Preface: I’m keenly aware that as someone who has no voting rights in the USA, my words carry little weight, however, I’m also raising children (most notably, a daughter) in this environment, so I’m exercising my voice on behalf of my children who will one day have the ability to shape the world in which they live.
I’ve very much come to terms with the fact that Trump will be the next President. It’s done and I accept that.
What is much harder to come to terms with is the fact that people think this town jester who:
- mocks the disabled,
- lusts after and assaults women like an immature and dangerous college student,
- considers “religion” to be an appropriate factor in determining one’s suitability for entering the country,
- perpetuated the longstanding lie that Obama was born in Kenya
- adjusts his limp backbone based on the response he gets from the people,
- claims business acumen when his wealth would be double what it is today if he’d have retired in 1982 and invested in the S&P500,
- derides people based on their looks despite looking like an orange-tinted, wig-adorned, plump corpse himself,
- etc., etc. ad nauseam
is someone that a (near) majority of the people consider to be fit to serve in the highest office in the USA. It’s an absolute mockery.
Even if he turns out to be the greatest President of all time, the manner in which he got the job, by preying on people’s fears and turning subsets of people against one another mean he’ll never get my approval.
And perhaps the biggest joke of all is his call for unity after 6-8 years of railroading, insubordination and dereliction of duty by those elected to serve the people who have done anything but.
I’m more concerned by the attitudes of the people than the man they elected. He’s just spoon feeding them the racist, xenophobic, sexist, vulgar fodder they crave, but these are the people that my children will grow up in the company of and under the direction of. That’s perhaps the thing I’m saddest about. Hoping for the best; expecting far less.
Looking for a little perspective? Try Wait But Why’s thoughts on Trump’s election.