Tuesday November 8, 2016 is by far one of the worst days in American History. I know that statement holds a lot of weight but these feelings of disappointment that I am trying my best to sift through are extremely heavy! The question that continues to ring loudly in my head is... WTF America.... What in the ENTIRE F#<+ America?!?
How? How in the world did we manage to elect Donald Trump as our next president.... a bigoted, racist, misogynistic, homophobic reality star...that spews hatred towards Black people, Mexican people, the LGBTQ community, and women?
I've been reevaluating a lot: the division separating our country, what will happen next, and my safety are on the forefront of my thoughts. Perhaps one of the mostly heartbreaking aspects about this scenario, are the relationships that I'm loosing. I know it may sound silly to some, but social media is largely responsible. Social media has revealed A LOT about people! I'm realizing that I don't know a lot of the people that I thought I knew, and I can no longer respect some people that I formerly respected. After reading comments like; "Get over it", "This is My America" and "That's how we felt with Obama in office" from so-called friends... I'm at a loss for words! After reading these comments, I was left asking myself questions like; Did you ever really like me? Are you really my friend.... Have you ever been my friend? The answer I'm left with for all of these questions is NO! No, Nope, Not at all... How could they be?
Let's say there's a man named Tom. Tom is an asshole. Tom know he's an asshole, everyone who knows Tom knows he's an asshole. Tom thrives off of being an asshole, but some people find Tom's asshole antics amusing. Let's say now that Tom is on a tv show... a tv show that requires a voting system for a cash prize, and a prominent position. Tom is an underdog thatgoes against the grain, and everything that this reality show normally represents. Tom is new to the world that this reality show brings and is in unfamiliar territory. He has very little experience, and has no idea what he's doing. Now let's say Tom starts feeling himself. Tom, week after week, is gaining popularity...and is gaining support from the masses. Now let's say Tom wants to up the ante, so he takes his asshole behavior up a notch. Let's say Tom starts spouting things like "Let's block the phone lines for all the people that didn't watch the show from the first season so they can't vote". Tom also thinks that anyone that doesn't aesthetically appeal to him in both color and gender should have their rights stripped away. Tom spouts hate, Tom incites confusion and violence. Tom encourages others to participate in perpetuating hate. If people still vote for Tom despite his deplorable behavior... what does that say about the people that vote for Tom? It says that they support Tom's deplorable behavior and they support hate. Are y'all forgetting American history? Or is this a major case of selective amnesia? I think it's the latter. Racism is here America, and for all the people that thought it wasn't as prevalent as it is, you woke up on Wednesday, the day after the election knowing without a doubt that you were wrong! Not only has racism NOT gone anywhere, but now because of Donald Trump's platform, folks are coming out in droves because they feel justified and supported in their hate by the person now in charge of running our country. That is devastating!
For anybody out there still swimming up denial creek, have you seen the Trump Day 1 hashtag online? It's beyond disturbing!
Middle School students were filmed shouting "Build the Wall" in the cafeteria in Michigan. There was a swastikas painted on a store front in South Philadelphia. There was woman in Philadelphia that had "Trump Black Bitch" spray painted on her car in South Philadelphia. There are countless Muslim women who were threatened and physically assaulted... This is Trump's America. My mom said to me "I never thought you would have to deal with what I had to deal with... I wish I could have given you a better world." That broke my heart! The only thing this election has done well is expose the people we hoped didn't exist in the numbers that we now know without a doubt do in fact exist! All the racists and homophobes, those who are intolerant of any religion other than Christianity all while doing the bidding of Satan, those who claim sole ownership of this country at the expense of black and brown people, a country that was stolen from it's natives... those people are here in record numbers and they voted for Donald Trump...
I get it (to a degree). There was a hope that a vote for Trump was a vote against politicians... A vote for anti-establishment, a vote for a non-main streamer, a vote against the grain. But the TRUTH is... despite your ethnicity, sex, class, or religious affiliation, if you voted for Donald Trump your vote supported hatred, bigotry, racism, sexism, and religious intolerance.
I honestly don't even know what else to say... That's it for me guys... Love and light xoxo