Professor Kotsko detailed his beliefs in an article titled, "How will we know it’s over?"
Kotsko continues, "Why do we need to turn away refugees? The official reason is that they may pose a threat, but surely the real reason is that they are not our problem, so they can go fuck themselves."
President Trump's proposed wall between Mexico and the United States is based on similar logic, he writes, stating, "why do we need to build a wall to keep out the Mexicans? Supposedly they’re stealing our jobs, leeching off our public services, and committing crimes. But come on: the real reason is that we don’t owe them anything and they can go fuck themselves."
"Any idiot," Kotsko argues, knows that these ideas "will thwart human potential at best and kill people at worst." But Trump supporters, he adds, "will follow him to their death if he lets them hurt the people they hate along the way. The amount of pent up resentment and ugliness he has brought out into the open has already been more corrosive to our frayed social fabric than we can fully grasp."
The professor then says he hopes President Trump's supporters "don’t start publicly saying that the poor, elderly, and disabled should just die if they can’t fend for themselves."
If they do, he warns, this "is no longer a society. It’s a death camp waiting to happen."