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Still in mourning

I can't even. I just can't even.

I know that there are many people in this country who feel angry, left behind, ignored, trampled on, betrayed by their representatives in government. I know that both parties have done a shit job addressing their very real concerns. I know that many of us are desperate for some kind of change, some kind of shift in government, a return to its proper nature of being by, for, and of the people. And I am so, so, so sorry that we as a country didn't have a better choice last Tuesday (*koff*Bernie*koff*).

But that so many people were willing to sacrifice dignity, courtesy, tolerance, civility, and common human decency in an effort to get that change... that, I cannot understand. And that racists and bigots have the apparent sanction of our president-elect is absolutely shameful.

If "making America great again" requires jettisoning the very things that underpin a civilized society, then I don't want that particular flavor of greatness.


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Nov. 14th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
It is depressive. I'm not a U.S.A citizen, but the election affects us all.Is there any remote possibility that the electoral college finds their conscience and vote for someone else? I'm not saying republicans vote Clinton, but another one?
Nov. 14th, 2016 12:30 am (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel, my dear.

Hugs for you and anyone that needs them.

Nov. 14th, 2016 12:36 am (UTC)
Nov. 14th, 2016 12:46 am (UTC)
Ohhhh yes, you have explained my thoughts about this whole mess.
Nov. 14th, 2016 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm with you. I have been physically scared -- heart pounding, trouble breathing -- since Tuesday night.

I was a Bernie supporter, but I also believe that Hillary would have been an outstanding president: qualified, experienced, capable, compassionate, intelligent, dedicated. Perfect? of course not. Did I have some problems with her? Of course (I have problems with Obama, too, and he's my hero). But a bad choice? I don't think she was at all.

Regardless. Doesn't matter now.

The entire country is well and thoroughly screwed, and this goes for the bulk of T's supporters, too. They just don't know it yet. Even if by some miracle we get out of this catastrophe with basic Constitutional rights intact and no war (and I by no means believe we will), I am heartbroken about what we will lose anyway: Planned Parenthood, probably Social Security, definitely our national parks, any chance of needed prison reform, labor unions, any chance of the slightest needed gun restriction, pollution controls. . .and of course, any chance to save the planet from climate change.

I am unable even to open a news source or look at social media. LJ is the only place I feel safe to look (I hope you'll excuse me if I don't click on any of your links).

The country has declared open war on POC, queer people, non-Christians, immigrants, and women, and half the people in this nation are either thrilled or are saying, well, I guess that's a reasonable price to pay (or more precisely, to force others to pay).

Words fail.
Nov. 16th, 2016 09:05 pm (UTC)
Watching from here I send my Canadian love your way. It's still a mix of emotions here too from shock to worry to concern but we must continue to love, not let hate win, work on true togetherness and not let the wrong ideas take control of this world we live in. I know as a political science major and a comedian I've addressed things in many ways and will continue to do so in my blogs in my words. I hold by them even if there will always be someone looking to simply twists words, troll and waste their time doing so, but we keep moving on. Take care.
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