Conservative Catholic blogger Matt Walsh can always be counted on to say the worst possible things at any given moment, and he didn’t disappoint today, dropping this nugget of wisdom on Twitter while so many Americans were heading to the polls:
Elections are important but, no matter who wins, 99.9999 percent of your daily life and existence will be completely unaffected by the results today. Just a bit of perspective.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 6, 2018
Because nothing says “I got privilege” quite like “It won’t affect me, so it can’t possibly affect you.”
Of course voting matters. Everyone who has a stake in the election — whether we’re talking about civil rights, church/state separation, or the ability to check corruption in this White House — knew exactly what was on the line. White evangelicals knew it too.
But before you lose your faith in humanity, read these glorious replies:
Congrats on being a white male
— Tom Payne (@justanactor) November 7, 2018
Correct take, votes 2016 made 100% difference to kids who were separated from their parents and caged.
— Orrite Then (@OrRite_Then) November 7, 2018
This, friends, is called callous privilege.
— EQ Vote Blue! (@foodieque) November 7, 2018
My mom got insurance through Obamacare for the first time in years and got a colonoscopy where they found a pre-cancerous polyp, so, uh…no. My mother is alive because of elections.
— The Wombat Resists (@UrsulaV) November 7, 2018
Your 99.9999 percent does not, then, include:
freedom from violence
the well-being of our neighbors
the future of our climate
trade with other countries
ability to obtain contraception
Enjoy your bubble.
— David George Haskell (@DGHaskell) November 7, 2018
Another reminder that although privileged white men run the country and dictate the outcome of all of our lives, they just so happen to have the least empathy and self awareness. �
— Octavia Butler knew… (@Nikyatu) November 7, 2018
This is fucking stupid. You’re a fucking stupid dude.
— Evan Handler (@EvanHandler) November 7, 2018
Only if you’re a healthy straight white male. Sit down.
— � Meg Bee Ruining Thanksgiving Again (@onedankmom) November 7, 2018
This may be the most massively self-centered, unaware thing I've ever seen on Twitter. And you're competing with Donald Trump.
— Ichabod (@Toobigtomail) November 7, 2018
That sounds about white
— Sebastian Peitsch (@SPeitsch) November 7, 2018
There’s not much more I can add to the brilliance — and sheer obviousness — of these tweets. The election may not impact Walsh’s life, but it’s clear he has little compassion for or awareness of all the people whose health and safety really are on the ballot. You’d think the Bible would tell him something about caring for others, but I guess that’s just another book he hasn’t picked up.