt about this election.  Vanity Fair is a mainstream publication, no Fox News bullshit.

 

http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/11/aaron-sorkin-donald-trump-president-letter-daughter

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19 thoughts on “Aaron Sorkin Letter to his daughter

  1. Oooooh my goodness…
    So many people is against him..

    How did he get so many voters…

    Something went very wrong..!!

    But too late to worry about what might have been ..or what is already done ✅

  2. I like the part about being politically active and this being a wake up call. Unfortunately, I think he makes the same mistakes many others on the Left make and he just throws out buzz words like racist and misogynists instead of actually looking at the facts of the matter. It’s easier to tar your opponent with slurs than educate yourself on the matter. The slurs are part of the reason Hillary lost.

    Calling someone racist doesn’t constitute an argument.

    “We’ve embarrassed ourselves in front of our children and the world.”

    Yeah. That’s true. Hillary was also an embarrassment and it points towards a broken system that needs fixing.

    “Angry young white men who think rap music and Cinco de Mayo are a threat to their way of life (or are the reason for their way of life) have been given cause to celebrate.”

    Lots of females voted for him as well. Young men actually didn’t support Trump. It was more poor middle aged men who supported Trump. His numbers among minorities also rose, especially among Asian Americans, compared to 2012 Republicans.

    But why let facts get in the way.

    “Abject dumbness was glamorized as being “the fresh voice of an outsider” who’s going to “shake things up.” (Did anyone bother to ask how? Is he going to re-arrange the chairs in the Roosevelt Room?)”

    No, because the media was too busy doing what he’s doing in this letter – slinging mud instead of actually reporting on the news. Calling people dunb because they voted for Trump isn’t going to convince them they’re wrong. It’s only going to deepen their resolve.

  3. conrfedcontessa, thanks for visiting my blog — love that as a result I found yours – this post is wonderful in that we all must do what we can to get sanity out there…

  4. Reblogged this on Scotties Toy Box and commented:
    I read the letter at the link, and it moved me with both pride and tears. I agree with it, with the message, and I will add my voice and help to make the best of this as he says. We will fight. We will do what we have to. We will do what we should do. Thanks Contessa for posting this, it is a great read. Hugs

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