Wednesday, 9 November 2016

How did this happen America? #imstillwithher

America, America, America.....

What can I say that hasn't already been said.

It's terrifying, shocking, disappointing, sad, upsetting......

The world in which Trump is president is scary.

Hate won. Anger won. Those who want to 'take back their country' (although i'm not sure who has it) won. The bigots, racist, sexist, homophones won. The biggest bully won. And not by a small margin. Trump got his message out loud and clear to the white, male voters who made all the difference.

The devastation is pouring out on Twitter, on Facebook, on the news - it's everywhere. It's worse that Brexit. It's way worse that Brexit. This isn't just a European tragedy this is a worldwide tragedy.

On a side note isn't United States a somewhat ironic name now right?! I mean if the #CalExit in 2019 is a real thing then what is the USA without California?!

And yet when Trump took the stand to give his acceptance speech was I the only one shocked to hear democratic it was?

He spent the first few lines praising Hillary. He spent the next few lines stating that 'Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people' (Sounds rather like 'stronger together!!!')
Then he went further.... 'It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be President for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country......It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people -- and serve the people it will.'

And he finished with 'No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.'

If you want to read the who speech it's here: Donald Trump victory speech

Who knows if the promises made in the speech meant anything. I challenge his and Pence's beliefs - I dream of a world of acceptance whomever you love, whatever religion you believe in and whatever the colour of your skin. Lets hope my dream is not too big and my challenge too great!

So can love still win? Can the changes and developments we have seen in recent years still move forwards?! I hope so. I hope that Pence idiot gets no where near gay marriage. I hope that the number of people who have seen the light and realised that a world where individuals can love whomever they want ONLY creates more love increases. I fear that I am naive when reading articles like this.

I hope that those in minority communities integrate further rather than isolating themselves. Whether Donald believes it or not the evidence is clear that immigrants are not bad people. In fact all as Americans are immigrants and they built a GREAT America I think history shows that America needs them.

As Michelle Obama said we have to go high when they go low. America is at a real low so hopefully those who don't share Donald's opinion can take the high road and focus on making a difference locally. The time will have to come when love, kindness and acceptance trumps hate again. It just has to.

If anything hasn't this campaign shown that ANYONE can become president? That it doesn't take a lifetime of dedication, that if you have a few solid ideas that appeal to the masses you are good (a few million $$$$'s would also be beneficial). It's a scary thought but if an idiot can be elected then surely that opens the door for someone with commonsense and decency to sweep in when 2020 rolls around.

Our condolences America. May Trump's version of progress be slow (Brexit style) and may the greater good trump this evil.

And if all else is failing today and you are need of a smile these are my favs from today.....

1 comment:

  1. Hi friends! It's Kristin here coming out of the blogging shadows and trying my best to be a better follower of my favorite blogs! I just had to comment on this post because you wrote everything I've been feeling. This election has forever changed the way I view America and that alone leaves me brokenhearted. I hate that I allowed myself to believe that the majority of us were not racist and that things like acceptance and love ruled the land. This election has brought out the ugly true nature of my country and I just can't get passed that. Still not sleeping. Still in shock. I'm not sure when either of these will change for me. :(


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