Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Shock

I know that many Americans are sick of politics as usual.  I know that many Americans are sick of politicians.  I know that many Americans are sick of the establishment.  I actually find myself mostly in agreement with these statements.  I know that many Americans longed for a different type of candidate.  One that wasn't a traditional politician.  One that bucked convention.  I get it, I really do.

But unfortunately the person who answered the call to be a different type of candidate was a raging dumpster fire of toxic sludge.  A man who I wouldn't even classify as a decent human being, let alone as having the disposition to be President of the United States of America.  Yet many Americans embraced him.  And now he's going to be our president.  

America spoke.  Loudly and convincingly.  We made this bed and now we have to lie in it too. 

I have never felt this much fear and despair for my country.  I hope beyond all hopes that this will bring us together, yet I fear it will divide us even more.  I am terrified of what this means for my country.  

Today I am thankful that I can't have children.  Today I am thankful that I don't have to find the words to explain how this happened to my children.  My heart hurts for those who do.

I am not a proud American today.  We can do better, America.  

13 comments:

  1. I was going to write a post called Shock too. Or maybe Stunned or Disbelief. What the hell?? This is insane. Open hatred has never been more legitimized in my lifetime. I am so sad.

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    1. No clue. I can't even wrap my mind around this.

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  2. It's a sad day. I'm also worried about what this will mean for America and the world. The hate, prejudice and totally backward thinking that Trump supporters think is fine will just get worse

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    1. Same. And we're already starting to see it.

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  3. Hurting so much today. This failure is massive and I truly fear what is to come with our entire system. The press has been quick to lay blame and point out the faults. My hope is that instead of letting these divide us further, instead we decide as a nation to listen to one another and start addressing these issues. To include all in the conversations, not omit as has been going on. In the meantime, I'm still trying to figure out how to explain all of this to the Beats.

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    1. My hope is the same as yours. As we start to see who he is appointing to his cabinet I get more uneasy.

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  4. The part that kills me is that they all want to say they voted trump to shake up the establishment yet 99% of the people running for re-election got to keep their seats. Some shake up.

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    1. Exactly. It's going to be an interesting few years to say the least.....

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  5. This was my worst fear, and it's here. I feel just an overwhelming dread that I hope is unnecessary because we have checks and balances to keep one person from gaining too much power. HOWEVER, that one person now has control of Congress through majority and will appoint Supreme Court Judges who have the opportunity to tear down so much progress. Unbelievably sad. I don't have to explain it to my own children who don't exist, but I did have to face a whole day of students, some of whom are victims of the fallacies that paint Hillary as the criminal and the crooked, horrible one...and some of whom are unbelievably scared that they aren't welcome here anymore. Such a sad, sad day.

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    1. My worst fear too. It was so hard to put on my brave face and go to work on Wednesday. How do I explain this when I can't even fully understand it myself?

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  6. I must say, it also made me a bit thankful that I don't have kids to bring up in this idiotic world. Everything really does seem to be going to sh*t lately; what the hell is going on?

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    1. I have no clue what in the hell is going on and everything has definitely gone to shit.

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  7. I haven't been on my blog or anyone else's much lately & I think post-election shock is the main reason why. :( It's going to be a LONG four years... :(

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