Deborah is able to put into words how I have been feeling, and offers quotes from HRC’s concession speech, which I have not been able to watch. Thank you, Deborah.
From Paradise Lost
I woke this morning feeling as if I had been tossed from the real world into an alternate universe–where Trump had become president. I kept grasping for something that would allow me to return to that safer and saner world where Hillary had won.
How could a man who had said such vile things about women and immigrants, who had mocked the disabled, insulted POW war heroes, bashed Gold Star families, and belittled worthy adversaries become the leader of our nation and the free world?
How could the most qualified person ever to seek the presidential office, who had worked her whole life to help children, oppressed women, and working families, who would in turn break a long-standing ceiling to become the first woman to hold the highest office in our land–how could she lose to him?
I felt sure there must be another reality in which…
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He just did what Hitler did. He made those that were hanging on by their fingernails think he was going to save them. And he really promised nothing. He is a master of illusion and many in my family who are dissatisfied with the statice quo, voted for him. I am heartbroken and terrified in a way I never have been. We left Germany, I don’t want to see that here.
Oh Marlene, your words could be mine. Thank you for expressing them. I just posted (rather than reblogging) my thoughts. Just devastating
We have to keep vibrating in love and kindness and not fear. It’s taken me a week to get back there but I will not live in fear. We can rise above this.
As I understand it, a lot of people didn’t and never exercise their democratic right to vote. Here in Australia, voting is compulsory. I would like to think that ensures a fairer sampling of the community voice and sentiment.
Americans are pitiful when it comes to voting. Compulsory makes so much sense to me.