It’s been two days and I still … well … I’d be lying if I say I can’t actually believe it, I don’t have the greatest opinion of the American populous with regards to sanity and intellect (sorry, but well, George Bush Jr was president for eight years and people actually voted for him; and let’s not get started on Nathan Deal‘s reelection to Georgia’s governorship in 2014) … but idiomatically speaking I can’t actually believe that Donald J Trump is president-elect of The United State of America.
I’ve never been so glad I live in New England; Massachusetts specifically. I can’t imagine the terror that so many others in this country must feel right now. Or more to the point I can’t imagine how they’re managing given the horror I feel and I’m relatively safe.
I can’t express how terrifying it is to know that a Republican lead congress is going to have that as their president and Mike Pence of Indiana for the vice presidency. We just took a giant step back to the 1950s. 60+ years of progress are, largely, out the window. If you’re not a heteronormative cisgender white male nor able to pass, you’re pretty frankly and thoroughly fucked. heteronormative cisgender white women are slightly less bad off, especially if they’re both pretty and a decent housewife, but everyone else in this country are utterly fucked.
You say it can’t be that bad, he still has to contend with the constitution and blah, blah, blah.
- he gets to fill the missing slot on the supreme court
- who’s getting to make the laws next year, and who’s holding the pen to sign them?
- who’s going to be pulling the Department of Justice’s strings when hateful mobs are emboldened by his rhetoric and stances?
Yesterday I felt a level of depression I haven’t in ages. It left me, for a large part of the day, feeling physically ill – like sick to my stomach. Today I’m either in a better place, thankfully and slightly mysteriously, or I’m too emotionally exhausted and slipped into a sort of … neutrality … to recharge; I’m not actually sure which.
This planet is in too precarious a position with regards to the climate and pollution to survive four years with this setup selecting who’s running the EPA and deciding things like energy bills.
The economy isn’t ready for this.
We’re not touching what America calls a health care system – unfortunately congress and Trump are going to molest the hell out of it.
NOW I regret deleting my Twitter … though it hasn’t actually disappeared, I may log in. I’ve a few choice quips to throw out there.
I mean, don’t come in with any more “protecting the women and children” crap when trying to ban transgender people from using the correct bathroom when we have a president-elect with how many rape accusations, who boasted about committing sexual assault, and who is going to trial soon for child rape.
No. If I can I think I will leave the country. I don’t think I’d be able to though; doubt I could talk any country into seeing a transgender lesbian in Trump’s USA as a refugee seeking asylum, at least not until after he’s rounding up people to wear little pink triangles …
If you follow me and you voted for him … why? how? What could he possibly have offered that was worth sacrificing the safety and rights of your neighbours, friends, and family? Of the safety and rights, even simple human dignity of countless millions of this country’s people? If you can answer that, with a straight face, and sincerely … please do. Otherwise, please fucking piss off and go to Hell.
Yeah, normally I’m rather more inclined to be well spoken, polite, maybe a bit more … sweet? I can’t. I’m terrified, I’m depressed, I’m disgusted, I’m mortified, I’m not going to go find a thesaurus to continue this paragraph and I can’t think clearly enough to keep it going right now.
The world, and this country both need a lot of prayers … and a lot of outright protest, petitioning possibly open rebellion; you know, action, because the gods help us (please!) but I’m disinclined to reckon they’re going to do much good since they didn’t do anything to stop this in the first place.
- Clinton says Trump would be Putin’s ‘puppet’ (rappler.com)
- Protests at schools around the US are cropping up after Donald Trump is elected president (businessinsider.com)
- The Most Priceless Reactions to Trump Win From a Media Who Said He Didn’t Stand a Chance (ijr.com)
- Indian university withdraws from plan to buy 2 US campuses (foxnews.com)
- ‘Just in case he wins’: Royal Jordanian airlines wants you to buy tickets to the US ‘while you’re still allowed to’ (businessinsider.com)