If anyone noticed (I’m sure you didn’t), I took a 24 hour hiatus from social media starting Wednesday afternoon until Thursday afternoon (granted, I haven’t been on WordPress in months). I just needed to process and the way I was doing so was not helpful or healthy. I needed to think on it, by myself for a little while. So I came back home from work Thursday ready to write. Of course my computer felt that that very moment was the best time in the world to do a massive update, and my tablet was in need of charging. So here I am today. Finally getting the words out.
I am pissed off. I am sad. I am disappointed in our culture. Half the county voted for a man who believes in “natural marriage,” thinks that because he is famous he can “grab her by the pussy,” wants to have a “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” plans to build a wall and (by some magic) have Mexico pay for it, mocks people with special needs, encourages violence against protesters, and is just generally a poor excuse for a human being. This man is going to be the face of our country. This reactionary man, who doesn’t think through his actions, is who is supposed to represent our culture to the other countries of the world?
Don’t tell me to stop blaming politicians. I don’t I blame you that voted for him. Sure, Hillary was a bad choice, but you know what? I don’t think any white man in America would have felt unsafe if she had been elected. I now feel the need to buy pepper spray, because it’s clearly okay to grab any woman by the pussy now: in fact it’s admirable. I am scared for my siblings safety and their ability to be the people they want to be. I fear for anyone that is not lilywhite because they might be mistaken for being the “wrong” race or the “wrong” religion and harassed and abused. I am afraid for the entire world that we are going to see nuclear war because someone looks at our president-elect funny at a conference who he see as different.
Don’t talk to me about checks and balances. That only works if there is somewhere a majority in the House, Senate, or Court that would fight him. This is actually a call to arms for the republicans who hold the House and Senate, and for whoever he elects to the Court. Keep your party away from this man. I don’t think we lost the White House to a republican. I think we lost it to a horrendous human being. Dear Real Republicans, fight back. Don’t let him do this to the people in your life. Don’t say yes to him just because “it’s good for the party.” It might be, for you, for now. But remember how the people in your life will be affected. Remember how history will remember you. Think how history will think of your political party. Do you want it remembered that way?
I for one, will not take this abuse of my culture, my rights, sitting down. I will spend the next four years working to negate the negativity and evilness that is spouted. I have signed up to volunteer at Planned Parenthood in the area (even though there is no current opening), I signed up via the volunteer NJ (the state I live in) website to put my name out there. I will be marching on Washington on January 21, 2017 with the Million Woman March. I will be wearing a safety pin out in public and every single day: I will be a safe space for anyone that feels harassed. I am done being nice and taking the high road when it comes to my friends who feel that I am not handling this correctly. Bite me. Unfollow me. Unfriend me. Hatred breeds hate, and yes, I hate Donald Trump. For years I have been against the sentiment of #notmypresident. For years, even when the president were not of my party, not of my beliefs I understood that yes this man was my president. However, Donald Trump is NOT MY PRESIDENT and I will not take this abuse sitting down.