Sunday, November 20, 2016

Down, But Not Out

I promised myself that I wouldn't continue this blog by responding to everything that occurred during the past election. But things have changed. I like many others was shocked by the outcome. I could not believe how utterly stupid, ignorant and racist my fellow Americans were! I should have known by the number of Trump signs I observed prominently displayed in the yards of numerous run down shacks dotting the rural areas as I traveled the area. I can't say that all of Trump's supporters were ignorant and uneducated, but most of them were. I have pointed out to a few people I know who voted for Trump that he and especially Pence wanted to repeal same sex marriages and women would be denied birth control. They either said they didn't know that or it wasn't true. How stupid can you be? These people actually voted for someone without learning what they stood for! When I told them that my marriage could be dissolved and I would lose many rights they looked dumbfounded! I told them they voted to take away my rights and I can't forgive them!

I don't want to go on and on about Trump and the morons who supported him. I have to dwell on the present. I have to deal with my fears and uncertainty about the legality of my marriage, my civil rights and my Medicare and Social Security. I am so happy that I live in New York State. The taxes may be a bit high but at least I don't have to worry about what my friends and colleagues in the glorious South have to worry about!  I not only worry about myself and my husband, but I also worry about my friends who are Black, Hispanics, immigrants,  Muslims, handicapped or just plain different. As a student of history I cannot help but see the similarities between now and the rise of Hitler in Germany. I have heard many Americans say time after time "how  did the German citizens stand by an allow Hitler to do what he did?".  Well he was elected and no one did a thing! Not even the opposition party! Now Trump has been elected and there's nothing we can do. The Republicans, who now run the Congress and the Senate are afraid of Trump and they haven't got the balls to stand up to him. Many people say that Trump will be inevitably impeached. How can that happen if the Republicans cower in fear in his presence? He has 4 years to bully Congress and the Senate and force his racist and hateful agenda on a once proud country! At this point in time I really don't feel the Democrats have the balls to stand up to him either. I'll just have to wait and see.

I am slowly coming out of my despair, but I am still fearful and deeply disappointed in and embarrassed by my country. Up until November 8, 2016 the world looked to the USA as a beacon of hope and tolerance, for our acceptance of those who are different. We were a place where anyone, regardless of faith and race could make a successful life for themselves, if they worked hard.  Our reverent and famed Statue of Liberty has been replaced by a white robed and hooded figure yielding a noose and a gun with the words "Make America Great Again"!

I originally started this blog to share my opinion and also to hopefully make money from it. Well I will never make enough money to buy myself a decent dinner, but the blog is paid for another year so I guess I will continue writing. The contents may not always be about politics as I will write about what I am feeling. I just feel that until Trump is defeated I have to have some platform to vent my feelings, or else I will go crazy. I am not giving up. I am going to continue to voice my opinion and fight for what I believe.  The only difference is that last month I could blog without a worry, but now I have to look over my shoulder to see if Trump or his minions are watching! I am sorry if someone reads this and wants to make comments. I don't allow them because I don't want to argue with stupid, as I have tried to do before. If anyone reads my blog I will feel happy and flattered. If no one does, at least I have vented and I feel better about myself.
To be continued. Hopefully.

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