I don’t really like to be political on the blog, but oh well. We’ve done it America, for better or worse. Or half of America did it. Half did not. Hate won this election. On both sides. Whether it was hate for Hillary, hate for Obamacare, hate for Trump, hate of a democrat nominating a supreme court justice, hate of immigrants, hate of gun control, hate of POC… the list goes on. And that is what bothers me more than Trump actually being president. This bed of hatred is now what we must lie in and I for one don’t want to.
The seedy underbelly of America was exposed and spilled itself into the rhetoric. This has now encouraged the worst of the worst to go ahead and spout what they want now. Even David Duke, white supremacist bag of garbage, said this:
This is one of the most exciting nights of my life -> make no mistake about it, our people have played a HUGE role in electing Trump
That should scare you. That should scare Trump as well. Let’s hope he has the guts to address the issue. The country is basically still split down the middle and healing from that may never take place. What kind of America do we have when some of our fellow Americans are now afraid to live here because of who they are?
The right says that now we know how they felt when Obama was elected, but no matter how much you dislike him or his policies, Obama is a decent human being. Back in the Bush/Gore election, I was terribly disappointed, but I didn’t think Bush was a bad human being. This time? Well, there is enough audio and video out there that speaks for itself.
I think Van Jones said it best:
And Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people he insulted, and offended, and brushed aside, yeah. When you say you want to take your country back, you got a lot of people who feel they’re not represented well either. But we don’t want to feel that someone has been elected by throwing away some of us to appeal more deeply to others.
But this is more than politics. This is about human beings. We as Americans need to prove that we are better than this. We are. We have to be. No matter who you voted for, call out hate on the carpet when you see it. Hate should not be a presidential platform. You need to be able to look everyone in the eye and say “We all are equal. You matter” I think we kind of said the opposite to half the country.
I truly hope Trump is not the man he seems to be. I truly, truly hope that. I so badly want this to be okay. Maybe he won’t revert to the form we saw on the campaign trail. Maybe he will make good changes. Am I optimistic? Nope. I can only try to make my corner of the world full of kindness and acceptance and equality. If everyone does the same, maybe there is hope.
Now, better get all my doctor appointments in before January before we lose our health insurance…