On, November 8th, I went to bed after a 6-hour drive, and started watching the election results on Huffington Post. I went to sleep, and woke up in a nightmare. I woke up in a world now relegating women, blacks, minorities, gays, lesbians, trans-people to the social status of second-class citizens. I woke up to a world that looked at the hateful things being done to people around the country and gave an enthusiastic thumbs up.
I woke up to a world filled with an electorate that has been fleeced of hard earned money on a consistent basis, the twist being that this same electorate also voted someone into office that will ensure that things will only get worse for them.
I woke up in a world where the idea that we should all be civil to each other, has been gleefully shot in the face at point blank range by smiling idiots backing a callow con artist.
I woke up in a world that had voted in part due to the delusion that guns were going to be taken, insurance premiums were going to skyrocket, a world wherer civil rights were being taken, that religion is under attack, and a way of life is under siege. Now, that delusional winter of discontent has been made glorious summer by this, “our” president-elect.
To those who genuinely thought this would happen with another Democratic administration, you haven’t seen anything yet. You are so incredibly fucked, you just haven’t realized it yet.
So, now we have the first President of the United States with no government experience, no prior military service, has bankrupted four different companies, is racist, xenophobic, misogynistic and who gets baited into retaliation as easily as putting a box of donuts in front of a dieter. I don’t often indulge in confusion, but…
What. The. Hell…
Well, first of all, I don’t recognize that Donald Trump won. The popular vote has Hillary at 59,236.903 votes and Trump with 59,085,787 votes. To quote George Takei, “The people elected Hillary, the system elected Trump.” This isn’t sour grapes, this is simply reason.
Second, I know this is entirely screwed up, but to me, this is the first step to the abyss. Half of the country has willingly neglected to take into account the proof refuting the lies and bullshit of this election, half of the country has succumbed to one massive nationwide delusion.
We now have a presidential administration that is aligned ideologically with Russia. We now have a horrible businessman who has bankrupted companies, defrauded creditors and discriminated in business dealings, in charge of our national economy. We now have a reactionary moron in charge of our nuclear arsenal and our armed forces. The bully pulpit is now in control.
This is a shit-show of epic proportions and if any of you think this is going to end well, you haven’t been paying attention. With the denial of climate change, the de facto change in civil rights (take a look at the hate crime the DAY AFTER), and a megalomaniacal demagogue’s finger on the trigger come January, this could spell the end of this cute little experiment in Democracy.
Someone ended up saying (I believe it was Ricky Gervais) that we should be kind to those who voted him into office, because these are the people who will be hurt the most by Trump’s destructive policies. I can’t be the bigger man and allow this to go by unchallenged. I can’t respect people who say, with their vote, that my daughter is a possession. I can’t respect people who have said, with their vote, that gay people should have to live in fear. I can’t respect people who have said, with their vote, that violence and hatred is the way to solve their problems.
I have always believed that this species is determined to self-destruct and kill itself. I hope I’m wrong about this last point, but it appears to me, that the only thing that was made clear when I awoke to the nightmare of a post-Obama United States, is that those who voted for Trump have finally signed the death certificate for humanity.
Call it over-reaction if you like. But, you thought things in this country were bad during THIS administration? Wait until the administration with hate on the brain finally holds the reins of power.
You haven’t seen anything yet.
Drink it up right-wing America, your life is about to get mighty complicated, and you only have yourself to blame.
Reality is you’re crashing the plane we all travel in. The only thing you’re not realizing, is that I’ll be laughing the entire way down and none of you will get the joke until you reach the ground.
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