Stop telling me to stop freaking out. Stop telling me it’s just another election and life will go on as usual. Maybe for most elections that is true, but not this time.
This person wasn’t elected for any financial ideologies or brilliant national security plans. Almost every endeavor he’s tried has failed and simply stating that he’s going to get rid of ISIS doesn’t make them magically disappear.
He was elected because he told people their irrational fear of the ‘other’ is valid and that he’s going to do everything he can to get rid of and/or suppress the shit out of the ‘other.’
He was elected because his hate and ignorance mirrored the hate and ignorance of so many people in this country.
If he does as he’s promised he’s going to try his best to ruin this Republic. The USA is NOT supposed to be a Democracy where majority rules – we are supposed to be a Republic where Majority rules as long as the rights of the Minority aren’t oppressed.
If you or any of your friends or family are non-white, non-straight and non-male, this election is going to affect them. He is going to appoint Supreme Court judges who could overthrow Gay Marriage, Abortion rights, the separation between church and state. The continued militarization of our police force will continue and be used to ignore and trample the rights of minorities. It’s supposed to be ‘Protect and Serve’ not ‘Suppress and Terrorize.’
If he does even part of what he’s promised this won’t be the land of the free and the home of the brave – it’s going to be land of the oppressed and home of the cowards who can’t deal with anyone different than themselves.
I’m sick for what this means for so many people I love. Their marriages may be deemed null and void, they may be excluded from basic rights, they may be fired simply for how they feel about another human being. It’s not right.
If you are a friend or family member and you voted for Trump, I don’t hate you and I’m not going to stop talking to you. But I am so, so disappointed.