Christmas With the Devil
Dear Good Somm Bad Somm,
I am Mexican. I am also a wine lover. My fiancé is white and her father voted for Donald Trump. I have to spend the Holidays with them every year and although he is always "nice" to me, I think he is a white supremacist.
BUT he's got great wine in his cellar and he likes to open big bottles around this time of year: Top Growth Bordeaux from legendary vintages and the like.
Is it OK to drink with him even if we are politically opposed? Or should I stay home this Christmas?
Yes Way or No Way José?
Dear Yes Way or No Way José?,
If you're still traumatized by the election, it may not be worth the anguish this year. The Holidays are a time for family, friends, and tradition. Above all things, the holidays should be a time of joy and reflection. And if being with your father-in-law makes you uncomfortable, I suggest staying home.
I'm sure you have some of your own wine you can enjoy. It may not be as opulent and prestigious as your father-in-law's collection, but at least you will have peace of mind.
Dear Yes Way or No Way José,
Don't be so quick to judge, amigo! Just because your father-in-law voted for a candidate who supports a White Nationalist Agenda, doesn't mean he is a white supremacist.
And just because your father-in-law voted for a candidate who wants to build a wall between the US and Mexico, that doesn't mean he hates Mexicans.
And just because your father-in-law voted for a candidate who wants to re-accelerate a nuclear arms race, doesn't mean he's a warmonger.
And just because your father-in-law voted for a candidate who refutes all intelligent scientific study that say the earth is overheating due to human activity in the form of carbon emissions, doesn't me your father-in-law wants to kill all the polar bears and flood the earth or is a genocidal maniac.
And just because your father-in-law voted for a candidate who grabs a girl by the pussy, doesn't mean your father-in-law has no respect for women or treats them like raw meat.
And just because your father-in-law voted for a candidate who appointed a bunch of billionaire oil and big banking tycoons to major cabinet positions doesn't mean your father-in-law supports the so-called Illuminati, a mythical organization rumored to be in league with Satanic forces, hell bent on enslaving the masses and destroying the earth.
Your father-in-law may just be one of the millions of people who want to Make America Great Again...
So, Guess what hombre? You're gonna drink Top Growth Bordeaux from Legendary Vintages this Christmas.
And your Nazi-Father-in-Law is gonna pay for it.