For Ned Resnikoff, an editor at the liberal rag ThinkProgress, a plumbing issue in November created quite a crisis for him.This was shortly after the election and Resnikoff was still in quite the state from the election of President-elect Donald Trump. But now his plumber was making him uneasy.
From Free Beacon:“He was a perfectly nice guy and a consummate professional,” Resnikoff shared. “But he was also a middle-aged white man with a southern accent who seemed unperturbed by this week’s news.”Resnikoff said his fear was rooted in the chance that the plumber knew he was Jewish.
“While I had him in the apartment, I couldn’t stop thinking about whether he had voted for Trump, whether he knew my last name is Jewish, and how that knowledge might change the interaction we were having inside my own home,” he said. The “uncertainty” of the situation left Resnikoff “rattled for some time.”“I have no real reason to believe he was a Trump supporter or an anti-Semite, but in my uncertainty I couldn’t shake the sense of potential danger,” he wrote. “I was rattled for some time after he left.”Resnikoff said he did not generally have that sense of danger because he looks like a straight white male who can pass for gentile.
He thought he would never reclaim that ‘sense of security’ even after Trump stopped being President.How does one go through life like this?How does one create this hysterical unreality?Unfortunately for Mr. Resnikoff, he may continue to have some troubles if he holds onto this attitude.62 million other possible reasons for unease…