“Fuck Trump” is having a moment. Robert DeNiro said it on the Tonys. It’s a T-shirt.
And it’s unworthy of any of us.
Passion is fine.
But if you seek change, work for change. And recognize that change will require persuading some people who are on the fence. They’re unlikely to respond to such a statement. There is a middle ground, surprisingly enough, so let’s not drop nuclear weapons on it.
There is no response to “Fuck Trump” except “Fuck you, then.” Not much of a debate.
Stupid and valueless slurs should remain off the table. When there is another president — which will happen, one of these days — then such a statement should remain off limits for criticizing them as well. If it’s off limits for them, it’s off limits for Trump.
Are you biggest enough to show respect to the office, even if you don’t respect the occupant?
It might be the only thing that holds the country together.