Why I Will No Longer Write About Donald Trump After Election Day

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I was a nice, loving guy once upon a time. Always willing to help; calm in mind and body.

That nice, loving guy is still there, for sure. The calm has long since disappeared.

That guy has been obscured behind a wall of intense anger for the last four years.

I recently made a promise to someone I love and I’m going to stick to it.


I’m going to do my damndest to return to my old status quo.

Once the final election results are announced, the last of my rabid anti-Donald Trump pieces will appear online.

Really. This is not a Lindsey Graham promise.

I’ve been as outspoken as anyone, maybe more than most in terms of several dozen articles, over 2000 social media posts, and a book to be released next year. In so doing I’ve become angry for this country, angry towards those who cannot see through the charade.

I’ve put out a ton of effort over the last four years to spread the word about a man (I use that term loosely) I consider a traitor to the United States of America. I’ve done so at the expense of some people who care about me a great deal, and at times my health.

He has remained in office and so I kept up the battle against his re-election.

Many of you have shared my outrage. Every day, it appeared, was something new.

Rehashing or resuming the same old rage posts will serve no constructive purpose.

If Trump does win re-election, my fight will become focused elsewhere against him, outside of social media. Oh, I’ll still fight, though on a more public and hopefully effective scale.

My online bitching will be meaningless otherwise as the re-election battle will have ended. In less than two weeks at the time of this writing, after expending literal years of effort, I’m done with this strategy regardless of who wins.

If the results are contested, as expected, I’ll post until the final decision.

And then I’ll reclaim my time. Again, I will not give up the fight against the Trump con if he returns to office, but I need to become something more than just another voice shouting in the wind.

And, if Biden wins, he’ll be held up to account too.

I’ll be determining through the inevitable upcoming chaos where and how to refocus my social conscience. I do know writing will be a big part, though neither as compulsively nor emotionally, and not focused specifically on Trump.

More efficient writing will dictate this go-round, if there is another go-round.

That’s all I have for now; I am cautiously optimistic for 2021.

If I don’t say it again, for those to whom this applies thank you for fighting alongside me. For those offended by this post … we all have to coexist.

Let’s talk like human beings. It’s been far too long.

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Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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