Right, Left, Doesn’t Matter – Trump Sucks.

I’ve been struggling a great deal since November 8th. I’m more emotional in a way I did not know I would be because no one could have predicted such an American failure. Nate Silver himself could not foresee a definitive outcome as he has carefully calculated in the past, although there were warnings. He warned us, Michael Moore warned us and now I still sit here, still in complete and utter disbelief, as if this were truly an alternate reality. I say this because in the bottom of my heart, in the pit of my stomach, burning at the core of my being, no matter who you sided with during the election, I sincerely believe that Hillary Clinton deserves to be president in her life time. Even though her fight is over, I still believe she deserved it so much more than most men in our history. I felt like this was it, despite any criticism. I felt like I think a lot of people did before election day. I was so incredibly certain of her victory and in some ways I was not wrong. However, I turn on my favorite podcast and I listen to such like-minded, vocal, intelligent feminist women speaking on behalf of this election season, giving their points of view and it almost makes me angry to hear these women speak as to DT’s failure to cease the White House with such certainty. They proclaimed his victory as unattainable because, like myself, they could not wrap their minds around a universe where the United States allowed this monster of a man to become the leader of the free world.

I cried so heavily on November 9th. I follow Pantsuit Nation on Facebook and all the posts I was reading really broke my heart. I did not feel so alone anymore. I felt how these people felt. Like we were robbed of something. I felt a heavy sense of hopelessness in my heart, as if I had just suffered a death in the family which might be my best comparison to the pain I felt on that awful day and still feel right now as I write to you. This election has provoked something within me, however. I have made a profound vow to myself that in light of what seems like an apocalyptic occurrence, to remain calm. I will remain hopeful, I will remain kind, but I will also EDUCATE myself in any way that I can, as I stated in my previous post. I want to make sure that if anyone in my life says absolutely anything about the election or politics that I have the ability to correct them if they are wrong and back it up because I made sure I knew exactly what I was talking about. It seems silly to express this publicly, however, I discover more and more every day so many things that I want to understand better so I’m able to provide insight when someone asks me a question. The crazies who feed into Fox, Alex Jones, and other propaganda are too far gone, I know. My goal is to help shape the minds of those who do not know anything about government and politics in attempt to help them realize that absolutely everything in your life is political. Politicians begin making decisions that affect our lives from the moment we are born and I feel as if I live in a society that is so sheltered from being able to understand that fully. This does not mean I am always going to be nice and I do not think it means you need to be either. I will stand up for injustice in any way that I need to. If the right can be assholes, then so can liberals. I will provide information politely but if someone is being a mindless ignorant racist bigot, that shit is getting shut down. Now, more than ever in my life, I want to be as involved as I possibly can be in making a difference. I will not tolerate unjust behavior and I will protest it no matter what that means.

I now feel an obligation to myself and to others. I will speak until my voice is exhausted. People who don’t know anything about politics are voting against their own interests and they have been for so long. Liberal is not a dirty word. Progressivism is not a dirty word. Socialism is not a dirty word (as Bernie has always tried to teach us). Welfare is not a dirty word and I don’t mean welfare like the program, I mean what it actually is intended to mean. Welfare is the HEALTH, the HAPPINESS, and the FORTUNES of a person or group. I will never stop standing up for the welfare of people, of human beings. I will PREACH the injustices of this administration and this undoubtedly unprecedented election. You will not shut me up. I will let everyone in eye view know and understand that their President-elect is a CRIMINAL. He is a LIAR. He is a FRAUD. He is a THIEF. He is a RACIST. He is a BIGOT. He is a MISOGYNIST. He is a SOCIOPATH. He is monumentally UNQUALIFIED. He is a SEXIST PIG. He has NO INSIGHT. He is IGNORANT. This is man who said he was smart because he avoided paying taxes. This is a man who publicly mocked a disabled reporter. Allowing this man to become president condones this kind of behavior and lets everyone else know that shit like that is okay. He is a toddler who tweets his insecurities. I will let everyone know, and I don’t care who has anything to say about it because we are right and they are wrong.

Donald Trump does not represent me

and he is not my fucking president.

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