Friday, November 11, 2016

Well, that bullsh*t happened.

I know I live in a liberal area of the US, but I didn't realize it was so liberal as to be an anomaly. Colorado went for Hillary Clinton--not by much, but by enough--but almost all of our neighbors didn't. The big swing states didn't.

I don't know what it says about me, that I am so surprised at how many people could support a person like Donald Trump, who exemplifies so much of what I despise. It's certainly motivational with regards to standing up for what I believe in. I'm still hopeful about the future, though. A Trump presidency won't be an easy presidency for him, no matter what the makeup of Congress is. He doesn't have a mandate in this country, and his coalition is as fractured as ever.

My father, a veteran, voted for Hillary. My mother, a southerner, voted for Hillary. My brother, who works in oil and gas, voted for Hillary. My sister, a doctor, voted for Hillary. I voted for her. And none of us are going to turn tail and cozy up to our new president-elect just because people are wagging their fingers at us and saying "Unity!" in the face of the dirtiest, most racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-POC and anti-Muslim election in modern American history.

We're not done working. We're not done fighting. We'll never be done striving for what we believe in.

/end rant

If any veterans are reading this, thank you for your service to our country. I respect you greatly.


  1. *applauds from one of the few counties in Florida that went blue* The fight for equality continues. You're certainly not alone. I'm waiting to see if there will be a huge upset in the Electoral College electors. If they break ranks and deem Trump unfit, there's a small, far-off chance they could still elect Hillary, siding with the popular vote rather than the all-or-nothing "projections" that we all see on election night. It wouldn't be the first crazy thing to happen this election cycle, that's for sure.

  2. Even I didn't see that coming, and I'm nowhere close to the U.S.. I did learn a few things from just watching the events unfold, though. Feeling stronger than your opponents or denying them a voice doesn't make them go away, it just silences them. And when they act, whew, then bad things, unforeseen things happen!
    As far as I can see, Trump is already turning around, which is exactly what he promised not to do, but still somehow a good thing for the rest of the world. It's easy to lose perspective when you're smack dab in the middle of the verbal brawl, but I don't think most people voted for him "because" he is a pussy-grabbing (pardon) misogynist. They voted for him because the other choice was "more of the same old, same old". This is where we (as in we liberals) can learn something. Should learn something, because we surely don't want that to happen again, or anywhere else.