I find myself feeling a deep dislike for all supporters of our flat-out fascist Federal regime now. These are people I want nothing to do with anymore. Financially-privileged white suburbanites. Rural #MAGAs. The entire states of Indiana, South Dakota and any of those that ever styled themselves part of the CSA.
I don’t want to use the word “hate” for what I feel, but it’s functionally indistinguishable. I have reached the point where I do not find it useful or even possible to make a distinction between a “person who supports a policy like that” and the policy itself. Empathy for such people is beyond my reach. And I don’t even feel motivated to try.
As for the people of color, the queer, the women, the disabled and the immigrants who are trapped geographically in amongst all that human fungus around them… I want to work now on shielding them from the worst of it and on rescuing them from it where possible.