Stephen King, Michael Chabon, Edmund White and some 400 other writers lent their names to an online letter taking Donald Trump--presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the living embodiment of the downfall of American culture--to task.
"An Open Letter to the American People" lays out some very reasonable reasons for opposing Donald Trump's candidacy:
Because we believe that knowledge, experience, flexibility, and historical awareness are indispensable in a leader;
Because neither wealth nor celebrity qualifies anyone to speak for the United States, to lead its military, to maintain its alliances, or to represent its people;
Because the rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression among his followers, shouts down opponents, intimidates dissenters, and denigrates women and minorities, demands, from each of us, an immediate and forceful response....
Of course, this is kind of preaching to the choir at this point since it has been determined time and time again that Trump's followers are swayed neither by reason, truth, or a general lack of knowing what the hell's going on. Still, it's a much more eloquent argument than my de facto, "I mean, you guys, he's just the fucking worst."
You can add your name to the petition here.