I'll preface this by saying that, like any other self-respecting leftist, I didn't vote for Hillary Clinton. In fact, I spent a larger portion of my time criticizing her because I, like most others, incorrectly accepted that the odds were heavily in her favor. What liberals could never come to terms with was the difference (or lack thereof) between subjective and objective violence. The subjective violence, of course more obvious - the kind inspired by Trump's open racism, sexism, etc.- is easy to accept. It doesn't require any effort, any deeper understanding, any reading, it only requires empathy. But the objective (or systemic) violence, the results of a vast interconnected socio-economic system becoming increasingly rooted by globalization - the kind that toppled Iraq and made way for the rise of ISIS, the kind currently in conflict in Syria, installed in Afghanistan, and responsible for countless innocents bombed in any of the seven countries that the (Democratic!) Barack Obama administration is currently droning - that is harder to understand. Society is increasingly becoming more and more complicated, and I understand the need to withdraw into a basic "anti-bigotry" ideology, fighting the monsters you can see rather than the ghosts that you can't.