To the editor: At the risk of giving any more publicity to a so-called movement that I fear may become yet another media Frankenstein, and with recognition that there are many reasons to be afraid right now, I must say how disgusted and frightened I am by this California secession talk. (“‘Calexit’ movement says Trump win helps their calls for California to secede,” Nov. 9)
I don’t see anything “liberal” about the possibility of a tech millionaire-approved abandonment of friends, family and fellow human beings in a United States whose electorate would become redder than it already is. I don’t see anything righteous, comforting or safe (emotionally or physically) in walking away.
Yes, let’s lead with progressive state-level policies. Yes, let’s channel our frustration into taking individual and collective responsibility in the upcoming fights for a United States we can stomach.
But let’s not give credence to a petulant notion. Let’s be a courageous California, not a cowardly one.
Frances Jones, Berkeley