Ott
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Are the results of the election going to impact your decisions to tour in the US?


Ott responded on 11/20/2016
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No, but they might influence my decision to hang around afterwards or not.

There's nothing I can add that hasn't already been said a million times, but I am genuinely worried about how things are going to pan out, both in the US and in Europe.

I see a lot of rich old white men spouting simplistic right-wing slogans and divisive xenophobic rhetoric, making promises they know are bullshit and getting away with it because Breitbart.

They're sanitising fascists by calling them the "alt-right" and pretending it's all about 'elites', but then putting their faith in an alleged tax-avoiding billionaire sexual predator who was born rich and then inherited $300 million from his dad. The cognitive dissonance is overwhelming.

I suspect my travels in the USA won't be much affected because I'm protected by an invisible bubble of white privilege, but for many people, through no fault of their own, life is going to get a bit more anxious from now on.

As ever, time will tell

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