Democrats raising money to re-open the GOP office in North Carolina are annoying as all hell. You aren't being the "better person". You are supporting Republicans.
I do not support arson. I do not believe people are "asking for it" until they actually, literally ask for it. And I do not support the destruction of property.
I ALSO DO NOT support white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, assault, and literally any of the other items on the long list of Republican "values" that have been tacitly and explicitly endorsed by their candidate for president (the very same candidate which this office was primarily established to support).
There's a myth in this country that "hearing ALL differing views" is important. Sure. There is debate on how best to educate our children, how best to tax people, how best to provide healthcare. -- All very important, qualitative and quantitative debates to be had.
But there is no debate on the value of lives, especially lives of color. That is the moral objectivity that many in this country - predominantly Republicans - attempt and often succeed to obfuscate.
Until the lives of people of color, particularly trans women of color, are safe from disproportionate violence in this country, I'm not gonna support, in any way shape or form, an institution that is literally seeking their continued subjugation.
So I plead with democrats and liberals who are seeking to be a better person... Do not associate yourself with this arson. By doing so, you are adopting a problematic and false narrative that Republicans want to use to convince the white voting populace in this country that liberals are only violent and of color.
Associate yourself with donating to causes that save people who need saving. This suburban campaign office which no one was harmed in is the literal last thing anyone needs to throw money at. PLEASE consider donating to almost ANYTHING else.
One more time for those in the back: I do not support arson. I do not believe people are "asking for it" until they actually, literally ask for it. And I do not support the destruction of property.